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About Walt Clark

Walt Clark has written 65 articles so far, you can find them below.

Brandon Nimmo Shut Down For Another Month

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (neck) has been shut down for the next 30 days after receiving a second epidural for his injured neck. Nimmo has been on the 10-day injured list since May 21 and does not currently have a timeline in place for a return. Nimmo broke out for the Mets in... Read More

8 months ago

Luis Severino Progresses In Throwing Program

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (shoulder) increased his throwing to 105 feet on Tuesday and hopes to throw off a mound soon. Severino is targeting June 25 or June 26 to throw off a mound for the first time since his injury. The next steps will be to graduate to simulated games and... Read More

8 months ago

Byron Buxton Lands On Injured List

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. Buxton has been out of the lineup since being hit by a pitch on Friday against the Red Sox. The Twins had hoped it would not require an injured list stint, but when he was not ready to play on... Read More

8 months ago

Joe Palumbo To Start For Rangers Wednesday

Texas Rangers pitcher Joe Palumbo will get the ball to start the game Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians. This will be his second career major league start for the young left-hander. Palumbo has appeared in one game for the Rangers this year, allowing four earned runs in four innings on June 8 against Oakland. In... Read More

8 months ago

Dallas Keuchel On Track To Debut Friday

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel is in line to make his Atlanta debut Friday on the road at Washington. Keuchel has made two tune-up starts in the minor leagues since signing with the Braves on June 7. After throwing 106 pitches in his most recent start with Double-A Mississippi, Keuchel is fully stretched out.... Read More

8 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton To Be Activated Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (biceps) will be in the lineup Tuesday when the team returns home to host the Tampa Bay Rays. Stanton played only the first three games of the season before hitting the IL with a biceps injury in addition to shoulder and calf issues. The Yankee outfielder has played five... Read More

8 months ago

Phillip Ervin Recalled, Hitting Fifth Saturday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Phillip Ervin has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville and will bat fifth Saturday against the Rangers. This will be Ervin's first major league start since May 22. In 40 Triple-A games this year, Ervin has an OPS of .866 with six home runs and six stolen bases. For his big league career,... Read More

8 months ago

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Sitting Out Saturday

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (hand) is out of the lineup Saturday against Houston. The rookie phenom was hit by a pitch on his hand in Friday night's game, forcing his early exit. X-rays were negative, so Guerrero is currently considered day-to-day. More information should be available as the day progresses. Fantasy... Read More

8 months ago

Pebble Beach Suits Kevin Kisner's Game Well

Kevin Kisner is not the longest driver of the golf ball, but he is accurate. With Pebble Beach playing shorter than your typical PGA Tour track, you don't have to overpower the course to be successful. Driving accuracy is of utmost importance in U.S. Open conditions, and Kisner hits 68% of his fairways off the... Read More

8 months ago

Gary Woodland's Strong Major Form Heads To Pebble Beach

Gary Woodland has finished in a share of eighth place or better in two of the last three majors he has entered and hopes to keep that form going at the U.S. Open. A strong driver of the golf ball, Woodland's tee to green game is amongst the best on Tour. However, his putting leaves... Read More

8 months ago

Rafa Cabrera-Bello Hopes For Better U.S. Open Results

Rafa Cabrera-Bello has never finished better than a share of 32nd place in his five U.S. Open starts. He did have some success at Pebble Beach earlier this year, shooting a 68 in the second round of the AT&T Pro-Am but followed it up with a 74 in the final round. With no top 10's... Read More

8 months ago

Sergio Garcia Has Been Abysmal In Recent Majors

Sergio Garcia reached the pinnacle of his career in 2017, winning The Masters for his first major victory. Since then, he would have been better served staying at home on major tournament weekends. His results in majors following the triumph at Augusta have been a share of 21st, a share of 37th, and seven straight... Read More

8 months ago

Tyrrell Hatton Has Been All-Or-Nothing In Majors

Tyrrell Hatton has posted four top-10s in majors in his career but has finished outside the top-25 in each of his other grand slam starts. One of those top-10s came last year at Shinnecock Hills at the U.S. Open, so there is a recent precedent of solid performance in the tournament. Hatton's strongest component to... Read More

8 months ago

Francesco Molinari Aims To Continue Strong Major Performance

Francesco Molinari has been a stalwart in majors for the past year, beginning with his Open Championship win at Carnoustie in 2018. Though his career-best finish in our national championship is a T23 in 2014 with missed cuts in four of nine starts. Molinari's recent form has not been strong either. Since finishing T5 at... Read More

8 months ago

Daniel Berger Looks To Follow Up 2018 U.S. Open Top-10

Daniel Berger finished with a strong T6 in the 2018 US Open at Shinnecock Hills and hopes to build on that finish at Pebble Beach. After tying for 35th last week at the Canadian Open, Berger enters with just one top 10 in 2019, a T2 at Puerto Rico in February. Berger has little experience... Read More

8 months ago

David Fletcher To Miss Third Consecutive Game

Los Angeles Angels shortstop David Fletcher (shoulder) is out of the lineup Monday for the third consecutive game with a shoulder injury. Thus far Fletcher is not expected to miss extended time or need a trip to the injured list. Fletcher has filled in admirably in a number of roles for the Angels this season, posting... Read More

8 months ago

Yankees Get Positive News On Domingo German

New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (hip) had an MRI on Monday that came back “pretty good” and will receive a cortisone shot Tuesday, according to manager Aaron Boone. German was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a left hip flexor strain. After starting the season 9-1 with a 2.60 ERA... Read More

8 months ago

Jarrod Dyson (OF, ARI) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jarrod Dyson is in his tenth big league season with his third team and is putting together his best season to date hitting leadoff for the Diamondbacks. Known mostly for his speed before, Dyson has upped his walk rate five points above his career average... Read More

9 months ago

Nicky Lopez (2B/SS, KCR) - Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Nicky Lopez was not seen by many as a top player in the Royals farm system coming into the season, he was ranked as the team's eighth best prospect by MLB Pipeline. However, behind his strong bat-to-ball skills, he made his way to... Read More

9 months ago

Diamondbacks Calling Up Power-Hitting Kevin Cron

The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the verge of promoting first baseman/third baseman Kevin Cron from Triple-A. Cron is tearing the cover off the ball in Reno this season, hitting 21 home runs in 44 games, owning a slugging percentage of an even .800. In four years of full-season baseball, Cron has never hit fewer than... Read More

9 months ago

Lourdes Gurriel Set To Rejoin Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel is being recalled by the club on Friday. Gurriel burst on the scene in 2018, hitting 11 home runs in 65 games with the Blue Jays. After struggling in 13 games this year, Gurriel was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on April 15. In 29 minor league games, the young infielder... Read More

9 months ago

Blue Jays To Call Up Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second baseman Cavan Biggio. Cavan, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, will be making his Major League debut. The younger Biggio was a fifth-round draft pick of the Blue Jays in 2016 after playing college baseball at Notre Dame. In 41 Triple-A games with Buffalo this year,... Read More

9 months ago

Keon Broxton To Join Orioles In Colorado

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton is expected to join the team Friday in Colorado after being acquired from the Mets. Joey Rickard was optioned to Triple-A on Thursday to make room for Broxton. Broxton appeared in 34 games with the Mets but garnered only 53 plate appearances, hitting .143 with one double and two RBI.... Read More

9 months ago

Yoenis Cespedes Undergoes Surgery, Out For Season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (ankle) underwent surgery on his broken ankle on Thursday, the Mets announced. Cespedes broke his ankle in two places in an accident on his ranch while on the injured list following heel surgery in the offseason. After playing only 38 games last year, 2019 will be a lost season... Read More

9 months ago

Corey Kluber Has Cast Removed

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (forearm) had his cast removed on Thursday. This is a good sign for the former Cy Young winner, as it shows his healing is progressing well. Kluber has been out of action since being hit in the arm with a comebacker on May 1. Through seven starts before the... Read More

9 months ago

Stephen Strasburg Posts Quality Start

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts in seven innings Thursday against the New York Mets. Strasburg left the game in line to get the win but was done in by the Nationals atrocious bullpen after a three-run Carlos Gomez home run in the eighth inning cost Washington... Read More

9 months ago

Nick Markakis Gets Day Off Thursday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis is getting the day off Thursday afternoon in San Francisco. Markakis has followed up his All-Star season last year with a similar line so far this year. As steady as they come, the veteran outfielder has posted an .810 OPS in 50 games. This will be Markakis' first day off... Read More

9 months ago

Austin Riley the Latest Braves Prospect To Make Instant Impact

Braves rookie Austin Riley is the most recent of the Uber-Prospects to make their way to Atlanta this season and he's already off to a fast start. Riley joins Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson to form a young core of players to fill out the Braves lineup, along with franchise cornerstone Freddie Freeman.... Read More

9 months ago

Anthony Rendon Keeps Pounding Against Mets

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon had another big game Monday night at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Rendon reached base safely all four times he came to plate, walking twice, hitting his ninth home run and notching his league-leading 17th double. Rendon has been a bright spot in a dark season for... Read More

9 months ago

Drew Gagnon To Open Game For Mets

New York Mets pitcher Drew Gagnon will be utilized as the opener Monday night against Washington. This will be the first start of the year for Gagnon, who has pitched 11 innings so far in six games this season. Gagnon has been effective lately, as he has not allowed a run in his last five... Read More

9 months ago

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