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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:29:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey allowed two hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the National League Division Series Friday, Oct. 9. He walked one and struck out five.
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) flirted with a no-hitter until Addison Russell led off the sixth inning with a single. Including his outings during the regular season, Lackey is 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA against the Cubs in four starts this year and makes a solid FantasyScore pitching option.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:04:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) also fared much better at home this year than on the road, so he lines up as a nice FantasyScore pick today for a little cheaper cost than some of the other aces going.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:56:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's really hard to say how Molina ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will perform this postseason following a serious thumb injury that has kept him sidelined since Sept. 20. Last year a similar ailment kept him hitless all postseason, so there is plenty of reason to avoid him in daily leagues, at least in these first few games to see how he looks.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:53:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) hit over .300 in his rookie season in 63 games and also batted .322 (19-for-59) with two of his seven home runs against lefties this year. His head injury is behind him and he's not a bad FantasyScore selection at all against a lefty.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:07:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) will wear a molded plastic brace during the National League Division Series to protect a torn ligament in his left thumb, and manager Mike Matheny believes Molina is playing through pain.
Fantasy Tip: Molina's ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) defense is what has him on the 25-man roster for the series, and anything he does offensively will certainly be viewed as a bonus. Reiterating a previous tip, FantasyScore players should view the backstop as an extremely risky buy for contests.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:23:10 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) was included on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs. Molina was third in the league in defensive runs saved among catchers this season.
Fantasy Tip: Molina ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is more glove than stick these days, as he posted his lowest OPS (.660) since the 2006 season this year. FantasyScore players should view Molina as a low-end catcher option for contests, and providing cap relief may be his biggest asset, especially considering the nature of the injury he is attempting to play through.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:17:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) can be ignored at FanasyScore during the NLDS, and a combination of Stephen Piscotty ($4,700, 9.4% of cap), Brandon Moss ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) project to man first base during the series. They're all matchup plays who should likely only be utilized in daily contests against the weaker starters of the Cubs.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:04:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) and Lynn ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) both stumbled into the playoffs. Wacha posted a 7.88 ERA while allowing a .962 OPS to opposing hitters through his five September starts, and Lynn has allowed 13 runs over 27 2/3 innings over his six starts in September. Garcia ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) posted a more respectable 3.44 ERA through his six September outings, and all three are worth considering as No. 2 starting pitcher options at FantasyScore.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:16:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has been bothered by a strained elbow but despite the progress he has made, the Cards are not expected to use him in center field when he returns.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:48:33 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) caught, hit and blocked balls during a workout Wednesday, Oct. 7, and manager Mike Matheny is now even more optimistic that Molina will be on the playoff roster.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking like Molina ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) will be able to play in the division series after all, but how effective will he be? Last year he went hitless in the postseason battling through injuries, and he hasn't played a full game since Sept. 20. There's sizeable risk surrounding Molina.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:45:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Red Birds await the winner of the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates in the wild-card game. Lackey ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) has plenty of postseason experience but isn't your prototypical ace. Lackey pitched well this year to the tune of a 2.77 ERA and didn't allow more than three earned runs in any of his starts in the season's final month. He's not a sexy daily pick in the playoffs, but he can be serviceable as your second starter.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:51:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) was examined by a hand specialist Monday, Oct. 5, and general manager John Mozeliak is optimistic Molina will be on the postseason roster. Molina will have a splint built to hopefully allow him to hit and catch, which he will attempt to do over the next few days.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, but even if Molina ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is added to the postseason roster, he'll be a risky FantasyScore option. You'll want to see him produce at the dish before locking him into your lineups. After all, his .350 slugging percentage this year was his lowest mark since the 2010 season.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:13:12 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday, OF Jason Heyward, 3B Matt Carpenter, OF Stephen Piscotty, SS Jhonny Peralta and 2B Kolten Wong are all not starting in Game 2 of the doubleheader Sunday, Oct. 4, against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Seeing this is the final game of the regular season, this is to be expected. Manager Mike Matheny is simply resting his starters. Of the reserves, OF Tommy Pham ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) might be worth a flier on FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:43:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty (head) is starting in right field and batting second against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller in Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, Oct. 4. OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) hasn't played since Monday, Sept. 28, after he was injured in a scary outfield collision. He checks out as a risky fantasy option in all fantasy formats Sunday, and it is unlikely he plays in the second game of the doubleheader. Check back for updates on how he makes out in the outing.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:23:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) hasn't done much in limited playing time. Sit him on FantasyScore against Shelby Miller.
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