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  • Fantasy Week 9
    Lalonde-TP-Y236.5
    Buddha Buddha93.0
    Hammertime193.0
    Loot Horder151.0
    I Have Issues170.5
    Boricua Bloods141.0
    5-3 Cincinnati Swine 7197.0
    Probables 287.5
    White Stripes 199134.0
    ballbusterz177.5
  • StandingsExpanded
    AmericanWLPts
    Loot Horder532137.0
    ballbusterz442368.0
    Probables 2442241.0
    Buddha Buddha442197.5
    Boricua Bloods172169.5
    NationalWLPts
    I Have Issues622291.5
    5-3 Cincinnati Swine 7532555.5
    White Stripes 199532170.0
    Hammertime442215.5
    Lalonde-TP-Y262094.0
  • Player Notes
    Phillip Ervin May 24 1:13pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds RHP Matthew Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday, May 24. In a corresponding move, OF Phillip Ervin was optioned to Triple-A.

    Matt Bowman May 24 1:13pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds RHP Matthew Bowman was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday, May 24. In a corresponding move, OF Phillip Ervin was optioned to Triple-A.

    Billy Hamilton May 24 1:10pm ET

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Billy Hamilton returns to the lineup Friday against the New York Yankees, with Kansas City at home after a two-game trip to St. Louis. Hamilton bats ninth, as usual. Without a designated hitter, the Royals kept Hamilton out of both games of a doubleheader Wednesday, and with Hamilton hitting just .224/.300/.288, the decision made sense. Only fantasy relevant because of his steals (nine in 13 attempts this season), Hamilton should always be avoided in DFS, and Friday is no exception.

    From RotoBaller

    Yasiel Puig May 24 12:50pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig (shoulder) is back in the starting lineup on Friday and is starting in right field and batting fifth against Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks. Puig returns for the first time since straining his shoulder on Sunday, and he'll return to a .206/.253/.358 slash line with seven home runs, 17 runs, 25 RBI and seven steals in 165 at-bats. Puig has shown flashes of breaking out in his first year in Cincy, but he just hasn't been consistent enough for fantasy owners yet. You might want to give him another game or two before considering him for DFS lineups.

    From RotoBaller

    Andrew Cashner May 24 12:40pm ET

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will be a popular trade candidate this summer, but he said he would consider walking away if the team agreed to trade him to a team that he didn't want to go to. The veteran right-hander has improved of late, lasting six innings or more and producing a quality start in four of his last five outings while increasing his strikeout rate and lowering his walk rate. He went 4-15 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 starts for the O's last year, but Cashner is 4-2 with a 4.12 ERA in his first 10 games in 2019. The 32-year-old has looked better since his Opening Day blunder, but he's still a shaky streaming option in deeper leagues on a bad Orioles team. A trade to a contender would make him much more attractive in fantasy.

    From RotoBaller

    Alex Dickerson May 24 12:30pm ET

    The San Diego Padres placed outfielder Alex Dickerson (foot) on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a foot injury. Dickerson had just three hits in 19 at-bats (.158) with two RBI, so he was well off the fantasy radar. It's expected that first base prospect Josh Naylor, the team's No. 9 prospect, will be called up to take his place. Naylor was hitting an impressive .299/.378/.538 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 45 games for Triple-A El Paso. However, he might just be up for the American League road trip where the Friars will have an extra bat available with the designated hitter.

    From RotoBaller

    Yasiel Puig May 24 12:03pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds OF Yasiel Puig (shoulder) returned to the lineup Friday, May 24.

    Chris Iannetta May 24 12:00pm ET

    The Colorado Rockies brought back 36-year-old catcher Chris Iannetta because the thought was that he would provide some pop in a time-share with light-hitting Tony Wolters. Instead, Iannetta's basically been a ghost. Iannetta's started just three games in the last two weeks, and he's only hitting .231 with two home runs so far in his very limited opportunities. Iannetta has never been the greatest hitter, but he's at least been able to dependably put up 10+ home runs in most seasons. At his current pace, it's questionable whether he'll even reach 200 at-bats, and 10 home runs seems like a pipe dream. Unless something changes about the Rockies catching situation, he's not worthy of a roster spot outside the very deepest two-catcher leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    David Dahl May 24 11:50am ET

    Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl was able to knock through a pair of singles on Thursday, giving him his first multi-hit game in 11 days. Dahl's been a bit of a surprise so far this year. After a power surge last year, Dahl was thought to be turning into a long-ball hitter who also strikes out a lot. Instead, while Dahl is still striking out a lot (33% of the time), he's not really hitting with much power. After recording 16 home runs in 249 at-bats last season, Dahl has just three in 138 at-bats so far this year. The kicker is that while most thought last year was the start of something new for Dahl, it looks more like last year is an outlier. Dahl is hitting less fly balls this season, and his power numbers are more in line with his first stint in the majors, when he hit seven homers in 222 at-bats. Owners should hold for now, but this is concerning.

    From RotoBaller

    Nolan Arenado May 24 11:40am ET

    Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado will be sad to leave Pittsburgh after recording three straight two-hit games. Arenado finished the series by going 6-for-13 with a double, two runs scored, and a walk. He's now hitting .316 on the season, and his paltry 10.4% strikeout rate is the sixth-best mark in the league amongst regulars. While still already having 11 home runs and 35 RBI, Arenado seems to have grown to become even more focused on making steady, strong contact. He may not generate the most hype in the league, but expect Arenado to be right in the mix for the MVP once again.

    From RotoBaller

    Brendan Rodgers May 24 11:30am ET

    Colorado Rockies rookie infielder Brendan Rodgers has continued to look well-prepared for major league pitching so far. Rodgers knocked a bases loaded single on Thursday to continue the team's comeback rally, and he's now hitting .294 with four RBI after his first four major league games. Rodgers is the team's top prospect and was lighting up Triple-A before his call-up. Now in the bigs for the first time, the 22-year-old is getting some extended play at second base to see if he can be the answer for the failed Ryan McMahon/Garrett Hampson platoon that was tried to start the season. The one lingering concern is that Rodgers can be hampered by swing-and-miss issues, and he's already racked up seven strikeouts so far. He'll need to calm down and keep that under control if he wants to find long-term success.

    From RotoBaller

    Corey Dickerson May 24 11:30am ET

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. Dickerson has been out of action since April 4 with a shoulder strain. He's already suffered a setback once, so the Pirates want to make sure he is fully recovered before returning. In just four games, the 30-year-old is slashing .154/.313/.462, with a home run and two runs batted in. Bryan Reynolds and Melky Cabrera have been impressive as replacements. Reynolds, a rookie, is batting .321 with four homers and 12 RBI, while Cabrera has three home runs and 15 RBI, while sporting a healthy .333 average. The Pirates will likely have some decisions to make once Dickerson is healthy, but if he is on your waiver wire, he may be worthy of a stash if you have an open IL spot available.

    From RotoBaller

    Carlos Estevez May 24 11:30am ET

    One day after nearly landing the temporary closing gig for the Colorado Rockies, reliever Carlos Estevez got shellacked in his first opportunity to get back on the mound. Estevez was called in to keep the team within striking distance after a big comeback left Colorado down 8-6. Instead, Estevez got blown up by allowing three home runs in the span of seven batters, putting the game well out of hand. Estevez had been on a run where he hadn't allowed more than one earned run in 15 straight outings, but he ended up getting four hung on him in 2/3 of an inning on Thursday. This is the 26-year-old's first big blow up this season, so it remains to be seen how he'll bounce back.

    From RotoBaller

    Antonio Senzatela May 24 11:20am ET

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela was fortunate to escape with a decent line last time, but Pittsburgh took him to the wood shed on Thursday. Senzatela only lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed eight earned runs in a thrashing by the Pirates. For the second time in a row, Senzatela walked more than he struck out, but he also proved to be quite hittable, allowing nine hits in the short outing. Senzatela is a starting pitcher who struggles to find a regular spot on a poor Rockies pitching staff. He should not be on most fantasy teams. He'll catch a home start against the Diamondbacks next, and he absolutely should not be started for that game.

    From RotoBaller

    Gavin Lux May 24 11:00am ET

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prospect Gavin Lux continues to rake for Double-A Tulsa and added four more hits in five at-bats on Thursday. Lux has been crushing the ball this season and entered the season as one of the top shortstop prospects in the game. The Dodgers currently have Corey Seager at shortstop, but with the way Lux has developed, the Dodgers are likely to find a way for Lux to be on the big league club sooner than later and likely by next year. Lux is hitting a cool .329 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI and three stolen bases. He is unlikely to have value in redraft leagues this year, but should be rostered in dynasty leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Noah Syndergaard May 24 10:50am ET

    New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is in a great spot on Friday night as he takes on the Detroit Tigers on the road. Syndergaard will be pitching in a more hitter-friendly park tonight, but he will face a right-handed heavy Detroit lineup that is one of the worst offenses in baseball. The Tigers struggle against right-handed pitching, and Syndergaard has limited hitters to a .261 average from the right side of the plate. As always, start your studs against the Tigers, and Syndergaard certainly qualifies.

    From RotoBaller

    Luis Urias May 24 10:50am ET

    San Diego Padres second base prospectLuis Urias continues to smash the ball for Triple-A El Paso and picked up two more hits in four at-bats on Thursday. Urias is now hitting .354 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI. Urias has also only struck out 11 times compared to 18 walks. The second baseman offers plus contact skills and has improved in the power department. With Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler continuing to struggle, it makes sense for owners to stash Urias who can help owners immediately upon his arrival.

    From RotoBaller

    Robbie Ray May 24 10:40am ET

    Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray will toe the rubber against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Ray struggled in his last outing against the Giants, but will face them at pitcher-friendly Oracle Park tonight. The D-backs lefty has been a great source of strikeouts this season and has done well to keep his ERA at a reasonable spot (3.25). As always with Ray, being efficient with his pitches will likely determine whether he is out there long enough to qualify for a win.

    From RotoBaller

    Juan Soto May 24 10:40am ET

    Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 3-for-3 against the New York Mets on Thursday. Soto was a home run away from the cycle, as he singled, doubled, tripled and walked to complete a perfect day at the plate. The young outfielder isn't having a great season so far in 2019, but he still does sport a .268 average with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He could get hot at any moment, so stick with Soto through the ups and downs.

    From RotoBaller

    Willson Contreras May 24 10:30am ET

    Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will get a routine day off on Friday versus the Cincinnati Reds. Replacing Contreras will be Victor Caratini. Caratini will bat sixth and is 2-for-9 since returning from a hand injury that sidelined him. Caratini will face off against Anthony DeScalfani and is a decent cheap option in DFS.

    From RotoBaller

  • MLB SCOREBOARD - Fri May 24FULL
    Fri 2:20pm ET
    CINDeSclafani R (2-2)
    CHCHendricks R (4-4)
    Fri 7:05pm ET
    LADBuehler R (4-1)
    PITMusgrove R (3-4)
    Fri 7:05pm ET
    MIALopez R (3-5)
    WSHMcGowin R (0-0)
    Fri 7:07pm ET
    SDLucchesi L (3-3)
    TORThornton R (1-4)
    Fri 7:10pm ET
    TBSnell L (3-4)
    CLEBieber R (3-2)
    Fri 7:10pm ET
    DETSoto L (0-2)
    NYMSyndergaard R (3-4)
    Fri 8:10pm ET
    CWSLopez R (3-4)
    MINBerrios R (6-2)
    Fri 8:10pm ET
    PHIEickhoff R (2-2)
    MILAnderson R (2-0)
    Fri 8:10pm ET
    BOSSale L (1-5)
    HOUMiley L (4-2)
    Fri 8:15pm ET
    NYYGreen R (0-2)
    KCJunis R (3-5)
    Fri 8:15pm ET
    ATLFoltynewicz R (0-3)
    STLMikolas R (4-4)
    Fri 8:40pm ET
    BALMeans L (5-4)
    COLHoffman R (0-1)
    Fri 10:07pm ET
    SEALeBlanc L (2-1)
    OAKMengden R (1-1)
    Fri 10:07pm ET
    TEXSmyly L (0-3)
    LAACanning R (2-1)
    Fri 10:15pm ET
    ARIRay L (3-1)
    SFPomeranz L (1-4)
  • Latest Activity
    5-3 Cincinnati Swine 7 5/24 11:18 am ET
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    White Stripes 199 5/24 3:06 am ET
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    Buddha Buddha 5/23 10:07 pm ET
    Probables 2 5/22 10:57 pm ET
    I Have Issues 5/21 12:44 pm ET
    Boricua Bloods 5/20 1:25 pm ET
    Hammertime 5/13 7:12 pm ET
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