Baltimore Orioles

AL East

Trey Mancini is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Mancini’s leg is pretty banged up. He should be back in there in a day or two. The Orioles have DJ Stewart in right field, Chris Davis at first base and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot Sunday.

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Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving up three runs on two hits and walked one batter as the Orioles lost to the Mariners in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Givens was one of the few players on the Orioles getting drafted by fantasy owners before the season as the reliever looked like he would have a big year as the teams closer. But that was not the case as Givens has struggled and has a 4.77 ERA and has converted 11 of 19 save opportunities.

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Renato Nunez went 1-for-4 and scored a run on Saturday as the Orioles lost to the Mariners over 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez is hitting just .246 on the season but has put up some nice power numbers. The 25-year-old third baseman has 29 home runs, and 82 RBI over 143 games and is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Austin Hays went 1-for-6 with a two-run home run Saturday as the Orioles lost against the Mariners in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Hays has looked good since coming up to the majors this season. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting 12-for-39 (.308) with two homers, four doubles, seven RBI, and a 5/4 K/BB ratio through 14 games.

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Asher Wojciechowski allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four across 4.1 innings Saturday against the Mariners. He did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Wojciechowski had a nice run when he was called up in July by the Orioles but has been struggling. Overall he is 3-8 with a 5.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 76 1/3 innings. Woj is expected to make his final start of the season Friday at Boston.

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Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a steal, run and walk during a 5-3 victory against the Mariners on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Villar is batting .277 with 23 home runs, 69 RBI, 106 runs and 37 steals in 602 at-bats this season and has a career-best in homers, runs and RBI. The veteran infielder will be a high draft pick in fantasy drafts next season.

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Anthony Santander finished 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday’s 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Santander has been a nice surprise for the Orioles this season. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .269 with 20 home runs, 59 RBI and 44 runs scored on the year and should have a good shot at winning an outfield position in 2020.

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Hanser Alberto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday in the 5-3 win against Seattle.

Fantasy Impact: Alberto has had a solid season playing at second and third base for the Orioles this season. The 26-year-old infielder is batting .313 with 12 home runs, 49 RBI and 60 runs scored on the year and is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Aaron Brooks allowed one run on one hit with one walk and four strikeouts across seven innings during a relief appearance to earn a victory against the Mariners on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Brooks came in as the bulk reliever after Richard Blier pitched the first two innings for the Orioles and went the final seven innings for the win. Brooks is now 6-8 with a 5.75 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 81 strikeouts across 108 innings this season.

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Gabriel Ynoa took the loss against the Blue Jays on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on six hits over 6.1 innings, striking out one and walking none as the Orioles fell 8-4.

Fantasy Impact: Ynoa finished with a quality start but ended up with the loss and is now 1-9 on the season with a 5.65 ERA in 35 games (12 starts). The 26-year-old pitcher should be left on the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues.

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Alex Cobb (hip, knee) is expected to be ready for the opening of spring training next February according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. (Source: masnsports.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has had two different surgeries this season as he underwent season-ending surgery back in June to repair a labrum tear in his hip and he also had a separate procedure for a meniscus tear in his knee. the veteran starter has struggled the last two seasons on the mound and is no longer fantasy relevant.

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Miguel Castro gave up six runs (five earned) on three hits and walked two batters in two-thirds of an inning and took his third loss as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro was asked to protect a four-run lead in the ninth and fell apart leading to the Orioles losing. The 24-year-old reliever has been having a good season and came into the game with a 2.47 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings since May 28.

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Hunter Harvey will not pitch again this season, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. (Source: Dan Connolly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Orioles are calling the shutdown "precautionary" as Harvey hasn't been able to pitch due to right biceps soreness. The 24-year-old was once a top prospect but has dealt with injuries his whole career. Hopefully, Harvey can come into 2020 completely healthy and compete for a spot in the rotation.

Category: Injury Updates


Dylan Bundy allowed one earned run on five hits and five walks while striking out eight across five innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy struggled with control with the five walks and had four in the first two innings. But the 26-year-old was able to avoid any real damage and now has a 4.89 ERA on the season. Bundy draws a rematch against the Blue Jays in his next start, currently projected to come Monday.

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Mason Williams didn't show concussion symptoms after running into the outfield wall Tuesday but will be monitored overnight nonetheless, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. (Source: Joe Trezza on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams banged into the outfield wall in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's loss to the Blue Jays while trying to track down a line drive off the bat of Cavan Biggio. He'll be monitored overnight and there should be another update on his status on Wednesday.

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Chandler Shepherd allowed three runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts across four innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Sheperd was making his first major league start on Tuesday. Overall the 27-year-old has a 4.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and nine strikeouts in 11 innings. Shepherd will pitch next at home against the Mariners on Sunday.

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Mark Trumbo was scratched from the lineup ahead of Monday's game against the Tigers with a strained left trapezius, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There has been no news on how serious the injury is but do not be surprised if Trumbo is shut down for the season. The slugger is 5-for-19 (.263) since joining the Orioles on September 2 following a lengthy recovery from offseason knee surgery.

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John Means allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings Monday, striking out three batters and taking the loss against Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Means is now 10-11 on the season with a 3.65 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. The lefty has been the Orioles most reliable starter and is worth owning in deeper fantasy formats. Means will look to turn things around at home against Seattle on Saturday.

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DJ Stewart went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Friday in a win against the Tigers by a 6-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart has two home runs on the season now and overall is hitting .228 with a .297 on-base percentage over 100 at-bats. The 25-year-old outfielder is getting an opportunity to play at the end of the season but is not worth picking up in anything but AL-only formats.

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Ty Blach allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three across 2 1/3 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Blach did not look good at all on Tuesday and is now 1-2 with a 10.95 ERA and 2.15 WHIP. The 28-year-old lefty will face the Tigers next and fantasy owners should be leaving Blach on the waiver wire.

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