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Matt Holliday (LF)

St. Louis Cardinals - 42% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Matt Holliday exited Monday's game due to a cramp in his right leg. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Jenifer Langosch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't appear to be anything serious, and his exit was likely more of a precaution than anything. Considering the day-to-day status, Holliday could be given another day or two off, but he's likely to return this week and certainly avoid a stint on the DL.


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Matt Holliday finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 5-3 win over the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon. Holliday has an .810 OPS and nine RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday may only have a .231 batting average this season, but he has eight extra-base hits and decent counting stats with eight runs scored and the aforementioned nine RBI. He has hits in five of his last six games and has seen his average rise from .188 on April 14th. Holliday may not be a top-tier OF1 anymore, but fantasy owners can expect nearly 100 RBI, an OPS around .800, and 1B/OF eligibility from the 36-year-old.


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Matt Holliday saw his average drop to .207 on the year, batting 1-for-4 with a run scored in Milwaukee's 6-4 win against St. Louis on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Eight games into the year, Holliday only has six hits on the year, despite having four doubles on the year, which leads the team. Holliday's value as a slugger should be weighed against his early-season struggles, although the righty is showing resurgence with a three-game hitting streak.


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Matt Holliday did not miss out in the Cardinals' 10-1 rout of the Brewers, contributing with a double and an RBI, his third of the season. Holliday only has a .200 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: Although Holliday has a low batting average to open the season, he does have three extra-base hits over his last four games. Moving to first base has removed much of the injury doubt from Holliday and he has an opportunity to be a OF3 in a consistent Cardinals lineup. Look for Holliday to be a stable option with 1B/OF eligibility, but also remember that his OPS has dropped in four of the last five seasons.


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Matt Holliday knocks in two

Wed, Apr 6th 9:38am EDT
By Dan Fisher

Matt Holliday drove in two runs in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates, despite going 0-for-4 on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday, like most of the Cardinals' hitters, is off to a slow start, but it is good to see him knocking in runs even when going without a hit. Holliday will continue to see plenty of RBI chances batting third in the decent Cardinals lineup.


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Matt Holliday went 2-for-2 in Monday's game versus the Mets, hitting his first home run of the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday has been pretty pedestrian this spring, so it was good to see him hit his first long ball. Holliday is nothing more than a fourth outfielder in mixed leagues, but, other than steals, he can still provide useful stats across the board.


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Matt Holliday made an appearance at 1B on Monday. He was originally scratched over the weekend and then set to serve as the team's DH as he dealt with back tightness, but he was able to take the field Monday. (Source: Jenifer Langosch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for the Cardinals and fantasy owners. The injury wasn't expected to be much, and it looks like Holliday is back to full-go. He will see a majority of his time in the OF this season. Our experts view Holliday as a useful OF to add late in your drafts.


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Matt Holliday was slated to make his Spring Training debut over the weekend, but he was ultimately scratched due to lower-back tightness. It's unclear when Holliday will make his debut.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is still expected to be ready for the start of the season, but those considering him will want to monitor the injury and make sure it doesn't linger. While he was limited to 73 games and four home runs a season ago, Zeile projections have him somewhat returning to form in 2016 with 15 home runs, 71 RBI and a .360 OBP.


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Through the first two games of the 2015 MLB Playoffs, Holliday is 1-for-8 with an RBI and no runs. The veteran outfielder missed a lot of time during the regular season and is still trying to catch up to speed for the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, Holliday is not the same player that he was to start the season, and his slow start is a little troubling. Things won't get much easier for him in Game 3 as the Cards take on Jake Arrieta on the road, so he is not a recommended play in DFS leagues.


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Matt Holliday did not get the start on Sunday, but came off the bench for pinch hitting duties. In his lone appearance, Holliday finished 0-for-1.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday has yet to see regular playing time as the Cardinals are easing their star outfielder back into the swing of things. Due to the inconsistent at bats, Holliday should stay on the bench in standard leagues, but makes for an intriguing sleeper in DFS leagues when he gets a start.


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The Cardinals improved to 98-57 on the season with a 5-1 win over the Brewers on Saturday. Matt Holliday had a big game, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored. Holliday raised his average to .288 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is 3-for-12 with three RBI since coming off the disabled list. His on-base percentage is at .404 with a solid OPS of .829. Expect Holliday to be back to full strength and produce up to his standards in 2016.


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Holiday had a nice day at the plate on Wednesday night. The veteran outfielder went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and a strikeout in the St. Louis Cardinals 10-2 blowout victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Since his return to the Cardinals, Holiday has been delegated to pinch hit duties; he finally saw a handful of at-bats in Wednesday's game. At the point of the season, Holiday may see a lot of rest so it's hard to rely on him for production on a daily basis.


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In just his second pinch hitting appearance since returning from the DL, Holliday was struck in the head by a pitch from Cubs pitcher Dan Haren. Holliday was then removed from the game for a pinch runner. Reports are that Holliday has passed all concussion tests and should be okay. (Source: Ryan Boyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holliday has been limited to pinch hitting since his return from the DL for his quad injury. Holliday is still unable to play the field and run the bases at 100%. Expect Holliday to continue to fill a pinch hitting role until he is more comfortable running at full speed.


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The Cardinals activated Holliday from the DL on Tuesday. Holliday had been out since July 30th when he strained his right quad. Holliday is expected to start as a pinch-hitter before getting a start. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Watch for the Cardinals to work Holliday into the lineup slowly over the next few days. They deployed a similar strategy with Matt Adams when he returned from injury. Expect Holliday to get some starts down the stretch. If someone dropped him in your league, he might be worth a pickup for a little boost to your fantasy team down the stretch.


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Holliday has begun to perform some base running drills with the Cardinals and hopes to be activated some time on the the current road trip, which extends through September 20th. (Source: Jim Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Holliday makes it back on the field during this road trip it would give him about two weeks of games to play in before the season ends. Holiday has been out since July 29, with his second stint on the DL due to a quad strain. Expect Holliday to get some days off even if he returns soon as the Cardinals prepare for a post season run.


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Holliday has started to perform some jogging in the outfield grass, while under supervision of team doctors. Holliday has been out since July 29 with a quad strain. (Source: Jenifer Langosch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals are working Holliday back from his latest quad injury very slowly. At this point they appear to be looking toward a post-season return for Holliday. He is unlikely to get too many at-bats during the regular season.


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Holliday, who has been out with a quadriceps strain, will return to St. Louis this weekend to be re-evaluated. Holliday has been rehabbing at the Cardinals spring training facility in Jupiter, Florida since suffering his injury on July 29th. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: The re-evaluation this weekend could be the next milestone in the rehab program for Holliday. If things go well, the Cardinals will look to increase his activities with the hopes to get him back before the end of the season. Continue to stash Holiday on your DL or bench if you have room, he could return and help your fantasy team down the stretch.


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St. Louis Cardinals leftfielder Matt Holliday left Wednesday night's 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds with a right quadriceps strain. Holliday was injured in the first inning after running to first base on a double play ball. The seven-time All-Star had an MRI later in the night to determine the severity of the injury. The team said that an update on Holliday's condition would be announced on Thursday after he is re-evaluated. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a frustrating season for Holliday owners, and now it has gotten even worse. The last time Holliday went on the DL, he missed a month of action. It's not known how long Holliday will be out for. If you have an extra DL spot for Holliday store him for the time being, if not, it may be time to cut ties.


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Tuesday night was the night of Matt Holliday. The veteran outfielder finished the game 2-of-4 with a grand slam, single, two runs and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The only knock on Holliday before his trip to the DL was a lack of power. Well, Holliday showed that even though he is getting up there in age, he still has a power stroke that will appear when needed. This was Holliday's first big game from his return to the DL and he's reminding owners of what they have missed out on when he was on the shelf.


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Matt Holliday, who sat out the All-Star game with a quadriceps injury that’s sidelined him for the past month, is hoping to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Cardinals’ lineup when they begin the second half Friday. (Source: NBCSports)

Fantasy Impact: Holliday is looking forward to a return to the St. Louis Cardinals lineup on Friday. Nothing is a guarantee, but if all goes to plan, Holliday should be healthy and ready to go against the New York Mets on July 17. If active, Holliday should return to all fantasy lineups. Just keep in mind that Holliday has been out for a month, so he may have to fight off a little rust.


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Holliday — who has been out nearly a month — said he intends to play in the contest after returning to the Cardinals’ lineup soon, probably for the series at the end of this week in Pittsburgh. (Source: STLToday)

Fantasy Impact: Even though Holliday has missed about a month of action this season, the fans still voted him into the ASG. Holliday was one of the best contact hitters in the NL before suffering a quad injury that put him on the sideline. If Holliday can suit up for the game or return shortly after the break his fantasy owners will be ecstatic.


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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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