Each and every day, Iâ€™ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writersâ€™ reports to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. Make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league.
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Before we get to todayâ€™s games, letâ€™s take a spin through last nightâ€™s box scores to identify the Studs and Duds from Sunday, May 27th.
5 Good Nights
- Carlos Gonzalez:Â 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- J.P. Arencibia:Â 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- Melky Cabrera:Â 4-4, 3 R, HR, RBI, 2 steals
- R.A. Dickey:Â 7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 K’s, W
- Hiroki Kuroda: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 K’s, W
Honorable Mention: Mike Trout,Â Jerry Hairston Jr., Gordon Beckham, Quinton Berry, Colby Rasmus, Coco Crips, Tony Gwynn, Dee Gordon, Paul Konerko, Ian Kinsler, Pedro Alvarez, Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran, Brandon Phillips, Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, Kendrys Morales, Mike Napoli, Juan Pierre, Jesus Flores, Garrett Jones, Alexei Ramirez, Chris Capuano, Erik Bedard, Gio Gonzalez, Jeremy Hellickson, Clay Buchholz, Matt Cain, Tommy Milone, J.A. Happ, Adam Wainwright, C.J. Wilson, P.J. Walters, Randy Wolf, Edinson Volquez, Brandon Beachy
5 Bad Nights
- Kyle Drabek:Â 3.0Â IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 3 BB’s, 1 K
- Roy Halladay:Â 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER
- Rafael Dolis: 0.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB’s
- Justin Morneau: 0-5
- Shin-Soo Choo:Â 0-5
Dishonorable Mention:Â Andre Ethier, Ian Desmond, Johnny Giavotella, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Zimmerman, Nick Markakis, Matt Capps, Alfredo Aceves, Ubaldo Jimenez, Alexei Ogando, Gavin Floyd, Matt Garza, Mat Latos, Yu Darvish
Daily Grab Bag
Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.
- It looks like we’ve got ourselves a closer-by-committee going on in Los Angeles, as Scott Downs grabbed the save yesterday (with Ernesto Frieri working the eighth). The two relievers were used in the exact opposite roles on Saturday, so my proclamation of Frieri as the new Angels’ closer looks to have been a bit premature. As frustrating as these situations are, both pitchers have been putting up good numbers as of late and are both worth owning.
- Roy Halladay will visit a doctor tomorrow to have his sore right shoulder looked at. Halladay hasn’t resembled the pitcher that fantasy owners expected they were drafting when they spent top 15 picks on him this year, so this could be the explanation for his struggles. Shoulder injuries are always tricky with pitchers, so Halladay owners will have to keep their fingers crossed on this one.
- There is a “50-50″ chance that Manny Ramirez will see his first action of the season this week, according to A’s manager Bob Melvin. Manny won’t confuse anyone for the monster he once was, but he could be worth a look for those in deeper leagues.
- Freddie Freeman sat out his third-straight game with the same vision problems that plagued him last year. It seems weird to be writing about his tear ducts being a problem, but it looks like that’s what we’re dealing with. Let’s hope Freeman and his doctors figure this out before it turns into a more long-term issue for the Braves’ slugger.
- Trout/HarperÂ Watch:Â With two of baseballâ€™s best prospects being called-up recently, Iâ€™m going to dedicate this space to keeping tabs on the youngsters for the near future. Hereâ€™s to hoping that you were able to grab one (or both)!
Bryce Harper: Harper went 2-4 with a run, a home run, and an RBI yesterday. (.287, 20 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 Steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 1-3 with two steals yesterday. (.302, 18 Runs, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 Steals on the season).
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of the great content on FantasyPros911.com, starting with some of our most recent updates:
- Patrick DiCaprio previews today’s starting pitchers in the latest edition ofÂ Pitch or Ditch.
- Chuck Anderson take a look at this week’s player to add and drop in Added and Dropped: Knuckleballers and Old Farts.
- Chuck Anderson also takes a look at the Mets’ first base position in this week’s edition of Position Battles.
- Lenny Melnick take a look at Billy Butler, Anthony Rizzo, and whole lot more on today’s edition of his award-winning podcast.
- It’s only May, but it’s never too early for fantasy football! Take a look at FantasyPros911′s pre-season rankings, including Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, and Strength of Schedule.