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Fri, 29 May 2015 15:29:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Almonte ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has a .223/.273/.311 slash line over his last 75 games and 259 plate appearances dating back to the beginning of 2014. Batting eighth doesn't help, either. Until he proves otherwise, FantasyScore players shouldn't view Almonte as anything more than a desperation source of cap relief.
Fri, 29 May 2015 15:25:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After looking like there may be signs of life, Gyorko ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has gone 1-for-16 since Tuesday, May 19. He is a risky start in all fantasy formats, and at this point, FantasyScore players should aim higher.
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:37:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shields ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) hasn't been hurt this season by his tendency to give up home runs. As long as it doesn't hurt his ability to win games, this shouldn't prevent you from putting Shields in your starting lineup every time he pitches.
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:43:25 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw 45 pitches in a simulated game Thursday, May 28. Morrow will throw again this weekend and could go out on a rehab stint if there are no complications.
Fantasy Tip: Morrow ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) may be close to a return, but as with any injury you may want to wait for a start or two before evaluating whether Morrow is ready to go in your lineup.
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:39:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kennedy ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has definitely struggled in recent outings, which should alarm you enough to leave the Padres pitcher on your bench for now. Certain matchups may be intriguing, but he is giving up too much for Kennedy to make a difference in your lineup.
Thu, 28 May 2015 16:41:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There remains no timetable for Myers' ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) return, although he's already eligible to come off the DL. Stay patient. In the meantime, Will Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) should continue to see the majority of starts in center field, and he's not a bad value pick on FantasyScore when he's facing right-handed pitchers, especially while hitting at the top of the lineup.
Wed, 27 May 2015 22:39:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has 10 hits over his last eight games but is still hitting only .227 on the season. Owners on FantastyScore likely will be able find better options on most nights, so Middlebrooks is not a great option.
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:22:34 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp's bases-clearing double helped his team beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4-0, on Tuesday, May 26. Kemp was hitting from the fourth spot instead of the third, which is now occupied by OF Justin Upton. Kemp was hitting .185 (17-for-92) in May.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Bud Black made this move to get Upton ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) up in the first inning and give Kemp ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) a bit of time to relax. It appears to have worked this week, but you may want to wait and see for one or two games if Kemp has found his bat again.
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:45:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kemp ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) could have some more success as the month continues, thanks to one dramatic hit. Keep an eye on his progress and don't be afraid to use him if he shows more signs of snapping out of it.
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:16:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Myers ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) should remain owned in all leagues, but owners are right to be growing impatient. With the scans showing improvements, it will soon be about whether Myers can play through the pain.
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:53:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is hitless in his last 13 at-bats, and he shouldn't be considered on FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:17:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morrow ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) should be stashed in NL-only leagues and even very deep mixed leagues. Morrow had a 2.73 ERA through five starts before going on the disabled list, and even his 3.64 xFIP would make him worthy of a roster spot.
Mon, 25 May 2015 18:16:41 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (neck) had to stop throwing because of a "nerve situation" in his neck, according to manager Bud Black. Johnson is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, and he also reported tightness in his triceps after throwing a simulated game April 28.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson is quickly becoming irrelevant in fantasy circles. There's no reason to be stashing Johnson in any type of league at this point.
Mon, 25 May 2015 17:46:23 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (shoulder) will go through full baseball activities Monday, May 25, and Tuesday, May 26. The activities will include pregame ground balls and batting practice on the field. Alonso will start a rehab assignment Wednesday, May 27, at Class High-A Lake Elsinore.
Fantasy Tip: Alonso ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) can be stashed by owners in NL-only leagues, but he won't have much value in mixed leagues until he proves himself upon a return.
Mon, 25 May 2015 17:45:35 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers (wrist) will return to San Diego Tuesday, May 26, to undergo a new scan on his injured left wrist. The scan will also check the rate of healing with the tendinitis in Myers wrist, according to manager Bud Black.
Fantasy Tip: Myers ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is technically eligible to be activated Tuesday, but he is yet to resume swinging. Season-long owners will need to check back for the results of the scan.
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