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Cardinals | Matt Holliday unsure of time at 1B

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:27:28 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday suggested to the team this winter that he could begin working out at first base but is unsure how much time he'll get at the position once official workouts begin.

Fantasy Tip: Brandon Moss appears to be the early favorite at first, although a slimmed-down Matt Adams figures to push him for playing time. Holliday is coming off a rare injury-plagued season, so the 36-year-old seven-time All-Star could see a bit of a boost to his late-round fantasy stock with added positional eligibility.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold


Cardinals | Seung-Hwan Oh receives work visa

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:23:06 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals RP Seung-Hwan Oh received his work visa and will report to spring training on time.

Fantasy Tip: Oh figures to set up Trevor Rosenthal and could have some ratios value in mixed leagues.

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Cardinals | Still looking for veteran catcher

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:55:39 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is looking for options behind the plate to complement C Yadier Molina and C Brayan Pena.

Fantasy Tip: Molina may not be ready for Opening Day and Pena is little more than a backup that can be pressed into starting duty for a few weeks. The club needs more help, so monitor who the Cardinals get.

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Cardinals | No urgency on Trevor Rosenthal talks

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:52:34 -0800

The St. Louis Cardinals have no urgency to talk extension with RP Trevor Rosenthal.

Fantasy Tip: This is not as alarming as it sounds, because Rosenthal just reached arbitration. Still, he is one of the top closers in the National League and should be one of the top relievers off the board in NL drafts.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams, Brandon Moss to compete

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:25:39 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 1Bs Matt Adams and Brandon Moss will compete for the starting first base job in spring training, and Moss will have the inside track, in the opinion of MLB.com's Paul Casella. Both players hit from the left side, but Adams has a line of just .197/.230/.317 in his career against left-handed pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: Moss has the experience and Adams has youth and much more pop on his side. Both first basemen are coming off down years and will be cheap in fantasy drafts. This could be a straight platoon with Adams facing righties and Moss facing lefties, for the most part. Adams is more attractive to fantasy owners because of his power, even if he's only playing against right-handers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Paul Casella


Cardinals | Marco Gonzales hitting reset button

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:04:37 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Marco Gonzales, whose 2015 season was hampered by shoulder problems, may be out of the rotation entering spring training. "I've already hit the restart button," Gonzales said. "That disappointment kind of turned into my work ethic this offseason and turning that into me being healthy."

Fantasy Tip: Gonzales saw his chances at the rotation dim when Mike Leake was signed, and the rotation figures to be Adam Wainwright, Jaime Garcia, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez and Leake. Right now Gonzales may make a decent sleeper pick in the late rounds of NL and mixed drafts, because he may be one injury away from a rotation spot.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong wants to set the table

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:29:05 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong wants to bat leadoff this season, and manager Mike Matheny was encouraged by Wong's campaigning. "For me to hear that from Kolten is kind of just him looking at the landscape of our club and thinking, 'How can I jump into this and help us more?' And he thinks him being at the top of the order could allow him freedom to do other things. I'm excited to watch what he does," Matheny said.

Fantasy Tip: Following a strong start to the season, Wong struggled down the stretch last year with a .238/.292/.322 slash line and just 27 runs, two home runs, 24 RBI and five stolen bases after the All-Star break. His stock might be deflated enough to make him a real bargain at the later stages of drafts this season. He is just entering his offensive prime, after all.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez to begin throwing

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:54:11 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (shoulder) will begin a throwing program Tuesday, Jan. 19, after rehabbing his right shoulder all offseason. Martinez said his shoulder is at about 90% health, and he doesn't expect any restrictions in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: The Tsunami's Grade 2 shoulder strain was a big scare, but he sounds like he's past it. He'll be an SP3 with upside in fantasy.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez set to being throwing

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:05:11 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (shoulder) said he is "about 90% healthy" Monday, Jan. 18, and he will begin throwing Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Fantasy Tip: After teasing with plus-upside for a couple seasons as a reliever and only making eight starts, Martinez flourished last season with a sterling campaign. He posted a 3.01 ERA, 3.21 FIP, 1.29 WHIP and a 9.2 K/9 with 14 wins in 2015, and as long as there are no setbacks leading into 2016, he should be viewed as a middle-round option with upside in seasonal drafts.

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Cardinals | Yadier Molina update

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:40:40 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) will have his left thumb in a hard cast until mid-February. The biggest unknowns are related to strength, as the Cardinals won't know how Molina's left thumb responded to a second surgery until it's free from that cast. Instead of catching bullpen sessions and getting his swing in tune, Molina will spend the early days of Spring Training building strength. They're still cautiously optimistic he can return by the season opener April 3.

Fantasy Tip: Molina has entered his fantasy decline, but the position isn't booming with upper-level talent. He's a midrange option at the position.

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Cardinals | Tommy Pham receives new contacts

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 15:20:50 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham received a new contact lens prescription this offseason and admitted that his vision started to drift in 2015. Earlier in his career, he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a narrowing of the cornea that limited his vision without the help of contacts or glasses. Pham was not comfortable changing his prescription during the season. Pham explained how when tracking a baseball, his eyes would move but his prescription wouldn't move with it, so he'd be watching the ball from the blurred edges of the contact.

Fantasy Tip: Pham had a few dynamite weeks last season but doesn't have a clear path to a starting role. He'll be an interesting NL-only piece.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:55:16 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams re-signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract to avoid arbitration Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Adams was limited to just 60 games last season, and he struggled with a .240/.280/.377 slash line when on the field. He is an endgame dice roll in all fantasy formats, and likely should be left on the waiver wire in the majority of seasonal leagues. That said, there is serious power potential, and monitoring Adams this spring is encouraged.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal lands one-year deal

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:48:10 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Rosenthal is a top-five closer option in fantasy.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:02:08 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Brandon Moss avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Moss is without a full-time position but has power potential for NL-only leagues.

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Cardinals | Seung-Hwan Oh headed to Cards

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:43:43 -0800

Korean RP Seung-Hwan Oh agreed to an undisclosed deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, pending a physical, Monday, Jan. 11. The 33-year-old right-hander has a fastball that works from 93 mph to 95 mph, and a hard slider that compares to a cut fastball. He also has a slower breaking ball.

Fantasy Tip: Oh will work in setup duty but could have some late fantasy value for ratios.

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St. Louis Cardinals Player News

Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Aquino Jayson P
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bova Christopher P
Bowman Matthew P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret RP
Broxton Jonathan RP
Burton Adam C
Butler Keith RP
Bynum Freddie INF
Caple Chance P
Carpenter Matt 3B
Castillo Juan C
Cazana Amaury OF
Cerda Matt 3B
Chavez Marcos INF
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cutler Charlie C
Daley Gary P
de la Cruz Carlos OF
DeJesus Antone OF
Delgado Ramon P
Della Rocco Chris P
DeQuin Benji P
Derba Nick C
Diaz Aledmys SS
Dobson Sean OF
Dove Dennis RP
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Fryer Eric C
Garcia Erik C
Garcia Greg 2B
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gast John SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gonzalez Juan P
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Grichuk Randal OF
Gyorko Jedd 2B
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Hefner Jeremy SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Jacobs Chris 1B
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Mark L. C
Kelly Carson C
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
Leake Mike SP
Lemmerman Jake SS
Littrell Corey P
Lynn Lance SP
Lyons Tyler SP
Maiques Ken P
Maness Seth RP
Manning Charlie P
Marcelli Brandon C
Marmol Oliver INF
Marte Victor RP
Marti Amaury OF
Martin Brian OF
Martinez Carlos SP
Martinez Jose X. SS
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
McGuire Deck SP
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moss Brandon 1B
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Oh Seung-Hwan RP
Ohlman Michael C
Parish Brian P
Peguero Carlos OF
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Brayan C
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Plummer Nick OF
Reyes Alex P
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Segundo Jefferson P
Serrano Andres P
Shepherd Matthew INF
Sherman Steve OF
Shorey Mark OF
Siegrist Kevin RP
Sillman Mike P
Smith Donnie P
Smith Ross OF
Socolovich Miguel RP
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Dail P
Voss Jay P
Wacha Michael SP
Wainwright Adam SP
Walden Jordan RP
Walton Sam RP
Weaver Luke P
Weffer Jose P
Wilson Josh M. P
Wisdom Patrick 3B
Wong Kolten 2B
Wright Justin P

Franklin Ryan TO
Ilsley Blaine TO
LaRocque Gary TO
Lilliquist Derek PC
Mabry John TO
Maloney Chris TO
Matheny Mike MAN
McGee Willie TO
Mozeliak John GM
Mueller Bill TO
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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