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The Lineup Card: A Day at the Beachy

Kyle McKeown

Kyle McKeown

Kyle McKeown is the Managing Editor of NBA Content for RotoWire.com. He hosts the Fantasy Basketball Podcast and writes about fantasy basketball once every blue moon. Kyle also serves as RotoWire's remote writer trainer and intern coordinator. He's the kind of person who dances first and asks questions later. kyle@rotowire.com

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

Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R) at Indians (Justin Masterson – R), 1:05
Angels (Tyler Chatwood – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 1:10
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva – R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 1:10
Orioles (Chris Jakubauskas – R) at Nationals (Tom Gorzelanny – L), 1:35
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Red Sox (Tim Wakefield – R), 1:35
Rangers (Alexi Ogando – R) at Braves (Jair Jurrjens – R), 1:35
Marlins (Chris Volstad – R) at Rays (James Shields – R), 1:40
Padres (Dustin Moseley – R) at Twins (Francisco Liriano – L), 2:10
Royals (Danny Duffy – L) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 2:15
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Rockies (Aaron Cook – R), 3:10
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Athletics (Trevor Cahill – R), 4:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Mariners (Jason Vargas – L), 4:05
White Sox (Phil Humber – R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter – R), 4:10
Astros (Bud Norris – R) at Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 4:10
Yankees (C.C. Sabathia – L) at Cubs (Randy Wells – R), 8:05

Day game after a night game: HOU, LAD, PIT, CLE, MIL, BOS, SD, MIN, TOR, CIN, FLA, TB, LAA, NYM, KC, STL, CHW, ARI, DET, COL, SF, OAK, PHI, SEA


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)
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL – (Leg) Doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to make his next start.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI – (Back) Will start Sunday.
Brad Hawpe, OF, SD – (Elbow) Could be available to DH Saturday, if not, he may go on the DL.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS – (Back) Next start will be delayed, but his back is feeling better.
Josh Willingham, OF, OAK – (Achilles) May be headed to the DL, but will at least miss several games.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS – (Illness) Left Friday’s game but was back in the lineup Saturday.
Luke Scott, OF, BAL – (Back) Left Saturday’s game with back spasms but could return as early as Sunday.

Players on the DL
Barry Zito, SP, SF – (Groin) Will make at least one more rehab start but appears close to returning.
Brandon Lyon, RP, HOU – (Biceps) Met with a doctor Friday and seems probable to undergo surgery.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI – (Hamstring) Could return near the end of next week.
Geoff Blum, SS, ARI – (Knee) Will begin rehab in a little over a week and could return by the All-Star break.
Takashi Soto, RP, MIL – (Oblique) Could be activated as early as Sunday.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD – (Groin) Could be activated as early as Sunday.
Cole Kimball, RP, WAS – (Shoulder) May not be ready to return until July, and there’s no guarantee a spot will be open in the bullpen for him.
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL – (Oblique) He’ll be activated from the DL Sunday.
Jeff Niemann, SP, TB – (Back) Will return and start Monday.
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN – (Foot) Foot is still sore, and he won’t return until June 24 at the earliest.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS – (Elbow) Scheduled for a checkup following his Tommy John surgery on Monday.
Rich Hill, RP, BOS – (Elbow) The injury that lead to him having Tommy John surgery was not caused by him changing his arm angle.
Michael Napoli, C, TEX – (Oblique) Has resumed throwing but won’t attempt to swing for a few more days.
Scott Feldman, RP, TEX – (Knee) Threw five no-hit innings in his latest Triple-A start, but he’s unlikely to join the rotation when he does get back to the majors.
Rich Harden, SP, OAK – (Shoulder) Will make his first rehab start Monday, and he may be close to returning within the next couple weeks.
Tyson Ross, SP, OAK – (Oblique) Progressing but unlikely to return before the All-Star break.
Brandon McCarthy, SP, OAK – (Shoulder) Will face live hitters Saturday and could begin a rehab assignment soon.
Mark Ellis, 2B, OAK – (Hamstring) Should come off the DL Wednesday, but he’s not guaranteed his old job with Jemile Weeks playing well.
Jake Peavy, SP, CHW – (Groin) Projected to return and start Wednesday.
Matt LaPorta, OF, 1B – (Leg) X-rays were negative, but he was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.


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)
Matt LaPorta, 1B, CLE
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS

Activated from DL
Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD

Called Up
Travis Buck, OF, CLE
Brad Bergesen, SP, BAL
Josh Reddick, OF, BOS
Maikel Cleto, RP, STL
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, ATL
Pete Kozma, SS, STL
Blake Davis, 2B, BAL
Mark DeFelice, RP/SP, MIL

Sent Down
Randall Delgado, SP, ATL
Josh Lindblom, RP, LAD
Ryan Adams, 2B, BAL
Mark Hamilton, 3B, STL
Tyler Greene, 2B, STL

Designated for Assignment
Daniel Ray Herrera, RP, MIL
Jeremy Accardo, RP, BAL

Signed
Dante Bichette, 3B, NYY


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

There wasn’t a lot of closing news from Friday’s start of interleague play this week, but there was an interesting trend in the box scores. Only four visiting teams, of the 14 interleague games, were able to win on the road in the opposing-league park, playing under the opposing-league rules. Six games were played in American League parks, and eight games were played in National League parks. All four of the traveling teams that won their away game Friday were American League teams playing in National League parks.

Toronto – Frank Francisco earned his seventh save of the season Friday, picking up his second save in three days. The last two Blue Jays pitchers to record saves before Francisco were Casey Janssen and Jon Rauch, but their work was done over a week ago. It’s becoming maddeningly fluid this season, but Francisco appears to be the guy to own for the moment. We say this knowing that Jon Rauch, Octavio Dotel, or some fan in the left field stands could be used going forward.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR @ CIN
6/19 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-11 .364 1 3 4 3 0 .818 .533 1.351
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ WAS
6/19 1:35 PM
Tom Gorzelanny 9-23 .391 1 2 3 3 4 .565 .462 1.027
Derrek Lee - 1B BAL @ WAS
6/19 1:35 PM
Tom Gorzelanny 7-18 .389 2 4 5 2 1 .833 .450 1.283
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS MIL @ BOS
6/19 1:35 PM
Tim Wakefield 6-19 .316 2 3 5 0 1 .684 .316 1.000
Josh Wilson - SS MIL @ BOS
6/19 1:35 PM
Tim Wakefield 4-11 .364 0 2 0 0 3 .545 .364 .909
John Buck - C FLA @ TB
6/19 1:40 PM
James Shields 4-14 .286 2 3 2 0 2 .786 .286 1.072
Hanley Ramirez - SS FLA @ TB
6/19 1:40 PM
James Shields 8-21 .381 1 2 3 0 4 .571 .391 .962
Jason Giambi - 1B COL vs DET
6/19 3:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-13 .308 2 2 4 0 6 .769 .286 1.055
Adam Rosales - 2B OAK vs SF
6/19 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 4-12 .333 1 1 2 0 2 .583 .385 .968
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ LAD
6/19 4:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 5-14 .357 1 1 4 1 1 .571 .400 .971
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs NYY
6/19 8:05 PM
CC Sabathia 7-13 .538 0 1 3 1 2 .615 .571 1.186
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs NYY
6/19 8:05 PM
CC Sabathia 11-33 .333 5 7 7 4 6 .848 .421 1.269
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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James Shields TB vs FLA
6/19 1:40 PM
Marlins Batters 21-81 .259 4 7 12 0 15 .457 .262 .719

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs TOR
6/19 1:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 3-15 .200 1 1 5 1 2 .400 .250 .650
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ CIN
6/19 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-10 .200 0 0 2 3 2 .200 .385 .585
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL @ WAS
6/19 1:35 PM
Tom Gorzelanny 2-13 .154 1 1 4 2 5 .385 .235 .620
Jose Lopez - 3B FLA @ TB
6/19 1:40 PM
James Shields 3-24 .125 0 0 2 0 2 .125 .125 .250
Alcides Escobar - SS KC @ STL
6/19 2:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .333 .533
Daric Barton - 1B OAK vs SF
6/19 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 2 .100 .091 .191
Hunter Pence - OF HOU @ LAD
6/19 4:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .481
Luis Montanez - OF CHC vs NYY
6/19 8:05 PM
CC Sabathia 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .083
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC vs NYY
6/19 8:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-35 .114 2 3 2 4 19 .314 .205 .519
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Tim Wakefield BOS vs Mil
6/19 1:35 PM
Brewers Batters 19-62 .306 4 10 8 3 7 .632 .339 .970
Tom Gorzelanny WAS vs Bal
6/19 1:35 PM
Orioles Batters 19-61 .311 4 7 13 8 12 .555 .385 .940
Hiroki Kuroda LAD vs Hou
6/19 4:10 PM
Astros Batters 19-69 .275 1 2 6 5 6 .333 .324 .657
 


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Recommended Pickup

Brandon Beachy, SP, ATL – Beachy (oblique) is nearing a return from the DL, and he could be called up before the middle of the coming week to take Tommy Hanson’s (shoulder) spot in the rotation. In Beachy’s first rehab start at Triple-A on Thursday, the rookie pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out eight batters in the process. Before going on the DL, Beachy was enjoying a great start, posting a 3.45 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 46:12 K:BB ratio through 44.3 innings. He’s currently owned in only 24 percent of Yahoo! leagues, so make sure he isn’t still sitting in your free agent pool.

Other recent recommendations: Jonathon Niese, Dustin Ackley, Charlie Blackmon, Scott Baker, Lucas Duda


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Draft Street Lineup

C – Russell Martin, NYY ($4,652)
1B – Miguel Cabrera, DET ($8,577)
2B – Aaron Hill, TOR ($6,066)
3B – Evan Longoria, TB ($6,694)
SS – Jose Reyes, NYM ($10,771)
OF – Corey Hart, MIL ($4,955)
OF – B.J. Upton, TB ($4,800)
OF – Nelson Cruz, TEX ($4,636)
U – Hanley Ramirez, FLA ($4,042)
U – Derrek Lee, BAL ($3,794)
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SP – Jaime Garcia, STL ($11,926)
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P – Jonathon Niese, NYM ($11,594)

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