Here are what some talking heads think about fantasy baseball 2019:
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|Motown Bombers 2||51.0|
|Brownie Boomers 11||47.5|
|NY Yankmees 5||41.0|
|Moustakas Knuckle 4||29.5|
New York Mets OF Jeff McNeil (hamstring) was not in the lineup Wednesday, May 22, due to tightness in his left hamstring.
New York Mets 2B Robinson Cano (quad) was removed from the game Wednesday, May 22, due to a left quadriceps injury. He's set to undergo an MRI and could be placed on the injured list.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies gave up six runs on six hits and a walk through three innings in Wednesday's win over the Reds. This seems to have been a long time coming for Davies as he has drastically out performed his peripherals so far this season. Heading into the game, Davies ERA was over two full runs lower than his FIP and another run lower than his XFIP, leading us to believe he should have an expected ERA of 4.66. Davies has shown a below average strikeout rate, with a way higher than average strand rate and home run to fly ball percentage, so this blow up shouldn't be surprising. Heading forward, Davies remains a low tier starter for points leagues.
Miami Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper went 1-for-3 on Wednesday in the win over the struggling Tigers, hitting a 428-foot home run to center, the first of his career, off of Detroit starter Daniel Norris in the top of the sixth inning. The 28-year-old, who has appeared in only 39 games throughout his MLB career due to injuries, has yet to impress this season, sporting a miserable .167 average to go along with just six hits and 12 strikeouts in 36 at-bats. With the Marlins now having won their fifth straight, they will finish off the series with the Tigers on Thursday afternoon with Matthew Boyd on the bump.
Tampa Bay Rays INF Matt Duffy's (hamstring) re-aggravated his injured hamstring during rehab and will be re-evaluated.
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Yandy Diaz (hand) was not in the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday, May 22, due to a left hand contusion.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman/designated hitter Renato Nunez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and a strikeout in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Yankees. Nunez lofted a fifth-inning CC Sabathia breaking ball just over the center-field wall for his ninth long ball of the season. The 25-year-old started off hot for the O's but has been ice cold lately, hitting just .129 with three HR and four RBI in May. He has power potential but is unusable in fantasy until he proves that he can hit for average.
Boston Red Sox OF J.D. Martinez (back) did not play Wednesday, May 22, due to a sore back; he'd missed the team's previous two games due to illness but had been expected to return Wednesday.
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dan Straily turned in yet another poor start in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Yankees. Straily lasted four innings, allowing six runs on eight hits (including four home runs) and three walks with two strikeouts. The 30-year-old has not been good for the O's this season and now owns a mammoth 9.09 ERA with 14 HR allowed in 34 2/3 IP. He will face a more favorable matchup in his next start against the Tigers but has no business being owned or used by fantasy players.
New York Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton (biceps, calf) will not play in any rehab games for the next seven to 10 days due to tightness in his left calf.
New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (knee) is expected to miss his next scheduled and could end up on the injured list due to inflammation in his knee, according to manager Aaron Boone. Sabathia is set to receive a cortisone shot.
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (finger) returned to the lineup Wednesday, May 22, after missing the team's previous game with finger discomfort.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham hit a solo blast off of Rich Hill on Wednesday. It was his first homer since May 6th and the powerless streak may have fantasy owners panicking. However, there is no need to panic in this case. All of Phams Statcast marks are well above average and hes hitting ,278 with a .391 OBP, so its just a matter of time before the home runs come. Counting stats have not been ideal though, with only 19 runs and 20 RBI. There is potential for him to go on a power streak and boost those counting stats with some help in front and behind him in the very solid Rays lineup. Hes a good buy low option.
St. Louis Cardinals OF Lane Thomas was recalled from Class AAA Memphis on Wednesday, May 22.
Kansas City Royals RP Jake Newberry was recalled from Triple-A Omaha Wednesday, May 22.
Oakland Athletics LHP Brett Anderson (neck) will make his next scheduled start on Sunday, May 26; there was some question after he strained his neck while avoiding shattered pieces of a broken back during his last outing.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos let up one run in relief of opener Ryne Stanek on Wednesday. He only tossed 3 2/3 innings in this one striking out two against a tough Dodgers lineup. Its possible that he will get a straight start or two in the Rays long stretch of consecutive games. Hes owned in 46 percent of Yahoo leagues which means that he is a viable streaming options in a lot of leagues. A 3.26 ERA could help a lot of fantasy teams especially considering how some studs have struggled recently. The strikeout upside isnt huge, but hes always a good option for a win and maintaining solid ratios. His next appearance should be a good matchup against the Blue Jays.
Cincinnati Reds OF Yasiel Puig (shoulder) missed his second consecutive game Wednesday, May 22. He's expected to return on Friday, May 24, according to manager David Bell.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-6 with one RBI on Wednesday. Hes hitting .375 over the past two weeks with a homer, 11 runs, and nine RBI. Bogaerts is just about as solid as they come when hes fully healthy in the heart of the Sox order. It would be nice to see him get going on the base paths to increase his value, but the season production has been phenomenal. His slash sits at .278/.376/.489 with eight home runs, 34 runs, and 32 RBI with one steal. Hell look to stay hot in the Sox last game of the Toronto series and then head to Houston for a tough series against the Astros. Hes not a guy that should be sat in any matchups.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers has hit three home runs in his last three games. He homered on Wednesday against the Blue Jays to increase his total to six on the season. Hes also slashing a terrific .320/.390/.472 with six steals. If owners were disappointed in the power before this week, they sure arent anymore. Those betting against him repeating last years season are reaping the benefits now. The only thing left to do to increase his value is to move him up the order. He hit fifth on Wednesday but theres not much room at the top of the order. Even at fifth or sixth, hes still a great third base option.
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|LAA||Harvey R (2-3)|
|7team||5/23 1:09 am ET|
|HELLDOGS16||5/22 4:23 pm ET|
|Brownie Boomers 11||5/22 2:01 pm ET|
|Lalonde-BL-30-A||5/21 6:03 am ET|
|Motown Bombers 2||5/20 12:26 pm ET|
|Borioles 2||5/20 9:52 am ET|
|Balls2Walls||5/20 3:47 am ET|
|NY Yankmees 5||5/18 7:57 pm ET|
|Dragons||5/13 11:10 am ET|
|Moustakas Knuckle 4||4/29 11:36 am ET|
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