Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 days ago

Bailey gave up seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out zero in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

It's hard to have a worse fantasy line than Bailey put forth, as he torpedoed ratios without providing a single strikeout. He now has an 8.37 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 33.1 innings, and it's hard to make a case for him being useful in any format at the moment.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 week ago

Bailey (2-4) allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three across six innings to take the loss Friday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey gave up both runs in the first inning, but was able to keep the Marlins off the scoreboard over each of the next five frames, but was unable to get much offensive support. Although he has a ridiculous 8.56 ERA, he's held opponents to two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts, and although he has clear downside, it appears as if he's turned a corner, making him a player who fantasy managers could consider using in lineups. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Yankees.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
2 weeks ago

Bailey (2-3) gave up eight runs on eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out five batters over four innings during Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was unable to keep the Washington bats at bay during Sunday's series finale, giving up multiple runs in three of his five frames on the mound. After two rough starts to begin his 2017 season at the tail end of June, Bailey settled down during his pair of outings in July, just giving up two earned runs total on a trip out west against Colorado and Arizona. But the right-hander was unable to stay out of trouble against the hard-hitting Nationals, and he will see his ERA bloom to 10.13 with a WHIP upwards of 2.00. Bailey's inconsistent season continues as he goes up against the Marlins on Friday.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 weeks ago

Bailey (2-2) allowed just a single run on seven hits and four walks while striking out five batters during Sunday's win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

After surrendering just a single run to the Rockies at Coors Field in his previous outing, this was an impressive followup, as Arizona is another daunting matchup at hitter-friendly Chase Field. Bailey obviously pitched around some trouble Sunday, but after being limited to just eight starts the previous two seasons, he's now back on the fantasy radar. The 31-year-old veteran enters the All-Star break with an 8.31 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 and 6.50 FIP through four starts, so it's still best to keep expectations in check in the second half.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
3 weeks ago

Bailey (1-2) tossed six innings of one-run ball during Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Rockies. He allowed eight hits, did not issue a walk and struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Much to the dismay of the many DFS players who stacked their lineups with Colorado hitters, Bailey was able to rebound from his previous two disastrous outings to turn in a quality start at Coors Field. Though the 31-year-old did scatter eight hits over his six innings, none of them went for extra bases. His effective outing lowered his ERA from 27.00 to a slightly less alarming 12.66. He'll look to build on Tuesday's success when he makes his fourth start of the season Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (0-2) gave up six runs on six hits -- including three homers -- and a pair of walks in Thursday's blowout loss to Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Over two starts since coming back from his latest season-opening DL stint, Bailey has been annihilated for 14 runs in 4.2 innings. Keep expectations low for Bailey; his name brand means little at this point, his health will forever be a concern, and even at his best, the most that can be said is that he was an above-average fantasy asset. Making matters worse, his next start is scheduled to take place at Coors Field, so there's a chance he could actually see his 27.00 ERA go up.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (0-1) allowed eight runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two over 1.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was simply brutal in his first start of the season as he returned from an elbow injury, and this was just his ninth start over the past three seasons. Until he shows some consistent signs that he can return to his levels of performance that he showed between 2012-2014, he'll be a difficult player to trust in fantasy lineups. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Brewers.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (elbow) was activated from the 60-day disabled list and will start Saturday's game against the Nationals, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Bailey is ready to make his season debut after getting through three minor-league rehab start with no issues. This is big news for the 31-year-old, as he hasn't appeared in a major-league game since last August and has only accumulated 34.1 total innings since 2015. Bailey will face a tough Nationals offense in his season debut. Jesse Winker was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (elbow) is set to make his first start of the season Saturday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

After competing in three rehab starts in the minors and a few bullpen sessions over the course of the past three weeks, Bailey is ready to go for Saturday's season debut. In his most recent start with Triple-A Louisville on Monday, the right-hander struck out six in 5.2 innings while allowing two runs. Bailey has been out since undergoing elbow surgery in February to remove bone spurs, but he appears ready to go after tossing 91 pitches during Monday's start.

Homer Bailey
SP CIN
1 month ago

Bailey (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday before the Reds determine his next step, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey, who has been sidelined all season after undergoing surgery in February to remove bone spurs from his elbow, looked sharp in all three of his rehab outings, posting a 1.08 ERA and 17:3 K:BB across 16.2 innings. He was even able to work in his full arsenal in a 91-pitch outing Monday. If all goes well Wednesday, Bailey could be cleared to rejoin the Reds' starting rotation for this weekend's series against the Nationals. The 31-year-old hasn't started a major-league contest since last August.