Here are what some talking heads think about fantasy baseball 2019:
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|Cali Carter's 24||75.0|
San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers was admitted to a local hospital after having a vasovagal (fainting) episode while attending a charity event on Sunday, Sept. 22. He is expected to be available to play Tuesday, Sept. 24, after his tests all came back clean.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was 1-for-4 with a grand slam during Sunday's 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. After an electric start to the season, Bellinger is batting just .253 since the All-Star break. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old is slashing .302/.404/.628 on the season with 46 home runs, 114 RBI, 118 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases. Bellinger is the likely National League MVP, and he'll continue to get better with age. He is a worthy first-round fantasy pick heading into 2020.
Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed three runs on six hits across seven innings of work during Sunday's 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. He struck out eight batters without issuing a walk. Ryu also hit his first career home run in the contest. The 32-year-old is putting the finishing touches on a stellar season that has seen him record a 13-5 record, 2.41 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 156/24 K/BB rate. He had a dismal August but has been a bonafide ace in every other month. It is unclear whether he will get another start before the regular season ends, but if he does, it will come against the San Francisco Giants.
Atlanta Braves starter Dallas Keuchel allowed three runs (two earned) across six innings of work during Sunday's 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Keuchel struck out four batters while walking two. The 31-year-old has posted a stellar 2.36 ERA over his past seven starts. Keuchel owns an 8-7 record on the season to go along with a 3.59 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 87/35 K/BB rate. He has helped stabilize the Braves' rotation in 2019 and will look to close the season out on a high note in his next projected start against the New York Mets.
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means improved to 11-11 in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Mariners. Means pitched seven innings, allowing a single run on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The 26-year-old rookie has been a huge value for fantasy players this season, posting a 3.54 ERA with 116 strikeouts and 36 walks over 150 IP. He is slated for a tough matchup at the Red Sox this week, but he could certainly be started given how he has pitched all season.
Diamondbacks' SP Robbie Ray recorded 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings in a 6-4 loss to San Diego on Sunday, Sep. 22.
Cubs' SP Yu Darvish recorded 12 strikeouts in 8.1 innings but took the loss in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, Sep. 22.
Texas Rangers' SP Lance Lynn recorded 12 strikeouts in 5.1 innings with the win in a 8-3 win over Oakland on Sunday, Sep. 22.
Kansas City Royal SS Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the remainder of the season, according to manager Ned Yost, Sunday, Sept. 22. Mondesi's shoulder popped out of socket but returned to the joint. He will see a team physician Monday, Sept. 23.
Atlanta Braves OF Ender Inciarte (hamstring) may be activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Sept. 27, according to manager Brian Snitker.
St. Louis Cardinals INF Kolten Wong (hamstring) said he has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and hopes to return for the final three games in St. Louis.
Boston Red Sox LHP David Price (wrist) is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday, Sept. 26, to remove a cyst from his left wrist. Manager Alex Cora said Price should be fine for the start of training camp.
Houston Astros RHP Brad Peacock (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Sept. 22.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Braun will get a routine rest day here, as the team wants to make sure the veteran slugger stays healthy. Ben Gamel will draw the start in left field and bat seventh versus righty Trevor Williams. Gamel is not someone worth looking at in DFS contests.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Posey was dealing with a back and hip issue earlier in the week, but appears fine now. The Giants are likely just giving their veteran catcher a regular rest day here. Aramis Garcia will draw the start behind the plate and bat eighth versus lefty Dallas Keuchel. Garcia is not worth looking at in DFS contests, so hopefully Posey is back in the lineup soon.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Betts returned to the outfield for the first time since September 12 on Saturday. He'll get a routine rest day here as the Red Sox want to be cautious with his foot issue. Gorkys Hernandez will bat seventh and play right field versus lefty Ryan Yarbrough. Hernandez hasn't done much with the bat this season, so he can be avoided in DFS contests.
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini (leg) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Mancini was hit by pitches in the leg and is feeling some soreness in his left leg. The Orioles expect him to be back in the lineup within the next day or two. Chris Davis will cover first base and bat seventh versus lefty Marco Gonzales. Davis was already a rough option for DFS contests, but against a lefty he must be avoided.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (head) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. Bichette was hit in the helmet earlier this week, and hasn't played since being removed on Thursday. He still needs to clear the league's concussion protocol before being allowed to play again. The Jays are out of contention, so they may decide to let Bichette sit out for the rest of the season. Richard Urena will cover shortstop and bat seventh versus righty Luis Severino.
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. Guerrero injured his ribs earlier in the week, but appears to be fine now. This looks like it's just a routine day off for the young slugger. Brandon Drury will cover third base and bat eighth versus righty Luis Severino. Drury doesn't have much upside with the bat right now, so go ahead and ignore him.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. Gordon went 0-for-6 in Saturday's game, so he'll take the day off against the left-handed starter. Shed Long will bat leadoff and cover second base versus lefty John Means. Long is hitting over .400 in the last week, and is an incredible DFS option for Sunday's contest.
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|PHI||Eflin R (9-12)|
|WSH||Corbin L (13-7)|
|Mon 7:07pm ET|
|BAL||Shepherd R (0-0)|
|TOR||Buchholz R (1-5)|
|Mon 7:10pm ET|
|BOS||Chacin R (3-11)|
|TB||Snell L (6-7)|
|Mon 7:10pm ET|
|MIA||Smith L (9-10)|
|NYM||Matz L (10-9)|
|Mon 9:40pm ET|
|STL||Wainwright R (13-9)|
|ARI||Young L (7-4)|
|Surfs Up||9/23 10:42 am ET|
|Whathadhappenedwas...||9/23 9:08 am ET|
|Cali Carter's 24||9/23 9:00 am ET|
|Trump rules||9/16 5:28 pm ET|
|Yanks 2||9/15 10:46 am ET|
|Moonlight Grahams||9/13 10:35 pm ET|
|V-P||8/28 6:00 pm ET|
|wrangler butts||5/13 6:39 pm ET|
|Team Smolletts||4/21 12:08 pm ET|
|Mutts||4/15 6:17 pm ET|
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