Carlos Carrasco Saddled With a Loss on Monday: Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco took a loss on Monday, tossing five innings while giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four and allowed two home runs. The loss evened his record at 4-4 and moved his ERA to 4.30. Carrasco has been somewhat inconsistent this season, but he's shown examples of the upside that makes him worth starting every five days. - as of Tue, 21 May 2019 00:26:43 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635551&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635551 MLB lineup CarlosCarrascoCLESP1987-03-21471911 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco took a loss on Monday, tossing five innings while giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four and allowed two home runs. The loss evened his record at 4-4 and moved his ERA to 4.30. Carrasco has been somewhat inconsistent this season, but he's shown examples of the upside that makes him worth starting every five days.]]>
Brad Brach Struggles In Save Situation: Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brad Brach blew his first save on Monday versus the Phillies. With closer Steve Cishek unavailable on Monday, the Cubs elected to go with Brach who allowed two hits, one walk and one run. Brach owns a 2.75 ERA on the season with two holds and zero saves and doesnt hold much fantasy value. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:47:01 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635537&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635537 MLB BradBrachCHCRP1986-04-12542960 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brad Brach blew his first save on Monday versus the Phillies. With closer Steve Cishek unavailable on Monday, the Cubs elected to go with Brach who allowed two hits, one walk and one run. Brach owns a 2.75 ERA on the season with two holds and zero saves and doesnt hold much fantasy value.]]>
Yu Darvish Goes Six Innings Versus Phillies: Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish put together another nice performance on Monday versus a tough Phillies lineup. Darvish cruised through the first five innings, before giving up three runs in the top of the sixth inning. In six innings, Darvish allowed four hits, three walks and recorded seven strikeouts. Darvish has thrown better of late and will face the Reds on Saturday. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:42:24 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635535&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635535 MLB YuDarvishCHCSP1986-08-16506433 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish put together another nice performance on Monday versus a tough Phillies lineup. Darvish cruised through the first five innings, before giving up three runs in the top of the sixth inning. In six innings, Darvish allowed four hits, three walks and recorded seven strikeouts. Darvish has thrown better of late and will face the Reds on Saturday.]]>
Anthony Rizzo Has Three Hits On Monday: Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a RBI on Monday versus the Phillies. Rizzo recently missed four games with a sore back and is 6-for-17 with a home run since returning to the lineup last Friday. Rizzo is as consistent as they come at first base as long as he stays healthy. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:42:16 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635534&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635534 MLB AnthonyRizzoCHC1B1989-08-08519203 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a RBI on Monday versus the Phillies. Rizzo recently missed four games with a sore back and is 6-for-17 with a home run since returning to the lineup last Friday. Rizzo is as consistent as they come at first base as long as he stays healthy.]]>
Daniel Descalso Picks Up A Pair Of Hits: Chicago Cubs infielder Daniel Descalso went 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI on Monday versus the Phillies. Descalso has been getting a decent amount of plate appearances for the Cubs, but does not own an everyday role and is more useful in DFS. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:42:07 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635533&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635533 MLB DanielDescalsoCHC3B1986-10-19518614 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Chicago Cubs infielder Daniel Descalso went 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI on Monday versus the Phillies. Descalso has been getting a decent amount of plate appearances for the Cubs, but does not own an everyday role and is more useful in DFS.]]>
Mike Minor Shuts The Door On Mariners: You might not know it when looking at the final score after a tough outing from the Rangers bullpen, but Mike Minor had one of his best starts of the season tonight against the Mariners. Minor struck out 11 hitters and allowed two runs over six innings. He was lucky to still grab the win as he left with a 10-2 lead in a game that ended 10-9. Minor's numbers improved to 67 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA in 64 2/3 innings of work this season. If you haven't already, it is now time to buy high on Minor before it is too late. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:36:59 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635532&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635532 MLB risers MikeMinorTEXSP1987-12-26501985 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

You might not know it when looking at the final score after a tough outing from the Rangers bullpen, but Mike Minor had one of his best starts of the season tonight against the Mariners. Minor struck out 11 hitters and allowed two runs over six innings. He was lucky to still grab the win as he left with a 10-2 lead in a game that ended 10-9. Minor's numbers improved to 67 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA in 64 2/3 innings of work this season. If you haven't already, it is now time to buy high on Minor before it is too late.]]>
Ryon Healy Exits Early With Lower Back Discomfort: Seattle Mariners third baseman Ryon Healy was forced to leave Monday's game early after experiencing lower back stiffness. Healy had an ugly swing striking out in the fourth but stayed in the game hitting a sacrifice fly in the sixth before getting lifted for Daniel Vogelbach. The M's haven't updated his status if they expect him to miss any time, but he's likely to be considered day-to-day. Healy is having a decent season batting .240 with seven homers, 25 RBI, and 16 doubles as has shown fantasy value in deep mixed leagues. If he were to miss time Vogelbach and J.P. Crawford will benefit in his absence, but look for an update from the Mariners within the next 24 hours. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:35:46 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635531&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635531 MLB Injuries RyonHealySEA1B1992-01-10592387 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Seattle Mariners third baseman Ryon Healy was forced to leave Monday's game early after experiencing lower back stiffness. Healy had an ugly swing striking out in the fourth but stayed in the game hitting a sacrifice fly in the sixth before getting lifted for Daniel Vogelbach. The M's haven't updated his status if they expect him to miss any time, but he's likely to be considered day-to-day. Healy is having a decent season batting .240 with seven homers, 25 RBI, and 16 doubles as has shown fantasy value in deep mixed leagues. If he were to miss time Vogelbach and J.P. Crawford will benefit in his absence, but look for an update from the Mariners within the next 24 hours.]]>
Mookie Betts Has Hit Safely In 10 Of Last 11: Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts finished 1-for-5 on Monday, in a 12-2 win over Toronto. The reigning American League MVP is riding a modest five-game hitting streak, and has a hit in 10 of his last 11 games. Betts hasn't hit a home run since May 8, but he does have three doubles to go with four runs batted in, and 15 runs scored in the same stretch. His season on-base percentage is still north of .440 (.403) and his ISO is .193, so his power numbers should begin to ascend very soon. The 26-year-old is still one of the safest fantasy players around and will remain in your everyday lineups for the entire year, barring injury. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:34:35 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635530&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635530 MLB MookieBettsBOSCF1992-10-07605141 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts finished 1-for-5 on Monday, in a 12-2 win over Toronto. The reigning American League MVP is riding a modest five-game hitting streak, and has a hit in 10 of his last 11 games. Betts hasn't hit a home run since May 8, but he does have three doubles to go with four runs batted in, and 15 runs scored in the same stretch. His season on-base percentage is still north of .440 (.403) and his ISO is .193, so his power numbers should begin to ascend very soon. The 26-year-old is still one of the safest fantasy players around and will remain in your everyday lineups for the entire year, barring injury.]]>
J.A. Happ Has Tough Outing Against Orioles: J.A. Happ lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up six runs against the Orioles on Monday. Lucky for the lefty, the Yankees offence managed to bail him out with a late-inning comeback. These are discouraging results for Happy as he has given up 13 home runs in 52 1/3 innings this season. This is the fourth game in a row that he has been unable to make it past the sixth inning. It may be time to keep Happ out of your lineup until he can regain his form. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:28:20 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635529&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635529 MLB J.A.HappNYYSP1982-10-19457918 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

J.A. Happ lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up six runs against the Orioles on Monday. Lucky for the lefty, the Yankees offence managed to bail him out with a late-inning comeback. These are discouraging results for Happy as he has given up 13 home runs in 52 1/3 innings this season. This is the fourth game in a row that he has been unable to make it past the sixth inning. It may be time to keep Happ out of your lineup until he can regain his form.]]>
Daniel Vogelbach Goes Way Back For 14th Bomb: Seattle Mariners designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach kept his tremendous power stroke going on Monday belting his 14th homer of the season. This knock was of the two-run variety as he finished the game going 2-for-2 with a pair of runs replacing Ryon Healy halfway through the game who left with an injury. Vogelbach is now slashing a terrific .270/.400/.659 becoming one of the biggest surprises so far in 2019 across the majors. Expect the 26-year-old to keep putting up big numbers this season as he continues to find ways to stay in the lineup. At this point, he needs to be owned everywhere. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:21:55 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635527&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635527 MLB DanielVogelbachSEA1B1992-12-17596129 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach kept his tremendous power stroke going on Monday belting his 14th homer of the season. This knock was of the two-run variety as he finished the game going 2-for-2 with a pair of runs replacing Ryon Healy halfway through the game who left with an injury. Vogelbach is now slashing a terrific .270/.400/.659 becoming one of the biggest surprises so far in 2019 across the majors. Expect the 26-year-old to keep putting up big numbers this season as he continues to find ways to stay in the lineup. At this point, he needs to be owned everywhere.]]>
Jackie Bradley Jr. Hits First Homer Of Season: Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. clubbed a two-run, sixth inning home run, marking his only hit in a 12-2 win over Toronto Monday. The two-RBI day marks the third of it's kind, this season, for Bradley. However, it was only the second game in the month of May where he delivered at least one RBI in a contest. The 29-year-old will be in the lineup everyday for his glove, and nothing more, as he is now slashing .146/.243/.200 on the year. He hasn't done anything to even deserve consideration in AL-only formats, so it's best to keep hoping for more from the Boston outfielder. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:17:41 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635526&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635526 MLB JackieBradley Jr.BOSCF1990-04-19598265 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. clubbed a two-run, sixth inning home run, marking his only hit in a 12-2 win over Toronto Monday. The two-RBI day marks the third of it's kind, this season, for Bradley. However, it was only the second game in the month of May where he delivered at least one RBI in a contest. The 29-year-old will be in the lineup everyday for his glove, and nothing more, as he is now slashing .146/.243/.200 on the year. He hasn't done anything to even deserve consideration in AL-only formats, so it's best to keep hoping for more from the Boston outfielder.]]>
Jason Vargas Eyeing Return to Rotation: Jason Vargas is expected to rejoin the Mets' rotation later this week after sustaining a hamstring injury. Vargas struck out five while and allowed one run over four innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. As shaky as he was before the injury, he shouldn't be worth a look on your fantasy teams until he can prove he can do more than give up bundles of runs. The left-hander holds a 5.92 ERA over 24 1/3 frames with the Mets this season. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:13:06 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635525&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635525 MLB Injuries JasonVargasNYMSP1983-02-02450306 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Jason Vargas is expected to rejoin the Mets' rotation later this week after sustaining a hamstring injury. Vargas struck out five while and allowed one run over four innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. As shaky as he was before the injury, he shouldn't be worth a look on your fantasy teams until he can prove he can do more than give up bundles of runs. The left-hander holds a 5.92 ERA over 24 1/3 frames with the Mets this season.]]>
Tim Beckham Belts Grand Slam On Monday: Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham slugged a grand slam on Monday off of Rangers pitcher Shelby Miller as he finished the night with five RBI. He went 3-for-4 in this contest as he now sports a .265 batting average with nine homers and 26 RBI on the season. Beckham was one of the league's hottest hitters at the beginning of the year but has cooled off significantly over the last month. He's ceded playing time to J.P. Crawford over the previous two weeks as the team has made it clear that he is the future at the position. The M's will continue to get Beckham his at-bats to build up some potential trade value this summer, but he'll remain in a timeshare at his position. Beckham has value in AL-only formats solely, and even that is pushing it with the emergence of Crawford. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:12:19 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635524&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635524 MLB TimBeckhamSEASS1990-01-27542921 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham slugged a grand slam on Monday off of Rangers pitcher Shelby Miller as he finished the night with five RBI. He went 3-for-4 in this contest as he now sports a .265 batting average with nine homers and 26 RBI on the season. Beckham was one of the league's hottest hitters at the beginning of the year but has cooled off significantly over the last month. He's ceded playing time to J.P. Crawford over the previous two weeks as the team has made it clear that he is the future at the position. The M's will continue to get Beckham his at-bats to build up some potential trade value this summer, but he'll remain in a timeshare at his position. Beckham has value in AL-only formats solely, and even that is pushing it with the emergence of Crawford.]]>
David Price Looks Great In Shortened Return: Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price returned from the injured list to start Tuesday, spanning five innings, allowing two unearned runs, on four hits, while striking out four, and walking none in a 12-2 win over Toronto. The 33-year-old wasn't particularly filthy, but he was effective, throwing 48 of 67 pitches for strikes. Despite the team taking the cautious approach with Price's return, he was still able to earn the win after just five innings, improving his record to 2-2 on the year. If the Red Sox keep the lefty on a normal schedule, his next outing will land on Saturday against the Astros in Houston. Price can be started in all formats but be wary of a tough matchup with one of the best lineups in baseball. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:09:18 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635522&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635522 MLB DavidPriceBOSSP1985-08-26456034 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price returned from the injured list to start Tuesday, spanning five innings, allowing two unearned runs, on four hits, while striking out four, and walking none in a 12-2 win over Toronto. The 33-year-old wasn't particularly filthy, but he was effective, throwing 48 of 67 pitches for strikes. Despite the team taking the cautious approach with Price's return, he was still able to earn the win after just five innings, improving his record to 2-2 on the year. If the Red Sox keep the lefty on a normal schedule, his next outing will land on Saturday against the Astros in Houston. Price can be started in all formats but be wary of a tough matchup with one of the best lineups in baseball.]]>
Charlie Tilson Stays Hot: Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson picked up two more hits on Monday to raise his batting average to .327 on the season. Tilson has been on fire since being recalled on May 6. Tilson doesnt offer much power, but he offers speed with three stolen bases. Tilson may not be a long term answer, but he is worth rostering in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues until his bat cools off. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:08:55 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635521&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635521 MLB lineup CharlieTilsonCHWCF1992-12-02605508 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson picked up two more hits on Monday to raise his batting average to .327 on the season. Tilson has been on fire since being recalled on May 6. Tilson doesnt offer much power, but he offers speed with three stolen bases. Tilson may not be a long term answer, but he is worth rostering in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed leagues until his bat cools off.]]>
Gary Sanchez Hits Go-Ahead Home Run in Ninth Inning: Gary Sanchez continues his clutch hitting for the Yankees, hitting the go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Orioles. The Yankees stormed back from a five-run deficit to stun the Orioles on Sanchez's three-run blast. This is Sanchez's thirteenth home run and sixth against the Orioles this season so you might want to consider rostering Sanchez against the Orioles from here on out. Sanchez has a strong case to be the top hitting catcher in the league to this point in the season. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 23:06:39 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635519&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635519 MLB GarySanchezNYYC1992-12-02596142 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Gary Sanchez continues his clutch hitting for the Yankees, hitting the go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Orioles. The Yankees stormed back from a five-run deficit to stun the Orioles on Sanchez's three-run blast. This is Sanchez's thirteenth home run and sixth against the Orioles this season so you might want to consider rostering Sanchez against the Orioles from here on out. Sanchez has a strong case to be the top hitting catcher in the league to this point in the season.]]>
Gleyber Torres Hits Two Home Runs in Win Over Orioles: Gleyber Torres continues to be one of the bright spots on an injury-riddled Yankees team. He knocked out two home runs tonight at Camden Yards, raising his total to 10 on the year. This adds to his torrid pace in May, boasting a .340/.386/.585 slash line. Torres will be a big part of the offence until their bigger stars can recover from their injuries. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 22:57:04 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635517&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635517 MLB GleyberTorresNYY2B1996-12-13650402 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Gleyber Torres continues to be one of the bright spots on an injury-riddled Yankees team. He knocked out two home runs tonight at Camden Yards, raising his total to 10 on the year. This adds to his torrid pace in May, boasting a .340/.386/.585 slash line. Torres will be a big part of the offence until their bigger stars can recover from their injuries.]]>
Patrick Corbin Figured Out by Mets: Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, one start after dominating the New York Mets, was less successful against the same club on Monday. In five innings, he allowed four runs on six hits and three walks, striking out seven. You win some, you lose some, but on the whole, Corbin has been about all the Nationals and fantasy shareholders could hope for: an ace or near-ace who piles up the strikeouts. He is now 4-2 on the year with a 3.25 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings. Next up are the Miami Marlins, a premium matchup for any pitcher. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 22:38:57 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635513&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635513 MLB PatrickCorbinWSHSP1989-07-19571578 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, one start after dominating the New York Mets, was less successful against the same club on Monday. In five innings, he allowed four runs on six hits and three walks, striking out seven. You win some, you lose some, but on the whole, Corbin has been about all the Nationals and fantasy shareholders could hope for: an ace or near-ace who piles up the strikeouts. He is now 4-2 on the year with a 3.25 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings. Next up are the Miami Marlins, a premium matchup for any pitcher.]]>
Julio Urias Expected To Be Reinstated On Tuesday: Urias was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic battery and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. It appears he will be reinstated on Tuesday but it is still unclear what this means in regards to his investigation. For the time being, Urias currently has a 3.18 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 28 1/3 innings so far this season, so he is still valuable for as long as he is allowed to stay with the team. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 22:29:24 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635510&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635510 MLB top-headlines JulioUriasLADRP1996-08-12628711 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Urias was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic battery and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. It appears he will be reinstated on Tuesday but it is still unclear what this means in regards to his investigation. For the time being, Urias currently has a 3.18 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 28 1/3 innings so far this season, so he is still valuable for as long as he is allowed to stay with the team.]]>
Troy Tulowitzki Willing To Change Positions For Yankees: Troy Tulowitzki approached the Yankees and told them he would be willing to play positions other than shortstop. This is a desperation move for Tulowitzki, as he will be blocked from his regular shortstop position by the return of Didi Gregorius. He has never played a position other than shortstop in his career, but he was seen taking groundballs at third base prior to today's game. His 12 total at-bats since 2017 should force us to exercise caution in adding him to our fantasy teams if he does find a spot in the lineup. In the meantime, Tulowitzki is still in the process of recovering from a setback he suffered during his rehab stint. - as of Mon, 20 May 2019 22:19:31 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=635507&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=635507 MLB Injuries TroyTulowitzkiNYYSS1984-10-10453064 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Troy Tulowitzki approached the Yankees and told them he would be willing to play positions other than shortstop. This is a desperation move for Tulowitzki, as he will be blocked from his regular shortstop position by the return of Didi Gregorius. He has never played a position other than shortstop in his career, but he was seen taking groundballs at third base prior to today's game. His 12 total at-bats since 2017 should force us to exercise caution in adding him to our fantasy teams if he does find a spot in the lineup. In the meantime, Tulowitzki is still in the process of recovering from a setback he suffered during his rehab stint.]]>