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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.


Amed Rosario To Remain Leading Off

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is expected to get an extended look at the leadoff spot after going 8-22 with a few steals over the past five games. Manager Mickey Callaway said he has liked Rosario's approach leading off and it could be his spot in 2019. Rosario is hitting .251 with four home... Read More

2 years ago

Ariel Jurado's Rotation Status Unclear

Earlier in the day it was reported that the Texas Rangers will recall Ariel Jurado to start on Saturday. Following the news, general manager Jon Daniels said that Jurado will get just one start before being sent down. However, manager Jeff Banister said that Jurado will stay in the rotation following Saturday's start. Clearly there... Read More

2 years ago

Stephen Strasburg Receives Neck Injection On Thursday

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (neck) received an injection on Thursday in hopes of solving his neck problems. The team will wait 72 hours before making a decision on if he could resume his throwing program. Strasburg was able to make just one start before returning to the disabled list with his neck issue earlier... Read More

2 years ago

Victor Robles Activated From Minor League Disabled List

Washington Nationals outfield prospect Victor Robles was activated from the minor league disabled list and is back in action at Triple-A. Robles had been sidelined for three months with an elbow injury. Robles has had his name called in trade rumors involving Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, however, it's unclear if the Nats have made him... Read More

2 years ago

Jedd Gyrorko Suffering From Dizziness

St. Louis Cardinals infield Jedd Gyorko (illness) saw a doctor on Friday to help determine what is causing his dizziness. Gyorko has been held out with the issue, however, he has yet to be placed on the disabled list. The results from the visit have not yet been revealed, but it's being speculated that he... Read More

2 years ago


Carlos Correa Could Begin Rehab Games Next Week

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (back) was able to run and swing a bat on Friday and expects to run the bases on Saturday. He is hoping to begin his rehab assignment sometime next week. Correa has been out since June 25 with back stiffness. He is hitting .268 with 13 home runs and 49... Read More

2 years ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Plays Catch On Friday

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (ankle) was able to play catch prior to the team's game on Friday. Rodriguez is attempting to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. While he has yet to throw off of a mound, there's a chance he could throw a bullpen session in the coming... Read More

2 years ago

Willson Contreras Getting Day Off On Friday

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is out of the team's lineup on Friday for a routine day of rest. He's replaced by Victor Caratini who is batting ninth against the St. Louis Cardinals. Caratini has hit .284 with 10 RBI and 13 runs scored in 2018. However, hitting so low in the order doesn't equate... Read More

2 years ago

Three Teams Showing Interest In Brad Brach

According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Baltimore Orioles closer Brad Brach. Brach has pitched to a 4.85 ERA and a 38/19 K/BB ratio this season with 11 saves. Despite struggling in 2018, Brach has proven he could be a dominant bullpen piece, making the... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Duffy Out Of Lineup Against Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy is out of the team's lineup on Friday against the Orioles. Duffy suffered a recent back injury, but appears to be out for a routine day of rest. He's replaced at third by Daniel Robertson. Duffy has hit .301 with four home runs, 28 RBI and seven stolen... Read More

2 years ago


C.J. Cron Sitting On Friday

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman C.J. Cron is out of the lineup on Friday for a routine day of rest. He's being replaced at first base by Jake Bauers. Cron has looked solid in 2018, hitting .254 with 20 home runs and 54 RBI. There's a chance he is moved prior to the deadline, but... Read More

2 years ago

Multiple Teams Showing Interest In Kyle Gibson

The Minnesota Twins are reportedly drawing interest on pitcher Kyle Gibson. Gibson has pitched to a 5-7 record with a 3.42 ERA and a 126/50 K/BB ratio in 2018. After struggling for most of his major league career, Gibson has been able to turn it around in this season. His 3.42 ERA ranks 12th in... Read More

2 years ago

Week 18 Waiver Wire - Catcher

With the second half of baseball now in full swing, teams are doing their best to make a late season playoff push. As the trade deadline approaches, teams around the league will drastically change as they do their best to try and win the World Series. As the MLB landscape changes, so will Fantasy Baseball.... Read More

2 years ago

Mariners Showing Interest In Brad Ziegler

The Seattle Mariners are reportedly interested in acquiring Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler. Ziegler struggled as the closer earlier in the season, but has found his groove in middle relief and has become a solid trade piece for the Marlins. On the season, Ziegler is pitching to a 4.11 ERA and a 35/16 K/BB... Read More

2 years ago

Cardinals Could Be Calling Up Dakota Hudson

St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Dakota Hudson was removed from his Triple-A start on Wednesday. He was seen getting hugs from the manager and teammates after his removal, but reports are saying it's more likely that Hudson is called up rather than traded. Hudson is ranked as the third best prospect in the Cardinals' organization... Read More

2 years ago


Red Sox-Orioles Game Postponed Due To Rain

Wednesday's game between the Red Sox and Orioles has been postponed due to rain. A make up date has not yet been announced but it is widely assumed that it will take place on August 13. The Red Sox are missing out here as they held a 5-0 lead, however, since the game was postponed... Read More

2 years ago

Jose Altuve Leaves Game With Knee Injury Wednesday

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was forced from the team's game on Wednesday with knee discomfort. It's unknown how severe the injury is or if Altuve will need a stint on the disabled list. The team will likely update his status following the conclusion of the game. Marwin Gonzalez replaced him at second with... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Tate Headed To Orioles In Reported Zach Britton Deal

Assuming the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles can come to an agreement for closer Zach Britton, prospect Dillon Tate is confirmed to be headlining the trade package. Tate is currently ranked as the ninth best prospect in the Yankees organization by MLB Pipeline. Tate has pitched to a 16-7 record with a 3.53 ERA... Read More

2 years ago

Yankees Emerge As Front-Runner For Zach Britton

The New York Yankees have reportedly emerged as the front-runner to land Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. Fancred's Jon Heyman mentioned that the two teams are in "intense negotiations" while the Athletic's Ken Rosenthal mentions that top prospect Dillon Tate could be involved. No deal is in place yet, but it seems increasingly likely that... Read More

2 years ago

Jerad Eickhoff To Throw Live Batting Practice Saturday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff (hand) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday. He has been out all season dealing with a tingling sensation in his fingers. Manager Gape Kapler said that their plan is to make sure Eickhoff feels healthy and can execute his pitches before determining a return date. However,... Read More

2 years ago


Marco Estrada Leaves Rehab Start With Finger Injury

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada (glute) was forced from his rehab appearance on Tuesday with a blister on his middle finger. He is being listed as day-to-day and the severity is not yet known. He was expected to return from the disabled list over the weekend, but his next start will likely be... Read More

2 years ago

Yoenis Cespedes Officially Placed On Disabled List

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (feet) has officially been placed on the 10-day disabled list. The team has also officially recalled infielder Jeff McNeil. Cespedes is dealing with an injury to both of his heels that will require major surgery. While not official yet, it's likely that Cespedes undergoes that surgery and is on... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Borucki Recalled For Tuesday Start

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled pitcher Ryan Borucki from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Twins. Reliever Tim Mayza was sent down in a corresponding move. Borucki has pitched to an 0-1 record with a 3.52 ERA and a 21/10 K/BB ratio at the major league level in 2018. Borucki has a career... Read More

2 years ago

Pirates Interested In Keone Kela

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly showing interest in Texas Rangers closer Keone Kela. Kela has pitched to a 3.18 record and a 41/12 K/BB ratio with 23 saves in 2018. In Pittsburgh, he would likely work as the setup man to closer Felipe Vazquez, limiting his fantasy appeal. The Pirates have surprised a bit in... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Musgrave Activated From Disabled List

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Harrison Musgrave has been activated from the disabled list. Pitcher Chris Rusin was placed on the DL in a corresponding move. Musgrave had been out since July 13 with a hip injury. On the season, Musgrave has pitched to a 4.76 ERA and a 20/16 K/BB ratio over 20 relief appearances.... Read More

2 years ago


Byron Buxton To Take Live Batting Practice Tuesday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (hand) was able to take batting practice off a tee and in the cage on Monday and will take live batting practice on Tuesday. He has been out since July 12 with a left hand injury. On the season, he is hitting just .156 with four RBI and five stolen... Read More

2 years ago

Yoenis Cespedes Being Placed On Disabled List

The New York Mets are reportedly preparing to announce that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (foot) will be placed on the disabled list. Immediately after being activated earlier this week, Cespedes told reporters how he has a heel issue that could keep him out of action long-term. According to the New York Post's Mike Puma, Cespedes is... Read More

2 years ago

Nate Orf And Brandon Woodruff Sent To Triple-A

With the Milwaukee Brewers activating Eric Thames and Junior Guerra off of the disabled list, the team has sent second baseman/outfielder Nate Orf and starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff to Triple-A. Orf has hit 0.95 with a home run and stolen base at the major league level in 2018. Woodruff has pitched to a 2-0 record... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Thames Activated From Disabled List

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames has been activated from the disabled list. He has been out since July 13 as he dealt with a hamstring injury. Thames is hitting .250 on the season with 13 home runs, 28 RBI and five stolen bases. While he has been displaced at first base by Jesus Aguilar,... Read More

2 years ago

Junior Guerra Returns To Mound Against Nationals

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra has been activated from the disabled list and will start on Tuesday against the Nationals. He's been out since July 13 with a forearm injury. Guerra has pitched to a 6-6 record on the season with a 3.23 ERA and a 96/29 K/BB ratio. Guerra has looked sharp in... Read More

2 years ago


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