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Center Field Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/22/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Friday's contest.
Insight: He has been in a slump lately, and this is now the second time over the past four games Marisnick is sitting out. Colby Rasmus will start in center, with Preston Tucker getting the nod in left.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS5/22/2015 2:55:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (left hamstring strain) is feeling much better, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Puig still has no timetable for his return after the setback on his rehab assignment, but it might been sooner than fantasy owners were resigned to. Perhabs another rehab assignment next week.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/21/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Thursday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season. Billy Burns will start in center with Sam Fuld in left field.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right ankle sprain) is eligible to return from the disabled list, but it appears he'll continue to work his way back at Triple-A Tacoma.
Insight: Jackson could return this weekend, but it's more likely to be sometime next week. He's batting .242 this season with a mediocre .620 OPS.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit a homer and scored three runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with his 11th homer of the year. Trout is hitting .288 with 11 homers and 22 RBI this season.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/20/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: Pollock scored four or the six Arizona runs. He went 3-for-4 on the night and is now hitting .298 overall.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/20/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton had been moved down to the eighth spot in the Cincinnati order on Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Hamilton's only value to fantasy owners this season has been steals, and that will take a huge hit with him hitting eighth. He is batting just .212/.264/.336, so in order to continue adding the his 17 steals and reclaim the leadoff spot, it appears Hamilton will have to get out of his slump.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/20/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: New York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.
Insight: Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career, so this is bad news. There is no definitive timetable yet for his return. In the meantime, Chris Young will likely get most of the starts in the outfield without Ellsbury.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/20/2015 12:31:00 PM
Description: It is a small sample size, but Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been great in his career versus Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-12 versus Pelfrey. All the hits have been singles. He also has three RBI, two walks and two steals.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/20/2015 12:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season according to Roto World. Craig Gentry will start in left field on Wednesday.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC5/20/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had a pair of solo home runs in the loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Chicago hit three home runs in the game, but they were all solo, and the Cubs lost, 4-3. Coghlan was 2-for-4 with the two homers. He is hitting .205 with six home runs and nine RBI this season.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot5/19/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored in the, 5-3, victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Souza had an RBI-single in the first inning and then scored in the third on a single. He is hitting .231 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/19/2015 8:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday's game with a right knee injury.
Insight: Ellsbury initially stayed in the game, but ended up being removed in the bottom of the fourth. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/19/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will start on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Pagan missed Sunday's game after he left Saturday's game with back spasms. He is in center field and batting third.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/19/2015 5:19:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Pollock went 1-for-10 on Sunday and Monday, so it appears he is just getting a breather. Pollock is hitting .279 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 22 runs in 136 at-bats this season.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/19/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Colby Rasmus will be in center, with Preston Tucker getting the call in left.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA5/19/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is back in the Marlins starting lineup for Tuesday.
Insight: Ozuna had been excused from Monday's game to attend to a personal matter. he's batting .276 with three homers, 11 RBI and 17 runs. Fantasy owners were hoping for a bit more.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/19/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Pagan was forced to leave Saturday's contest with back spasms, and will be given the day off on Sunday. Pagan has been one of the few guys in the Giants lineup to hit the ball and they can't afford to be without his .324 batting average for long.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/18/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 2-for-5, hitting a home run in the first at-bat of the game as Milwaukee beat Detroit, 3-2.
Insight: Gomez also had the game-winning RBI single in the seventh. He is hitting .267 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 86 at-bats this season.
Colby Rasmus, CF, HOU5/18/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Houston outfielder Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup on Monday versus the Athletics.
Insight: The lefty Rasmus is sitting against left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz. Preston Tuckers is starting in left field on Monday for Houston.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE5/18/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will not start on Monday versus the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Manager Terry Francona said on May 7 that Bourn would be benched versus left-handed pitchers, so with Chris Sale on the mound, it should be no surprise Bourn is out on Monday. He is hitting .233 with no home runs and nine RBI in 116 at-bats this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA5/18/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins starting lineup.
Insight: Ozuna has been excused to attend to a personal matter.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/18/2015 2:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, who left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet, is back in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's great news for fantasy owners. He's batting .259 with three homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored, but once he gets hot he can help in every fantasy category.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/17/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been in a bit of a slump lately, but he took care of business on Sunday, accounting for all three Baltimore runs.
Insight: Jones knocked in two runs and score the other as Baltiomre beat the Angels behind his hitting and the pitching of rookie Mike Wright. Jones is batting .331 this season with six homers and 23 RBI, but was just 2-for-14 heading into Sunday's contest.
Denard Span, CF, WAS5/17/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span (rest) is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span has hit a solid .333 in the 22 games he's played since returning from injury. Michael Taylor will patrol center field and leadoff. He's batting .263 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/17/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet.
Insight: Gomez walked off under his own power which is good, but he could still miss time. We await further word.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/17/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) is out Sunday.
Insight: Pagan was forced to leave Saturday's contest with back spasms, and will be given the day off on Sunday. Consider himn day-to-day for now.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/16/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout was 3-for-5 Saturday versus Baltimore.
Insight: Trout homered and had two RBI. He is now hitting .300 with 10 homers, 21 RBI, and 28 runs scored overall.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/16/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Same goes for catcher Jason Castro, as each are getting a routine day of rest. Hank Conger is starting behind the plate Colby Rasmus will be in center field.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/16/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Saturday.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte will get the start against Philadelphia.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/16/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup versus the Giants on Saturday.
Insight: Hamilton is just getting the day off. Brennan Boesch is starting in center field.
Anthony Gose, CF, DET5/16/2015 11:51:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not in the starting lineup versus the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: This was to be expected with the lefty Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis. Rajai Davis is starting in center field for Detroit.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL5/16/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon had three hits and scored a run in the loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Insight: Blackmon had three singles and scored in the seventh on a double. He is slashing .298/.348/.500 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 124 at-bats this season.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/15/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 10-3, loss to the Giants on Friday.
Insight: Hamilton has been great stealing bases, but he hasn't done much else this season. He does have 22 runs scored, but he is slashing just .212/.264/.336. He has 17 steals and has been caught stealing just twice.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/15/2015 7:31:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the heartbreaking 12th inning loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Insight: The ball was flying out in Wrigley on Friday, so there were five home runs in the game. McCutchen hit a three-run shot in the eighth to bring the Pirates within a run. At one point, Pittsburgh trailed by six, but they tied it in the ninth to send the game to extras. Chicago, however, won in the 12th on a freak play where Gregory Polanco slipped and couldn't make a catch for the second out.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM5/15/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will return to the lineup on Friday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Lagares missed three straight games prior to Friday with a muscle strain in his shoulder. He is hitting .276/.301/.339, but Lagares is known more as a defensive catcher.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN5/15/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs in the, 12-1, rout of the Yankees on Friday.
Insight: Cain had an RBI-double in the first, sacrifice fly in the third, a two-run single in the sixth and another RBI-single in the seventh. Cain is slashing .326/.378/.473 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN5/14/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Cain is batting .312 with 24 runs scored, three homers and 14 RBI. Jarrod Dyson will make the start.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/14/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is no in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: McCutchen is fine, just getting a routine day off. He is hitting .231 with three home runs and 19 RBI this season and hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. Starling Marte will shift to center, Josh Harrison to left field and Jung Ho Kang will start at the hot corner.
Jon Jay, CF, STL5/14/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against Cleveland.
Insight: Jay has been struggling with a thumb issue and hasn't played since Saturday. Peter Bourjos will continue to start in center.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC5/13/2015 11:20:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan recorded a walk-off walk versus the Mets on Wednesday as Chicago won, 2-1.
Insight: Coghlan was 0-for-3 in the game, but still had the game-winning RBI. The left fielder is hitting .202 with four home runs and seven RBI in 99 at-bats this season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: McCutchen singled in the fifth to score two runs to give the Pirates a, 2-0, lead, but the Phillies answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Philadelphia won, 3-2. McCutchen is hitting .231 with three home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/12/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast in the, 7-2, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: McCutchen started slow, but a lot of experts speculated that was due to a knee issue he was dealing with in April. He looks healthy now as he has gone 9-for-22 (.409) in his last six games. If owners still want to try and buy low on McCutchen, better do that soon because he is trending upwards.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/12/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Tuesday versus the Nationals.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Mark Trumbo are the outfielders for Arizona on Tuesday.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX5/12/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin (wrist) is out Tuesday against the Royals.
Insight: He is dealing with a sprained left wrist, and could be looking at a DL stint. Delino DeShields Jr. will start in center and bat ninth on Tuesday.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM5/12/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will miss a few games due to a slight strain under his armpit.
Insight: He should not be out too long. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is starting in center field Tuesday and batting sixth.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYYHot5/12/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a career .667 hitter (10-for-15) versus Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. He should be fresh after getting Monday off.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot5/12/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .432 hitter (16-for-37) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Jones is as hot as it gets this sprin, batting .357 with fsix home runs, 23 RBI and a .988 OPS in 30 games this season. He's a must start in the favorable matchup.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/11/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones continued his strong start to the season.
Insight: Jones blasted his sixth homer of the year in the seventh inning, and now has 23 RBI so far. He is an early MVP candidate.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/11/2015 3:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Monday starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day of rest. He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. brett Gardner will move up one spot into the leadoff position.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/10/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Insight: Jones had a double and an RBI-single in the eighth as Baltimore fell, 6-2. Jones is hitting .260/.402/.577 with five home runs and 22 RBI this season.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWS5/10/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is not starting versus the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Eaton was 1-for-7 in the doubleheader on Saturday, so he is not batting .196 in 97 at-bats this season. Chicago will start J.B. Shuck in center fielder on Sunday.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/10/2015 12:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez missed the last three games due to a hip strain. He has just 55 at-bats due to injures this season.
Jon Jay, CF, STL5/10/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Jay usually sits versus lefties, so it is not a surprise he will be on the bench with Jeff Locke on the mound for Pittsburgh. Jay is batting .248 with two extra-base hits, six RBI and 11 runs this season.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot5/10/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-5, loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Trout homered in the fifth to bring the Angels within two runs, but they were only able to muster another run in the game. Trout has lived up to his No. 1 overall hype, hitting .306/.405/.604 with nine home runs, 19 RBI, 26 runs and seven steals in 111 at-bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/9/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: This will be the third straight game Gomez missed with a strained right hip. The Brewers are persistent in the fact the injury is minor. Gerardo Parra is again starting in center field.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS5/9/2015 5:19:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts was 2-for-5 with a run in the, 7-1, loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Insight: Betts scored the Red Sox only run. He had a single and a double. Betts is hitting .242 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 120 at-bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/8/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He missed Thursday's game too, and it is being reported Gomez is dealing with a hip issue. Stay tuned.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot5/8/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is 4-for-11 (.364) with three home runs versus Houston starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Trout has homered in two straight games and this favorable matchup might see him stretch that streak to three games. He's batting .298 with eight homers and 18 RBI through 29 games this season, He's also scored 24 times and is 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts. That's the stats of a fantasy stud.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS5/8/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (left hamstring strain) began his rehab assignment on Thursday.
Insight: Puig went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, so we didn't get to see him run the bases. It's possible Puig will be ready to return when his 15-day disabled list stint is up.

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