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Sun Sep 1912:23Joey Votto Won't Start SundayJoey Votto1BRedsTexas BigSticks
Cincinnatti Reds first baseman Joey Votto is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tyler Stephenson will step in at first base, batting cleanup against left-handed starter Clayton Kershaw. While Votto has put together a resurgent campaign with a .914 OPS, he's slashed a slightly more pedestrian .217/.373/.435 over his last 30 games and 92 at-bats. He has not homered since September 10. The on-base skills will always be there for Votto, but fantasy managers have come to expect more with batting average and home runs.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1912:19Max Muncy On The Bench Against Reds SundayMax Muncy1BAthleticsFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will be on the bench for Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. Albert Pujols will step in at first base. Muncy has put together an MVP-type campaign this season, but he's slowed over the last month, slashing .187/.261/.495 over his last 30 games. He does have nine homers in that span, but he also notably has 35 strikeouts in 107 at-bats, including six in his last seven at-bats over the last two games. Fantasy managers have relied on Muncy all year, so hopefully this rest will get him back on track.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1912:12Gary Sanchez Rests SundayGary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will get a rest for Sunday's matinee against Cleveland. Backup backstop Kyle Higashioka will take his place in the starting lineup, batting ninth. Sanchez has struggled of late, slashing .186/.259/.333 with four homers over his last 30 games and 102 at-bats. He has just four hits in his last nine games, so fantasy managers should not bemoan his absence too much.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1912:09Joey Gallo Remains On Bench SundayJoey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
New York Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo (neck) will not start Sunday's game against Cleveland. Gallo was removed from Saturday's game in the fifth inning with neck tightness, and Tyler Wade took his spot in the outfield. The Yankees will deploy an outfield of Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, and Giancarlo Stanton across the grass with Luke Voit at designated hitter. Gallo has been on fire with six homers in his last seven games, so his absence is a big blow to fantasy managers, especially those who have playoff matchups coming down to the wire. His return is expected early in the week.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1912:03Kyle Seager Gets A Breather SundayKyle Seager3BMarinersRotoValue
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will take a seat on the bench for Sunday's matchup against the Kansas City Royals. Dylan Moore will get the start at the hot corner in his stead, and Abraham Toro moves up to the third spot in the lineup. Seager has hit nine homers over his last 30 games, but he's struggled to a .120/.241/.160 slash line with no homers over his last seven games. Fantasy managers will hope the day off does him good and gets him back to his slugging ways.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1911:07Enrique Hernandez Scores Two Runs SaturdayKiké Hernández1B/OFMarlinsFree Agent
Boston Red Sox utility man Enrique Hernandez has struggled since returning from a COVID diagnosis, slashing .146/.178/.220 with no homers in 10 September games. He started to turn it around against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Hernandez is firmly entrenched atop the lineup, giving him plenty of fantasy value if he can resume his summer form. His season OPS has slumped to .776, but with favorable matchups in the coming scoring period, he's a solid fantasy play.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1911:00Xander Bogaerts Homers, Drives In Four SaturdayXander Bogaerts3B/SSRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts drove in four runs Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. It's Bogaerts' 22nd long ball of the season. Since being activated off the COVID list, Bogaerts is slashing .367/.441/.667 in 34 plate appearances across eight games. He's peaking at the right time to help advance fantasy managers through the playoffs.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1910:49Andrew Chafin Hangs On For Save Versus AngelsAndrew ChafinRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Andrew Chafin tossed a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday to earn his fifth save of the season. Chafin didn't make things easy as he allowed a leadoff single to Shohei Ohtani and wound up loading the bases before inducing a game-ending lineout. Despite the stress in the ninth, Chafin nailed down the save as the A's bullpen seems to have fallen into a full-blown committee in the ninth inning. Sergio Romo earned the save on Friday and Lou Trivino is also in the mix late in games. Chafin has the best numbers of any A's reliever and seems to be the top option for manager Bob Melvin, making him the de facto choice to roster in fantasy for those chasing saves.
Source: ESPN.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1908:40Michael A. Taylor Goes Yard In Saturday's WinMichael A. TaylorRFNationalsFree Agent
Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael A. Taylor had a strong game in the team's 8-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. He went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI. The home run was his 12th of the year and his first since August 29. Taylor is slashing .246/.300/.361 over 133 games on the year with 12 stolen bases to go along with his 12 home runs. The 30-year-old has been buried in the Royals' lineup most of the year and just hasn't had the consistency needed to warrant fantasy intrigue.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1908:32Adalberto Mondesi Tallies Two Hits, Swipes A BagAdalberto MondesiSSRoyalsFree Agent
Kansas City Royals shortstop/third baseman Adalberto Mondesi helped the team defeat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 on Saturday. He went 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored. It was his second consecutive two-hit game. Mondesi had appeared in just 10 games this year before returning from the injured list at the start of September. He's provided solid fantasy value for any fantasy manager who waited on him or wisely swiped him off waivers. He's stolen nine bases over 13 games this month while also adding two home runs, seven RBI and eight runs.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1908:08Jeimer Candelario Hits Three-Run Homer On SaturdayJeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario had the biggest hit in the game in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk. He has now homered in two of his last three games and he has six home runs so far in September. The 27-year-old has done some good contact hitting this year with a .273 average over 139 games. However, he only had 10 home runs on the year before the calendar turned to September. He could be a much more valuable fantasy asset if he provided more consistent power to go along with his solid batting average. He's worth a look for fantasy managers in need of a reliable hitter down the stretch.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1906:37Michael Brantley Set To Begin Baseball ActivitiesMichael BrantleyCF/LFIndiansLas Vegas Giants
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (knee) will begin baseball activities Sunday. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee discomfort last Wednesday. The 34-year-old missed over a week with a sore knee but wasn't put on the injured list until Wednesday. He is eligible to return next week, but the Astros will monitor the outfielder to see how his knee responds during baseball activities. Brantley is considered day-to-day. He slashed .315/.367/.441 over 116 games before the injury. Chas McCormick will continue to handle center field duties while Brantley is sidelined. McCormick can be used as a streamer in deep-leagues after hitting .235 (4-for-17) with a home run, five RBI, and six strikeouts over his last seven contests.
Source: Ben DuBoseRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1906:13Lorenzo Cain Exits Saturday’s Game With Hip DiscomfortLorenzo CainCF/RFRoyalsFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (hip) exited Saturday's 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs with right discomfort. The 35-year-old sustained the injury after he collided with the outfield wall while making a catch. He remained in the game but was eventually replaced by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the top of the fifth inning. Cain went 0-for-1 with a walk before exiting. The severity of his hip injury is unknown at this time and he's considered day-to-day. Bradley Jr. would see an uptick in playing time if Cain were to miss any games.
Source: MLBRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1905:53Carlos Carrasco Exits Saturday’s Start With Thumb InjuryCarlos CarrascoRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco (thumb) was removed from Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies early with a thumb issue. He hurt his thumb after fouling off a pitch during his second at-bat. The Mets right-hander was removed after 82 pitches. Carrasco allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings before exiting. He was tagged with his third loss of the season. Carrasco was hurt by the long ball and surrendered solo shots to Phillies infielder Jean Segura. The severity of the 34-year-old's thumb issue is unknown at this time, and Carrasco is considered day-to-day. Stay tuned.
Source: Deesha ThosarRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 1901:29Patrick Corbin Returns To Losing Ways SaturdayPatrick CorbinSPDiamondbacksTexas BigSticks
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks with five strikeouts in four innings against the Colorado Rockies Saturday. This resulted in his 15th loss of the year. Corbin had had success working with catcher Alex Avila over his previous two outings, each of which resulted in a quality start, but hopefully no fantasy managers bought in for this one. Corbin's 6.11 ERA tells the whole story of his dreadful season.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1823:29Trevor Story Goes Deep In Saturday's WinTrevor StorySSRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Story swatted his 23rd home run of the season off Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning. It was a three-run shot and his only hit of the ball game. The 28-year-old shortstop is now slashing .247/.324/.479 with 23 home runs, 72 RBI, and 18 stolen bases over 482 at-bats on the year. Those are decent overall numbers but they're underwhelming considering where Story was selected in fantasy drafts.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1822:10Marcus Semien Clubs 40th HomerMarcus Semien2B/3B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien launched his 40th homer of the season on Saturday, helping his club defeat the Twins 6-2. His solo shot off Bailey Ober in the fourth got the scoring started for his club in what became a four-run frame, although it was his only hit of the contest as he went 1-for-5. The 31-year-old is having one of the best offensive seasons across the majors this season with 95 RBI, 106 runs, 15 SB, and a .268/.338/.539 slash line through 148 games played. With two weeks left in the season, Semien will look to keep padding his stats in an already incredible career year.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1822:10Teoscar Hernandez Goes Yard In WinTeoscar HernándezOFAstrosFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez smacked a three-run homer to propel his club past the Twins 6-2 in Saturday's afternoon contest. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Jays ahead 4-2 at the time, and they never looked back as he finished the day going 1-for-4. The three-RBI game now gives him 58 so far in the second half to push himself into the team-lead as well as third in the majors with 106. Hernandez pairs his superb RBI total with 28 HR, 84 runs, 11 SB, and a .304 BA to prove any doubters that his 2020 breakout half-campaign was no fluke.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1821:50Adam Wainwright Works Around Traffic In Another Quality StartAdam WainwrightSPCardinalsJetBlack
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright worked around some base runners to end up with another quality start. Pitching on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, Wainwright pitched six innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits. He did not issue a walk and struck out two. While it wasn't "Waino" at his best, he showed how excellent he is as a pitcher, taking a day where he didn't have his best stuff and holding a powerful Padres lineup to just two runs. The 40-year-old has a 2.89 ERA this season.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1821:23Sonny Gray Takes Eighth Loss On SaturdaySonny GraySPAthleticsFree Agent
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Sonny Gray allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings of work in a 5-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Gray struck out five and walked two in the outing. The Cincinnati offense has gone cold of late, which has left a smaller margin for error for the Reds starting pitchers, as evidenced by Gray taking his eighth loss despite a quality start. Gray now has a 7-8 record, 3.84 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 146 strikeouts over 126 2/3 innings of work. He will face off against the Washington Nationals next time out.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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