FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Jeff Samardzija has been named the opening day starter.

As it should be. Samardzija has K-per-inning stuff and can dominate any lineup in baseball. He's a strong option as a 3/4 starting pitcher in mixed leagues. Now we are left to wait to see if he's able to work out an extension with the Cubs or if they will ship him out of town. ANALYST: Ray Flowers