2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 5 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 5
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Joe Jimenez Headshot

Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Jimenez has struggled mightily in the majors this season. He's thrown 4.1 innings over five games and has given up six runs on two walks and five hits, two of which were home runs. In a corresponding move, Chad Bell was recalled from Fresno.
6:33 pm (EST)
Chad Bell Headshot

Bell was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Bell's season at Toledo has gotten off to a great start. After making four starts he owns a 1.25 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. In that time he's pitched 21.2 innings, during which he's recorded a K:BB of 25:7. In a corresponding move, the Tigers optioned Joe Jimenez to Toledo.
6:28 pm (EST)
Ryan Ellis Headshot

Ellis tallied a goal, a plus-1 rating and three shots in 22:04 during a 3-1 victory against the Blues in Game 3 of the second round Sunday. Nashville leads the series 2-1.

The Predators defense has been visible this entire postseason and that was the case once again Sunday. Ellis has a point in six straight postseason games and during that stretch, he owns three goals and eight points. Ellis is tied with Erik Karlsson for most points by a defensemen this postseason.
6:27 pm (EST)
Jay Bruce Headshot

Bruce went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI during Sunday's loss to Washington.

It was Bruce's seven long fly of the season, and he's now up to 16 RBI with an impressive .292/.370/.584 slash line. The veteran slugger will continue to bat in the heart of the Mets lineup, and Bruce should also continue to pile up strong counting statistics. It wouldn't be surprising to see his batting average and on-base percentage begin to decline, though. Don't forget, Bruce entered 2017 with a .231/.295/.440 slash line over the previous three seasons.
6:24 pm (EST)
Rudy Gobert Headshot

Gobert (ankle) had one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds in 13 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win against the Clippers in Game 7.

Gobert was in foul trouble the entire game while fighting the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan down low, but the Jazz were still able to advance. Gobert's lateral quickness will be challenged against the Warriors in the second round, but the Defensive Player of the Year candidate should be expected to see plenty of minutes if he can avoid getting into foul trouble again in Tuesday's Game 1.
6:23 pm (EST)
Jake Allen Headshot

Allen allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Predators during Game 3 of the second round Sunday. Nashville leads the series 2-1.

The Blues goaltender didn't play poorly, but he was definitely tested more than his counterpart in Game 3 and failed to lead St. Louis to victory. The Blues mustered up just 13 shots in the final two periods. Allen turned aside 17 of 18 in the second stanza, but St. Louis still trailed by one. Disappointingly, Allen let in a third goal late in the third. Despite the loss, he still owns a .938 save percentage this postseason and will be counted upon to even up the series Tuesday.
6:22 pm (EST)
Zach Britton Headshot

Britton (forearm) will rejoin the Orioles on Monday in Boston, at which point the team may bring him off the disabled list, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

Once Britton rejoins the team, the decision will be made as to when he'll be brought off the disabled list. Although Britton will be eligible to be activated Monday, he pitched in a rehab outing at Double-A Bowie on Sunday, so the Orioles may give him an extra day to rest and bring him off the DL on Tuesday.
6:21 pm (EST)
Joe Ross Headshot

Ross allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five batters over four innings during Sunday's win over the Mets.

With Washington putting 23 runs on the board, it's discouraging that Ross couldn't navigate his way through five innings and collect the win. It's also the second consecutive game he's failed to pitch five frames. There's definitely upside here, though. The 23-year-old righty posted a 3.52 ERA and 8.0 K/9 over 35 games the past two seasons, after all. Ross will look to put it all together in his next start against Philadelphia.
6:16 pm (EST)
Pekka Rinne Headshot

Rinne made 22 saves on 23 shots in a 3-1 victory against the Blues in Game 3 of the second round Sunday.

After two so-so outings, Rinne was back to early playoff form Sunday. He is 6-1 and leads the NHL with a .955 save percentage and 1.40 GAA this postseason. Rinne has won all three of his home starts in the playoffs, posting a .956 save percentage. Behind strong goaltending, Nashville continues to be a dark horse in the Western Conference.
6:15 pm (EST)
Alec Asher Headshot

Asher will start Tuesday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

Jayson Aquino had been scheduled to start Tuesday, but after being used in Saturday's game the need for a different starter arose. Asher started a game against the Blue Jays earlier in the season. It was a solid outing and he gave up just a single run over 6.1 innings. However, since then he's been used as a reliever and pitched just two innings across two games.
6:12 pm (EST)
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