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Tue Sep 2700:48Anthony Santander Hits Two Homers MondayAnthony SantanderLFOriolesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander got in on the offensive action in Monday's 14-8 win over the Red Sox. Santander went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, a two-run HR, and a strikeout. The 27-year-old seems to have found a winning combination of hard-hit rate and launch angle this season, as he has slashed .247/.322/.459 with 31 HR and 85 RBI. Hitting in the middle of a solid young lineup, Santander has been a fantasy asset this season and will likely be one next season as well.
Tue Sep 2700:42Luis Severino Pitches Four Innings MondayLuis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino had a decent second start back from the injured list in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. Severino threw 76 pitches over 4 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts. The 28-year-old sustained a lat injury in early July, but has a nice 3.41 ERA through 18 starts this season. His final start of the regular season will be a tougher one against the Orioles. With the Yankees looking to wrap up the American League East division, fantasy managers should not be worried about the Yankees limiting Severino in this start, making him a start where rostered.
Tue Sep 2700:34Kevin Gausman Earns Quality Start, No-Decision MondayKevin GausmanSPGiantsFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman kept his team in the game in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Yankees. Gausman took a no-decision but pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits (including a solo home run) and a walk with seven strikeouts. Gausman has now been a high-end fantasy starter for three straight seasons, going 12-10 with a 3.30 ERA and 10.54 K/9 rate through 30 starts. He will have the opportunity to wrap up the regular season on a high note with his final matchup coming at home against the Red Sox.
Tue Sep 2700:30Miguel Andujar Plates Run In Pirates Debut MondayMiguel AndújarDHYankeesFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates corner infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar went 1-for-3 with a single, an RBI, a walk, and a strikeout in Monday's 8-3 win over the Reds. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Pirates from the New York Yankees on Sunday. Andujar had some fantasy intrigue around him earlier in his career but never got the opportunity to consistently play with the Yankees. He has put together a poor .232/.257/.283 slash line in 105 big-league plate appearances this season but had a much better .285/.330/.487 slash line in 297 plate appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Maybe Andujar will be able to finally generate some fantasy value in 2023 with the potential for consistent playing time.
Tue Sep 2700:21Oneil Cruz Collects Four Hits MondayOneil Cruz3BPiratesFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz had a nice day at the plate in Monday's 8-3 win over the Reds. Cruz went 4-for-5 with four singles and two runs scored. He also made a fielding error. The 23-year-old rookie has shown flashes of his immense potential but has also shown that he has plenty of things to work on, slashing .225/.281/.454 with 17 home runs, 51 RBI, eight stolen bases out of 12 attempts, and a 36.7% strikeout rate this season. Cruz will likely be an intriguing fantasy option once again next season. The power and speed combination is apparent, but Cruz will need to cut down on the strikeouts to take his overall profile to the next level.
Tue Sep 2700:14Matt Olson Hits 29th Homer Of Season MondayMatt Olson1BAthleticsFree Agent
Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three RBI, a walk, and a strikeout in Monday's 8-0 win over the Nationals. Olson crushed a fourth-inning Cory Abbott offering off the right-field foul pole for his 29th long ball of the season. The 28-year-old has provided more-or-less the production fantasy managers had expected in his first season with his new team, slashing .234/.319/.456 with 95 RBI. It will be interesting to see where he falls in fantasy drafts next season, for while he offers a great deal of power, there are other options at the position with just as much power and higher batting average upside.
Mon Sep 2618:28Justin Dunn To Begin Rehab Assignment TuesdayJustin DunnSPMarinersFree Agent
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Justin Dunn (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday and throw 50 to 55 pitches. He is eligible to return from the 15-day injured list on Friday, which means he could be able to make one more start for the Reds before the end of the 2022 regular season. The 27-year-old landed on the injured list on Sept. 15 with right shoulder tightness, but he's made quick progress after missing the first three months of the season with a similar issue. Because of all the missed time due to injury this year, Dunn has made just seven starts for Cincy, going 1-3 with a 6.10 ERA (8.31 FIP), a 1.58 WHIP and a 21:17 K:BB in 31 innings. He won't be a streaming option with a fantasy title on the line if he makes another start for the Reds.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Bobby
Mon Sep 2618:23Avisail Garcia To Begin Rehab Assignment MondayAvisaíl GarcíaRFBrewersFree Agent
Miami Marlins outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and right-hander Tommy Nance (groin) will start a minor league rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Jacksonville. As long as Garcia doesn't suffer any setbacks in the minors, he should be able to rejoin the Fish for the final few days of the 2022 regular season. The 31-year-old has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he's getting closer to returning to the starting lineup. Garcia has been a disappointment in his first year in Miami with a .230/.267/.316 slash line, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases in 93 games after hitting a career-high 29 long balls last year for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Source: - Christina De
Mon Sep 2618:19Eugenio Suarez Likely To Return TuesdayEugenio Suárez3BRedsFree Agent
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that third baseman Eugenio Suarez (finger) will likely be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. Suarez initially landed on the injured list on Sept. 17 with a small fracture on the tip of his right index finger, but he's ready to return to Seattle's lineup for the home stretch of the regular season. It's great news for fantasy managers that need a little more power to win a fantasy title in 2022. The 31-year-old veteran is slashing .235/.335/.470 with an .805 OPS, 31 home runs, 84 RBI and 72 runs scored in his first year with the M's.
Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan
Mon Sep 2618:05Ronald Acuna Jr. Returns To Starting Lineup MondayRonald Acuña Jr.RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (back) is back in right field and is hitting leadoff on Monday against the Washington Nationals and right-hander Cory Abbott. Acuna hadn't started the team's previous four games due to mid-back tightness, but he had two at-bats as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies and is now back in there for fantasy managers to begin the week. Get the 24-year-old All-Star back into all starting lineups in season-long leagues. In 19 games so far in September, he's gone 20-for-76 (.263) with two home runs, 11 RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases. The fact that he's back in right field means that his back issues are hopefully a thing of the past.
Source: Baseball
Mon Sep 2617:59Miguel Andujar Hitting Third In Pirates DebutMiguel AndújarDHYankeesFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman/outfielder Miguel Andujar is serving as the designated hitter and is batting third on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Chase Anderson in his Pirates debut. The Bucs claimed Andujar off waivers from the New York Yankees after he was designated for assignment late last week. The 27-year-old Dominican played in just 27 games for the Yankees this year and hit only .229 (22-for-96) with a homer and eight RBI, but he played well while in the minor leagues and could see considerable playing time to close out the 2022 season with his new team, making him worth a look in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Source: Baseball
Mon Sep 2614:57Pirates Designate Michael Chavis For AssignmentMichael Chavis1B/2BRed SoxFree Agent
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly designated infielder Michael Chavis for assignment on Monday, per a tweet from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Jason Mackey. The versatile 27-year-old started games at first base, second base and third base for Pittsburgh this season. Overall, he hit .229 with a .265 on-base percentage, 14 home runs and a stolen base in 426 plate appearances for the Pirates.
Source: Jason
Mon Sep 2614:49Cristian Javier Turns In Strong Start Sunday Against BaltimoreCristian JavierSPAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier enjoyed another strong outing on Sunday. Javier limited the Baltimore Orioles to one hit in six shutout innings. He didn't walk any batters on the day and finished with eight strikeouts, 13 swinging strikes, and an excellent 36% CSW rate. He's now given up one run or fewer in seven of his last nine starts and has surrendered just four hits and four walks, with no earned runs, in his last 17 innings. For the season, the right-hander owns a 2.65 ERA, a 3.22 FIP, 187 strikeouts, and 50 walks in 142.2 innings of work. He's also registered 10 pitcher wins.
Mon Sep 2614:39Adam Wainwright Struggles Against Dodgers On SundayAdam WainwrightSPCardinalsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struggled on Sunday in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The veteran gave up six hits, four earned runs, and three walks in three innings of work against the National League West winners. He didn't surrender a home run on the day, but only had one strikeout, five swinging strikes, and a 15% CSW rate. For the season, Wainwright has logged a 3.51 ERA and a 3.62 in 187 innings for St. Louis. He's logged 139 strikeouts compared to 52 walks allowed.
Mon Sep 2614:33Shane McClanahan Allows Four Runs Against Blue JaysShane McClanahanSPRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane McClanahan didn't have his best start of the season on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays ace gave up six hits, four earned runs, three home runs, and a pair of walks in five innings against Toronto. He also struck out a pair of batters on the day and logged nine swinging strikes to go along with a 25% CSW rate on 76 pitches. The 25-year-old has provided elite production for both the Rays and fantasy managers this season, pitching to a 2.51 ERA, a 3.01 FIP, 192 strikeouts, and 37 walks in 161.1 innings.
Mon Sep 2611:49Ryan O'Hearn Picks Up Two RBI SundayRyan O'Hearn1BRoyalsFree Agent
Kansas City Royals first baseman Ryan O'Hearn went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a walk in the 13-12 victory over the visiting Seattle Mariners on Sunday. O'Hearn isn't playing all that regularly in the final month of the 2022 regular season, but the 29-year-old left-handed hitter made his mark in this one. He has played in just 10 games in September, but he's gone 7-for-22 (.318) with two RBI and three runs scored in 23 plate appearances for KC. On the year, he's slashing just .230/.285/.310 with one homer, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored in 126 at-bats, making him rosterable only in AL-only formats to close out the year.
Mon Sep 2611:38Harold Ramirez Has Three Hits In Loss To Blue JaysHarold RamírezLF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays first baseman/outfielder Harold Ramirez had a strong game in the 7-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, going 3-for-4 on the day. Ramirez is heating up at the dish for fantasy managers by going 9-for-21 (.429) in his last six games to raise his season line to .313/.356/.420 with six home runs, 55 RBI, 44 runs scored and three stolen bases in 405 plate appearances over 112 games in his first season with the Rays. The 28-year-old hasn't really racked up the counting stats for managers in season-long leagues, but he's an excellent DFS play with great contact skills.
Mon Sep 2611:32Mike Trout Has A Big Game SundayMike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk in the 10-3 blowout win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. In the process he extended his modest hitting streak to five games. Amidst another disappointing season for the Angels, the 31-year-old All-Star is slashing .278/.364/.619 with a .983 OPS, 37 home runs, 77 RBI, 79 runs scored and a stolen base in 407 at-bats. The 10-time All-Star is closing out the 2022 season strong, as he's hitting .308 (24-for-78) with nine home runs, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in 20 games in the month of September so far. He remains a must-start across all fantasy formats in the final stretch of the season.
Mon Sep 2611:28Ronald Acuna Jr. Appears As Pinch-Hitter SundayRonald Acuña Jr.RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (back) went 1-for-1 with an RBI, run scored and a walk in two plate appearances as a pinch-hitter off the bench in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 24-year-old has been dealing with mid-back tightness and hasn't started a game for the Braves since Sept. 21, but the fact that he entered the game on Sunday and got two at-bats is a good sign that he might be able to return on Monday for the start of a series against the Washington Nationals. He's been in and out of the lineup at times this year due to various injuries. Acuna is hitting .263 (20-for-76) with two home runs, 11 RBI, nine runs scored and three stolen bases in 19 games in September.
Mon Sep 2611:20Tyler Glasnow To Start Against Guardians WednesdayTyler GlasnowSPRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays skipper Kevin Cash said that the plan is to activate right-hander Tyler Glasnow (elbow) from the injured list to start on Wednesday at the Cleveland Guardians. Glasnow is expected to be limited to around 45 pitches or two to three innings. The 29-year-old will be making his season debut for the Rays, and although he has fantasy ace potential, he won't be a recommended fantasy starter in his first game back in the big leagues while on an innings cap. That may not be the case if he's able to build up his pitch count in his following outing. If the Rays get Glasnow fully built up for a potential postseason run, it would be a huge boost to their starting rotation in October.
Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc