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Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Saturday's Starters

Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Cubs (Matt Garza - R), 1:05
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 1:05
Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R) at Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 1:10
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 4:05
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke - R), 4:05
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Angels (Dan Haren - R), 4:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R), 4:10
Twins (Francisco Liriano - L) at Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R), 7:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R), 7:05
Rockies (Jamie Moyer - L) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 7:05
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 7:10
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05
Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L) at Padres (Dustin Moseley - R), 8:35
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 9:05

Day After Night Game: KC/ANA, SF/ARI

Injuries

Disabled List

Kyle Farnsworth - (Elbow) Likely needs 4-6 weeks of rest.
B.J. Upton - (Lower Back) Nearing rehab assignment.
Michael Pineda - (Shoulder) Unlikely to pitch for Yankees in April.
Mike Morse - (Strained Lat) Homered and doubled in his first rehab game Friday.
Rick Ankiel - (Leg) Played center field and homered in his first rehab game Friday.
Scott Baker - (Elbow) Injury similar to one he suffered last July; getting second opinion.
Chipper Jones - (Knee) Took 15 swings in batting practice and ran Friday.
A.J. Burnett - (Orbital Bone) Tossed 4.2 innings at High-A in rehab start, could return April 20.
Jerome Williams - (Hamstring) Likely needs one more rehab start before activation.
Freddy Sanchez - (Shoulder) Finally responding to cortisone shot.
Andrew Bailey - (Thumb) Believes he will return in 2012.

Transactions

Placed on DL

Jed Lowrie (Thumb), retroactive to 3/29
Andres Torres (Calf), will happen before Saturday's game
Kyle Farnsworth (Elbow), retroactive to 4/1
Scott Linebrink (Shoulder), retroactive to 3/30

Called Up

Josh Lueke, TAM
Brian Bixler, HOU
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, NYM
Victor Marte, STL

Signed

Brad Hawpe, TEX

Closer Watch

NYY -- Mariano Rivera gave up two runs in the ninth inning against the Rays on Friday. Needless to say, his job security is not in question.

COL -- Rafael Betancourt survived to convert his first save of the season after giving up a dribbler double to Travis Buck and issuing a walk.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ CLE
4/7 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 5-11 .455 0 0 0 4 1 .455 .600 1.055
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs ATL
4/7 1:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens 6-18 .333 0 3 2 1 0 .556 .368 .924
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs BOS
4/7 4:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-12 .333 0 1 0 3 1 .417 .467 .884
Delmon Young - OF DET vs BOS
4/7 4:05 PM
Josh Beckett 5-14 .357 0 3 1 1 3 .571 .400 .971
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC @ LAA
4/7 4:05 PM
Dan Haren 10-24 .417 0 0 2 1 2 .417 .423 .840
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs KC
4/7 4:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-12 .333 0 2 3 1 3 .500 .385 .885
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs STL
4/7 4:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 7-12 .583 0 1 0 0 1 .667 .583 1.250
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL vs STL
4/7 4:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 16-42 .381 2 7 5 3 8 .643 .435 1.078
Chris Young - OF ARI vs SF
4/7 4:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 5-10 .500 0 1 1 2 2 .600 .538 1.138
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ PIT
4/7 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 5-10 .500 1 2 2 0 0 .900 .455 1.355
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ TB
4/7 7:10 PM
David Price 3-10 .300 2 2 4 2 0 .900 .417 1.317
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ TB
4/7 7:10 PM
David Price 5-20 .250 1 3 4 4 4 .550 .375 .925
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ TB
4/7 7:10 PM
David Price 5-14 .357 1 2 2 5 3 .643 .526 1.169
Yorvit Torrealba - C TEX vs CWS
4/7 8:05 PM
Jake Peavy 7-25 .280 2 3 3 1 3 .560 .308 .868
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD @ SD
4/7 8:35 PM
Dustin Moseley 5-14 .357 1 2 2 1 1 .643 .438 1.081
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ OAK
4/7 9:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 17-62 .274 3 5 7 1 5 .452 .286 .738
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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R.A. Dickey NYM vs ATL
4/7 1:10 PM
Braves Batters 9-63 .143 0 2 3 6 10 .180 .217 .397
Jair Jurrjens ATL @ NYM
4/7 1:10 PM
Mets Batters 16-75 .213 1 8 8 8 15 .381 .285 .666
Dan Haren LAA vs KC
4/7 4:05 PM
Royals Batters 21-85 .247 0 4 5 3 15 .297 .272 .569
Felix Hernandez SEA @ OAK
4/7 9:05 PM
Athletics Batters 19-79 .241 0 2 5 6 19 .266 .298 .564
Bartolo Colon OAK vs SEA
4/7 9:05 PM
Mariners Batters 20-75 .267 3 5 8 1 11 .414 .270 .684

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Omar Vizquel - 3B TOR @ CLE
4/7 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .182 .382
Eric Hinske - OF ATL @ NYM
4/7 1:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-16 .125 0 1 0 2 2 .188 .222 .410
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ NYM
4/7 1:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 0-10 .000 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ DET
4/7 4:05 PM
Doug Fister 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 5 .273 .250 .523
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ LAA
4/7 4:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-13 .077 0 0 1 0 4 .077 .077 .154
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs STL
4/7 4:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 8-41 .195 2 3 5 1 8 .366 .250 .616
Alex Gonzalez - SS MIL vs STL
4/7 4:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs STL
4/7 4:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-27 .185 0 3 1 3 6 .296 .290 .586
Wilson Betemit - 3B BAL vs MIN
4/7 7:05 PM
Francisco Liriano 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs COL
4/7 7:05 PM
Jamie Moyer 5-26 .192 1 2 3 2 2 .346 .250 .596
Chris Snyder - C HOU vs COL
4/7 7:05 PM
Jamie Moyer 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 1 .400 .100 .500
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs PHI
4/7 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .077 .077
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ TB
4/7 7:10 PM
David Price 2-16 .125 0 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .250
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ TB
4/7 7:10 PM
David Price 3-19 .158 0 1 1 2 1 .211 .273 .484
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs SEA
4/7 9:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-25 .200 0 0 1 2 6 .200 .259 .459
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Luke Hochevar KC @ LAA
4/7 4:05 PM
Angels Batters 23-66 .348 2 12 13 4 12 .620 .395 1.015
Ricky Nolasco MIA @ Cin
4/7 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 21-77 .273 7 11 11 5 17 .590 .322 .912
 

Recommended Pickup

Hector Santiago, RP, CHW -- It's a dart, really, but manager Robin Ventura indicated that he's going to use a committee of closers to start the season. Meanwhile, Santiago has impressed the White Sox's coaches with his screwball this spring, and Matt Thornton was summoned to work the eighth inning in a loss to the Rangers on Friday. Add it all up, and you may have a potential closer sitting on the waiver wire in your league.

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Draft Street Lineup

C - Wilson Ramos, $5,666
1B - Brandon Belt, $5,898
2B - Mark Ellis, $5,156
3B - Aramis Ramirez $8,180
SS - Yunel Escobar $6,762
OF - Chris Young $7,687
OF - Hunter Pence $7,798
OF - Nick Swisher $7,379
UT - Delmon Young $6,467
UT - Cameron Maybin $6,580
SP - R.A. Dickey $9,420
SP - Bartolo Colon $9,065
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P - Chris Capuano $11,113

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