Tampa Bay Rays

AL East

Austin Meadows went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in the eleventh inning of the Rays' 2-1 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Meadows continues his breakout season with another home run on Saturday. For the season the 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .347 with a .423 on-base percentage with nine home runs, 23 RBI, 15 runs scored and four stolen bases over 111 plate appearances.

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Blake Snell allowed one run on six hits and one walk over six innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday. He struck out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Snell pitched a good game on Saturday but his offense let him down and he could not come away with the win. On the season Snell now has a 3.31 ERA, 1.00 WHIP with 62 strikeouts over 42 innings pitched. Snell faces the Indians on the road in his next matchup.

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Willy Adames went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run as the Rays lost to the Yankees by a 4-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Adames really struggled at the plate to start the season but has heated up in May. Over 11 games this month the 23-year-old infielder is hitting .324 with a .436 on-base percentage and seven runs scored. Adames is worth picking up in deeper fantasy leagues and AL-only formats.

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Jose Alvarado gave up three runs on four hits in the bottom of the ninth inning to blow a save and take the loss as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 4-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Alvarado has been used in a variety of situations this season and blew a rare save opportunity. The Rays are using a committee at closer so Alvarado may get another chance. The 23-year-old reliever is worth grabbing in all leagues that count both holds and saves.

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Brandon Lowe went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI double, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays this season. The 24-year-old infielder is now hitting .293 with a .346 on-base percentage with eight homers, 23 RBI, 23 runs scored and three steals over 38 games. Lowe is worth an add in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Yandy Diaz (ankle) is playing first base and batting leadoff on Friday versus the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz left Wednesday's game with ankle discomfort but it was never considered too serious. The Rays were off on Thursday, which evidently gave him enough time to recover. Diaz is hitting .273 with nine homers and a .886 OPS this season.

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Diego Castillo walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his fifth save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Castillo has been one of the most valuable relievers in baseball this season. The 25-year-old pitcher has a 1.57 ERA, five saves, 10 holds and 29:7 K:BB through 23 innings. Castillo is a must-own in all leagues that count saves and holds as a category.

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Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and drove in a run as the Rays beat the Marlins by a 4-0 score on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier started off the season hot but has been struggling at the plate. Over the last 21 days the veteran outfielder is hitting just .118 with a .231 on-base percentage. Kiermaier is more know for his glove than his bat and is only worth owning in deeper leagues and AL-only formats.

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Avisail Garcia went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia is hot at the plate right now with a 12 game hitting streak. Overall the veteran outfielder is hitting .296 with seven homers, 17 RBI and 19 runs scored over 35 games. Garcia is worth adding in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and two walks in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Pham has been able to get on base this year and his on-base percentage is up to .402 for the year. The veteran outfielder is also hitting .284 with five homers, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored in 39 games. Pham should be owned in all leagues.

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Charlie Morton fired six scoreless innings giving up three hits and striking out five batters on Tuesday as the Rays shut out the Marlins 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Morton is off to a great start in his first season with the Rays and is now 4-0 with the win and has a 2.32 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61/21 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings this year. Morton is next scheduled to face the Yankees on Saturday.

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A visit with Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Rays RHP prospect Brent Honeywell is dealing with nerve irritation in his right arm. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Honeywell has been rehabbing as he comes back from Tommy John surgery. He now faces an unclear timetable following this setback. He'll avoid throwing for a week and will then be re-evaluated Monday, at which point a clearer picture could emerge. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Category: Injury Updates


Jose De Leon (elbow), who fired three scoreless innings in which he allowed two hits and a walk while recording a strikeout in High-A Charlotte's win over St. Lucie last Thursday, is slated to continue his rehab with multiple appearances at Triple-A Durham, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. (Source: mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: De Leon continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery and could be back with the Rays by early June. Fantasy owners in AL-Only and dynasty formats may want to stash De Leon. Keep an eye on updates to see how the 26-year-old righty progresses.

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Yonny Chirinos gave up two runs on four hits while walking one and striking out two batters over four innings of relief work to pick up a win against the Yankees on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Chirinos is now 5-1 with a 3.61 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31/8 K/BB ratio across eight appearances which include four starts. The 25-year-old righty has been used in multiple situations and has not been a traditional starter which makes him more of a deeper league own.

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Tyler Glasnow to be out 4-6 weeks

Sat, May 11th 11:19am EDT
By John Aubin

The Rays announced that Tyler Glasnow will be placed on the 10-day injured list and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a mild right forearm strain. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is unfortunate news as Glasnow is having a breakout season with a 6-1 record and 1.86 ERA. The 25-year-old righty should be stashed by fantasy owners and they should be keeping an eye on updates concerning Glasnow's progress.

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Travis D'Arnaud has been traded from the Dodgers to the Rays for cash considerations, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Mike Zunino and Michael Perez on the IL, the Rays were desperate at catcher. D'Arnaud has been underwhelming at the plate this season .083 at the plate over 11 games between the Dodgers and Mets. D'Arnaud is not worth owning in fantasy.

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Ji-Man Choi went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Rays lost to the Yankees by a 4-3 score on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Choi has been the primary first baseman for the Rays this season. But the 27-year-old has been underwhelming at the plate hitting just .253 with three home runs and 13 RBI. Choi is not worth owning in fantasy leagues.

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Rays manager Kevin Cash says he expects Zunino to miss the next 4-to-5 weeks with a left quadriceps injury suffered earlier this week. (Source: Josh Tolentino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zunino's absence will be felt more in real life than in fantasy, though Zunino's owners might not agree given the state of the position. Zunino is batting .220 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 96 plate appearances. Left with unproven backstops Nick Ciuffo and Anthony Bemboom, don't be surprised to see the Rays take a flier on a veteran free agent.

Category: Injury Updates


The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned Nate Lowe to Triple-A. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lowe, one of the best hitting first base prospects in the minors, was called up on April 29th and went on to hit .257 with a .603 OPS. Tampa Bay wants him to be an everyday player, and he wouldn’t have right now with the impending return of Austin Meadows. Lowe should be back in the bigs later this summer and will be worth picking up whenever he arrives again.

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Jalen Beeks (2-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Diamondbacks by allowing one run on three hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Beeks has been in the role of taking over for the opener for the Rays this season. The 25-year-old lefty has been pitching well in that spot and has a 2.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB through 21 innings. Unfortunately, Beeks is not seeing many wins and does not qualify for quality starts which means he does not have fantasy value in many formats.

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