Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

With Rich Hill precautionarily headed to the DL with a cracked fingernail, his spot in the rotation is open for a spot start. Buehler is one of the top candidates for the opportunity as he is the top pitching prospect in baseball and currently performing extremely well in Triple-A.

Fantasy Impact: If he does get the nod, this will only be a one start thing, but Buehler could really turn some heads and force the Dodgers' hand to get him more work at the next level. He can be picked up as a lottery ticket, but don't expect too much.

Category: Transactions

Yasiel Puig was out of the starting lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Padres on Wednesday, but pinch hit and went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a dreadful start to the season for Puig, who is batting just .215 and is still homerless. He's shown the talent before and should bounce back, so there's little reason to be concerned.

Category: Game Recaps

Kenta Maeda notched his second win on Wednesday night agains the Padres. Maeda had a lot of bite on his pitches, totaling 10 strikeouts. His efficiency wasn't the best as he was only able to go 5.2 innings (106 pitches) while allowing four earned runs.

Fantasy Impact: Maeda's strikeout rate of 34.8% is currently a career-high. It's encouraging to see his elite 15.1% swinging strike rate, but he is allowing a 46.1% hard hit rate. Kenta will look for his third win next week at home against the Marlins.

Category: Game Recaps

Cody Bellinger collected two hits, drove in a run and scored twice in the win on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger is off to a very respectible start to the young season. He is batting .304 with two HRs, five RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Category: Game Recaps

Corey Seager went 4-for-5 with a walk, run scored and three RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Seager has been on fire over the last seven games, batting .310 with four RBIs and three doubles. He struggled early on in the season, but he seems to have found his bat again.

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Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is not currently in danger of losing the ninth inning job despite his recent struggles, according to manager Dave Roberts. Jansen blew his second save of the season on Tuesday and has an ERA of 8.10 in seven appearances. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen's struggles to start the season have been widely documented, with much of the attention being paid to his diminished velocity. It is still early in the season, and Dave Roberts said Wednesday that Jansen's track record has earned him a long leash, but it is not too early to be worried or start thinking about handcuffing Jansen with someone like Joshua Fields.

Category: Rumors

Rich Hill was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with left third digit inflammation. (Source: Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not known when HIll hurt his left middle finger but fantasy owners cant be too surprised he landed on the disabled list. Hill could end up just missing one start if the injury is not serious. Fantasy owners should stash the veteran pitcher if they can.

Category: Injury Updates

Alex Wood allowed no runs on two hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Tuesday. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Wood was in line for a win before Kenley Jansen blew the save in the bottom of the ninth. This was a nice bounce-back performance for Wood, who had been knocked around for seven earned runs against the Athletics in his previous start. He now takes a 3.91 and impressive 0.74 WHIP into his next start against the Marlins at home.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Turner is progressing in his rehab but has not yet begun swinging a bat, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It had been reported over the weekend that Turner had begun catching soft tosses in his rehab from a broken left wrist, but he is not yet ready to begin taking swings. Swinging a bat is going to be one of the final hurdles for Turner, so consider him at least a few weeks away from returning until he can begin stepping into the box against live pitching.

Category: Injury Updates

Matt Kemp hit his second HR of the season on Monday, going 2-for-2 with a HR, run scored and three RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is off to a hot start this season, batting .333 with seven RBIs and has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners.

Category: Game Recaps

Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out nine over six innings to earn the win over the San Diego Padres on Monday. The performance was his second straight quality start and second straight win.

Fantasy Impact: After back-to-back solid performances, Ryu now carries a 2.89 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP through his first three starts. He has been excellent over his last two starts, allowing just four hits while striking out 17 over 12 innings. While Ryu has been good when healthy throughout his MLB career, history says he is not likely to keep up this pace. For now, though, fantasy owners can ride him while he's hot.

Category: Game Recaps

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, five RBIs, and a walk in Monday's win over the San Diego Padres. The home run was this third of the season, and the RBIs doubled his total to 10.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal is slashing .372 / .460 / .651 through his first 43 at-bats. He has been splitting time with Austin Barnes this season, and Barnes was the more popular pick in many fantasy drafts this offseason after batting .289 last season. Barnes, though, is batting .250 with no home runs and just one RBI through 20 at-bats, so the playing time pendulum will continue to swing in Grandal's favor if he can keep up with anything close to his current pace.

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The Dodgers managed their fifth win of the season Sunday against Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks. In the 4th inning, Chris Taylor knocked a solo shot then later added a two-run double.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor is still only hitting .230 and doesn't have a steal yet, but the Dodgers still have him batting lead-off which is a good sign. The batting average and steals will come in due time.

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Clayton Kershaw dominated the Diamondbacks on Sunday, going seven innings (100 pitches) while only allowing two hits and one earned run. Kershaw had his entire repertoire working, especially his slider, racking up the majority of his 12 strikeouts with it.

Fantasy Impact: You can expect a lot more of this moving forward. Kershaw's win total will continue to rise as long as his teammates provide him an adequate amount of run support. Kershaw's next opponent will come at home against the Nationals.

Category: Game Recaps

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have placed infielder Logan Forsythe on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Infielder Breyvic Valera has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his spot on the roster. (Source: Alanna Rizzo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Forsythe exited Saturday's game early with right shoulder discomfort, and apparently, the inflammation in the shoulder is significant enough to require a trip to the disabled list. Through 12 games, he was batting .174 with one home run and four RBIs.

Category: Injury Updates

Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series as the Dodgers beat the Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson's homer put the Dodgers up 3-1 in the seventh, giving them a huge insurance run before Kenley Jansen came in to slam the door on the Astros. With the win Los Angeles has forced a do-or-die Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Yu Darvish hit hard by Astros

Sat, Oct 28th 11:14am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Yu Darvish allowed four runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings, taking the loss in Game 3 of the World Series versus the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish walked one and failed to strike anyone out. He induced just one swing and miss the entire time he was out there. Simply put, Darvish didn't have his best stuff in this one. He didn't even have average stuff. The impending free agent likely won't pitch again until Game 7 if necessary.

Category: Game Recaps

Enrique Hernandez went 3-for-4 with three homers, seven RBIs, and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 to advance to the World Series.

Fantasy Impact: It will be Los Angeles' first World Series appearance since 1988. Hernandez was the unlikeliest of heroes in this one. He hit .215 in the regular season but is the first player ever to hit three homers and collect seven RBIs in a post-season game.

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Adrian Gonzalez hasn't played for the Dodgers since June 11th because of a herniated disc is 2-for-5 with two RBIs in his first two games of his rehab assignment. (Source: usatoday.com)

Fantasy Impact: It'll be nice to see Gonzalez back in the Dodgers lineup, but don't expect much production from him. The Dodgers will more than likely ease him back into things so he doesn't reinjure himself again.

Category: Injury Updates

Brock Stewart received a no-decision on Wednesday night in Atlanta, allowing two runs over four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart allowed six baserunners and struck out just one. This was only his second start of the year after making his first six appearances of 2017 out of the bullpen. Unless the 25-year-old begins to show an uptick in strikeout percentage he won't be worth streaming in fantasy baseball. Stewart has just 13 K's through 20 2/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps