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  • StandingsExpanded
    5️⃣0️⃣Crushing 8 Balls B995.5
    King Of Clubs91.0
    Buxton Loose76.0
    Rotoaguas72.5
    Franceska Jaimes' 2866.0
    Blue Moon Odom65.0
    Twins60.5
    Wallbangers59.0
    Best Team Ever53.0
    Kershawshankredemtion50.5
    Again with this47.0
    Devers City44.0
  • Player Notes
    Joey Votto Apr 26 5:10pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his recent hot streak, hitting a home run in his third straight game on Thursday. Votto finished the contest 1-for-4 with the homer, a three-run shot, as the Reds fell to the Atlanta Braves 7-4. Votto got off to a slow start this season but he's certainly turned it around in the past few days. On the year, the star first baseman is batting .256 with a .725 OPS, three homers, 13 RBI, and six runs scored. The window to buy Votto low has most likely slammed shut with the recent hot streak. He's one of the best hitters in baseball and needs to be locked into lineups going forward.

    From RotoBaller

    Fernando Rodney Apr 26 5:10pm ET

    Minnesota Twins closer Fernando Rodney blew his third save of the season on Thursday, allowing the New York Yankees to score three runs (two earned) on two hits. He did not record an out in the game as Gary Sanchez hit a walk-off, three-run homer. Rodney now has just two saves in five chances with a 6.75 ERA in his first season with the team. The Twins have former closer Addison Reed operating as their setup man, but he would presumably be the team's new closer if manager Paul Molitor decides to make a change. Rodney hasn't lost his job yet but he could be on thin ice going forward.

    From RotoBaller

    Greg Holland Apr 26 5:00pm ET

    St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Greg Holland was called upon in the ninth inning of a tie game on Thursday and responded with a scoreless frame, allowing one hit and notching one strikeout. Holland was signed to be the closer, but he struggled mightily in his first few outings while Bud Norris excelled. Norris worked the eighth in this one, with his team down a run, then Holland came in to work the ninth once the game was tied. It's not enough to declare a changing of the guard, but it shows that perhaps Holland is still set to be the closer in manager Mike Matheny's plans.

    From RotoBaller

    Nick Ahmed Apr 26 5:00pm ET

    Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed went 1-for-3 with a walk and his fourth home run of the season in Thursday's win against the Phillies. Despite being in a slump which has dropped his average to .194, Ahmed has managed to hit two home runs and collect five RBI (including three Thursday) in his last three games. Ahmed made some changes to his swing this season, and it's resulted in increased offensive production thus far. His average will likely hurt owners all year, but those in deep leagues can spot start Ahmed against weaker pitchers hoping that the Diamondbacks offense can carry him.

    From RotoBaller

    Carlos Martinez Apr 26 5:00pm ET

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez earned a quality start with a solid effort on Thursday against the New York Mets. Martinez tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits. He struck out three and did not issue a walk. It was a solid outing that certainly deserved a win, but this game wouldn't be decided until much later. Martinez has a stellar 1.43 ERA, and even without the strikeouts in this one, he certainly helped his fantasy owners a bit.

    From RotoBaller

    David Peralta Apr 26 4:50pm ET

    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies. The home run was Peralta's third of the season. The leadoff spot has been agreeing with Peralta, as he's still driven in 14 runs while scoring another 13 of his own. Over the course of the season, Peralta won't provide a ton of power or speed, but he can give owners a good average to go along with plenty of counting stats.

    From RotoBaller

    Jesus Aguilar Apr 26 4:50pm ET

    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar will sit out on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs. Since the Brewers aren't in an AL ballpark anymore, they don't get the luxury of the DH and Ryan Braun will play first base instead. It will be interesting to see how Braun and Aguilar split their time at first base, but for right now, it shouldn't be assumed that Aguilar will play everyday as the Brewers also need time for Domingo Santana which playing Braun at first base does. He should only be owned in deeper leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Trevor Richards Apr 26 4:50pm ET

    After a couple of shaky starts to begin his major-league career, Miami Marlins starter Trevor Richards had a career-high 10 strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Richards struck out four of the first six batters he faced, as he surrendered no runs with only one hit and three walks allowed. He has shown high strikeout upside in the minors, and things could be starting to click for him as he adjusts to major league hitting. In order to unlock his fantasy potential Richards will need to start working deeper into games, as he has only one start this year of five or more innings. But things could be looking up for the 24-year-old, and going forward he can be a sneaky streaming option in deeper and NL-only leagues depending on the matchup.

    From RotoBaller

    Ben Zobrist Apr 26 4:40pm ET

    Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (back) performed running drills on Thursday. He also tested out his range at second base. Zobrist has been on the disabled list since April 21 and is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday. Zobrist was hitting .326 with a home run and seven RBI over his first 43 at-bats.

    From RotoBaller

    Matt Koch Apr 26 4:30pm ET

    Arizona Diamondbacks starter Matt Koch picked up his first win of the season on Thursday, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks over six strong innings. Koch struck out four batters while firing his second consecutive quality start. With two starts (and one relief appearance) under his belt, Koch's ERA sits at 1.93. While Koch is playing well, he is worth adding to see how many wins he can pick up behind the Diamondbacks' hot offense.

    From RotoBaller

    J.T. Realmuto Apr 26 4:30pm ET

    Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was 2-for-6 at the plate with a pair of home runs and three RBI in the Marlins 8-6 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. The 27-year-old catcher now has four home runs this season and is hitting .385 with a 1.294 OPS since returning from the disabled list last week. It appears that Realmuto is not having any troubles from the back injury that delayed his 2018 debut, and fantasy owners should continue to have him in their starting lineups going forward.

    From RotoBaller

    Jose Abreu Apr 26 3:50pm ET

    Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (flu) remains out of the lineup Thursday against Royals starter Jacob Junis due to the flu. Abreu sat out Wednesday as well, but he should be able to return very soon, possibly on Friday. He has been solid this year and should be immediately returned to fantasy lineups once he's feeling better. Matt Davidson is at first base and is hitting seventh on Thursday. After a hot start to the year, including a three-homer game, Davidson is now hitting just .206 with five homers and 12 RBI. He's an all-or-nothing DFS pick Thursday.

    From RotoBaller

    Jakob Junis Apr 26 3:50pm ET

    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis faces off against the Chicago White Sox Thursday. Junis has been impressive so far in 2018, with a 2.03 ERA in his four starts. He has struggled at times for strikeouts this season, 20 in 26 2/3 innings, and has never been a huge strikeout pitcher in his career. However, the White Sox are a free-swinging team and Junis could be primed for a big strikeout performance. Pitching at home in Kauffman Stadium should help limit any damage the White Sox could do to him, and makes Junis a really useful DFS option Thursday.

    From RotoBaller

    Kris Bryant Apr 26 3:50pm ET

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (head) remains out of the lineup Thursday against starter Chase Anderson and the Brewers. Bryant hasn't played since Sunday since being hit in the head, but he should be able to return sometime this weekend. Get him back in your lineups whenever he returns to the Cubs'. Infielder Tommy La Stella continues to fill in at the hot corner and is hitting fifth against Anderson. La Stella is a weak DFS play on Thursday.

    From RotoBaller

    Chris Archer Apr 26 3:20pm ET

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is a difficult pitcher to trust in his start Thursday. Archer has struggled out of the gate this season and currently has a 6.59 ERA through 27 1/3 innings. He is not striking people out as frequently as he has previously, and he is struggling with his control. Archer also has a bad history in Camden Yards, where he has a 6.69 ERA in 36 1/3 outings. When pitching in Baltimore, he has struggled for strikeouts with just 31 whilst walking 16. Archer is definitely a player to avoid in DFS lineups on Thursday.

    From RotoBaller

    Jeff Beliveau Apr 26 2:50pm ET

    The Cleveland Indians purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Columbus. With Andrew Miller (hamstring) heading to the 10-day disabled list, Cleveland needed a lefty reliever and Beliveau got the call. He'll take Miller's place on the roster, but he's unlikely to take Miller's role. Beliveau will likely work as a lefty specialist for the time he stays on the roster.

    From RotoBaller

    John Brebbia Apr 26 2:40pm ET

    The St. Louis Cardinals sent relief pitcher John Brebbia back down to Triple-A Memphis. Brebbia has been up and down several times already this year. He just tossed three strong innings on Wednesday, earning his first career save. The Cardinals needed a fresh bullpen arm and made the swap, sending Brebbia down and calling up John Gant. Brebbia will be up and down all season, but he's a solid arm despite not having much fantasy value.

    From RotoBaller

    John Gant Apr 26 2:40pm ET

    The St. Louis Cardinals called up right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Memphis. He will join the Cardinals bullpen before Thursday's game and should be available to pitch immediately. Gant has a 2.25 ERA in 24 minor league innings so far this season. He made four starts in Triple-A, but he'll be working in middle relief at the big league level.

    From RotoBaller

    Andrew Miller Apr 26 2:10pm ET

    Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Miller was forced to leave Wednesday's game after throwing just two pitches. Manager Terry Francona said the injury seemed minor and mentioned that when Miller had previously suffered a similar injury, he only needed a few days off. Miller underwent an MRI on Thursday though, and it must have shown enough to warrant a stint on the disabled list. While some hamstring injuries can linger and keep a player off the field for many weeks, this one doesn't seem like one that should last more than a week or two.

    From RotoBaller

    DJ LeMahieu Apr 26 12:40pm ET

    Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu's move to the leadoff spot is looking more like a permanent thing, and he seems to be settling in just fine. LeMahieu's gotten on base in 11 of the 15 games he's spent in the spot, and he's scored a run in 10 of those games as well. Wednesday's game broke a streak of five consecutive games with a run scored as well. He's also swiped two bases in his last four games, so hopefully him hitting leadoff will continue to encourage management to send him for more in the future.

    From RotoBaller

  • MLB SCOREBOARD - Thu Apr 26FULL
    FinalRHE
    ATL7130
    CIN460
    FinalRHE
    DET080
    PIT161
    FinalRHE
    MIN382
    NYY452
    FinalRHE
    ARI8110
    PHI290
    Bot 13RHE
    NYM391
    STL391
    Thu 6:10pm ET
    SEAPaxton L (1-1)
    CLEClevinger R (2-0)
    Thu 7:05pm ET
    TBArcher R (1-1)
    BALBundy R (1-2)
    Thu 7:07pm ET
    BOSSale L (1-1)
    TOREstrada R (2-1)
    Thu 8:05pm ET
    MILAnderson R (2-1)
    CHCHendricks R (1-1)
    Thu 8:15pm ET
    CWSGiolito R (0-3)
    KCJunis R (3-1)
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