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Jonathan Schoop goes yard

Thu, Jul 27th 12:42am EDT
By Matthew Marino

BAL

Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer Wednesday, providing for the only Orioles' run.

Fantasy Impact: It was Schoop's 22nd home run of the year and fourth in his last seven games. The second baseman is absolutely on fire. Keep rolling him out in your lineups.

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Zach Britton allowed two runs on three hits over an inning of work on Tuesday afternoon as the Orioles lost to the Rays 5-1.

Fantasy Impact: This was a non save situation so Baltimore was simply trying to get Britton some work. He has now allowed six earned runs through nine innings since returning from a forearm injury on July 5th. He's still the closer for the Orioles, but Brad Brach should remain stashed wherever possible.

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Ubaldo Jimenez fell to 4-7 on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa Bay, allowing two runs on three hits over six innings.

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez walked two and struck out nine. All things considered this was one of his best starts of the year, however, his 6.93 season ERA keeps him far off the fantasy radar.

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Welington Castillo went 2-4 at the dish Tuesday against Jake Faria and the Rays. Both hits were singles. He scored a run and drove in two. The Orioles lost 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Castillo has been in a platoon with Caleb Joseph, but has had a few nice games over the past week. You can probably find better on the waiver wire, but catcher has been a thin position all year. He is now hitting .272 with nine homers, 28 RBIs, and 26 runs over 224 at-bats.

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Manny Machado nets two hits

Tue, Jul 25th 11:17pm EDT
By Matthew Marino

BAL

Manny Machado went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Machado seems to be getting on base much easier as of late. It was Manny's 19th double of the year and his 53rd RBI. Hopefully he can keep up this increased production to get back to the precedent set by his last two All-Star seasons.

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Wade Miley allowed five runs on five hits over six innings of work on Tuesday night versus the Rays. The southpaw also struck out four and walked three.

Fantasy Impact: The 30-year-old Miley now has a 4-9 record to go along with a 5.69 ERA as we approach the end of July. He shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy team.

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Trey Mancini pops a home run

Tue, Jul 25th 10:44pm EDT
By Matthew Marino

BAL

Trey Mancini put together a real nice game Tuesday night, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs, and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Mancini has pretty consistently been putting up solid stats and providing decent power upside. He's definitely a usable fantasy asset. Keep an eye on his splits, however. Trey has performed much better against righties (.328/.378/.576/.954) than lefties (.245/.280/.402/.682).

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Adam Jones led the charge against the Rays on Monday, going 3-5 with a double, homer, and two runs scored. The Orioles shut out the Rays 5-0.

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been unbelievably hot over the past two weeks, ranking eighth in Yahoo leagues in that span. Jones is now hitting .278 with 19 homers, 55 runs scored, and 51 RBIs. Looks like the lead off spot is clicking for him.

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Kevin Gausman earned the win on Monday at Tropicana Field, throwing six shutout innings while allowing just five hits.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman also struck out eight and walked three, as he lowered his season ERA to 5.79 with the outing. Gausman is still just 26 years old, but he hasn't had much to be encouraged about this year. Perhaps this is the start of him turning things around.

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Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday against the Rays. (Source: Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Orioles set to face lefty Blake Snell Davis will take seat as the Orioles roll out an all right-handed lineup.


Mark Trumbo playing 1B Monday

Mon, Jul 24th 4:17pm EDT
By Elliott Baas

BAL

Mark Trumbo is batting cleanup and playing 1B for only the second time this season. (Source: Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trumbo is only three games away from eligibility in leagues with more lenient positional eligibility requirements. 1B eligibility would be nice for Trumbo owner, though it wouldn't give him a huge fantasy boost given the depth of the position.


Dylan Bundy lit up by Houston

Mon, Jul 24th 7:37am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

BAL

Dylan Bundy was hit hard again on Sunday, this time allowing seven runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. Bundy also walked three and struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: The early season dominance of Bundy now feels like a lifetime ago. The 24-year-old has a 8.41 ERA in July and doesn't need to be started in fantasy right now.

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Chris Tillman allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings versus Houston on Saturday night, adding five strikeouts without walking a batter.

Fantasy Impact: Considering Tillman was facing the vaunted Astros lineup this is actually a pretty good results. Still, the right-hander is not currently useable in fantasy. He has a 7.01 ERA with a 1.94 WHIP. Ouch.

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Seth Smith went 1-3 at the dish Monday, but that lone hit was a solo shot in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has played fairly well when receiving playing time, but that playing time is quickly dwindling. Trey Mancini has established himself as an everyday player, and Adam Jones has recently taken over the leadoff spot. This combination has led to a decrease in playing time for Smith, and when he does play, he likely will not be hitting higher than sixth. He is now hitting .260 with 10 homers, 21 RBIs, and 35 runs scored in 223 at-bats.

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Brad Brach threw a scoreless ninth inning on Monday night versus Texas to secure his 16th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The save is significant because it shows that Zach Britton is still not Baltimore's closer. Combined with the fact that Britton has been the subject of recent trade rumors, fantasy players should be holding on to Brach for the next couple of weeks.

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Caleb Joseph went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while stroking his fourth home run of the year on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Joseph has basically been in a timeshare with the oft-injured Wellington Castillo and has quietly produced decent stats. According to Mandy Bell of MLB.com, over the previous 45 games the catcher has a .313 avg with 17 RBIs, three home runs, nine doubles and a triple. His .293 overall avg is third best on the team behind only Schoop and Mancini.

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Mychal Givens struck out three over two scoreless innings to secure his 15th hold of the season on Saturday afternoon in Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Givens now has a 2.25 ERA on the season to go with his 15 holds. He doesn't have much value in leagues that only use saves, but should absolutely be owned in holds formats. Givens' fantasy value would be even higher if the Orioles started winning consistently again.

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J.J. Hardy's CT scan Monday confirmed a non-disclosed right wrist fracture that could sideline him for up to two months. Hardy was hit in the wrist by Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the 4th inning on Sunday. (Source: Brittany Ghiroli from MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is just another blow in a disappointing season for Hardy and the Orioles. Hardy is set to meet with a hand specialist on Tuesday. In his absence Rubén Tejada or a minor league call-up will likely take over duties at SS.

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Alec Asher shelled in loss

Wed, Jun 14th 7:51am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

BAL

Alec Asher allowed six runs on six hits over five inning versus the White Sox on Tuesday night. Asher also walked two and struck out only one.

Fantasy Impact: The right-hander is now 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA for the slumping Orioles. He's very off the fantasy radar right now.

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