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Cardinals | Jon Jay expected off DL

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:55:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) is expected off the 15-day disabled list on Friday, May 29. RP Miguel Socolovich was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to create a roster spot.

Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) will likely see more playing time with players like Matt Adams on the shelf for an extended period. He is worth activating in matchup situations.

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Cardinals | Options to replace Matt Adams?

Thu, 28 May 2015 07:31:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (leg) is likely done for the season, which has fueled speculation that the Cardinals could have interest in Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Milwaukee Brewers 1B Adam Lind and Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau may also be available via trade, Rosenthal writes. Lind has a club option after 2015, and Morneau has a mutual option. The Phillies are willing to cover the majority of Howard's remaining $50 million-plus contract, although the Cardinals seem to have little interest in impeding Adams in 2016. It is unknown if Howard would waive his 10-and-5 rights to accept a trade to St. Louis.

Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals may try to get by with 1B Mark Reynolds, but a trade is entirely possible to land a complementary bat for matchups against right-handed pitchers. Keep an eye on the situation in the short term.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams to undergo surgery

Wed, 27 May 2015 21:07:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday, May 29, to repair his torn quadriceps.

Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) could miss the rest of the season because of his injury. Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely will see most of the playing time and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday sets franchise record

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:55:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday reached base for the 43rd consecutive time to begin the 2015 season Wednesday, May 27, breaking the Cardinals' franchise record. Only five players since 1914 have had longer streaks.

Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has just three home runs on the season, and he still owns an inflated .385 BABIP. It's time to sell high on Holliday, as his power numbers have been trending down over the last four seasons.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams could miss season

Wed, 27 May 2015 18:55:15 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) will miss three to four months with a Grade 2 strain, according to an official team statement Wednesday, May 27. Team officials have said Adams could miss the rest of the season. 1B Mark Reynolds is listed as the next option at first base on the Cardinals' depth chart.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has been used mostly as a platoon option against right-handed pitchers this season. The Cardinals' are likely to look outside of the organization for Adams' replacement, with Ryan Howard's name among those rumored to be of interest.

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Cardinals | Mark Reynolds filling in at 1B

Wed, 27 May 2015 16:16:07 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds will be the primary first baseman with 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) out for an extended period of time. Reynolds is hitting .250 with three home runs and 12 RBI in part-time duty, with 11 starts at first base and three at third base.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) will see his value increase dramatically in traditional formats with regular playing time. If you're in need of power in shallow mixed leagues, he might be worth the pickup. At FantasyScore, Reynolds remains a matchup play for his fence-clearing ability.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta jumps into cleanup spot

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:08:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta is batting cleanup against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is having a nice season, and he could take up temporary residence in the cleanup spot with Matt Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) out with a quadriceps injury. It would be a slight boost to his fantasy stock, and Peralta is already a mid-tier shortstop. Currently, he has 23 runs, seven home runs, 25 RBI with a .308/.370/.506 batting average. While an excellent FantasyScore option, Peralta is somewhat pricey for a middle infielder.

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Cardinals | Mark Reynolds starting at first base

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:33:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds is playing first base and batting seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds' ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) fantasy value is on the rise in seasonal formats with Matt Adams potentially missing a substantial chunk of time with a quadriceps injury. FantasyScore players could have a nice low-priced option on their hands, too. Just note, Reynolds is typically feast or famine at the plate.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk batting fifth

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:28:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is batting fifth and playing center field against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is earning additionally playing time with his strong run over the past 11 games. He is sporting a .316/.350/.605 slash line with four runs, a home run, six RBI and a stolen base. And while the sample size is small, Grichuk lands in a favorable lineup spot and pitching matchup Wednesday. He is an excellent low-priced target for FantasyScore players Wednesday.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams facing lengthy absence

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:02:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) has a severe tear in his quadriceps which could require surgery, and he could miss significant time with the injury.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on the severity of Adams' ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) injury and a recovery and return timeline. In the meantime, and for the duration of Adam's absence, Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) projects to receive everyday at-bats. Over the past six seasons, Reynolds has averaged 23 home runs with a .213/.316/.429 slash line and 402 at-bats per season. He has power potential, but it will come with a bad batting average. He is a matchup FantasyScore play.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams put on DL

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:58:03 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) was put on the 15-day disabled list, as expected, Wednesday, May 27. C Edward Easley was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: With Adams out for at least two weeks, Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is likely to become the starting first baseman. While Reynolds has plenty of power (three home runs, 12 RBI), he's also hitting just .250 (24-for-96). Reynolds is strictly a matchup play at FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams suffers injury

Tue, 26 May 2015 19:38:45 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) left the game early Tuesday, May 26, and has been diagnosed with a strained right quadriceps.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look for a possible timetable for Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) over the next day or two. Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely would start at first base if Adams misses some time and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Cardinals | Jon Jay needs rehab assignment

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:10:43 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay will be sent on a short minor league rehab assignment to work on the timing of his swing Tuesday, May 26, with Class A Peoria. Jay will play two or three games on the assignment, and he could be activated Friday, May 29, if there are no setbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is serviceable only in deep NL-only leagues. If Jay returns to the top of the Cardinals' batting order, he could be an occasional option in GPP tournaments on FantasyScore, with a favorable pitching matchup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Carlos Martinez fans eight

Mon, 25 May 2015 20:57:57 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez struck out eight and allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings but received a no-decision in a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has had two really bad outings this year, but he has allowed two runs or less in seven of his nine starts overall. He also has 56 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings. If the matchup is solid, don't hesitate to to use Martinez at FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday extends lengthy streak

Mon, 25 May 2015 15:13:57 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday extended his streak of reaching base safely to begin the season to 41 games Monday, May 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Holliday is just one game shy of the club record set by Albert Pujols in 2008.

Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) owns a batting average of .314 and an on-base percentage of .434 but his .373 BABIP is nearly 40 points above his career average. Holliday's walk rate is up considerably from his career average, but he has only three home runs through 173 plate appearances. Season-long owners should try and sell Holliday as the real-world success is really covering up Holliday's subpar fantasy season so far.

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St. Louis Cardinals Player News

Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Belisle Matt RP
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bourjos Peter OF
Bova Christopher P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret 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
Choate Randy RP
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim P
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cruz Tony 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
Easley Edward C
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Garcia Greg SS
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
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Greenwood Nick RP
Grichuk Randal OF
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Heyward Jason OF
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Huffman Chad OF
Jay Jon OF
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Dan 1B
Johnson Mark L. C
Kaminsky Rob P
Kelly Carson C
Kelly Ty INF
Kozma Pete SS
Lackey John SP
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
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
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Ohlman Michael C
Ortega Rafael OF
Parish Brian P
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Reyes Alex P
Reynolds Mark 1B
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Scruggs Xavier 1B
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 P
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stanley Cody C
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 Carlos SP
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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