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Giancarlo Stanton Suffered Grade 2 Quad Strain

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (quadriceps) suffered a Grade 2 quadriceps strain in the American League Championship Series against the Astros, according to general manager Brian Cashman. It was a year full of injuries for the 29-year-old, as he played in just 18 games in the regular season and hit .288/.403/.492 with three home... Read More

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Phillies Hire Joe Girardi As Manager

The Philadelphia Phillies hired Joe Girardi as their new manager on Thursday, according to a source. Girardi is replacing Gabe Kapler, who was fired after just two seasons and a middling record in Philly. The Phillies signed Bryce Harper last offseason but missed the playoffs and went 81-81 for fourth place in the National League... Read More

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Aaron Hicks To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Oct. 30 and will be out for eight to 10 months, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Hicks was sidelined for a lot of the second half with his elbow injury, but he returned in the postseason. The 30-year-old switch-hitter has put... Read More

3 months ago

Michael Brantley Adds Two Hits In Game 2 Defeat

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Astros 12-3 loss to the Nationals in Game 2 of the World Series. Brantley scored on Alex Bregman's two-run home run in the first inning but the Astros offense was held down after that. After a slow start, the veteran hitter has... Read More

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Juan Soto Scores Two Runs As Nationals Take 2-0 Lead

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored as the Nationals beat the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series. Washington capped off sweeping the first two games of the series by bludgeoning the Astros pitching staff and Soto reached base three times. It is only two games... Read More

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Adam Eaton's Home Run Puts Astros On Ice

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two runs batted in as the Nationals took a commanding 2-0 lead against the Astros. Eaton smoked a pitch from the Astros Josh James into the seats to give the Nationals a commanding 10-2 lead en route to a 12-3... Read More

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Cubs Hiring David Ross As Manager

The Chicago Cubs are hiring David Ross as their next manager on Wednesday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. An official announcement is expected to come on Thursday. The 42-year-old former catcher played under former manager, Joe Maddon, in 2015 and 2016 and helped the Cubbies win the World Series. Ross has no... Read More

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Pirates Not Expected To Trade Starling Marte

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George Springer Slugging 1.094 Career In World Series

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer made history in Game 1, hitting a home run in his fifth straight World Series game in the team's 5-4 loss to the Nationals. Springer went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two walks, two runs scored and two runs batted in. There are few as dangerous as Springer... Read More

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Adam Eaton Has Five-Game Hitting Streak

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton will take a five-game playoff hitting streak into Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros Wednesday night. Eaton came up huge in Game 1, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, and creating a solid combo at the top of the lineup with Trea Turner. Eaton now is 6-for-21 (.285)... Read More

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Juan Soto Ready For Encore

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto enjoyed a dominant Game 1 of the World Series, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three runs batted in. Soto was hitting lasers all over the field, pacing the Nationals to a 5-4 Game 1 win. After a dip in production during the NLCS against the Cardinals,... Read More

3 months ago

MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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Michael Brantley Hitting .346 Over Last Seven Games

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is starting and will hit third Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals. Brantley got off to a slow start to begin the playoffs but has turned it on over the last seven games. The veteran is hitting .346 during that span with five walks... Read More

3 months ago

Juan Soto Will Be X-Factor In World Series

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto will try and turn his mediocre postseason around when the team plays the Astros Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. Soto enjoyed an elite offensive season but has struggled in the postseason. Through 38 playoff at-bats, Soto is slashing only .237/.326/.421 with only three extra-base hits. Soto... Read More

3 months ago

George Springer Leading Off In Game 1

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer will start and leadoff in Game 1 against the Nationals in the World Series. Springer is hitting only .152 in the playoffs but always is a threat when he's at the dish. The slugger will go up against the Nationals starter Max Scherzer Tuesday night and Springer has thrived against... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Saturday, October 19th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/19/19): MLB DFS Lineups

The ALCS remains alive thanks to a first-innings explosion from the Yankees offense against Justin Verlander last night. Now the teams head back to Houston for Game 6 as the Astros look to clinch the series without having to put their other ace, Gerrit Cole, on the mound again. This game could be very entertaining.... Read More

3 months ago

Aaron Hicks Hits Huge Home Run In Yankees Win

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the team's 4-1 win over the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS. With the Yankees facing elimination, the offense came out swinging. A leadoff home run by DJ LeMahieu was backed up by a three-run laser from Hicks... Read More

3 months ago

D.J. Stewart Has Microfracture Surgery

Baltimore Orioles outfielder D.J. Stewart (ankle) underwent successful microfracture surgery on his right ankle on Thursday. Stewart is expected to return to baseball activities near the end of spring training. Microfracture procedures aren't your typical surgery, so Stewart should be expected to miss the start of the 2020 regular season, and he could be slowed... Read More

3 months ago


Jake Marisnick Starting Against Lefty In Game 5

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is starting in center field and is batting ninth against Yankees left-hander James Paxton in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Friday. With the southpaw on the mound, Josh Reddick will take a seat for this one. Marisnick is mainly used late in games for his defensive... Read More

3 months ago

Aaron Judge Slugging Only .412 In ALCS

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will hit second in a struggling lineup as the Yankees will try and stave off elimination against the Astros in Game 5. Judge homered in Game 2 but has failed to make a consistent impact, slugging only .412 in the series. Judge disappointed, at times, against right-handed pitching in... Read More

3 months ago

George Springer 0-For-7 Against Lefties In Playoffs

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer popped a huge three-run home run to take down the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS. Springer and Co. are now one win away from winning the pennant and will face left-handed starter James Paxton in Game 5. It has been a very quiet postseason for the leadoff man... Read More

3 months ago

Aaron Hicks Back In Lineup Against Astros

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will start and hit third against the Astros and Zack Greinke in Game 4 of the ALCS. Hicks went 0-for-2 but coaxed two walks in Game 3 and is getting the start for the injured Giancarlo Stanton. Hicks posted a .479 slugging percentage against right-handed pitching during the regular... Read More

3 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Not In Game 4 Lineup

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (quadriceps) is not in the lineup as the team takes on the Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS. The burly slugger simply cannot stay healthy but the team is hoping he can contribute at some point in the series. Stanton went 2-for-4 with a home run in Game... Read More

3 months ago


MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Thursday, October 17th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/17/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Another Thursday, another single-game showdown for us to contemplate. In fact, from here on in every DFS contest for baseball will be a single-game affair. With the early completion of the NLCS we have seen the end of multiple baseball games a day for the 2019 season. However, with a blockbuster ALCS to conclude, let's... Read More

3 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton's Status Unknown For Game 4

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he's "not sure" if outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (quadriceps) will be ready for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros on Thursday. Stanton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Game 1 win but was injured and hasn't played the last two games.... Read More

3 months ago

Angels Hire Joe Maddon As Manager

The Los Angeles Angels hired Joe Maddon as their next manager on Wednesday. This was the expected outcome after the Cubs fired Maddon and the Angels let go of Brad Ausmus after just one year. Maddon has over 30 years of experience in the Angels organization and has 16 years of managerial experience between the... Read More

3 months ago

Game 4 Of ALCS Postponed Wednesday

Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees has been postponed on Wednesday due to inclement weather. The postponement should allow both Game 1 starters -- Zack Greinke for the Astros and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees -- to go on regular rest in Game 4 on... Read More

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