Here are what some talking heads think about fantasy baseball 2019:
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|Super Slow Joe||98.5|
|Dream Killer (2nd)||12||11||6344.0|
|BLUE DEVIL BASEBALL||8||15||5907.0|
|Super Slow Joe||17||6||7037.5|
Minnesota Twins OF Max Kepler (shoulder) missed his fourth consecutive game Wednesday, Sept. 18, due to a sore shoulder.
Boston Red Sox 1B Sam Travis (head) was placed in MLB's concussion protocol after being hit in the head by a pitch on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts (foot) was out of the lineup for a fourth straight game on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Betts could return as a DH this weekend, according to manager Alex Cora.
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (back, hip) missed his second consecutive game Wednesday, Sept. 18, but could return as early as Thursday, Sept. 19, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Cleveland Indians RP Brad Hand (arm) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and manager Terry Francona said it was 'nice to see him look like himself.' Hand has not pitched since Sept. 8.
Baltimore Orioles OF Mason Williams (shoulder, knee) did not suffer a concussion after crashing into the wall on Tuesday, Sept. 17, but he wasn't in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18, due to soreness in his shoulder and knee.
Toronto Blue Jays RP Tim Mayza (elbow) underwent elbow surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 19. He will miss all of 2020 and hopes to return in time for spring training of 2021.
Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout (foot) will undergo surgery on Friday, Sept. 20, to treat Morton's neuroma in his right foot. He was previously ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (finger) missed his second consecutive game Wednesday, Sept. 18, due an injured finger.
Miami Marlins C Jorge Alfaro (hand) was back in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18, after being removed from the team's previous game.
Kansas City Royals RHP Jake Junis has been shut down for the rest of the 2019 season, according to manager Ned Yost. The move was made based on the number of innings he's pitched this season and not an injury.
Washington Nationals 1B Matt Adams (shoulder) took swings in the batting cage Wednesday, Sept. 18; it was his first time swinging a bat since suffering the shoulder injury Sept. 12.
Texas Rangers OF Joey Gallo (wrist) has flown back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for re-evaluation, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 18. Gallo's status for the remainder of the season is expected to be updated Friday, Sept. 20.
Baltimore Orioles RHP Hunter Harvey has been shut down for the remainder of the 2019 season. He had deal with biceps soreness previously, but manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday, Sept. 18 that the move to shut him down is precautionary and no tests were needed.
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (rib) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 18 against the Baltimore Orioles due to a rib injury.
San Diego Padres RP Andres Munoz has been shut down for the 2019 season after throwing almost twice as many innings as he did in 2018. He will head into spring training as the frontrunner to protect slim leads in the eighth inning of close games in 2020.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Hector Neris pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 28th save of the season Wednesday night against the Braves. Neris was called on to protect a three-run lead and did so with little drama striking out the first two batters he faced before getting Dansby Swanson to line out to end the game. The scoreless outing lowers his ERA to 2.98 to go with a 1.06 WHIP. Neris contributes in strikeouts as well with 87 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings thanks to an elite 32 percent strikeout rate. He is the clear-cut closer in Philadelphia and should be owned in all leagues where saves matter.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper stuffed the stat sheet Wednesday night going 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, his 32nd of the season. Harper also walked in the game and stole his 14th base to cap a big night for fantasy owners. Harper has struggled lately with just a .233 batting average and a .737 OPS so far in September but is still making 51.7 percent hard contact this month so the hits should start falling soon. Harper is a must-start fantasy option despite a rough matchup Thursday against Mike Soroka before another tough game Friday against Indians starter Shane Bieber.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kolby Allard gave up two runs on four hits in five innings against the Astros Wednesday. Allard was wild in this one issuing a season-high four walks while only striking out two on the evening. Allard has shown some promise in his rookie year pitching to a 3.16 FIP which is much better than his actual ERA of 4.25 making him an interesting prospect going into next season. As for this season, Allard will make what could be his final start next Tuesday in a tough matchup at home against the Red Sox and is not a recommended fantasy option for owners vying for a championship.
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox LHP David Price (wrist) is officially shut down and he will see team doctors in the upcoming days. While manager Alex Cora said Wednesday, Sept. 18 he feels the issue with Price is 'something minor,' the pitcher still might need offseason surgery.
|Super Slow Joe||9/19 6:44 am ET|
|Chilipeppers||9/18 10:44 pm ET|
|Lasorda good||9/16 12:02 pm ET|
|Bustin Loose||9/9 5:02 pm ET|
|Dream Killer (2nd)||9/9 1:36 pm ET|
|TP-5||9/9 11:07 am ET|
|ZORRO||9/2 10:57 am ET|
|BLUE DEVIL BASEBALL||9/2 8:15 am ET|
|Fair Ball||7/29 9:55 pm ET|
|Butt Patty||6/10 4:50 pm ET|
|Commissioner||3/4 10:35 pm ET|
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