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Saturday Lineup Card: Another Top KC Prospect Arrives

Kevin O'Brien

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Projected Starters – A look at Saturday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Indians (Mitch Talbot - R) at Yankees (Bartolo Colon - R), 1:05
Red Sox (John Lackey) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 1:07
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 4:10
Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 4:10
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Twins (Scott Baker - R), 4:10
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 7:05
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) at Pirates (James McDonald - R), 7:05
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Rays (David Price - L) at Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
A’s (Gio Gonzalez - L) at White Sox (John Danks - L), 7:10
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke - R), 7:10
Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) at Rockies (Jason Hammel - R), 8:10
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 8:35
Royals (Felipe Paulino - R) at Angels (Joel Pineiro - R), 9:05

Day game after a night game: CLE, NYY, BOS, TOR, CHC, PHI, CIN, SF, TEX, MIN

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB - (Illness) Returned to the lineup Friday
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Wrist) Was not in Friday’s starting lineup
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Knee) Returned to the lineup Friday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS - (Back) Started Friday as scheduled
J.J. Putz, RP, AZ - (Back) Should be available Friday
Russell Martin, C, NYY - (Back) Was not in Friday’s starting lineup
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR - (Quad) Out of the lineup again Friday
Scott Rolen, 3B, STL - (Illness) Returned to the lineup Thursday
Edgar Renteria, SS, CIN - (Back) Returned to the lineup Thursday
Matt Capps, RP, MIN - (Wrist) Might be available Friday
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD - Scratched from Friday’s lineup with tightness in hamstring
Hunter Pence, OF, HOU - Left Friday’s game with tightness in back
Matt Joyce, OF, TB - Scratched from Friday’s lineup with soreness in left shoulder
Leo Nunez, RP, FLA - Dealing with back stiffness and will not be available until Monday at the earliest
Derrek Lee, 1B, BAL - placed on bereavement list
Travis Buck, OF, CLE - Suffered whiplash in minor car accident Friday

Players on the DL
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Back) Will play in rehab games Friday and Saturday; on track to return Tuesday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Legs) Played catcher in rehab game Thursday; Twins will decide next step early next week
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Wrist) Could occasionally play catcher upon return
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL - (Shoulder) Felt good after taking part in baseball activities Friday
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Oblique) Will take batting practice Sunday and Monday; could begin rehab assignment soon after
Johan Santana, SP, NYM - (Shoulder) Will throw a bullpen session in New York soon
Joba Chamberlain, RP, NYY - (Elbow) Will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday
Jeff Niemann, SP, TB - (Back) Will make one more rehab start before returning
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Abdomen) Rested Friday before resuming rehab Saturday; on track to return Tuesday
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN - (Shoulder) Hit triple digits in rehab outing Thursday
Sam LeCure, P, CIN - (Forearm) Began rehab assignment
Elliot Johnson, 2B, TB - (Knee) Played in rehab games Thursday and Friday; could return as soon as Saturday
Scott Kazmir, SP, LAA - (Back) Rocked again in rehab start Thursday; in danger of being released if unable to turn things around in next two weeks
Brandon Inge, 3B, DET - (Illness) Still no timetable for return
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX - (Upper Body) Expected to make scheduled start Sunday
Geoff Blum, SS, AZ - (Knee) Hopes to return July 1
Joe Blanton, SP, PHI - (Elbow) Hopes to resume throwing soon
David Freese, 3B, STL - (Hand) Expects to resume taking batting practice within a week
Kyle McClellan, SP, STL - (Hip) On track to be activated and start next Wednesday
Andrew Cashner, SP, CHC - (Shoulder) Has yet to resume throwing


Transactions – Players who have been demoted, called up, traded , released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Cole Kimball, RP, WAS
Chris Snyder, C, PIT - transferred to 60-day DL
Joba Chamberlain, RP, NYY - transferred to 60-day DL
Evan Meek, RP, PIT
Martin Prado, OF, ATL
Denard Span, OF, MIN - placed on 7-day DL

Called Up
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
Carlos Corporan, C, HOU
Graham Godfrey, SP, OAK
Kevin Whelan, RP, NYY
Ryan Mattheus, RP, WAS
Tim Wood, RP, PIT
Michael Bowden, P, BOS
Brandon Synder, 1B, BAL
Rene Tosoni, OF, MIN
Mitchell Boggs, RP, STL
Brandon Hicks, 3B, ATL
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM
Bryan Shaw, P, AZ

Sent Down
Bobby Cramer, P, OAK
Zach Kroenke, RP, AZ
Lance Lynn, P, STL
Robinson Cancel, C, HOU
Luis Exposito, C, BOS
Chris Dickerson, OF, NYY
Mike Aviles, 2B, KC
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, OAK
Jake Fox, DH, BAL

Designated For Assignment
Nick Evans, 1B, NYM

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Atlanta - The Braves wanted to give Craig Kimbrel a break Thursday after throwing 28 pitches the night before, so Jonny Venters was called upon to get the save. Venters came through with a perfect frame to lock down the victory. Though Kimbrel has struggled slightly and Venters has been nearly unhittable, posting an absurd 0.47 ERA and 0.72 WHIP through 38.2 IP, manger Fredi Gonzalez maintained that Kimbrel is his closer.

Arizona - David Hernandez picked up the save Thursday with J.J. Putz (back) unavailable, but Putz should be ready to pitch next time the Diamondbacks find themselves in a save situation.

Philadelphia - Ryan Madson blew the save Thursday, but he avoided a potential loss when what looked to be a home run by Chicago’s Tyler Colvin was overturned by an umpire review. Madson has allowed at least an earned run in four of his last nine appearances, but he remains the top option in the ninth inning for the time being.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR vs BOS
6/11 1:07 PM
John Lackey 2-11 .182 2 2 3 5 3 .727 .438 1.165
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs BOS
6/11 1:07 PM
John Lackey 10-18 .556 0 5 5 0 0 .833 .556 1.389
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC @ PHI
6/11 4:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-29 .207 3 3 4 1 6 .517 .258 .775
Ross Gload - 1B PHI vs CHC
6/11 4:10 PM
Matt Garza 5-11 .455 0 1 3 1 1 .545 .462 1.007
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ MIN
6/11 4:10 PM
Scott Baker 9-25 .360 1 4 2 1 2 .600 .385 .985
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs TB
6/11 7:05 PM
David Price 6-17 .353 0 2 2 2 6 .529 .400 .929
Reid Brignac - SS TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-16 .313 1 2 1 1 2 .625 .353 .978
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-17 .471 1 4 5 0 2 .824 .471 1.295
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-36 .306 2 5 12 5 10 .556 .381 .937
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-23 .348 0 3 3 1 4 .522 .375 .897
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL vs STL
6/11 7:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 5-15 .333 1 1 2 2 6 .533 .444 .977
Daric Barton - 1B OAK @ CWS
6/11 7:10 PM
John Danks 5-11 .455 0 2 2 2 2 .636 .538 1.174
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs LAD
6/11 8:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 3 3 3 4 .667 .444 1.111
Chris Iannetta - C COL vs LAD
6/11 8:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-11 .273 1 3 3 1 4 .727 .333 1.060
Casey Blake - 3B LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 7-20 .350 1 3 5 1 5 .650 .391 1.041
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 5-16 .313 1 2 3 3 6 .563 .421 .984
James Loney - 1B LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 5-20 .250 2 4 4 0 1 .650 .250 .900
Jorge Cantu - 3B SD vs WAS
6/11 8:35 PM
John Lannan 4-14 .286 1 3 4 0 1 .643 .286 .929
Brad Hawpe - OF SD vs WAS
6/11 8:35 PM
John Lannan 4-12 .333 1 1 3 0 0 .583 .333 .916
Will Venable - OF SD vs WAS
6/11 8:35 PM
John Lannan 5-14 .357 0 2 1 0 2 .571 .357 .928
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Max Scherzer DET vs SEA
6/11 7:05 PM
Mariners Batters 13-60 .217 1 4 4 8 14 .300 .309 .609
David Price TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 20-95 .211 0 5 6 8 27 .278 .268 .547
Ted Lilly LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Rockies Batters 20-97 .206 5 11 11 11 30 .426 .286 .712

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ TOR
6/11 1:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 0-11 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .214 .214
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR vs BOS
6/11 1:07 PM
John Lackey 3-21 .143 0 1 2 2 4 .190 .250 .440
Corey Patterson - OF TOR vs BOS
6/11 1:07 PM
John Lackey 2-15 .133 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .266
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs CHC
6/11 4:10 PM
Matt Garza 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .167 .258
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ MIN
6/11 4:10 PM
Scott Baker 2-14 .143 0 1 3 1 6 .214 .188 .402
David Murphy - OF TEX @ MIN
6/11 4:10 PM
Scott Baker 2-13 .154 0 0 2 1 4 .154 .214 .368
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TB
6/11 7:05 PM
David Price 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 4 .214 .200 .414
Nolan Reimold - OF BAL vs TB
6/11 7:05 PM
David Price 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .334
Luke Scott - DH BAL vs TB
6/11 7:05 PM
David Price 2-13 .154 0 0 1 2 5 .154 .267 .421
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA @ DET
6/11 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .333 .533
Johnny Damon - OF TB @ BAL
6/11 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-43 .186 1 3 3 5 5 .326 .265 .591
Alexis Rios - OF CWS vs OAK
6/11 7:10 PM
Gio Gonzalez 1-13 .077 0 1 0 0 3 .154 .077 .231
Casey McGehee - 3B MIL vs STL
6/11 7:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-14 .286 0 2 3 1 6 .429 .333 .762
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs STL
6/11 7:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .200
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK @ CWS
6/11 7:10 PM
John Danks 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 2 .500 .273 .773
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ CWS
6/11 7:10 PM
John Danks 1-12 .083 0 1 0 3 1 .167 .267 .434
Ryan Spilborghs - OF COL vs LAD
6/11 8:10 PM
Ted Lilly 1-16 .063 0 0 1 1 3 .063 .111 .174
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs LAD
6/11 8:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 5 .188 .235 .423
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 3 .267 .333 .600
Juan Uribe - 2B LAD @ COL
6/11 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 2-17 .118 0 1 0 0 3 .176 .118 .294
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs WAS
6/11 8:35 PM
John Lannan 1-11 .091 0 1 2 1 2 .182 .167 .349
Ryan Ludwick - OF SD vs WAS
6/11 8:35 PM
John Lannan 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 1 .200 .333 .533
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Brandon Morrow TOR vs Bos
6/11 1:07 PM
Red Sox Batters 17-67 .254 3 7 10 19 21 .418 .427 .846
Chris Carpenter STL @ Mil
6/11 7:10 PM
Brewers Batters 25-83 .301 6 8 15 7 22 .547 .365 .913
Jason Hammel COL vs LAD
6/11 8:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 32-116 .276 5 16 18 10 20 .520 .335 .855
 


Recommended Pickup

Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC - The Royals promoted Moustakas, the number nine prospect in Baseball America’s preseason prospect rankings, to the majors Friday. Like teammate Eric Hosmer, Moustakas comes to the majors after dominating Triple-A pitching. He had already hit 10 home runs in 55 Triple-A games this season, a year after posting a .322 batting average with 36 home runs and 124 RBI over 118 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Moustakas will take over as the regular third baseman for the Royals and should bat in the middle of the lineup. With many of the teammates ahead of him having good seasons, he should have plenty of opportunities to produce. Given the power numbers Moustakas is capable of providing, he deserves a look in nearly all formats.

Other recent recommendations: Anthony Rizzo, Brennan Boesch, Charlie Morton, Dee Gordon, Freddie Freeman

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Draft Street Lineup

C – Brian McCann, ATL - ($6,770)
1B – Casey Kotchman, TB - ($5,096)
2B – Rickie Weeks, MIL - ($7,046)
3B – Adrian Beltre, TEX - ($7,788)
SS – Stephen Drew, AZ - ($6,598)
OF – Josh Hamilton, TEX - ($10,264)
OF – Ryan Braun, MIL - ($9,361)
OF – B.J. Upton, TB - ($4,785)
UTIL – Chone Figgins, SEA - ($2,707)
UTIL – Adam Dunn, CWS - ($2,365)
SP – David Price, TB - ($15,781)
SP – Ted Lilly, LAD - ($10,147)
RP – Kyle Farnsworth, TB - ($2,126)
P – Max Scherzer, DET - ($8,777)

Total: $99,611

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