Updates & News
A.J. Ellis will have his left knee scoped to repair meniscus tear.
Tough news for the Dodgers as Ellis is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after surgery and that's more on the optimistic side of estimates. Drew Butera will step in as the team's primary backstop and Tim Federowicz should be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque this week. Neither backstop offers much in the fantasy world. If you have unlimited DL spots, then you can stash Ellis, but if you have only a spot or two available, it's best to drop him for the time being.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kendrys Morales went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run on Wednesday night.
Morales has been one of the better free agent finds this season in both fantasy baseball and in reality for the Royals. His numbers won’t blow you away, but a .306 average, four home runs, and 23 RBI are exactly what Kansas City and many fantasy owners need in the middle of their order. Don’t be surprised if his average tapers off a bit as the season goes on, but the power numbers spike considering his potential as a slugger, effectively evening out his overall production. Consider Morales a solid option going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and three RBI on Wednesday night.
Moss clubbed his fifth home run of the season on Wednesday night, as his ninth inning solo blast put a nice bow on his otherwise still impressive game. Take this performance for what it is however; as Moss’ numbers indicate that Wednesday night might just be an isolated occurrence rather than a sign of the arrival an elite hitting first baseman. Check his matchups going forward because if nothing else, Moss could prove to be a nice low budget daily league option. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Danny Duffy threw 45 pitches, gave up four runs, and allowed six hits in the first inning on Wednesday night, as he didn't manage to pitch any further in a loss to the Indians.
Duffy couldn’t make it out of the first inning on Wednesday night, as he threw an astounding 45 pitches, gave up four runs, and allowed six hits throughout the single inning. This start is a bit deflating, especially considering that Duffy was coming off a gem on April 30th. His ERA currently sits at 4.55, which is nothing to write home about, so until he can prove some consistency, don’t rely upon Duffy unless you are absolutely strapped for a spot start. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, and two RBI, on Wednesday night vs the Dodgers.
On Wednesday night, Lind connected with a hanging breaking ball in the first inning off Dodgers starter Joe Wieland for his fifth home run of the season. Quietly, Lind has become one of the more serviceable fantasy options at first base, as his slash line sits at an impressive .323/.396/.591, while his five home runs and 15 RBI are just enough power to render him an imposing bat in the middle of the Brewers order. It is tough to tell how long he will be able to maintain this type of production, but the promising sign is that once upon a time, Lind was a legitimate threat in the batters box while playing in Toronto, so he might just be returning to form. Analysis: Dom Murtha