Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Houston
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
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
HotYunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar has an enticing matchup tonight against Yankees' right-hander Michael Pineda.Not only does Escobar have good numbers against Pineda (6-for12 with 2 HR and 5 RBI) during his career, he also has been on a tear lately. Over the past seven days, Escobar is 9-for-22 with three homeruns and six RBI's. If he is not in your lineup, get him in there for tonight's game. 9/16/2014 10:54:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer tossed seven innings and allowed one run as the Rays beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, on Sunday.Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay bullpen blew the lead, so Archer did not get the victory. Rays second baseman Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the 10th proved to be the game winner. Archer is 9-8 with a 3.54 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 180 and 2/3 innings this season.9/14/2014 6:27:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .370 (10-for-27) hitter against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.Though he has 10 hits against Buehrle, only one is an extra-base hit. He also has four RBI. Zobrist is having a solid season, hitting .270 with 44 extra-base hits, 45 RBI and 78 runs.9/14/2014 11:06:00 AM


Houston
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Jose Altuve2BAstros second baseman Jose Altuve continues his pursuit of the AL batting title.He had two more hits today, and one RBI. While he will not win it, Altuve should at least be in the discssion for AL MVP honors.9/21/2014 7:05:00 PM
Collin McHughSPAstros starter Collin McHugh has been on fire of late.He is now 4-0 over his past four starts and 11-9 overall in 2014. His 2.73 ERA is impressive, and makes for something nice for the Astros to look forward to in 2015.9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM
Jose Altuve2BAstros second baseman Jose Altuve just keeps on hitting.After a two-hit game last night, Altuve has a nice matchup against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He is 9-for-22 (.409 BA) lifetime against Iwakuma, with four RBI. Altuve has the AL batting title locked up.9/21/2014 10:13:00 AM
HotCollin McHughSPAstros starter Collin McHugh will be a nice fantasy option Sunday afternoon.He is 3-0 with a 0.81 ERA and 0.49 WHIP over his past three starts, and is 10-9 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.03 WHIP overall. Not too shabby.9/21/2014 10:10:00 AM
Chris CarterDHAstros DH Chris Carter smacked his 37th homer of the year in Saturdays win over Seattle.He has a weak average at .234, but his power is undeniable. Carter is now second in the AL in homers, with an impressive 87 RBI, with just over a week left in the 2014 season.9/20/2014 10:03:00 PM
Dallas KeuchelSPAstros starter Dallas Keuchel continued his strong month on Saturday.He went eight innings of one-run ball, striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 2.93. Keuchel received run support early, and he coasted to defeat Seattle, improving his record to 12-9. He has been somewhat of a sleeper this year.9/20/2014 9:58:00 PM
Jose Altuve2BAstros second baseman Jose Altuve it hitless in seven at-bats against Seattle starter Chris Young.It's hard to believe the "hit machine" hasn't had any success against Young, but it is a small sample size. He has 216 hits with a week still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.9/20/2014 10:12:00 AM
HotJose Altuve2BAstros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the Indians and past Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season.He has 211 hits with a week and a half still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.9/16/2014 11:55:00 PM
George SpringerRFAstros right fielder George Springer (quad) is out for the rest of the season according to MLB.comHouston does not want to push their 24-year-old outfielder to return for a lost season. In just 78 games in 2014, Springer hit 20 home runs, 51 RBI, stole five bases and posted a .804 OPS. Definitely keep an eye on him for 2015.9/16/2014 6:00:00 PM
Collin McHughSPAstros starter Collin McHugh caught a bit of tough luck, as he was forced to be removed from Monday's game, with a bruised left forearm.He was in the midst of another outstanding start, when we took a line drive off the forearm. McHugh still went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out seven. Houston expects him to be ready for his next start against the Mariners.9/16/2014 9:23:00 AM