Here are what some talking heads think about fantasy baseball 2019:
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Boston Red Sox 1B Sam Travis (head) was removed from the game Tuesday, Sept. 17, after being hit by a pitch in the head.
Boston Red Sox LHP David Price (wrist) could undergo offseason surgery to have a cyst removed from his wrist, according to manager Alex Cora.
Oakland Athletics RHP Mike Fiers (hand) underwent an MRI on his hand Tuesday, Sept. 17, and then threw a bullpen session. Fiers, who is dealing with nerve irritation, is expected to make his next start this coming weekend.
Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa (back) was activated from the injured list Tuesday, Sept. 17. Correa, who has been out since Aug. 19, is expected to be eased back into action after logging just one rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock before their season ended.
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (illness) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 17, after missing two games due to illness.
Chicago Cubs RP Brandon Kintzler (oblique) could resume throwing in the next few days, according to pitching coach Tommy Hottovy. Kintzler last pitched on Sept. 10.
Cincinnati Reds SS Freddy Galvis (knee) missed his third straight game Tuesday, Sept. 17, due to knee soreness and is not expected to return earlier than this upcoming weekend.
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 0-for-4 in his first game on Tuesday after missing almost a month of action. Correa had been sidelined since August 19 with a lower back injury and hit seventh in his first game back. Correa was in the midst of a resurgent season offensively but injuries, once again, have held him back. The talented shortstop has only played in 73 games this season and now has missed extended time the past three seasons. Correa for the season is slashing .274/.354/.547 with 16 doubles, 19 home runs, 39 runs scored and 56 runs batted in.
St. Louis Cardinals C Matt Wieters (calf) has been cleared and is available to play, according to manager Mike Shildt. Wieters has not played since Aug. 31 due to a strained calf.
Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-3 with a triple and one run scored in Tuesday's win against the Rangers. The veteran backstop has heated up over the last seven games, slashing .389/.560/.833 with one triple, one home run and seven runs batted in. Granted, six of those RBI came in one game on September 9 but Chirinos now has hits in four of his last five starts. It has been a productive season for the veteran and will head into Wednesday's action slashing .242/.353/.452 with 17 home runs, 20 doubles and 56 runs batted in through 347 at-bats.
Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel homered on Tuesday, his 29th of the season, and drove in his 100th run in the Astros 4-1 win. It has been a tale of two halves for Gurriel, whose remarkable turnaround in the second half has turned into quite a triumph for fantasy owners who scooped him up. In 54 games since the All-Star break, Gurriel is slashing .341/.395/.649 with 15 home runs, 19 doubles, 33 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He is posting an astounding 1.044 OPS during that stretch as Gurriel has set career-highs in home runs, runs scored, RBI and is four doubles away from a career-best 44. He has cooled off in the month of September but now has homered in back-to-back games heading into Wednesday's action.
Detroit Tigers 3B Jeimer Candelario (arm) was not in action Tuesday, Sept. 17, due to a bruised triceps sustained when he was hit by a pitch during the previous game.
Baltimore Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo (back) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 17, due to tightness in his neck and back.
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez went 1-for-3 with one home run in the Astros 4-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. After a dip in production to open up the month, Alvarez is back to doing what he does best; pulverizing the baseball. Over his last nine games, the rookie is 12-for-30 (.400) with four doubles, four home runs and 12 runs batted in. Alvarez has only 282 plate appearances all season but has 23 doubles, 26 home runs and 76 runs batted in. He will be a force in the upcoming playoffs and fantasy owners have to be salivating thinking about what Alvarez could be capable of next season with 500-plus at-bats.
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (wrist) could miss the remainder of the season, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Josh Bell (groin) might not play again this season, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
New York Yankees 1B Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) will not swing a bat this week as he recovers from a strained oblique.
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman smacked his 37th home run of the season in the team's 4-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. Bregman is having a fantastic 2019 and is making a late run for MVP with the Angels Mike Trout sidelined for the rest of the season. Since August 1, Bregman is 57-for-147 (.388) with 11 home runs, 19 doubles, 38 runs scored and 42 runs batted in. The 25-year-old slugger may need one more hot streak to convince voters but his 1.004 OPS for the season will certainly earn him plenty of votes.
Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna earned his 34th save of the season as the Astros beat the Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday. Osuna is now tied for fourth across baseball in saves and has rebounded nicely in September after a rocky month of August. The hurler posted a 5.00 ERA in August and had allowed 10 runs over a 19 2/3-inning stretch of baseball. But Osuna has not allowed a run over his last five appearances and will carry a 1.42 ERA in September into his next appearance. The Astros closer is rounding into shape just in time for the playoffs.
Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander hurled six shutout innings as the Astros took down the Rangers 4-1. Verlander (19-6) struck out eight hitters while allowing only four hits to earn his fourth win over his last five starts. The veteran Cy Young candidate has somehow outdone a fantastic first half with an otherworldly second half. Since the All-Star break, Verlander is 9-2 with a 1.79 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 130 strikeouts over his last 85 1/3 innings. The right-hander now has limited opponents to a .169 batting average on the season and is posting a 12.01 K/9 rate. Verlander is in line for at least one more start this year in his quest for 20 victories.
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