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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:18 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon deserves to break camp with a rotation spot, in the opinion of Fox Sports analyst Jon Morosi. Morosi noted service time can be manipulated easier for pitchers than position players, and Rondon could receive an extra service year with a "breather" All-Star break option to the minors or when SP Chris Sale (foot) returns from injury.
Fantasy Tip: Rodon is widely considered the rookie pitcher with the most fantasy upside this season, and the back end of the White Sox's rotation is extremely underwhelming. With Chicago looking to contend this season, their best five starters, which includes Rodon, should be in the rotation. The NC State standout was the third overall selection in the 2014 amateur draft and has 19 strikeouts through 12 1/3 innings this spring. He is an excellent late-round target in mixed leagues, especially if he cracks the rotation to begin the season. Otherwise, he is likely worth stashing.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:40:59 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP David Robertson has been dealing with some soreness this spring but felt good during his bullpen session Thursday, March 26. Manager Robin Ventura does not appear to be concerned about the soreness.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if what Robertson is dealing with his more serious than originally thought. If healthy, Robertson is likely one of the top 10 fantasy closers in the league and should be selected in the middle rounds of drafts.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:46:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Chris Sale injured, Samardzija ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) was the obvious candidate for the opening day start for the Pale Hose. Even at a hefty FantasyScore salary, Samardzija is a strong option for daily lineups against a Kansas City Royals team that struggled to score runs in 2014.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:08:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gillaspie's projected everyday at-bats and potential help in batting average -- .282 last season -- are his best fantasy assets. He added 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason which could help his power, though, and he is in his offensive prime at 27, too. Still, Gillaspie is nothing more than a late-round option in deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:23:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sale might end up missing just a single start, if any, and it is a plus that his injury is not related to his throwing arm. Barring any setbacks, continue to view Sale as a fantasy ace and worthy of selecting early in drafts. Check back for updates on the results of his session and game action.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:28:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Johnson could see plenty of competition at the keystone throughout the season from Carlos Sanchez, Emilio Bonifacio and Gordon Beckham, so the fact that he might start on opening day isn't saying much. He's strictly an AL-only target in deep formats there. Johnson hasn't had a single at-bat in the majors after hitting .294 with five home runs and 22 stolen bases between Class AA and AAA in 2014.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:52:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's great news for Sale, who may wind up missing only one start to begin the 2015 season. Unless he suffers a setback between now and opening day, Sale should remain a good investment in the early rounds as your fantasy baseball ace.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:40:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton's five-year extension will give him $850,000 in 2015, $2.75 million in 2016, $4 million in 2017, $6 million in 2018 and $8.4 million in 2019. The deal includes a $1.5 million buyout, and his options are worth $9.5 million and $10.5 million.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:35:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Eaton is a rising fantasy commodity with the White Sox worthy of considering in the middle rounds of drafts, mainly for his stolen base contributions. He was able to hit .300 in 123 games in 2014, too, so he can contribute elsewhere, too.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:24:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Anderson has a bright future, but that future isn't right now on the south side. Those in long-term keeper fantasy leagues will certainly want him rostered, however.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:24:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Where you go for fantasy value depends on who gets this job. Should Penny win the spot his fantasy value is minimal at best. If Rodon takes the job, however, he could keep it. At the very least, Rodon should be considered for a later-round pick if he wins the job.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:05:18 -0700
Chicago White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie added 15 pounds of muscle and altered his offseason workout schedule to combat the late-season slides he has experienced the past two years. He's a .305 hitter in April and May, a .261 hitter in June and July and a .223 hitter over August and September.
Fantasy Tip: Gillaspie is best left to the late rounds in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. He did finish last season with a helpful .282 batting average, though, and there is potential for him to improve his counting stats in 2015. At 27, he is in his offensive prime, too.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:04:03 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (foot) will not take the mound on opening day, as the team looks to play it safe with him after he fractured a bone in his right foot at the start of spring training. Sale was supposed to be out of action for three weeks after suffering the injury unloading his truck Feb. 27, and he could return to on-field activities around March 21. SPs Jeff Samardzija or Jose Quintana could take the ball in the season opener April 6 against the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox are looking at April 12 as Sale's potential season debut.
Fantasy Tip: Despite Sale's spring injury, he remains in fantasy ace territory, and he'll basically be missing just one start, unless he suffers a setback when he returns to action in spring training. You could see Sale's price drop a tad in upcoming drafts. If that's the case, make sure to pounce on his newfound value.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:15:33 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon worked two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut Friday, March 6, against the San Diego Padres. He struck out four batters and hit a batter. "You see the sharpness that he has on his slider," manager Robin Ventura said. "I think we're all excited about what he did.
Fantasy Tip: Rodon is getting a long look with Chris Sale (foot) sidelined, and he could very well break camp with the team and open in the back end of the Chicago rotation. He is a great option in long-term fantasy formats, but he could emerge as a useful AL-only and mixed league play if his hot spring continues.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:38:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija is coming off of an excellent season in which he tallied a 2.99 ERA pitching for the Cubs and A's. He's a starting pitcher who teeters on the fringe of being an SP2 and should be drafted in the middle rounds.
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