Should MLB play make up games on Monday Sept 28th or Tuesday September 29th, those make up games will be included in fantasy week 9 results and will use each teams week 9 lineups.
Update June 25th:
Notes on the exceptional 2020 MLB Season
MLB and the MLBPA have agreed to play a 66-day and 60-game season in 2020. This 66-day season runs from July 24th thru September 27th. This is a season of 9 weeks and 3 days.
Here are the impacts on our fantasy baseball leagues:
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall is getting the day off on Wednesday. Nick Markakis is covering left field in the game as Ender Inciarte is getting the start in center field. Duvall has had a phenomenal September, slashing .253/.326/.711 with 11 home runs, 20 RBI and 20 runs. He's tied for fifth in the majors in home runs with 16. His 15.2% barrel rate ranks amongst the top 6% of the league. Expect to see him back in the lineup as the team closes out their four-game series against the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Travis Shaw (back) was a late scratch from Tuesday's game as he was dealing with back spasms. Shaw had sat out the previous two games as well. However, he'll be back in the lineup on Wednesday, hitting seventh. Shaw is slashing .263/.328/.491 with two home runs, seven doubles, six RBI and eight runs in September. He's made some solid strides after his disastrous 2019 campaign, but he can remain on waivers in most redraft leagues at this point.
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton sat out on Tuesday as Aaron Judge got the start at designated hitter. Stanton is hitting third in the lineup in Wednesday's game, behind Judge and in front of Luke Voit. Stanton has played in five games since returning from the Injured List about a week ago and has gone 6-for-21 with three doubles and a home run over that stretch.
Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite the fact that the team has made an effort to play their young players more, Odor started the team's previous four games. However, for Wednesday's game, Nick Solak is covering second base while Willie Calhoun is playing designated hitter. Odor is just 8-for-44 in September, but seven of those eight hits have been extra-base hits: five home runs and two doubles.
Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Luis Garcia is shifting over to cover shortstop while Josh Harrison is playing second base and batting second in the game. Turner has had a solid month of September, slashing .284/.347/.489 with three home runs, 15 RBI, 15 runs and nine stolen bases. Turner was originally part of the team's starting lineup for Wednesday's game but was later scratched for an undisclosed reason. Stay tuned to see if he's dealing with anything that could keep him out going forward.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) is not in the lineup on Wednesday. Manager Craig Counsell stated that Braun would need a day off this week to rest his back. Dan Vogelbach is getting the start at designated hitter in the game with Jace Peterson in right field. Braun has been surprisingly productive in September, slashing .340/.373/.745 with five home runs and 16 RBI. He slashed just .170/.228/.358 with only two home runs in August. Expect to see him back in the lineup when the Brewers open up a five-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Caleb Baragar will be making his first start of the year on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. He will likely be serving as an opener in the game. Logan Webb was originally slated to make the start, but will likely serve as the team's primary pitcher in the game instead. Webb got off to a decent start this year, but has an 8.15 ERA in September. Having Webb enter a game later could be a good way to get him back on track. Baragar, meanwhile has a 4.58 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 21 appearances this year.
San Diego Padres starter Mike Clevinger was lifted after just one inning Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. The 29-year-old was unexpectedly forced from the contest after a scoreless frame, raising speculation if the move is related to the biceps tightness that caused him to miss his last start. This is clearly a negative development for the playoff-bound Friars, with a healthy Clevinger a lock in the postseason rotation. More updates should come after the game.
New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday versus Tampa Bay and right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Conforto has been out of the mix since Sunday, returning to the lineup in the No. 2 spot Wednesday. Having delivered a breakout campaign in 2020 which has put him on pace for new career highs with a .944 OPS and 160 OPS+, Conforto has played his way into Top 50 Draft potential ahead of the 21 year. Hell have a tough matchup Wednesday against Glasnow which may give DFS managers pause, but those in season-long formats can roster him with confidence.
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is not among the clubs starting nine for Wednesdays contest versus Baltimore, ceding way to Kevin Plawecki behind the dish. Vazquez has plated runs in four of his last six appearances, having compiled a 1.040 OPS in that span. After a breakout offensive performance in 2019, Vazquez has posted similar metrics this year, which bodes well for his fantasy stock heading into 2021. He remains one of the premier catchers in season-long formats, with his next chance to rejoin the lineup coming Thursday versus Orioles righty Alex Cobb, whom he is 9-for-12 against in his career.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (oblique) is once again on the bench for Wednesdays contest versus Pittsburgh and right-hander Trevor Williams. Bryant sustained an oblique injury Monday, with David Bote taking over for him at the hot corner. Its been an offensive malaise at the dish this season for Bryant (.583 OPS), whose status remains up in the air for the final few regular season contests. His lack of production, combined with his health question marks, lends credence to the idea that fantasy managers should look elsewhere for production through Sunday.
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is not among the clubs starting nine for Wednesdays contest versus the Angels and right-hander Jaime Barria. For the first time in his career, Jake Cronenworth is batting in the No. 2 spot in the order, as he shifts over to short to step in for Tatis. Despite a breakout 2020 campaign, Tatis has scuffled as of late with a .472 OPS over his last seven games, last having homered Sept. 6. He is likely to return to the lineup Friday during a doubleheader against San Francisco.
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman/designated hitter Josh Bell is not starting Wednesday versus Chicago and right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Colin Moran shifts over to first base, with Jose Osuna holding down the DH spot. Bell is in a ferociously cold slump, having gone 0-for-19 over his last seven games with two walks and nine strikeouts. After an All-Star campaign in 2019, Bell has fallen off significantly this year, further muddling his fantasy outlook heading into 2021; fantasy managers can look elsewhere for production over the final days of the season.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino is among the clubs starting nine for Wednesdays contest versus Milwaukee and right-hander Adrian Houser. Aquino, who has started lately primarily versus left-handed pitching, leapfrogs Nick Senzel for the starting spot Wednesday, with Brian Goodwin also hitting the bench. After an epic home run output in 2019, Aquino still offers tons of upside in DFS tournaments contests due to his power proclivity. The Reds outfield mix makes him a tougher player to roster over their final four games, though.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has been shifted to first base for Wednesdays contest versus Washington and right-hander Erick Fedde, as he continues to work his way back from a hip ailment that could have derailed his season. After coming up lame during Tuesdays doubleheader while running out a hit attempt, the move to keep Realmuto from squatting behind the plate doesnt come as a surprise, although the start at first marks the first occasion of 2020. The preeminent DFS offensive catcher enters play Wednesday banged up, but he has hit .360 over his last seven games.
Los Angeles Angels right-handed pitcher Julio Teheran will shift back into a relief role over the final few days of the 2020 season, zapping most of the fantasy intrigue that came along with him being a starter. Having been inked to a one-year deal with the Angels, not much went right for Teheran, amassing a 9.49 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts). He will enter 21 as a 30-year-old, yet he likely wont be chosen in most season-long drafts in light of his struggles this season.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and drove in three runs in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Coming into the game, Alonso had been in a 2-for-34 slump. Tuesday's game exemplified precisely why managers must remain patient with Alonso for the final few games of the season. Despite his slump, Alonso was capable of breaking out without warning, which is what happened on Tuesday against Blake Snell of all pitchers. Coming off of an incredible rookie campaign in 2019, it was anticipated that there would be some regression for Alonso in 2020. It was not, however, expected that Alonso would struggle as much as he has. Overall, Alonso has posted a .209/.306/.435 line with 13 home runs and 30 RBI. As the season comes to an end, managers are encouraged to keep Alonso active. Perhaps Tuesday's breakout will jump start Alonso to a hot finish over the Mets' final five games of 2020.
Oakland Athletics third baseman Jake Lamb continued his torrid pace Tuesday by roping a double to extend his hit -streak to seven games. The former Diamondback has been a revelation with the A's as he's hit safely in every game played in green and gold batting .346 with a .692 slugging percentage in that time. There's not much in his track record to suggest he carries this into next season, but with so few games left in 2020 fantasy managers should ride Lamb while he's hot.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in a loss to the Nationals Wednesday. The stolen base ties Quinn for third in the league with 12, despite just 38 games played. The speedy outfielder has gotten everyday playing time down the stretch and has run wild with four steals in his last seven games. Philadelphia has just four games left on the season, but he's a solid pickup in fantasy for those making a last-ditch effort to pick up steals.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brandon Workman allowed two runs, one earned, in an extra-innings loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. This game wasn't entirely on Workman, Washington started the inning with a runner at second, but the former Red Sox reliever did retire just one of four batters faced. He has a brutal 6.72 ERA on the season and is walking batters at a 12.9 percent rate which was his issue when Boston gave him a chance to close. Manager Joe Girardi has given three relievers save chances in the last week and another Workman loss may take him out of the mix for the last week. At this point he may do more damage to ERA and WHIP than he's worth for the possibility of picking up a save or two making him droppable in fantasy.
|Wed 6:05pm ET|
|PHI||Eflin R (3-2)|
|WSH||Fedde R (2-3)|
|Wed 6:10pm ET|
|TEX||Benjamin L (1-1)|
|ARI||Young L (2-4)|
|Wed 6:10pm ET|
|CWS||Giolito R (4-3)|
|CLE||Bieber R (8-1)|
|Wed 6:37pm ET|
|NYY||Tanaka R (3-2)|
|TOR||Ray L (2-5)|
|Wed 6:40pm ET|
|MIL||Houser R (1-5)|
|CIN||Bauer R (4-4)|
|Wed 6:40pm ET|
|HOU||Greinke R (3-2)|
|SEA||Margevicius L (1-3)|
|Wed 7:05pm ET|
|CHC||Hendricks R (6-4)|
|PIT||Williams R (1-8)|
|Wed 7:10pm ET|
|MIA||Sanchez R (3-2)|
|ATL||Fried L (7-0)|
|Wed 7:10pm ET|
|TB||Glasnow R (4-1)|
|NYM||Wacha R (1-3)|
|Wed 7:30pm ET|
|BAL||Kremer R (1-0)|
|BOS||Eovaldi R (3-2)|
|Wed 7:40pm ET|
|DET||Mize R (0-2)|
|MIN||Maeda R (5-1)|
|Wed 8:05pm ET|
|STL||Martinez R (0-2)|
|KC||Duffy L (3-4)|
|Wed 9:40pm ET|
|OAK||Manaea L (4-3)|
|LAD||Urias L (3-0)|
|Wed 9:45pm ET|
|COL||Castellani R (1-3)|
|SF||Webb R (2-4)|
|Dudes Abide||9/23 12:46 am ET|
|Red Hots||9/22 9:39 pm ET|
|Varney||9/22 7:09 pm ET|
|Yota||9/21 6:56 pm ET|
|bees||9/21 3:01 pm ET|
|Bulschmidt 7||9/21 2:26 pm ET|
|Walrus||9/21 1:06 pm ET|
|Marv||9/21 9:15 am ET|
|FULL MOON||9/14 5:03 pm ET|
|PC Plumbers||8/10 8:47 pm ET|
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