Player Notes - Minnesota and Texas
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


Texas
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Mitch Moreland1BTexas first baseman Mitch Moreland (elbow) will return to the lineup on Friday night.He is starting at first base and hitting second, while Prince Fielder is serving as the DH.4/24/2015 7:43:00 PM
Prince Fielder1BRangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and run scored in the, 7-1, victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.Fielder had a ground rule double in the first inning and then hit a two-run homer in the eighth. It was Fielder's first home run of the season. He is also hitting .386 with nine RBI this season.4/22/2015 9:42:00 AM
Prince Fielder1BRangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with an RBI-single in the heartbreaking loss to the Mariners on Sunday.Texas led Seattle, 10-5, in the sixth, but Seattle chipped away at that lead each inning and capped off the comeback victory with a walkoff homer from Nelson Cruz. Fielder is hitting well to start 2015, but he hasn't hit a home run yet in 52 at-bats.4/19/2015 9:26:00 PM
Colby LewisSPRangers starter Colby Lewis took the loss Saturday against the Mariners.Lewis allowed three runs on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings of work. He is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA.4/19/2015 9:00:00 AM
Prince Fielder1BRangers first baseman Prince Fielder is hitless in 11 at-bats against Felix Hernandez.There are probably plenty of players in the same situation versus the Seattle ace, but that doesn't help. Despite Fielder's .419 batting average you should probably avoid this matchup.4/18/2015 10:37:00 AM
Mitch Moreland1BTexas first baseman Mitch Moreland could need minor elbow surgery, according to TR Sullivan of mlb.com.If true he'd likely miss 2-3 weeks. Moreland can't stay healthy enough for fantasy owners and Rangers fans to see what he can do with a season's worth of at-bats. He played just 52 games last season.4/18/2015 9:55:00 AM
Prince Fielder1BRangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 1-for-3 in the, 10-2, loss to the Angels on Wednesday.Fielder is off to a good start, which is great news considering he is returning from nck surgery. He is hitting .400 with four RBI in nine games although he has yet to hit a home run.4/15/2015 5:48:00 PM
Adrian Beltre3BRangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is 6-for-15 lifetime against opposing starter Hector Santiago.Three of those six hits are homers, making Beltre a nice option for Wednesday's game against the Angels.4/15/2015 11:45:00 AM
Shin-Soo ChooLFRangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the lineup Monday.He missed a couple of games with a back injury, but is ready to return.4/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Shin-Soo ChooLFRangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will not play on Sunday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.This will be the second straight game Choo misses since he left Friday's game with back spasms. Choo should be considered day-to-day.4/12/2015 12:39:00 PM