Minnesota Twins news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:56:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sano is one of the top young power-hitting players in the game and despite his lack of positional versatility, he will still be targeted in the early rounds of fantasy drafts. Adding outfield eligibility in 2016 would be a huge plus.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:52:02 -0700
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan admitted that OF Byron Buxton was rushed to the majors this year based on team need. Ryan said he would have like to have Buxton spend more time in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Does that mean Buxton will open the 2016 season in the minors? It remains to be seen, but the speedy outfielder remains one of the team's top youngsters. He hit only .209 (27-for-129) with 44 strikeouts in his first taste of MLB action. Buxton will come at a discount in fantasy drafts in the mid to later rounds.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:33:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Dozier is expected to be fine and will be an upper echelon second baseman in drafts next season.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:24:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is being rested since Minnesota was eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Royals Saturday, Oct. 3, and it is uncertain if he will return for the 2016 season. Kepler ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is 0-for-3 in his major league career.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:15:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With the Twins eliminated from the playoff picture, Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) gets a chance to play the hot corner Sunday. He is batting .281 with four home runs and 20 RBIs through 185 at-bats this year.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:06:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is only 2-for-18 over the past week and is not a great middle infield option in FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:59:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is batting .247 with five home runs and 17 RBIs through 171 at-bats this season. Mauer ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is out of the lineup as a result of the Twins getting eliminated from playoff contention following a loss to the Royals Saturday, Oct. 3.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:27:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Entering play Saturday, Oct. 3, the 40-year-old Hunter ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) was batting .239 with 22 doubles, 22 homers and 81 RBIs through 139 games. However, he is only batting .215 since the All-Star break, due in large part to a stretch from July 1 to Aug. 31 where he only collected 25 hits in 154 at-bats.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:24:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since Sept. 1, Gibson ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA over seven starts, with 43 strikeouts over 42 2/3 innings. He is 2-3 with a 3.21 ERA in five starts against Kansas City this year.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:07:08 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (11-11) allowed four hits over six scoreless innings Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. He walked two and tied a career high with nine strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) rebounded nicely from his outing against the Indians last week, when he allowed six runs on seven hits over just 2 2/3 innings. He will make his final start of the regular season against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Oct. 4.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:41:20 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is starting in center field and is hitting ninth in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Cleveland Indians SP Cody Anderson Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Aaron Hicks will start on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for those wanting to use Buxton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap), FantasyScore is not including any of the three early doubleheaders today. There's a good chance that Hicks ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is back in center field for the nightcap.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:59:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Hughes ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) will make one more start this season sometime this weekend. However, even if he does, he'd be a weak FantasyScore play coming off an illness.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 22:46:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears safe to get Plouffe ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) back into the FantasyScore lineup now that he has proved his health.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:51:07 -0700
Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe and RPs Brian Duensing and Kevin Jepsen have been affected by a virus going around the team's clubhouse in recent days, according to manager Paul Molitor. SP Phil Hughes (illness) was scratched from his start Monday, Sept. 28.
Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is in the lineup tonight as the Twins push for the wild card. He has only three hits in his last 23 at-bats since Sept. 20, though, so you may want to fade him in your daily lineups, especially while facing Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber this evening.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:14:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Milone ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) owns a 5.72 ERA through 11 appearances in the second half with an unattractive 6.6 K/9. FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a contrarian flier for contests Monday.
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