Player Notes

  • Kyle Farmer goes 0-for-4, average drops to .079
    Kyle Farmer went 0-for-4 on Sunday, leaving him 3-for-38 this season.

    Advice: Farmer has reached eight times on walks and hit by pitches, but that’s all he’d produced thus far. He’s been needed more than expected with Royce Lewis and Carlos Correa on the IL, but he might take more of a backseat to Jose Miranda in the coming days. Rotoworld Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Rosario has two hits in loss to Yankees
    Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

    Advice: Rosario clubbed an RBI double off Dennis Santana in the eighth but also had a 105.3 mph single off of Luis Gil earlier in the game. Injuries have forced the Rays to play Rosario more than they were likely planning to when the season started, but he’s slashing .351/.360/.527 so far on the year and deserves to be rostered in most formats. He’s a free swinger, so there’s a good chance this is just a hot streak, but he has been a fantasy asset before with his speed and likely will be for most of the 2024 season as well. Rotoworld Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Zach Neto gets lifted after going 0-for-3
    Zach Neto was lifted for a pinch-hitter after going 0-for-3 Sunday against the Reds.

    Advice: Mickey Moniak popped up in his place in the ninth. If there was any danger of Neto being demoted, it probably disappeared with Anthony Rendon’s injury Saturday. Still, it’s been a really rough start for the 23-year-old, who is batting just .167/.241/.208 with a 32 percent strikeout rate. He struck out 23 percent of the time as a rookie, so this kind of regression is disappointing. Rotoworld Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Contract selected by Halos
    The Angels selected Adrianza's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

    Advice: The 34-year-old joined the Halos on a minor-league deal in February and has joined the big club with Anthony Rendon (hamstring) headed to the injured list. Adrianza made just five appearances with Atlanta last season but got off to a hot start at Salt Lake in 2024 with a .992 OPS in 53 plate appearances. Yesterday, 9:32 am
  • Begins playing 2B on rehab
    Grissom (hamstring) played second base for the first time Friday while on his rehab assignment, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports. He went 1-for-3 with a double and made a nice backhand play on a ball hit up the middle.

    Advice: Grissom, who began his assignment April 12, served as the designated hitter for three games before moving to the field Friday. He followed up in the field for a second consecutive day Saturday. Grissom is trending in the right direction, but the Red Sox are not going to rush him. He's learning a new position, and manager Alex Cora wants him to build up reps at second base. Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Not in Sunday's lineup
    DeJong is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

    Advice: DeJong exited Saturday's contest after being hit by a pitch in the left arm and will be held out of the lineup for at least one game. Nicky Lopez will take over at shortstop for Sunday's series finale. Yesterday, 7:14 am
  • Draws career-high four walks
    De La Cruz walked in all four of his plate appearances Saturday in a win over the Angels. He recorded an RBI and a run scored.

    Advice: A day after De La Cruz showed off his electric tools with a homer and three steals, he showcased his improving eye at the dish. The shortstop set a career high in walks, though he was also caught stealing for the third time this season. Nonetheless, De La Cruz seems to be closing the holes in his game while flashing No. 1 overall fantasy upside. He's up to a 1.033 OPS with six homers and 10 steals through 20 games this season. Saturday, 11:44 pm
  • Tallies seventh stolen base
    Caballero went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Saturday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Caballero continues to impress as the Rays' primary shortstop, as he now has at least one hit in four of his last five games while hitting .288 for the season. Though he doesn't offer much in terms of power, Caballero has been very aggressive on the basepaths with seven stolen bases on the season while being caught three times. With Taylor Walls out until at least late May, Caballero has a clear runway for consistent playing time. Saturday, 10:36 pm
  • Slips down order
    Cruz went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Cruz also struck out twice, and he has now punched out multiple times in eight of his last 10 starts. He's hit .095 in that span, though he did manage to chip his second stolen base of the season Saturday. As a result of his struggles, Cruz dropped to eighth in the lineup after exclusively batting as the team's leadoff hitter against right-handed pitching through the first 11 matchups of the campaign. Saturday, 9:37 pm