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Salvador Perez went 2-for-3, with a run a scored, and a RBI in a 7-1 victory over the Twins on Monday night. The Royals offense is amongst the tops in the league in part to Perez's fast start.

Fantasy Impact: Salvador Perez has been an offensive force out the gate in 2015. Continue to roster/start Perez in all formats.

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Avisail Garcia sparked a ninth inning rally for the White Sox. With one out, down three in the ninth, Garcia spanked a double down the first base line, that helped lead the White Sox to scoring four in the ninth, and securing the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Avisail Garcia is off to a fast start, hitting .308 on the young season. If available, snatch him up in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Though he was robbed of one double earlier in the 6th inning, scored instead as reaching on a fielding error, Evan Gattis grenaded a long fly ball to deep left center field for a double in the 8th inning during the 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday evening. He also had a strikeout and scored one of the many runs of game.

Fantasy Impact: Bringing his batting average up slightly to .130 on the season, Evan Gattis' hard work and determination are yielding the necessary results that he desires and is more than capable of. The uphill battle to get his batting average back to normal is finally getting to near the peak for El Oso Blanco. Look for Gattis' work ethic to continue to pay off for him and the team.

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George Springer went 1-for 4 on Monday evening in the 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. He had a 6th inning double, while tallying 2 strikeouts and scoring one of the game's many runs.

Fantasy Impact: Springer is slowly, but surely climbing out of his batting slump. Already a solid glove, Springer will continue to make strides with his bat. Thankfully for him, the two are starting to gel at the same time.

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In the 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday evening, Jake Marisnick went 1-for-3 with a 3rd inning double. He also tallied a walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: The consistency of Marisnick is a welcomed sight in Houston. The young center fielder stands to date with a .324 average and will only get better from here.

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Melky Cabrera only had one hit on Monday night vs the Tribe, but that one hit secured a 4-3 walk off victory for the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Melky Cabrera's only hit of the game, was a walk off single in the bottom of the ninth, to secure a 4-3 Victory for the White Sox. Continue to be patient with Cabrera, and the White Sox offense. It's only a matter of time, before they pay big dividends.

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Cubs prospect Addison Russell reportedly will be called up to the Major Leagues Tuesday. The shortstop prospect will play second base for the Cubs. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Russell, the No. 3 ranked prospect by Baseball America, has hit .297 with one home run through nine games in Iowa. He also hit .317 with two stolen bases this spring. The Cubs have been playing Jonathan Herrera at second with Tommy La Stella on the disabled list. Herrera has hit only .182 in his 22 at-bats this season. Russell projects as a shortstop, but for the time being he will have second base all to himself. Due to the run scoring potential of the Cubs offense, Russell is an immediate pickup in all all fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions


Jake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Cubs defeated the Pirates 5-2. Arrieta gave up four hits and walked none while striking out seven, as he ran his record to 2-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta is now 3-for-3 in quality starts this season. He has proven that 2014 was no fluke as he will bring a 1.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a 8.3 K/9 rate into his fourth start of the season.

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Ryan Braun broke up a shutout in the ninth inning Monday night for Milwaukee, smacking a solo home run to right center field, his first of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's nice to see Braun hit the ball with some authority, considering the weak contact plague has afflicted the Brewers' clubhouse since Opening Day. Unfortunately, the lone run had virtually no bearing on the game, but it proves that Braun still has some pop in his bat. It's a promising sign for fantasy owners banking on a bounceback.

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Wily Peralta managed to complete 7 innings vs. the Reds Monday night, striking out 5 in the process. But he allowed 8 hits and 3 walks, including 2 home runs which accounted for 5 of his 6 earned runs allowed.

Fantasy Impact: The 5 strikeouts are a positive sign, as Peralta only amassed 3 in his first 12 innings of the season. However, the home runs turn a promising start into a mini-disaster for the fantasy line. Peralta and his heavy sinker generally keep the ball in the park, so don't be too quick to lose the faith in one of the Brewers' better starting pitchers.

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In Monday night's game vs. Cincinnati, a wayward foul tip broke Jonathon Lucroy's toe. The Brewers have announced that he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. (Source: Adam McCalvy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lucroy wasn't off to a particularly fast start, but this is still a huge blow for a struggling Brewers team already missing Carlos Gomez. Martin Maldonado will take over most of the time at catcher for the Brewers, but he isn't a particularly attractive fantasy option.

Category: Injury Updates


Wilson Ramos is currently on a four game hit streak with four RBI and one double.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos pulled his average up from a .167 to a .268 in the last four games. His slash line is now .268/.262/.390 with one home run on the season. Now that he is making consistent contact, look for the power to start taking over with his career .430 SLG.

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Omar Infante suffered a left groin strain while running the bases on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ned Yost hopes Infante can play as soon as Tuesday but a trip to the DL has not been ruled out. Christian Colon will fill in for Infante at second base.

Category: Injury Updates


Rendon has been hitting and fielding grounders at the practice facility but Matt Williams wouldn't put a timetable on his return Sunday. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Nationals are not going to rush Rendon back on the field. They have always shown patience when it comes to injuries and this is no different.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Desmond upped his average from a .211 to .314. He has eight hits in the last three games with one RBI, one walk, and zero strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond has turned his bat around and is showing confidence at the plate. His slash line is .314/.375/.451 now with five RBI. He is on a six game hit streak, with multiple hits in his last three games. The home runs will start to show now that he is making consistent contact.

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Justin Masterson bounces back

Mon, Apr 20th 10:51pm EDT
By Jared Zaworski

BOS

Justin Masterson picked up his second win of the season against the Orioles on Monday afternoon in a rain-shortened game.

Fantasy Impact: Masterson is 2-0 on the early season, but his ERA is high sitting at 5.74. He had his best start of the year Monday hurling five innings with one earned run and six strikeouts. He is a low-end fantasy option as a starter in a deep league, but he's worth keeping an eye on for a waiver wire pick up.

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Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 4-1 win against the Phillies

Fantasy Impact: In the last five games, Zimmerman is batting .250 with a five-game RBI streak. On the season, he is batting .184 with 11 RBI.

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Mookie Betts leads the charge

Mon, Apr 20th 10:39pm EDT
By Jared Zaworski

BOS

Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 Monday, but he chipped in with two runs scored and a stolen base in the victory over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Although Betts average is hovering around .200, his production out of the leadoff spot has been stellar with two home runs and eight RBI. His speed is becoming a fantasy factor also, as he notched his fourth steal in the win Monday afternoon.

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Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-3 with RBI and a run scored in a 7-1 win Monday vs the Orioles. Pedroia upped his season average to .280.

Fantasy Impact: Pedroia broke out of a mini-slump Monday afternoon and continues to be a solid fantasy option at 2nd base. The pop seems to have returned to his bat early this season with three home runs and seven RBI.

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After being hit around in his first two starts, David Buchanan was unable to get his season on track. Sunday afternoon featured a 4 run effort by the Nationals, 3 of which came against Buchanan over 5 innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Although still unable to lo a win or Quality Start, David Buchanan has shown some level of improvement, dropping his ERA and WHIP in each game he has pitched. Both stats still sit in unusable territory at 9.22 and 2.27 respectively, but the silver lining is that Buchanan does appear to be improving slowly. With the Phillies lack of rotation depth, Buchanan is safe for now and his slow but steady progress will be worth watching.

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