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Monday Lineup Card: Magic Wandy

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)

Marlins (Anibal Sanchez – R) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 4:10
Yankees (Freddy Garcia – R) at Orioles (Alfredo Simon – R), 7:05
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Indians (David Huff – L), 7:05
Royals (Luke Hochevar – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:05
Rays (Wade Davis – R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L), 7:07
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Mets (Dillon Gee – R), 7:40
Pirates (Ross Ohlendorf – R) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L), 8:05
Twins (Kevin Slowey – R) at White Sox (Mark Buerhle – L), 8:10
Rockies (Alex White – R) at Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson – R), 9:40
Angels (Joel Pineiro – R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan – R), 10:10
Padres (Mat Latos – R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10
Cubs (Randy Wells – R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 10:15

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
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN – (Wrist) Out of lineup both Saturday and Sunday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Neck) Skipper says he will return Monday or Tuesday.
Troy Patton, P, BAL – (Personal) Court date Monday in Texas for offseason DWI.
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE – (Left Trunk Soreness) Missed Sunday’s game.
David Hernandez, P, ARI – (Ankle) Remains day-to-day after negative x-rays.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD – (Wrist) Out for second day in a row Sunday.

Players on the DL
Andres Blanco, SS, TEX – (Back) Will start rehab Monday.
Chone Figgins, 2B, SEA – (Hip) Will start rehab sometime this week.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA – (Nose) Will start rehab Monday.
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Elbow) Shut down for two weeks.
Alexi Casilla, SS, MIN – (Hamstring) Was slated to start rehab Sunday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Will be examined by staff soon, could start throwing program.
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS – (Shoulder) Says he will be back Sept. 1.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Hamstring) Says he should be back Wednesday after rehab Monday and Tuesday.
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE – (Hand) Slated for surgery this week.
Freddy Garcia, P, NYY – (Finger) Will start Monday.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, SF – (Foot) Placed on DL Saturday.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (Elbow) Retired first 15 batters in Triple-A rehab.
Andrew Cashner, P, CHC – (Shoulder) Three more rehab appearances before being activated.
Eduardo Sanchez, P, STL – (Shoulder) GM thinks he will return this season.
Juan Gutierrez, P, ARI – (Elbow) Shut down from throwing program.
Xavier Nady, OF, ARI – (Hand) May not return until late September
Jonathan Sanchez, P, SF – (Ankle) May not return this season.

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)
Carlos Quentin, OF, CHW
Nate Schierholtz, OF, SF
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE - transferred to 60-day DL
Troy Patton, P, BAL - restricted list

Activated from the DL
Andres Torres, OF, SF
Sergio Romo, P, SF

Called Up
Chris Marrero, 1B, WAS
Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW
Graham Godfrey, P, OAK
Don Kelly, OF, DET
Jerad Head, P, CLE
Mark Hendrickson, P, BAL
Rene Rivera, C, MIN

Sent Down
Cody Ransom, 3B, ARI
Danny Worth, 3B, DET
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE
Matt Tolbert, 2B, MIN
Dan Runzler, P, SF
Eric Surkamp, P, SF

Designated For Assignment
Clayton Tanner, OF, SF
Jerry Blevins, P, OAK

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

Colorado – Rafael Betancourt will remain the Rockies closer for now, but he allowed a solo home run to James Loney Saturday night to tie the game. However, Betancourt’s challenger, Huston Street, loaded the bases before Betancourt bailed him out of a jam in the eighth inning.

Tampa Bay – Kyle Farnsworth is still dealing with a sore elbow, so Joel Peralta notched Saturday’s save.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Omar Infante - 2B FLA @ NYM
8/29 4:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 9-16 .563 1 2 3 1 2 .813 .556 1.369
Gaby Sanchez - 1B FLA @ NYM
8/29 4:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-11 .455 1 4 6 0 2 1.000 .417 1.417
David Wright - 3B NYM vs FLA
8/29 4:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-18 .278 1 1 3 5 7 .444 .435 .879
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs NYY
8/29 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 4-10 .400 1 2 1 0 0 .800 .400 1.200
Alex Avila - C DET vs KC
8/29 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 5-12 .417 1 1 1 1 3 .667 .462 1.129
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs KC
8/29 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 10-20 .500 2 3 7 1 3 .850 .524 1.374
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs KC
8/29 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-18 .222 2 4 5 1 5 .667 .263 .930
Ramon Santiago - SS DET vs KC
8/29 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 3-11 .273 1 1 1 0 3 .545 .333 .878
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ DET
8/29 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 3-11 .273 1 2 1 0 4 .727 .273 1.000
Johnny Damon - OF TB @ TOR
8/29 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 6-10 .600 1 3 1 6 0 1.100 .750 1.850
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ TOR
8/29 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 7-15 .467 1 3 6 2 2 .800 .529 1.329
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs MIN
8/29 8:10 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-14 .429 0 2 4 0 2 .571 .429 1.000
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs MIN
8/29 8:10 PM
Kevin Slowey 5-13 .385 1 1 4 0 2 .615 .313 .928
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ CWS
8/29 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 31-90 .344 2 12 10 3 16 .522 .375 .897
James Loney - 1B LAD vs SD
8/29 10:10 PM
Mat Latos 4-11 .364 1 2 2 1 2 .727 .417 1.144
Josh Bard - C SEA vs LAA
8/29 10:10 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-12 .417 0 1 0 2 0 .500 .500 1.000
Blake DeWitt - 2B CHC @ SF
8/29 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-15 .400 0 1 1 1 4 .467 .438 .905
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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BB K Opp
SLG
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Wandy Rodriguez HOU vs PIT
8/29 8:05 PM
Pirates Batters 17-83 .205 1 6 8 5 18 .303 .257 .561

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Delmon Young - OF DET vs KC
8/29 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 3-18 .167 1 2 3 1 3 .389 .211 .600
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ TOR
8/29 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 1-14 .071 0 0 0 3 4 .071 .235 .306
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs PHI
8/29 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 1-12 .083 1 1 1 0 2 .333 .083 .416
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs PHI
8/29 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-22 .091 0 1 1 1 7 .182 .130 .312
Ronny Cedeno - SS PIT @ HOU
8/29 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-15 .133 0 0 0 1 2 .133 .188 .321
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ HOU
8/29 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ HOU
8/29 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .490
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ CWS
8/29 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 11-49 .224 1 5 6 1 7 .367 .240 .607
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ CWS
8/29 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 11-55 .200 2 3 12 3 5 .327 .246 .573
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ SF
8/29 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs CHC
8/29 10:15 PM
Randy Wells 2-15 .133 0 0 0 1 1 .133 .235 .368
 
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
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OBP
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R.A. Dickey NYM vs Fla
8/29 4:10 PM
Marlins Batters 25-77 .325 2 11 13 4 21 .535 .346 .882
Ricky Romero TOR vs TB
8/29 7:07 PM
Rays Batters 21-74 .284 3 8 10 19 17 .520 .439 .960
Joel Pineiro LAA @ Sea
8/29 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 22-70 .314 0 9 7 8 11 .454 .380 .834
 


Recommended Pickup

J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU – We do this column for a reason, so scan your league and see if Martinez is out there. He is owned in just 11% of Yahoo! leagues, which is a travesty. Martinez has 24 RBI over the last 30 days, good enough for a tie for the 11th most in baseball over that time period. There seems to be a negative connotation attached to Astros players, and rightfully so, but give Martinez his due. If I were drafting today, I would take Martinez before guys like Johnny Damon, Mitch Moreland and Martinez’s teammate, Carlos Lee.

Other recent recommendations: Steve Cishek, John Mayberry, Peter Bourjos, Jose Tabata, Alex White

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