Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:41:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smyly has battled his way back into rotation consideration if he can avoid any setbacks in these next two rehab starts. The Rays will probably be very careful with him down the stretch, though, and his fantasy value will likely be shaky because of the nature of his injury. Only consider him for your rotation in a deeper league, and be hesitant to run with him on FantasyScore if he makes it all the way back.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:43:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Longo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) struggled mightily in mid-July, but he has started to catch fire lately. Since July 24 he is 15-for-39 (.385) with five doubles, two homers and four RBI in the past 10 games to raise his average from .262 to .275. He has re-emerged as a must-start in FantasyScore, and he comes at a cut-rate price.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:24:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Forsythe ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has posted five multi-hit games over his past 10 outings. At a mid-level price he is a solid middle infield option for FantasyScore players lately.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:36:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With lefty Jose Quintana ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) on the hill, Jaso ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) will receive the night off. He has been exceptional against right-handed hurlers, though, with a .352/.410/.537 slash line through 61 plate appearances. Joey Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been seeing time as the designated hitter when the Rays face lefties. Butler has really cooled, and he is currently riding a 8-for-56 run at the dish with a .411 OPS. Aim higher FantasyScore players.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer will be making his big league debut Monday. Over 217 plate appearances with Class AAA Dunham, he had a .265/.359/.595 slash line with 30 runs, 16 home runs and 32 RBI. He is likely a wait-and-see type for daily contests, but those in need of pop in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats could take a speculative leap of faith with Shaffer.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:26:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has struggled since returning from his injury, so he will look to work on things in the minors. He could return when the rosters expand in September. Shaffer should see some playing time and could be an option in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:17:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smyly will make his third rehab start and could be able to return to the team in the near future. He likely will rejoin the rotation when he is activated, but owners may want to see him pitch in a game or two before considering him for their lineup.
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:12:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) will miss four to six weeks after X-rays showed a fractured left hand. He was put on the 15-day disabled list and OF Mikie Mahtook was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move. Manager Kevin Cash said Mahtook and OF Brandon Guyer will receive the bulk of the playing time in Souza's absence.
Fantasy Tip: In most leagues, Souza should be dropped, since he's unlikely to have much of a fantasy impact for the rest of the season. Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) and Mahtook are deep sleepers on FantasyScore, and their fantasy value in deep leagues might be minimal, too, if they split playing time.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:28:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shaffer brings plenty of power potential with him, and he is worth grabbing in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:43:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mahtook went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in his first game back in the majors. While he's not yet available on FantasyScore, Mahtook could become a serviceable option once he has a few more games under his belt.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:35:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting .297 against lefties this season, and he'll be a strong option in both GPP tournaments and cash games on FantasyScore.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:30:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting just .245 against lefties, but he has hit three of his four home runs against southpaws. Guyer will offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners for use in GPP tournaments.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:23:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been brutal since returning from Tommy John surgery, and he owns an 8.78 ERA in six starts. It sounds like his demotion could be a temporary thing, but with Drew Smyly potentially returning soon, Moore could be given time to work things out in the minors.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:54:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Souza ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) was riding a five-game hit streak, and he needs to be stashed by owners who are currently rostering him.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:03:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore was recalled from the minor leagues Saturday after spending some time with Class AAA Durham. He struggled over his last several games when he was with the Rays and should not be a fantasy option at this point.
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