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Royals released Cory Wade from Triple- A Omaha.

Wade was servicing as bullpen depth at the Triple-A level in the event of a quick fix to the Major League roster. He will now be free to sign with another franchise, but it is highly unlikely we will see him at the big league level in 2014.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:42 AMSource

Evan Gattis is not in the Braves starting lineup on Wednesday.

Playing a day game following a night game, the Braves have elected to sit their slugging catcher in favor of Gerald Laird on Wednesday. Gattis has proved to his doubters that last year's breakout was not a fluke, blasting five homers thus far in April. Expect him back in the middle of the Braves order when they open up a series with the Reds on Friday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:38 AMSource

B.J. Upton is not in the Braves starting lineup on Wednesday.

Wednesday's off day will be Upton's second of the year, despite barely staying over the Mendoza Line through his first 78 at-bats (.205 average). The Braves continue to be patient with the struggling outfielder, but if his production doesn't improve more days off should be expected in the near future.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:35 AMSource

Justin Upton is not in the Braves starting lineup on Wednesday.

After starting in each of the Braves first 20 games in April, Upton will receive his first day off of the season and be replaced by Ryan Doumit in the starting lineup. Upton to what we saw a season ago, Upton is off to another hot start with a .303 average, five homers and 12 RBI through his first 76 at-bats. Hopefully for his fantasy owners his production will have more staying power than in 2013.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:34 AMSource

Athletics manager Bob Melvin is planning to give center fielder Coco Crisp a day off on Wednesday. 

Crisp has been battling through a laundry list of injuries in the early going, so it should come at no surprise that the Athletics will give him the day off following a night game. Although Crisp can be a headache to his fantasy owners, when he is in the starting lineup he does nothing but produce. Through 41 at-bats, Crisp is now sitting on a .317 average with two homers and seven RBI while remaining a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base opportunities in the early going.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:20 AMSource

Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday night became the second pitcher in Coors Field history to throw a complete game and hold the opponent to two or fewer runs in a losing decision.

Despite taking the loss in his second consecutive start, Bumgarner has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his first five starts of the season. He is currently sporting a 2-2 record with a 3.14 ERA and 1.64 WHIP, which are areas bound for improvement as the season progresses. Look for Bumgarner to snap out of his current losing streak when he faces off against the Padres next Monday, a team that he has had much success against over the course of his career.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:15 AMSource

Marlins recalled RHP Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans.

After surrendering seven earned runs through 4.2 innings of relief in the month of April, the Marlins decided it was time to send Arquimedes Caminero back to Triple-A and replace him with Capps on the 25-man roster. In 53 appearances out of the Mariners bullpen in 2013, Capps was 3-3 with a 5.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP, none of which is too inspiring.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:07 AMSource

Chris Sale is relieved and confident that there’s no damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, and confident that he’ll miss only two starts and be pitching again in two weeks.

The injury sustained by Sale is considered a flexor strain after an MRI revealed no structural damage on Tuesday. Although the White Sox have not officially stated if Sale will miss the minimal amount of time, the injury is not considered to be serious. Fantasy owners can be confident that they will get their staff ace back in the mix sooner than later.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 09:02 AMSource

Christian Yelich extended his hit streak to 16 games after going 1-for-4 with a base hit in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Braves.

As much as I yell "Yelich" it still seems to fall on deaf ears despite the fact the kid just seems to do everything right. Besides his 16 game hit streak he is a perfect 14-for-14 in stolen base attempts for his career. If you are not doing what you can to acquire this former top prospect than you are just slippin in your GM duties.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:35 AMSource

Trevor Rosenthal picks up his sixth save of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Mets.

Rosenthal is a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities this season despite owning a 6.10 ERA.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 03:32 AMSource

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Name Team Value Draft
Yu Darvish Tex $ 12800
Matt Harvey NYM $ 11600
Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

Name Team Value Trend
Cliff Lee Phi $ 21041
Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
Stephen Strasburg Was $ 19653
Anibal Sanchez Det $ 19580

Name Team Value Trend

Name Team Value Draft
Drew Brees Saints $ 19700
Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

Name Team Value Draft
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 30400.0
Jose Fernandez Mia $ 29600.0
Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
Daisuke Matsuzaka Cle $ 29200.00
Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0