Player Notes - Minnesota and Boston
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer has nine hits, including three home runs, against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.Mauer is 9-for-25 overall with four RBI and six walks versus Guthrie. It would be nice for Mauer to show some of that power on Wednesday because he still doesn't have a home run in 52 at-bats in 2015.4/22/2015 11:09:00 AM
Torii HunterRFTwins outfielder Torii Hunter is 16-for-49 with eight RBI versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.Hunter also had four extra-base hits against Guthrie. Coming into Wednesday, Hunter has a six-game win streak.4/22/2015 11:07:00 AM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI in the, 6-5, loss to the Royals on Tuesday.Mauer had an RBI-single in the fourth to score Danny Santana. It was his fifth RBI, but he still doesn't have a home run. Because of the lack of power, Mauer is only fantasy relevant in very deep leagues.4/22/2015 9:19:00 AM
ColdRicky NolascoSPTwins starter Ricky Nolasco (sore elbow) is headed out on a rehab assignment, according to Twins general manager Terry Ryan.Nolasco wasn't fantasy relevant last season (6-12, 5.38 ERA, 1.516 WHIP) and his first start in 2015 was just ugly. Take a wait and see attitude before adding Nolasco to your roster.4/20/2015 11:31:00 AM
Torii HunterRFTwins outfielder Torii Hunter hit his first home run of his second tenure with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.Hunter hit a three-run bomb in the sixth put Minnesota ahead, 7-1, and pretty much put the game away. Hunter is hitting .225 with six RBI to go with his one digger.4/19/2015 6:13:00 PM
Phil HughesSPTwins starter Phil Hughes allowed four runs Saturday versus Cleveland.Hughes continues to be an irrelevant fantasy option. He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk, while strking out three. He has a 5.30 ERA through three starts.4/18/2015 4:39:00 PM
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a walk off home run in the 11th to lift the Twins to a, 3-2, victory over the Indians, but will sit on Saturday.It's probably not a coincidence that he's just 1-for-11 with five strikeouts against Saturday's scheduled starter Danny Salazar. Eduardo Nunez will get the start at the hot corner.4/18/2015 11:36:00 AM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is 7-for-11 (.636) against Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.Dozier could use a favorable matchup matchup as he's batting just .231 with one homer and three RBI this season.4/18/2015 10:08:00 AM
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a walk off home run in the 11th to lift the Twins to a, 3-2, victory over the Indians.The home run was Plouffe's only hit of the game as he went 1-for-5. Maybe this will get him going because he is hitting just .143 this season.4/18/2015 12:04:00 AM
ColdBrian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 3-for-22 against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.Dozier has twice as many strikeouts (6) as hits. We recommend avoiding this matchup.4/17/2015 11:21:00 AM


Boston
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Dustin Pedroia2BRed Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .517 hitter (15-for-29) versus Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.The most important thing for fantsy owners is that Pedroia looks healthy so far this season. He's batting .250, but with power - four homers and seven extra-base hits in 68 at-bats. He's a must start on Saturday.4/25/2015 11:08:00 AM
David OrtizDHRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz blasted his fourth homer of the season.The homer was a three-run shot, and Ortiz now has eight RBIs overall this season.4/24/2015 10:42:00 PM
Rick PorcelloSPRed Sox right-hander Rick Porcello allowed four runs Friday against the Orioles.Porcello went six innings and allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He now owns a 6.48 ERA.4/24/2015 9:24:00 PM
Xander BogaertsSSRed Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Friday's starting lineup.It's not a complete surprise considering he's just 1-for-10 with four strikeouts versus Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.4/24/2015 3:34:00 PM
Clay BuchholzSPRed Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz struck out 10 Rays on Thursday night.He went six innings and allowed just one run one two hits and three walks. Buchholz now has a 4.84 ERA.4/23/2015 9:31:00 PM
Hanley RamirezSSRed Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is getting Thursday off.Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .869 OPS through the first 14 games. The Red Sox outfield will be a bit weak without both Ramirez and Shane Victorino.4/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
David OrtizDHRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will appeal his one-game suspension for bumping an umpire and is in the red Sox Thursday lineup.That doesn't mean you need to start him. Ortiz is batting just .208 this season and is 1-for-10 lifetime against Jake Odorizzi.4/23/2015 3:22:00 PM
Shane VictorinoRFRed Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino. Update: Victorino is not in the starting lineup.4/23/2015 3:20:00 PM
David OrtizDHRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is just 1-for-10 (.100) against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.Ortiz blasted a long home run on Wednesday night, but is an unfavorable matchup Thursday and should probably be avoided.4/18/2015 10:27:00 AM
Shane VictorinoRFRed Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino.4/23/2015 10:00:00 AM