Left Field Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/6/2015 1:41:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley has experienced very little success against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Ackley is 5-for-29 against Wilson in his career. Two of those five hits are doubles, but his average versus Wilson is just .172. Sit Ackley on Wednesday.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN5/6/2015 12:28:00 PM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon has just two hits in 17 career at-bats against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Gordon has been hitting a little bit better over the last two games, but it would probably be best to sit him on Wednesday. He is hitting .284 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/6/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has three home runs and eight RBI in 15 career at-bats against Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Trumbo is a great start if the Rockies and Diamondbacks actually ever play a game. Trumbo is 5-for-15 with the three bombs in his career against Lyles. Start him.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/6/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hasn't had much success versus Marlins starter Tom Koehler.
Insight: Harper is 2-for-15 with two RBI and three strikeouts versus Koehler in his career. Harper is hitting .245 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 94 at-bats this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot5/6/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had three hits in the, 7-4, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday was 3-for-5, but he didn't drive in a run or score in the game. He is hitting .345 with 14 RBI and 14 runs, but Holliday hasn't produced much power yet. His on-base percentage, .468, is actually higher than his slugging percentage, .437.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/5/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley hit his second homer of the season Tuesday versus Kansas City.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, andit was a two-run shot. Brantley is now hitting .351 with 14 RBI overall.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/5/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a line drive solo home run to right field for the Pirates only run in the, 7-1, loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Marte was 1-for-2 with the solo bomb that was just a bullet to right, but Pittsburgh can't get any offense going. They have scored one run in each of their last four games, all losses. The Pirates have picked a bad time for the offense to stop hitting as they have dropped six of the last seven to division rivals. Marte is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 91 at-bats this season.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL5/5/2015 5:09:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Davis 0-for-13 in his last four games, so it appears new manager Craig Cousell is just giving him a day off. Gerardo Parra, who had an RBI-triple on Monday, will start in left field.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/5/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) is expected to return on Friday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Hopefully he's ready to explode.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/4/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Monday.
Insight: Even more of a reason not to throw Giancarlo Stanton a hittable pitch. Morse hasn't done much this season, batting just .193, but the threat of his power helps Stanton. Justin Bour will get the start at 1B.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot5/4/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is a career .375 hitter with four long balls against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Old Man River just keeps on going, batting .321 with 14 RBI and an .865 OPS through his first 23 games this season. in his 12th season, he's batting above his lifetime .308 average, though he's only hit one home run.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP5/3/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with a home run and double in the, 8-6, victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then had an RBI-double in the fifth on Sunday. He is hitting .301 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 93 at-bats this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/3/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a career .368 hitter against Mets' starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Harper has two homers and four RBI lifetime against Gee, so could be in line for a nice afternoon against the Mets.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX5/3/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 with three RBI Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: Choo is off to a rough start this season, but had a three-run homer and a double on Saturday. He is hitting just .131 with two home runs and eight RBI.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/2/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Saturday.
Insight: Morse is getting a routine day off after struggling for the first month of the season. He's batting .202 with a pair of homer sna deight RBI. He'll need to hit a lot better to protect Giancarlo Stanton.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/2/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is hitless in his career versus Houston starter Collin McHugh.
Insight: Could be a good day for some rest. Either way fantasy owners should run from this matchup.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/1/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley had two hits in the, 9-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Brantley went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs on Friday. One of those hits was a two-run homer in the fourth that gave the Indians the lead for good. Brantley is hitting .344 with one home run and nine RBI this season.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL5/1/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is just 4-for-29 (.138) versus Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Cargo has struckout 13 times in their 29 official at-bats. Sometimes a guy just has your number. This is one of those times.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/1/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is an ugly 0-for-10 with five strikeouts versus Mets phenom Matt Harvey.
Insight: Harper is starting to show some of his promise batting .286 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored this season. However, fantasy owners should sit him on Friday.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS4/30/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is 2-for-5 with a RBI-single in the third, but Chicago lost, 12-2, to Minnesota on Thursday.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .276 with six RBI but no home runs in 76 at-bats this season.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYMHot4/30/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a walk on Thursday versus the Nationals.
Insight: Duda, however, didn't drive in a run or score. He is hitting .325/.427/.488 with two home runs and 12 RBI this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/30/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Harper had a three-run double in that put the game out of reach. He also scored in the sixth inning. Harper is batting .286 with five home runs and 15 RBI this season.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/30/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the, 5-1, loss on Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Brantley singled in the fifth to score Miek Aviles. Brantley hasn't hit for much power yet, mostly due to a back issue, but he is hitting .339/.381/.458. He also has no home runs and seven RBI in 59 at-bats.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/30/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the, 9-3, victory over the Phillies on Thursday.
Insight: Holliday had an RBI-double in the firth and fifth, scoring later in each inning. Holliday is hitting .379 and a .500 on-base percentage, but he hasn't shown much power yet with just one home run and .485 slugging percentage.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/29/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will get some rest Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: With the lefty Drew Smyly on the mound, Gardner will watch from the dugout. It is just a routine day of rest.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/29/2015 10:51:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is just 4-for-29 lifetime against Aaron Harang.
Insight: That is who Holliday and the Cards will be facing on Wednesday. He has no extra base hits and two RBI lifetime against Harang.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI4/29/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo had a huge game Tuesday versus Colorado.
Insight: Trumbo went 4-for-4 with a double, homer, four RBI, and three runs scored. He has a solid .324/.343/.559 line with two homers and 10 RBI this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot4/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz was 3-for-4 with a run scored in the, 2-1, victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Cruz had a double and a triple, but only scored once and didn't have an RBI. It was definitely a pitcher's duel. Cruz is hitting .329 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE4/28/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the, 11-6, defeat against the Royals on Tuesday.
Insight: Moss hit the homer in the sixth to give Cleveland a, 5-2, lead, but the Indians didn't score anymore runs. That was Moss' four home run of the season. He is also hiitting .236 with 14 RBI.
Carl Crawford, LF, LOS4/28/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Insight: The tear is apparently bad, so Crawford could be out for awhile. Scott Van Slyke will be the biggest benefactor.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX4/28/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: He has not had a hit in his last 20 at-bats. Jake Smolinski will start in his place.
Domonic Brown, LF, PHI4/28/2015 3:27:00 PM
Description: Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown has been actvated from the disabled list, but will start his season in Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Insight: Brown is not ready to face major league pitching, so the Phillies have decided to give him some time int he minors. Jeff Francoeur and Grady Sizemore will continue to man right field.
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX4/27/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Josh Hamilton trade to the Texas Rangers is now complete.
Insight: The deal was announced on the Angels' Twitter feed, and will officially end his rough tenure with the team. Hamilton is recovering from shoulder surgery and will likely be out until at least the middle of May. However, he carries nice potential in Texas' lineup.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot4/27/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is a career 5-for-5 with two home runs versus Texas starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Sure the sample size is miniscule, but at the very least he'll be confident and added to his monster start should make him a must start for fantasy owners. Cruz is batting .310 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 18 games this season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLHot4/27/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Monday's game against Arizona due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: Dickerson, hitting .317 overall with five homers and 14 RBI, has been dealing with this issue for most of the season, but this is the first time it's kept him on the sidelines. We await further updates.
Delmon Young, LF, BAL4/26/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles DH/OF Delmon Young is making a case to be a waiver wire pickup.
Insight: Young went 3-for-6 on Sunday with five RBI and three runs scored. He has a .368/.400/.421 line with seven RBI this season. Owners should monitor his progress.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/26/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: The Nationals lineup continues to struggle without Anthony Rendon. Washington was 4-for-30 as a team on Sunday and scored just two runs. Harper was 1-for-4 with the bomb. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/26/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is just 6-for-34 versus White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with Gordon through the first three weeks of the season. He has sat out a lot of games and hasn't found his rhythm at the plate. Gordon is batting .239 with one home run in 46 at-bats.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup against the Brewers and their pitcher Mike Fiers on Sunday.
Insight: That's probably because Holliday is 1-for-11 in his career against Fiers, so he is getting the day off. Make sure to replace Holliday in your lineup.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs in the, 11-8, loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and then a three-run bomb in the sixth to finish the day with five RBI. He was 2-for-3 with a walk too. Upton is hitting .303/.347/.606 with five home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hit the game-winning home run as St. Louis held on to beat Milwaukee, 5-3, on Saturday.
Insight: Holliday hit a three-run homer in the seventh to put the Cardinals ahead, 5-0, but the Brewers responded with three runs in the eighth, so Holliday's homer proved to be the winner. It was his first homer of the season, but Holliday is hitting .358 with 10 RBI too, so he is off to a great start.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/25/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cargo is just 3-for-18 (.167) against Giants starter Tim Hudson, so it would have been a good chance to get the oft-injured outfielder some rest.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI4/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a routine day on the sidelines. David Peralta will get a rare start, but has little fantasy value.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is 10-for-23 (.435) with a pair of home runs against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Holliday is hitting .367 with seven RBI, but he still hasn't hit a home run yet in 49 at-bats this season. Maybe tonight.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/25/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12 with three doubles and six RBI versus Detroit starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Brantley had three hits in the first game of the series to raise his average to .286. Fantasy owners are expecting a lot from Brantley after his breakout season of a year ago, but he started slowly this season due to back issues.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE4/24/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss had an absurd seven RBIs on Friday night.
Insight: Two of his three hits were homers, and he also had a double as well. Moss is hitting .214 with three home runs and nine RBIs this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/24/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recorded two RBIs during Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Insight: He went 2-for-2 and now has 10 RBIs overall. Harper is hitting .286 this season.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA4/24/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is reportedly close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to TR Sullican of MLB.com.
Insight: This definitely makes sense, as Hamilton would return to the place he became a household name. Stay tuned.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn't played since Sunday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Ichiro Suzuki should see most of his at-bats.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/24/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-17 (.471) lifetime against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is off to a solid start as are many of the new Padres. He's batting .288 with three homers and an .854 OPS. This favorable matchup should help.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/23/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson smacked a homer Thursday versus San Diego.
Insight: It was his fifth of the season, and Dickerson is now hitting .321 overall with 13 RBIs.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/23/2015 1:36:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, fortunately, just a day off. Drew Stubbs will start in center and Charlie Blackmon in right.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is out for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL4/23/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is 7-for-18 (.389) with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis is just 1-for-13 in the first three games of the series, but we like this favorable matchup.
Jonny Gomes, LF, ATL4/23/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes is a career .381 hitter (8for-21) with three home runs versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Gomes isn't getting regular at-bats, so it might be tough for him to take advantage of theis favorable matchup.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYMHot4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM
Description: Braves starter Julio Teheran is a tough pitcher, but Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is a career .350 hitter (7-for-20) with a pair of doubles and home runs in their matchups.
Insight: He is now hitting .339 with nine RBI, though he's only hit one home run this season after blasting a career-high 30 in 2014. Add in the wind blowing out to right field at about 15 mph on Thursday.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/23/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn'r played since Sunday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's serious enough that the team is discussing a trip to the disabled list. A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. This is the reason for his ugly start. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/22/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had a big RBI Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He put the Mets ahead in the eighth inning, and is now hitting .271 with nine RBIs overall.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT4/22/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.
Insight: He was hit in the third, but stayed in the game until the fifth. Consider Marte day-to-day for now.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/22/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: He was dealing with a foot issue, but is ready to go. Get Dickerson back into your lineups.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/22/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-23 (.348) lifetime against Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Upton has a double, two home runs and four RBI versus Kendrick. Upton has hits in every game this season but one, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup. He is batting .315 with three home runs and eight RBI in 54 at-bats this season.
Elian Herrera, LF, MIL4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Elian Herrera made his 2015 regular season debut, going 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI versus the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Herrera had an RBI-double in the third and then put Milwaukee back in the game by hitting a grand slam in the sixth. Despite Herrera's efforts, the Brewers fell to the Reds, 16-10.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/22/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley had two hits in the, 6-2, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Brantley is off to a bit of a slow start mostly due to a back issue, but the two hits raised his average over 40 points. Brantley is hitting .250 with two extra-base hits and four RBI.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/21/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was 4-for-4 with an RBI in the, 2-1, 10th inning loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday had an RBI-single in the ninth to tie the game, which was his fourth hit of the game, but Washington won the game in the 10th with a homer. Holliday is hitting .425 with seven RBI but hasn't hit a home run yet in 40 at-bats this season.
Chris Young, LF, NYM4/21/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young smashed his fourth homer of the season.
Insight: It is impressive that Young has four home runs already, in limited playing time. He went 3-for-3 with a double as well, and is clearly pushing for some more opportunities to be in the lineup.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/21/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was originally in the lineup, but had to be scratched due to his back tightening up. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/21/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out for Tuesday's game versus the Padres according to MLB.com.
Insight: Dickerson has plantar fasciitis and said he could play, but the team is going to err on the side of caution this early in the season. Dickerson will probably play on Wednesday.

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