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Outfield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/26/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Brewers.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest for Jay. Hopefully the day off helps because Jay is hitting just .200 in 55 at-bats this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/26/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: Braun is just getting the day off. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field.
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.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/26/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup versus the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners might be better off because Bautista is just 2-for-24 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer. Owners would still like Bautista to return soon. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/26/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup agaisnt the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Jennings left Saturday's game with a knee injury. It doesn't appear to be serious, but he will not start on Sunday. Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Steve Souza Jr. are the Rays outfielders on Sunday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS4/26/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is a career .389 hitter with three doubles against Marlins starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Span is 7-for-18 in 18 plate appearances versus Haren. Span is hitting .238 with three runs and one RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/26/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: It is going to be hard to sit Stanton, who was 3-for-3 with a home run versus Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, but Stanton does not have much success in his career against Gonzalez. Plan your lineup accordingly.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/26/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus the Cubs and Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bruce is a career 2-for-11 with six strikeouts against Arrieta, so manager Bryan Price has elected to give Bruce the day off. Brennan Boesch is starting in right field for the Reds.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot4/26/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was 3-for-4 in the, 4-1, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Calhoun didn't score or drive in a run, but he continued his hot stretch at the plate. He has nine hits in his last five games with two home runs, five RBI and four runs during that stretch.
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.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG4/26/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan went 4-for-6 with a run scored in the, 5-4, 10th inning victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Pagan scored on Buster Posey's double in the first but didn't produce anymore runs in the game. Still, owners love the .355/.390/.447 slashing line to start the 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.
David Lough, RF, BAL4/25/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough had a pinch-hit walk off home run to lift Baltimore over Boston, 5-4, on Saturday.
Insight: Baltimore trailed, 4-3, heading into the bottom of the 10th when Adam Jones started the inning with a triple. Chris Davis hit a sacrifice fly that scored Jones to tie the game, and in the next at-bat, Lough hit the walk off. That is Lough's first homer of the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/25/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury was 0-for-3 before he left in the eighth. Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Ellwbury can still play on Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYYHot4/25/2015 7:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki broke the Japanese runs scored record on Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with a run versus the Nationals.
Insight: Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eighth, which made it 1,310 runs in his major league career. Including his 658 runs in Japan, Ichiro has scored 1,968 times in professional base, which is more than any other Japanese player. At 41-year-old, though, he is hardly fantasy relevant. Suzuki is hitting .286 with one RBI and no homers in 42 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-3 with a double and home run in the, 8-0, victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Stanton came into the game with three career home runs off Stephen Strasburg, so hopefully owners listened to our advice to keep Stanton in the lineup. Stanton didn't hit the homer until the eighth, so it wasn't against Strasburg, but owners will take a single and double off the Nationals right-hander. Stanton is hitting .262 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.
George Springer, RF, HOU4/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 9-3, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Springer also had a double and scored on Jed Lowrie's single in the fifth. Perhaps this will get Springer going because he is hitting just .200 with two home runs and six RBI this season.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot4/25/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run in the, 9-3, loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: It could have been worse as Houston jumped up over Oakland, 8-0, to start the game. Reddick was the only Athletics batter who reached base twice, and he had two hits and reached four times. Redick is hitting.357 with one home run and seven RBI this season.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM4/25/2015 7:10:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a triple, three runs and an RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Lagares had a two-out triple in the fourth that scored Daniel Murphy. His other three hits were singles. Lagares is hitting .296 with eight RBI but no home runs this season.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain according to Roto World.
Insight: Here we go again. Victorino spent much of last season on the DL and is going there just three weeks into the 2015 season. With Rusney Castillo also injured, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava will share time in right field.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/25/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Padres.
Insight: Puig aggravated his left hamstring on Friday and left the game, so he is considered day-to-day. Andre Ethier will start in right field in the meantime.
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.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/25/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Michael Saunders is back from the disabled list and will start in right field.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN4/25/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was given a two-game suspension for his actions in the brawl with the White Sox.
Insight: He could appeal and continue playing or take his medicine now. We will let you know which he chooses.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot4/25/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is 6-for-13 (.462) with four extra-base hits against Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis.
Insight: Calhoun has six hits in his last four games, including a pair of home runs and is a nice play in this favorable matchup with an expected strong wind blowing out to right field tonight.
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.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/25/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .357 hitter (10-for-28) with three home runs versus Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: No player has more homers versus Strasburg (Freddie Freeman also has three). Stanton has four homers in his last eight games, though he's batting just .226 on the season. Michael Morse doesn't appear to be the protection Stanton needs behind him in the lineup.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot4/25/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has a favorable matchup versus Houston starter Scott Feldman on Saturday.
Insight: Reddick, who is off to a fast start batting .325 this season, is 6-for-22 with three homers and two doubles against Feldman over their careers.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM4/25/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: It would not be a huge surprise if Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson was not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Yankees C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Granderson is a career .158 hitter (3-for-19) with seven strikeouts. All three hits are singles.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN4/25/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is just 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: With an 80 percent chance of rain at U.S. Cellular Field in addition to a strong wind blowing in from left field, it's probably a good idea to avoid anyone in this game, not just Cain. Update: Saturday's game was postponed due to rain.
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.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET4/25/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 5-for-11 with a home run against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
Insight: Martinez is hitting just .279, but has already blasted five homers this season with an .869 OPS. Make sure he's in your lineup for this favorable matchup.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/25/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus the Cubs and Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bruce is a career 2-for-11 with six strikeouts against Arrieta and combined with a slow start (.164 this season) has earned him a day of rest.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/25/2015 4:48:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left last night's game after re-aggravating his hamstring and should be considered doubtful for the rest of the weekend.
Insight: Puig got off to an extremely slow start, but is hitting .279 as of the injury Friday night. It could end up sending him to the disabled list.
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.
Norichika Aoki, RF, SFG4/24/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in the lienup for Friday's contest.
Insight: It will be his first day off of the season. Gregor Blanco is in left, with Jason Maxwell in right.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/24/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Friday's series opener against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/24/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm, returned Thursday, but is back on the bench for Friday's series opener.
Insight: Souza is filling all of the boxscore with four homers, 11 RBI, three steals and an .885 OPS. We have no news on whether this was regularly scheduled or from the forearm issue.
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.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/24/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is 9-for-16 (.563) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Jay hasn't produced a multi-hit game since April 5, but this might be the night.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC4/24/2015 1:39:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan is a career 8-for-8 against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: That included a three doubles and a steal. OK, the sample size is very small, but he's worth a flier on Friday.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/23/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun smacked a home run Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: It was his only hit in four at-bat. Calhoun now has three homers and 10 RBIs this season.
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.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/23/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury scored both of the team's runs during Thursday's victory versus Detroit.
Insight: He went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Ellsbury also stole a base and is now hitting .286 on the season.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN4/23/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd his his first homer with the team on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Byrd has struggled early on, but hopefully this will get him going. It was his only hit in three at-bats, but the home run was a two-run shot. He is hitting just .127 with six RBIs in total.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot4/23/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton didn't hit a tape-measure home run on Thursday, just a line drive bullet that left the field in a heartbeat.
Insight: Stanton's home run was the fourth of the season and fourth in the last seven games. Perhaps pitching around him while he's this hot would be a good idea.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PITHot4/23/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco added three more hits on Thursday afternoon and officially gets the "hot" moniker.
Insight: Polanco is 12-for-25 (.480) since Friday night and is now batting .300 with six RBIs on the season.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM4/23/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is off to a solid start this season.
Insight: Kiermaier is hitting .282 with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored this season and a .932 OPS despite going hitless in his last three games. Nine of his 11 hits are for extra bases.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/23/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm, but is back in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Souza is 13-for-36 (.361) with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.188 OPS over the past nine games. He's also stolen three bases. Looks like he could help a lot of fantasy lineups if he can stay healthy.
David Lough, RF, BAL4/23/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough will get a rare start on Thursday.
Insight: The 29-year-old has never been more than a part-time player with little fantasy value. He is still looking for his first hit of the season (six at-bats).
Alejandro De Aza, OF, BAL4/23/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Alejandro De Aza is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: David Lough is leading off and playing in left field. De Aza id batting .240 with a couple of home runs and eight runs scored, but he's also struck out 17 times in 50 at-bats while walking just twice. He'll have to work on making better contact.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/23/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/23/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.
Insight: It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino. Update: Victorino is not in the starting lineup.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS4/23/2015 1:42:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will not be in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Werth is "old" and gets extra days off. OK, 35-years-old isn't old, but he's batting just .167 and can use the time off. The Nationals should soon be at full strength offensively.
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.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/23/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: McCutchen owners shouldn't worry, it's just a rest day for the superstar. He's been slow out of the box this season, batting just .204 through 14 games.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness and is out for Thursday against the Pirates.
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler has been a decent contributor this season despite his mediocre .246 batting average with 10 runs scored and four stolen bases to go a long with a home run and four RBI.
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.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYYHot4/23/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career 8-for-18 (.444) versus Phillies starter Dustin McGowan.
Insight: Suzuki has been starting the past few days because of the injury to Christian Yelich, so he'll likely get a shot at this favorable matchup. Ichiro is 3-for-7 with a pair of walks in the first two games of the series.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/23/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm.
Insight: Souza is 13-for-36 (.361) with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.188 OPS over the past nine games. He's also stolen three bases. Looks like he could help a lot of fantasy lineups if he can stay healthy.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/23/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.
Insight: It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino.
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.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/23/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness and should be considered questionable for Thursday against the Pirates
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler has been a decent contributor this season despite his mediocre .246 batting average with 10 runs scored and four stolen bases to go a long with a home run and four RBI.
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.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/22/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: he did so off Jason Hammel in the fifth inning. Polanco is now batting .268 with four RBIs on the season.
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.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/22/2015 8:47:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness.
Insight: Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/22/2015 8:18:00 PM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness.
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler was 1-for-1 before exiting. Hopefully the injury is not serious.
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.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/22/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista may need a trip to the disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and is not in the lineup on Wednesday. kevin Pillar is starting in right field. Stay tuned.
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.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN4/22/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter is 16-for-49 with eight RBI versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Hunter also had four extra-base hits against Guthrie. Coming into Wednesday, Hunter has a six-game win streak.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/22/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 16-for-49 with seven extra-base hits and five stolen bases against Tigers ace David Price.
Insight: Ellsbury is slashing .327/.353/.551 versus Price in his career. No need to sit him despite Price on the mound.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/22/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has been atrocious against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in his career.
Insight: Bautista is just 2-for-29 versus Jimenez, which is good for a .069 average. It is hard to sit a first-round talen like Bautista, but if owners are ever going to sit him for a better option, it would be Wednesday.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/22/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is a .300 career hitter versus Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-20 with two home runs, one double and three RBI versus Hammel, so perhaps this gets him going. McCutchen went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is just hitting .222 to begin the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/22/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .279 hitter versus Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Insight: Stanton is 12-for-43 against Hamels with six extra base hits and six RBI. He also has 17 strikeouts versus Hamels, so plan the lineup accordingly.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/22/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was 2-for-4 but didn't produce any runs in the loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Puig got off to an extremely slow start, bu he now has a hit in five straight games. During that stretch, Puig is hitting .409 with two home runs and three RBI. In the last three games, Puig has seven hits, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup on Wednesday.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/22/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was 4-for-5 with a three-run home run in the, 14-1, victory over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: It was his second home run of the season. Calhoun finished the game with three RBI and three runs. Calhoun is also hitting .293 with eight RBI this season.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM4/22/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Wil Myers was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run as San Diego edged Colorado, 7-6, on Tuesday.
Insight: San Diego trailed, 5-2, in the seventh, and Myers's RBI-double started the comeback. Myers then had an RBI-single in the eighth to tie the game and scored what turned out to be the game-winning run. Myers is hitting .313 with one home run and 10 RBI in 64 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.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM4/21/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson recorded four RBIs during Tuesday's win against the Braves.
Insight: He had three hits in five chances, and one of those knocks was a double. Those were Granderson's first RBIs of the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/21/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 during Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: One of those hits was a homer run. It was Stanton's third of the season, and he now has 12 RBIs overall.
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.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/21/2015 6:21:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers lineup on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Insight: Puig has played just once in the last week due to hamstring problems, but he is batting second on Tuesday. He is hitting .267 with two home runs and four RBI in 30 at-bats this season.
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.
Anthony Gose, CF, DET4/21/2015 5:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is back in center field against Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday.
Insight: Gose is platooning with Rajai Davis in center field and won't start when the opposing team starts a lefty pitcher. Fantasy owners who took a flier on Gose have to be pleased through the first two weeks as he is batting .393 with a 1.036 OPS this season.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/21/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: There is no indication that Polanco is injured as it appears manager Clint Hurdle is just shaking up his lineup. First baseman Pedro Alvarez is also not starting. Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat eighth.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY4/21/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran will not start Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Chris Young will get the start. Expect Beltran back on Wednesday.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARI4/21/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas will start at 3B Tuesday evening.
Insight: After four pinch hit at-bats (1-for-4), the six-year $68.5 million Tomas will start at the hot corner. Worry about his glove more than his bat.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig couldn't pick a better opponent to return to the lineup than Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Puig, who tweaked his hamstring last Monday and has been in and out of the lineup, is 8-for-14 (.571) with a pair of doubles and triples in their matchups. Get him back in your lineup too.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career 13-for-25 (.520) against Reds starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: Braun isn't hitting up to his usual standards, batting just .238 with one homer and three RBI. But the homer came Monday night and with this favorable matchup he could make it two big games in a row.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWSHot4/21/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Melky Cabrera is a career .545 hitter (6-for-11) with a home run and five RBI against Ckeveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Cabrera has seven hits in his last three games, including the game-winner on Monday. Plus the wind is expected to be blowing out tonight in Chicago.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/21/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .412 hitter (14-for-34) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Jones is as hot as it gets this April, batting .438 with five home runs, 16 RBI and a 1.294 OPS in 13 games this season. He's a must start in the favorable matchup.
Grady Sizemore, OF, PHICold4/21/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Grady Sizemore is a career .550 hitter (11-for-20) against Miami right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: The number includes three homers and a 1.709 OPS. That was the "old" Sizemore. The "new" one is batting .130 this season with a .341 OPS. In other words, stay away.
Peter Bourjos, CF, STL4/21/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list.
Insight: Bourjos is just a part-time player in St. Louis and, in fact, has no hits this season in just four at-bats. Fantasy owners can move on as there is nothing here.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton left Monday night's game against Colorado.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but returned. It's possible with a huge lead on Monday night the team was just being cautious. He is hitting .327 with three home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs this season.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/21/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (hamstring) did not play Sunday, but has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday when the Dodgers travel to San Francisco.
Insight: Puig tweaked his hamstring last Monday, but did play Saturday, before taking another day off on Sunday. A week should be enough to get healthy. Andre Ethier has been playing when Puig sits.
Carl Crawford, LF, LOS4/21/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Francisco due to illness.
Insight: Crawford missed Sunday's game, but with Monday off could be ready to go Tuesday. The Dodgers have plenty of outfield talent and if there is any question they can afford to sit him further.
Drew Stubbs, CF, COLCold4/21/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs could see a lot more time if the injury to Corey Dickerson keeps him off the field.
Insight: Stubbs is 0-for-12 in the early going, but consistent at-bats should help. He batted a solid .289 with 15 HR and 43 RBI in 388 at-bats last season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/21/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Insight: Dickerson was forced out of Monday's game because of the injury. He is hitless in the last three games and perhaps this is the reason for the current slump.
Jorge Soler, RF, CHC4/20/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler was 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the, 5-2, victory over the Pirates on Monday.
Insight: Soler had three singles and a double. The nice night raises Soler's average to .320 for the season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/20/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Cubs on Monday.
Insight: McCutchen had an RBI-single in the first to score Gregory Polanco. Overall, though, McCutchen is off to a slow start, hitting .238 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/20/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Reds on Monday.
Insight: Braun's home run was obviously Milwaukee's only run. The Brewers have really struggled out of the gate, starting the season 2-11. Braun is hitting .238 with one home run and three RBI.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET4/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had the game-winning RBI in the seventh as Detroit beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, on Monday.
Insight: J.D. Martinez singled to score the tying run in the inning, and then Cespedes singled to take the lead. Cespedes was 1-for-3 in the game and is batting .320 with three home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/20/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is back in the Padres lineup for Monday night versus the Rockies.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but he tested things out on Monday and will return. He is hitting .326 with three home runs this season.
Anthony Gose, CF, DET4/20/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose will miss a third straight game on Monday night.
Insight: Gose is platooning in center fielder with Rajai Davis and the Tigers will face their third straight southpaw. Fantasy owners can't be happy as Gose is batting .393 with a 1.036 OPS this season.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDPHot4/20/2015 1:35:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is a career .385 hitter (15-for-39) with three homers and 12 RBI versus Colorado starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Kemp hasn't let the big ballpark in San Diego effect his hitting, though he has yet to homer in Petco Park. They are in Colorado this week and Kemp is a career .322 hitter with 17 homers and a 1.002 OPS in Coors Field. Start him.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA4/20/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton adds filing for divorce to his laundry list of on and off field issues.
Insight: He's also dealing with a bad shoulder, a drug relapse and a team that doesn't want to pay him for his underachieving production. There is no timetable for his return.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY4/20/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit due to illness.
Insight: Beltran has started slowly, batting .184 without a home run and a sub par .528 OPS.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM4/20/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is questionable for Tuesday's game against Boston after missing the weekend due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Kiermaier is hitting .297 with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored this season. He and Steven Souza make a nice young and improving outfield combination.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/20/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza has been hot over the past two series.
Insight: Souza 11-for-31 (.379) with three homers, nine RBI and a 1.178 OPS over the past seven games. He's also stolen three bases. Looks like he could help a lot of fantasy lineups.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG4/20/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence (broken left forearm) is taking cautious swings with a fungo bat, but hasn't been cleared to resume hitting.
Insight: Pence could be ready to play in some games in about two weeks. The original diagnosis was 6-8 weeks which put him in line to return at the start of May.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/20/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton missed Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a strained quadriceps.
Insight: He injured it late Saturday and continued to play through it so the quad shouldn't be a big deal. He's batting .326 with three homers and 10 RBI and doesn't seem to be having any issues with pitcher-friendly Petco Park.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/20/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (hamstring) did not play Sunday, but is hopeful to return to the lineup on Tuesday when the Dodgers travel to San Francisco.
Insight: Puig tweaked his hamstring last Monday, but did play Saturday, before taking another day off on Sunday. A week should be enough to get healthy.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN4/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton (groin) sat out Sunday and should be considered day-to-day.
Insight: Hamilton's best asset is his blazing speed, so this injury could be a big drag on his ability to steal bases. He's 8-for-8 this season which is a huge improvement over his 56 steals and 23 times caught stealing in 2014 (70.8 percent).
Alejandro De Aza, OF, BAL4/20/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Alejandro De Aza is back in the lineup on Monday after sitting against the left-hander on Sunday.
Insight: It appears to be a pretty strict platoon for De Aza and right-hand hitter Delmon Young which will certainly limit de aza fantasy usefulness to part-time work. De Aza is batting .250 with a pair of homers and four RBI this season.
Scott Van Slyke, RF, LOS4/19/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke went 3-for-4 with a home run in the, 7-0, blowout victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
Insight: Van Slyke has taken advantage of his last two starts, going 5-for-8 in his last two games. He hit his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the sixth. Van Slyke also had a RBI-double in the second. If Van Slyke got regular at-bats, he would be fantasy relevant, but in a very crowded outfield, that is unlikely to happen.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL4/19/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon had two hits in the, 7-0, loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: It's hard to have a good fantasy day when your team's offense gets shutout, but Blackmon did reach base three times with two hits and a walk. He is hitting .289 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/19/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz hit a pair of bombs and a walkoff single as Seattle defeated Texas in the bottom of the ninth, 11-10, on Sunday.
Insight: So much for not being able to hit homers at Safeco Field. Until Sunday, all six of Cruz's home runs were on the road, but apparently Cruz is so hot, it doesn't matter what ballpark he is hitting in. Cruz finished 3-for-6 with five RBI and two runs in addition to the bombs. He hit his home runs in the first and third innings. Then, his third hit came with the bases loaded in the ninth, and it scored the game-winning run. Cruz is the hottest hitter in the league as he leads baseball with eight home runs while batting .354 with 14 RBI.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI4/19/2015 9:03:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in the, 5-1, victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Pollock scored on Goldschmidt's homer in the first and then again on a bases loaded hit batsman in the third. Pollock is batting .356 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN4/19/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter hit his first home run of his second tenure with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Insight: 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.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/19/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in the, 8-3, victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Jones hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a bases clearing double in the sixth. Jones is hitting .457 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 12 games this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/19/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had a RBI during Sunday's loss against the Mets.
Insight: He went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Stanton is batting .239 with 11 RBIs early on this season.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET4/19/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had a huge day Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Cespedes launched two homers and had six RBIs. He is fitting in extremely nicely with his new team.
Jonny Gomes, LF, ATL4/19/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes had four RBIs Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Gomes went 1-for-2 with a double and the four RBIs. He is still not much of a fantasy option these days.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET4/19/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis could be in for a nice day Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Davis is 10-for-26 lifetme against Jose Quintana with one homer and four stolen bases, making him a solid daily play for Sunday.
Chris Young, LF, NYM4/18/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young blasted a grand slam Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats. Young is not a relevant fantasy option this season, despite the big hit on Saturday.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDP4/18/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp hit his first homer with his new team on Saturday.
Insight: Kemp went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and the two-run home run. He has had a solid start with his new squad, with a .340/.358/.540 line and nine RBIs.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL4/18/2015 5:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward hit his first homer with his new team on Saturday.
Insight: It was his only hit in four at-bats, and Heyward now has three RBIs so far this season. Expect a big jump quickly.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS4/18/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Routine day off for Betts. Betts is only batting .209, but does have a pair of homers, eight RBI and four runs scored. Multipositional Brock Holt will start in center field.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS4/18/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth just off the disabled list and struggling will get Saturday off.
Insight: Werth is just 2-for-20 in the five games since his return to the lineup. Clint Robinson is starting in left field.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/18/2015 12:11:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 in his return to the field on Friday versus the Twins.
Insight: Brantley missed a week with a sore back. Hopefully, he can stay in the lineup and start hitting like he did on Friday. Brantley, however, didn't play left field. He was the designated hitter versus the Twins.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA4/17/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit two home runs with five RBI in the, 6-3, victory over the Astros on Friday.
Insight: The home runs were Trout's second and third of the season. He is off to an incredible start, slashing .444/.500/.750 with nine RBI.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK4/17/2015 11:19:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt hit two solo bombs on Friday, but it wasn't enough as the Athletics lost to the Royals, 6-4.
Insight: Vogt had three hits, two RBI and two runs in the loss. He is hitting .353 with three home runs ad eight RBI this season.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM4/17/2015 11:07:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 4-1, victory over the Marlins.
Insight: Cuddyer his an RBI-single in the sixth and then scored later in the frame. He also had a double in the game. Cuddyer is hitting .317 with one home run and seven RBI in 11 games this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/17/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton accounted for the Marlins only run on Friday, hitting a solo home run versus the Mets.
Insight: Stanton's bomb gave Miami a, 1-0, lead, but the Mets scored the final four runs of the game. The blast was Stanton's second in as many games and second of the season. He is hitting .243 with 10 RBI.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL4/17/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis went 4-for-4 with three runs scored in the, 8-7, victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Atlanta managed to score enough to win this game despite the poor start from Julio Teheran. Markakis now has nine hits in the last five games. He is hitting .353 in 34 at-bats this season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT4/17/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a monster home run for his second of the season as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee, 6-3, on Friday.
Insight: Marte has really struggled to start the year, but manager Clint Hurdle mixed up his order and moved Marte down, which seemed to work. Marte went 2-for-4 with a two-run bomb that went close to 450 feet. Marte is hitting .152 with four RBI, so maybe this game gets him going.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/17/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the, 6-3, victory over the Brewers on Friday.
Insight: Like many of the Pirates hitters, Polanco has been struggling in the first two weeks of the season, but he and the Pirates offense got it going on Friday. Polanco had two singles and a double. He also stole his third base of the season.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/17/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun returns to the Angels lineup on Friday.
Insight: Calhoun missed nearly a week with a strained right calf although he was used as a pinch hitter. Owners can put him back into their lineups.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/17/2015 5:56:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is back in the Indians lineup on Friday.
Insight: Brantley is the DH rather than playing left field, but fantasy owners don't care. His sore back has kept him out nine of the last 10 days, so it is good to see Brantley at least hit.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/17/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss against the Padres on Friday.
Insight: Fowler scored on a Jorge Soler's single in the fifth. Fowler also had his third double of the season. He is hitting .282 with one home run and four RBI in nine games this season.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM4/17/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Wil Myers went 3-for-4 with the game-winning three-run home run in the seventh in the, 5-4, victory over the Cubs on Friday.
Insight: Myers' previous two hits didn't lead to any runs, but his bomb in the seventh was the difference in the game. Chicago took a, 4-2, lead in the sixth, but Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista each singled and with two outs, Myers hit his homer. It was his first of the season, and Myers is also hitting .333 with seven RBI in nine games.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/17/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez has struck out in 17 of 30 at-bats against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Cargo has hit two homers off the Cy Young award winner, but he's batting just .167 in their matchups.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLCold4/17/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson (.361) could be a candidate to sit against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Dickerson is hitless in six at-bats with four strikeouts in their matchups. Unfortunately, right-hand hitter Drew Stubbs isn't much better (3-for-23), so manager Walt Weiss doesn't have many good choices
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/17/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has faced Texas starter Yovani Gallardo just three times and he's walked once and taken him yard twice.
Insight: Considering how hot Cruz is this season, league-leading six homers, walking him sounds like a good strategy.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/17/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce should be avoided on Friday night against the Cardinals and Michael Wacha.
Insight: Bruce is hitless in 16 at-bats against Wacha and struck out in half those at-bats. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/17/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is 12-for-27 (.444) with three home runs against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Considering Jay only has produced 28 homers in six seasons, three against Cueto (10.7 percent) is significant.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL4/17/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been placed on the disabled list according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez has a small tear in his hamstring and will be re-evaluated in a week after receiving a sortisone injection. The injury might require more than the 15 days to heal. Gerardo Parra should get the majority of the center field work, but Jean Segura could move into the leadoff slot which may help his fantasy production.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM4/16/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the, 7-5, victory over the Marlins on Thursday.
Insight: Cuddyer singled in Lucas Duda in the sixth inning, and Curtis Granderson scored on Cuddyer's infield single in the seventh. Cuddyer is hitting .297 with a home run and six RBI in 10 games this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/16/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit just fine without his protective mask on his helmet on Thursday.
Insight: The game versus the Mets on Thursday was the first time since getting hit in the jaw with a pitch last August that Stanton was hitting without the protective face mask on his helmet. He promptly hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat and went 2-for-3 in the game. The homer was Stanton's first of the season.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/16/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 7-5, victory over the Marlins on Thursday.
Insight: Duda has multiple hits in the last three games. He also had at least two hits in six of the 10 games this season. Duda is hitting .395 with a home run and eight RBI this season.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM4/16/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with two runs in the, 4-2, victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Insight: Kiermaier scored in the third inning on Steven Souza Jr.'s ground out and scored again on David DeJesus' double in the fifth. Kiermaier is hitting .344 with two home runs and four RBI to begin the season.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL4/16/2015 8:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is heading to the disabled list according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez has a small tear in his hamstring. It is unclear how long he will be out.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN4/16/2015 4:45:00 PM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and home run against the Twins on Thursday.
Insight: Cain hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then drove in another run on a double in the ninth. Cain finished with three runs and three RBI. He is off to a great start this season, hitting .429 with two home runs and 11 RBI in nine games.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/16/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday, but is in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would have gotten the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option. Yelich, at this point in his career, is a better option.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/16/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (bone bruise) is questionable for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist and both X-rays and MRI said no structural damage, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. He should be ready for the weekend series. Gardner put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners hope he can continue that in 2015.
Oswaldo Arcia, RF, MIN4/16/2015 11:45:00 AM
Description: Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Arcia is off to a slow start, batting just .200 through the first seven games with one extra-base hit. Shane Robinson and Eduardo Escobar will join Torii Hunter in the Twins outfield. Neither youngster has shown much with the bat.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL4/16/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is expected to miss Thursday's game against St. Louis due to a strained right hamstring.
Insight: The injury seemed to occur in his last at-bat Wednesday night and he was quickly ruled out of Thursday's game which could indicate he'll miss more games.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/16/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday and there is a chance he may not play until the weekend.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would get the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/16/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 2-for-21 (.095) with three strikeouts against Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Baustista is off to a slow start, hitting .172 in the first nine games. he probably won't turn it around on Thursday in this unfavorable matchup.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/16/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a career .000 BA (0-for-9) against Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers.
Insight: Holliday is off to a decent start, batting .333 for the first seven games, though he is still searching for his first extra-base hit of the season. The matchup says he probably won't get that big hit today.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/16/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon will sit on Thursday afternoon when Kansas City faces Minnesota and Tommy Milone.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost had said that Gordon would sit in some day games after a night game and here we are again as he sat last Thursday as well. Gordon is a career .252 hitter against left-handers vs. .275 against right-handers.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/15/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the season on Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Baustista hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Blue Jays never looked back. They scored nine runs in the first four innings and won, 12-7. Bautista, though, is off to a slow start, hitting .127 in the first nine games.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAM4/15/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza homered for the second straight game against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Souza is 5-for-10 in the last two games with two home runs. On Wednesday, he his a solo homer in the fifth and then doubled in two runs in the ninth, but Souza's efforts fell short as Toronto won, 12-7.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/15/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the, 6-1, victory over the Phillies.
Insight: Duda hit a solo home run in the fifth and then doubled to score Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth. It was Duda's first home run of this season. He is hitting .353 with seven RBI this season.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET4/15/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis hit a solo home run in the, 1-0, victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Insight: Of all people in the potent Tigers lineup, Davis was the difference on Wednesday with the solo blast to left field off Francisco Liriano. Davis also had the game-winning RBI in the, 2-0, victory on Tuesday. Davis is hitting .250 with two RBI this season and isn't fantasy relevant.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA4/15/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Trout also walked and stole his second bag of the season. He recorded his RBI on a single in the fourth. Trout is hitting .438 with one home run and four RBI in nine games this season.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/15/2015 5:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday according to SB Nation.
Insight: Puig tweaked his hamstring on Monday and is still not feeling 100 percent. Andre Either will start in right field again.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA4/15/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse hit his first homer of the season Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Morse also scored two runs and walked once. He has six RBIs through the early going.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/15/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a career .429 BA against Brewers' starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: That includes two homers and five RBIs, making Holliday a solid option for Wednesday's contest versus Milwaukee.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/15/2015 12:02:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings needs to be active Wednesday against Toronto.
Insight: He is 9-for-22 liftime against opposing starter Mark Buerhle, and will have the opportunity to improve on those numbers.
Ryan Raburn, RF, CLE4/15/2015 11:41:00 AM
Description: Indians utility man Ryan Raburn could make for a solid play on Wednesday.
Insight: He has a .333 BA (14-for-42) against White Sox starter John Danks, with three homers and 11 RBIs. We recommend him for daily leagues on Wednesday.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/15/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson had a three-hit game on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also scored three runs and had an RBI. Dickerson should be active everywhere.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG4/15/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan went 3-for-4 during Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.
Insight: Pagan is off to a nice start with a .333/.405/.515 line, as he is trying to rebound from an injury plagued 2014 season.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/15/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit is second homer of the season during Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Insight: He also scord two runs and had a walk. Upton now has six RBIs in the early going, along with a .303/.368/.606 line.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/14/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda recorded three RBIs on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two doubles. Duda has a solid .345/.406/.448 line early on this season.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE4/14/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn's struggles continued during Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Insight: Bourn went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and has just a .200/.250/.233 line so far this season.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAM4/14/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza was 3-for-5 with a home run and the game-winning run in the, 3-2, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Souza hit a solo home run in the top of the first, which was his first of the season. Souza had two singles as well and scored in the eighth on Desmond Jennings' sacrifice fly. That proved to be the winning run.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/14/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton picked up four RBIs during Tuesday's win against the Braves.
Insight: Stanton is still searching for his first homer, but a 3-for-3 night will definitely help his average. Stanton has a .231 BA with seven RBIs so far this season.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/14/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went deep again Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Jones already has four homers on the year, and now has 11 RBIs and a .429 BA during the early going.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Yelich was originally in the lineup, but the team decided to give him a night to rest. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in Yelich's place.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/14/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was questionable coming in and the Dodgers will play it safe. Andre Ethier will start in right field.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/14/2015 3:29:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was scheduled to take batting practice on Tuesday, but he's not in Tuesday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Brantley missed the last two games with a strained lower back and he could be held out until the weekend.
Starling Marte, LF, PITCold4/14/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Marte has gone hitless in his last two games and is batting just .115 on the season, so he's getting a day off. His career OPS is 78 points higher in the second half, so fantasy owners shouldn't panic over his slow start. He's a top outfielder who gives fantasy owners 30-plus steals and double-digit home runs.
Denard Span, CF, WAS4/14/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday in Harrisburg.
Insight: Span had surgery in December to repair a sports hernia. He was a very good fantasy player last season, hitting .302/.355/.416 with 31 stolen bases and 94 runs. He could be back next week. Since the Nationals have only scored 17 runs in seven games (2.43 rpg) they could use him ASAP.
Jarrod Dyson, CF, KAN4/14/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson should see more playing time with starter Alex Rios sidelined by a broken left hand.
Insight: Dyson can add runs scored and stolen bases for fantasy owners, but carries a mediocre batting average and below par OPS for the outfield position. He'll likely also share the time with Paulo Orlando.
Alex Rios, RF, KAN4/14/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Royals outfielder Alex Rios has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand.
Insight: Rios was hit on the left hand Monday night and left the game. He's off to a fast start after a disappointing season in Texas. This is going to put his comeback on hold. Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando should ba a platoon in Rios' absence.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET4/14/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is hitless in 10 at-bats against Pirates starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Martinez is off to one of the best starts in the AL with a league-leading four homers and nine RBI, but be wary of this unfavorable matchup.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/14/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .304 hitter with three home runs versus Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.
Insight: It's hard to imagine a better start than what Jones has given fantasy owners. He's 11-for-25 (.440) with three homers, a league-leading nine RBI and an .880 slugging percentage.
Rusney Castillo, CF, BOS4/14/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Red Sox minor league outfielder Rusney Castillo injured his shoulder at Triple-A on Saturday and has been placed on the diabled list.
Insight: Fantasy owners who were expecting him to come up quickly will be disappointed. He signed a huge contract last August and should be up at some point this season, but the injury will delay things.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/14/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may have "tweaked" a leg on a catch Monday night and is questionable for Tuesday's contest, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Insight: Puig went 3-for-5 with a home run, so it would be nice to have him back in the lineup, but the Dodgers will likely be thinking long-term and let him sit a game.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/14/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is questionable for Tuesday's game against Texas due to a strained right calf.
Insight: It doesn't appear to be serious, but he hasn't started either of the last two games. Calhoun batted .272 with 17 HR, 58 RBI and 90 runs in 127 games and proved to be a reliable fantasy outfielder.
Alex Rios, RF, KAN4/14/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Royals outfielder Alex Rios is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Minnesota due to a bruised left hand.
Insight: Rios was hit on the left hand Monday night and left the game. He's off to a fast start after a disappointing season in Texas.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/14/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley will take batting practice on Tuesday, but unless he is 100 percent don't expect him out on the field for Tuesday night's game.
Insight: Brantley missed the last two games with a strained lower back and he could be held out until the weekend.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/14/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was forced out of the game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch earlier in the game.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist. X-rays were negative, but he could miss a game or two due to swelling. He put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners he can continue that in 2015.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL4/13/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 3-for-4 during Monday's loss to the Yankees.
Insight: That included a homer, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Jones will be one of the top outfielders in 2015.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX4/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the lineup Monday.
Insight: He missed a couple of games with a back injury, but is ready to return.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM4/13/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday against Philadelphia.
Insight: One of the hits was a lucky triple, as Grady Sizemore lost the ball in the sun, leading to the three-bagger. In his first season with the Mets, Cuddyer has a .250/.300/.429 line with one homer and three RBIs.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS4/13/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) has been activated for Monday's game against Boston.
Insight: The Nationals can use a boost on offense after losing two of three in Philadelphia and scoring just seven runs over the three-game set. Now if they can just get Anthony Rendon and Denard Span to go along with their pitching staff they will be just fine. Update: Werth is batting cleanup.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK4/13/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Just off the disabled list, Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick (oblique) is a favorable matchup versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Reddick, who went 2-for-5 in his season debut on Sunday, is 6-for-20 with three homers and two doubles against Feldman.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC4/13/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan is a career 5-for-5 against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: That included a pair of doubles and a steal. OK, the sample size is very small, but he's worth a flier on Monday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/13/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 6-for-13 (.462) against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Ellsbury and Brett Gardner could make a solid one-two punch on Monday as Gardner is a .357 hitter versus Chen.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/13/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-14 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, who is a career .462 hitter versus Chen, could make a nice duo in Monday's game.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/13/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is 8-for-13 (.615) with a couple of doubles and a home run versus Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Jay doesn't usually provide much for fantasy owners, but could be a one-time only option on Monday.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYMCold4/13/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is just 1-for-12 (.083) lifetime versus Phillies starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Granderson has just one hit in 16 at-bats this spring and should be avoided for Monday's game.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS4/13/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) is expected to be activated for Monday's game against Boston.
Insight: The Nationals can use a boost on offense after losing two of three in Philadelphia and scoring just seven runs over the three-game set. Now if they can just get Anthony Rendon and Denard Span to go along with their pitching staff they will be just fine.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA4/13/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna missed Sunday's game after arriving late to the ballpark, but should be available for Monday against Atlanta.
Insight: The penalty shouldn't be more than one game. Ozuna became a fantasy asset last season after belting 23 homers with 85 RBI and a .772 OPS. We're still waiting for his first home run or RBI this season.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/12/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was the hero Sunday versus Colorado.
Insight: With the Cubs down 5-4 with two outs in the ninth, Fowler took LaTroy Hawkins deep for a two-run shot. It was his first homer in a Cubs uniform.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/12/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz homered for the second straight day, and this one was massive.
Insight: After Seattle blew a four run lead int he ninth, Cruz came up big with a 10th inning homer. It was his lone ht in four at-bats, and he now has two dingers on the season.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS4/12/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson hit his first career homer on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Pederson went 3-for-5 with a double, four RBIs, two runs, and the homer. The future is bright.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS4/12/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts put on a shot Monday against the Nationals.
Insight: Not only did he go 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBIs, and two runs scored, but Betts also flat out robbed Bryce Harper of a home run to center field. Betts is the very early favorite for AL Rookie of the Year.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/12/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is over his knee issue.
Insight: He went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs in a win over the Brewers. McCutchen is batting just .190 early on, but owners should not worry.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL4/12/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 during Sunday's loss versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He had a double and his first homer of the season as well. The home run was a two run shot, and that accounted for Milwaukee's lone offense on the day.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/12/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce smacked a homer Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: Bruce has just a .200/.360/.500 line early this year, but does have two homers through six games. The power will be there for him.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/12/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista blasted his first home run of 2015.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Look for Bautista's .182/.280/.364 line to improve quickly.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/12/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper smashed his second homer of the season.
Insight: He did so in the first inning off Sean O'Sullivan. It was Harper's lone hit in five at-bats.
David DeJesus, LF, TAM4/12/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder David DeJesus went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in the, 8-5, victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: DeJesus hit his first home run of the season in the fifth. It was a three-run homer. DeJesus is hitting .545 in 11 at-bats this season.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/12/2015 4:47:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the, 4-3, victory over the Braves on Sunday.
Insight: Duda wasn't able to drive in any runs despite the three hits, but he was able to score on Michael Cuddyer's home run. Duda is hitting .381/.435/.429 in the first six games this season.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET4/12/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit his third home run of the season on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez was 3-for-5 in the series finale versus Cleveland. He had a two-RBI single in the second and then smashed a solo home run in the ninth. Martinez went 4-for-15 in the series.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX4/12/2015 12:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will not play on Sunday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: 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.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/12/2015 12:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup on Sunday and should be started in all leagues. He is 13-for-41 with two home runs and eight RBI in his career against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: McCutchen missed Saturday's game due to knee soreness. He admitted after the game that his knee was what caused him to miss 10 games during Spring Training according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. That, however, remains a minor concern for now as McCutchen returns to the lineup. It was apparently sore enough that it forced McCutchen from the game in the ninth inning, so given his importance to the team so he'll rest Saturday.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/12/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is not in the lineup on Sunday according to Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes.
Insight: Brantley also missed Saturday's game with back pain. Hopefully, he can return on Tuesday. Jerry Sands, who had two doubles on Saturday, is in left field on Sunday.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL4/12/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has just three hits in 21 at-bats versus Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison.
Insight: That's good for a .143 batting average. Jones also has five strikeouts versus Hutchison in his career. It's hard to sit Jones because he is a stud, but owners should anticipate Jones to struggle on Sunday.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA4/12/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a RBI in the loss to the Royals on Saturday.
Insight: Trout has started the season very strongly, slashing .389/.429/.611 with one home run and three RBI. The strikeouts, however, haven't come down yet, but fantasy owners are probably ok with that.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDP4/12/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and RBI in Saturday's, 10-3, victory over the Giants.
Insight: Kemp has been solid in the heart of the order for San Diego this first week. He is hitting .346/.393/.462 with four RBI. It will be interesting to see if Kemp can keep this up because injuries have derailed him in recent years, and Petco Park is such a pitcher friendly stadium.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI4/12/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock reached base four times versus Clayton Kershaw on Saturday.
Insight: Pollack had three singles and a walk against the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner. He also had two runs and a RBI. Pollock is hitting .313 and has a healthy .421 on-base percentage in the first five games.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/12/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Insight: Duda hit a single to begin the seventh inning rally that scored three runs. He also had a double in the game. Duda doesn't have a homer yet, but he is hitting .313.
Jerry Sands, LF, CLE4/11/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Indians outfielder Jerry Sands was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Insight: Sands was clutch versus the Tigers as he recorded a two-run double to give the Indians the lead in the sixth and then tied the game on another two-run double in the eighth. Chances are even Indians fans didn't know who Sands was, but now they do. Still, we need a larger sample size to deem Sands fantasy relevant.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/11/2015 8:02:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had his best day of the young season as he went 3-for-5 in the, 5-4, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Cruz had two singles and a three-run homer in the eighth. Cruz had just one hit in the first four games of the season, so it's nice to see the 2014 home run king have a nice Saturday.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/11/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to simply be a day off. Andrew Lambo will get the start. Polanco is batting just .222 through the first four games and went 0-for-5 on Friday night.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/11/2015 3:10:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is questionable for Saturday's game against Milwaukee due to a sore left knee. Update: He's not in the starting lineup.
Insight: It was apparently sore enough that it forced McCutchen from the game in the ninth inning, so given his importance to the team so he'll rest Saturday.

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