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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:17:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk has a high ceiling, but he's struggling this first month with a .189-3-12 line. If you can afford to, sit him until he shows signs of life.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:15:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Molina isn't doing damage, but he's hitting .341 on the season. He only hit four homers last season and didn't hit his first one until June. You probably can't expect much more than that from him this season, but he remains a midrange catcher option.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:49:04 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is scheduled to be re-evaluated in 10 days and could begin a rehab assignment around May 21, according to general manager John Mozeliak. He would likely need at least one week of rehab games and could rejoin the parent club in early June if all goes well.
Fantasy Tip: Peralta is able to participate in defensive drills but has not yet been cleared to resume hitting. He should remain stashed in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. Peralta's return is not expected to affect the status of 25-year-old rookie SS Aledmys Diaz, who is leading all National League hitters with a .420 average through his first 21 games this season.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:42:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment during the middle of next week, according to general manager John Mozeliak. He has been hitting in a cage and could resume shagging fly balls by the beginning of next week.
Fantasy Tip: Pham may have difficulty securing regular playing time in the Cardinals' crowded outfield once he is activated, which limits his fantasy appeal to NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:04:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wong has not been in the starting lineup over the last six games because of an illness but was used later in games. He is batting only .216 with two RBI this season and may not be the best option for some fantasy owners.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:53:39 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Saturday, April 30. SS Ruben Tejada will start at shortstop and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada has only one hit in his last eight at-bats and is batting only .167 this season. Owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:52:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Saturday, April 30. 1B Brandon Moss will start in right field, while 1B Matt Adams will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Moss has five hits and three RBI over his last four games and could be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Adams is coming off a 2-for-3 performance with one home run and three RBI in his last game and could be used in daily leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:30:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Saturday, April 30. OF Jeremy Hazelbaker will start in center field and is batting first in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker has gone 6-for-16 with two home runs and six RBI over the last seven games and should be an attractive option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:42:11 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (illness) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, April 29. 2B Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting sixth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.
Fantasy Tip: Wong has to be one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in the early going. He has just 11 hits in 51 at-bats (.216) and hasn't started in almost a full week. If you haven't already, you need to make alternate plans at second base, and it's not out of the question to dump him in shallow leagues. Gyorko has pop but fares much better against lefties. He does have a homer in nine career at-bats against Stras, but he's more of a sleeper pick tonight in daily contests.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:30:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker has been a spark when in the lineup, but he has plenty of competition for at-bats. He is a better roster fit for leagues with daily transactions and deep benches. Additionally, don't expect him to maintain his current .310/.344/.690 slash line. If there is a buyer, Hazelbaker is a prime sell-high candidate in deeper leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:18:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. C Eric Fryer is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Beside sitting without a home run, it has been an excellent start for Molina. He has a .333/.422/.436 slash line with 10 RBI and is a sound starting option in all fantasy formats. You'll want to replace the workhorse backstop where you can Friday, though. Fryer should be viewed as a desperation flier against Strasburg Friday.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:41:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (illness) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 28. 2B Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Wong hasn't registered an extra-base hit yet and has just two RBI through his first 58 plate appearances, and he is quickly becoming one of the bigger early-season busts, especially with the rest of the lineup hitting well. Gyorko is a viable flier in daily contests Thursday, but he has historically fared much better against southpaws and owns an underwhelming . 237/.279/.399 slash line against right-handed pitchers dating back to the beginning of 2015.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:29:42 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Brandon Moss is starting in right field and batting fourth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, April 28. OFs Randal Grichuk and Jeremy Hazelbaker are not in the starting lineup Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Moss lands in a juicy matchup against De La Rosa. The hurler has allowed a .559 slugging percentage to left-handed batters dating back to the beginning of last season, and Moss has 15 runs, five home runs and 14 RBI through his past 17 games. Avoid Grichuk and Hazelbaker where you can Thursday.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:54:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Diaz has hit safely in seven straight games, and he is hitting .577 (15-for-26) with seven runs scored and five RBIs during the impressive span. He is a must-start in all NL-only fantasy leagues and some mixed formats, and he is a tremendous value in DFS play.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:53:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Molina is hitting .367 (11-for-30) during his impressive nine-game streak. After an injury-plagued 2015, he has re-emerged as a top-notch fantasy receiver across all formats.
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