Player Notes

  • Out of lineup Sunday
    Mountcastle is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Adley Rutschman is starting at designated hitter while Ryan O'Hearn mans first base. Mountcastle hit .231 with zero home runs in 13 games in September. Today, 2:03 am
  • Out of Sunday's lineup
    Hays is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Hays also sat out Saturday against a righty without appearing off the bench, and he's sitting again against righty Tanner Houck in the regular-season finale. Heston Kjerstad will start in left field while Adley Rutschman gets the nod at designated hitter and James McCann starts behind the dish. Today, 2:02 am
  • On bench for finale
    Rafaela is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: The young defensive wizard wasn't in Saturday's lineup but still entered the game early enough to get two at-bats, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Rafaela is very aggressive at the plate, but if he can do enough offensively to stick in the majors for most or all of next season, he has the tools to provide double-digit homers and steals while moving between center field and shortstop. Today, 1:58 am
  • Not in Sunday's lineup
    Velazquez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Yankees.

    Advice: Velazquez hit .244 with nine home runs, 17 runs and 20 RBI over 23 games in a huge month of September. It would seem that he played well enough down the stretch to enter 2024 as a regular in the middle of the Royals' lineup. Today, 1:38 am
  • Out with quad injury
    Waters (quad) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Yankees.

    Advice: He exited Saturday's game with left quadriceps tightness, so it's no surprise to see Waters out of the lineup for the final game of the regular season. Dairon Blanco will start in center field and hit seventh. Today, 1:36 am
  • Homers, accounts for four runs
    Chisholm went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Chisholm drove in Miami's first two runs of the game, the first coming on an RBI single in the top of the first and the latter coming on a solo homer in the third. He would later come around to score another insurance run for the Marlins as the team clinched its first playoff berth since 2020. The center fielder has now recorded multiple hits in three of his last five games, with five of those hits going for extra bases. On the downside, he's also struck out at least one time in 11 consecutive games. Today, 1:34 am
  • On bench for finale
    Jimenez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Jimenez will be UTIL-only heading into 2024 in leagues that require 15-plus games to qualify at a position, as he only played 14 games in the outfield this year and 105 at designated hitter. He slashed .272/.317/.441 with 18 home runs, 50 runs and 64 RBI. Today, 1:31 am
  • On bench Sunday
    Anderson is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Elvis Andrus gets the nod at shortstop with Zach Remillard getting a start at the keystone. The White Sox have a $12.5 million club option on Anderson for next season, but considering he was below replacement level (-0.6 fWAR) in 123 games this year, he will likely hit the open market. Today, 1:29 am
  • Riding pine in finale
    Benintendi is not in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: The White Sox are resting several regulars on the final day of the season, and Tyler Naquin will be patrolling left field. Benintendi's contract should lock him in to a sizable role next season, but he ended up being a replacement-level player (0.0 fWAR) over 151 games in the first year of a five-year, $75 million deal. Today, 1:27 am