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Reds | Jay Bruce slumping at the plate

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:41:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce pinch hit in the ninth inning and struck out in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 26, and he is now batting .161 on the year and has struck out 12 times in his last 20 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been out of the starting lineup the last two games to try to regroup, and even when he returns to the lineup, he needs to be avoided at FantasyScore until he figures things out at the plate.

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Reds | Brennan Boesch to play Sunday

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:12:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Brennan Boesch will be the starting right fielder Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is receiving a rare start Sunday. Boesch has started off the season 2-for-12 at the plate and does not appear to be a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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


Reds | Jay Bruce out again

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:11:44 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) appears to be receiving a day off and should return to the starting lineup in the next day or two. Brennan Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will take his place in the lineup, but owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options.

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


Reds | Zack Cozart dicusses early-season success

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:49:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart spent the majority of the winter watching video of himself, and said "I looked for the problem, I found it and I fixed it. It was all about getting my swing loaded before the pitch arrives." Cozart also credited retired SS Barry Larkin for giving him a few tips during spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has four home runs through 17 games this season, which is significant because he only hit four through 147 games in 2014. He reached double-digit jacks in each of his first two full seasons in the majors, though, so this isn't foreign territory. FantasyScore players have a nice low-priced flier on their hands at a shallow position for as long as Cozart continues to stay hot.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco still out of lineup

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:46:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 26. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher and bat eighth for the Reds Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) hasn't started in 15 days, but he has been able to make a few pinch-hit appearances. Continue to avoid him in all formats until he returns and proves his health. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Sunday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales


Reds | Devin Mesoraco still sidelined

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:34:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 25. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher for the Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has been limited to pinch hitting the last few games and is still not ready to play in a game. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has filled in well at catcher and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore since he has five hits in his last four games.

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Reds | Brennan Boesch in starting lineup

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:32:13 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Brennan Boesch will be the starting right fielder against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has seen limited playing time this season and only has two hits in 12 at-bats. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Reds | Jay Bruce sitting out

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:21:58 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is just receiving a day off and should return to the starting lineup soon. Brennan Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will fill in for Bruce but is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton streaking

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:47:07 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in a 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, April 24, and he has hit safely in six straight games.

Fantasy Tip: During the streak, Hamilton ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has scored six runs and stolen three bases, and he currently ranks second in the NL in runs and first in steals. He offers a ton of upside because of his speed, and when he is actually reaching base with regularity like he is now, he is a great mid-range option at FantasyScore.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco to catch bullpens

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:01:02 -0700

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) hasn't even tried to catch yet while dealing with a hip impingement, but he plans to do some bullpen sessions in the next couple of days. He hasn't played since April 12 when he received a cortisone shot.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is particularly close to returning to the starting lineup if he can't catch. You'll have to remain patient in standard leagues while scrounging the waiver wire for a capable replacement, if you haven't already done so. Brayan Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should only be considered at FantasyScore as a low-end catching flyer against righties.

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


Reds | Devin Mesoraco available to pinch hit

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:53:26 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) said he's unsure how he initially hurt his hip, and he said it started hurting 10 days ago. His hip doesn't bother him when he swings, but only when he squats behind the plate. Mesoraco continues to receive treatment and is available to pinch hit.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900) is really frustrating his fantasy owners. He pinch hit Tuesday, and it wasn't believed that he'd need to go on the DL. However, if he doesn't return to the starting lineup soon, the Reds may have no choice. Brayan Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is strictly a matchup play against right-handed pitchers at FantasyScore.

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


Reds | Zack Cozart fixed swing

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:47:45 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart said he watched countless hours of film on his swing in the offense, and he made some changes that appear to be paying off so far in 2015. "I looked for the problem, I found it and I fixed it," said Cozart. "It was all about getting my swing loaded before the pitch arrives." Cozart is hitting .328 and already has four home runs after hitting just .221 last year.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) surely isn't as good as his 2015 start suggests, but fantasy owners can't simply ignore the gains he's made in the early going. Still, while he's going well at FantasyScore, you should consider him a cheap sleeper at shortstop while hitting in a potent Cincy lineup. He's back in the eight spot tonight against Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester, which makes him a little less attractive.

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


Reds | Devin Mesoraco remains out Friday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:52:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, April 24. C Brayan Pena continues to start behind the plate, and he's hitting seventh in the batting order against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) came in for a pinch hit in Tuesday's game, so he's unlikely to land on the DL, but it's unknown when he'll return to the starting lineup. Avoid him for now on FantasyScore. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a switch hitter that fares much better against right-handed pitchers. He hit just .184 (14-for-76) against southpaws in 2014. Look to avoid him in daily games tonight.

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Reds | Mike Leake likes facing Cubs

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:28:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his last six starts against the Chicago Cubs, who he faces Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Leake ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.11 WHIP while fanning 13 in 20 2/3 innings in 2015. The Cubs lineup has more upside and pop than in recent years, though, and Leake is more of a low-end starting pitching option at FantasyScore tomorrow night.

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Reds | Homer Baily needs to build endurance

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:11:46 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey was physically fine in his second start against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, April 23, but manager Bryan Price said Bailey needs to build his endurance up. Bailey allowed seven hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out three in 5 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) looked much better in his second start of the year, albeit against an injury-depleted Brewers lineup Thursday. It's still encouraging progress, though. However, you'd be smart to continue avoiding him at FantasyScore until he's up to speed.

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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
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Daniel SP
Carpenter Christopher P
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
Iglesias Raisel RP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond P
Johnson Dan 1B
Johnson Todd P
Jones Daryl OF
Jukich Ben P
Keppel Bobby RP
Kershner Jason P
Klimesh Ben P
Klinker Matt P
Kroski Chris C
Lasso Yoni 2B
Leake Mike SP
LeCure Sam RP
Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael OF
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 SS
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
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
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

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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
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Riggins Mark TO
Riggleman Jim TO
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