Description: Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. has faced veteran left-hander Barry Zito just eight times, but he owns the Giants' starter with three home runs and a 2.250 OPS.
Insight: Sure eight at-bats is a miniscule sample size, but the results are too extreme to ignore. Take a flier on Mayberry this evening.
6/4/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. tied Tuesday's game against the Marlins in the 10th with a solo homer and then won it in the 11th with a walk-off grand slam.
Insight: Mayberry had two homers and nine RBI all season in 49 games prior to this one and doesn't even have an everyday job, so don't get too excited.
5/8/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia outfielder John Mayberry is a career .667 hitter (4-for-6) versus Giants left-hander Barry Zito with three home runs and a 3.000 OPS.
Insight: Yes, I know it's a small sample size. But three homers is eight percent of Mayberry's career total (37). Despite his .218 batting average, you should start Mayberry if Charlie Manuel puts his name on the lineup card. Update - Mayberry is ine Wednesday's starting lineup.
4/28/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia outfielder John Mayberry is a career .321 hitter (9-for-28) versus Mets starter Jonathan Niese with three home runs, seven RBI and a 1.025 OPS.
Insight: Three homers is eight percent of Mayberry's career total (37). To put that in perspective, Barry Bonds would have had to hit 61 homers of his 762 homers against one pitcher and the most Bonds ever hit was eight versus five different guys. Despite his .237 batting average you should start Mayberry, who homered on Saturday afternoon.
8/20/2012 10:12:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia outfielder John Mayberry cracked his 11th home run of the season Monday in a 12-5 win over Cincinnati.
Insight: Mayberry (.239) is a sensational 6-for-13 with two homers and five RBI in his last three games.
8/17/2012 7:43:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. won't be a participant in Friday's series opener against the Brewers.
Insight: With Mayberry sidelined, Philadelphia will use Laynce Nix (.268, 2 HR, 12 RBI) in center field tonight.
8/11/2012 6:40:00 PM
Description: Outfielder John Mayberry is not in the lineup Saturday for the Phillies' game against St. Louis.
Insight: Mayberry has received regular playing time for the first time in his career this season, but lately he hasn't been able to do much with it. He's batting a mere .214 in August and since the All-Star break he's batting only .234.
7/20/2012 6:51:00 PM
Description: First baseman/outfielder John Mayberry is not in the Philadelphia starting nine for Friday's tilt with San Francisco.
Insight: As expected, Mayberry (.233, 6 HRs, 23 RBIs) has seen less playing time since the return of Ryan Howard. He has started just three of Philadelphia's first seven games to begin the second half.
7/14/2012 7:15:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia's John Mayberry will be on the sidelines for Saturday's game against Colorado.
Insight: Mayberry (.238, 6 HRs, 23 RBIs) had a decent game Friday (2-3) but he won't be seeing as much playing time in the second half now that Ryan Howard is back from his Achilles injury.
7/3/2012 10:32:00 AM
Description: Phillies outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry is a career .318 hitter versus Mets starter Jonathan Niese with three homers and seven RBI in 22 at-bats.
Insight: Mayberry has done nothing this year to excite fantasy owners and his .167 batting average over the past two weeks won't help either, but he does have a favorable matchup.
7/1/2012 12:34:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry is not in the lineup Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Mayberry has encountered a bit of cold streak recently. In his last seven games, Mayberry has recorded just one hit in 22 at bats and has witnessed his batting average fall from .249 all the way down to .226. If he can break out of his slump, Mayberry should stand to benefit from increased playing time now that Jim Thome has been traded to the Orioles.
6/25/2012 7:01:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry won't start Monday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Since going 9-20 (.450) during a four-game stretch last week, Mayberry is just 1-11 (.091).
6/19/2012 9:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder John Mayberry went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs Tuesday against Colorado.
Insight: Mayberry has four homers and 10 RBIs in his last five games. He's worth adding in NL-only leagues, but see if he can keep this going for more than a few days before you consider adding him in mixed leagues.
6/17/2012 4:39:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder John Mayberry went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against Toronto.
Insight: Mayberry has hit three homers with eight RBIs in his last four games. However, he really shouldn't be considered outside of deep NL-only formats.
5/11/2012 9:46:00 PM
Description: John Mayberry went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season on Friday night.
Insight: More was expected of Mayberry in the preseason after he hit .273 with 15 HRs in 104 games last year. However, it took him 33 games to leave the ballpark in 2012.
10/6/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Mayberry went 1-for-1 with a pinch hit, two-run home run on Sunday against the Braves.
Insight: Mayberry homered for the second time in his final four games as he ended 2010 batting .333 with two homers and six RBI in 11 games. (RapidDraft.com)
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