Los Angeles Dodgers

NL West

Hyun-Jin Ryu received a no-decision on Saturday night against the Mets, spinning seven scoreless innings while allowing just two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Ryu struck out six and didn't walk anyone. Unfortunately, LA's bullpen came in and lost the game for the Dodgers 3-0. This was a nice rebound for Ryu, however, as he had given up 21 runs over his past four stats entering this one. Still in the Cy Young race, Ryu will carry a 2.35 ERA into a home start versus Colorado next time out.

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Will Smith went hitless in four at-bats as the Dodgers beat the Mets on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has seen his average drop about 30 points since September began, down to .257 on the year. Still, he has shown tons of upside this season and should remain locked into lineups for the fantasy playoffs. He'll likely enter 2020 as a consensus top-five fantasy catcher.

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Gavin Lux went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored in the Dodgers' 9-2 win over the Mets on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Lux's homer was a three-run shot off Noah Syndergaard, an impressive feat. The 21-year-old rookie now has two homers and a steal over his past three starts.

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Clayton Kershaw improved to 14-5 on Friday against the Mets, tossing 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw worked around four hits and three walks in this one. He gave up a homer in the first inning but settled down right away. The lefty now has a 3.05 ERA on the year to go along with 176 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings. He'll remain a must-start fantasy option the rest of the way.

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Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in the Dodgers' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger has been an elite fantasy option this season, batting .305 with a 1.041 OPS, 44 homers, and 107 RBI. However, he has also added 12 steals, which makes him one of the most valuable commodities in fantasy baseball.

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Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's expected to undergo an MRI but this is the exact same issue Hill dealt with in spring training. There's a decent chance he could be done for the season. The veteran lefty has made 11 starts this year and posted a 2.68 ERA.

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Kenley Jansen picked up his 29th save of 2019 on Thursday in Baltimore, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: This was Jansen's first save in a little over a week. He hasn't been his usual dominant self this season, posting a 3.72 ERA thus far, but he remains the locked-in closer for the best team in the National League.

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A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Dodgers' loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pollock hit three homers back on September 6th and then went hitless over his next three contests. Last night's homer was his 14th of the season to go along with a .260 average and a .799 OPS.

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Max Muncy (wrist) has been facing live pitching in Arizona and is on track to return Friday. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muncy has been sidelined since August 28th with a wrist injury. Fantasy owners can feel free to start him once he's activated off the injured list.

Category: Injury Updates


Ross Stripling pitched three innings in Wednesday's start in Baltimore, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Stripling missed all of August with a neck injury and doesn't have the arm strength to pitch deep into games right now. He'll primarily be used a reliever for the playoffs and doesn't offer any fantasy value for the rest of 2019.

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Alex Verdugo (oblique, back) will be shut down for a few more days. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Verdugo landed on the IL back in August with an oblique strain. He then injured his back on his rehab assignment. It's possible he could miss the rest of the regular season and doesn't need to be owned in standard re-draft fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


X-rays on Justin Turner's injured ankle came back negative. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That's the good news. However, Turner will undergo an MRI if the pain doesn't subside soon. The veteran third baseman has been dealing with this ankle issue for a few days now. It's unlikely he'll return to the lineup tonight in Baltimore.

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Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBI in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Seager's first multi-homer game of the season and it gave him 16 long balls on the season. The 25-year-old also homered on Sunday afternoon, giving him three in his last two games. It has been a frustrating year for Seager, who underwent two major surgeries last season. Perhaps he is set to finish strong, however.

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Walker Buehler improved to 13-3 on Tuesday versus the Orioles, striking out 11 while spinning seven scoreless innings.

Fantasy Impact: Buehler allowed four hits and didn't walk anyone. This was a nice bounce back from his last start where Buehler uncharacteristically allowed six runs. The young right-hander got off to a slow start this year but has been dominant since early-May. Since May 11th he has posted a 2.63 ERA to go along with 169 strikeouts in 130 innings.

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Matt Beaty went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBI as the Dodgers beat the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Beaty homered off Dereck Rodriguez in the fourth inning. He is now batting .286 with an .835 OPS in limited action for the Dodgers this season. He would certainly have a lot more fantasy value if LA ever gave him everyday at-bats.

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Julio Urias tossed two scoreless innings and struck out four as the Dodgers blanked the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Urias got the start in this one but was basically serving as an opener. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said afterwards that Urias will transition back to the bullpen moving forward.

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Joc Pederson (abdomen) isn’t in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Rockies. (Source: J.P. Hoornstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson exited Monday’s game early after hitting the outfield wall hard while making a leaping catch. He will be held out of Tuesday’s contest. Enrique Hernandez will start in right field and replace Pederson in the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Dustin May took a line drive to the head off the bat of Jake Lamb, but was able to walk off the field under his own power. (Source: Richard Morin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: May entered the game as a relief pitcher, and retired one batter before being struck by the line drive. It was encouraging that he was able to walk off the field without assistance, but he will most likely head to the injured list after further testing.

Category: Injury Updates


Tony Gonsolin received a no-decision on Friday night against the Diamondbacks, allowing two earned runs on three hits over five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin struck out five and walked three as the Dodgers went on to lose 5-4. The right-hander has now given up just five earned runs over his last 24 innings. He doesn't usually pitch more than five innings, but Gonsolin will still be a nice streaming option for his next matchup against the Giants.

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Kenta Maeda received a no-decision on Wednesday in San Diego, allowing two runs on two hits over five innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Maeda struck out three and walked three in the outing, which LA went on to win 6-4 in extras. The 31-year-old has now given up three runs or less in four straight starts. He'll remain a streaming option next time out against the Rockies.

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