Player Notes - Minnesota and NY Yankees
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
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
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is a career .360 hitter (9-for-25) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.Plouffe has not started the season very well (.133 BA), so it's questionable whether he can take advantage of this favorable matchup.4/17/2015 11:20:00 AM
Kennys VargasDHTwins first baseman Kennys Vargas was 2-for-4, hitting his first home run of the season on Thursday against the Royals.Vargas tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the second. Minnesota went on to score six of the next seven runs and beat Kansas City, 8-5. Vargas is hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI this season.4/16/2015 4:47:00 PM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer had three RBI in the, 8-5, victory over the Royals on Thursday.Mauer was just 1-for-4, but he was a solid run producer on Thursday. Danny Santana scored on Mauer's groundout in the third, Torri Hunter scored on Mauer's single in the fourth and then Shane Robinson scored on Mauer's sacrifice fly in the eighth. Mauer, however, needs to hit more home runs to be fantasy relevant in standard leagues.4/16/2015 4:42:00 PM
Oswaldo ArciaRFTwins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia is not in Thursday's starting lineup.Arcia is off to a slow start, batting just .200 through the first seven games with one extra-base hit. Shane Robinson and Eduardo Escobar will join Torii Hunter in the Twins outfield. Neither youngster has shown much with the bat.4/16/2015 11:45:00 AM
Phil HughesSPTwins starter Phil Hughes allowed three runs during Sunday's loss to the White Sox.Hughes is now 0-2 through two starts. He went six innings on Sunday and allowed eight hits and struck out four. Hughes has a 5.25 ERA through those two starts.4/12/2015 9:10:00 PM
Torii HunterRFTwins outfielder Torii Hunter will get Saturday off.No injury here, just resting the "old" guy. The 39-year-old is just 2-for-16 in the early going.4/11/2015 11:42:00 AM


NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI to lead New York over Tampa Bay, 5-4.Rodriguez hit a solo blast in the second inning and then a two-run bomb in the sixth. He capped off the great night with the game-winning RBI in the eighth. Rodriguez has been the Yankees best hitter this season, hitting .344 with four home runs and 11 RBI.4/17/2015 11:09:00 PM
Brett GardnerLFYankees left fielder Brett Gardner (bone bruise) is questionable for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.Gardner was hit on the right wrist and both X-rays and MRI said no structural damage, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. He should be ready for the weekend series. Gardner put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners hope he can continue that in 2015.4/16/2015 3:58:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a homer in the loss on Wednesday against the Orioles.Rodriguez now has two home runs on the season. He has arguable been the best Yankees hitter this season. Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and seven RBI.4/15/2015 11:59:00 PM
Chase Headley3BYankees third baseman Chase Headley is a career .412 hitter against Orioles' starter Bud Norris.Headley could have nice outing against Baltimore tonight. He is 7-for-17 with two homers and four RBIs against Norris.4/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
CC SabathiaSPYankees starter CC Sabathia took the loss Tuesday versus Baltimore.He did not pitch poorly, but did allow four runs on seven hits and one walk over seven innings of work. Sabathia also had seven strikeouts and threw 91 pitches. He is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.4/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Brett GardnerLFYankees left fielder Brett Gardner was forced out of the game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch earlier in the game.Gardner was hit on the right wrist. X-rays were negative, but he could miss a game or two due to swelling. He put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners he can continue that in 2015.4/14/2015 10:26:00 AM
Stephen Drew2BYankees infielder Stephen Drew played the role of hero Monday night against Baltimore.He hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh, which won the game for New York. However, Drew is not a great fantasy option.4/13/2015 11:00:00 PM
Michael PinedaSPYankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed five runs Monday against the Orioles.He wen 6 1/3 innings and allowed the five runs on nine hits, but did strike out nine. Pineda has a 5.11 ERA through two starts this season.4/13/2015 9:55:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 6-for-13 (.462) against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.Ellsbury and Brett Gardner could make a solid one-two punch on Monday as Gardner is a .357 hitter versus Chen.4/13/2015 11:10:00 AM
Brett GardnerLFYankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-14 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, who is a career .462 hitter versus Chen, could make a nice duo in Monday's game.4/13/2015 11:08:00 AM