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Braves president Alex Anthopoulos says the team "would love to" re-sign OF Marcell Ozuna. (Source: braves.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: No surprise here. “Marcell was amazing for us. He was awesome. I’d love to have him back," Anthopoulos said. Ozuna settled for a one-year, $18 million contract following a couple of down seasons with the Cardinals. It proved to be a tremendous value for the Braves as Ozuna wound up leading the National League in homers (18) and RBI (56) while finishing third in batting average (.338). The Braves have had some recent success with one-year deals, both with Ozuna this year and with Josh Donaldson in 2019. It remains to be seen if they would pay what it would take to bring him back on a multi-year deal. The Red Sox have been suggested as another team who might have interest in Ozuna's services.


The Phillies announced that RHP Zack Wheeler recently underwent a right middle finger resection procedure. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler infamously ripped a fingernail on his pitching hand while putting on a pair of pants in September. This procedure isn't considered serious and Wheeler is expected to be at full health come spring training.

Category: Injury Updates


Tony Gonsolin named the Dodgers’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Rays. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin tossed two innings during his last appearance in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Braves. He will most likely be limited for Wednesday's Game 2 start. Gonsolin has struggled during the 2020 postseason, surrendering seven runs (9.95 ERA) on five hits and six walks (1.74 WHIP) with eight strikeouts over six 1/3 innings.

Category: Transactions


Randy Arozarena went 0-for-3 with a walk during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Arozarena was recently named the American League Championship Series MVP, but was quiet in his World Series debut. He walked and struck out once in Tuesday's loss. Arozarena has been incredible this postseason, hitting .362 (21-for-58) with seven home runs, 10 RBI and 14 runs scored over 14 games in the 2020 postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Brosseau went 1-for-1 with an RBI during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Brousseau pinch-hit for Ji-Man Choi in the seventh inning and laced an RBI single into right field to cut into the Dodgers lead 8-2. He has been primarily used against lefties off the bench. Brosseau is hitting .263 (5-for-19) with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored over 14 games this postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier took Clayton Kershaw deep in the fifth inning to put the Rays on the scoreboard. It was only run the Rays' offense was able to muster up against Kershaw. He has been dealing with a sore wrist, but was deemed "good to go" for the World Series. Kiermaier is hitting .231 (9-for-39) with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored over 14 games this postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Glasnow allowed six runs on three hits and six walks while striking out eight over four 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Glasnow picked up the loss and struggled in his World Series debut. He issued six free passes and yielded six runs in Tuesday's Game 1 loss. The right-hander cruised through the first three innings until surrendering a two-run shot to Cody Bellinger in the fourth. He allowed four more runs in the fifth before exiting. Glasnow threw a total of 112 pitches, landing 58 for strikes. The 27-year-old owns a 6.08 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 33 strikeouts over 23 2/3 innings during the 2020 postseason. Glasnow will look to rebound in his next postseason start which will most likely be in Game 5 or 6 if necessary.

Category: Game Recaps


Max Muncy went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 take down of the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Max Muncy took a ground ball off the face in pregame warmups but was unfazed by the incident and put up a great game. He picked up his first RBI via a fielder's choice in the fifth inning and his second came in the seventh when he doubled in Justin Turner to put the Dodgers up 8-1. Muncy is only hitting .228 this postseason but he's sporting an absurd .448 OBP with a .476 SLG. He's also picked up two home runs, 10 RBI, and a solid 17:16 K/BB ratio over 42 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a walk in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Betts was the lynch pin in a four-run fifth inning after he drew a leadoff walk and stole second and third base before scoring off of a Max Muncy fielder's choice. He then led off the next inning with a solo home run, his first of the 2020 postseason; he picked up a single later in the game as well. The stud right-fielder is proving to be worth every penny as he's putting together an outstanding postseason thus far. He's slashing .327/.424/.510 with six doubles, one home run, six RBI, and four stolen bases over 49 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Cody Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger took Tyler Glasnow deep for a two-run bomb, his only hit of the night, in the fourth inning to open up the scoring and put the Dodgers on the board. He's smacked a long ball in back-to-back games now. In fact, the center fielder popped his shoulder out of its socket in his home run celebration in Game 7 of the NLCS but, thankfully, looked no worse for the wear. He's having the best postseason run of his young career with a .250/.357/.583 batting line to go along with four home runs and 12 RBI over 48 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw was locked in from the get go in Game 1, only firing 78 pitches--53 strikes--in the highly efficient outing. Kevin Kiermaier clocked a solo homer off of him in the top of the fifth inning but that was the only real mistake the left-hander allowed. He was also given plenty of run support with the Dodgers holding an 8-1 lead when he exited the ball game. Kershaw is having the best postseason stretch of his illustrious career with a 3-1 record, 2.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and a 31:3 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. Los Angeles will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


The Braves are looking to lock up 1B Freddie Freeman to a long-term contract extension. (Source: David O’Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "He's (Freeman) someone that we plan on and expect to have him as a Brave for a long time, and he plans that as well," said Braves' GM Alex Anthopoulos. "Both sides want that to happen, want that to occur." Freeman had a terrific 2020 campaign, slashing .341/.462/.640 with 13 home runs, 53 RBI, 51 RBI and two stolen bases across 262 plate appearances. The 31-year-old 1B is under contract until the 2021 season. Both sides will work on a long-term extension during the off-season.

Category: Rumors


OF Ronald Acuna played through a sore left wrist throughout the postseason. (Source: David O’Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Acuna played the postseason with a wrist issue, but was at no risk of further aggravating his injury. "He played banged up," said Braves' GM Alex Anthopoulos. "But it was good enough for him to play and not risk it getting worse playing through soreness until he could rest in the offseason." The 22-year-old OF slashed .217/.333/.370 in 12 playoff games. Acuna will have all offseason to recover and is expected to be one of the top picks off the board in fantasy drafts next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Soroka (Achilles) is expected to be ready to throw by the time spring training begins. (Source: David O’Brien on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soroka tore his Achilles in early August and is expected to begin throwing once Spring Training rolls around. He is progressing ahead of schedule, but the Braves will be cautious with the 23-year-old. Soroko finished 2020 with a (0-1) record along with a 3.95 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and eight strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Padres RHP Luis Perdomo underwent Tommy John surgery last week. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perdomo dealt with forearm inflammation during the regular season and apparently the issue was a bigger deal than originally anticipated. He'll be out for the entirety of the 2021 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates


Padres catching prospect Luis Campusano was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony marijuana possession. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year-old was allegedly found with 79 grams of marijuana near his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. The Padres have acknowledged his arrest but have declined further comment. Campusano is one of the best catching prospects in baseball and homered in his lone MLB appearance during the regular season. This will be a story to follow for dynasty league fantasy managers.


Rays LHP Jose Alvarado was left off the team's World Series roster. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alvarado was activated off the IL prior to the ALCS against the Astros. The big lefty made two appearances but apparently didn't show enough to make the cut for the World Series. Ryan Sherriff, a fellot lefty, is essentially replacing him.


The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clayton Kershaw is starting Game 1 and it's unclear still as to who will pitch Game 2. Buehler most recently appeared in Game 6 of the NLCS, tossing six shutout innings while striking out six. The 2020 World Series begins on Tuesday night, with Kershaw matched up against Tyler Glasnow of the Rays.


Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings in his previous outing. He will pitch Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old owns a (2-2) record along with a 3.20 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 19 strikeouts over 19 2/3 innings.

Category: Injury Updates


Corey Seager, despite going 0-for-5 in Game 7, took home NLCS MVP honors on Sunday after the Dodgers beat the Braves 4-3 to advance to the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: Seager certainly deserved the honor as he slashed .310/.333/.897 with five home runs and 11 RBI over the seven-game series. The shortstop has picked up right where he left off in the regular season as has been instrumental in the Dodgers reaching the World Series for the third time in the last four years.

Category: Game Recaps