Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

Chris Taylor went 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored on Tuesday as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-3 in game one of a double header.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor has been the team's primary shortstop this year with Corey Seager done for the season. He hasn't been as productive as a season ago, but he remains valuable to fantasy teams with his multi-position eligibility.

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Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: The 33-year-old missed the start of the season with an injured wrist, and he's still working his way back. Turner is now hitting .255 with a .719 OPS, two homers, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored. Wrist injuries can linger a bit, but Turner should improve as the year goes on.

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Yasiel Puig doubles in win

Tue, Jun 19th 11:21pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk as the Dodgers beat the Cubs on Tuesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old was off to a slow start this year, but he has picked it up in June. Puig is slashing .333/.404/.647 this month to go along with three long balls, 11 RBI, and a steal.

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Cody Bellinger went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a walk on Monday as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-3 in game one of a double header.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a rough sophomore season for the reigning Rookie of the Year. Bellinger hit just .180 in May and is now batting .227 in June. The good news is he has a .393 OBP and a .591 slugging percentage this month. He homered in four straight games earlier this month, but unfortunately hasn't done much since. The 22-year-old still has big time upside if he gets things together. Perhaps he's a buy low.

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Clayton Kershaw (back) will make a rehab start on Saturday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Los Angeles is playing it safe here by giving Kershaw a rehab outing before coming back. There was originally speculation that he could start this weekend, but that's no longer the case. The 30-year-old could return by the end of next week if all goes well on Saturday.

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Kenley Jansen picked up his 18th save of the season on Tuesday afternoon, striking out one in a perfect ninth to clinch the 4-3 win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen earned the save in game one of a double header. It took him just 12 pitches. The 30-year-old closer struggled a bit in April, but he's been nails ever since. For the year he owns a 2.41 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings pitched.

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Rich hill looked awesome in his first start back from the DL. Hill was able to pitch six scoreless innings while only allowing three hits, registering six strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: This is an encouraging start for fantasy owners that held onto Hill or took a shot on him in waivers. Hill’s curveball had a lot of bite with excellent commmand. The Cubs look to be his next opponent yet again, however, the start will come at home in Los Angeles.

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Caleb Ferguson allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits and a walk over five innings on Sunday against the Giants. He struck out six and took the loss, falling to 0-1.

Fantasy Impact: Ferguson was done in by two home runs, though they were the only hits he allowed. His spot in the starting rotation is tenuous at the moment but, either way, he's not worth starting in most leagues.

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Alex Wood beats Giants

Sun, Jun 17th 11:10am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Alex Wood allowed one run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings Saturday in his win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Wood's owners hope that he was able to right the ship in a favorable matchup. He entered Saturday's having allowed 15 runs (13 earned) over his last 12 innings. Despite the recent hiccup, Wood had been very consistent of late. His ERA and WHIP sit at 4.22 and 1.18 this season.

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Enrique Hernandez finished 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's contest against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has now homered in consecutive games, and he now has three homers in his last five games. He has five runs scored and five RBIs in that stretch. He is more useful in daily leagues as he's mostly platooned and hasn't been as effective in a regular role. He's produced a triple slash of .218/.299/.449 this season.

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Ross Stripling allowed two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Giants on Friday. The win was his sixth in a row and brings him to 6-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Stripling continues to impress and now has a 1.76 ERA and 78 strikeouts over 66 1/3 innings. If you grabbed him on the waiver wire a month or so ago, continue to enjoy the ride while it lasts. Stripling does not have a track record of this kind of success, but there is also nothing in his peripherals indicating that it is a fluke. He will look to win his seventh in a row when he takes on the Cubs in his next start.

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Kenta Maeda allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one over five innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Maeda looked a little rusty in his first start back from the disabled list but limited the damage despite only striking out one batter. He threw 76 pitches before being lifted, and he will look to stretch out a bit more when he takes on the Cubs in his next start.

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Yasmani Grandal was 2-for-5 at the dish on Tuesday. He manged to score once and produce two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Grandal is still productive enough at a tough position like catcher to warrant a spot in all leagues.

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Max Muncy goes deep in win

Wed, Jun 13th 10:32am EDT
By Jonathan Witt

Max Muncy hit his 13th HR of the season against Texas on Tuesday. He was 2-for-5 overall with a pair of RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: This was the fourth straight game that Muncy has homered in. He is becoming a serviceable 1B for fantasy owners.

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Joc Pederson was outstanding from the plate against Texas. He was 3-for-4 with a HR, two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Pederson is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now. He is hitting an impressive .481 in June. Owners just need to be aware that despite how hot he is, he still may sit against lefties.

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The Dodgers have placed rookie pitcher Walker Buehler on the 10-day disabled list with a right rib micro fracture. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move was made retroactive to June 9th. The 23-year-old isn't exepcted to be out long, but it's a bummer nonetheless. Through nine starts Buehler has a 2.63 ERA while averaging over a strikeout per inning.

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Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Dodgers defeated the Braves on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kemp is hitting .354 with four home runs and 16 RBI over the last 14 games. The veteran outfielder is having a surprising bounce-back season and fantasy owners should be adding him if he is available on the wire.

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Dennis Santana has been scratched from his major league debut due to a lat injury. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it could be a lengthy absence based on MRI results. It's hard to hold Santana in redraft leagues given he's not guaranteed a roster spot, much less a place in the rotation, when he returns.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Cingrani left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with shoulder discomfort, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he “felt some sort of sharp pain."

Fantasy Impact: Cingrani faced one batter and walked him before exiting the game, and "sharp pain" is never what you want to hear from a pitcher, especially one who recently spent time on the disabled list this season with a shoulder injury. More information should be available Thursday or Friday after he is evaluated, but it would not be surprising to see him land back on the DL at this point.

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Brock Stewart was struggling with his command on Monday, allowing two walks, five hits and four runs (three earned). Stewart struck out five batters through four innings (81 pitches).

Fantasy Impact: This wasn’t an ideal start for anyone who streamed Stewart in an NL-only league or in DFS. Steer clear if he gets the nod this weekend at Coors Field.

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