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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:47:27 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey saw his record fall to 7-12 after losing to the San Diego Padres Wednesday, July 27. The knuckleballer lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on four hits and four walks. He also struck out five.
Fantasy Tip: Dickey is a starting pitcher that's really hard to trust right now in fantasy leagues, as he's now given up five runs or more in three consecutive starts. It's his worst three-start stretch of the season, and things won't get any easier down the stretch considering the division that Toronto plays in. He's someone to avoid using in the coming weeks unless perhaps the right matchup presents itself.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:11:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Win totals don't have a significant impact on fantasy statistics, but it's a clear sign of how valuable Travis is. He's sporting a .286/.328/.451 slash line with 29 runs, six home runs and 24 RBI through just 47 games and is a viable starter in all fantasy formats.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:43:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Estrada's first start back from the disabled list went well, as he allowed just two runs through six innings with three strikeouts. Going against the Orioles isn't ideal, and while Estrada has proven to be a solid mid-rotation arm over the past two seasons with Toronto, it isn't out of the question to sit him Friday.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:01:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grilli might have the upper hand. Benoit has a 5.18 ERA, while Grilli's ERA is 3.63 with a 1.33 WHIP and 50 K's in 34 2/3 innings. His K/9 is the highest it has been since his peak years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you have daily pickups, he's worth speculating on today if you're seeking saves.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:59:01 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in right field and batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Toronto has a lot of flexibility with the addition of Melvin Upton Jr., which is highlighted in the Wednesday lineup. Carrera and Smoak could be victims of hits to their playing time going forward, as manager John Gibbons could utilize Edwin Encarnacion at first base more frequently, and Carrera is likely the fifth outfielder on the current depth chart. Outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, Carrera and Smoak are replaceable.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:52:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in left field and batting fourth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Upton is having a nice season, and now he's going to see consistent playing time in the heart of a potent lineup. Upton could see a few less at-bats with Toronto, but it shouldn't hinder his five-category upside going forward. Sub out Saunders where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. There's enough playing time for both Saunders and Upton to remain solid fantasy assets.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:33:25 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. INF/OF Darwin Barney is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Sub out Tulowitzki in seasonal leagues where you can Wednesday. After a slow start, he's been solid with 24 runs, 11 home runs, 35 RBI and a .297/.340/.547 slash line over his past 44 games. Barney owns a .393 slugging percentage this season and has limited fantasy upside. He's a potential flier in daily contests Wednesday, but in seasonal leagues, it's best to leave him to cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:25:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Outside of a dismal May, Donaldson has produced like a reigning MVP. He's now hitting .302 with 25 HRs and 74 RBI, making him a must-start in all formats.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:31:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The veteran Benoit was struggling with a 5.18 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 26 appearances this season. He is only worth a look in the deepest of AL-only fantasy formats at this point of his career.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:23:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Upton has bounced back with a .256-16-45 line and 20 steals. Depending on his playing time, he could make a nice impact in fantasy. Entering a hitter's park with that lineup around him should really benefit him.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:12:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was Bautista's first game since June 16. Although he's been disappointing this year to the tune of a .230/.360/.455 slash line, he's still one of the game's premier sluggers and can be returned to starting fantasy lineups. The fact that he got a hit, albeit only a single, in his first game back should at least help him settle in again right away.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:52:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez won his 10th straight decision Monday, July 25, versus the San Diego Padres. The right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings, issuing only three hits and two walks. He also struck out seven.
Fantasy Tip: There is simply nobody on the mound hotter than Sanchez right now. Not only does the 24-year-old continue to win, but he consistently gives his owners standout performances, such as in tonight's assignment. In fact, this was the eighth instance this season in which Sanchez went at least seven innings and allowed one run or less. Just keep trotting him out there.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:46:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martin missed three games with the knee injury, but he's safe to return to your lineups given his strong play dating back to the beginning of June (.267/.383/.422 slash line with 20 runs and 22 RBI over 35 games). Martin is a viable starter in the majority of seasonal settings.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:40:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bautista is an elite power commodity in all fantasy formats, and he should be returned to starting lineups. For the season, the outfielder sits with 41 runs, 12 home runs, 41 RBI and a .230/.360/.455 slash line through just 65 games. His return projects to significantly cut into the playing time of Ezequiel Carrera and Darwin Barney.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:47:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion continues to make his case to break the bank as a free agent this offseason, as his homer total ranks third in the majors, while his 87 RBI leads all of baseball. The .265 average is a bit disappointing but right in line with his career mark. It's also the only criticism owners can level on Encarnacion, who needs to be started in fantasy any time he is in the Blue Jays' lineup.
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