Fantasy Baseball Update – August 14

Here are your top fantasy baseball player performances along with injury news for Monday, August 14th.

TOP STORY:  Ace of 3rd Base

Cory Spangenberg has quietly put together a solid 2017 season. The San Diego Padres third baseman blasted two homers in Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers, giving him 10 dingers on the season…a career high. Spang holds deeper league fantasy value, batting .271 on the season, with 10 homers, 6 stolen bases and 38 RBIs in 90 games.

Also, I can proudly say that Spangenberg is a Northeast PA guy. Graduating from Abington Heights in Clarks Summit, PA in 2009, Spang played collegiate ball for the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) before being drafted in 2011 by the Padres as the #10 overall pick of the MLB Draft.

Spangenberg, who’s currently rockin’ a 5-game hitting streak, finished Sunday’s game  2-4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs.

Other fantasy baseball notable performers…

  • Cory Spangenberg, 3B, Padres = 2-4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs
  • Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers = 2-4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs
  • Whit Merrifield, 2B, Royals = 3-6 with a HR, triple and 5 RBIs
  • Curtis Granderson, OF, Mets = 3-5 with a HR, double, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored
  • Howie Kendrick, OF, Nationals = 2-4 with a game-winning grand salami in the 11th inning
  • Justin Smoak, 1B, Blue Jays = 2-4 with a HR, double and 2 runs scored
  • Matt Joyce, OF, Athletics = 2-4 with a HR, double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored
  • Manny Machado, 3B, Orioles = 3-4 with a HR, triple and 2 runs scored
  • Paul DeJong, 2B, Cardinals = 3-4 with a HR
  • Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs = 2-4 with a HR, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored
  • Brian Dozier, 2B, Twins = 2-5 with a HR
  • Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Marlins = 1-4 with a HR (42nd of the year)
  • Adrian Beltre, DH, Rangers = 2-3 with a HR

Pitchers of Fantasy

  • Chris Stratton, Giants = 0 runs on 5 hits with 10 K’s for the victory.
  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros = 1 run on 6 hits with 7 K’s for the win.
  • Chris Sale, Red Sox = 1 run on 4 hits with 12 K’s in the no decision.
  • Jake Arrieta, Cubs = 1 run on 3 hits with 6 K’s for his 12th win.
  • R.A. Dickey, Braves = 1 run on 7 hits with 3 K’s for the win.
  • J.A. Happ, Blue Jays = 1 run on 4 hits with 8 K’s in the win.
  • Parker Bridwell, Angels = 1 run on 4 hits with 2 K’s in the victory.
  • Kendall Graveman, Athletics = 2 runs on 8 hits with 8 K’s in the victory.
  • Corey Kluber, Indians = 3 runs on 4 hits with 9 K’s for his 11th win of the season.
  • Matt Garza, Brewers = 3 runs on 5 hits with 2 K’s for his win.
  • Jason Vargas, Royals = 3 runs on 6 hits with 7 K’s for his 14th victory of the year.

Injury news

  • Bryce Harper, Nationals: Placed on 10-day DL with bone bruise in left knee.
  • Ubaldo Jimenez, Orioles: Day-to-day after being struck with a comebacker in Friday’s game.
  • Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: Placed on 10-day DL with knee inflammation.
  • Austin Brice, Reds: Put on 10-day DL with right lat sprain.
  • Nolan Arenado, Rockies: Day-to-day with left hand contusion.
  • Ian Kinsler, Tigers: Hand injury. He’s day-to-day.
  • Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: Out of lineup Sunday due to back and hip soreness. He’s day-to-day.
  • Rich Hill, Dodgers: Day-to-day after being HBP on neck Friday.
  • Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees: Placed on 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation.
  • Jedd Gyorko, Cardinals: Scratched from Sunday’s game due to knee soreness. He’s day-to-day.
  • Brian Goodwin, Nationals: Left Sunday’s game with groin injury. He is day-to-day.