Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Chicago WSox
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Kevin KiermaierCFRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss a couple of days due to illness.Kiermaier has shown solid power with 10 homers and a .759 OPS in 317 at-bats.9/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
ColdBen Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay BuchholzZobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .189 hitter against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz with 13 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it. Longoria has 22 HR and 90 RBI this season.9/23/2014 1:31:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .167 hitter against opposing starter John Danks.He is 3-for18 lifetime against Danks, with only RBI. It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it.9/21/2014 9:45:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist could be in for a rough day today (if he is in the lineup) against White Sox starter John Danks.He is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) against Danks, with seven strikeouts. Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play.9/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer defeated Hector Noesi and the White Sox 3-1 on Saturday.He is now 10-8 after going 6 1/3 innings, including three strikeouts. Archer did not allow a run, and now owns a 3.42 ERA. Jake McGee shut the door for his 18th save, allowing the one earned run in the process.9/20/2014 10:25:00 PM
Wil MyersRFRays right fielder Wil Myers continued to struggle on Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.The reigning American League Rookie of the Year had a terrible year full of injuries and hit only .219 with six home runs and 32 RBI. He has hit just .212 with one home run since his return from a fractured wrist.9/19/2014 10:51:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays righty Alex Cobb is simply turning into an ace for Tampa Bay.Not only does he have a 0.87 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his past three starts, Cobb is also 5-1 with a 1.26 ERA during the second half of 2014. Lock him into your lineup, and make sure you target this guy for 2015.9/17/2014 10:21:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings and allowed one run on five hits against the Yankees on Tuesday.Odorizzi improved his record to 11-12. He also struck out three and walked none in the game. Odorizzi has a 3.98 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 165 innings this year.9/16/2014 11:15:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney was 3-for-4 and scored a run as the Rays beat the Yankees, 6-1, on Tuesday.Loney scored his run in the seventh on Wil Myers sacrifice fly. All of the first baseman's hits were singles. Loney is hitting .292 with nine homers and 66 RBI this year.9/16/2014 11:07:00 PM


Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Paul Konerko1BWhite Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career .435 hitter with a pair of home runs against Tigers left-hander David Price.The 38-year-old is planning to retire at the end of the season, so he will likely be one of your last chances to get him in your lineup. Over his 18-year career he's a .279 hitter with 439 homers, 1,412 RBI and played in six All-Star games.9/23/2014 1:23:00 PM
Chris BassittSPWhite Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt pitched seven 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing six hits, striking out three and walking two to beat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.It was Bassitt's first career victory in the big leagues. It was also by far the longest outing of his short career. Bassitt is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 16 strikeouts in four starts this year.9/22/2014 9:59:00 PM
Tyler FlowersCWhite Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer to defeat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.Flowers homered in the second, scoring shortstop Carlos Sanchez. That was enough for White Sox starter, Chris Bassitt, who pitch seven 2/3 shutout innings. Flowers is hitting .243 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI this season.9/22/2014 9:52:00 PM
John DanksSPWhite Sox lefty John Danks earns 10th victory of 2014 on Sunday.He was effective against the Rays, going six innings of two-run baseball. Danks struck out five, and now owns a 4.82 ERA. It has not been a great year for Danks, who will look to rebound in 2015.9/21/2014 6:44:00 PM
ColdJohn DanksSPWhite Sox lefty John Danks heads into Kansas City to open up a series against the Royals, as his struggles in 2014 continue.With Chicago taking on Royals' ace James Shields, combined with the fact that Danks is 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA during his past three starts (9-11, 5.05 ERA overall), it would be smart to find better options to plug into your starting rotation tonight.9/15/2014 11:35:00 AM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a career .412 hitter (21-for-51) with a pair of homers and a 1.033 OPS versus Royals right-hander James Shields.Ramirez can't find his swing this month, batting just .122 in 41 at-bats and may not be ready to take advantage of the matchup. He is also hitting .273 with 15 HR, 67 RBI and 76 runs.9/15/2014 9:50:00 AM
Dayan ViciedoRFWhite Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo hit a walkoff two-run home run as the White Sox defeated the Twins, 7-6.The victory was Chicago's second of the day with the White Sox and Twins playing a doubleheader. Viciedo went 2-for-4 in the second game, including the walkoff homer. He is batting .233 with 21 homers and 57 RBI this season. 9/14/2014 10:07:00 AM
HotJose QuintanaSPWhite Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out a career-hiigh 13 batters to defeat the Twins on Saturday.Quintana was dominant striking out 13 and walking just two. The 25-year-old has given up three runs in his last 20 innings. Quintana is 8-10 with a 3.30 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 185 2/3 innings this season.9/13/2014 8:46:00 PM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs to lead the White Sox over the Twins, 5-1, on Saturday.The home run was Ramirez's 15th of the season. He is also hitting .275 with 31 doubles, 67 RBI and 75 runs.9/13/2014 6:55:00 PM
Dayan ViciedoRFWhite Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is 0-for-7 with five strikeouts against Twins hurler Phil Hughes.Viciedo star has faded a bit from his 25 home run, 78 RBI 2012 season. He still reached the 20 HR mark, but his OPS is down 58 points from 2012 and he's already struck out 113 times. Avoid him Friday.9/12/2014 1:32:00 PM