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About Dan Fappiano

Dan Fappiano is currently a student at Central Connecticut State University, pursuing a degree in Sports Journalism. He has been writing online for multiple publications covering teams such as the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.

Dan Fappiano has written 555 articles so far, you can find them below.


Starlin Castro Has Big Game on Monday

Miami Marlins second baseman Starlin Castro put together a strong game on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a double and a home run. He's now hitting .299 on the year with seven home runs and 34 RBI. Castro has been great at second for the Marlins in 2018, however, like most veterans in Miami there's a... Read More

2 years ago

Roberto Osuna to Begin Rehab Assignment

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna is slated to begin his rehab assignment. Osuna is still serving his 75 day suspension for a domestic violence accusation, however, he is eligible to return on August 5. Osuna has pitched to a 2.93 ERA and a 13/1 K/BB ratio with nine saves in 2018. Despite the ongoing... Read More

2 years ago

Teams Showing Interest in Marlins' Derek Dietrich

Teams have begun to show interest in trading for Miami Marlins utility man Derek Dietrich. Dietrich has positional flexibility that could appeal to a contender. In 2018 he has played both first and second base as well as the outfield. He also has experience at third. On the season he has hit .287 with 11... Read More

2 years ago

Dodgers Showing Interest in Brad Ziegler

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly shown interest in Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler. Ziegler struggled as a closer earlier in the year, but has really turned it on and has a 0.86 ERA since June 1. Collectively he has a 4.50 ERA on the season with a 34/15 K/BB ratio. A move to... Read More

2 years ago

Gleyber Torres Could Begin Rehab Assignment Soon

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres could reportedly start his rehab assignment shortly after the All-Star game. If all goes well, there's a chance Torres is activated soon after the All-Star break. Torres has been on the disabled list with a hip injury. The rookie has hit .294 with 15 home runs and 42... Read More

2 years ago


Joe Musgrove Likely to Start for Pirates on Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove is expected to come off the disabled list and start against the Washington Nationals. Musgrove has been on the DL with a finger injury. On the season, Musgrove has a 3-3 record with a 3.79 ERA and a 36/11 K/BB ratio. He was a focal point of the Gerrit... Read More

2 years ago

Clay Holmes Will Start for Pirates on Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Clay Holmes is expected to be recalled from the minors and start on Saturday. Pittsburgh has a doubleheader and Holmes will be called on to start one of the games. Holmes has appeared in three games with the Pirates and has pitched to a 0-1 record with a 7.11 ERA and a... Read More

2 years ago

Aroldis Chapman Available on Monday

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is available on Monday after leaving his appearance on Saturday with a knee injury. Chapman reportedly has tendinitis in his left knee but will be able to play through it during the season. Chapman holds a 1.42 ERA and a 66/15 K/BB ratio with 24 saves in 2018. He's... Read More

2 years ago

Yuli Gurriel Sitting on Monday

Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel is out of the lineup on Monday for a routine day of rest. He's replaced by Tyler White, who is batting eighth. White is hitting just .250 on the year with no other counting stats. He isn't a recommended streamer on Monday.

2 years ago

Orioles Could Package Manny Machado and Zach Britton

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly considered packaging shortstop Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton in trade offers. Their thought process is by included both players their prospect package received will increase. Machado's value will increase no matter where he is traded to, but Britton's inclusion would hurt his value. If Britton is no longer the closer then... Read More

2 years ago


Christian Vazquez's Timetable Set at 6-8 Weeks

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is expected to be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks with a broken pinkie finger. Sandy Leon is expected to start during his absence. Leon is hitting .250 with four home runs and 18 RBI on the season. He's worth a pickup if you're looking for help... Read More

2 years ago

Brett Phillips Could Be in Potential Package for Machado

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Brett Phillips could reportedly be in a trade package for Manny Machado. The Brewers were recently called one of the favorites for Machado, meaning the Phillips to Baltimore rumor has real merit. Phillips was one of the most heralded prospects in baseball, and while he's lost some luster he is still... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Kiermaier Back in Lineup on Monday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is back in the lineup after missing Sunday's game with a back injury. He's in center and leading off against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers. Kiermaier is hitting a weak .150 with one home run, five RBI and six stolen bases in 2018. However, he is coming off of... Read More

2 years ago

Mallex Smith Out of Lineup on Monday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith is sitting out on Monday after suffering a leg injury on Sunday. The injury appears to be minor as he is apparently able to pinch-hit. He should only miss Monday's game before returning to the lineup. Smith is hitting .276 with one home run, 19 RBI and 15 stolen... Read More

2 years ago

Pedro Severino Optioned to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals have optioned Pedro Severino to Triple-A. With Matt Wieters returning, the Nats opted to keep Spencer Kieboom as the backup rather than Severino. While Wieters will get the majority of starts, Kieboom should still see playing time as Wieters eases his way back. He is hitting just .220 with five RBI but... Read More

2 years ago


Matt Wieters Activated From Disabled List

Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters has been activated from the disabled list and is starting on Monday. He'll bat eighth against the Pirates. Wieters was out for about two months as he recovered from hamstring surgery. Wieters is hitting .231 with three home runs and seven RBI in 2018. He's worth adding as he will... Read More

2 years ago

Martin Perez Could Start on Saturday for Rangers

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez is reportedly close to returning from injury and could start Saturday against the Orioles. Perez has been on the disabled list with elbow discomfort. Perez has struggled in 2018, pitching to a 2-3 record with a 9.67 ERA and a 13/12 K/BB ratio. Even facing a bad Orioles team,... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Rucinski Placed on Disabled List

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Drew Rucinski was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a groin injury. It's not yet known how long he'll be long out for. Prior to the injury, Rucinski was pitching to a a 4-1 record with a 3.12 ERA and a 14/3 K/BB ratio. Rucinski has been one of the... Read More

2 years ago

Marlins Recall Javy Guerra from Triple-A

The Miami Marlins have recalled relief pitcher Javy Guerra from Triple-A. Caleb Smith was moved to the 60-day DL in a corresponding move. Guerra appeared in 17 games with the Marlins in 2017, pitching to a 3.00 ERA and a 12/7 K/BB ratio. He'll function in middle relief and hold no fantasy value.

2 years ago

Corey Dickerson Leading Off for First Time in 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson is leading off for the first time in 2018 against the Nationals on Monday. Dickeron usually bats fifth, but a move to first should help his run scoring potential, making him a player to target in DFS on Monday. Dickerson is hitting .308 with six home runs, 34 RBI and... Read More

2 years ago


Jordy Mercer Out of Lineup on Monday

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is out of the lineup on Monday for a routine day of rest. He's replaced by Max Moroff who is batting eighth. Moroff is hitting just .196 on the season with two home runs and six RBI. He isn't a recommended streamer.

2 years ago

Josh Bell Sits on Monday

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell will sit on Monday and is out of the team's lineup. It's just a routine day of rest and he'll be back for his team's next game. David Freese will replace him at first and bat sixth. Freese is hitting .261 with five home runs and 23 RBI in... Read More

2 years ago

Gleyber Torres Not Expected Back Before All-Star Break

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is not expected to return prior to the All-Star break. The rookie, who was just voted to his first All-Star game, has been on the DL with a hip injury. Brandon Drury should continue to see the majority of starts at second. He is hitting just .195 with... Read More

2 years ago

J.D. Martinez Returns to Lineup

Boston Red Sox outfielder/designated hitter J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup on Monday after sitting on Sunday with calf and foot injuries. He'll play right field and bat third. Martinez is hitting .329 with 27 home runs and 74 RBI in 2018. He needs to be in your lineup whenever he plays.

2 years ago

White Sox Claim Ryan LaMarre Off Waivers

The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder Ryan LaMarre off waivers. He had been designated for assignment by the Twins. LaMarre is hitting .263 with eight RBI on the season. While he's not a recommended pickup at the moment, the White Sox are in the middle of a rebuild and might want to see what... Read More

2 years ago


Joey Gallo Out of Lineup on Monday

Texas Rangers first baseman/outfielder Joey Gallo is out of the lineup on Monday for a routine day of rest. Jurickson Profar will man first and bat sixth while Ryan Rua will play left field and bat ninth. Profar has been solid in 2018, hitting .247 with nine home runs, 46 RBI and eight stolen bases.... Read More

2 years ago

Shin-Soo Choo Sitting on Monday

Texas Rangers outfielder/designate Shin-Soo Choo is out of the lineup on Monday for a routine day of rest. He's replaced at the designate hitter spot by Adrian Beltre who is batting fourth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will pick up a start at third base but is not a recommended streamer.

2 years ago

Alex Cobb Expected to be Fine Following Blister

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb is expected to be fine after having to leave his start on Sunday with a blister. He is fully expected to make his next start in the rotation. Despite his good bill of health, Cobb is still having an awful 2018, pitching to a 2-11 record with a 6.57... Read More

2 years ago

Gorkys Hernandez Likely Out Monday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Gorkys Hernandez is likely to sit on Monday with a calf injury. It appears to be a minor injury and it's likely he returns on Tuesday. WIth Austin Jackson traded, there's a good chance Steven Duggar gets the start in center on Monday. He's hitting .333 with no other counting stats... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Loaisiga Shut Down with Shoulder Injury

New York Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga is being shut down for a few weeks after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder. Loaisiga is reportedly suffering with inflammation. He has started four games with the Yankees in 2018, pitching to a 2-0 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 21/8 K/BB ratio. Despite the impressive... Read More

2 years ago


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