Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:28:11 -0800
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman could be off the team by the winter meetings, according to sources. Team president Walt Jocketty said nothing is imminent, but the team would like to lock up a deal by the meetings.
Fantasy Tip: Chapman should be off the board soon after your draft begins as the first closer selected.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:22:35 -0800
Free-agent SP Bronson Arroyo (Dodgers) is interested in returning to the Cincinnati Reds. He had lunch recently with manager Bryan Price and expressed a desire to rejoin the club he pitched for between 2006 and 2013.
Fantasy Tip: The 38-year-old right-hander said he is completely healthy after missing the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery. He is scheduled to resume throwing Dec. 1, and anticipates having a regular offseason. Arroyo is nothing more than a late-round flier at this point due to his recent medical history.
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:13:45 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Frazier was a top-tier fantasy contributor until a second-half slump squandered what appeared to be an elite season. Still, Frazier posted a career-high 35 home runs and 89 RBI. Heading into the 2016 season, it would be wise to project Frazier to land in between his 2014 and 2015 seasons statistically, which makes him an early-round target on draft day.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:01:07 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Chapman will be one of, if not the first reliever off the board in traditional fantasy drafts.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:41:37 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Chapman remains one of the elite closers for fantasy owners, regardless of who he's playing for.
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:09:13 -0800
Cincinnati Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said SP Homer Bailey's (elbow) recovery from Tommy John surgery is going well but the team doesn't expect him to return to action until mid-May.
Fantasy Tip: Bailey underwent reconstructive elbow surgery last May and should be available at a deep injury discount in next season's fantasy baseball drafts.
Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:51:11 -0700
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.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:57:32 -0700
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.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:30:36 -0700
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:07:39 -0700
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.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:38:55 -0700
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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