Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored against the A's on Friday.
Only when your name is Mike Trout can you be criticized for a "down year" and you still managed 28 home run and a .289 average before the end of August. But it's the lack of stolen bases that has frustrated Trout's owners the most. Those drafting him were certainly expecting more than the 12 he's provided thus far and when projecting players before you head into your draft, you probably ended up shorting yourself on speed this year. Of course, stolen bases are plentiful and also the easiest category in which to move up, but still, had Trout provided what we originally expected, none of us would be having this conversation right now. He's still a fantasy stud though. No doubt about that.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Daniel Murphy is not in the Mets lineup on Tuesday.
The suddenly NL East leading Mets take on LHP Brad Hand and the Marlins which poses a problem for Daniel Murphy. Against righties Murphy is batting .292, however he is only managing .197 against lefties. Wilmer Flores will play second Tuesday while Juan Uribe will man the hot corner. Analysis: Matt Selz
Braves recalled Ryan Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Kelly is the next man up for the Braves bullpen after Jason Frasor was placed on the DL. Though Kelly has only had three appearances with Atlanta he has posted very good numbers across Double and Triple-A this season posting a 0.87 ERA and 40 K's over 41 1/3 innings of relief work. He has no fantasy value as a middle reliever. Analysis: Matt Selz
Braves recalled Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A Gwinnett.
With Freddie Freeman on the DL, the Braves will turn to Terdoslavich and Chris Johnson to fill in at first in his absence. The switch hitting infielder has left much to be desired at the plate so far through 19 games with Atlanta this season batting only .147 (5-34) with eight strikeouts. He has zero fantasy value given his bad bat tool he is demonstrating. Analysis: Matt Selz
Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.
Gardner or Ellsbury have been taking seats against lefties recently in order to get Chris Young into the lineup as he is crushing LHP this season. This is the case tonight as Henry Owens, a top prospect for the Red Sox, is making his MLB debut this evening. Chris Young will play left and bat second Tuesday night. Analysis: Matt Selz
Bruce Ellington has a leg strain that will keep him out of practice Monday.
Ellington is competing for the niners number-3 wideout role after catching only six balls over 13 games last season, his rookie campaign. He missed the off-season program with a leg issue as well but this current muscle strain is in the other leg. Until Ellington can get on the field on a regular basis and prove he can also be productive he is not worth a look in Fantasy. Analysis: Matt Selz
Matt Boyd will start Wednesday for the Tigers.
It's time for the rebuilding Tigers to figure out what they have in the pitchers they received back in the blockbuster David Price deal. Matt Boyd was outstanding for two levels of the Blue Jays farm system this year going 9-2 with a 1.68 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 112 2/3 innings between Double and Triple-A. However he was lambasted in his two starts for Toronto giving up 11 runs and 15 hits in just 6 2/3 innings. Detroit takes on the AL Central leading Royals on Wednesday. Analysis: Matt Selz
Carsoin Palmer (knee) will miss Tuesday's practice in order to rest.
Palmer had a couple of different injuries last season with a shoulder issue and in week 10 suffering a torn ACL and so far all reports out of camp are that his arm strength is better than last season and his knee is at 100 percent. Prior to injuring the knee he was having a very good season on pace for 4,300 yards and 29 TD's. Until there is a better feel for exactly how he is performing Palmer should be treated as a backup QB or a very low-end QB1. Analysis: Matt Selz