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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:15:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Estrada ($6,300; or 12.6% of cap) had carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in each of his past two outings, but this was a terrible outing for FantasyScore players.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:15:22 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez (back) might return to the bullpen when he is healthy enough to come off the 15-day disabled list, manager John Gibbons said Tuesday, June 30. Sanchez posted a 1.09 ERA in 24 relief appearances in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez would only have FantasyScore appeal if he returns to the rotation, so monitor the situation closely.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:46:34 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the Boston Red Sox. C Dioner Navarro is batting seventh. In addition, 3B Josh Donaldson is at designated hitter and 3B Danny Valencia is at third base.
Fantasy Tip: The lineup switches are in part because Martin ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) gets a night off after playing the entire week at catcher. Navarro ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is 3-for-15 in the last seven days and isn't really worth picking up at the moment. Valencia ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has lost a significant chunk of playing time and has little fantasy value.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:13:17 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada is scheduled to pitch Tuesday, June 30, against the Boston Red Sox. He has taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning in each of his past two starts, and won each of his past four decisions while staying unbeaten since May 22.
Fantasy Tip: Estrada ($6,300; or 12.6% of cap) has emerged as a must-start FantasyScore option thanks to his amazing run lately, perhaps the best of his career.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:12:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Sanchez ($4,600; or 9.2% of cap) will return to the rotation or a middle relief role, so avoid him in FantasyScore until his role becomes clear and he can prove his health in an appearance or two without any setbacks.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:12:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed three runs and six hits over six innings in a loss against the Boston Red Sox Monday, June 29. He fell to 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA in four outings against the Red Sox this season.
Fantasy Tip: Dickey ($4,000; or 8.0% of cap) was a little better Monday, but he is still 3-8 with a 4.85 ERA overall this season. Avoid him in FantasyScore until he starts to show some consistency.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:45:53 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez (lat) felt fine after he long tossed at Dunedin, Fla. Monday, June 29, and he is still set to throw his scheduled bullpen session Wednesday, July 1, according to manager John Gibbons.
Fantasy Tip: Not only is there no clear timeline when Sanchez ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will return, there is an outside chance he returns and pitches out of the bullpen, too. He isn't worth stashing outside of deep mixed and AL-only formats. FantasyScore players will want to be careful with utilizing Sanchez until he proves he is healthy and fares well on the hill.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:29:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Osuna is a big part of the committee Toronto is using to close out at games, and he is definitely worth grabbing if you are hunting for saves. He has 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings, so he can provide some value even on nights when handle the ninth inning.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:14:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Chris Colabello is out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 28, against the Texas Rangers. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in left field and hit seventh in the order against RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez.
Fantasy Tip: Carrera ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has reverse splits this season, that have the left-handed hitter crushing southpaws for a .429 batting average through 14 plate appearances. Carrera is still hitting a respectable .279 against righties, and he'll offer cap relief for FantasyScore owners in GPP tournaments.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 05:44:35 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Matt Boyd will make another start, according to manager John Gibbons Saturday, June 27. Boyd's next turn in the rotation would be Thursday, July 2, against the Boston Red Sox, if the Jays' stay on schedule.
Fantasy Tip: Boyd racked up seven strikeouts and didn't walk a single batter in his major league debut Saturday, against the Texas Rangers. Boyd allowed four earned runs off three Rangers' homers, leading to the 4-0 loss. With his 33.3% home run to fly ball ratio likely to normalize next time out, Boyd can be used in GPP tournaments.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:04:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The two-time Cy Young winner hasn't pitched since 2012, and it seems unlikely that the former elite fantasy starter will ever make it back to the majors, let alone have fantasy relevance.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:11:16 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin will serve as the designated hitter against Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo Saturday, June 27. C Dioner Navarro will start at catcher and is batting fifth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Martin ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) is receiving a day off from catching but will try to help at the plate. Martin is hitting a solid .266 with four home runs and 13 RBI this month and could be a solid option on FantasyScore. Navarro ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has six hits and two home runs in his last three games and could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:53:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is providing his typical power numbers, but his .245 average highlights is inconsistency. He is a bit of a high-risk, high-reward play at FantasyScore, but he can carry a lineup on the right night.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:34:17 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Matt Boyd is expected to make his major league debut and start against the Texas Rangers Saturday, June 27. Boyd had a 1.26 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 12 Class AA starts and two Class AAA starts this year.
Fantasy Tip: Boyd will be a cheap pitching commodity on FantasyScore tomorrow if he's starting, but you should look to avoid him in his major league debut in a hitter-friendly environment against a team that has picked it up with the sticks in June.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:04:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Travis ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) was a big fantasy baseball contributor before his injury, and he was often the team's leadoff hitter earlier this year. He's expected to hit near the bottom of the order for the foreseeable future now, though, which will devalue him a bit in daily games. Play Travis at your own risk tonight as a contrarian play with many likely to overlook him.
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