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Reds | CIN may retain Billy Hamilton as starter

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:51:11 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton will be the team's starting center fielder again in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is a threat when on the basepaths, but that's the problem. He needs to get on base, and Hamilton is not the best of hitters. He will have fantasy value because of that super speed, but you also need to beware his short leash.

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Reds | Joey Votto's streak snapped

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:57:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Oct. 3, snapping his streak of reaching base safely in 48 straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Although his streak ended, Votto ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) re-established himself as one of the top hitters in baseball in 2015. He should be an early round pick in seasonal leagues next year, and a first-round option if your league includes OPS as a category.

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Reds | Todd Frazier returns

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:30:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier (Achilles') returned to the lineup Thursday, Oct. 1, hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Frazier ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has had a rough second half with a .223-10-31 line. He's not a good FantasyScore option for the price against Jason Hammel today.

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Reds | Todd Frazier, Joey Votto absent Wednesday

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:46:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier and 1B Joey Votto are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. 2B Ivan De Jesus is starting at third base and hitting eighth, while 3B Adam Duvall is at first base and is batting sixth against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: Neither De Jesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) nor Duvall ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should attract your attention on FantasyScore as worthwhile gambles as deep sleepers tonight.

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Reds | Todd Frazier leaves game

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:54:54 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier (Achilles') left the game Tuesday, Sept. 29, against the Chicago Cubs due to a slight strain of his right Achilles' tendon. He suffered the injury attempting to make a sliding catch in foul territory.

Fantasy Tip: Frazier ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is an injury risk for FantasyScore players heading into Wednesday. Avoid him until he can play a full game without any lingering effects of the injury.

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Reds | Zack Cozart confident he'll be ready

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:07:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) is confident he'll be ready to go when spring training starts next year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee this season. He isn't yet allowed to make sharp cuts or quick turns but is doing agility drills, playing catching and doing a normal weight-lifting routine. Cozart will be fitted for a support brace before Thanksgiving.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart was having a career year at the plate before he went down with injury. The unfortunate part is that Eugenio Suarez came in and played even better offensively. It's hard to say how the shortstop position will shake out for Cincy in 2016, but one has to believe that it's Suarez's job to lose, meaning Cozart should be an afterthought in fantasy drafts next year unless something changes between now and then.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Dayton Daily News - Hal McCoy

Reds | Billy Hamilton won't give up switch hitting

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:01:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will not give up switch hitting but the team considered asking him to hit strictly right-handed, his natural side. Hamilton hit .220 lefty this year and .241 from the right side. He had surgery Tuesday, Sept. 29, to clean debris from his right shoulder, and he'll be in a sling for a couple weeks. He will begin offseason workouts in four to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's injury shouldn't affect his availability for the start of next year, and it doesn't affect his most prized asset -- his legs. Hamilton is easily the most gifted base stealer in the majors, and he'll probably continue to be slightly overvalued in fantasy drafts because he gives you a huge advantage over the competition in that one category.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Dayton Daily News - Hal McCoy

Reds | Brandon Phillips out of lineup

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:07:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 28. 2B Ivan De Jesus is starting at the keystone and is hitting second against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Scherzer, the Nats' ace, has struggled some in the second half of the season, De Jesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is a weaker daily option that should be avoided this afternoon.

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Reds | Joey Votto's on-base streak continues

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:38:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto has reached base at least once in 44 consecutive games, including the Sunday, Sept. 27, contest against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Votto ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has seen his average rise to .318 as the result of his success on base, so he is worth playing in FantasyScore as long as this keeps up.

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Reds | Keyvius Sampson on losing streak

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:36:18 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson lost his fifth straight start Sunday, Sept. 27, as he allowed five runs on nine hits in 2 2/3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Sampson ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) was largely nicked up by a patchwork Mets lineup with several starters getting a rest the day after clinching the National League East. That doesn't bode well for his success the rest of the way in 2015 and casts a shadow on whether he will be a 2016 rotation candidate.

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Reds | Eugenio Suarez out of lineup

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:36:00 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Eugenio Suarez is not in the starting lineup against the New York Mets SP Matt Harvey Saturday, Sept. 26. INF Ivan De Jesus will play shortstop and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: De Jesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is 4-for-12 with three RBIs over the past week and is batting .308 against the Mets this season. He should be considered a low-priced flier in FantasyScore.

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Reds | Homer Bailey rehab update

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:47:50 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (elbow) threw what he believes is his fourth or fifth bullpen session Friday, Sept. 25. Afterward, he said that it "feels like nothing happened." Bailey is expected to return to his normal offseason conditioning schedule by December.

Fantasy Tip: This is promising news for Bailey, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is expected to return sometime during the 2016 season. As a result, he should come at a deep discount in fantasy drafts next year.

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

Mets | Wilmer Flores out again vs. Reds

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:22:14 -0700

New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 25. SS Ruben Tejada is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Friday.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, it appears Tejada ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is the everyday starter at the 6 for the Mets. And while he has been playing well of late with a .390/.457/.537 slash line in September, Tejada owns a career .656 OPS and shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a fleeting fantasy contributor. Flores ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) isn't worth owning in the majority of seasonal leagues because of his inconsistent playing time.

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

Reds | Devin Mesoraco's rehab on schedule

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:49:16 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) anticipates being completely healthy by the time spring training rolls around. He has been performing agility drills and other exercises and said that his range of motion feels good. Mesoraco hasn't resumed squatting in the catcher's position and has been asked not to do so for a few more weeks, although he has been allowed to do half squats. He is expected to begin doing baseball activities such as hitting and throwing on Dec. 1.

Fantasy Tip: After being one of the top catchers selected in most fantasy baseball drafts, Mesoraco hit just .178 with two RBIs in 45 at-bats before shelved for the remainder of the season due to a left hip impingement. Assuming he returns to his 2014 form, seasonal owners could get him at a relative bargain in next season's drafts because of his injury history.

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

Reds | Ivan De Jesus batting second vs. Mets

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:15:35 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Ivan De Jesus is starting in left field and batting second against New York Mets SP Steven Matz Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: De Jesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) boasts a .271/.321/.458 slash line against left-handed pitchers over 53 plate appearances this season. Still, FantasyScore players shouldn't view him as anything more than a low-priced flier.

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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Adcock Nathan RP
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
Cabrera Daniel SP
Cabrera Ramon C
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
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan 2B
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
Duvall Adam 3B
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Finnegan Brandon SP
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
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
Holt Tyler OF
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
Iglesias Raisel SP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond P
Johnson Stephen P
Johnson Todd P
Jones Daryl OF
Jukich Ben P
Keppel Bobby RP
Kershner Jason P
Klimesh Ben P
Klinker Matt P
Kroski Chris C
LaMarre Ryan OF
Lamb John SP
Lasso Yoni 2B
LeCure Sam RP
Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael SP
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Marshall Sean RP
Marson Lou C
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mattheus Ryan RP
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Mella Keury P
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Moscot Jon SP
Neal Thomas OF
Negron Kris OF
Oliveras Alexis OF
Parker Logan 1B
Parra Manny RP
Patch Curtis RP
Paterson Joe 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 Cody P
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 Josh SP
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert SP
Stephenson Tyler C
Stevens Jeff P
Strait Cody OF
Suarez Eugenio SS
Szymanski B.J. OF
Tabor Lee P
Talamantez David P
Tanner Clayton SP
Texeira Kanekoa P
Travieso Nick P
Trepkowski Matt P
Tuttle Daniel P
Valenzuela Sergio P
Villarreal Pedro P
Vinyard Jeremy P
Votto Joey 1B
Walden Marcus RP
Waldrop Kyle OF
Wallach Chad C
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

Bavasi Bill TO
Bell Jay TO
Berry Mark TO
Browning Tom TO
DeShields Delino TO
Jenkins Mack TO
Jocketty Walt GM
Long Don TO
Ortegon Ronnie TO
Pico Jeff PC
Price Bryan MAN
Riggins Mark TO
Riggleman Jim TO
Speier Chris TO
Towers Kevin TO

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