Player Notes

  • Four RBI in twin bill
    Burleson went 4-for-9 with four RBI and one run scored across both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.

    Advice: Burleson did most of his damage in a 9-5 win for the Cardinals in the nightcap. He had a sacrifice fly to open the scoring in the first inning and added a pair of RBI singles. Burleson's breakout has reached another level in July -- he's hitting .355 with eight extra-base hits and 19 RBI over 15 games this month. Overall, he's at a .292/.323/.492 slash line with 17 homers, 57 RBI, 42 runs scored, seven stolen bases and 14 doubles across 91 games. Rotowire.com 45 minutes ago
  • Homers in nightcap
    Donovan went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 9-5 win over Atlanta in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Donovan was held hitless in the matinee, the fourth time in 15 games in July that's happened. He bounced back in the nightcap, hitting a solo shot in the fifth inning and adding a two-run single in the ninth. The 27-year-old is batting .328 in July, and he's up to .275 for the year with a .757 OPS, nine homers, 48 RBI, 44 runs scored, 22 doubles, one triple and three stolen bases over 93 games. Rotowire.com 52 minutes ago
    Brendan DonovanSTL - 1B,2B,3B,OF
  • Ty France out of lineup Sunday vs. Astros
    Ty France is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros.

    Advice: France has struggled considerably in 2024, and hit ninth in last night’s game against the Astros even with a left-hander in Framber Valdez on the mound. The 30-year-old will take a seat with Luke Raley handling first base and Dylan Moore getting the start in left field. Rotoworld 56 minutes ago
  • On base four times in win
    Urias went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and one run scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Urias has been steady in a part-time role in July, going 9-for-21 (.429) with seven walks over nine contests this month. For the season, Urias is slashing .247/.319/.387 with four home runs, 14 RBI, 19 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple and no stolen bases over 166 plate appearances. There's typically one spot in the lineup for either Urias or Jorge Mateo on any given day. Both of them are right-handed hitters, so it's unlikely either one carves out a significantly larger role barring an extended hot streak. Rotowire.com Today, 9:49 am
  • On bench, could lose everyday role
    LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.

    Advice: The veteran infielder has a .472 OPS through 39 games this season and is hitting .154 with one extra-base hit in 39 at-bats during July. According to Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News, manager Aaron Boone wouldn't commit to LeMahieu being back in the lineup in Monday's series finale, perhaps signaling that the 36-year-old's time as an everyday player could be nearing its end. Rotowire.com Today, 8:57 am
  • Slugs homer in win
    Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Diaz singled in his second at-bat and later added a solo homer in the eighth to extend Houston's lead to two runs. The long ball was Diaz's eighth of the season and his first since June 7 against the Angels. It also marked his sixth multi-hit performance this month, where he's now batting .306 (19-for-62) with 11 RBI and six runs scored. Additionally, Diaz has hit safely in six of his last seven games. Rotowire.com Today, 8:41 am
  • On bench for series finale
    Canha is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Canha's playing time had been trending down heading into the All-Star break due to lingering wrist soreness and general ineffectiveness at the plate, but he picked up starts in both of the Tigers' first two games in Toronto, going 2-for-7 with a home run and two walks. He'll take a seat Sunday while the Tigers clear room in the lineup for Justyn Henry-Malloy at designated hitter and Bligh Madris at first base, but manager A.J. Hinch hasn't seemed to cut bait with Canha as a near-everyday player just yet. Rotowire.com Today, 8:20 am
  • Paul Goldschmidt moves to seventh in lineup Sunday
    Paul Goldschmidt is hitting seventh and playing first base against Atlanta on Sunday.

    Advice: It’s the first time that Goldschmidt is going to hit below fifth in a lineup since 2012. The 36-year-old has been one of the most productive hitters in baseball over his career, but he’s registered just a .652 OPS over the 2024 campaign. We’ll see if this move down sparks something, but Goldschmidt has been a massive disappointment over the first few months. Rotoworld Today, 8:17 am
  • Draws start in return to MLB
    Foscue started at designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 8-4 loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: Foscue was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, his second stint in the majors this season. The Rangers are in the lower third of the league in OPS (.689) and are willing to give Foscue a look, as they did with Derek Hill, who was designated to make room for Foscue. He hit .271/.431/.469 with four home runs, seven doubles and 18 RBIs in 29 games in the minors. Rotowire.com Today, 7:25 am