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Reds | Joey Votto ejected, bumps umpire

Wed, 06 May 2015 18:49:20 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto was ejected from the game Wednesday, May 7, against the Pittsburgh Pirates and he also made contact with the umpire.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain what kind of disciplinary action Votto will be facing, but he is likely to be fined and possibly suspended for making contact with an ump. That's generally a no-no. FantasyScore players will want to double-check to make sure Votto isn't suspended before plugging him into your lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Reds | Todd Frazier on homer binge

Wed, 06 May 2015 12:07:09 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier went deep Tuesday, May 5, and he has hit seven home runs in his last 12 games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. His 15 career homers against the Bucs are his most against any team.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard not to want to choose Frazier ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) for your FantasyScore rosters while he's hitting homers frequently. However, he hasn't done much else when he's not leaving the yard, and Pirates starter Gerrit Cole, his Wednesday matchup, isn't allowing many hits at all this year. It might be the day to avoid Frazier.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Adam Berry

Reds | Zack Cozart out again

Wed, 06 May 2015 11:18:28 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (wrist) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, May 6. SS Kris Negron is starting at shortstop again and hitting seventh in the batting order against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole.

Fantasy Tip: Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is going up against one of baseball's most dominant pitchers this year in Cole, so he should be avoided in all daily games.

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Reds | Zack Cozart bothered by wrist

Wed, 06 May 2015 07:10:40 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (wrist) is bothered by a sore left wrist that was hit by a pitch over the weekend, and his index finger is fine. "I thought it was good Sunday after the X-rays," Cozart said. "But when I woke up, it was tight. I don't think it's going to be a long-term thing. Once the inflammation gets out of there, I should fine."

Fantasy Tip: Cozart ($4,400, 8.8% of your cap) is a midrange shortstop on FantasyScore when he returns.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Devin Mesoraco may be limited all year

Wed, 06 May 2015 07:05:12 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) could be reduced to pinch-hitting and serving as the designated hitter in the team's 10 interleague road games the rest of the season. Manager Bryan Price ruled out Mesoraco trying another position until he's able to catch. Mesoraco can run and hit, but internal rotation of his leg causes pain. "That's when it pinches, which is basically my catching position," Mesoraco said. "We're trying to eliminate as much pain and discomfort as we can."

Fantasy Tip: Mesy ($3,400, 6.8% of your cap) could be the DH this weekend against the Chicago White Sox, which will give his owners some reprieve. However, everything is sounding pretty grim as far as his prospects in the near term. Tucker Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2%) has jacked a couple homers but really isn't an option on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Mike Leake strong against Bucs

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:50:44 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake is scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, May 6. He is 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA over his past nine outings against the Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Normally Leake ($4,700; 9.4% of cap) would be a good play in FantasyScore, but he is up against Gerrit Cole ($8,700; 17.4% of cap) who won the National League Pitcher of the Month for April.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Reds | Todd Frazier leads NL in homers

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:50:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer was his National League-leading ninth of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Frazier ($5,500; 11.0% of cap) is a fantastic power source for FantasyScore players compared to others at the hot corner.

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Reds | Marlon Byrd starting to awaken

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:49:49 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBIs Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd ($2,700; 5.4% of cap) hit just .163 in the month of April with 25 strikeouts and just 13 hits, but he has turned it around lately with back-to-back multi-hit performances.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Reds | Devin Mesoraco likely to need surgery

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:07:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is likely to require surgery on his hip that would need a four-month recovery. However, he's trying to do all possible treatments in the meantime.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking increasingly likely that Mesoraco ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) might not do his fantasy owners any good in 2015 at all. If you haven't already, you'll need to find a capable catching replacement for Mesoraco in standard leagues. Brayan Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a low-end catching matchup play at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Mark Sheldon

Reds | Devin Mesoraco hasn't tested hip

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:15:16 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) has yet to test his injured hip by squatting, and he's still trying to avoid surgery, which would cost him four months of rehab. Mesoraco will see at-bats as the designated hitter when the team plays the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) last played Sunday, and it looks like he'll avoid the disabled list for now. But you should avoid him at FantasyScore for the foreseeable future or until he's back in the lineup on a regular basis and catching. Brayan Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a low-cost consideration against right-handed pitchers in the meantime.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Marlon Byrd hitting second

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:01:14 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Marlon Byrd is hitting second in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is getting a slot higher in the lineup with Zack Cozart out due to an injured finger. He may be worth a pickup due to his lower cost and getting more at-bats in the game.

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Reds | Zack Cozart not in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 05 May 2015 12:42:57 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (finger, wrist) is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. SS Kris Negron is in the lineup and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Cozart ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) from your lineup until he is 100 percent healthy. It may be just another game or two. Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) may be a way to save a bit of money and spend it other places, and he might be a good low-cost alternative.

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Reds | Joey Votto swinging more

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:46:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is taking 58.8% of pitches thrown at him and seeing 4.24 pitches per plate appearance, but he's also swinging at more than 70% of pitches inside the strike zone in 2015 for the first time since his MVP season in 2010, per FanGraphs. He's hitting .385 with a 1.154 OPS when he swings at the first pitch, which he's doing 4.8% more often than he did in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: The most important thing for Votto ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) appears to be that he's fully healthy after seeing his power sapped due to injuries in the last couple of years. He looks primed for a rebound season, and you should feel very comfortable rolling with him at FantasyScore right now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Anthony Castrovince

Reds | Johnny Cueto will become free agent

Mon, 04 May 2015 09:44:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto hasn't had contract extension talks with the team since opening day, and he will become a free agent after the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) has a 2.72 ERA and two wins in six starts this year despite allowing five earned runs in six innings to the Atlanta Braves yesterday. He'll continue to be a strong FantasyScore pitching option every five days

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Reds | Jason Marquis should make next start

Sun, 03 May 2015 14:18:27 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Jason Marquis (forearm) was fine Sunday, May 3, one day after taking a line drive off his right forearm. Manager Bryan Price said Marquis should make his next start.

Fantasy Tip: Marquis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has a high 5.22 ERA but is 3-1 in four decisions with nine walks and 28 strikeouts. He is a decent low-cost option depending on the pitching matchup.

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Amador Renny P
Anderson Drew OF
Aramboles Ricardo P
Astin Barrett P
Atilano Luis SP
Axelrod Dylan SP
Badenhop Burke RP
Bailey Homer SP
Barnhart Tucker C
Beale David SS
Belcher Jordan OF
Bell Trevor P
Bergman Sean P
Blandino Alex 3B
Boesch Brennan OF
Bohorquez Carlos P
Borsa B.J. P
Bourgeois Jason OF
Brock Till P
Bruce Jay OF
Bruksch Jeff P
Buchholz Alex 2B
Burchett Jeremy P
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Daniel SP
Chamblee Jim 3B
Chapman Aroldis RP
Chapman Travis 3B
Christensen McKay OF
Christiani Nick RP
Cingrani Tony SP
Cisco Drew P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clarke Mitchell P
Cleveland Clay 1B
Cochran Tom P
Colmenares Cesar OF
Conley Evan SS
Constante Jacob P
Contreras Carlos P
Conway Dan C
Correa Jonathan P
Costanzo Mike 3B
Cozart Zack SS
Crabbe Tim P
Crawford Jonathon P
Cruz Arian P
Cruz Enrique SS
Cueto Johnny SP
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan INF
De La Rosa Wilkin P
Delgado Jesus RP
Denham Dan P
Denove Chris C
DeSclafani Anthony SP
Devone Chris C
Diaz Jose P
Diaz Jumbo P
Dillard Johnny P
Dominguez Chris 3B
Duncan Shelley OF
Duran Juan OF
Durango Luis OF
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Frazier Todd 3B
Freeman Justin P
Frias Juan P
Garrett Amir P
Gelalich Jeff OF
Gentry Philip OF
Gilmartin Michael SS
Goetz Gregory P
Gonzalez Edgar G. RP
Gonzalez Rafael P
Good Andrew SP
Greene Brodie INF
Gregg Kevin RP
Gressick Anthony P
Griffin David P
Gruler Christopher SP
Guillon Ismael P
Gunter Kevin P
Gutierrez Jesse 1B
Gutierrez Tonys OF
Guzman Joel 1B
Hale Darrick INF
Hamilton Billy OF
Harris Willie OF
Hayes Drew P
Holmberg David SP
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
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Johnson Todd P
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Leake Mike SP
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Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael SP
Lutz Donald OF
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Marquis Jason SP
Marshall Sean RP
Marson Lou C
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Neal Thomas OF
Negron Kris OF
Oliveras Alexis OF
Parker Logan 1B
Parra Manny RP
Patch Curtis RP
Peacock Brian C
Pelland Tyler P
Pena Brayan C
Perales Daniel OF
Perez Rossmel C
Phillips Brandon 2B
Phillips P.J. 2B
Randall Scott P
Reckling Trevor SP
Reed Justin OF
Rhinehart Bill 1B
Rhoden Robert P
Robbins Jake P
Rodriguez Yorman OF
Rogers Chad P
Rose Brian P
Rowland-Smith Ryan SP
Sampson Keyvius SP
Sanchez Rafael 3B
Sanders Jared P
Sandoval Mayker 2B
Satin Josh 1B
Schumaker Skip 2B
Shackelford Kevin RP
Shearn Tom P
Silvestre Elvin P
Skipworth Kyle C
Smit Alexander P
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert P
Stevens Jeff P
Strait Cody OF
Suarez Eugenio SS
Szymanski B.J. OF
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Talamantez David P
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Travieso Nick P
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Votto Joey 1B
Walden Marcus RP
Waldrop Kyle OF
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Weems Richard C
White Chris P
Wideman Jordan C
Wilson Joseph P
Wilson Mike OF
Winker Jesse OF
Wright Ryan 2B
Yarbrough Brandon C
Zapp A.J. 1B

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