Scooter Gennett
Reds' Scooter Gennett: Hits solo shot in loss
Scooter Gennett, 2B, CIN
7/24/2017
News: Gennett went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to Cleveland.

In the midst of a breakout campaign, and now locked in as the primary second baseman, Gennett's fantasy value is at an all-time high. He sports a .313/.362/.602 slash line with 18 homers, 58 RBI and 45 runs, and while there is potential for negative regression going forward, it would take a lengthy slump before it was a legitimate concern.

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Brandon Drury
Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury: Sitting out Monday
Brandon Drury, 2B, ARI
7/24/2017
News: Drury is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves.

Drury has been scuffling at the plate since the All-Star break, producing just a .572 OPS in that eight-game span. He'll hit the bench as the Diamondbacks continue to employ a carousel of options at second base. Daniel Descalso will man the keystone Monday evening.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Moves down to sixth in order
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
7/24/2017
News: Zobrist will hit sixth and man second base in Monday's game against the White Sox, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Prior to sitting out Sunday's series finale with the Cardinals, Zobrist had been serving as the Cubs' leadoff hitter, but manager Joe Maddon has decided to roll with Jason Heyward in that spot for the second straight contest. Maddon has been reluctant to permanently settle on a leadoff option, so the door isn't completely closed on Zobrist eventually moving back atop the order, especially if Heyward's production wanes over the next few contests.

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Luis Urias
Padres' Luis Urias: Sidelined with ankle sprain
Luis Urias, 2B, SD
7/23/2017
News: Urias is in a walking boot after spraining his left ankle with Double-A San Antonio, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.

This likely explains why the top prospect was removed from Saturday's contest after just one at-bat. It's unclear how severe the injury is, although the fact that he's already in a walking boot certainly doesn't instill much confidence in anyone. Consider Urias day-to-day until more information is known about his status.

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Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Takes seat Sunday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
7/23/2017
News: Panik is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The Giants typically don't keep the lefty-hitting Panik on the bench against right-handers, but he'll find himself in that predicament for the second time in five games while Miguel Gomez picks up another start at the keystone. With Panik mustering a .219 on-base percentage in July, manager Bruce Bochy could be rethinking the 26-year-old's standing as an everyday player, though the Giants aren't exactly brimming with attractive alternatives.

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Dilson Herrera
Reds' Dilson Herrera: Potentially out for season
Dilson Herrera, 2B, CIN
7/23/2017
News: Herrera (shoulder) is probably done for the season, at least according to his Triple-A manager Delino DeShields, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Reds' team doctors in Cincinnati will examine Herrera in the upcoming week, but the initial prognosis doesn't look good. Herrera has started only 66 games since the Reds acquired him in the Jay Bruce deal. The lack of progress from Herrera and Jose Peraza have been two of the biggest disappointments for the Reds this season.

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Brandon Phillips
Braves' Brandon Phillips: Returns to lineup
Brandon Phillips, 2B, ATL
7/23/2017
News: Phillips (hamstring) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

After missing back-to-back games due to hamstring tightness, Phillips will return to second base and hold down the two-spot in the batting order. The move will presumably send Johan Camargo back to the bench on most days, though Camargo will relieve Dansby Swanson at shortstop for Sunday's matchup.

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Eric Sogard
Brewers' Eric Sogard: Not in Sunday lineup
Eric Sogard, 2B, MIL
7/23/2017
News: Sogard is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Sogard made his return to the Milwaukee lineup Saturday, going 0-for-5 at the plate with a strikeout. The rough showing dropped his batting average 12 points down to .319 on the year, and will result in the switch-hitting Jonathan Villar back atop the order for the series finale.

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Chase Utley
Dodgers' Chase Utley: Homers in start Saturday
Chase Utley, 2B, LAD
7/23/2017
News: Utley got a spot-start at second base Saturday, going 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a win over the Braves.

Justin Turner (illness) missed Saturday's contest with an upper respiratory issue, so the 38-year-old was called upon to start in his place, delivering his sixth home run of the season in the process. Turner is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, which would effectively push Utley back into a bench role.

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Dee Gordon
Marlins' Dee Gordon: Swipes two bags Saturday
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA
7/23/2017
News: Gordon went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run during Saturday's win over Cincinnati.

Gordon is now up to 34 stolen bases for the year, and his .290 batting average and 58 runs are also excellent marks. Obviously, the leadoff hitter offers nothing in the power categories, but that was also never an advertised asset. More of the same is likely ahead for the speedster.

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