RotoWire Partners

Saturday Lineup Card: Street Back to the DL

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Sponsored by DraftStreet



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

Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L), 1:07
Pirates (Kevin Correia - R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 4:10
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 4:10
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at A’s (Trevor Cahill - R), 4:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:05
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 7:05
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Phillies (Roy Oswalt - R), 7:05
Cubs (Randy Wells - R) at Braves (Derk Lowe - R), 7:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 7:10
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
Rockies (Jason Hammel - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 7:15
Mets (Mike Pelfrey - R) at Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R), 8:10
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10

Day game after a night game: LAA, TOR, PIT, MIL, TB, NYY, TEX, OAK

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

Day-to-Day

Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Back) Returned to the lineup Friday
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Elbow) Did not start Friday; will likely miss this weekend’s series
Mike Morse, OF, WAS - (Elbow) Hopes to return to the lineup Saturday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Forearm) Returned to the lineup Friday
Carlos Beltran, OF, SF - (Hand) Sat out again Friday
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE - (Wrist) Did not start Friday
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD - (Groin) Returned to the lineup Friday
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Did not start Friday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Calf) Could be placed on DL if unable to play this weekend
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN - Was scratched from Friday’s lineup after straining his neck in batting practice

Players on the DL

Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quad) Expected to be activated Monday
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN - (Elbow) Underwent successful surgery Friday; expected to be ready for spring training
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL - (Elbow) Underwent successful surgery Friday
Nick Punto, SS, STL - (Oblique) Believes he will be able to return in September

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)
Huston Street, RP, COL
Jason Repko, OF, MIN
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL - transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from the DL
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE
Brayan Pena, C, KC
Nick Hundley, C, SD
Alexi Casilla, 2B, MIN

Called Up
Kevin Slowey, P, MIN
Willie Eyre, RP, BAL

Sent Down
Ross Ohlendorf, P, PIT
Tony Cruz, C, STL
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL
Luis Martinez, C, SD

Designated For Assignment
Austin Kearns, OF, CLE

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

Houston - Mark Melancon blew his fourth save of the season Thursday when he served up a two-run home run to Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the ninth inning. Melancon probably won’t see many save opportunities down the stretch as the closer for the team with the worst record in the league, but his job is safe.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ TOR
8/13 1:07 PM
Ricky Romero 5-13 .385 0 2 3 0 3 .538 .385 .923
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver 4-15 .267 1 3 2 0 5 .600 .267 .867
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver 6-18 .333 1 3 2 0 4 .611 .333 .944
Mark Teahen - 3B TOR vs LAA
8/13 1:07 PM
Jered Weaver 9-21 .429 0 1 3 1 2 .476 .435 .911
Casey McGehee - 3B MIL vs PIT
8/13 4:10 PM
Kevin Correia 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 1 .500 .417 .917
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis 6-13 .462 2 3 5 2 0 1.000 .533 1.533
David Murphy - OF TEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 8-25 .320 1 2 3 2 2 .480 .370 .850
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 6-21 .286 1 3 3 2 4 .524 .348 .872
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ BAL
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 6-10 .600 1 3 1 0 1 1.100 .600 1.700
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan 11-20 .550 2 5 4 1 4 1.050 .591 1.641
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan 11-25 .440 2 3 6 3 5 .720 .548 1.268
Shane Victorino - OF PHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan 10-30 .333 1 2 3 3 0 .467 .429 .896
Laynce Nix - OF WAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 9-17 .529 2 6 4 1 2 1.176 .556 1.732
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 6-17 .353 2 3 6 2 3 .765 .381 1.146
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC @ ATL
8/13 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 6-17 .353 0 2 2 1 4 .529 .389 .918
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ ATL
8/13 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 12-54 .222 3 4 5 0 13 .407 .236 .643
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-15 .400 1 1 2 2 1 .600 .471 1.071
Juan Pierre - OF CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 0 .600 .455 1.055
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 7-15 .467 0 2 2 4 1 .667 .579 1.246
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-10 .400 3 3 3 2 3 1.300 .500 1.800
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 7-15 .467 0 4 2 1 1 .733 .500 1.233
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 3-10 .300 0 2 2 5 5 .500 .533 1.033
Chris Young - OF ARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 7-19 .368 0 2 0 1 1 .526 .400 .926
Casey Blake - 3B LAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-10 .300 1 2 3 1 2 .700 .364 1.064
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
None

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Felipe Lopez - 2B MIL vs PIT
8/13 4:10 PM
Kevin Correia 5-26 .192 0 2 2 5 3 .269 .323 .592
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis 3-18 .167 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .211 .378
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs TEX
8/13 4:10 PM
Colby Lewis 3-15 .200 2 2 2 0 4 .600 .200 .800
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 2 .133 .222 .355
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 1 .133 .235 .368
Mike Napoli - C TEX @ OAK
8/13 4:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs MIN
8/13 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .091 .364
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ BAL
8/13 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .333 .533
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan 5-30 .167 2 3 5 2 13 .400 .286 .686
Wilson Valdez - SS PHI vs WAS
8/13 7:05 PM
John Lannan 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 1 .188 .235 .423
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ PHI
8/13 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL vs CHC
8/13 7:10 PM
Randy Wells 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 1 .400 .100 .500
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 3-18 .167 1 1 3 4 3 .333 .348 .681
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-17 .118 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .118 .236
Alexis Rios - OF CWS vs KC
8/13 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-17 .118 0 0 1 0 2 .118 .167 .285
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ FLA
8/13 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 3-17 .176 2 2 2 1 3 .529 .222 .751
Aaron Rowand - OF SF @ FLA
8/13 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-14 .143 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .200 .343
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs COL
8/13 7:15 PM
Jason Hammel 2-10 .200 0 1 2 1 1 .300 .273 .573
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI vs NYM
8/13 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 4 .154 .154 .308
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-14 .143 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .200 .343
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-16 .188 0 1 0 1 6 .250 .235 .485
Jason Varitek - C BOS @ SEA
8/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-15 .133 0 0 1 1 5 .133 .188 .321
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU @ LAD
8/13 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 3-16 .188 1 1 3 2 2 .375 .278 .653
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
James Loney - 1B LAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 1 .154 .143 .297
Aaron Miles - 2B LAD vs HOU
8/13 10:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs BOS
8/13 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett 5-24 .208 0 0 1 0 7 .208 .208 .416
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jered Weaver LAA @ Tor
8/13 1:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 30-97 .309 3 12 9 7 23 .485 .352 .837
John Lannan WAS @ Phi
8/13 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 64-202 .317 9 20 32 16 30 .509 .389 .897
Luke Hochevar KC @ CWS
8/13 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters 27-113 .239 2 5 10 13 13 .348 .332 .680
 


Recommended Pickup

Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL - With Huston Street landing on the 15-day DL, Betancourt slots in as the team's closer as Matt Lindstrom is also on the shelf. As the strong ratios -- 3.61 ERA, 1.08 WHIP -- and excellent 56:8 K:BB suggest, Betancourt is more than capable of handling the ninth-inning role for the Rockies as long as they need him. The interesting thing to consider here is that Colorado is out of the playoff hunt, which could lead them to handle Street with extra caution. Even if the absence is a short one, Betancourt should get a handful of saves over the next 10 days or so while Street is sidelined.

Other recent recommendations: J.D. Martinez, Robinson Chirinos, Kyle Blanks, Garrett Jones, Jose Altuve

Draft Street Lineup - Coming Soon!

C -
1B -
2B -
3B -
SS -
OF -
OF -
OF -
UT -
UT -
SP -
SP -
RP -
P -

Total:

Register for a free account at DraftStreet.com and start playing daily fantasy sports games today!
Top Fantasy Baseball Player News
No major news stories have been reported recently.