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Matt Holliday (LF)

St. Louis Cardinals - 45% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 9 with a Grade 2 right quadriceps strain, has been ramping up his baseball activities but isn't sufficiently recovered to return to game action, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the positive progress, Holiday is still not ready for a return from the DL. The Cardinals won't rush back one of their best hitters, unless he is one-hundred percent. Expect Holiday to remain out through the All-Star break.

 

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Matt Holliday leaves game early

Mon, Jun 8th 10:41pm EDT
By Kerry Motes

Outfielder Matt Holliday left Monday night's game against the Colorado Rockies early due to what is being called a right quad strain. This is a similar injury to what ended 1B Matt Adams' season. (Source: Owen Perkins, MLB.Com)

Fantasy Impact: Holliday will be re-evaluated Tuesday, but expect that he will be out for some significant time. Look for OFs Randall Grichuk and Jon Jay to see more extensive playing time.

 

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Matt Holliday did not find much success against the Los Angeles Dodgers in this one. Holliday was held without a hit. He also had one strikeout and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is 0-for his last six, but there is no need to panic. The veteran outfielder has been pretty consistent in the middle of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup this season. The power numbers are not there yet (three home runs), but a solid .306 average, 25 RBI and 20 runs is hard to complain about.

 

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Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with two singles, a RBI, and a run scored against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday had a run going up until recently that was set to match Jeter's for longest on-base streak, but it was cut short a few days ago. Despite that, Holliday's OBP is fifth in the majors (.429), and he continues to have a fantastic season, though the homers (3) have been missing.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals needed 15 hits to edge the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, 3-2. Matt Holliday got two of those hits, finishing 2-for-5 with a strikeout. His average for the season is .317.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday hasn't had an extra-base hit in the past week. Although he has 23 RBI, Holliday only has three home runs. He's getting on base at a .433 clip and hits plenty of doubles, so he continues to have strong fantasy value.

 

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Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game after being hit in the elbow by a fastball from Cleveland starter Corey Kluber. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holliday looked to be in a good deal of pain afterwards. The Cardinals have labeled him day-to-day with a left elbow contusion. The veteran left fielder was replaced in the second inning by Pete Kozma. Holliday could miss a few games depending on the level of swelling and how it affects his range of motion. A DL stint would not be out of the realm of possibility, but fantasy owners should consider this a bullet dodged and monitor his status closely going forward.

 

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Matt Holliday stays hot Tuesday

Wed, May 13th 11:07am EDT
By Rob Nichols

Matt Holliday went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and a run scored in the Cardinals' 8-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is once again proving to be an incredibly valuable fantasy asset. The 35-year-old is batting .346 with a ridiculous .462 OBP, the best percentage in the entire league. Tuesday's three-run shot was only his third of the season, but it's hard to gripe when his other stats are so strong.

 

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Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 as the Cardinals notched another comeback win over the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is now batting .345 on the season for the scorching hot Cardinals. He's only tallied one home run thus far, but expect that total to climb sharply very soon, even if the average regresses to somewhere closer to his career mark of .308. Holliday remains a must start.

 

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Matt Holliday went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the 2015 season on Saturday night, smacking a three-run shot to right-center field and powering the Cardinals past the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday had already been excellent at the plate so far this year, batting .367 going into Saturday's game. It was nice to see his power stroke back in action. Holliday will look to build on this game tomorrow as the Cardinals go for the series sweep versus struggling Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers (6.75 ERA).

 

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Mike Matheny says he expects Matt Holliday to play in Sunday's series finale with the Reds. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Holliday was pulled after the first inning of Saturday's win over the Reds with mid back tightness after swatting his first extra-base hit of the season. Matheny downplayed the injury after the game, saying he was merely being cautious. Holliday is in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak and should continue to rake against Sunday starter Mike Leake, a pitcher he has a career .389 average against.

 

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Matt Holliday went 1-for-3 with one run scored, one RBI, and a stolen base in the Cardinals' 4-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday hasn't found his power stroke yet, but his other stats are promising. He's batting .333 on the year, and will continue to produce, especially if Jason Heyward can get on base more often. Holliday is only one of three players to hit 20 home runs for each of the past three years. He's a model of consistency, yet somehow manages to fly just under the radar.

 

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Matt Holliday went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts, a walk, and a run scored in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Reds in extra innings on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday has now registered a hit in every game he's played so far this season, but has only one run and two RBI to show for it. The numbers will come though, and we fully expect Holliday to surpass his 2014 totals of 20 HRs and 90 RBI if he stays healthy.

 

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Matt Holiday went 1-for-4 against the Cubs on Wednesday, but couldn't get anything other than the single going against starter Jake Arrieta.

Fantasy Impact: The weather in Chicago was lousy, but the Cardinals have struggled mightily against Arrieta in particular. Holliday will look to put up better numbers versus the Reds on Friday.

 

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Matt Holliday was 2-4 from the plate with two RBI and one stolen base in the Cardinals' 3-0 victory over the Cubs on Opening Night.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday made solid contact and looked sharp in his regular season debut. With Matt Carpenter and Jason Heyward batting directly in front of him, Holliday could end up becoming an RBI machine this season. The stolen base was a nice bonus, but it should be taken more as a sign of the Cardinals deliberately exploiting a weakness they saw in Jon Lester rather than a new trend.

 

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Matt Holliday has been continuing to do what he was brought here to do, and that's hit. Batting .462 this spring, Holliday has been seeing the ball excellent so far.

Fantasy Impact: Known for being a slow starter Matt Holliday has come out of the gates hot this spring. Ripping line drives all over Jupiter. He's getting up there in age, but is a physical specimen and should to follow his usual .280 AVG and 20 HRs

 

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