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Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/26/2015 8:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had three hits and two RBI sunday versus Arizona.
Insight: Walker is off to a nice start this season. He has a .300/.333/.457 line with one homer and nine RBI overall.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU4/26/2015 8:02:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis came up big Sunday against the Athletics.
Insight: With Houston down 6-5 in the ninth with two outs, Gattis roped an RBI double which ended up being the game-winning hit. He finished with two hits and four RBI in five at-bats.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA4/26/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria had three RBI versus Washington.
Insight: Hechavarria has gotten off to a strong start, and now is hitting .333 with 16 RBI overall.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS4/26/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez was lit up Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: He did strike out eight but allowed six runs on 10 hits and one walk over five innings of work. Gonzalez is now 1-2 with a 5.01 ERA.
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN4/26/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Kyle Gibson gave up two runs Sunday versus Seattle.
Insight: He allowed those two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three ober seven innings. Gibson now has a 4.84 ERA.
Derek Norris, C, SDP4/26/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Derek Norris smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: He took Scott Baker out in the seventh for a solo shot. He also had an RBI double as well. Norris is hitting .324 with 11 RBI so far this season.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT4/26/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano walked six, but did not allow a run Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Liriano went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits. Liriano struck out seven and now has a solid 2.22 ERA this season.
Scott Baker, SP, LOS4/26/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Scott Baker went seven innings Sunday versus San Diego.
Insight: He pitched well allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. He now has a 3.86 ERA this season.
Brandon Morrow, SP, SDP4/26/2015 6:22:00 PM
Description: Padres starter Brandon Morrow pitched well Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Morrow allowed just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four. He now owns a 2.67 ERA this season.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, ARI4/26/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson did not get out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. Hellickson did strike out six and now has a 5.24 ERA.
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA4/26/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Mariners left-hander Roenis Elias went 5 2/3 innings Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six. Elias now has a 3.18 ERA overall.
Drew Pomeranz, SP, OAK4/26/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz allowed three earned runs Sunday versus Houston.
Insight: Pomeranz allowed five total runs on six hits ands three walks. He struck out four over five innings of work and now owns a 4.50 ERA this season.
Nick Martinez, SP, TEX4/26/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez pitched well but took a no-decision Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Martinez tossed six innings and allowed no runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two, however Anthony Bass gave up a two-run homer to Mike Trout in the seventh. Martinez is 2-0 with a 0.35 ERA.
Asher Wojciechowski, SP, HOU4/26/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Houston pitcher Asher Wojciechowski allowed five runs versus Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Wojciechowski is not a relevant option. He pitched four innings and allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four. He now has a 7.31 ERA.
Edinson Volquez, SP, KAN4/26/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, but one only was earned Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Volquez went 5 2/3 innings alloowing five hits and two walks while striking out six. He has a solid 1.91 ERA this season.
John Danks, SP, CWS4/26/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks struck out eight Sunday against the Royal.
Insight: Danks swent six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and one walk. He now has a 5.64 ERA.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/26/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups, but is not ready to return. Chris Young will start in center and bat second.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS4/26/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval had a nice afternoon Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: He hit his first homer with the team, scored two runs, and walked three time. The home run was a three-run shot, and Sandoval is now hitting .273 with eight RBI overall.
Delmon Young, LF, BAL4/26/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles DH/OF Delmon Young is making a case to be a waiver wire pickup.
Insight: Young went 3-for-6 on Sunday with five RBI and three runs scored. He has a .368/.400/.421 line with seven RBI this season. Owners should monitor his progress.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/26/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis launched his fourth homer of the season Sunday against the Red Sox.
Insight: It was a solo shot, but Davis also had two other hits including a double and two more RBI. He is npw hitting .269 with 13 RBI overall.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE4/26/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Carlos Carrasco allowef ive runs in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
Insight: He lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed those five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out sive. Carrasco is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA.
Kyle Lobstein, SP, DET4/26/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: Lobstein allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. He is now 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/26/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 during Sunday's win against the Indians.
Insight: One of those hits was a two-run homer. Cabrera is now hitting .377 with three home runs and 13 RBI overall.
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI4/26/2015 4:29:00 PM
Description: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned a save Sunday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He did allow a homer, but managed to shut the door in the ninth to preserve a 5-4 Phillies win. Papelbon now has four saves a 1.23 ERA this season.
Trevor Cahill, SP, ATL4/26/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Trevor Cahill allowed four runs during Sunday's loss versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Cahill has gotten off to a rough start with his new team, and is now 0-3 with an ugly 8.03 ERA.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/26/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard slugged a homer during Sunday's win over the Braves.
Insight: It was his second home run in two days and his lone hit in four at-bats on Sunday. Howard now has three diners and nine RBI overall.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/26/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was 4-for-5 in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Gordon didn't score or drive in any runs. He was also caught stealing for a league-ealding sixth time. Fantasy owners must still be happy with his start, though, as he is batting .390/.407/.463 with 10 runs, 10 RBI and eight steals.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/26/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: The Nationals lineup continues to struggle without Anthony Rendon. Washington was 4-for-30 as a team on Sunday and scored just two runs. Harper was 1-for-4 with the bomb. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/26/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with an RBI-triple in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Stanton is beginning to heat up as he is 5-for-7 with three extra-base hits, five runs and three RBI in the last two games. Stanton is hitting .275 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 69 at-bats this season.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC4/26/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs on Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: Montero hit a solo bomb in the second and then singled in a run in the fourth. Montero is hitting .211 with three home runs and nine RBI this season.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/26/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit a solo home run in the, 5-2, loss to the Cubs on Sunday.
Insight: Frazier went 1-for-4 in the game. That was his fifth homer of the year. He is hitting .254/.329/.537 with 14 RBI in addition to the home runs this season.
Jake Arrieta, SP, CHC4/26/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Jake Arrieta won his third game of the season, allowing just two runs on four hits in six innings against the Reds on Sunday. Chicago won, 5-2.
Insight: Arrieta is 3-1 this season and is a better fantasy play than last year just solely based on the fact the Cubs are scoring runs. Arrieta's ERA is too shabby either at 2.03.
Chris Archer, SP, TAM4/26/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer threw seven shutout innings in the, 5-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Archer is off to a really good start even though his record is just 3-2. His other numbers are 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 37 strikeouts and six walks in 32 2/3 innings in five starts. It looks like Archer is ready to break out this season at 26 years old.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/26/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is 6-for-17 with two doubles and a home run versus Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Insight: Maybe this will get Murphy going. He is hitting just .145/.217/.242 in 62 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY4/26/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is 1-for-12 in his career against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: McCann also has five strikeouts versus Niese, so if owners have another option at catcher, it would be wise to sit McCann.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT4/26/2015 3:21:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cervelli is just getting his normal day of rest being Sunday is a day game, and the Pirates fly to Chicago afterward. Cervelli is off to a solid start both offensively and defensively as he is hitting .265/.321/.347 in 49 at-bats this season. He threw out a runner trying to steal in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday in the, 2-1, victory over the Diamondbacks.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/26/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is hitting just .143 versus Angels starting pitcher Hector Santiago.
Insight: Aybar is off to a very slow start as well, so it would be wise for fantasy owners to go with someone else on Sunday. He is hitting just .190 in 24 at-bats this year.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/26/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers have placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain according to Roto World.
Insight: Puig initially injured the hamstring two weeks ago, and Puig finally couldn't deal with it anymore. He could be ready in less than a week, but the Dogdgers are playing it safe with the 15 days. Andre Either will start in the meantime.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/26/2015 12:19:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Insight: Ramirez is just getting a normal day off. Ryan Braun is also not playing. Hector Gomez will be at third base for the "Brew Crew".
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/26/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Brewers.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest for Jay. Hopefully the day off helps because Jay is hitting just .200 in 55 at-bats this season.
Alex Avila, C, DET4/26/2015 12:13:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: The Tigers have used backup catcher James McCann quite a bit this month as a way to keep Avila fresh. Overall, Avila owners should like that, but it means he is going to miss more games than usual.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/26/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: Braun is just getting the day off. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field.
Max Scherzer, SP, WAS4/26/2015 11:47:00 AM
Description: Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer did not throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday due to a sore thumb according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Scherzer was originally supposed to throw in the bullpen on Saturday, but he pushed it back to Sunday. After missing it again, Scherzer is in danger of missing his next start. He hasn't been ruled out yet, so consider him day-to-day and check back before his scheduled start on Tuesday.
Yadier Molina, C, STL4/26/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Brewers.
Insight: Molina also didn't play on Saturday. He took a foul tip off his right knee on Friday, so the Cardinals want him to rest this early in the season. Tony Cruz will again be behind the plate.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/26/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season with a left Achills injury according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: Wainwright has not undergone an MRI yet, but the team is already preparing for the worse. Wainwright suffered the injury on his first step out of the batter's box during an at-bat in the fifth inning on Saturday. This would be a huge loss for the Cardinals and fantasy owners.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/26/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is just 6-for-34 versus White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with Gordon through the first three weeks of the season. He has sat out a lot of games and hasn't found his rhythm at the plate. Gordon is batting .239 with one home run in 46 at-bats.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/26/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is 8-for-22 against White Sox pitcher John Danks in his career.
Insight: All eight of those hits are singles, but Hosmer is off to a good start in 2015, hitting .323 with one home run and 10 RBI. Make sure he is in the lineup on Sunday.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/26/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche has six hits, including two doubles and a homer against Royals starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: LaRoche is a career .316 hitter versus Volquez, so there's a great chance for a good Sunday for LaRoche owners. That would certainly be nice as LaRoche is hitting .207/.303/.397 this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup against the Brewers and their pitcher Mike Fiers on Sunday.
Insight: That's probably because Holliday is 1-for-11 in his career against Fiers, so he is getting the day off. Make sure to replace Holliday in your lineup.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/26/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura has a favorable matchup versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn on Sunday.
Insight: Segura is 9-for-20 with two extra-base hits in his career against Lynn, so he should remain in all fantasy lineups. Segura has started 2015 very well, hitting .324 with one home run, eight runs and five RBI. Start him as long as he hits first or second in the order.
Kelly Johnson, 3B, BOSCold4/26/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Kelly Johson is 8-for-21 in his career against Phillies starter Jerome Williams.
Insight: All eight of those hits are singles, but owners are in a pinch, Johnson is servicable on Sunday. He is batting fourth in the Braves lineup against Williams.
Allen Craig, OF/1B, BOS4/26/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Allen Craig is a .400 hitter and has two home runs with seven RBI in his career versus Orioles starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Craig is starting in right field and batting seventh due to the injury to Shane Victorino. He is worth a look in deeper leagues as long as Victorino is out.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL4/26/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera is a .476 hitter against Red Sox starting pitcher Wade Miley.
Insight: Cabrera is leading off for Baltimore on Sunday. He is 10-for-21 with three extra-base hits versus Miley in his career, so he is worth a flier in daily leagues.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/26/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup versus the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners might be better off because Bautista is just 2-for-24 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer. Owners would still like Bautista to return soon. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/26/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup agaisnt the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Jennings left Saturday's game with a knee injury. It doesn't appear to be serious, but he will not start on Sunday. Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Steve Souza Jr. are the Rays outfielders on Sunday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS4/26/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is a career .389 hitter with three doubles against Marlins starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Span is 7-for-18 in 18 plate appearances versus Haren. Span is hitting .238 with three runs and one RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/26/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: It is going to be hard to sit Stanton, who was 3-for-3 with a home run versus Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, but Stanton does not have much success in his career against Gonzalez. Plan your lineup accordingly.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/26/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus the Cubs and Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bruce is a career 2-for-11 with six strikeouts against Arrieta, so manager Bryan Price has elected to give Bruce the day off. Brennan Boesch is starting in right field for the Reds.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DETHot4/26/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has a great chance to keep his recent hot streak going on Sunday against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Kinsler is 4-for-8 in his last two games and is 5-for-16 (.313) in his career versus Carrasco. Three of those five hits are doubles. Kinsler is hitting .296 with nine RBI this season, but he is still waiting for his first home run.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/26/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Insight: Cano started the season slowly but has raised his average to .304 with an 11-game hitting streak. He has six multi-hit games during that stretch. Continue to start Cano as usual.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN4/26/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was 2-for-5 with a RBI-double and two runs in the, 8-5, victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Dozier hit his double in the seventh to give the Twins some insurance runs late. Dozier hasn't been great to start 2015, so perhaps this game gets him going. He is hitting .215 with one home run and five RBI this season.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot4/26/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was 3-for-4 in the, 4-1, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Calhoun didn't score or drive in a run, but he continued his hot stretch at the plate. He has nine hits in his last five games with two home runs, five RBI and four runs during that stretch.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX4/26/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had two hits and a stolen base in the loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Andrus was the only Rangers hitter with two hits. Andrus is off to a slow start to the season, however, hitting .208 with one homer, six RBI, six runs and three steals.
Huston Street, RP, SDP4/26/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Angels closer Huston Street picked up his league-leading seventh save of season on Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Street allowed a hit, but no other bases runners versus Texas. In seven appearances, Street is 7-for-7 in save chances and hasn't give up a run. He also has a 0.57 WHIP, eight strikeouts and two walks.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs in the, 11-8, loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and then a three-run bomb in the sixth to finish the day with five RBI. He was 2-for-3 with a walk too. Upton is hitting .303/.347/.606 with five home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/26/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the Dodgers, 11-8, victory over the Padres on Saturday.
Insight: Gonzalez was 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored. That was his seventh homer of the season. He is hitting .403/.459/.851 with 18 RBI too. If owners want to sell high on Gonzalez now would be the time, but it is tempted to just ride out this hot streak. He leads the National League in home runs and RBI and is second in average.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/26/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with a home run in the extra-inning loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Insight: Tulowitski hit a solo home run in the third inning to give Colorado a, 2-1, lead, but the Rockies had to comeback to tie the game in the ninth in order to force extra innings. San Francisco, however, won, 5-4, in the 10th. Tulowitzki is hitting .303/.309/.530 with two home runs and nine RBI this season.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG4/26/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan went 4-for-6 with a run scored in the, 5-4, 10th inning victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Pagan scored on Buster Posey's double in the first but didn't produce anymore runs in the game. Still, owners love the .355/.390/.447 slashing line to start the season.
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT4/26/2015 9:08:00 AM
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon looks a bit more like himself as he picked up his fifth save of the season on Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Melancon's velocity is still down, but he has picked up three straight saves since his blown save on Tuesday. He did allow a hit and a walk in the ninth on Saturday, but a caught stealing help Melancon hold the one-run lead. The numbers still look bad, 5.79 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, but hopefully the worse is behind him.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT4/26/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Pirates starter A.J. Burnett pitched well again, but he is still searching for his first win in the 2015 regular season.
Insight: Burnett is likely pleased that his team at least won this time as they scored a run in the top of the ninth and held on, 2-1, versus the Diamondbacks, but Burnett still doesn't have a win this season despite his 1.80 ERA. He pitched seven innings and allowed one run on five hits, throwing just 88 pitches.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP, ARI4/26/2015 9:02:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa pitched very well in a no decision against the Pirates on Saturday night.
Insight: De La Rosa threw seven inning and allowed just one run on four hits. He also struck out eight and walked none. De La Rosa is 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 25 strikeouts and just five walks.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/26/2015 8:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was 2-for-4 with two doubles and both of the Pirates runs as Pittsburgh beat Arizoma, 2-1, on Saturday.
Insight: The Pittsburgh offense is really struggling to start the season, but the team has been able to win games. The Pirates fell behind, 1-0, on Saturday, but Walker scored in the fourth and ninth as Pittsburgh came back to win, 2-1. Walker scored on two-outs hits each time. He is hitting .273 with seven RBI but just one home run this season. The Pirates have won four straight and seven of the last nine.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura continued his hot start, going 3-for-4 with a run in the, 5-3, loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Segura had two singles and a double, which was his fourth of the season. He is batting .324 with one home run, five RBI and eight runs. Without Carlos Gomez in the lineup, Segura is leading off. It would be better if Jonathan Lucroy was still hitting behind him, but as long as Segura is hitting at the top of the lineup, he is fantasy relevant.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hit the game-winning home run as St. Louis held on to beat Milwaukee, 5-3, on Saturday.
Insight: Holliday hit a three-run homer in the seventh to put the Cardinals ahead, 5-0, but the Brewers responded with three runs in the eighth, so Holliday's homer proved to be the winner. It was his first homer of the season, but Holliday is hitting .358 with 10 RBI too, so he is off to a great start.
David Lough, RF, BAL4/25/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough had a pinch-hit walk off home run to lift Baltimore over Boston, 5-4, on Saturday.
Insight: Baltimore trailed, 4-3, heading into the bottom of the 10th when Adam Jones started the inning with a triple. Chris Davis hit a sacrifice fly that scored Jones to tie the game, and in the next at-bat, Lough hit the walk off. That is Lough's first homer of the season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/25/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 5-4, loss to the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Napoli hit the homer in the second inning off Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen. Napoli also had two singles. He is still just hitting .183 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL4/25/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Wei-Yen Chen allowed just two runs on four hits in eight innings but settled for a no decision versus the Red Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Chen only allowed the two runs on a two-run homer from Mike Napoli in the second inning. He also struck out five and walked one. Chen left with the lead, but the Red Sox rallied to tie the game in the ninth. Boston, however, also blew a save chance as Koji Uehara allowed two runs in the 10th, and Baltimore won, 5-4.
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL4/25/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright left Saturday's start with a left foot injury according to Roto World.
Insight: Wainwright suffered the injury on his first step out of the batter's box in the fifth inning. He needed help getting off the field. Wainwright had a shutout going into the fourth when he left. Stay tuned for updates.
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA4/25/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma had an MRI and it revealed he has a Grade 1 lat strain, so he will miss two-to-four weeks according to MLB.com.
Insight: This injury should tell owners why Iwakuma hasn't pitched well this season. He has a 6.61 ERA, so hopefully he gets better when healthy. Stash him on a disabled list spot if you can.
Jason Grilli, RP, ANA4/25/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Braves closer Jason Grilli recorded his seventh save of the season with a one, two, three ninth versus the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Grilli didn't allow a base runner and struck out one batter. He has seven appearances and is 7-for-7 in save chances with a 1.29 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 11 strikeouts and two walks.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/25/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the, 5-2, loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Insight: Howard's homer came in the fourth inning to give Philadelphia a, 2-0, lead, but Atlanta scored the final five runs of the game. Howard went 1-for-3 and is hitting .189 with two home runs and six RBI this season. Not exactly fantasy relevant.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/25/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had two hits in the loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson had an RBI-single to score Devin Travis in the first inning as Toronto took an early lead, but Tampa Bay answered in the bottom of the inning. The Blue Jays retook the lead in the seventh on Russell Martin's homer, but the Rays scored three runs in the eighth. Donaldson is hitting .352 with four home runs and 14 RBI this season.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM4/25/2015 9:11:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 4-for-4 with a RBI-double in the, 4-2, victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Insight: Longoria hit a RBI-double in the first to score Steven Souza Jr. Longoria also had three singles. He is hitting .271/.380/.441, but fantasy owners would like to see more power. Longoria has just one home run and four RBI.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/25/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury was 0-for-3 before he left in the eighth. Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Ellwbury can still play on Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYYHot4/25/2015 7:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki broke the Japanese runs scored record on Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with a run versus the Nationals.
Insight: Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eighth, which made it 1,310 runs in his major league career. Including his 658 runs in Japan, Ichiro has scored 1,968 times in professional base, which is more than any other Japanese player. At 41-year-old, though, he is hardly fantasy relevant. Suzuki is hitting .286 with one RBI and no homers in 42 at-bats.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS4/25/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg did not pitch well again on Saturday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Strasburg pitched six innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He pitched well in his last start versus the Phillies, but the outing before he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings, so Strasburg has been inconsistent to start the year. He is 1-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.
Dan Haren, SP, MIA4/25/2015 7:46:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Dan Haren picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three over five innings. Haren is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-3 with a double and home run in the, 8-0, victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Stanton came into the game with three career home runs off Stephen Strasburg, so hopefully owners listened to our advice to keep Stanton in the lineup. Stanton didn't hit the homer until the eighth, so it wasn't against Strasburg, but owners will take a single and double off the Nationals right-hander. Stanton is hitting .262 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.
George Springer, RF, HOU4/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 9-3, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Springer also had a double and scored on Jed Lowrie's single in the fifth. Perhaps this will get Springer going because he is hitting just .200 with two home runs and six RBI this season.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot4/25/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run in the, 9-3, loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: It could have been worse as Houston jumped up over Oakland, 8-0, to start the game. Reddick was the only Athletics batter who reached base twice, and he had two hits and reached four times. Redick is hitting.357 with one home run and seven RBI this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/25/2015 7:28:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in the, 9-3, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Altuve hit the three-run bomb in the second as Houston scored the first eight runs of the game. Altuve is hitting .315 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY4/25/2015 7:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia continues to be a shell of his former self.
Insight: Sabathia pitched well against the tough Detroit Tigers offense on Monday, giving fantasy owners some hope that maybe he could be a servicable option, but he allowed seven runs in five innings and struck out just two versus the Mets on Saturday. Sabathia tossed up three home runs to Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell and Kevin Plawecki. Sabathia is 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA in four starts this season.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM4/25/2015 7:10:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a triple, three runs and an RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Lagares had a two-out triple in the fourth that scored Daniel Murphy. His other three hits were singles. Lagares is hitting .296 with eight RBI but no home runs this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/25/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 8-2, loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira had the only Yankees RBI of the day with a solo home run in the seventh. The team's other run came on a Jacoby Ellsbury's double play. Teixeira started the season very slowly, but he is 5-for-8 in the last two games with three home runs.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM4/25/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey won the battle of New York against Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, pitching 8 2/3 innings and allowing just two runs on five hits in the, 8-2, victory on Saturday.
Insight: Harvey also struck out seven and walked two batters. His only real blemish was a solo home run from Mark Teixeira in the seventh. Harvey is 3-0 with a 3.04 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and three walks this season.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain according to Roto World.
Insight: Here we go again. Victorino spent much of last season on the DL and is going there just three weeks into the 2015 season. With Rusney Castillo also injured, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava will share time in right field.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/25/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Padres.
Insight: Puig aggravated his left hamstring on Friday and left the game, so he is considered day-to-day. Andre Ethier will start in right field in the meantime.
Chris Iannetta, C, ANA4/25/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Rangers.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Backup catcher Drew Butera, who is 2-for-8 this season will start.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/25/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cargo is just 3-for-18 (.167) against Giants starter Tim Hudson, so it would have been a good chance to get the oft-injured outfielder some rest.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/25/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Saturday off. Update: Morneau appears to be back in the starting lineup.
Insight: Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .250 with a home run and three RBI.

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