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Dodgers | Julio Urias' agent advising measured approach

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:44:21 -0700

The agent for Los Angeles Dodgers SP Julio Urias, Scott Boras, is advising a measured approach for his star prospect. The 19-year old is pitching in Triple-A with an eye on joining the rotation in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Urias has a scary-good upside, and what Boras is looking at is evidence that pitchers who have less than 650 innings on their arm before age 24 have prolonged careers. It is the same strategy that got Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer his $210 million contract. Urias will likely skip the big leagues this season, so if you have room in dynasty or keeper leagues he may be worth the flyer. Urias might be worth stashing in NL and deeper mixed leagues in case a callup occurs this year. Urias is probably gone already because he is one of the top prospects in baseball, but if Urias is still around then pick him up.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Dylan Hernandez


Dodgers | Alex Wood made mechanical tweak

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:52:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood discovered at the end of April that he was lifting his front leg slightly higher during his delivery, which disrupted his timing. He worked with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to make an adjustment, and Wood has allowed 22 hits, five walks, 43 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA in 30 1/3 innings over his last five starts.

Fantasy Tip: Wood's ERA is now down to 4.03 on the season, and he's fanning 9.6 hitters per nine innings after striking out a season-high 13 in his last outing against the Padres. If those in your league haven't caught on and he's still available, scoop Wood up immediately.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw continues mastery

Mon, 23 May 2016 23:49:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two hits and struck out seven in a 1-0 shutout over the Cincinnati Reds Monday, May 23. He retired the final 17 batters and issued just his fifth walk of the season.

Fantasy Tip: What more can we say about Kershaw's season? He's 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA, a 0.66 WHIP and 95 K's in 79 innings. If he's not the best pitcher in fantasy, he's not far from it.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Dodgers | Four Dodgers regulars sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:04:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford, 2B Chase Utley, C Yasmani Grandal and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Monday, May 23. OF Enrique Hernandez is playing left field and leading off, 2B Howie Kendrick is at second base and is batting cleanup, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting fifth, while C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Against Finnegan, Hernandez, Kendrick and Thompson all make for solid value picks in DFS tonight. Kendrick hit his first home run of the year Sunday and is in a prime spot to take advantage for his owners. Ellis remains a low-end catching option, especially while batting low in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Ross Stripling sent down

Mon, 23 May 2016 15:48:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ross Stripling was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City Monday, May 23. SP Mike Bolsinger and RP Luis Avilan were recalled from Oklahoma City in corresponding moves.

Fantasy Tip: Stripling was sporting a 4.53 ERA and struck out a mediocre 6.7 hitters per nine innings for the Dodgers in eight starts this year. He was only rosterable in cavernous mixed and NL leagues for depth. Bolsinger did strike out just over eight hitters per nine last year but allowed three runs in only 4 1/3 frames in one start this year. He can be ignored in all mixed leagues for now.

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Dodgers | Ross Stripling earns win

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:15:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ross Stripling threw three innings Sunday, May 22, and picked up the win in a 9-5 victory over the San Diego Padres. Stripling improved to 2-3 overall.

Fantasy Tip: If you have Stripling on your roster, you may want to remove him for this week or adjust your early-week lineup. Stripling was scheduled to go on Tuesday, May 24, and if he goes now Stripling will likely be held to a pitch count or removed after a few innings. The odds are better he will be delayed and the rotation shuffled around due to the extra-inning game. Stay tuned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Bernie Wilson


Dodgers | Yasiel Puig fuels 17th inning rally

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:09:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a two-run single in the top of the 17th inning Sunday, May 22, giving his team a 9-5 win over the San Diego Padres. He was 3-for-7 on the day to raise his average to .244.

Fantasy Tip: Puig remains a decent option in mixed leagues. A switch to a new manager (Dave Roberts) and less on-field and off-field blowups has resulted in a stronger Puig all around. Take advantage of that newfound strength.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Bernie Wilson


Dodgers | Kenley Jansen blows another save

Sun, 22 May 2016 23:40:49 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen blew his second consecutive save chance Sunday, May 22. He didn't allow an earned run in 1 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: His numbers are still great with a 1.50 ERA, a 0.61 WHIP and 20 K's in 18 innings. He's in no danger of losing his job and should remain in lineups.

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Dodgers | X-rays negative for Yasmani Grandal

Sun, 22 May 2016 20:53:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal's (ankle) X-rays on his ankle were negative after fouling a ball off his foot Saturday, May 21, and he was used as a pinch-hitter Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal avoided a serious injury, but he is slumping at the plate and should only be owned in NL-only leagues and two-catcher formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Dodgers | Justin Turner gets a day off Sunday

Sun, 22 May 2016 12:40:41 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner and C Yasmani Grandal are absent from the lineup on Sunday, May 22, against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea. INF Howie Kendrick will replace Turner in the field at third and bat third, while C A.J. Ellis gets the nod behind the plate and will hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Turner (.227) and Grandal (.196) are getting rest days, as neither player is exactly tearing it up at the plate. Expect both to be back in the lineup Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. Kendrick might be worth considering in DFS given his spot in the order, but he and Ellis are probably not worth starting in most formats today.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy shut down

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:15:11 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) has been shut down after experiencing discomfort following a recent live batting practice session. Despite the setback, he is still estimated to return to action in early July. McCarthy will need to throw in several simulated-game situations before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should be monitored by owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. The 32-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts last season, with 29 strikeouts in just 23 innings.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Bill Plunkett


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu rehab update

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:01:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is scheduled to throw four innings in his next rehab start for Class AAA Oklahoma City Wednesday, May 25. If he continues throwing every fifth day, he would throw five innings Monday, May 30, and possibly more than five innings June 4, before being activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming there are no setbacks or changes of plans, Ryu could rejoin the parent club around June 9, and his first MLB start this season could come against the San Francisco Giants or Arizona Diamondbacks. Continue to stash the 29-year-old left-hander in NL-only and deep mixed fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Daily News - J.P. Hoornstra


Dodgers | Andre Ethier still idle

Sun, 22 May 2016 03:35:38 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (leg) has not begun participating in any baseball activities, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Ethier handles right-handed pitchers well (.306/.383/.517 slash line last season), but it's unclear how much playing time he'll receive, and he is still a long way away from returning. He is a potential stash candidate in deep leagues, if you have the luxury of doing so.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal exits early

Sun, 22 May 2016 03:31:44 -0700

Los Angels Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (ankle) left the game against the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 21, after he took a ball off the inside of his ankle.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal has been incredibly disappointing this season with a .196/.275/.361 slash line and just five runs, three home runs and 13 RBI. He should be left to deep mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues at this stage. Check back for updates on the severity of his injury.

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Dodgers | Alex Wood fans 13 Friars

Sun, 22 May 2016 03:15:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out 13 batters during the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Wood has been extremely inconsistent from start to start, but he certainly showcased his fantasy ceiling Saturday, albeit against the underwhelming Padres. Still, he has allowed just four runs through 18 1/3 innings over his past three outings with 27 strikeouts, so the lefty might have kicked his early-season blues. He is worth a speculative grab in mixed leagues if you're looking for rotation help.

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