Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:57:11 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is back in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Saturday, Aug. 1. He will bat cleanup and play right field. OF Marlon Byrd, who played right field Friday, July 31, will move back to left field and bat fifth.
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) is 8-for-22 (.364) with two home runs and 10 RBIs over the past week, making him worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups. He is 3-for-12 (.250) with a double and an RBI in his career against Cole.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:46:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suarez ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is batting .350 (7-for-20) against Pittsburgh this season and is 1-for-2 versus Cole in his career. His cap-friendly price and offensive production make him a useful player to have in FantasyScore lineups.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:23:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stephenson is the Reds' top pitching prospect and is a potential candidate to join the rotation at some point this season. However, he only has made five starts at the Class AAA level, so it is likely he'll require a little more minor league seasoning. He is an arm to watch, though, and a potential stash candidate in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:29:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jason Bourgeois ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) draws into the lineup in place of Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap), and Bourgeois will bat second against Pirates SP Jeff Locke ($5,600, 11.2% of cap). Bourgeois is a worthy low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Friday, especially at his cap hit. Stay tuned on the Bruce trade front.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:21:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chapman remains an elite fantasy closer wherever he's pitching. Owners in need of saves should immediately add J.J. Hoover, as he's the likely replacement in the ninth inning for the Reds if they do indeed trade Chapman.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:24:33 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman is being eyed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. The Yankees appear to be more involved with San Diego Padres RP Craig Kimbrel, though.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman is one of the most dominant closers in the game and is an elite fantasy fireman. That won't change if he's dealt to a new team. J.J. Hoover would be the likely replacement in the ninth for the Reds, so stash him now if you're looking for more saves.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:08:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Leake out of the Cincy rotation, another spot opens up. Is it possible the Reds will recall top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson to fill the spot? Dynasty and keeper league owners should already be all over Stephenson, and those in deep mixed leagues may want to follow suit.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:21:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has been on a tear of late, with 10 RBI in his last five games. Citi Field is among the best parks for hitters, but the lineup could negatively impact Bruce's fantasy worth.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:25:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Leake ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has been a bargain at FantasyScore lately, and if he is traded, staying in the NL with the Giants would likely allow him to maintain his current fantasy value.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:19:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has 10 RBI during the streak, but with his name being mentioned in trade rumors, he is a risky option at FantasyScore Friday with the trade deadline looming.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:54:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phillips ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) had just two RBI the entire month entering Thursday's game and none in his last 11 games. Needless to say, you can't expect him to duplicate this type of production, and he remains a below average play at FantasyScore.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:03:34 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (knee) is playing right field and batting first against Cincinnati Reds SP David Holmberg Thursday, July 30. Polanco was removed in the fourth inning of the game Wednesday, July 29, against the Minnesota Twins due to discomfort in his left knee.
Fantasy Tip: Polanco ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) might not be as speedy on the base paths due to the knee discomfort, so his FantasyScore value takes a hit Thursday, and he should be viewed as a high-risk, high-reward option for contests. Seasonal owners should be happy to see him right back in the lineup, though.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:59:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: You can do much better than Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) as your FantasyScore catcher tonight, unless you're desperate for some salary cap relief in order to fit studs at other positions.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:56:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De Jesus ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is in a good lineup position to capitalize in daily games, but he remains a low-end second base option against the savvy vet Burnett.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:52:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) was surprisingly effective for FantasyScore players, but looking at his splits he is usually better on the road than at Great American Ball Park. He is 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA in 11 road outings, while he is 2-5 with a 5.69 ERA in nine home starts.
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