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Twins | Big game for Joe Mauer

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:01:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Saturday, July 4.

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.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki out Saturday

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.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks draws into the lineup

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:24:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (forearm) is starting in center field and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Friday, July 3.

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.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks activated

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:48:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 3. OF Shane Robinson was placed on the family emergency list.

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.

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Twins | Quiet debut for Miguel Sano

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:43:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single against the Kansas City Royals in his major league debut Thursday, July 2.

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.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson trending upward

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.

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Twins | Miguel Sano hitting sixth

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:18:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter and hit sixth in the order in his major league debut Thursday, July 2, against the Kansas City Royals and RHP Chris Young.

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.

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Twins | Joe Mauer returns

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:13:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer returns to the starting lineup Thursday, July 2, against the Kansas City Royals. Mauer will hit third in the lineup against RHP Chris Young.

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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Twins | Torii Hunter back in lineup

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:05:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 2, against the Kansas City Royals, and he'll hit second against RHP Chris Young.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) was 8-for-17 in four games, before being used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday. Hunter has four home runs in his last four starts, and he'll be a strong option Thursday with his .283 batting average against righties.

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Twins | Miguel Sano likely to DH

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:48:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is likely to serve mainly as the designated hitter with 3B Trevor Plouffe already serving as the team's everyday third baseman. Sano was hitting .274 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games with Class AA Chattanooga this year before his call-up. He combined to hit 35 home runs in 123 games in the minors in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has plenty of raw power to make a big fantasy impact in all leagues in the second half of the season, even though he'll likely have plenty of swings and misses. If his expected debut Thursday he has a nice matchup against Kansas City Royals starter Chris Young. Consider him an acceptable and likely popular value pick on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Shane Robinson injured Wednesday

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:49:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Shane Robinson (elbow) left the game early in the sixth inning Wednesday, July 1, after being hit by a pitch above the left elbow. Robinson returned to the lineup Wednesday after sitting out with a stomach ailment Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is likely to sit out tomorrow. He's strictly a low-end sleeper play at FantasyScore otherwise mainly as a way to save valuable salary cap space for your lineups.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson likes facing KC

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:35:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA in six career starts against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson is 5-6 on the season. Gibson faces the Royals Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has a 3.30 ERA on the season, 1.26 WHIP and is fanning only 5.6 hitters per nine innings. The last time he faced KC June 10 he allowed four earned runs in six innings in a loss. The Royals are aggressive and don't strike out much. There's plenty of risk in going with Gibson on FantasyScore tomorrow.

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Twins | Miguel Sano joining Twins

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:18:50 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano will be recalled from Class AA Chattanooga, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Sano will likely see the majority of his at-bats as the designated hitter, although, expect more news on the plan for his playing time to come. Regardless, he is boasts tremendous power upside and is worth an immediate add in the majority of formats. Continue to check back for updates. He had 55 runs, 18 doubles, 15 home runs, 48 RBI and a .274/.374/.544 slash line with Chattanooga. He is a must-add shortstop where he has eligibility.

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Twins | Max Kepler becoming serious prospect

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:15:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Max Kepler has blossomed from a project to a complete hitter at Class AA Chattanooga this year, hitting .336 with a .940 OPS and three home runs, eight triples and 22 doubles in 64 games. He's also walked nearly as often as he has struck out, and he hit .364 with a 1.052 OPS in June. Kepler, a lefty swinger, has expanded his approach at the plate to become more assertive, especially when it comes to pulling the ball. He has more of a line-drive swing but has added power after tacking on 10-15 pounds over the years. He has also shown improvement against lefties, with a .910 OPS against them in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Kepler is still far away from a major-league call-up, but he's worth keeping an eye on in dynasty and keeper leagues.

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Twins | Ervin Santana set for Sunday

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:13:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana is set to return from his 80-game suspension and start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 5. Manager Paul Molitor said the team could move a starter to the bullpen or go with a six-man rotation to make room for Santana in the rotation. Santana tossed eight scoreless innings in his third and final rehab start for Class AAA Rochester Tuesday, June 30. General manager Terry Ryan is against a six-man rotation, but in this case it would only be for a week heading into the All-Star break. Santana had a 1.84 ERA in 20 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and four walks in his three rehab starts in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should immediately be snatched up if he's available on your league's waiver wire. He can definitely make a big impact for your pitching staff in the second half. On FantasyScore, it's a big risk to go with Santana immediately against the Royals Sunday. KC is an aggressive club that strikes out rarely.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Bernier Doug INF
Berrios Jose SP
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Blaine RP
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Chang Ray SS
Chargois J.T. P
Childress Daylan RP
Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
Condrey Clay RP
Darnell Logan RP
De Los Santos Estarlin SS
De Vries Cole SP
Deminsky David P
Diaz Argenis SS
Diaz Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duensing Brian RP
Duffey Tyler P
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fien Casey RP
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Fryer Eric C
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Graham J.R. SP
Gruver Steven RP
Hamburger Mark RP
Harrington Michael OF
Hart Jason INF
Hebert Robbie P
Hendrickson Ben SP
Hermsen B.J. P
Herrmann Chris C
Hicks Aaron OF
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
Hunter Torii OF
Hurley Eric SP
Jacobson Brett P
Jay Tyler RP
Jean Miguel SS
Jewell Garrett RP
Jimerson Charlton OF
Jones Zach P
Jones Zachary P
Jorge Felix SP
Kelly Paul SS
Kepler Max OF
Killian Billy C
King Bradford C
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez Jose SS
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor SP
McCallum Derek 2B
McCardell Mike SP
McLemore Mark S. P
Melotakis Mason P
Meneses Heiker INF
Meyer Alex RP
Michael Levi SS
Miller Jason P
Milone Tommy SP
Minier Amaurys INF
Mitchell Jermaine OF
Molina Felix INF
Moses Matt 3B
Mousser Jeff P
Mullins Ryan P
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Oliveros Lester RP
Ortiz Daniel OF
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palki Jeromy P
Pattee Ben INF
Pelfrey Mike SP
Perdomo Luis RP
Perkins Glen RP
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Pinto Josmil C
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
Poulson Brandon RP
Powell Christian P
Pressly Ryan RP
Prieto Alex 2B
Province Chris P
Pryor Stephen RP
Pugh Bruce RP
Pulido Carlos P
Quesada Michael C
Rahl Chris OF
Rainville Jay P
Ramirez Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Robinson Shane OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel 3B
Santana Danny SS
Santana Ervin SP
Sawatski Jay P
Sebastian Danny OF
Shibuya Tim SP
Sierra Eliel OF
Silva Mauricio P
Singleton Steve SS
Smith Curt 1B
Sobolewski Mark 3B
Sosa Oswaldo P
Stevens Jake P
Stewart Kohl P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thielbar Caleb RP
Thomas John P
Thompson Aaron SP
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Waldrop Steven P
Walker II Adam Brett OF
Ward Zach P
Waring Brandon 3B
Watkins Tommy INF
West Kevin OF
Williams Reggie SS
Wimberly Corey OF
Wimmers Alex P
Wise Brendan P
Wood Tim RP
Woodard John 1B
Yersich Greg C
Ynoa Huascar P
Ynojoso Jonatan SS
Zarzuela Ezequiel P
Zink Charlie P

Allen Neil PC
Brunansky Tom TO
Cuellar Bobby TO
Glynn Gene TO
Guardado Eddie TO
Krivsky Wayne TO
Mientkiewicz Doug TO
Molitor Paul MAN
Perlozzo Sam TO
Radcliff Mike TO
Ryan Terry GM
Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
Vavra Joe TO

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