Player Notes - Baltimore and Tampa Bay
Baltimore
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotJonathan Schoop2BOrioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop crushed four hits Friday in an 8-4 win over Boston.The Baltimore rookie has hit .429 during his seven-game hitting streak. Schoop has seven RBI during that span. We'll see how he does Saturday against Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront (1-2, 6.75 ERA).4/18/2014 10:36:00 PM
J.J. HardySSBaltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is just 3-for-20 (.150) against Boston right-hander John Lackey.Hardy has averaged 25.7 HR per season over the last three years, but he's never had an extra base hit against Lackey. He's also still looking for his first homer this season. It won't likely come on Friday. Avoid this matchup.4/18/2014 10:14:00 AM
J.J. HardySSBaltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy had two doubles and a single in four at-bats Monday against Tampa Bay.Hardy has averaged 25.7 HR per season over the last three years. He missed six games due to a bad back and is still hunting for his first home run this year.4/14/2014 10:04:00 PM
HotMatt WietersCBaltimore catcher Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI Monday against Tampa Bay. Wieters is having an excellent April, hitting .366 with three homers, eight RBI and eight runs in 41 at-bats. The 27-year-old is a career .256 hitter and has hit 22-23 homers in each of the last three years.4/14/2014 10:00:00 PM
Dylan BundySPOrioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Monday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.Prior to Bundy's Tommy John surgery last June, he was considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball. If he avoids complications he could be ready to join the Orioles after the All-Star break.4/14/2014 8:29:00 PM
Manny Machado3BO's third baseman Manny Machado did some running on Monday after taking a few swings in a simulated game on Saturday.We hope to see Machado (.283, 14 HR, 71 RBI) back on the field in May now that he seems to be making progress.4/14/2014 2:28:00 PM
Chris Davis1BOrioles first baseman Chris Davis crushed his first homer of the season Sunday afternoon.Davis went 11 games without one to start the year, but we know his homers come in bunches and he could have a big week ahead.4/13/2014 8:11:00 PM
ColdUbaldo JimenezSPOrioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up 10 hits and five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against Toronto.He's 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP. Jimenez got a big contract from Baltimore but he may have left his comfort zone behind in Cleveland.4/13/2014 8:09:00 PM
Nelson CruzLFOrioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is not listed in Sunday's starting lineup. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore SunDelmon Young, who has mostly served as Baltimore's DH, will make his first start of the year in left field. Cruz (.250, 2 HR, 6 RBI) went 1-for-4 with a walk during last night's 12-inning win against Toronto.4/13/2014 11:27:00 AM
J.J. HardySSBaltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is good to go for Saturday's game against Toronto. SOURCE: Dan Connolly, Baltimore SunHe's missed most of the last week because of back spasms. Hardy led all AL shortstops in homers last season (25) but he has yet to leave the yard in 2014 (15 at bats).4/12/2014 7:00:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings won't start Friday against New York.It's the first time he's sat out this season. David DeJesus (.156, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will fill in at center field with Matt Joyce (.324, 2 HR, 7 RBI) taking over in left.4/17/2014 6:51:00 PM
HotMatt JoyceRFRays OF/DH Matt Joyce is a career .357 hitter with three solo homers against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.Joyce is off to a fine start, batting .324 with a 1.002 OPS. Assuming the platoon player is in the Rays starting lineup, he should be in yours as well.4/18/2014 10:18:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .417 hitter (5-for-12) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.Zobrist's five hits have all been of the extra base variety, including two homers and a 1.783 OPS. He's batting .268 this season with a .388 OBP due to walking 11 times already. He's a solid play on Friday.4/18/2014 10:16:00 AM
ColdJose MolinaCRays catcher Jose Molina is hitless in 19 at-bats versus Yankees lefty C.C. Sabathia.Molina (.111, 0 HR, 0 RBI) has no fantasy value.4/17/2014 10:25:00 AM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a .395 hitter with six homers, 12 walks and a 1.364 OPS versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.Longoria is batting .286, but without much power (.748 OPS) through 15 games. This historically favorable matchup could help.4/17/2014 10:22:00 AM
ColdDesmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings has only four hits in 18 at-bats (.222) against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, but three left the park.Jennings will try to snap out of a 3-for-20 slump Wednesday against Baltimore.4/16/2014 11:27:00 AM
Matt MooreSPAccording to Marc Topkins of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays left-hander Matt Moore has scheduled Tommy John surgery for next week.Moore was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow which almost always means going under the knife, so this isn't a surprise. Moore was a fantasy stud last season going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 143 Ks in 150 1/3 innings pitched. He was 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA before the injury.4/15/2014 2:21:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.Zobrist is a career .277 hitter left-handed (.256 right-handed), but hasn't had any success versus Gonzalez. Add in a strong wind blowing in from left field on Tuesday and you have all the ingredients for a low output evening.4/15/2014 9:34:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays RHP Jake Odorizzi (illness) was sent back to the team hotel Monday, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.Odorizzi (1-1, 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Orioles. The team still expects him to make that start.4/14/2014 5:56:00 PM
David DeJesusLFTampa Bay left fielder David DeJesus is not in Monday's lineup.Btandon Guyer will get another start. DeJesus is batting just .172 this season. Guyer is just 1-for-8 with one homer. Neither is fantasy worthy at this time.4/7/2014 10:16:00 AM