8 months agoRuben Tejada May Be Worth Spot Start Versus Cole Hamels rotoballer.com
Normally Ruben Tejada's name doesn't conjure much excitement in fantasy circles. Today might be a good day to take a shot with him, though. He's hit Cole Hamels well over the course of his 31 at-bats, to the tune of a .290 average and two RBI. He's hitting eighth in the lineup. The Orioles are going[...]
2 years agoRuben Tejada Designated For Assignment, Ends Cardinal Career With a... rotoballer.com
Infielder Ruben Tejada wrapped up a terrible tenure with the Cardinals when he was designed for assignment Saturday following third baseman Matt Carpenter's return from the paternity list. A decent reserve and occasional deep league starter with the Mets, he was injured early upon him joining St. Lo[...]
2 years agoRuben Tejada Collects a Hit in Rare Start, Not Playing Enough to Ro... rotoballer.com
Infielder Ruben Tejada was able to get in a start Friday, his first in over a week. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored. The Cardinals just don't have a place or need for him with rookie Aledmys Diaz's breakout season. [...]
2 years agoRuben Tejada Continues to See Little Playing Time, On Roster Cuttin... rotoballer.com
Infielder Ruben Tejada got the start at third base Wednesday as he continues to play around the left side of the Cardinals' infield. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored, bringing his average up to .211. In 11 games, Tejada has received only 19 at-bats thanks to the emergence of Aledmys Diaz. [...]
2 years agoRuben Tejada Collects Hit in Rare Start, Lack of At-Bats Depressing... rotoballer.com
Shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to sit behind Aledmys Diaz since returning from the DL. But on Saturday, he was tapped to be the starter, going 1-for-3 with a run scored. Tejada is hitting .200 in 15 at-bats as he struggles to find at-bats between Diaz's hot bat and the two-headed second base situa[...]
2 years agoRuben Tejada Nearing Return, Role Unknown With Diaz's Breakout rotoballer.com
Shortstop Ruben Tejada could return to the Cardinals from the disabled list as soon as Sunday, but to what role is unknown. GM John Mozeliak called the situation "complicated" while praising current starter Aledmys Diaz. But with Diaz having already committed three errors and Jedd Gyorko's cold bat,[...]
2 years agoUtley's Suspension Dropped, Ryu Setback, Hamilton Misses Action, Ma... rotoballer.com
This article references and more! Fantasy Baseball Spring Training News and Notes for 3/6/16
Chase Utley Will Be Available on Opening Day
The 'slide heard around the world' has now been banned, enforced by what's being considered the "Utley Rule," but Utley himself will remain unscathed. Major League Baseball will not suspend Utley for his controversial slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg during game two of last year's National League Division Series. The veteran will begin the season backing up Howie Kendrick at second [...]Keep on reading: Utley's Suspension Dropped, Ryu Setback, Hamilton Misses Action, Mateo and Judge Youthen Yanks
2 years agoUtley Signs 1-Year Deal With Dodgers rotoballer.com
This article references Chase Utley, Howie Kendrick, Ruben Tejada and more! The Los Angeles Dodgers singed Chase Utley to a one-year contract for $7 million.
The second baseman will turn 37 prior to the start of the 2016 season. Utley struggled all season between the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The six-time All-Star had a meager .212/.286/.343 with 8 HR and 39 RBI.
Howie Kendrick is currently a free agent. If he leaves Los Angeles and the Dodgers can’t find a replacement, the job might be Utley’s for the taken. Since his bat has dramatically fallen off,[...]Keep on reading: Utley Signs 1-Year Deal With Dodgers
2 years agoMets Unlikely To Give 4th Year To Zobrist rotoballer.com
This article references Asdrubal Cabrera, Ben Zobrist, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Howie Kendrick, Ruben Tejada, Stephen Drew, Wilmer Flores and more! The New York Mets’ top free agent target this off-season is Ben Zobrist, according to FOX Sports. The only problem is that the defending National League champions will unlikely give him a four-year contract, according to ESPN.com.
Zobrist will turn 35 early next season. If the Mets decide to give the utility player four years, Zobrist would likely not produce at the level he has through his entire career because of his age. He wants a contract at about $14 million per year and if New York g[...]Keep on reading: Mets Unlikely To Give 4th Year To Zobrist
2 years agoBust Players at 2B, SS, and C and What It Means for 2016 rotoballer.com
This article references Adrian Gonzalez, Aramis Ramirez, Brad Miller, Brandon Belt, Carlos Gomez, Chase Utley, Corey Seager, Derek Jeter, Didi Gregorius, DJ LeMahieu, Eric Hosmer, Hanley Ramirez, Jedd Gyorko, Jimmy Rollins, Jonathan Lucroy, Josh Harris, Josh Harrison, Jung Ho Kang, Marcell Ozuna, Matt Kemp, Neil Walker, Reed, Ruben Tejada, Ryan Howard, WIlson Ramos, Yasiel Puig and more! Welcome back friends. I hope you enjoyed the pilot article of this segment detailing the breakouts at 2B, SS, and C in 2015. This edition is more of a buzzkill - the busts at each of these positions.
My selections will be influenced by their respective ADP (Average Draft Position) coming into 2015. That means while Jedd Gyorko had another rough campaign, most fantasy pundits weren't shocked by the lack of production. No need to pour salt in the wounds.
In addition to focusing on the bust[...]Keep on reading: Bust Players at 2B, SS, and C and What It Means for 2016