Right Field Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS8/20/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia has gone 5-for-16 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in five games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: The 23-year-old missed nearly four months due to a torn labrum after initially being ruled out for the season. Garcia is hitting .283 with three homers, 10 RBI and an .868 OPS in 46 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF, TORHot8/20/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Bautista hasn't had a great month, but he hasn't been terrible either. He's gone 18-for-66 (.273) with four doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 10 walks in 17 games.
Marcell Ozuna, RF, MIA8/20/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ozuna has gone 7-for-15 with two doubles, two homers and five RBI in his last four games after coming out of the All-Star break in a 17-for-96 (.177) slump.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/20/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) says he should be able to start Friday, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
Insight: Cuddyer missed three months with a fractured shoulder before returning on Aug. 17, when he went 5-for-10 during a doubleheader and hit for the cycle in the second game. He's out of the starting lineup for a second straight game due to a hamstring injury but says he's available off the bench.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM8/20/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Wil Myers (wrist) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Myers fractured his right wrist on May 30 when he collided with Desmond Jennings. Prior to the injury, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year hit .227 with five homers, 25 RBI and 52 Ks in 198 at-bats.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYYCold8/20/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran aggravated his right elbow injury on a swing Tuesday and is out of the lineup Wednesday, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Beltran exclusively served as the DH from June 5 to Aug. 15 due to bone spurs in his elbow before returning to right field on Aug. 16. He's gone 1-for-28 (.036) in his last eight games and can be dropped in all leagues.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/20/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (thumb) is in the lineup Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Rios was scratched from the lineup Tuesday to rest a lingering right thumb injury.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/20/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce hasn't been able to get into any sort of groove this season, but he's homered in two of his last four games and is 9-for-19 (.474) with a double, two triples and two homers against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Bruce is hitting .221 with a .686 OPS, 14 homers, 55 RBI, 61 runs and 11 steals this season. At this point he's strictly a player to use in matchups like the one he has Wednesday.
Jason Heyward, RF, ATLHot8/19/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has gone 42-for-121 (.347) with six doubles, a triple, two homers, 18 RBI, 20 runs and five steals in his last 32 games.
Insight: He's raised his average from .241 to .269 and his OPS from .696 to .739 in the process. Heyward went 2-for-6 with three RBI Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/19/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a bruised right thumb.
Insight: According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the issue has been lingering for Rios. He wasn't able to take batting practice Tuesday.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/19/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the lineup Tuesday due to hamstring soreness.
Insight: Cuddyer missed three months with a fractured shoulder before returning on Aug. 17, when he went 5-for-10 during a doubleheader and hit for the cycle in the second game.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM8/19/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Wil Myers (stress fracture in his right wrist) will not be activated Tuesday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Myers suffered his wrist injury on May 30 when he collided with Desmond Jennings. He'll play another game or two in the minors before returning.
David Peralta, RF, ARI8/19/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta has homered in back-to-back games.
Insight: The 27-year-old Peralta made his MLB debut on June 1 and has produced 25 extra-base hits (7 HR), 32 RBI, 32 runs and six steals to go with a .291 average and .798 OPS in 247 at-bats.
Seth Smith, RF, SDPHot8/19/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: San Diego right fielder Seth Smith is a career .350, 7-for-20, hitter against Los Angeles starting pitcher Kevin Correia.
Insight: Smith has been the one bright spot for the Padres this season. He is hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 48 runs. Smith is fifth in the National League with .901 OPS.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/19/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer is hitting a career 7-for-17 (.412) against Royals pitcher James Shields.
Insight: Cuddyer hit for the cycle on Sunday in his first big league action since suffering a shoulder injury on June 5. There looks to be a good chance he will kepp it up tonight.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot8/18/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun reached base all four times he came to the plate Monday at Boston.
Insight: Calhoun singled, doubled, walked twice and scored two runs. The right fielder and leadoff hitter has gone 17-for-41 (.415) with five doubles, two homers, eight RBI and five runs in his last nine games.
Jason Heyward, RF, ATL8/18/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Monday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Heyward came into the game six for his last 35 (.171). He's hit 268 with 32 extra-base hits (10 HR), 47 RBI, 60 runs and 14 steals this season. Heyward's .157 average in 115 at-bats against left-handers is really dragging him down.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/18/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is in the starting lineup on Monday night versus the Diamondbacks according to James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Insight: Werth did not start on Sunday against the Pirates, but entered in the ninth as a pitch hitter and wound up scoring both the tying run in the ninth and the game-winning run in the 11th. The Nationals have held the outfielder out of the lineup for eight of the last nine games due to right shoulder inflammation. Werth and the Nationals are facing Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno Monday night.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/18/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder inflammation) didn't start, but did get into the game as a pinch hitter and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning. He'll return to the lineup Monday night.
Insight: Werth has struggled to match last season's totals and has dealt with injuries in August to further reduce his fantasy value. If healthy he can help over the final six weeks.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM8/18/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Rays right fielder Wil Myers (stress fracture in his right wrist) could return as soon as Tuesday but possibly not until Friday, according to a Tampa Tribune report.
Insight: Myers suffered the injury on May 30 when he collided with Desmond Jennings. The 23-year-old reigning AL Rookie of the Year has already taken 21 at-bats in his rehab assignment includinh a pair of home runs.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/18/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is a career 2-for-14 (.143) against Cardinals right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Bruce has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, batting just .221 with 13 HR and 51 RBI. Coming off three consecutive 30-home run seasons, and 109 RBI in 2013 a lot was expected to the Reds outfielder.
Allen Craig, RF, BOS8/18/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Allen Craig will start his rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Pawtucket. The outfielder will likely spend two or three days with the minor league club.
Insight: Craig has been suffering from foot problems since late 2013 and until he proves he is healthy on the field, Craig does not hold much fantasy value. The outfielder is a career .291 hitter but is batting just .237 this season with St. Louis and Boston.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/18/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder inflammation) didn't start, but did get into the game as a pinch hitter and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning.
Insight: Werth has struggled to match last season's totals and has dealt with injuries in August to further reduce his fantasy value. If healthy he can help over the final six weeks.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/18/2014 12:13:00 AM
Description: It didn't take long for Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer is find his swing.
Insight: Cuddyer had been out since June 6 due to a fractured shoulder, but hit for the cycle in Sunday's nightcap with a double in the eighth inning. He was 1-for-5 in the first game. He's not flashy, he's just a great hitter.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/17/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: After going hitless in the first two games of the series, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce exploded Sunday with three hits, including a home run and three RBI.
Insight: Bruce has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, batting just .224 with 13 HR and 50 RBI. Coming off three consecutive 30-home run seasons, and 109 RBI in 2013 a lot was expected to the Reds outfielder.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA8/17/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton blasted his 32nd home run of the season and knocked in four to post a career high of 88 RBI.
Insight: He's also set a career mark for walks at 77. Just think of his fantasy value if he had protection in the lineup like a Victor Martinez behind his as Miguel Cabrera does.
Steve Pearce, RF, NYY8/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: After a long dry spell, Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce finally put one over the wall.
Insight: Pearce had gone 19 games without hitting a home run and batting an ugly .155 to boot. A far cry from his .309 May with four homers and .361 June with five homers. It's not yet time to jump back on the bandwagon, but at least we know he's trying.
Michael Taylor, RF, WAS8/17/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Nationals 23-year-old outfielder Michael Taylor will get at least one more day as a starter with Jayson Werth still sidelined by the shoulder injury.
Insight: Taylor has a home run, but is just 2-for-14 (.143) in his first five games. Washington's top hitting prospect batted .315 with 22 homers, 35 steals and a .948 OPS in the minors this season.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/17/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder inflammation) was hoping to return Sunday, but he's not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Werth hit off a tee Friday and went through a batting practice session Saturday. Apparently he'll need at least one more day.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM8/17/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is 9-for-22 (.409) with three home runs against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Despite the favorable matchup you may still want to stay away as he's just 1-for-25 over the past six games to lower his batting average to .220 and has only one home run in the past 24 games.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG8/16/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence's lone hit Saturday against the Phillies was a solo homer.
Insight: Pence had 27 homers, 99 RBI and 22 steals last season, but he's on pace for 21 homers, 70 RBI and 13 steals this year.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/16/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Cuddyer has been out since June 6 due to a fractured shoulder. His return will force Charlie Blackmon, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs to compete for playing time at the other two outfield spots.
Steve Pearce, RF, NYY8/16/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has been out of the starting lineup in 11 of the team's 14 games this month.
Insight: Pearce has hit .175 with one homer and 21 Ks in his last 80 at-bats and is down to .283 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and an .842 OPS on the year. He can be dropped in all leagues.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/16/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder inflammation) is not in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Werth hit off a tee Friday and he's expected to go through a full workout Saturday, but the Nats will keep him out at least one more game.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS8/16/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Garcia was ruled out for the season in April when he suffered a torn labrum, but he's recovered from surgery more quickly than expected. Garcia is still just 23 years old and could be a decent AL-only option down the stretch.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYYCold8/16/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Carlos Beltran will play the field for the first time since May 10 on Saturday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Beltran has been relegated to a DH role due to an elbow injury, but he's been feeling much better. He's gone 1-for-18 in his last five games, but moving back to right field could help him focus on something other than his hitting struggles. His return to the field will allow manager Joe Girardi to use the DH to get his veterans a half day off down the stretch.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot8/16/2014 12:21:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun should receive strong consideration from fantasy owners Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Calhoun went 3-for-4 wih a double, a homer and three RBI Friday and is 13-for-29 (.448) with three doubles, two homers and five RBI his last six games. He's hitting .301 with 12 homers and an .860 OPS against righties this season and is 3-for-3 with a double and a triple against Rangers starter Colby Lewis.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL8/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is in the lineup Friday after sitting out Thursday.
Insight: Braun sat out due to his recurring thumb injury. His .279 average and .814 OPS are both career lows.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/15/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) is out of the lineup Friday.
Insight: Werth hit off a tee Friday and he'll go through a full workout Saturday in hopes of getting cleared for Saturday's or Sunday's game. He had a cortisone shot earlier this week to help improve his shoulder inflammation.
Oscar Taveras, RF, STL8/15/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right fielder Oscar Taveras is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Taveras is just 2-for-21 over the past six games and will get a second consecutive night off. The 22-year-old hit .320 with an .892 OPS in the minors, but is batting .206 with a .530 OPS in his first 141 major league at-bats. Long-term he's the Cardinals right field answer, but with them fighting for the playoff they need to put their best current lineup on the field.
Jason Heyward, RF, ATL8/15/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is a career 7-for-12 (.583) against Oakland starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Although Heyward is producing well below what fantasy owners (and Braves fans) think he should based on his talent level, he has batted .329 over the past four weeks to raise his average to a respectable .269.
Allen Craig, RF, BOS8/14/2014 11:22:00 PM
Description: Boston 1B/OF Allen Craig is expected to head out on a rehab assignment by the end of the week.
Insight: Craig hit .307 or higher in each of the last three seasons, but he's batting .237 with seven homers, 44 RBI this year. Perhaps the change of scenery will help him break out of the slump when he finally returns to the lineup.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/14/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer (non-displaced fracture of the glenoid socket in his left shoulder) will be activated for Saturday's game, according to the team's website.
Insight: The defending NL batting champion was having a solid season before his injury (.317, 5 HR, 16 RBI in 31 games). Be ready to install him back into lineups.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/14/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (illness) was not in the lineup Wednesday against Boston, but will return for Thursday's game against Colorado.
Insight: Bruce has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, batting just .224 with 12 HR and 46 RBI. Coming off three consecutive 30-home run seasons, and 109 RBI in 2013 a lot was expected to the Reds outfielder.
Oscar Taveras, RF, STL8/14/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: St. Louis right fielder Oscar Taveras is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Taveras is just 2-for-21 over the past six games and can probably use the night off. The 22-year-old hit .320 with an .892 OPS in the minors, but is batting .206 with a .530 OPS in his first 141 major league at-bats.
David Peralta, RF, ARICold8/14/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta went 0-for-10 in Wednesday's doubleheader.
Insight: The bloom is off the rose as his batting average has fallen from .321 to .299 in two days. He was a career .347 hitter in six minor league seasons so he could keep it around .300.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/14/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce was not in the lineup Wednesday against Boston and is questionable for Thursday's game against Colorado due to illness.
Insight: Bruce has been a disappointment to fantasy owners, batting just .224 with 12 HR and 46 RBI. Coming off three consecutive 30-home run seasons, and 109 RBI in 2013 a lot was expected to the Reds outfielder.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL8/14/2014 1:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun (.279, 14 HR, 67 RBI) went hitless in his last two games and could probably use the day of rest. This is not the Braun fantasy owners were expecting to get. His seven-year average heading into the season was .312 with 30 HR, 97 RBI, 19 SB and a .938 OPS.
Norichika Aoki, RF, KAN8/14/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki is 7-for-16 (.438) with three extra-base hits against Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Aoki has multiple-hit games in his last three starts to raise his average to .273 with 1 HR, 26 RBI and 50 runs scored.
Seth Smith, RF, SDPHot8/13/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: San Diego RF Seth Smith is not in the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The Padres have faced left-handers in back-to-back games and Smith has just 36 at-bats against them all season. He's hitting .297 with 12 homers, 32 RBI and a .913 OPS against right-handers.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/13/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) is back in the lineup Wednesday, according to Anthony Andro of foxsportssouthwest.com.
Insight: Rios has been out of the starting lineup four of the past five games due to ankle soreness. He's hitting .293 this season but has dropped to four home runs after averaging 18 homers per season the previous nine years.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/13/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will miss the next couple of games, according to Bill Ladson of mlb.com.
Insight: Werth has been dealing with right shoulder inflammation and he aggravated the injury Sunday. Prospect Michael Taylor, who homered in his MLB debut Tuesday, will continue to start until Werth returns.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN8/13/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is not in the lineup Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: Bruce was scratched with an illness. Skip Schumaker is starting in right field.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot8/12/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has gone 25-for-76 (.329) with seven doubles, four homers, 10 RBI and just four strikeouts since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Reddick has rediscovered his stroke from the first half of 2012 after struggling from the 2012 All-Star break right up until this June. Whatever he worked on while he was on the DL with a knee injury has yielded excellent results.
Michael Taylor, RF, WAS8/12/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in his MLB debut.
Insight: Jayson Werth is dealing with shoulder inflammation and Steven Souza was placed on the disabled list, leading to Taylor's callup. Taylor, Washington's top hitting prospect, has batted .315 with 22 homers, 35 steals and a .948 OPS in the minors this season.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/12/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (shoulder) will undergo an MRI, but manager Matt Williams thinks he'll avoid the DL. SOURCE: Adam Kilgore, Washington Post
Insight: Werth has been dealing with shoulder inflammation and he aggravated the injury Sunday.
Oswaldo Arcia, RF, MIN8/12/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (back) is in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Arcia hurt his back on a swing Friday and missed the last three games. He's hitting .227 with eight homers, 26 RBI and a .702 OPS in 225 at-bats this season.
George Springer, RF, HOU8/12/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer (quad) will rest another two weeks, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com.
Insight: Springer has been on the disabled list since July 20 with a left quad strain and he aggravated the injury last week.
Michael Taylor, RF, WAS8/12/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals will start 23-year-old Michael Taylor in right field Tuesday night.
Insight: Jayson Werth is hurting and Steven Souza Jr was placed on the disabled list which leaves the team very thin in the outfield. Taylor was brought up Sunday after batting .385 at Triple-A Syracuse and .313 at Double-A Harrisburg.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/12/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. He's been dealing with a shoulder issue.
Insight: Werth hasn't done much in August after a solid July in which he batted .337 with a 1.132 OPS. He hasn't hit a home run since July 13.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/11/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios (ankle) could be back Tuesday, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Rios missed two straight games with ankle soreness, aggravated the injury Sunday and sat out Monday.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot8/11/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has hit five homers in his last five games and eight in his last 12.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he homered in each of the last two games of the month and has blasted six home runs in August. He went 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBI and a walk Monday against the Cardinals and is now tied with Jose Abreu and Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead in homers with 31.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM8/11/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Rays right fielder Wil Myers (stress fracture in his right wrist) is scheduled for a two-week rehab assignment before returning to the Rays in late August.
Insight: Myers suffered the injury on May 30 when he collided with Desmond Jennings. The 23-year-old reigning AL Rookie of the Year hds been done little this season before getting hurt, batting .227 with five homers and 25 RBI.
George Springer, RF, HOU8/11/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer (quad) took batting practice and was in the outfield shagging flies, but did not returned to the lineup over the weekend.
Insight: Springer, who has been on the disabled list since July 20 with a left quad strain, should return sometime this week. He's hit 20 HR and knocked in 51 in just 78 games.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/11/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth returned to the starting lineup Sunday, though he didn't swing the bat much, walking three times.
Insight: Werth hasn't done much in August after a solid July in which he batted .337 with a 1.132 OPS. The Nationals and fantasy owners need him to return to that level to help cover the loss of Ryan Zimmerman's bat.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, COL8/11/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer (non-displaced fracture of the glenoid socket in his left shoulder) is tearing it up at Grand Junction going 11-for-19 in five games (.591).
Insight: The defending NL batting champion was having a solid season before his injury (.317, 5 HR, 16 RBI in 31 games). He'll head to Tulsa for a few games and could be back by the end of this week.
Marlon Byrd, RF, PHI8/11/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd is a career .400 hitter with a 1.104 OPS versus Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: Byrd has been the most consistent hitter on the Phillies roster, batting .273 with 22 HR and 66 RBI. He's 4-for-9 in the first three games of the series with the Mets.
Seth Smith, RF, SDPHot8/10/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith has gone 31-for-92 (.337) with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 14 RBI since the start of July.
Insight: Smith doesn't start against lefties, but he crushes right-handers and Sunday was no exception. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBI against Charlie Morton and the Pirates.
Nick Markakis, RF, BALHot8/10/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has gone 17-for-39 (.436) with two doubles, two homers, three RBI, eight walks and seven runs in August, including 4-for-5 Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Markakis has reached base at a ridiculous .556 clip in 10 games this month. He hit just .231 in July but has been above .284 in every other month this season.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PITHot8/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI Sunday against the Padres.
Insight: Polanco has bounced back from the first slump of his career (12-for-74 from June 27 to July 20) by going 22-for-71 (.310) with six doubles, three homers, 14 RBI, 13 runs and four steals in his last 18 games.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot8/10/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went deep for the third time in his last four games and the sixth time in his last 11 games Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he's rediscovered his power stroke. He now has 29 homers and is four ahead of Anthony Rizzo for the NL lead.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/10/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios left Sunday's game after aggravating his right ankle sprain again.
Insight: Rios was starting his first game since Wednesday, but he made it through just four innings before leaving. He'll be reevaluated Monday.
David Murphy, RF, CLE 8/10/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Cleveland right fielder David Murphy has been placed on the disabled list with a sore right side, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Murphy is third on the Indians with 55 RBI this season behind Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana. He's hitting .262 with seven homers, 36 runs and a .708 OPS. Nick Swisher was also placed on the DL Sunday and Cleveland called up Tyler Holt and Zach Walters from Triple-A Columbus.
Jason Heyward, RF, ATL8/10/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has hit a paltry .155 with 25 Ks and a .454 OPS against lefties this season and he'll face Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez on Sunday. He's 5-for-23 (.217) against Gonzalez.
Insight: Heyward has hit .388 with one homer, 12 RBI, 15 runs, four steals and a .969 OPS in his last 22 games, but his horrible numbers against left-handers and Gonzalez in particular make him a poor option Sunday.
Jose Bautista, RF, TORHot8/10/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has picked up 15 hits, including two doubles and five homers, in 44 at-bats against Tigers starter David Price.
Insight: Bautista has hit .338 with six doubles, five homers, 15 RBI, 15 walks and a 1.073 OPS over his last 21 games. He's a strong option Sunday against Price.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/9/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Werth hasn't been hitting well of late, batting .250 with a sub par .609 OPS over the past two weeks (13 games). Kevin Frandsen will get a start in the outfield.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG8/9/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Giants right fielder Hunter Pence is hitless in seven at-bats against Royals right-hander James Shields with three strikeouts.
Insight: Pence had been on fire the past week, batting .370 with a 1.155 OPS. The workhorse is batting .291 with 15 HR, 50 RBI, 80 runs and 10 steals in 117 games, but should be avoided Saturday.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR8/9/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 8-for-14 (.571) with a home run against Detroit Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
Insight: Bautista is hitting .297 with 22 homers, 69 RBI, 71 runs, five steals and a .933 OPS. He's been better since the break, batting .320 with a 1.030 OPS and this favorable matchup should continue the hot streak.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot8/8/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in his last nine games Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Stanton struggled for most of July, but he's rediscovered his power stroke. He leads the NL and is third in baseball with 28 homers.
Marlon Byrd, RF, PHI8/8/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd socked his 22nd homer of the year Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Byrd had three hits on the night and is hitting .274 with 65 RBI, 60 runs and an .803 OPS. His 22 homers rank third in the NL.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PITHot8/8/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has gone 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles, six RBI, seven runs and three steals in his last eight games.
Insight: Polanco's average dropped to .243 on July 30, but he's back up to .268 after going 3-for-4 Friday against the Padres. Fantasy owners shouldn't give up on the super-talented prospect.
Alex Rios, RF, TEX8/8/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers right fielder Alex Rios aggravated a right ankle injury and is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Rios is expected to miss a couple of days, according to Astros beat writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz. Although not having a great season, Rios is still a productive asset, batting .293 with 4 HR, 45 RBI, 46 runs scored and 16 steals.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS8/8/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Werth hasn't been hitting well of late, batting .250 with a sub par .609 OPS over the past two weeks (13 games). Recently called up Steven Souza Jr. will make the start in right field. The youngster is just 1-for-11 in the majors, but was batting .354 at Triple-A.
Torii Hunter, RF, DET8/8/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter is back in the line Friday after missing time due to a hand injury.
Insight: Hunter was hit squarely in the left hand by a Dellin Betances fastball Tuesday night and he suffered a contusion, but nothing was broken. He's batting .271 with 15 HR and 62 RBI.
Norichika Aoki, RF, KAN8/8/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Royals outfielder Norichika Aoki is hitless in 11 at-bats against Giants tough left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Aoki (.263, 1 HR, 44 RBI) has hit safely in five of his last six games, but should be avoided in this unfavorable amtchup.
Torii Hunter, RF, DET8/7/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter (hand) is out of the lineup again Thursday against New York.
Insight: Hunter was hit squarely in the left hand by a Dellin Betances fastball Tuesday night and he suffered a contusion. Nothing was broken so consider him day-to-day.
George Springer, RF, HOU8/6/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer (quad) aggravated his injury while running the bases during Wednesday's rehab game, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Springer, who has been on the disabled list since July 20 with a left quad strain, was hoping to return to the Astros later this week. Manager Bo Porter said he was removed for precautionary reasons.
Jose Bautista, RF, TORHot8/6/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has hit five home runs in his last 14 games.
Insight: Bautista had 14 home runs in his first 56 games this season and appeared to be cruising toward another 40-homer season, but he hit just three from May 31 to July 22 and is now trying to make up ground. He's hitting .297 with 22 homers, 68 RBI, 70 runs, five steals and a .937 OPS.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot8/6/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has gone 20-for-53 (.378) with five doubles, four homers and 10 RBI since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Shockingly, he's struck out just three times in that stretch. Reddick went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI Wednesday against the Rays.
Seth Smith, RF, SDPHot8/6/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: San Diego outfielder Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk and two RBI Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Smith has been the Padres' best hitter this season and his .886 OPS ranks seventh in the NL. However, he has just 12 homers, 34 RBI and 44 runs in 317 at-bats.
Torii Hunter, RF, DETHot8/6/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter (hand) is out of the lineup Wednesday against New York.
Insight: Hunter was hit squarely in the left hand by a Dellin Betances fastball Tuesday night and he suffered a contusion.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot8/6/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton reached base four times Tuesday at Pittsburgh and he's crushed Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the past.
Insight: Stanton is 6-for-9 with two homers against Locke. He has a good chance to do some damage Wednesday.

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