Chris Coghlan Blue Jays
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With Josh Donaldson (calf) on the shelf for 2-4 weeks, Chris Coghlan has earned a pair of starts for the Toronto Blue Jays. In those starts he is one for five (.200) with an RBI.
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Last year struggled hitting .188 with 35 runs, six home runs, 30 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. He was far more effective in 2015 with a .250-64-16-41-11 line.
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Coghlan’s lone hit this year came against right-handed pitching (.250). Last year he hit .195 vs. righties and .120 against lefties. In 2015 he hit .264 against righties and .116 against lefties. Coghlan is a career .260 hitter (.268 against righties, .226 against lefties).
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I would’t recommend picking him up in regular fantasy leagues, but he’s worth a look in daily games when he’s facing a mediocre right-handed pitcher.
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Darwin Barney should also see some at bats. He’s hitting .455 (.500 against lefties and .400 against righties). Last year Barney hit .269 (.306 against lefties and .249 against righties). For his career the .250 batter is hitting .275 against lefties and .240 against righties.
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Look for Barney to handle southpaws. He’s also only viable in daily fantasy leagues against mediocre lefties.
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The way that Toronto is playing (2-10, 2.83 runs per game), I wouldn’t rush out to pick up either of them.

Martin Perez
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Martin Perez, Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s
Perez is 1-1 with a 2.20 ERA with a 1.80 ERA in his road start. He was 2-1 against Oakland last year with a 4.00 ERA.
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Season Totals:  14 starts, 3-7, 79.1 IP, 52 Ks, 4.65 ERA (41 earned runs), 1.42 WHIP (83 hits, 30 walks)

Avisail Garcia
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If you’re looking to tinker your fantasy baseball lineups, these players are off to hot starts.
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Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, New York Mets: .286, nine runs, two HRs, nine RBI, one SB.
Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds: .432, five runs, one HR, seven RBI, one SB.
Travis d’Arnaud, C, New York Mets: .323, six runs, two HRs, nine RBI.
Yandy Diaz, SS/3B, Cleveland Indians: .250, eight runs, one RBI.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: .333, five runs, three HRs, six RBI.
Lucas Duda, 1B, New York Mets: .256, four runs, four HRs, seven RBI.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, Seattle Mariners: .200, five runs, two RBI, four SBs.
Yunel Escobar, 3B, Los Angeles Angels:  .302, 10 runs, one HR, four RBI.
Danny Espinosa, 2B/SS, Los Angeles Angels: .200, three runs, three HRs, 12 RBI.
Neftali Feliz, RP, Milwaukee Brewers: 4 Saves, 1.93 ERA, 0.43 WHIP 6 Ks in 4.2 IP.
Avisail Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox:  .465, seven runs, two HRs, 10 RBI.
Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees: .220, eight runs, five SBs.
Robbie Grossman, OF, Minnesota Twins: .310, eight runs, one HR, Four RBI.
Chase Headley, 3B, New York Yankees: .410, 11 runs, two HRs, three RBI, three SBs.
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies:  .346 13 runs, three HRs, eight RBI, one SB.
Brandon Kintzler, RP, Minnesota Twins: 3 Saves, 0.00 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, four Ks in 6.1 IP.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, Boston Red Sox: .356, seven runs, one HR, five RBI.
Logan Morrison, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays: .325, six runs, three HRs, 10 RBI.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, Atlanta Braves: .333, seven runs, one HR, six RBI, four SBs.
Addison Reed, RP, New York Mets: 3 Saves, 3.52 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, 8 Ks in 7.2 IP.
Fernando Rodney, RP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Four Saves (everything else has been a disaster)
Steven Souza Jr., OF, Tampa Bay Rays: .304, eight runs, two HRs, eight RBI.
Ronald Torreyes, 3B/SS, New York Yankees: .250, four runs, one HR, 10 RBI.
Chris Young, OF, Boston Red Sox: .289, eight runs, one RBI.

Matt Cain
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Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals
Cain is 1-0 with a 4.82 ERA after allowing one run in five innings in his last outing. The Royals are averaging just 3.17 runs per game.
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Season Totals:  13 starts, 3-6, 75.1 IP, 47 Ks, 4.32 ERA (36 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (76 hits, 27 walks)

Tom Koehler
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Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins at Seattle Mariners
Koehler has a 3.27 ERA after two starts, with a 1.80 ERA on the road. He has a career 4.15 ERA. The Mariners are averaging just 4.08 runs per game with a .230 batting average.
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Season Totals:  13 starts, 3-6, 75.1 IP, 47 Ks, 4.32 ERA (36 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (76 hits, 27 walks)

Trevor Cahill
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Trevor Cahill, San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves
Cahill has a 3.18 ERA and seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings. He had a 2.74 ERA and 66 Ks in 65.2 innings last year, including a scoreless inning against the Braves.
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Season Totals:  11 starts, 3-4, 63.2 IP, 37 Ks, 3.68 ERA (28 earned runs), 1.24 WHIP (63 hits, 22 walks)

Clayton Richard
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Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
Richard was brilliant in his first start and brutal in his second. He still has a 2.57 ERA though and a solid matchup against Atlanta.
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Season Totals:  10 starts, 3-3, 58.2 IP, 34 Ks, 3.68 ERA (24 earned runs), 1.24 WHIP (55 hits, 18 walks)

Jhoulys Chacin
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Jhoulys Chacin, San Diego Padres @ Atlanta Braves
Chacin got bombed by the Dodgers (9 runs, 3.1 IP) in his first start, but tossed 6.2 scoreless innings against the Giants in his second outing. He’ll look to build on that success against the Braves.
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Season Totals:  9 starts, 2-3, 51.2 IP, 29 Ks, 4.01 ERA (23 earned runs), 1.32 WHIP (50 hits, 18 walks)

Jimmy Nelson
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Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
Nelson gave up one run  in six innings (1.50 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) with eight strikeouts in his first start of the year. He was 2-1 against Cincinnati last year with a 3.70 ERA.
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Season Totals:  8 starts, 2-3, 45.2 IP, 28 Ks, 3.94 ERA (20 earned runs), 1.34 WHIP (45 hits, 16 walks)

Austin Romine
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With Gary Sanchez on the shelf (biceps injury) for a month, fantasy owners will be scrambling for an option behind the dish. A natural option would be to look at his replacement. Austin Romine (pictured) is the logical replacement. He’ll also split duties with Kyle Higashioka. Romine figures to see the majority of the at bats. Is he worth an add?
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Romine hit .242 last year in 165 at bats with 17 runs, four home runs and 26 RBI. He did show a little power, as 15 of his 40 hits were for extra bases.
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Romine hit .274 with three of his HRs and 15 of his RBI against left-handed pitching. He’s worth a flier as a plug-in play or in daily fantasy leagues when he’s facing a southpaw.
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Some preferred options:
Tucker Barnhart, Cincinnati Reds: .257-34-7-51-1 last year, .250 with a run this year
Welington Castillo, Baltimore Orioles: .264-41-14-68-2 last year, .286 with an RBI this year
Francisco Cervelli, Pittsburgh Pirates: .264-42-133-6 last year, .211 with four runs, one HR, three RBI this year
Sandy Leon, Boston Red Sox: .310-367-35 last year, .368 with three runs, one HR, five RBI this year (top choice if available)
James McCann, Detroit Tigers: .221-31-12-48-0 last year, .214 with two runs, two HRs, three RBI this year
Cameron Rupp, Philadelphia Phillies: .252-36-16-54-1 last year, .167 with three runs, one HR, two RBI this year
Stephen Vogt, Oakland A’s: .251-54-14-56-0 last year, .261, two runs, one HR, two RBI this year


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