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Kyle McKeown

Kyle McKeown

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

Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 1:05
Rays (David Price - L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 1:07
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Johnny Cueto - R), 1:10
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) at Orioles (Zach Britton - L), 1:35
Cubs (Casey Coleman - R) at Brewers (Zack Grienke - R), 2:10
Tigers (Brad Penny - R) at Twins (Brian Duensing - L), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R) at Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R), 2:15
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 4:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Dodgers (Nate Eovaldi - R), 4:10
Padres (Cory Luebke - L) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 4:10
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Mariners (Justin Vargas - L), 4:10
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) at Orioles (Brian Matusz - L), 7:35
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
Braves (Mike Minor - R) at Mets (Dillon Gee - R), PPD
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), PPD
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R) at Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L), PPD


Day game after a night game: WAS, CIN, CHC, MIL, SD, AZ, HOU, SF, CHW, SEA, KC, CLE


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)
Carlos Quentin, OF, CHW - (Shoulder) Is headed for the DL.
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE - (General Soreness) Hopes he-ll be ready to return to the lineup Saturday.
Casey Kotchhman, 1B, TB - (Illness) Scratched from Saturday-s lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

Players on the DL
Francisco Liriano, SP, MIN - (Shoulder) MRI revealed he has a strain and no other damage to his shoulder, return not specified.
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE - (Elbow) Will begin a throwing program early in this coming week.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Knee) Hopes to take batting practice this weekend, no return date set, yet.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS - (Back) Took batting practice, but is unlikely to return earlier than the end of the coming week.
Michael Wuertz, RP, OAK - (Thumb) Will start a rehab assignment soon.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX - (Hamstring) Will begin a rehab assignment Monday.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, CHW - (Wrist) Will be activated for the Tiger series next week.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR - (Wrist) Placed on the 15-day DL Saturday.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI - (Shoulder) Scheduled to come off the DL and start Monday, but that may be pushed back due to the PPD games this weekend.
Evan Meek, RP, PIT - (Shoulder) Remains on track 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)
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR

Activated from DL
NA

Called Up
Chris Marrero, 1B, WAS
Michael Bowden, RP, BOS
Taylor Green, 3B, MIL

Sent Down
Tim Dillard, RP, MIL
Scott Atchison, RP, BOS

Designated for Assignment
NA


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

Chicago White Sox - Chris Sale earned the save Friday. The White Sox have been giving Sale opportunities to save randomly, and there hasn-t been much rhyme or reason to it. If you-re poaching saves in deep leagues, he could be worth an add

Florida - Steve Chisek picked up his second save in three days Friday against the Phillies. Leo Nunez still hasn-t been officially yanked from the closer role, but it appears the team is going away from him. Cishek should be grabbed as a speculative add at least.

San Francisco - Santiago Casilla picked up his second save in three days Friday. Ramon Ramirez was getting the save opportunities until he gave up two runs and picked up a loss earlier this week. Sergio Romo (elbow) is expected to return to the bullpen Sunday, and the Giants will likely make him the interim closer for the remainder of the time that Brain Wilson (elbow) is on the DL.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shelley Duncan - OF CLE vs KC
8/28 1:05 PM
Bruce Chen 3-10 .300 1 1 1 2 1 .600 .417 1.017
Melky Cabrera - OF KC @ CLE
8/28 1:05 PM
Justin Masterson 6-11 .545 1 1 2 2 0 .818 .615 1.433
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ CLE
8/28 1:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-10 .400 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .800
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CLE
8/28 1:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-13 .385 0 4 2 0 1 .769 .385 1.154
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR vs TB
8/28 1:07 PM
David Price 8-19 .421 3 4 4 3 2 .947 .522 1.469
Wilson Betemit - 3B DET @ MIN
8/28 2:10 PM
Brian Duensing 6-13 .462 1 2 2 0 2 .769 .462 1.231
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ MIN
8/28 2:10 PM
Brian Duensing 4-17 .235 2 2 3 2 2 .588 .316 .904
Brandon Inge - 3B DET @ MIN
8/28 2:10 PM
Brian Duensing 6-16 .375 0 3 1 2 1 .563 .444 1.007
Ryan Doumit - C PIT @ STL
8/28 2:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 3 .615 .375 .990
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ STL
8/28 2:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-10 .300 1 2 3 1 0 .700 .364 1.064
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ STL
8/28 2:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-12 .417 1 3 2 0 1 .833 .417 1.250
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ SF
8/28 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 6-13 .462 1 3 3 0 1 .846 .462 1.308
Casey Blake - 3B LAD vs COL
8/28 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-10 .300 0 2 2 1 3 .500 .417 .917
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs COL
8/28 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-11 .545 0 2 0 4 0 .727 .667 1.394
James Loney - 1B LAD vs COL
8/28 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-18 .333 0 2 6 3 2 .444 .409 .853
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA vs CWS
8/28 4:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 5-12 .417 0 1 0 2 2 .583 .500 1.083
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA vs CWS
8/28 4:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 4-10 .400 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .400 .900
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs CWS
8/28 4:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 11-29 .379 0 2 1 3 2 .448 .438 .886
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ TEX
8/28 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 2-11 .182 1 2 1 2 3 .545 .308 .853
Mitch Moreland - 1B TEX vs LAA
8/28 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-11 .364 2 3 2 1 3 1.000 .417 1.417
 
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
Brandon Morrow TOR vs TB
8/28 1:07 PM
Rays Batters 22-106 .208 1 7 6 16 37 .291 .310 .601
Colby Lewis TEX vs LAA
8/28 8:05 PM
Angels Batters 14-69 .203 4 7 7 10 17 .425 .304 .729

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs KC
8/28 1:05 PM
Bruce Chen 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 5 .154 .267 .421
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ CLE
8/28 1:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-20 .200 0 1 2 1 3 .250 .238 .488
Reid Brignac - SS TB @ TOR
8/28 1:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 0-12 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .077 .077
John Jaso - C TB @ TOR
8/28 1:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 3-13 .231 0 0 2 0 2 .231 .231 .462
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ TOR
8/28 1:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 1-13 .077 0 1 0 3 9 .154 .250 .404
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ TOR
8/28 1:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 4 .267 .333 .600
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR vs TB
8/28 1:07 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 1 1 1 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR vs TB
8/28 1:07 PM
David Price 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs TB
8/28 1:07 PM
David Price 6-27 .222 0 2 2 1 7 .296 .276 .572
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ MIL
8/28 2:10 PM
Zack Greinke 2-16 .125 1 1 1 1 6 .313 .176 .489
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC @ MIL
8/28 2:10 PM
Zack Greinke 3-27 .111 0 1 2 2 14 .148 .172 .320
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ MIN
8/28 2:10 PM
Brian Duensing 2-10 .200 0 1 2 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Ryan Raburn - OF DET @ MIN
8/28 2:10 PM
Brian Duensing 2-16 .125 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .176 .301
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU @ SF
8/28 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 1-18 .056 0 1 2 0 4 .111 .053 .164
Juan Pierre - OF CWS @ SEA
8/28 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .385 .585
Jamey Carroll - 2B LAD vs COL
8/28 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 4 .214 .267 .481
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs COL
8/28 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-20 .150 1 2 4 2 6 .350 .227 .577
Will Venable - OF SD @ ARI
8/28 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs CWS
8/28 4:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-10 .200 0 2 0 1 4 .400 .273 .673
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ TEX
8/28 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .182 .282
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ TEX
8/28 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 3-15 .200 1 2 1 2 1 .467 .294 .761
David Murphy - OF TEX vs LAA
8/28 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-28 .179 0 1 1 1 8 .214 .200 .414
 
Cold 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
Justin Masterson CLE vs KC
8/28 1:05 PM
Royals Batters 24-74 .324 1 6 7 7 8 .448 .389 .837
Kyle Lohse STL vs Pit
8/28 2:15 PM
Pirates Batters 26-72 .361 3 11 13 6 9 .631 .405 1.037
Jhoulys Chacin COL @ LAD
8/28 4:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 30-98 .306 1 9 12 14 22 .434 .394 .829
Gavin Floyd CWS @ Sea
8/28 4:10 PM
Mariners Batters 24-72 .333 0 6 1 6 10 .435 .385 .819
 


Recommended Pickup


Steve Cishek, RP, FLA - Cishek has converted three saves this season, and two of those saves have come in the last four days. Though manager Jack McKeon has not tagged Cishek as the team-s closer, the writing on the wall seems to speak to Cishek unseating Leo Nunez from the closer throne. If nothing else, it-s worth taking a flier on Cishek and seeing if the Marlins stick with him. Through 42 innings of work this season, he-s posted a 2.79 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 44:12 K:BB ratio.

Other recent recommendations: John Mayberry, Peter Bourjos, Jose Tabata, Alex White, Ramon Ramirez


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Draft Street Lineup

C Russell Martin (NYY-C) $9,412
1B Miguel Cabrera (DET-1B) $7,314
2B Robinson Cano (NYY-2B) $8,233
3B Jose Bautista (TOR-3B) $9,564
SS Rafael Furcal (STL-SS) $4,530
OF Delmon Young (DET-OF) $4,857
OF Drew Stubbs (CIN-OF) $4,894
OF Austin Jackson (DET-OF) $5,538
U Justin Morneau (MIN-1B) $4,057
U Mike Carp (SEA-1B) $4,087
SP Zack Greinke (MIL-SP) $14,662
SP Ivan Nova (NYY-SP) $8,080
RP Jose Valverde (DET-RP) $2,771
P Brandon Morrow (TOR-SP) $11,940

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