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  • Brandon Crawford goes deep in loss to Nats
    Brandon Crawford swatted his 12th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Nationals on Sunday Night.

    Advice: The solo blast off Nats starter Jordan Zimmerman produced the extent of the Giants offense on the night, and was Crawford's lone hit in four at-bats. He has already bettered his previous career best in home runs (10 in 2015) and is well on his way to a career year in his age-28 season. The slick-fielding shortstop is slashing .265/.339/.473 with the aforementioned 12 long balls and 49 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Rougned Odor homers, plates three in loss
    Rougned Odor continued his hot hitting in Sunday's loss to the Angels, going 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.

    Advice: All of his damage came long after the outcome of the game had been decided. His two-run blast off Trevor Gott in the seventh inning closed the deficit to 12-5, and he added a sacrifice fly in the final frame. Since returning from Triple-A, he's hitting a blistering .365 (23-for-63) with three homers, 13 RBI and four stolen bases in 18 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Cano (ankle) expects to be fine on Monday
    Robinson Cano expects to be in the Mariners lineup on Monday after getting hit by a pitch on his ankle in Sunday's game.

    Advice: There's still a chance that his ankle could swell on the trip back to Seattle, or the Mariners could give him a day to rest as a precaution, but expect to see him in the M's lineup for Monday's series opener against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:28 pm
  • Marlins will recall Valdespin from Triple-A
    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins will recall Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He'll take the spot of Marcell Ozuna on the Marlins active roster after the outfielder was demoted on Sunday. Valdespin was pulled from his game at Triple-A shortly afterwards and is heading to join the team in Boston for Tuesday's game, though the move hasn't been announced yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:08 pm
  • Tulowitzki crushes three-run homer in first
    Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer in the first inning and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Tulowitzki's three-run bomb in the first inning was his ninth homer of the season. He's been his typically brilliant self this season, slashing .321/.358/.489. While the power's down from some of his best seasons, Tulo's been healthy to this point, which is what matters most for the oft-injured star. Management has stressed that the shortstop won't be traded, but expect his name to at least surface in rumors over the next three weeks, even if he doesn't ultimately change uniforms. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:56 pm
  • Flores stays hot with four hits, three RBI
    Wilmer Flores posted his third straight game with three-plus hits in Sunday's 8-0 win over the Dodgers, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI.

    Advice: The way he's going, Flores is probably dreading the All-Star Break. He hit an RBI single in the first inning against Mets starter Mike Bolsinger, then followed it up with a run-scoring infield single in the fourth and an RBI double in the eighth. Flores is 11 for his last 16 and has recorded three or more hits in each of his last three games. Overall, he's hitting .258/.289/.412 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 31 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Valbuena has been bothered by toe injury
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch admitted Sunday that Luis Valbuena has been bothered by an injury to the big toe on his left foot.

    Advice: Valbuena has been able to play through the injury, but has apparently done so in some degree of pain. The 29-year-old has slugged 19 home runs and driven in 36 runs on the season, despite hitting .203/.286/.438. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:06 pm
  • Yoan Moncada slowly heating up for Greenville
    Red Sox 2B prospect Yoan Moncada contributed two hits Saturday for Low-A Greenville.

    Advice: That gives Moncada four two-hit games in his last nine contests. Over that span, he's hit .314 with two RBI. The 20-year-old has only managed a .234 average in his first 34 minor league games, but he already has 10 steals without getting caught. He joined the Red Sox in March and received a $31.5 million signing bonus. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:41 pm
     
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  • Hechavarria singles in loss to Cubs
    Adeiny Hechavarria went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Nobody on the Marlins (five total hits, all singles, no runs) did anything offensively, so Hechavarria shouldn't feel too bad here. He's currently posting a .288/.325/.390 triple-slash with four homers, 33 RBI, 36 runs scored and three steals. Almost half of his counting production came in April, when he scored 16 runs and drove in 16. The numbers have clearly leveled off since that fantastic start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:25 pm
  • Sano doubles in run in loss to Royals
    Miguel Sano went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Santana's double in the second inning scored Trevor Plouffe and put the Twins out to a 1-0 lead. The two-bagger was his second of the season, as was the RBI. Since being called up on July 2, the 22-year-old has collected a hit in all four games and is 6-for-15. He hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI over 66 games at Double-A prior to ascending to the majors. We've yet to see the home run power come to play, but Sano has not been overwhelmed by the jump over Triple-A thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Hernandez steals 2 bases, extends hit streak
    Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases as the Phillies won in 10 innings against the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Hernandez is on a 10-game hitting streak now, with six of those games featuring multiple hits. He singled in the 10th inning to help the Phillies break a scoreless tie. The pair of stolen bases brings him up to 11 in 14 attempts on the season. There's no way his .299/.385/.385 line is sustainable as he has a .556 BABIP since June 22, but he'll get playing time and stolen base opportunities while he's hot so he has fantasy utility for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
  • Matt Duffy not in Giants lineup on Sunday
    Matt Duffy is not in the Giants starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Nationals.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting third baseman. Ehire Adrianza will start at the hot corner in his place and bat eighth against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:29 pm
     
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    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm vs NYM
  • Jimmy Rollins sitting out on Sunday
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The struggling infielder is getting a breather. Kike Hernandez is at shortstop in Rollins' place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 am
  • D.J. LeMahieu goes 3-for-4
    D.J. LeMahieu broke out of a slump with a 3-for-4 game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: LeMahieu hadn't had a multihit game since June 11, even though he's been batting second and usually getting five plate appearances per game. His average, which stood at .351 on June 11, entered tonight at .293, but it's back up to .300 now. He's not a bad option in mixed leagues for as long as he bats second, but he'll probably end up back at the bottom of the order at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:36 pm
  • Elvis Andrus goes hitless in fourth straight
    Elvis Andrus went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .237.

    Advice: Andrus seemed to be heating up last week, but it proved to be a mirage. It'd be one thing if he were still the excellent defensive shortstop he was a couple of years ago, but since he's not, he's a definite problem for the Rangers right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:15 pm
  • Flores singles three times in loss to Dodgers
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Flores knocked in a run with a single in the eighth inning. He's been absolutely sizzling this holiday weekend, with seven hits in his last 11 at-bats and back-to-back three-hit games. His recent hot stretch is not indicative of how he's been hitting all season, as he's slashing .248/.280/.398 with 10 homers and 35 RBI. The power and run-production are swell enough, but the average could use some work. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • Valbuena has RBI single Saturday vs. Red Sox
    Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with RBI single Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: His RBI single in the ninth was the Astros' only offense of the day against Clay Buchholz. Through three months, Valbuena has had one of the strangest seasons to date. While he has 19 home runs and 36 RBI on the year, he's batting just .201 with a .281 on-base percentage. He could be pushed into a part-time role when Jed Lowrie is ready to come off the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • Wilmer Flores goes 3-for-4 in Mets' win
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 on Friday.

    Advice: Flores singled in the Mets' first run in the fourth and collected an infield single during the ninth-inning rally that decided the game. The three hits match his total from his previous six starts combined. He does have 10 homers this season, but getting on base just hasn't been a strength for him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:52 pm
  • Sano drives in first career run with single
    Miguel Sano collected his first major league RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The all-universe prospect singled home Eddie Rosario in the second inning. He later added a double to finish 2-for-4. Sano did strike out twice, but Twin fans should be happy to see that he seems to be fitting in just fine to start his major league career. Sano hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI through 66 Double-A games prior to his call-up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:30 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Hernandez drives in lone run in loss to ATL
    Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Hernandez's RBI single off Julio Teheran in the fourth inning would score the only run that the Phillies managed in the game. While his power is almost non-existent, he should continue to see at-bats as long as he's able to keep up the average portion of his .285/.374/.376 slash-line. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Sano has infield single in MLB debut
    Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single in his major league debut Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sano lined out to center field in his first at-bat before striking out swinging in his next two chances. The infield single came in the top of the ninth inning. The Twins plan to use the 22-year-old as their regular designated hitter for the time being, so his power upside is well worth the flier in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • D.J. LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the second straight week that Walt Weiss has opted to rest his second baseman on Thursday. Daniel Descalso will get the start in his place and bat seventh against Jeremy Hellickson and the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Sano batting sixth in MLB debut Thursday
    Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth in his MLB debut Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sano was called up Thursday after batting .274/.374/.544 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI over 66 games this season with Double-A Chattanooga. The 22-year-old offers massive power potential from the right side of the plate. He's expected to serve as the primary DH now that Kennys Vargas has been demoted, so he's well worth a flier in most fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:41 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Twins officially promote prospect Miguel Sano
    Twins recalled INF Miguel Sano from Double-A Chattanooga.

    Advice: Sano will take over as the Twins' regular designated hitter in Thursday's series opener against the Royals. The 22-year-old was sporting a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level and he's a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues for his massive power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:57 am
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Cano tallies four hits as M's defeat Padres
    Robinson Cano finished 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Mariners' defeat of the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cano hit a single in the fourth inning, a solo shot in the sixth inning, another single in the seventh inning, and an RBI double in the top of the ninth. It was one of his best games of the season. He's still batting just .247/.285/.365 in 75 total games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:54 pm
  • Twins calling up top prospect Miguel Sano
    MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:14 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs Bal
  • Odor out of lineup due to dental issue
    Rougned Odor is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a dental issue.

    Advice: Odor had a dental procedure early Wednesday and wasn't able to eat. Hanser Alberto is starting at second base and leading off for the Rangers on Wednesday evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • Rougned Odor not in Wednesday's lineup
    Rougned Odor is absent from the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base and in the leadoff spot for Odor. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:52 am
  • Troy Tulowitzki not in Wednesday's lineup
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Daniel Descalso is at shortstop with Tulo out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Hernandez to get a chance to stick at 2B?
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."

    Advice: Hernandez, 25, entered Tuesday batting .277/.365/.365 on the season and .328/.394/.406 in June. Chase Utley, meanwhile, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury and sports an ugly .179/.257/.275 line this season. It's hard to believe the Phils would bench Utley even given his struggles, and Mackanin did note that he didn't "want to get ahead of myself." However, if Hernandez keeps performing, it's possible. Notable is that the Phillies have a $15 million club option for 2016 on Utley that automatically vests if he reaches 500 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:31 pm
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Wilmer Flores officially moving to second base
    The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:29 am
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 6:38 pm
  • Matt Duffy homers, triples in win
    Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, a double and three runs scored Sunday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Duffy missed a cycle by a triple on Saturday. Today, he missed it by the single. He's hit .385 with four homers in 10 games against the Rockies this season and .285 with four homers in 54 games against everyone else. It's hard to imagine him remaining useful in mixed leagues now that the Giants are done with the Rockies until September. Still, he just loves defying expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 5:04 pm
     
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    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm vs NYM
  • Rougned Odor picks up three more hits
    Rougned Odor went 3-for-5 at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double to lead off the ninth inning, but Odor was stranded as the Rangers fell by one. The young infielder now has three three-hit games this month since being recalled and is batting .395 overall in June with four stolen bases. He shouldn't be unowned in your league at this point, but if he is, correct that situation now. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 12:54 pm
  • Robinson Cano (head) back in M's lineup
    Robinson Cano (head) is back in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cano was hit in the forehead by an errant throw from the Angels' Taylor Featherston in between innings Saturday. He avoided a serious injury, though, and is back in there Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 10:33 am
  • Cano day-to-day with bruised forehead
    Robinson Cano is day-to-day with a bruised forehead.

    Advice: The injury occurred when Cano got hit by an errant throw from Angels shortstop Taylor Featherston between innings. Cano passed his concussion test and most of the swelling has already gone down. Expect the six-time All-Star to be back in the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 6:52 pm
  • Robinson Cano leaves game with head injury
    Robinson Cano left Saturday's game against the Angels with a head injury.

    Advice: A ball struck him in the forehead while the Angels were warming up between innings. Willie Bloomquist replaced Cano at second base. Cano was hitless in three at-bats before exiting. The six-time All-Star is likely headed for a concussion test. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 6:14 pm
  • Duffy has three hits, homer in win over Rox
    Matt Duffy finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Giants came back to best the Rockies 7-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Duffy had an RBI groundout in the third inning before smacking a solo homer in the fifth. He also singled and doubled in the win. Duffy now has seven homers and a .294/.342/.458 line and 36 RBI in 63 games. He's been a starter for most of the year and has crept into mixed-league relevancy with his strong hitting in recent months. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 4:44 pm
     
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    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm vs NYM
  • Rougned Odor fills up box score on Saturday
    Rougned Odor filled up the box score on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor plated the Rangers first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added a solo blast off Matt Boyd in the seventh. He also swiped a base in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear since returning from the minor leagues, hitting .364 (12-for-33) with two homers, nine RBI and three stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 1:51 pm
  • Moncada doubles, steals two bases
    Red Sox prospect 2B Yoan Moncada went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases on Thursday for Low-A Greenville.

    Advice: Moncada has struggled this season in his highly anticipated pro debut, batting just .215/.305/.312 through 26 games in the South Atlantic League. His double on Thursday was his fourth of the season, and he also has a home run and triple. The 20-year-old phenom has had some swing-and-miss and pitch-recognition issues in the early going, resulting in a 27.6% strikeout rate in 105 plate appearances. However, that was to be expected considering he hadn’t played professionally since 2013, prior to defecting from Cuba. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 12:54 pm
     
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