Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 30 May 2016 14:06:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Hechavarria is just 5-for-28 against southpaws this season, he posted a .352/.412/.500 slash line against left-handed hurlers in 2015, and receives a slight fantasy boost setting the table for Miami. Still, he is nothing more than a low-priced flier in daily contests Monday, and in seasonal leagues, Hechavarria isn't worth a roster spot outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:53:00 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (head) passed concussion tests but is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 30. 2B Miguel Rojas is starting at second base and batting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Monday.
Fantasy Tip: With Dee Gordon out of the way, Dietrich has become a viable fantasy option at the keystone and has a .344/.430/.500 slash line with 14 RBI in May. It appears Dietrich has avoided a serious injury, too, so expect him back in the lineup soon. Rojas is a desperation start in all fantasy formats Monday.
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:46:44 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (side) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 30. OF Cole Gillespie is starting in right field and batting seventh against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke Monday.
Fantasy Tip: This will be the sixth consecutive game Stanton has missed, and before the injury, Stanton went 7-for-59 with just two RBI through his previous 17 games. Remain patient with the slugger, but he might fall short of his preseason billing. Gillespie is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Monday.
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:26:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna should not be left out in any format. Ozuna's batting average is a robust .344 and his slugging percentage is .598. He appears to be slump-proof for the time being and should be active in contests ranging from daily to annual.
Mon, 30 May 2016 00:18:07 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (head) was hit in the back of a head by a ricocheting foul ball Sunday, May 29, in a 7-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. X-rays were negative, and Dietrich remained in Atlanta for observation. Dietrich had homered and driven in four runs prior to the injury.
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich, who improved to .325/.416/.524 with his three-hit day, looks like he will be all right, but you may want to monitor the situation. At first glance, it looks like Dietrich will be safe to go in weekly and annual leagues, although there is always the chance Dietrich could miss a day and be a risk in DFS formats.
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:40:11 -0700
Miami Marlins C J.T. Realmuto and SS Adeiny Hechavarria are not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran Sunday, May 29. SS Miguel Rojas will start at shortstop and is batting seventh, while C Jeff Mathis will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Rojas is hitting .310 this month but has only four hits in his last nine games. He could be a starting option in some daily fantasy leagues, but owners probably will be able to find better options. Mathis is hitting only .135 so far this season and should be avoided in all leagues.
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:23:24 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (side) is not in the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran Sunday, May 29. OF Ichiro Suzuki will start in right field and is batting first in the lineup. Stanton is scheduled to take batting practice Sunday and could be available in the next series.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation because it appears that Stanton could return soon. Suzuki has seen regular playing time lately and should be a fine starting option in daily fantasy leagues.
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:13:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Yelich has been out of the starting lineup for the last eight games but was used as a replacement in a few of the games. He will be a risky option in all leagues, and owners may want to see him play in a game or two before using him again.
Sat, 28 May 2016 20:13:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna's season average is up to .341, and until he cools off, he should be owned in just about every format.
Sat, 28 May 2016 10:08:32 -0700
Miami Marlins OFs Giancarlo Stanton (side) and Christian Yelich (back) remain out of the starting lineup against Atlanta Braves SP Aaron Blair Saturday, May 28. OF Ichiro Suzuki will bat leadoff and play right field, while OF Cole Gillespie plays left field and bats seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton and Yelich are both considered day-to-day and could be used off the bench during this weekend's series but should be avoided in all fantasy formats as long as they aren't starting. Suzuki is hitting .407 (11-for-27) with two doubles and an RBI over the past week, while Gillespie is batting .313 (5-for-16) with a pair of doubles and four RBI over the same span. Both players are excellent sources of productive cap relief for daily fantasy contests.
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:29:06 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Adam Conley allowed two runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out three in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 27. He also threw a wild pitch and hit three batters.
Fantasy Tip: Conley walked seven batters in his previous starts, and he appears to be hitting a wall after a solid start. Outside of NL-only leagues, you can hunt for a better option.
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:22:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The fact that Yelich was used to pinch hit likely means a return to the starting lineup is imminent. Start him as soon as he makes his return.
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:20:20 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (side) swung the bat 30 times in the batting cages Friday, May 27, with 15 swings coming off a tee and the rest coming off flips in the cages. Stanton is listed as day-to-day and hasn't played since Monday, May 23, but could be used as a pinch-hitter during this weekend's series against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton is hitting just .214 with 12 home runs and 26 RBI this season and should be avoided in daily fantasy contests until he has played at least one full game without experiencing any setbacks. Ichiro Suzuki should continue to see most of the playing time in right field while Stanton is sidelined and he makes a solid value play in daily games.
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:11:26 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) took pregame batting practice Friday, May 27. Manager Don Mattingly is hesitant to say when he will be able to return to the starting lineup, although he is not ruling out using Yelich as a pinch hitter during this weekend's series against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Yelich has missed seven games after injuring his back while hitting in the cages Saturday, May 21. He is batting .320 with five home runs and 20 RBI through 42 contests. Ichiro Suzuki, Cole Gillespie, Derek Dietrich and Chris Johnson are options to play left field for Miami in Yelich's absence, with Suzuki and Dietrich being the most productive sources of cap relief for daily fantasy contests.
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:51 -0700
Miami Marlins OFs Giancarlo Stanton (side) and Christian Yelich (back) remain out of the starting lineup Friday, May 27. OF Ichiro Suzuki is playing right field and batting leadoff again, while OF Cole Gillespie is starting in left field and batting seventh against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton and Yelich remain day-to-day, so keep tabs on their progress heading into weekend play. Suzuki has been hot this week and gains added short-term value hitting leadoff with both Yelich and Stanton out. He's a fine addition to daily lineups against Perez. Gillespie is more of a desperation daily flyer with justs six home runs in his six-year career.
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