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Monday Lineup Card: Younger Weeks Starts Strong

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Tigers (Phil Coke – L), 7:05
Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R) at Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Mets (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Pirates (Paul Maholm – L), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Zach Duke – L) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 7:10
Brewers (Randy Wolf – L) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster – R), 8:05
Braves (Derek Lowe – R) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L), 8:05
Padres (Anthony Bass - R) at Rockies (Aaron Cook – R), 8:40
Angels (Dan Haren – R) at Mariners (Jason Vargas – L), 10:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 10:10

Day game after a night game: None

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)

David Bush, P, TEX – (Lower Leg) Left Saturday’s game after being hit by a comebacker; no prognosis yet.
Travis Buck, OF, CLE – (Neck) Hopes to return Monday.
Josh Willingham, OF, CLE – (OAK) Out of lineup Sunday; should be ready to go Tuesday.
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, LAA – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup; still day-to-day.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX – (Arm) Struck in arm by line drive Sunday, X-rays negative.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL – (Arm) Left Sunday’s game with contusion; could miss a couple of days.
Dustin Moseley, P, SD – (Shoulder) Monday’s start looks doubtful.
Leo Nunez, P, FLA – (Back) Should be available Tuesday; large committee waiting if not.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Upper Leg) Not in Sunday’s lineup.
Roger Bernadina, OF, WAS – (Hamstring) Was hoping to be in lineup Sunday, but was not.
Aaron Rowand, OF, SF – (Hand) No fracture after leaving Saturday’s game.
Jason Hammel, P, COL – (Back) Should not need DL stint.
Casey Blake, LAD – (Neck) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU – (Ankle) Scratched from Sunday’s lineup.
Hunter Pence, OF, HOU – (Back) Not in Sunday’s lineup; could return Monday.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT – (Oblique) Not available Sunday due to soreness.
Kerry Wood, P, CHC – (Finger) Blister may land him on DL.
Rubby De La Rosa, P, LAD – (Finger) Left Sunday’s start with finger injury.

Players on the DL
Dustin McGowan, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Building stamin; still not ready for rehab.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL – (Hip) Trying to go five innings in extended spring training.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS – (Forearm) Perfect inning in rehab.
Michael Napoli, C, TEX – (Oblique) Placed on DL; Yorvit Torrealba will be primary catcher.
Bartolo Colon, P, NYY – (Hamstring) Placed on DL as precaution, so hopefully won’t miss more than 15 days.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Leg) Could return Thursday or Friday.
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN – (Foot) Eligible to return Wednesday but still to sore to make it back by then.
Carlos Guillen, OF, DET – (Knee) A good batting practice.
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET – (Ankle) Will be activated Monday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS – (Shoulder) Missed Sunday’s game.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA – (Back) Played shortstop for nine innings of rehab; expected to be activated Tuesday.
Kenley Jansen, P, LAD – (Shoulder) Threw two good innings in rehab, should be back with LA Monday.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Shoulder) Could start minor league rehab in middle of the week.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI – (Hamstring) Should be cleared for rehab very soon.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Quadriceps) Expects to be activated when eligible Thursday.
Kyle McClellan, P, STL – (Hip) Should be able to start Wednesday, when he is eligible to return from DL.
Taylor Buchholz, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Won’t return when eligible Tuesday.
Reed Johnson, OF, CHC – (Back) Hit in head during rehab; return to Chicago delayed.
Esmil Rogers, P, COL – (Back) Will make second rehab start Thursday.
Alfonso Soriano, OF, CHC – (Quadriceps) Rehab going well, should be activated Wednesday.
Aaron Harang, P, SD – (Foot) Will be placed on DL.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD – (Groin) Could start rehab by middle of week.
Takashi Saito, P, MIL – (Oblique) Scratched from rehab appearance Sunday.

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)
Amaury Sanit, P, NYY
Bartolo Colon, P, NYY
Mike Napoli, C, TEX
Allen Craig, OF, STL

Activated from DL
Elliot Johnson, 2B, Rays

Called Up
D.J. Carrasco, P, NYM
Hector Noesi, P, NYY
Chris Dickerson, OF, NYY
Taylor Teagarden, C, TEX
Andrew Brown, OF, STL
Andrew Romine, SS, LAA

Sent Down
Dale Thayer, P, NYM
Kevin Jepsen, P, LAA

Designated For Assignment
Felipe Lopez, 2B, Rays

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

Houston – Brandon Lyon entered in the 10th inning Saturday night and promptly got spanked for four runs without retiring a batter. It looks like he is still the closer, but Mark Melancon is still in contention since Lyon has had two bad outings since returning.

Chicago (AL) – Jesse Crain went 1.1 innings for Saturday’s save in place of Sergio Santos, who struggled the night before. Manager Ozzie Guillen said Santos is still the closer, but Crain appears to be the next guy in the queue.

Baltimore – After seven scoreless outings in a row, Kevin Gregg blew a save by allowing a run Saturday. His WHIP is 1.62, more than double the WHIP of Koji Uehara’s 0.80. Still, Gregg has been good enough to hold off Uehara for a while longer.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ NYY
6/13 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-11 .182 1 2 1 3 2 .545 .357 .902
Grady Sizemore - OF CLE @ NYY
6/13 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 5-12 .417 1 4 1 3 3 .917 .533 1.450
Carlos Beltran - OF NYM @ PIT
6/13 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 6-14 .429 1 2 3 2 2 .714 .444 1.158
Angel Pagan - OF NYM @ PIT
6/13 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 5-12 .417 1 2 3 2 2 .750 .500 1.250
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ FLA
6/13 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 10-18 .556 3 7 4 1 3 1.333 .579 1.912
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ HOU
6/13 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 4-15 .267 2 3 3 3 3 .800 .389 1.189
Geovany Soto - C CHC vs MIL
6/13 8:05 PM
Randy Wolf 7-22 .318 3 4 8 1 4 .773 .348 1.121
Michael Bourn - OF HOU vs ATL
6/13 8:05 PM
Derek Lowe 6-13 .462 0 2 1 0 1 .692 .462 1.154
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs ATL
6/13 8:05 PM
Derek Lowe 14-30 .467 2 6 7 1 0 .800 .469 1.269
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 9-36 .250 2 6 6 7 8 .528 .362 .890
Mark Kotsay - OF MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 3-10 .300 1 1 4 2 2 .600 .417 1.017
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ COL
6/13 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 6-17 .353 0 1 3 4 2 .412 .476 .888
Casey Blake - 3B LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-16 .375 0 1 0 2 4 .438 .444 .882
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-25 .280 1 4 3 2 5 .520 .333 .853
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-17 .353 2 2 3 2 3 .706 .421 1.127
James Loney - 1B LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-22 .364 1 4 5 2 3 .682 .417 1.099
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA vs LAA
6/13 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 6-19 .316 2 4 4 0 4 .737 .300 1.037
Luis Rodriguez - SS SEA vs LAA
6/13 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 5-16 .313 0 2 1 2 3 .500 .389 .889
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs LAA
6/13 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 5-13 .385 0 1 2 0 2 .538 .385 .923
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Wandy Rodriguez HOU vs ATL
6/13 8:05 PM
Braves Batters 18-85 .212 2 7 11 8 21 .367 .279 .647
Randy Wolf MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters 12-74 .162 4 5 11 5 19 .333 .215 .548
Jason Vargas SEA vs LAA
6/13 10:10 PM
Angels Batters 18-90 .200 0 5 4 2 16 .267 .217 .484

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI @ FLA
6/13 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 3-15 .200 0 1 1 1 4 .267 .250 .517
Chris Young - OF ARI @ FLA
6/13 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 0-13 .000 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Wes Helms - 3B FLA vs ARI
6/13 7:10 PM
Zach Duke 2-11 .182 0 1 3 1 3 .273 .231 .504
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL @ HOU
6/13 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-20 .100 0 0 3 0 5 .100 .100 .200
Dave Ross - C ATL @ HOU
6/13 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 6-18 .333 0 2 3 1 6 .444 .368 .812
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ HOU
6/13 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-15 .200 0 2 2 1 3 .333 .250 .583
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs MIL
6/13 8:05 PM
Randy Wolf 3-23 .130 1 1 3 2 7 .261 .200 .461
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU vs ATL
6/13 8:05 PM
Derek Lowe 4-18 .222 0 0 0 1 1 .222 .263 .485
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 7-38 .184 2 4 9 3 6 .395 .295 .690
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 5-33 .152 2 3 6 4 10 .364 .263 .627
Wil Nieves - C MIL @ CHC
6/13 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-11 .182 0 0 1 0 2 .182 .182 .364
Nick Hundley - C SD @ COL
6/13 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 2-10 .200 0 1 2 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Ryan Ludwick - OF SD @ COL
6/13 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 2-10 .200 0 1 1 1 1 .400 .273 .673
Will Venable - OF SD @ COL
6/13 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 1 .364 .250 .614
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ SEA
6/13 10:10 PM
Jason Vargas 3-15 .200 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .250 .450
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ SEA
6/13 10:10 PM
Jason Vargas 3-15 .200 0 2 1 1 4 .333 .250 .583
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ SEA
6/13 10:10 PM
Jason Vargas 3-19 .158 0 1 1 0 5 .263 .158 .421
Rod Barajas - C LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Carroll - 2B LAD vs CIN
6/13 10:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 3 .100 .308 .408
Jack Wilson - SS SEA vs LAA
6/13 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .166
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Paul Maholm PIT vs NYM
6/13 7:05 PM
Mets Batters 23-60 .383 2 4 12 6 4 .519 .426 .945
Derek Lowe ATL @ Hou
6/13 8:05 PM
Astros Batters 29-82 .354 2 10 10 4 5 .531 .378 .910
Aaron Cook COL vs SD
6/13 8:40 PM
Padres Batters 16-67 .239 0 6 7 6 6 .362 .301 .663
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ LAD
6/13 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 42-146 .288 6 20 16 15 24 .521 .355 .875
 


Recommended Pickup

Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK – Weeks has seen his first taste of the majors with Mark Ellis on the DL. Ellis is not supposed to miss more than two weeks, but it is possible he is on the hot seat as a 34-year old with a .211 average and one home run. The initial returns on Weeks have been positive – 7-for-21 with a double and two triples through Sunday. He does not possess the same speed as his brother Rickie, nor does he have the power at this point in his career, but he does have some fantasy potential as a contact hitter at a scarce position.

Other recent recommendations: J.J. Hardy, Mike Moustakas, Anthony Rizzo, Brennan Boesch, Charlie Morton

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C – Geovany Soto ($3,844)
1B – Mark Trumbo ($5,155)
2B – Neil Walker ($6,322)
3B – Casey Blake ($5,792)
SS – Jose Reyes ($9,604)
OF – Andrew McCutchen ($9,265)
OF – Carlos Lee ($6,759)
OF – Grady Sizemore ($6,993)
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UTIL – Maicer Izturis ($5,493)
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