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For The Last 15 Days
 
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/4/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 10-for-26 (.385) with a pair of homers against Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Gonzalez also added five doubles for a 1.256 OPS in their matchups.Gonzalez is on a modest four-game hitting streak and is batting .362 this season with eight homers and 20 RBI. Start him.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/4/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is just 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against Phillies right-hander Aaron Harang.
Insight: Freeman was 2-for-4 on Sunday, getting an RBI-double in the first inning. Freeman is hitting .284 with four home runs and 11 RBI this season, but Harang has pitched well all season and should win this matchup ... again.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/3/2015 8:20:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had three hits in the, 1-0, loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: Goldschmidt had a double and two singles, but obviously did score or drive in a run since his team didn't score in 13 innings on Sunday. Goldschmidt is hitting .356 with six home runs and 22 RBI this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/3/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez was 1-for-2 with four walks in the extra-inning lost to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Sound familar? Pittsburgh lost all three games this weekend in extra innings to the Cardinals. It appeared that Alvarez was going to give the Pirates a, 2-1, victory when he hit a solo bomb in the top of the 12th, but the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the inning. St. Louis won on a walkoff home run in the 14th. Alvarez is hitting .227 and sadly, has a higher batting average than teammates Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen, and Jordy Mercer. Alverez also has five home runs and 12 RBI.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX5/3/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had two hits and two walks in the, 7-1, loss to the Athletics on Sunday.
Insight: Despite reaching base four times, Fielder did not produce a run. He is hitting .358 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/3/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had an RBI-double in the, 5-0, victory over the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Freeman was 2-for-4 on the day, getting his RBI-double in the first inning. Freeman is hitting .284 with four home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET5/3/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera smacked a home run Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Cabrera continues to do his thing. He is now hitting .366 with six homers and 19 RBI this season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/3/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had two RBI sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with his first triple of the season. Howard is still hitting just .193 with 12 RBI overall.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/3/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is out Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Daniel Descalso will start at first.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/3/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is an absurd 10-for-15 lifetime against Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: That includes one homer and seven RBI. Laroche is a solid daily option for Sunday.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/3/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is 23-for-58 lifetime against John Danks.
Insight: Despite Danks being a southpaw, Mauer has had his number. Expect a nice day from the Twins' franchise player.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/2/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is back in the lineup versus for Saturday's game
Insight: Pujols must be much better because he'll play first back and bat in his customary No. 3 spot. There had been speculation that he would miss the series in San Francisco.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/2/2015 11:56:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Adams has been hot, raising his average to .297, but will sit for Mark Reynolds. Fantasy owners should ignore Reynolds who is 1-for-12 against starter Francisco Liriano.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot5/2/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a career .714 hitter (5-for-7) against Milwaukee right-hander Mike Fiers.
Insight: Rizzo is batting .324 with nine RBI, 16 runs scored and a .944 OPS. He's a must start candidate.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG5/1/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup versus the Angels on Friday.
Insight: The Angels are starting C.J. Wilson, and coach Bruce Bochy has sat Belt this season versus lefties. Buster Posey is playing first base and Andrew Susac will start at catcher.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/1/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was not in the lineup versus the Athletics on Thursday and is expected to miss Friday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Pujols will probably not start over the weekend either because the Angels are headed to San Francisco, and they play real base there with no designated hitter.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/1/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is just 1-for-13 with four strikeouts versus Pirates starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Adams is on fire going 8-for-13 with a home run, six RBI and three runs in the last three games. Buth this is an unfavorable matchup.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/1/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is 9-for-21 (.429) with a pair of home runs versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Mauer has really turned it on lately, going 6-for-10 with four RBI in the last two games, but he is still looking for his first home run. Perhaps Friday in this favorable matchup.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET5/1/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: It's a rarity when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera doesn't hit a pitcher well, but Friday's matchup is one of them.
Insight: Cabrera is just 2-for-15 with five strikeouts versus the Royals Chris Young. He is hitting .373/.465/.627 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 83 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/1/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is on a hot streak, true, but is in an unfavorable matchup on Friday.
Insight: Teixeira never hit for high average and that is again true this season, but he's already hit eight homers this spring. However, he's just 2-for-17 against Indians hurler Justin Masterson. You should avoid this one today.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot5/1/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is a career .458 hitter with five home runs against Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta
Insight: Peralta might be wise just to walk him as he is owned by Rizzo. Rizzo is batting .324 with a .948 OPS. Those numbers figure to improve on Friday. Hot
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/30/2015 11:22:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had a two-run home run against the Tigers in the, 8-1, victory on Thursday.
Insight: That was Hosmer's third home run of the season as he went 1-for-4. He is hitting .310/.404/.488 with 15 RBI in 84 at-bats this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/30/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run in the, 12-2, victory over the White Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Mauer drove in the first run of the game with an RBI-single in the first and then had another RBI-single in the eighth. Mauer has really turned it on lately, going 6-for-10 with four RBI in the last two games, but he is still looking for his first home run.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/30/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto was 2-for-5 with an RBI-double in the, 5-1, victory over the Braves on Thursday.
Insight: Votto broke a scoreless tie with his double in the sixth. He is hitting .317 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 82 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/30/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the, 5-1, victory over the Indians on Thursday.
Insight: Encarnacion scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning. He is hitting just .208 this month, though, with four home runs and 10 RBI.
Mark Canha, 1B, OAK4/30/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Mark Canha was 3-for-4 with a home runs and three RBI in the, 6-5, loss to the Angels on Thursday.
Insight: Canha began the Oakland comeback with a two-run homer in the seventh and then drove in another run on a single in the ninth. At one point, the Athletics trailed, 6-0, but behind Canha, they nearly tied it in the ninth. Canha is hitting .279 with two home runs and 10 RBI.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/30/2015 5:33:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the, 9-3, victory over the Phillies on Thursday.
Insight: Adams is on fire. He hit a two-run homer in the third inning and an RBI-single in the fifth. Adams is 8-for-13 with a home run, six RBI and three runs in the last three games.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/30/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols told reports on Thursday his hamstring feels OK, but he is not in the lineup versus the Athletics according to the Ocean County Register.
Insight: Pujols will probably not start over the weekend either because the Angels are headed to San Francisco, and they play real base there with no designated hitter.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/30/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will add a hamstring issue to his early season woes.
Insight: Pujols is likely to miss a couple of games, but at least should avoid a trip to the DL. He's batting just .208 with a very un-Pujols-like .654 OPS.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/29/2015 11:03:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a solo home run, going 1-for-4 on Wednesday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: That was Howard's fourth homer of the season, but he is batting just .191 with a .659 OPS.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/29/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams was 2-for-4 with a RBI-double in the fifth as St. Louis beat Philadelphia, 5-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Adams is 5-for-8 in his last two games. He is hitting .281/.319/.438 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/29/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was 2-for-4 with a RBI and run in the, 13-4, loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Insight: Freeman had a RBI-single in the third to put Atlanta ahead, 3-1, but Washington scored 12 of the game's last 13 runs. Freeman is hitting .296 with four home runs and nine RBI this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/29/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had a two-run home run against the Indians in the, 7-5, loss on Wednesday.
Insight: Hosmer went 1-for-4 in the game with the homer. It was his second round-tripper of the season. Hosmer is hitting .313 with two home runs and 13 RBI this season.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/29/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney hit the game-winning single in the top of the 13th inning to lift Tampa Bay over the New York Yankees, 3-2.
Insight: Loney was 2-for-6 with a run and RBI in the victory. He i shitting .333 with one home run and four RBI in 24 at-bats this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/29/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in the loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Insight: Mauer raised his average back to .300 with the strong Wednesday afternoon. He also has 11 RBI, but he is still searching for that first home run.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/29/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs versus the Twins as Detroit won, 10-7.
Insight: Cabrera nearly had three different home runs in three different directions, but his opposite field drive hit off the way in right field. Cabrera hit two other bombs, one to left and another to deep center. He is hitting .370/.453/.630 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/29/2015 2:37:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game.
Insight: He missed the past two games with an illness, but is ready to roll for Wedesday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/29/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Kristopher Negron is getting the start at first base. Votto should be back in action next time the Reds take the field.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/29/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 6-for-15 lifetime against opposing starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: He has not taken Porcello deep, but does have four doubles and three RBI against him. Look for Encarnacion to help fantasy owners in this one.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/29/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .471 hitter against Phil Hughes.
Insight: Surprise, surprise, Cabrera hits an opposing pitcher well. He is 16-for-34 with five homers and 12 RBI against Hughes and should be able to continue his hot hitting against him on Wednesday afternoon.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/29/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and three RBI on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also scored two runs in five at-bats. Goldshmidt looks good early on and is hitting .315 with 19 RBI.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/28/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 4-for-6 with four RBI in the, 13-12, loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Freeman also had three runs scored as Atlanta jumped out to a, 9-1, lead in the second innning. Washington slowly chipped away, and finally took the lead in the ninth. Freeman is hitting .286 with four home runs and eight RBI this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/28/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto had two hits, including a home run, Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: It was his seventh homer of the season, and Votto now has a .316/.429/.645 line this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE4/28/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is 10-for-21 lifetime against Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Santana has had nice success against Guthrie and should be active in all lineups for Tuesday's game. He has three doubles and two homers lifetime versus the Royals' starter.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TORCold4/28/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will not be given any help in his attmpt to end his early season slump.
Insight: While he does have four homers and eight RBI, Encarnacion is hitting just .173 this season. He will face Clay Buchholz on Tuesday who he is 4-for-28 against during his career. The positive thing though is that two of hits are home runs.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/28/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has been very good against Mariners starting pitcher J.A. Happ in his career.
Insight: Fielder is hitting .364 versus Happ with four doubles and five RBI. His OPS against the lefty is .937. Start Fielder as you normally would.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/28/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has had very little success versus Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray in his career.
Insight: Pujols is 1-for-16 with one RBI versus Gray. That's a 0.63 batting average. Pujols' OPS against Gary is .121. It would be wise to find another first baseman for Tuesday night.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/28/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is feast or famine against Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Gonzalez is hitting only .114 against Bumgarner, but two of his four hits have left the yard. Gonzalez is so hot to start the year, it is hard to sit him, but the matchup on Tuesday is not in his favor.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEACold4/27/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Mariners LF/1B Logan Morrison should probably get Monday off based on his current cold streak and his poor matchup with Texas starter Yovani Gallardo. Update: Morrison is getting the night off.
Insight: Morrison is hitting .159 this season through 17 games and he's a career 1-for16 (.063) with five strikeouts versus Gallardo.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/27/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will get the night off on Monday.
Insight: Napoli is dealing with an illness, so Boston is giving him some rest. Daniel Nava will start at first base, with Brock Nelson manning right field.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEACold4/27/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Mariners LF/1B Logan Morrison should probably get Monday off based on his current cold streak and his poor matchup with Texas starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Morrison is hitting .159 this season through 17 games and he's a career 1-for16 (.063) with five strikeouts versus Gallardo.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/26/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis launched his fourth homer of the season Sunday against the Red Sox.
Insight: It was a solo shot, but Davis also had two other hits including a double and two more RBI. He is npw hitting .269 with 13 RBI overall.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/26/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 during Sunday's win against the Indians.
Insight: One of those hits was a two-run homer. Cabrera is now hitting .377 with three home runs and 13 RBI overall.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/26/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard slugged a homer during Sunday's win over the Braves.
Insight: It was his second home run in two days and his lone hit in four at-bats on Sunday. Howard now has three diners and nine RBI overall.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/26/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is 8-for-22 against White Sox pitcher John Danks in his career.
Insight: All eight of those hits are singles, but Hosmer is off to a good start in 2015, hitting .323 with one home run and 10 RBI. Make sure he is in the lineup on Sunday.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/26/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche has six hits, including two doubles and a homer against Royals starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: LaRoche is a career .316 hitter versus Volquez, so there's a great chance for a good Sunday for LaRoche owners. That would certainly be nice as LaRoche is hitting .207/.303/.397 this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/26/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the Dodgers, 11-8, victory over the Padres on Saturday.
Insight: Gonzalez was 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. That was his seventh homer of the season. He is hitting .403/.459/.851 with 18 RBI too. If owners want to sell high on Gonzalez now would be the time, but it is tempted to just ride out this hot streak. He leads the National League in home runs and RBI and is second in average.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/25/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 5-4, loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Napoli hit the homer in the second inning off Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen. Napoli also had two singles. He is still just hitting .183 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/25/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the, 5-2, loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Insight: Howard's homer came in the fourth inning to give Philadelphia a, 2-0, lead, but Atlanta scored the final five runs of the game. Howard went 1-for-3 and is hitting .189 with two home runs and six RBI this season. Not exactly fantasy relevant.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/25/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 8-2, loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira had the only Yankees RBI of the day with a solo home run in the seventh. The team's other run came on a Jacoby Ellsbury's double play. Teixeira started the season very slowly, but he is 5-for-8 in the last two games with three home runs.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/25/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Saturday off. Update: Morneau appears to be back in the starting lineup.
Insight: Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .250 with a home run and three RBI.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/25/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Saturday's starting lineup
Insight: No surprise as Adams is just a career .158 hitter (3-for-19) against starter Wily Peralta. He should be back in the lineup Sunday.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/25/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is 6-for-12 with a home run versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Fielder is hitting .375 with a home run and 10 RBI this season. It's a solid combination of a hot hitter, a favorable matchup and the wind blowing out to right field tonight. Start him.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira smacked two home runs Friday against the Mets.
Insight: He is hitting just .218 this season, yet has seven homers and 17 RBIs thus far. Owners will definitely take that.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/24/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney hit his first homer of the season.
Insight: He did so in a 12-3 win over Toronto. Loney is hitting .286 with two RBIs this season. He is not much of a fantasy option.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX4/24/2015 7:43:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland (elbow) will return to the lineup on Friday night.
Insight: He is starting at first base and hitting second, while Prince Fielder is serving as the DH.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/24/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney (right oblique strain) is in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Loney comes back to a tough matchup, against R.A. Dickey. He's just a .182 hitter (6-for-33) against the knuckleballer. Loney has always hit for a decent average, but lacks the power fantasy owners like from the first base position, so his fantasy value is limited.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/24/2015 1:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is a career 7-for-12 (.583) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Adams is off to a slow start, batting just .233 with a .678 through the first 13 games, but he's been better of late and should be able to jump on this favorable matchup.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/24/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career 1-for-11 with three strikeouts versus Phillies starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Freeman struggled against the tough Mets pitching staff and doesn't figure to get healthy in this unfavorable matchup.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/23/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth homer of the season.
Insight: Gonzalez is hitting an impressive .414 with 15 RBIs thus far this season.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/23/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: Just a routine day off, no injury here. Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .231 with a home run and three RBI. Daniel Descalso will get the start.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/23/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career 6-for-13 versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Freeman has yet to take the right-hander deep, but that could change today with the favorable winds blowing out to right field at around 15 mph.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/23/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols gets a favorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line thorugh his first 56 at-bats this season, but does have three home runs. He's a career 7-for-14 versus Oakland's Thursday starter Jesse Chavez.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SDPHot4/23/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is a career 6-for-8 (.750) with two doubles and a pair of home runs versus Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Alonso is off to a hot start, batting .365 this season. Add in the game is in Colorado and the wind will be blowing out to center and Alonso should be in every starting lineup despite the small sample size.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/22/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira blasted a home run Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was a three-run shot and he now has five homers and 13 RBIs so far this season. Teixeira is hitting just over .200 however.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/22/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will get the day off Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Insight: He will get the day off against Madison Bumgarner. Justin Turner will get the start at first base.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSHot4/22/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu smacked his fifth homer of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Abreu took Corey Kluber deep in the first inning for a solo shot, and he also had two more RBIs on the day as well. He now has 12 RBIs and is hitting a solid .291 overall.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG4/22/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is a 3-for-27 lifetime versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: It's not a huge surprise because lots of players struggle against Kershaw, but Belt's .111 batting average is less than desirable for fantasy owners. Find someone else to start at first base on Wednesday.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/22/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: It might be time to finally sit the struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line in the first 52 at-bats this season, and against Athletics starter Sonny Gray, Pujols is just 1-for-13 in his career. Pujols does have two 2-for-4 games in the last three days, so there's always a chance he breaks out, but if owners have a better option, it is alright to sit Pujols.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/22/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has four career home runs versus the Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: Morneau is also 15-for-47 (.319) with six doubles and 11 RBI against Shields, so he is a strong play on Wednesday.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/22/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has nine hits, including three home runs, against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: 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.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/22/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez is just 3-for-17 in his lifetime against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Alvarez wasn't in the lineup on Tuesday with Cubs lefty pitcher Travis Wood starting, but Alvarez should start versus the right-handed Hammel on Wednesday. That doesn't mean he should go back into fantasy lineups as Alvarez is hitting just .176 versus Hammel in his career. Two of Alvarez's three hits against Hammel, however, are home runs.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/22/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Rangers 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.
Insight: 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.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit yet another home run in the, 16-10, offensive slugfest against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Votto has three home runs in the last five games and six on the season. He was 2-for-5 on Tuesday with the solo home run, walk and three runs scored. Votto is hitting .377/.492/.792 with 13 RBI as well.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/22/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI in the, 6-5, loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/22/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Insight: Abreu drove in the only two runs for the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland won, 6-2. Abreu hit his fourth home run of the season on Tuesday and he is also hitting .275 with nine RBI.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/21/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked two homers Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He now has four home runs on the year, along with a total of eight RBIs. Jose Bautista also wet deep in the contest.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/21/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard finally hit his first home run of the season.
Insight: He did so in the sixth inning off Dan Haren. Howard finished the game 2-for-3 with the two-run dinger and two runs scored. He has just four RBIs on the season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/21/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) with seven strikeouts against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Alvarez is still an all-or-nothing hitter with four homers this season and a .233 batting average including 13 Ks in 43 at-bats. Avoid this matchup. Update: Alvarez is not in the starting lineup.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/21/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off. Update: Napoli is getting the day off, but it's Daniel Nava at first.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/21/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit another home run as he continued his strong start to the 2015 season.
Insight: Votto was 2-for-4 versus the Brewers on Monday, hitting a two-run bomb in the seventh that pretty much sealed the win. Cincinnati won, 6-1. Votto is hitting .375/.492/.771 with five home runs and 12 RBI this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/20/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is a career 4-for-7 versus Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer.
Insight: That's not a big deal except that the wind will be blowing out to left at at 17 mph tonight in a hitter's park and Abreu went 4-for-9 over the past two games. It all adds up to a nice play on Monday night.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot4/20/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .345 hitter with two homers and 12 RBI versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Cabrera is only batting .426 this season with a 1.150 OPS. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/20/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney (right oblique strain) will play in a rehab game this week and should be ready to return to Tampa's lineup when eligible on Wednesday.
Insight: Loney has always hit for a decent average, but lacks the power fantasy owners like from the first base position, so his fantasy value is limited.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his hot start as he went 2-for-4 on Sunday even with Cardinals ace pitcher Adam Wainwright on the mound.
Insight: Votto singled in his first two at-bats versus Wainwright, scoring in the third inning. That was the only run the Reds scored as the Cardinals won, 2-1. Votto is hitting .364 with four home runs, eight runs, 10 RBI and 10 walks in 44 at-bats this season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/19/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with an RBI-single in the heartbreaking loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: 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.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/19/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead Arizona over San Francisco, 5-1, on Sunday.
Insight: The Diamondbacks took three-of-four from the defending champions over the weekend. Goldschmidt hit his two-run blast in the first inning. He is hitting .313 with five home runs and 15 RBI.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/19/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a solo bomb in the loss to the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Pujols went deep in the eighth to pull the Angels within one, but they didn't score again. Pujols has three home runs in 43 at-bats this season, but he is hitting just .186.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/19/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez launched a homer Sunday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: It was his fourth of the season, and he now has seven RBIs as well.

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