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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:21:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Thompson ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is 10-for-17 with two home runs and five RBI against southpaws to start his major league career. It is obviously an unsustainable pace, but given Thompson's salary, he is worth a long look at FantasyScore Thursday. LaRoche ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) stands to lose starts against lefties to the rookie going forward.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:54:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Flowers ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has really struggled down the stretch with a .205/.263/.273 slash line in the second half. He should be avoided everywhere but cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Soto ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) owns a .324/.410/.618 line over 39 plate appearances against lefties this season, and he checks out as a potential value play at FantasyScore Tuesday.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:50:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid LaRoche ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Tuesday. The veteran is struggling through an awful campaign and doesn't warrant a roster spot in the majority of seasonal leagues. Thompson ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is 9-for-19 to start his career, and he checks out as an upside source of cap relief for FantasyScore players Tuesday.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:01:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is only batting .151 during the month of August and should be avoided in FantasyScore until he shows signs of turning things around offensively.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:43:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Soto ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is batting .333 with a home run and two RBIs through 18 at-bats this month and should be considered by FantasyScore owners who need salary cap relief.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 04:52:09 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale gave up three runs and four hits while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the 12th time in 24 starts this season, and the 30th time in his career. Sale fanned 14 hitters in an 11-4 win over the Seattle Mariners Friday, Aug. 21.
Fantasy Tip: Sale ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) has 222 strikeouts, and needless to say you should be starting him every time he pitches. He shows no signs of slowing down from the tremendous pace he is on. Sale's 12-7 record is deceptive, as the White Sox have been lackluster in hitting in the games he has lost.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:58:26 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale, who will start against the Seattle Mariners Friday, Aug. 21, is 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA over his last two starts. He is coming off a performance against the Chicago Cubs where he struck out a career-high 15 batters over seven innings.
Fantasy Tip: In his career against the Mariners, Sale ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA. He should be started in FantasyScore every time he takes the mound.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:07:54 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana allowed two runs and eight hits over six innings, struck out three and walked two in an 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday, Aug. 20. It was the 15th consecutive start in which he gave up fewer than three walks.
Fantasy Tip: Quintana ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) has had some hard luck this season, with a 7-10 overall record, but the lack of walks suggests a pitcher who has decent command. Still, you may want to stay away at this price unless the matchup in FantasyScore is just too tempting to pass up.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:02:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche ($3,900, 7.6% of cap) knows he has been batting below his capabilities this season, even going so far as to tell the media he would have benched himself two months ago. Until he can prove this is not just one breakout game, it's best to keep him seated.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:02:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Soto ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) does have eight home runs on the season, which isn't bad for a backup catcher, and he's facing a young pitcher making just his third major league start this year. Soto is a low-end catching target on FantasyScore that could be appealing if you're looking for salary cap relief.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:25:38 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche continues to ride the bench as he boasts a .208 average and .336 slugging percentage on the season. "Just another little breather, a few days to regroup. Get in the cage, get a feel back and see what happens. I can't blame him at all. I don't have a great argument to go in his office and talk my way back into a lineup at the moment. I feel bad putting him in this situation," LaRoche said. LaRoche isn't blaming his season-long slump on his full-time move to designated hitter, and his swing mechanics have been fine. Manager Robin Ventura said LaRoche will play again, but he won't be the everyday option at DH.
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) slump has reached its breaking point for his owners, and now that he's losing playing time, too, it's hard to justify keeping him in deep mixed leagues. You'll obviously want to avoid him on FantasyScore, too, at least until he shows some signs of life at the plate.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:23:39 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 19. OF Avisail Garcia will serve as the designated hitter again, and OF J.B. Shuck starts in right field and is hitting fifth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver.
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has struggled all season long and now hasn't started in three straight games. While he still is intriguing in deeper leagues for his power, it's becoming harder and harder to justify hanging onto him. Shuck ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has some daily upside tonight as a sleeper play against the soft-tossing Weaver.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:52:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is in a little lull following a very hot stretch at the plate. It's a little concerning, but it's unlikely to last for too much longer. Plus, he has a nice matchup against Jered Weaver and the Angels tonight.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:18:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bonifacio is a versatile infielder/outfielder who is likely to be added by someone for depth, especially now that it won't cost a team much.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:02:19 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 18. OF Avisail Garcia is serving as the designated hitter, while OF J.B. Shuck is starting in right field and hitting fifth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards.
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) continues to lose playing time as he struggles at the plate. It's becoming harder to keep him on a roster in deep mixed leagues. Shuck ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has potential as a sleeper on FantasyScore, but he's facing a pitcher that has been much better at home in a pitcher-friendly environment tonight.
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