Fantasy Primer – MLB Week 14 (Calendar Week 27/2017 – July 3-9, 2017)

Posted on Jul 1 2017 - 5:00pm by The StatMan

Fantasy Baseball Week 14

Audio: Sports With The StatMan #740: This Week in Fantasy Sports – MLB Week 14, June All-StatMan Team

All-StatMan Team: June

Weekly Best – Week 13

(statistics from games between June 24-30, 2017)

Hitters

RF George Springer HOU: 41 pts (10-for-22 (.455/.571/1.000), 3 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R, 3 2B)

OF Michael Taylor WSH: 39 pts (11-for-25 (.440/.483/.920), 3 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 3 2B, 2 SB)

SS Elvis Andrus TEX: 39 pts (12-for-29 (.414/.452/.759), 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 1 2B, 2 SB)

SS Trea Turner WSH: 38 pts (11-for-23 (.478/.586/.522), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 1 2B, 7 SB)

OF Adam Duvall CIN: 36 pts (9-for-23 (.391/.429/.957), 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 4 2B, SB)

Top local: OF Aaron Judge NYY: 33 pts (.286/.559/.619, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 13 BB)

Pitchers

SP Corey Kluber CLE: 69 pts (1-0, 2/2 GS/QS, 0.60 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 15 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 25 K)

SP Clayton Kershaw LAD: 65 pts (2-0, 2/2 GS/QS, 0.00 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 13 IP, 7 H, 3 BB, 20 K)

SP Jacob deGrom NYM: 65 pts (2-0, 2/2 GS/QS, 1.20 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 15 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 19 K)

SP Scott Feldman CIN: 51 pts (2-0, 2/2 GS/QS, 1.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 14 IP, 9 H, 4 BB, 12 K)

SP Sonny Gray OAK: 49 pts (1-1, 2/2 GS/QS, 1.20 ERA, 0.53 WHIP, 15 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 11 K)

Top one-start pitcher: SP Ubaldo Jimenez BAL (37 pts: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, W, QS)

Top reliever: RP Jim Johnson ATL (37 pts: 3/3 SV/O, 0.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K)

Top local: deGrom NYM: 65 pts

Looking Ahead – Week 14

2-Start Pitchers to Start/Sit

Pitchers starting in >50% to sit in Week 14:

  • Rick Porcello BOS (92% owned, 63% started in CBSSports.com leagues) – @TEX (Darvish), @TBY (Cobb); Last 3 games: 1-2, 6.87 ERA, 18.1 IP, 4 BB, 17 K
  • Lance Lynn STL (91%/58%) – vsMIA (Urena), vsNYM (Matz); Last 3 games: 1-2, 9.37 ERA, 16.1 IP, 6 BB, 15 K

Pitchers starting in <50% to start in Week 14:

  • Joe Ross WSH (68%/41%) – vsNYM (Lugo), vsATL (Newcomb); Last 3 games: 1-1, 2.29 ERA, 19.2 IP, 5 BB, 16 K
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD (53%/40%) – vsARZ (Godley), vsKCY (Kennedy); Last 3 games: 1-0, 3.45 ERA, 15.2 IP, 5 BB, 18 K

Hitting Schedules

Easy Schedules:

  • Baltimore (7 games: 3 at MIL, 4 at MIN)
  • Cincinnati (7 games: 4 at COL, 3 at ARZ)
  • Colorado (7 games: 4 vs CIN, 3 vs CHW)
  • Chicago White Sox (6 games: 3 at OAK, 3 at COL)

Tough Schedules:

  • Atlanta (6 games: 2 vs HOU, 4 at WSH)
  • Tampa Bay (6 games: 2 at CHC, 4 vs BOS)
  • New York Mets: 3 at WSH, 3 at STL)

Hot Pick-Ups

Deep Leagues/Hitters (available in <20% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 12-team leagues or more):

  • OF Michael Taylor WSH (15% up to 43% of CBSSports.com leagues next week)
  • OF Randal Grichuk STL (19% up to 33%)
  • 3B Paul DeJong STL (4% up to 10%)

Medium Leagues/Hitters (available in <50% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 10-team leagues):

  • 2B Scooter Gennett CIN (21% up to 49%)
  • OF Josh Reddick HOU (37% up to 49%)
  • 2B Brandon Phillips ATL (44% up to 53%)

Shallow Leagues/Hitters (available in >50% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 8-team leagues or less):

  • OF Keon Broxton MIL (53% up to 67%)
  • DH Trey Mancini BAL (49% up to 66%)
  • 2B Josh Harrison PIT (69% up to 76%)

Deep Leagues/Pitchers (available in <20% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 12-team leagues or more):

  • SP Luis Castillo CIN (9% up to 24%)
  • CL Sam Dyson SFO (8% up to 19%)
  • SP Austin Bibens-Dirkx TEX (4% up to 9%)

Medium Leagues/Pitchers (available in <50% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 10-team leagues):

  • SP Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD (37% up to 53%)
  • SP Mike Clevinger CLE (26% up to 35%)
  • SP Jose Urena MIA (25% up to 52%)

Shallow Leagues/Pitchers (available in >50% of CBSSports.com leagues, for 8-team leagues or less):

  • SP Mike Fiers HOU (69% up to 78%)
  • SP Kenta Maeda LAD (61% up to 73%)
  • SP Sean Newcomb ATL (61% up to 73%)

Injuries – Week 14

Catchers

  • Francisco Cervelli PIT (concussion – may be back in next week)

First Basemen

  • Freddie Freeman ATL (wrist – may return in next week)
  • Chris Davis BAL (oblique – should return at All-Star Break)
  • Greg Bird NYY (ankle)

Second Basemen

  • Starlin Castro NYY (hamstring – may return before All-Star Break)
  • Devon Travis TOR (knee – may be out for the season)
  • Kolten Wong STL (triceps – may return at the All-Star Break)

Third Basemen

  • Eduardo Nunez SFO (hamstring – may return in next week)
  • Yangervis Solarte SDG (oblique – may return at the All-Star Break)

Shortstops

  • Brad Miller TBY (groin – may return at the All-Star Break)
  • Marcus Semien OAK (wrist – may return at the All-Star Break)
  • Christian Arroyo SFO (wrist – may return in next week)

Outfielders

  • Trea Turner WSH (wrist – may return in August)
  • J. Pollock ARZ (groin – may return in next week)
  • Carlos Gonzalez COL (shoulder – should return in next week)
  • Dexter Fowler STL (heel – should return in next week)
  • Matt Holliday NYY (illness – should return in next week)
  • Aaron Hicks NYY (oblique – should return in late July)
  • Yasmany Tomas ARZ (groin – may return in next week)
  • David Dahl COL (ribs)
  • Jason Heyward CHC (hand – should return in next week)
  • Kevin Kiermaier TBY (hip – may return in mid-August)
  • Austin Meadows PIT (hamstring – may return at All-Star Break)
  • Jayson Werth WSH (toe – may return at All-Star Break)
  • Gerardo Parra COL (quadriceps – may return at All-Star Break)
  • Howie Kendrick PHL (hamstring – may return in next week)
  • Leury Garcia CHW (finger – should return in next week)

Starting Pitchers

PLAYER INJURY EXPECTED RETURN
Dallas Keuchel HOU Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Madison Bumgarner SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Danny Duffy KC Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Aaron Sanchez TOR Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Chase Anderson MIL Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Brandon McCarthy LAD Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
Danny Salazar CLE Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Eduardo Rodriguez BOS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Matt Shoemaker LAA Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
CC Sabathia NYY Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Charlie Morton HOU Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
Bud Norris LAA Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Brandon Finnegan CIN Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Collin McHugh HOU Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
Julio Urias LAD Shoulder Out for the season
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Jerad Eickhoff PHI Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Robert Gsellman NYM Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
Alex Reyes STL Elbow Out for the season
Nate Karns KC Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
Tyler Skaggs LAA Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
Tyler Anderson COL Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Drew Smyly SEA Elbow Out for the season
Wei-Yin Chen MIA Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
Miguel Gonzalez CHW Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 3

Relief Pitchers

PLAYER INJURY EXPECTED RETURN
Zach Britton BAL Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
Mark Melancon SF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
Koda Glover WAS Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Trevor Cahill SD Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
Jeurys Familia NYM Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Andrew Triggs OAK Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
Shawn Kelley WAS Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
Nate Jones CHW Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
Joe Smith TOR Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
Brad Ziegler MIA Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7

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