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Monday Lineup Card: Reddick's Red Hot

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Padres (Aaron Harang – R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee – L), 1:05
Angels (Dan Haren – R) at Indians (Fausto Carmona – R), 7:05
Mariners (Jason Vargas – L) at Yankees (Freddy Garcia – R), 7:05
Royals (Kyle Davies – R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester – L), 7:10
Mets (R.A. Dickey – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Pirates (James McDonald – R) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 7:10
Twins (Nick Blackburn- R) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Tigers (Duane Below – L) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L), 8:10
Astros (J.A. Happ – L) at Cardinals (Kyle McClellan – R), 8:15
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Athletics (Guillermo Moscoso – R), 10:05
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa – 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
Chone Figgins, 2B, SEA – (Personal) Scratched Sunday due to a “personal emergency.”
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS – (Shoulder) Expected to be placed on DL Monday.
Kelly Johnson, 2B, ARZ – (Calf) Not in Saturday’s or Sunday’s lineup
Jay Bruce, OF, CIN – (Head) Returned to Reds lineup Sunday night.
Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL – (Finger) Did not start Sunday.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD – (Head) Was not in Sunday’s lineup but available to play.
Gerardo Parra, OF, ARZ – (Wrist) Was not in Sunday’s lineup after being hit by pitch Saturday.
Alex Presley, OF, PIT – (Thumb) May be heading to DL Monday.
Angel Pagan, OF, NYM – (Illness) Left Sunday’s game with dehydration.
Geoff Blum, SS, ARZ – (Finger) Fractured pinky Sunday; looks like he may head to DL.

Players on the DL
Alex White, P, CLE – (Finger) Will throw a one- or two-inning simulated game Monday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Will throw off a mound before Monday’s game.
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS – (Shoulder) Increasing his conditioning but at least two weeks away from returning.
J.J. Putz, P, ARZ – (Elbow) Could be activated as soon as Tuesday.
Jonathan Sanchez, P, SF – (Biceps) Will be reevaluated after next rehab start; very good outing Friday, says he is ready to return.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN – (Shoulder) Says he won’t need surgery or cortisone shots.
Jose Contreras, P, PHI – (Elbow) Received injection; won’t be ready to throw for a while but still targeting mid-August return.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Will make first rehab start at Triple-A Wednesday.
Johan Santana, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Sunday; if he feels good Monday, look for him to start rehab assignment.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Looks like he will be activated Monday.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT – (Quadriceps) Taking a break from rehab.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI – (Back) Could begin rehab Wednesday.

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)
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN

Called Up
Jose Ceda, SS, FLA
Paul Janish, SS, CIN

Released
Wily Mo Pena, OF, AZ

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

Baltimore – One day after Kevin Gregg allowed four unearned runs, he gave up a double but retired three other Angels without any damage Saturday.

Philadelphia – Ryan Madson closed out Saturday’s game while Antonio Bastardo picked up Sunday’s save. He may have gotten the chance because Madson had pitched two days in a row.

Tampa Bay – Kyle Farnsworth is in no danger of losing his job after blowing a one-run save opportunity Saturday.

Toronto – The Blue Jays went to Marc Rzepczynski start the ninth inning with a one-run lead in Saturday’s game. He did not retire a batter and put two runners on. Those two runners – the tying run and the winning run – crossed the plate on Jon Rauch’s watch. Rauch retired two batters but walked one and gave up the game-winning hit.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs SD
7/25 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 5-18 .278 3 4 6 4 5 .833 .409 1.242
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs SD
7/25 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 9-20 .450 1 5 5 2 1 .800 .500 1.300
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs SEA
7/25 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 7-10 .700 0 2 2 0 0 .900 .700 1.600
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ NYY
7/25 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 10-27 .370 1 4 2 3 0 .593 .433 1.026
Carl Crawford - OF BOS vs KC
7/25 7:10 PM
Kyle Davies 3-10 .300 1 1 2 2 2 .600 .417 1.017
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS vs KC
7/25 7:10 PM
Kyle Davies 7-13 .538 2 3 2 1 2 1.077 .571 1.648
Melky Cabrera - OF KC @ BOS
7/25 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 7-18 .389 0 1 2 1 4 .444 .421 .865
David Murphy - OF TEX vs MIN
7/25 8:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-11 .364 0 2 2 1 1 .636 .417 1.053
Victor Martinez - C DET @ CWS
7/25 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 22-66 .333 4 6 12 2 6 .545 .348 .893
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ CWS
7/25 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 16-35 .457 2 4 5 2 5 .686 .486 1.172
Ryan Raburn - OF DET @ CWS
7/25 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-23 .261 2 4 3 2 2 .609 .320 .929
Hunter Pence - OF HOU @ STL
7/25 8:15 PM
Kyle McClellan 6-13 .462 0 0 2 1 1 .462 .500 .962
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs HOU
7/25 8:15 PM
J.A. Happ 4-12 .333 1 2 3 1 0 .667 .385 1.052
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Dan Haren LAA @ CLE
7/25 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 19-109 .174 1 9 5 9 26 .271 .243 .514

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs SD
7/25 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 2 .273 .250 .523
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs LAA
7/25 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-14 .071 0 0 0 0 4 .071 .071 .142
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ CLE
7/25 7:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 5-31 .161 0 0 2 1 10 .161 .206 .367
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ CLE
7/25 7:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .250 .432
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ CLE
7/25 7:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 3-15 .200 0 0 3 2 3 .200 .333 .533
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs SEA
7/25 7:05 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Josh Bard - C SEA @ NYY
7/25 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Jack Wilson - SS SEA @ NYY
7/25 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Lyle Overbay - 1B PIT @ ATL
7/25 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 2-10 .200 0 0 3 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ CWS
7/25 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-20 .100 0 0 1 1 1 .100 .143 .243
Ramon Santiago - SS DET @ CWS
7/25 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Aaron Harang SD @ Phi
7/25 1:05 PM
Phillies Batters 37-125 .296 5 15 12 12 24 .521 .358 .879
Jason Vargas SEA @ NYY
7/25 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 24-68 .353 1 6 7 3 8 .467 .375 .842
Nick Blackburn MIN @ Tex
7/25 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 28-75 .373 2 6 13 4 9 .526 .405 .931
Mark Buehrle CWS vs Det
7/25 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 93-301 .309 10 31 37 19 39 .489 .349 .837
 

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

Josh Reddick, OF, BOS – Reddick has received everyday at-bats since the All-Star break, a trend that should continue with J.D. Drew likely headed for the DL Monday. Now is the time to make a move on Reddick, who added to his .356/.408/.622 line with a 2-for-5 day Sunday. The Red Sox are not batting him in a premium position in the lineup, but that has not stopped Reddick from producing. Give him a shot if you are in need of some outfield help.

Other recent recommendations: Desmond Jennings, Edward Mujica, Cameron Maybin, Travis Snider, Jose Altuve, Joe Nathan

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Draft Street Lineup

C – Joe Mauer, MIN ($4,564)
1B – Adrian Gonzalez, BOS ($7,528)
2B – Robinson Cano, NYY ($7,445)
3B – David Freese, STL ($4,931)
SS – Marco Scutaro, BOS ($5,135)
OF – Matt Holliday, STL ($7,065)
OF – Matt Kemp, LAD ($8,181)
OF – Curtis Granderson, NYY ($7,344)
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UTIL – Josh Hamilton, TEX ($10,320)
SP – Dan Haren, LAA ($12,137)
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P – Kyle McClellan, STL ($5,595)

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