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Tuesday Lineup Card: Another Top Prospect Up

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

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Projected Starters - A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) v Cubs (Doug Davis - L), 2:20
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) v Orioles (Zach Britton - L), 7:05
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) v Phillies (Cliff Lee -L), 7:05
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) v Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Mets (R.A. Dickey - ) v Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Pirates (Kevin Correia - R) v Blue Jays (Jo-Jo Reyes - L), 7:07
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) v Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Giants (Barry Zito - L) v Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez - L), 8:05
Rangers (C.J. Wilson - L) v Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 8:05
Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) v Twins (Brian Duensing - ), 8:10
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) v Rockies (Jason Hammel - ), 8:10
Indians (Josh Tomlin - R) v Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson - R), 9:40
Marlins (Javier Vazquez - ) v Athletics (Gio Gonzalez - L), 10:05
Royals (Felipe Paulino - R) v Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 10:05
Nationals (Jason Marquis - R) v Angels (Joel Pineiro - R), 10:05
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R) v Mariners (Michael Pineda - ), 10:10

AL teams without the DH: BOS, CHI-A, CLE, KC, TEX

NL teams with a DH: MIL, NY-N, PIT, CIN, LA, FLA, WAS, ATL

OFF: None

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

AL
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR - (Back) Suffered a back strain Sunday, not in Monday's lineup
Torii Hunter, OF, ANA - (Ribs) Team hopes him to play in upcoming series
Grant Balfour, P, OAK - (Oblique) Hopes to be available Monday
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX - (Wrist) Will probably miss Astros series
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Eye) Will probably not play Tuesday
Andrew Butera, C, MIN - (Groin) Left Sunday's game after foul ball

NL
Eli Whiteside, C, SF - (Quadriceps) Missed fourth straight game Sunday but could catch one game Tuesday
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Quadriceps) Left Sunday but should be able to play Tuesday
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL - (Hip) Should be able to throw 100 pitches Wednesday against the Yankees
Melvin Mora, 3B, AZ - (Back) Scratched Sunday
Huston Street, P, COL - (Groin) Still feeling soreness
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quadriceps) He could sit for a whole week
Sergio Romo, P, SF - (Knee) Unavailable all weekend
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN - (Back) Hopes to return Wednesday
Nick Hundley, C, SD - (Elbow) Received cortisone shot, likely out until Friday

Players on the DL

AL
Mike Napoli, C, TEX - (Oblique) Could begin playing in minors Thursday
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Could return Sunday
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Remains on track to return July 4
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS - (Back) Should be in the bullpen for Tuesday's contest
Brandon Webb, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Will start for Triple-A on Friday
Scott Feldman, P, TEX - (Knee) Threw 87 pitches Saturday, but where's the rotation spot?
Trevor Crowe, OF, CLE - (Shoulder) Should be able to take part in activities late-July
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE - (Thumb) Out for 10 weeks?
Darren O'Day, P, TEX - (Hip) Making one more rehab appearance Monday
Derek Jeter, SS, NY-A - (Calf) Began fielding and running Monday
Kyle Davies, P, KC - (Shoulder) Rehab is over, but first start undetermined
Dustin McGowan, P, TOR - (Shoulder) Now dealing with forearm stiffness
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN - (Foot) Will begin a six-game rehab stint Tuesday

NL
Kevin Hart, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Probably won't be back in big leagues until August at the earliest
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Quadriceps) Could return to the Pirates after All-Star break
Jonathan Broxton, P, LA - (Elbow) Sunday rehab start scratched, return apparently set-back
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHI-N - (Face) Could be back before the All-Star break
Ross Ohlendorf, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Team being conservative with simulated games

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

Activated
David Freese, 3B, STL
Nick Punto, 2B, STL
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS

Placed on DL
Rich Hill, P, BOS (transferred from 15-day to 60-day DL)

Recalled
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
Alex Presley, OF, PIT

Sent Down
Adam Everett, SS, CLE (DFA)
Junichi Tazawa, P, BOS
Pedro Ciriaco, SS, PIT
Andrew Brown, OF, STL
Pete Kozma, SS, STL
Mark DiFelice, P, MIL
Michael Crotta, P, PIT

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs SF
6/28 2:20 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 5-12 .417 2 2 2 1 1 .917 .500 1.417
Cody Ross - OF SF @ CHC
6/28 2:20 PM
Doug Davis 6-15 .400 1 3 8 5 3 .733 .550 1.283
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF @ CHC
6/28 2:20 PM
Doug Davis 9-21 .429 0 0 1 1 1 .429 .455 .884
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL vs STL
6/28 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-10 .300 1 3 6 1 2 .800 .333 1.133
Derrek Lee - 1B BAL vs STL
6/28 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 9-23 .391 2 5 5 1 7 .783 .417 1.200
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS @ PHI
6/28 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 7-10 .700 1 4 3 0 1 1.300 .700 2.000
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ PHI
6/28 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 4-11 .364 0 1 2 1 0 .455 .417 .872
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ PHI
6/28 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 5-19 .263 1 4 4 4 2 .579 .391 .970
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs NYM
6/28 7:05 PM
R.A. Dickey 4-13 .308 1 2 1 1 0 .615 .357 .972
Brandon Inge - 3B DET vs NYM
6/28 7:05 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-15 .333 1 1 2 0 2 .533 .333 .866
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 5-14 .357 0 1 1 2 0 .500 .438 .938
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 7-20 .350 1 2 2 2 4 .550 .409 .959
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 6-15 .400 1 1 1 0 6 .600 .438 1.038
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 5-11 .455 1 3 2 2 1 .909 .538 1.447
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs BOS
6/28 7:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-13 .308 1 3 6 0 5 .692 .308 1.000
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs BOS
6/28 7:05 PM
Josh Beckett 12-44 .273 2 7 8 5 3 .523 .347 .870
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs BOS
6/28 7:05 PM
Josh Beckett 8-25 .320 2 2 4 3 5 .560 .393 .953
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR vs PIT
6/28 7:07 PM
Kevin Correia 5-17 .294 1 3 3 0 1 .588 .278 .866
Hunter Pence - OF HOU vs TEX
6/28 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-10 .400 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .455 .955
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ COL
6/28 8:40 PM
Jason Hammel 5-13 .385 1 3 4 0 4 .769 .385 1.154
Alexis Rios - OF CWS @ COL
6/28 8:40 PM
Jason Hammel 4-11 .364 1 2 4 0 1 .727 .364 1.091
Jose Lopez - 3B FLA @ OAK
6/28 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 8-18 .444 1 4 6 3 2 .778 .524 1.302
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS WAS @ LAA
6/28 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 6-11 .545 0 2 3 1 0 .727 .583 1.310
Matt Stairs - OF WAS @ LAA
6/28 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-10 .500 0 0 2 1 0 .500 .545 1.045
 
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
Javier Vazquez FLA @ OAK
6/28 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters 20-110 .182 3 6 10 8 22 .313 .245 .558

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Pat Burrell - OF SF @ CHC
6/28 2:20 PM
Doug Davis 1-13 .077 0 1 0 0 2 .154 .077 .231
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ PHI
6/28 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 6-25 .240 0 3 1 1 6 .360 .269 .629
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS MIL @ NYY
6/28 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 1-14 .071 0 0 0 1 1 .071 .133 .204
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 6-37 .162 1 3 2 3 10 .324 .225 .549
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs MIL
6/28 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 2-11 .182 0 1 0 3 3 .273 .357 .630
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs BOS
6/28 7:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-24 .167 0 1 2 2 3 .208 .310 .518
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs BOS
6/28 7:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-28 .143 1 1 1 2 6 .250 .200 .450
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs WAS
6/28 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 4-21 .190 0 2 1 9 5 .286 .452 .738
Russell Branyan - 1B LAA vs WAS
6/28 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 3-15 .200 1 1 2 6 4 .400 .409 .809
David DeJesus - OF OAK vs FLA
6/28 10:05 PM
Javier Vazquez 4-28 .143 0 1 0 2 7 .214 .226 .440
Mark Ellis - 2B OAK vs FLA
6/28 10:05 PM
Javier Vazquez 3-21 .143 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .217 .360
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs FLA
6/28 10:05 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-11 .182 1 1 3 2 2 .455 .286 .741
Ryan Sweeney - OF OAK vs FLA
6/28 10:05 PM
Javier Vazquez 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Alex Cora - SS WAS @ LAA
6/28 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 2-11 .182 0 0 1 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Laynce Nix - OF WAS @ LAA
6/28 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 3-23 .130 0 0 1 0 6 .130 .130 .260
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Doug Davis CHC vs SF
6/28 2:20 PM
Giants Batters 35-118 .297 2 9 20 13 15 .446 .374 .820
Cliff Lee PHI vs Bos
6/28 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 41-132 .311 3 21 19 12 22 .513 .371 .883
Zack Greinke MIL @ NYY
6/28 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 33-111 .297 4 12 8 12 24 .493 .370 .864
Joel Pineiro LAA vs Was
6/28 10:05 PM
Nationals Batters 27-87 .310 1 5 9 4 14 .394 .340 .735
 

Recommended Pickup

Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE - Another club calling up their top organizational prospect makes for an easy "recommended pickup" call. Chisenhall adjusted adequately from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus prior to his MLB call-up, with his OPS dropping only slightly from .801 in 460 Double-A at-bats to .779 in 253 Triple-A ones. The Indians would not have started Chisenhall's service clock unless they planned on playing him everyday, and he's probably better than Jack Hanahan at this point anyway. At 22, he probably has more double's umph than home run power, but he should be able to hit a half-dozen or more shots from here on out to go with a good eye at the plate.

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Draft Street Lineup

C - Chris Iannetta, $6,058
1B - Adrian Gonzalez, $10,127
2B - Dustin Pedroia, $6,742
3B - Aramis Ramirez, $5,604
SS - Alexei Ramirez, $5,918
OF - Hunter Pence, $6,070
OF - Nick Swisher, $7,701
OF - Michael Morse, $6,279
UTIL - Ryan Braun, $5,181
UTIL - Ryan Braun, $9,640
SP - Tommy Hanson, $16,019
SP - Ted Lilly, $8,553
RP - Joakim Soria, $2,302
P - Jonny Venters, $2,089

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