Fantasy Baseball News

Game Recaps

Marlins infielder Starlin Castro went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Phillies. The homer was his 22nd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Castro had a forgettable first half of the year but finished the season strong, hitting seven home runs in September to set a new career-best with 22.


Rich Hill started and fired three scoreless innings in the Dodgers' regular season finale versus the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Hill struck out four and allowed just one hit. The 39-year-old finishes the season with a 2.45 ERA in 58 2/3 innings pitched. He'll most certainly be on the Dodgers' NLDS roster.


Taijuan Walker started Sunday's regular season finale versus the Padres and threw a scoreless inning.

Fantasy Impact: It was the only inning Walker threw in 2019 as he was recovering from major elbow and shoulder surgeries. The 27-year-old will compete for a spot in the Arizona rotation next spring.


Hernan Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: Perez's path to playing time was largely blocked by the likes of Mike Moustakas and Keston Hiura, but he continues to serve a valuable bench role for Milwaukee. He finishes the regular season batting .228 with eight homers and 18 RBI in 232 at-bats.


Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead with his two-run shot in the first inning. Grandal put together a great statistical season, batting .246 with 28 homers and 77 RBI in 153 games played.


Adrian Houser tossed four scoreless innings while allowing one hit and one walk against the Rockies on Sunday. He struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Houser departed too early to earn a win, and the Rockies eventually scored four unanswered runs later in the game. Houser now owns a 3.72 ERA alongside a 117:37 K:BB in 111.1 innings.


Masahiro Tanaka went three innings and gave up two runs on five hits and one walk along with two strikeouts as he got hit with the loss Sunday against the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka came in for the second inning on Sunday as Chad Green started and pitched the first frame. The Yankees wanted the veteran starter to get some innings in before the playoffs. Tanaka finishes the season with an 11-9 record with a 4.45 ERA.


Eduardo Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Orioles on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez was going for his 20th victory on the last day of the season but came up short. The lefty starter finishes 2019 with a 19-6 record with a 3.81 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 213 strikeouts in 203 1/3 innings.


Chicago White Sox left-hander Ross Detwiler allowed two runs in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Sunday's season finale. Detwiler went 5 1/3 innings while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Detwiler finishes his season with a 3-5 record, 6.59 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 46 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings of work.


Chicago White Sox DH Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Castillo was one of the bigger free-agent disappointments this season. He finishes the year with a .209 average, 12 homers, 19 runs, and 41 RBI.


Jose Abreu doubles in win

Mon, Sep 30th 6:03am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-1 with a double and a run in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Abreu finishes the season with a .284 average, .833 OPS, 38 doubles, 33 homers, 85 runs, and 123 RBI. The impending free agent may have played his final game with the White Sox on Sunday.


Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull gave up three earned runs in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Sunday's season finale. Turnbull went 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Turnbull took the loss, dropping his record to 3-17 on the year. He finishes the season with a 4.61 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 146 strikeouts in 148 1/3 innings of work.


Detroit Tigers third baseman Ronny Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez finishes his 2019 campaign with a .221 average, 14 homers, 29 runs, 43 RBI, and three steals.


Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-2 with a solo homer in a 5-3 loss to the White Sox in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera finished the season with homers in two consecutive days. The veteran isn't the feared power hitter he once was, finishing the year with a .282 average, 12 homers, 41 runs, and 59 RBI.


Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger struggled in an 8-2 loss to the Nationals in Sunday's season finale. Clevinger allowed six runs over 5 2/3 innings while striking out four and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Clevinger took the loss, dropping his record to 13-4 on the year. Despite missing almost two months with a back injury, Clevinger turned in a dominant season, posting a 2.71 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 169 strikeouts in 126 innings of work.


Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in an 8-2 loss to Washington in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor finishes another excellent season with a .284 average, .853 OPS, 40 doubles, 32 homers, 101 runs, 74 RBI, and 22 steals. He will again be an early-round selection in fantasy drafts in the spring.


Alex Gordon walks once

Mon, Sep 30th 5:46am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon went 0-for-1 with a walk in a 5-4 win over the Twins in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon was lifted for a pinch-hitter after two at-bats. The veteran finishes up the 2019 season with a .266 average, .741 OPS, 13 homers, 77 runs, 76 RBI, and five steals.


Kansas City Royals right-hander Jorge Lopez allowed four runs over six innings in a 5-4 win over the Twins on Sunday. Lopez struck out three in the no-decision.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez allowed three homers in the start. The veteran right-hander finishes his season with a 4-9 record, 6.33 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts in 123 2/3 innings of work.


Ian Kennedy earns third win

Mon, Sep 30th 5:42am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy threw a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-4 win over the Twins in Sunday's regular-season finale. Kennedy struck out two in the frame.

Fantasy Impact: Kennedy earned the win, upping his record to 3-2 on the year. The former starter found new life as Kansas City's closer, posting a 3.41 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 73 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings of work. He converted 30 saves in 34 opportunities.


Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier went 1-for-3 with a single and a run in a 5-4 win over the Twins in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Dozier finishes his breakout season with a .270 average, .870 OPS, 26 homers, 75 runs, 84 RBI, and two steals.