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Sat, 23 May 2015 22:04:11 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger pitched eight innings of one-hit baseball Saturday, May 23, against the San Diego Padres. He struck out eight batters and did not yield a run, making him a winner of three straight starts.
Fantasy Tip: Bolsinger ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has been a fantasy rock star in his last two starts, going 14 scoreless innings with as many K's. His spot in the rotation as the fifth starter is looking more secure with every passing inning, and he's now worth an add in mixed leagues. Expect his FantasyScore price to increase before his next start, which should come Wednesday, May 27, against the Atlanta Braves.
Sat, 23 May 2015 14:56:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) should be sidelined for the next week or until he proves his concussion symptoms have disappeared.
Sat, 23 May 2015 00:24:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (face) left the game Friday, May 22, against the San Diego Padres when he was struck in his catcher's mask by a bat and a foul ball. C A.J. Ellis replaced him. Grandal will not play Saturday, May 23, but that was already a scheduled day off for him.
Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will likely be all right, but take him out of your lineup for a couple days to be on the safe side. Ellis ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) won't offer much fantasy value to you.
Sat, 23 May 2015 00:14:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ethier ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been hitting stronger lately in the absence of players like Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig. He could see some more playing time even after Puig returns.
Fri, 22 May 2015 18:25:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like it could still be a while before Puig ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is able to return. If you drafted him in a seasonal league, you have no choice but to continue to stash him.
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:25:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Over his last 993 plate appearances, Barmes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has a .225/.273/.315 slash line. So with Zack Greinke on the hill, there is no reason to target Barmes in any fantasy format Friday. At best, he is a desperation source of cap relief.
Fri, 22 May 2015 15:01:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Van Slyke's ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) numbers this season are excellent, he has hit a minor hiccup of late with just two runs, a home run, six RBI and a .233/.261/.349 slash line dating back to May 2. Consider him a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests until he picks it up again at the dish.
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:59:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Puig ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has been missed in the lineup in the past couple weeks. Monitor his progress and avoid using him in the first game or two back until he works the kinks out of his body.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:06:05 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has surgery to fix the labrum in his left shoulder Thursday, May 21, and he will not pitch in 2015. However, the chances of him returning in spring training next year are good, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: You can safely drop Ryu in all single-year fantasy formats. Mike Bolsinger ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has excelled in the fifth starting spot for the Blue and has earned a longer stay. However, Brandon Beachy (elbow), who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, could push for a rotation post this summer.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:54:27 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. C A.J. Ellis is behind the dish and hitting eighth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.
Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has struggled to produce at the plate in limited playing time in 2015, hitting .125 (4-for-32) with one RBI. Avoid him at FantasyScore this afternoon.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:51:34 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. OF Scott Van Slyke is starting in right field and hitting sixth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.
Fantasy Tip: Van Slyke ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has fared better against righties (.314-2-13) than lefties (.263-0-1) this year, so he's not the most intriguing option today, especially while facing Bumgarner.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:46:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Jimmy Rollins is not in the starting lineup against a lefty Thursday, May 21. OF Enrique Hernandez is starting at shortstop and hitting second in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a low-end play at FantasyScore going up against MadBum, who has pitched very well against L.A. in his career.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:50:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Guerrero ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is in the midst of a fine season (.328-6-16) and has been seeing regular playing time thanks to injuries to Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Carl Crawford (oblique). The numbers say that you should consider him a solid candidate for your FantasyScore lineups tonight, as he's hitting .333 (16-for-48) with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBI against right-handed hurlers in 2015.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:07:19 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon Beachy (elbow), who is coming back from his second Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session Monday, May 18, and he's expected to go out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. The Dodgers are expecting him to return in June if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: If he's healthy, Beachy ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be expected to jump into the starting rotation with Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) both done for the year. He could come out of the gates slow, especially in regards to his velocity and command, but Beachy could be a valuable piece as rotation depth to rosters for owners in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Think about stashing him now if he's available.
Wed, 20 May 2015 14:09:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ryu ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is expected to be out for the rest of the 2015 season, but check back for more updates on his timeline for a return. Mike Bolsinger ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), who has pitched well in a handful of starts this year, will benefit directly and could stick in the starting rotation long term. Bolsinger is a matchup play at FantasyScore.
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