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David Robertson, RP, CWS5/26/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer David Robertson blew his second save of the season as Chicago lost to Toronto, 10-9, on Tuesday.
Insight: Robertson allowed a three-run bomb to Josh Donaldson to lose the game. Robertson is now 3-1 this season with nine saves, 2.41 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings.
Ben Revere, CF, PHI5/26/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere had two hits and two RBI during Tuesday's loss to the Mets.
Insight: Revere also scored a run and now has his average to .264 overall. He has 15 RBI so far this season as well.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM5/26/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom pitched well, but took a no-decision Tuesday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He gave up two runs on six hits, while striking out nine over 7 1/3 innings of work. deGrom has a 2.71 ERA this season.
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM5/26/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores was the hero on Tuesday night.
Insight: Flores had two RBI, including a walk-off single with two outs in the 10th. He is hitting .252 with 21 RBI overall, making him not much of a fantasy option.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/26/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had three hits and five RBI in the, 10-9, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Bautista had three doubles, picking up two RBI on a ground rule double in the third and a double in the fifth. Bautista, however, has been disappointing this season based on where fantasy owners selected him. He is hitting .231 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, but he did have a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs in the loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Abreu also struck out three times, so he was feast or famine on Tuesday. Abreu has disappointed fantasy owners a bit, hitting just .274, but he does have eight home runs and 27 RBI in 164 at-bats.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/26/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth as Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-9, on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an incredible game, going 4-for-4 with a walk, four RBI and five runs. He also had a solo shot in the first to score Toronto's first run, so he had a pair of bombs in the game. Donaldson has been stellar this season, slashing .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs, 33 RBI and 40 runs in 184 at-bats this season.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams left Tuesday's game with an apparent quad injury.
Insight: Adams pulled up lame after smacking a double. If he is forced to miss any time, Mark Reynolds would be the biggest benefactor.
Luis Valbuena, SS, CLE5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena had a pair of RBI in the eighth on Tuesday to give the Astros some insurance runs. Houston beat Baltimore, 4-1.
Insight: With the Astros leading 2-1, Valbuena had a two-run single in the eighth to put Houston ahead by three. Valbuena is hitting just .201 but he does have 10 home runs, 18 RBI and 26 runs in 164 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU5/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes had three hits and a run scored in the, 4-1, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Paredes scored Baltimore's only run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. That actually gave the Orioles a, 1-0, lead, but Houston scored four unanswered runs to end the game. Paredes is having a fantastic season, hitting .348 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/26/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant homered for the second consecutive game.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, but was a big one. Bryant is hitting .281 with seven homers and 31 RBI so far this season.
Scott Feldman, SP, HOU5/26/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Astros pitcher Scott Feldman pitched very well, throwing six innings and allowing just one run on four hits in the, 4-1, victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: Feldman did, however, walk three batters and struck out just two. He is now 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 60 innings.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/26/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper smacked a homer Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Harper is batting .331 with 17 homers and 42 RBI overall. The breakout continues for Harper.
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN5/26/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman worked a scoreless ninth, then picked up his third win of the season.
Insight: The Reds managed a run in the bottom of the ninth to give Chapman his third win of the season. He struck out the side and is now 3-3 with seven saves and a 1.77 ERA.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/26/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison started a new hitting streak on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Harrison saw his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, but he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs on Tuesday. It is probably no concidence that Harrison is hitting .414 in the last 16 games, and the Pirates are 10-6 over that span. In the last seven games, Harrison is 12-for-30 (.400) and Pittsburgh is 5-2.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/26/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich finally has his batting average over the Mendoza Line.
Insight: Yelich has gone 6-for-16 in the last four games to raise his batting average from .178 to .208. He was 2-for-4 on Tuesday against the Pirates. Yelich also has one home run, seven RBI and six runs in 106 at-bats this season.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/26/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker wetn 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 5-1, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Pittsburgh really got to Miami starter Jose Urena, who was making his first major league start. Walker hit his two-run homer in the second as Pittsburgh took a, 4-0, lead. Walker is hitting .259 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
Jason Vargas, SP, KAN5/26/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Jason Vargas lasted just four innings during Tuesday's loss against the Yankees.
Insight: He allowed two runs on four hits and one walk, while striking out six. Vargas is now 3-2 with a 5.16 ERA this season.
Adam Warren, RP, NYY5/26/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren picked up his third win of the season.
Insight: Warren defeated the Royals by allowing just one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and is now 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a homer and four RBI during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 and scored two runs as well. Teixeira is hitting .243 with 14 homers and 35 RBI overall.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/26/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not playing again on Tuesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Iglesias hasn't played since he left Saturday's game after banging his left knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, ATL5/26/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Insight: Pierzynski hasn't played much versus left-handed pitchers, so with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Pierzynski will sit. Christian Bethancourt will start behind the dish for Atlanta.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/26/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday.
Insight: It is Kinsler's first day off this season. Hernan Perez will fill in at second.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/26/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is batting third in his return to the lineup.
Insight: He was activated Monday, but did not get into the game. Zobrist missed the past four weeks, but is now ready to roll.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/26/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is not in the starting lineup versus the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Reddick is likely just getting a day off. He is batting .314 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 153 at-bats this season.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK5/26/2015 5:47:00 PM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has been activated off the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Doolittle hasn't pitched this season due to a slight tear in his rotator cuff. He is expected to return to his closer role after a couple appearances. Doolittle is a great addition to any fantasy pitching staff.
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN5/26/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto (elbow) will play catch Wedesday after an MRI revealed no structural damage.
Insight: This is great news for owners, as a DL stint is looking unlikely. Stay tuned though.
Adam Lind, DH, MIL5/26/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup on Tuesday's lineup versus San Francisco.
Insight: Lind doesn't usual start versus lefties and the Brewers are facing one of the best in Madison Bumgarner. He is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 148 at-bats this season. The brewers have posted an all right-handed batting order with Jason Rogers at first base.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/26/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is out of Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Pagan was also double-switched out of Monday's game, so something may be going on here. Gregor Blanco will start in center. Stay tuned for updates on Pagan.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/26/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: He is hitting just .189 during the month of May, and has been given a few days off over the past couple of weeks. Colby Rasmus will start in center, with Preston Parker playing left.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS5/26/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Toronto due to inflammation right knee and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: The 23-year-old has been a fantasy revelation this season hitting .327 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 147 at-bats this season, but has struggled recently with the knee issue which caused him to miss a couple of games. Consider him day-to-day.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Is it time to start downgrading White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu?
Insight: Abreu is batting .277 this season with just seven homers and 23 RBI. Through the same 41 games last season he was batting .272, but with 14 homers and 38 RBI. In particular, he's struggling against left-handed pitching, batting just .214 after feasting on southpaws in 2014.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT5/26/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup on tuesday against Miami.
Insight: Josh Harrison will shift to the outfield with Jung Ho Kang at the hot corner and Jordy Mercer returning to shortstop. Polanco is batting just .192 in May after a respectable .278 batting average in April.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYYHot5/26/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran missed time due to illness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Beltran is on a 13-game hitting streak, so this illness came at a bad time. Hopefully it won't change his momentum. After batting an ugly .162 in April, Beltran is hitting .301 in May and has returned to being fantasy worthy.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/26/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: McCann blasted a home run on Monday, so this likely isn't related to the cramping that forced him from Sunday's game and is more likely a routine rest day.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/26/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin and will now miss a second straight game.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX5/26/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin is back in the starting lineup.
Insight: Martin has been sharing time with Delino DeShields Jr. and getting the worst of it because he's batting .2116 while DeShields is batting .278.
Mike Zunino, C, SEA5/26/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino is not starting on Tuesday. Welington Castillo will be behind the plate.
Insight: Zunino had a hit in the last four games. He's still an all-or-nothing guy with six homers, but a .185 batting average and 49 strikeouts in 144 at-bats. Castillo isn't any better with a .170 batting average this season.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/26/2015 3:12:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right ankle sprain) is back in center field and leading off for Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Jackson hasn't put it together yet this season, batting .242 with two homers, 4 RBI, 11 runs and four steals. He's capable of much more.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAM5/26/2015 3:09:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Sunday's game with a left wrist injury and will now miss his second consecutive game.
Insight: Souza hurt his wrist on a collision at home plate. He is hitting .224 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/26/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday's game with back tightness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Hardy got a late start to the season and hasn't found his swing. He's batting just .190 through 58 at-bats and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups at this point.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/26/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Phillips slashing .299/.337/.357 with two home runs and 18 RBI. Kristopher Negron will get the start, but Zack Cozart will jump up to the leadoff spot to add to his fantasy value.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/26/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) is back in the lineup for Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: The Blue Jays lineup is starting to look strong again with the return of Jose Reyes and Bautista. Bautista will DH and bat third.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/26/2015 1:53:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right finger sprain.
Insight: Morse has been slumping for most of the season (.211, 2 HR, 10 RBI) and was already losing at-bats to Justin Bour (.365, 2 HR, 5 RBI in 52 at-bats).
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN5/26/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto had his Sunday start pushed back due to tightness in right elbow and will have an MRI on Tuesday.
Insight: Hopefully, Cueto's issue is minor. He's pitched solidly, with a 3.03 ERA and 0.964 WHIP.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/26/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is 6-for-12 with a pair of home runs versus Pirates starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: He is hitting .234 with 13 homers and 42 RBI so far this season and could improve on those numbers on Tuesday. Stanton went 2-for-4 in the series opener mOnday night including his first home run in six games.
Adam Jones, CF, BALCold5/26/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is just 2-for-20 versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: After a hot April (.400, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 1.147 OPS, Jones has cooled. He's batting just .244 in May and should be avoided in this unfavorable matchup.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot5/26/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is 5-for-8 (.625) with a double, triple and a pair of home runs against Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Machado is in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak. He is having a nice season, slashing .287/.350/.471 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 157 at-bats this season. Start him.
Sonny Gray, SP, OAK5/26/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Athletics starter Sonny Gray left Sunday's game versus the Rays with a right ankle bruise, but manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that he expects Gray to make his next start.
Insight: Gray is a fantasy stud with his 5-2 record, 1.77 ERA. 1.00 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 66 IP.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK5/26/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Doolittle may do a little set up work, before returning to his closer's role. Tyler Clippard has been the closer for the first month of the season with a 0-2 record, 2.37 ERA, 1.158 WHIP, four saves and one blown save.
Brett Lawrie, 2B, OAK5/26/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Brett Lawrie has missed the last three games due to back tightness, but is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Lawrie is hitting a respectable .279 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored, but he's no Josh Donaldson, the guy he replaced.
Danny Duffy, SP, KAN5/26/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to left biceps tendinitis
Insight: Duffy has very little fantasy value with his 5.87 ERA and 1.70 WHIP so this shouldn't change and fantasy rosters. Jason Vargas is expected to be activated Tuesday to take his spot in the rotation. Vargas' numbers aren't much better.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS5/26/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Toronto due to inflammation right knee.
Insight: The 23-year-old has been a fantasy revelation this season hitting .327 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 147 at-bats this season, but has struggled recently with the knee issue which caused him to miss a couple of games. Consider him day-to-day.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right ankle sprain) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Jackson will be inserted right back into center field, and likely atop the Mariners' batting order.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS5/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier hit a go-ahead home run Monday against the Braves.
Insight: He did so in the eighth inning, and really has played well this season. Ethier is hitting .313 with six homers and 17 RBI overall.
Brett Anderson, SP, LOS5/25/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson pitched very well Monday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Anderson went seven innings and gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out three and now has a 3.47 ERA.
Williams Perez, RP, ATL5/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Braves pitcher Williams Perez struck out seven Monday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He now has 16 strikeouts in two starts this season. Perez allowed one run on seven hits and one walk over six innings. Monitor his progress.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/25/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano had two RBI Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had two hits in four at-bats, but is still just hitting .253 with 13 RBI overall. If there was ever a time to buy low on Cano, it is now.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/25/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had two hits, including a home run on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in four at-bats, and now is hitting .234 with 13 homers and 42 RBI so far this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/25/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a homer on Monday night.
Insight: Alvarez scored two runs and the homer was his ninth of the year. He is hitting .241 with 21 RBI overall.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/25/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: Donaldson finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. He is batting .300 with 10 homers and 29 RBI this season.
Hector Noesi, SP, CWS5/25/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Hector Noesi allowed five runs during Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Noesi went seven innings and gave up sive hits and three walks. He struck out four and is now 0-4 with a 5.84 ERA. Needless to say, Noesi can be left on the wire.
Drew Hutchison, SP, TOR5/25/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pitched a four-hit shutout Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Hutchison needed just 96 pitches and is now 4-1 with a 5.12 ERA overall.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TAM5/25/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Jake Odorizzi struck out seven Monday against the Mariners.
Insight: Ordorizzi allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over seven innings. He owns a 2.31 ERA this season.
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA5/25/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Mariners left-hander Roenis Elias allowed just one run Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Elias went six innings and gave up six hits and three walks, while striking out six. He has a solid 2.56 ERA overall.
David Phelps, SP, MIA5/25/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter David Phelps allowed four runs Monday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Phelps gave up eight hits and two walks over six innings of work. He struck out four and now has a 3.56 ERA.
Charlie Morton, SP, PIT5/25/2015 9:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton pitched very well in his season debut.
Insight: Morton went seven innings and allowed two runs on eight hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. Monitor his progress.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/25/2015 7:54:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo hit a two-run shot on Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats, and it tied the game in eighth, before Arizona fell in extras. Trumbo is hitting .264 with seven homers and 21 RBI this season.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL5/25/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was the hero Monday against Arizona.
Insight: Peralta hit a walk-off homer in the 10th to lift St. Louis 3-2. It was his second hit in four at-bats, and Peralta is now hitting .304 with seven homers and 23 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/25/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run and walked twice on Monday afternoon.
Insight: Santana finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. He is now hitting .224 with five home runs and 24 RBI so far this season.
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX5/25/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton scored a run in his season debut.
Insight: Hamilton did not record a hit, but he did walk in three official at-bats. He batted fifth in the lineup, behind Adrian Beltre during his first game. Montior Hamilton's progress.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had another big game on Monday.
Insight: Fielder went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and three runs. He clearly still has it, and is now batting .298 with nine homers and 35 RBI overall.
Norichika Aoki, RF, SFGHot5/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4 on Monday afternoon.
Insight: Aoki has been great as of late. He hit a homer, stole a base, has two RBI, and scored two runs in the game. Aoki is now hitting .312 with two homers and 15 RBI this season.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL5/25/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis had a big game on Monday.
Insight: He went 3-for-3 with two home runs, three runs, and a walk. Davis is hitting .245 with five homers and 16 RBI overall.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/25/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked a homer on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He finished 2-for-5 with the homer being a three-ruin shot. Plouffe is not hitting .270 with seven homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN5/25/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Ricky Nolasco was great Monday against the Red Sox.
Insight: He went 7 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, while striking out five. Nolasco is now 5-1, but does have a 5.12 ERA.
Carlos Martinez, SP, STL5/25/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez did not allow a run over seven innings Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Unfortunately the blew the lead, but Martinez allowed just five hits and two walks, while striking out eight. He owns a solid 3.54 ERA overall.
Wily Peralta, SP, MIL5/25/2015 7:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers starter Wily Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The move was retroactive to Mat 23, but Peralta will miss four-to-six weeks with a strained oblique.
Jesse Hahn, RP, OAK5/25/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Oakland starter Jesse Hahn pitched a complete game shutout Monday versus Detroit.
Insight: Heallowed just four hits and one walk in the game. hahn struck out five and is now 2-4 with a 3.69 ERA.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/25/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a homer during Monday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He accounted for Chicago's lone run, and it was his sixth of the year. Bryant is hitting .282 with 30 RBI overall.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/25/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) hopes to play the outfield within a week.
Insight: He is out for Monday's game due to the game being played in Washington. The good news here is that a DL stint appears unlikely.
Tsuyoshi Wada, RP, CHC5/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada pitched very well Monday against the Nationals.
Insight: Owners need to keep an eye on Wada. He went 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run on four hits and two walks. Wada struck out six and has a 2.70 ERA.
Tanner Roark, SP, WAS5/25/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark made his first start of the season, and pitched very well Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: He allowed just one run on three hits and one walk. Roark struck out three and now has a 2.49 ERA. Monitor his progress.
Joe Kelly, SP, BOS5/25/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly had an ugly outing Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Kelly lasted just 1 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits and one walked. He did not strike out a batter and now owns a 6.24 ERA this season.
Kyle Lohse, SP, MIL5/25/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse gave up five runs Monday against the Giants.
Insight: He did strike out seven over 5 1/3 innings, but still has a 5.80 ERA overall this season.
Tim Lincecum, SP, SFG5/25/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Tim Lincecum allowed four runs Monday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Lincecum lasted five innings and gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out four. He still has a solid 2.56 ERA.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL5/25/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a three-run homer Monday against the Reds.
Insight: He finished 3-for-4 with the big blast. Arenado is now hitting .287 with nine homers and 28 RBI. He needs to be active everywhere.
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM5/25/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Bartolo Colon picked up his seventh win of the season.
Insight: Colon defeated the Phillies by allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings of work. He struck out six and is now 7-3 with a 4.82 ERA.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM5/25/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda blasted a home run during Wednesday's victory against the Phillies.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, but it was a towering three-run shot. Duda is hitting .294 with six homers and 20 RBI so far this season.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/25/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley recorded two RBI during Monday's loss to the Mets.
Insight: Utley finished the game 2-for-3, and has really picked it up after an abysmal start. He is batting just .183, but does have 21 RBI.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY5/25/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday afternoon.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot, and he also added another RBI during Monday's route. Headly is batting .255 with six homers and 21 RBI overall.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, NYY5/25/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched very well Monday versus Kansas City.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed just one run on eight hits and one walk. He struck out four and is now 4-1 with a 4.27 ERA.
Jeremy Guthrie, SP, KAN5/25/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie had a pretty scary outing Monday against the Yankees.
Insight: Guthrie allowed 11 runs in nine hits and three walks. All 11 runs were earned and he struck out one over just one inning of work. Guthrie now owns a 6.70 ERA.
Steve Pearce, RF, BAL5/25/2015 4:13:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce hit the big blow Monday versus Houston.
Insight: Peace smashed a homer in the seventh to give Baltimore a 4-3 lead, which ended up being the final score. It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Pearce is hitting just .192 with five homers and 17 RBI.
Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU5/25/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel took his first loss of the season Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Keuchel allowed four runs on six hits and one walk over 7 2/3 innings of work. He struck out two and is now 6-1 with a 1.99 ERA.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/25/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday's game with back tightness.
Insight: Everth Cabrera will take over, but he's a one-trick pony - steals. Hardy should be thought of as day-to-day.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/25/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been activated on Monday as expected and is back in the lineup, leading off.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately, considering how weak the position is this season.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/25/2015 3:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: Bautista (.215, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 29 runs scored) had a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder on Sunday but is likely to return in a couple of days.
Jung-Ho Kang, IF, PITHot5/25/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jung-Ho Kang is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears that the Pirates have finally realized that Kang is a better option than Jordy Mercer, but he still needs a day off every now and then. Kang is batting .304 with an .804 OPS, Mercer is hitting .177 with a .454 OPS.
James Loney, 1B, TAM5/25/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken finger.
Insight: Loney has never been a great fantasy option because of his lack of power, but he was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games. The Rays likely will use a combination of players to replace Loney.

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