Minnesota Twins news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:17:19 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Baltimore Orioles. SS Eduardo Escobar will start in left field and hit sixth in the order against RHP Kevin Gausman.
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting .269 against righties, with 15 of his 36 hits being of the extra-base variety. Escobar is 3-for-8 in his last two games, with one double and one triple. FantasyScore owners can get Escobar into their lineups as a means of cap relief.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:59:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800; or 3.6% of cap) will make an occasional start, and FantasyScore players will want to use him when the matchup is favorable and you want to squeeze a couple of extra studs into your lineup.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:18:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Nolasco will be able to pitch, but with ankles and lower legs essential to a pitcher's success, it wouldn't be shocking to see Nolasco done for this season. FantasyScore owners should take him off of their radars.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:49:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has shown more power in his short career hitting left-handed and not right-handed. Plus, Chen is on an impressive run for the O's. Santana is an option to avoid at FantasyScore tonight.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:16:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: On the season, Dozier ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is hitting .260 (83-for-319) with 16 home runs and 40 RBI, and he's one of the most valuable fantasy second baseman around. Continue to view him as one of the stronger FantasyScore plays at the keystone on a daily basis.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:50:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) overcame the most difficult start, his first one, but got a no-decision as Blaine Boyer picked up the loss. Still, this is a big hurdle for Santana to overcome and he is a decent option for FantasyScore formats.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:38:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pelfrey ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has one foot on the mound and the other on a banana peel. With the return of Ervin Santana on Sunday, July 5, Pelfrey's time in the rotation may be on thin ice even though Trevor May went to the bullpen.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:01:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has had a tough year overall, and his .272 average is well below his career mark. Meanwhile, he has hit just five homers as his power continues to erode. Big games like tonight's are becoming the exception rather than the norm for Mauer, and there are usually more attractive options for a similar price at FantasyScore.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:13:46 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is out of the starting lineup Saturday, July 4, against the Kansas City Royals. C Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and hit eighth in the lineup against RHP Joe Blanton.
Fantasy Tip: Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 0-for-8 in his last three starts while drawing two walks. Herrmann hits for a pedestrian .200 batting average against righties, and he lacks upside. FantasyScore owners could consider Herrmann for GPP usage if they're trying to punt the position, but there are better options available.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:24:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is nothing more than a flier for FantasyScore players Friday, and he has limited seasonal value, too. He was just activated from the disabled list Friday and last started Friday, June 12. He projects to split time with Danny Santana in center field going forward.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:48:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) should see plenty of time with Byron Buxton out, but he'll need to do better than the .247-1-2 line in 93 at-bats to have use on FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:43:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sano is expected to make a quick impact as a power hitter, and if the price is right, he will deserve immediate consideration at FantasyScore when he is added to the player pool.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:30:17 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson allowed four hits and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 2, and he has allowed two runs or less in three straight starts.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has his ERA down to 3.04, and while producing groundballs is what this sinkerball specialist does best, he has managed to log 35 strikeouts in his last 38 2/3 innings. If the matchup is right, Gibson could make a decent option if you are looking for a cheap No. 2 starter at FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:18:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sano will have the opportunity to get off to a quick start at the major league level, as Young has one of the league's highest fly ball rates. With the success of so many other top prospects already this season, owners shouldn't wait long to invest in Sano.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:13:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has fared a little better at the plate of late, going 7-for-22 in his last five starts. Still, Mauer remains without any reliable power, and FantasyScore owners can find options with much more upside.
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