Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 25 May 2016 22:40:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This was Straily's eighth start of 2016, and he has yet to allow more than three runs in a game. For the month of May, Straily is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 30 K's in 30 1/3 innings pitched. He's worth adding in most formats.
Wed, 25 May 2016 22:19:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot (shoulder) is scheduled to make another rehab start on Thursday, May 25, for Class AAA Louisville. Moscot was hit hard in his last outing, which likely postponed his activation from the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Moscot's three starts in 2016 weren't very impressive, particularly having more walks (nine) than strikeouts (six), but the team should give him another chance to stake a claim to a rotation spot. Those outside of deep NL-only leagues can safely ignore Moscot for the time being.
Wed, 25 May 2016 22:07:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) made a rehab start on Wednesday, May 25, for Class AAA Louisville. In three innings of work, DeSclafani allowed three runs on three hits. He registered a pair of strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani is expected to return by mid-June, and he should immediately bolster a starting rotation that ranks 25th in the majors in ERA (4.79). The right-hander isn't a star, but he did rack up 151 K's last year -- his first full season in the majors. He's worth stashing in NL-only and deep mixed formats.
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:04:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Daniel Wright made his major-league debut on Tuesday, May 24, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright allowed seven hits and four runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: Wright, who was promoted to fill the spot of injured Tim Adleman (oblique), did a decent job considering he was pitching relief for Class AA Pensacola to open the season. Still, he's a stopgap for one of the worst teams in the league, which gives him no measurable fantasy value.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:42:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton continues to struggle to find ways on base to utilize his speed (eight stolen bases). He's hitting .254 in May and has only four steals. The move down the order limits his opportunities to run, making him an even weaker daily pick tonight. Votto is struggling himself at the dish, but hopefully for his owners a move to the two-hole can get him going.
Mon, 23 May 2016 23:13:39 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan tossed a career-high eight innings and allowed a run on five hits and four walks while fanning two in his complete-game loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 23.
Fantasy Tip: Finnegan has potential, but he rarely goes deep into games because of inefficiency. He's 1-3 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. His K/9 is down to 6.35 after nearly fanning a batter per inning last season. He's an NL-only target for now.
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:51:23 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 23. 3B Jordan Pacheco is in his place at third base and batting seventh opposite Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.
Fantasy Tip: Suarez rarely gets a day off, making it all the more confusing that he'd be rested on this night of all, considering his success against left-handed pitching this year (.333 with four home runs in 42 at-bats). The Reds could really use that against the best southpaw in the game. In any event, Pacheco gets a rare start, but shouldn't even be considered for daily formats.
Sun, 22 May 2016 13:47:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Duvall has already set career highs with his eight home runs and 17 RBI in his first year of full-time duty, and is still available in a ton of leagues. Duvall should maintain a decent average - he's batting .264 at the moment - and has no immediate threat to his job, making him a fine option to round out a fantasy lineup that needs to add a little more power.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:44:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bruce is hitting .323 against left-handed pitchers this season but only one of his eight home runs is against lefties. Bruce should still be a decent starter in some leagues, but owners should not expect much power.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:37:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has gone 2-for-12 at the plate since joining the team earlier this month and should be avoided in all leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:12:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wright is 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA in 10 appearances (four starts) with Class AA Pensacola and Class AAA Louisville this year, with five walks and 32 strikeouts over 34 innings. Fantasy owners should avoid using him in his first start to see how he'll fare against MLB hitters.
Sat, 21 May 2016 19:10:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Bruce is actually hitting .323 against lefties this year, his power numbers have been better against righties. You should be able to find a better matchup in daily leagues.
Sat, 21 May 2016 18:16:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Reds bullpen has been historically awful, but if you must hunt for saves, Tony Cingrani may be the best bet for now.
Sat, 21 May 2016 17:55:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lorenzen could eventually have some value in NL-only leagues, but he can be left on waivers until he is back on the mound.
Sat, 21 May 2016 17:49:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Iglesias has shown intriguing strikeout potential, and he should be stashed in all formats as he recovers.
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