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Jay Bruce is not in the Reds starting lineup on Wednesday.

The Reds will give Bruce the day off with lefty Francisco Liriano on the mound for the Pirates. The Reds slugger is 0-for-11 lifetime against Liriano with six strikeouts and will be replaced in right field by Chris Heisey this afternoon.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 09:19 AMSource

Chase Headley turned down a three-year extension in the $33 million to $39 million range from the Padres. 

The Padres continue to try and lock up their key players before they hit free agency, but Headley is not cooperating with the team at this current time. If the Padres are unable to sign him prior to the trade deadline there is a chance the team will try and move their starting third baseman if they are out of contention.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:49 AMSource

Kole Calhoun will be placed on the disabled list after twisting his right ankle in a loss to the A's on Tuesday.

Calhoun rolled his ankle trying to beat out a throw to first base in the 11th inning, spoiling his three-hit night. There has been no word on the severity of the injury, but this is terrible news for both the Angels and fantasy owners considering he has recorded multiple hits in three straight games.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:45 AMSource

Dustin Pedroia (wrist) entered Tuesday night's game in the ninth inning as a pinch-runner.

Despite not being present in the starting lineup, the fact that Pedroia was able to be used as a pinch-runner is an encouraging sign for his fantasy owners. He is expected to be back manning second base on Wednesday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:43 AMSource

Brad Hand's spot in the rotation could be at risk following an abysmal 3.1 inning performance Monday.

Hand has lasted a total of 6.1 innings over his last two starts and will be the first to lose his spot in the rotation once the Marlins are ready to start making changes. He has no business being owned, even in the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:41 AMSource

Nick Franklin is expected to be called up Wednesday by the Mariners.

Franklin will be used as a backup infield option while taking the place of Logan Morrison on the active roster, but holds little to no fantasy value at this time. If there was to be an injury to either Robinson Cano or Kyle Seager, Franklin could see steady at-bats, but until then he should remain on the waiver wire.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:39 AMSource

Logan Morrison is expected to be placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

The Mariners are expected to recall Nick Franklin to take his place on the active roster and will serve as a backup infielder. Morrison experienced hamstring tightness in Monday's game against the Rangers, but is not expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days. At this point, he holds little to no fantasy value regardless of his health.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:38 AMSource

Jake Arrieta could be close to joining the Cubs’ rotation. Arrieta was scheduled to make his third rehab start on Tuesday but rain cancelled the Smokies game and Arrieta’s start was pushed to Wednesday. 

The Cubs will reevaluate Arrieta after Wednesday's outing, but barring any setbacks he should return to the Cubs rotation at early as next week. Considering the struggles of Carlos Villenueva, he will likely be the odd man out once Arrieta is activated.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 08:35 AMSource

Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI and a walk against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Belt's hot start to the season continued on Tuesday night registering his third multi-hit performance in his last seven games. He is now sitting on a .298 average with five home runs and 10 RBI as he continues to be a force to be reckon with in the heart of the Giants lineup. His RBI totals are going to be limited hitting in the two-hole on most days, but he is on his way to setting career-highs in all areas nonetheless.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 07:42 AMSource

Tim Lincecum allowed one run on five hits with no walks and five strikeouts against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Tuesday's performance was by far Lincecum's best outing of the season, after allowing 11 earned-runs in his previous two starts combined. A high pitch count forced him out of the game after only five innings, but this was an encouraging outing from the former Cy Young winner nonetheless. Lincecum will be in search of his first win of the season when he takes on the Padres on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Apr, 07:39 AMSource

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Matt Harvey NYM $ 11600
Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

Name Team Value Trend
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Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
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Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

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Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
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Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0