Fantasy Player Updates & News

Update: Nick Young has returned to the game.

Swaggy P is back on the court looking to improve on a 5-for-15 shooting performance.ANALYST: Mike Norrad

Update: The Dodgers/Braves multi-player deal is reportedly complete, pending approval from the commissioner's office.

Uribe hasn't started a game for the Dodgers in about a week, and he figures to see more playing time in Atlanta. Uribe is more useful with his glove than his bat, but he could have value in NL-only leagues if Atlanta plays him regularly.  Analysis: Brett Talley

After Tuesday night's game, Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny said his level of concern about Matt Adams's injury is "high" and that there will likely be a roster move.

This pretty much confirms that Mark Reynolds is about to see a bump in playing time. Reynolds is worth a look in OBP leagues and deeper standard leagues if you need power. Analysis: Brett Talley

Paul Millsap could reportedly require shoulder surgery this offseason.

With the Hawks being swept out the Conference Finals by Cleveland on Tuesday, this news broke rather quickly. Whether Millsap would be ready to go for the start of next season is unclear from this report. Analysis: Brett Talley

Wilmer Flores went 1-for-4 with a couple of RBI in Tuesday’s 5-4 victory versus the Phillies.

Flores waited until the 10th inning to extend his hitting streak to six games, as the young shortstop delivered a walk-off single that plated Juan Lagares and gave the Mets a dramatic win. During his current run at the plate, Flores has gone 7-for-22 with a homer and six RBI. Analysis: Nate Miller

Jake Elmore went 2-for-5 with four RBI against Seattle on Tuesday.

Elmore was recalled from Triple-A on Monday and made his first start since his return on Tuesday. Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day so Elmore could get a start or more two in the near future, but Tim Beckham and Nick Franklin are also in play at the middle infield spots for Tampa, so Elmore’s value is limited for now.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI against Seattle on Tuesday.

Longoria is pretty much on pace to do what he did last year, although his batting average has been better so far this year. But his BABIP is a little elevated, so something in the .260 range going forward might be more reasonable than the .280 mark he has posted so far. He’s not the stud he used to be, but we already knew that, and you didn’t have to pay a stud price to get him. Analysis: Brett Talley

Joey Butler went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs against Seattle on Tuesday.

Butler is hitting .333 with two home runs in 61 plate appearances so far this year, but he has a .436 BABIP and 16 strikeouts compared to just two walks. He’s an option in DFS contests when facing a left-handed starter, and he’s worth a look in deeper leagues where anyone getting work is valuable. But his hot start is a bit of a mirage. Analysis: Brett Talley

Joe Beimel recorded his first save of the season against Tampa Bay on Tuesday with a 1-2-3 10th inning along with two strikeouts.

After Fernando Rodney blew a three-run lead in the ninth, Beimel got the call in the 10th to nail down a one-run lead. It’s a little odd that Carson Smith didn’t get the save opportunity, but he had pitched three of the last four days including yesterday, so it’s possible Smith wasn’t available. Rodney is definitely on the hot seat, and Smith is probably the guy to add if you’re looking for saves. But Beimel might be worth a speculative add in deeper leagues just in case there’s something going on here. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jacob deGrom turned in 7 1/3 solid innings during Tuesday’s 5-4 win over the Phillies, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks while racking up nine strikeouts.

Coming off of arguably the best performance of his young career this past Thursday versus the Cardinals, deGrom was excellent through the first six frames of Tuesdays outing before being charged for a couple of runs in the seventh inning. Even though the Mets bullpen eventually squandered what could have been the young rightys sixth win of the season, deGrom put together another impressive stat line. Including this effort, the 2014 N.L. Rookie of the Year has been brilliant over his past three starts, allowing just three runs on 12 hits and one walk while registering 26 punchouts across 20 1/3 innings. He will head back to the mound Monday night in San Diego. Analysis: Nate Miller

Fernando Rodney blew his second save of the season against Tampa Bay on Tuesday allowing four base runners and three runs in an inning of work.

Despite this being only his second blown save, Rodney has really struggled this year. He has now allowed at least one run in six of his last nine appearances. Carson Smith is an absolute must add if you’re looking for saves as Danny Farquhar has been sent to Triple-A. Analysis: Brett Talley

Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBI against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Seager now has nine home runs on the year and has homered in three of his last four games. That little power surge now has him back on pace to hit 25 home runs again this year, if not more. Seager has also reduced his strikeout rate this year, so he could hit .280 or so if his BABIP normalizes just a bit and the strikeout improvements hold. He’s pretty much giving you what he did last year with the potential for more. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jerome Williams tossed six innings in Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to the Mets, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four.

Outside of a three-run third inning, Williams gave the Phillies a nice effort Tuesday evening. Following a fairly solid April, the veteran righty has been mostly mediocre in May even with this decent outing. Through six starts this month, he has posted a 6.53, 1.65 WHIP and 1.55 K/BB ratio across 30 1/3 innings. Williams is slated to be back on the bump Sunday afternoon versus the Rockies. Analysis: Nate Miller

J.A. Happ allowed three runs and seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts in six innings against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Happ continues to be a solid if unspectacular option. His strikeout rate is right around average, and his walk rate is safely better than average. That’s led to an xFIP slightly under 4.00, and his 3.71 ERA is relatively in line with that. The average strikeout rate prevents him from being a shallow mixed league option, but he’s relevant in leagues deeper than that. He’ll go again Sunday against Cleveland. Analysis: Brett Talley

Alex Colome allowed two runs and five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings against Seattle on Tuesday.

Despite a 4.55 ERA so far, Colome has been pretty decent this year. He has 22 strikeouts compared to just five walks and has a 3.67 xFIP. His problem has been keeping the ball in the park, and it’s as yet unclear whether he’s had some bad luck or if that will be an ongoing issue for him. He’s worth picking up in deeper leagues. He’ll go again Monday in Los Angeles against the Angels. Analysis: Brett Talley

Neil Walker went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Marlins.

Walker has three hits in his last two games after being stuck in a 0-for-14 slump. He has struggled early on in 2015, especially in the power department. Walker has struck out at least once in each of his last nine games, a streak that shouldn’t be rewarded. He should get it going soon, so owners should continue to stick with the switch-hitting second baseman. Analysis: Colby Conway

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