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Tuesday Lineup Card: Picking Up Parker

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters

American League
Royals (Jonathan Sanchez – L) at Indians (Derek Lowe - R), 7:05
Mariners (Jason Vargas - L) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R) at Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R), 7:05
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 8:05
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 8:10
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 10:05

National League
Rockies (Jamie Moyer - L) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Mets (Johan Santana - L), 7:10
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 8:05
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 8:10
Phillies (Vance Worley - R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R), 9:40
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 10:05
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 10:10

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Hunter Pence, OF, PHI - (Shoulder) Held out of Monday's lineup after suffering injury diving for a ball Sunday.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS - (Quadriceps) Started on Monday after being expected to start Sunday prior to the rainout.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX - (Hamstring) Hopes to return to lineup soon after MRI revealed only inflammation.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE - (Bereavement List) Re-activated on Monday.
Kevin Correia, P, PIT - (Chest) Starting on Tuesday after Monday's game was canceled due to inclement weather

Disabled List
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Expected to be activated as soon as he is eligible on May 3.
Doug Fister, P, DET - (Upper Body) Hopes to resume playing catch within the next few days.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Shoulder) MRI was pushed back to Tuesday after a scheduling conflict.
Felipe Paulino, P, KC - (Forearm) Scheduled to make a rehab start Wednesday for the Royals Triple-A team.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC - (Groin) Will be activated from the DL on Friday.
Ryan Dempster, P, CHC - (Quadriceps) Should only miss two starts with DL stint being retroactive to April 18.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Pirates will take it slow after placing him on the 15-Day DL.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF - (Shoulder) Will be activated on May 11.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, NYM - (Intercostal) Placed on 15-Day DL on Monday retroactive to April 21.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Ronny Cedeno, SS, NYM
Jason Repko, OF, BOS

Activated from Bereavement List
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE

Optioned to Triple-A
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE

Called Up
Jeremy Hefner, P, NYM
Lars Anderson, OF, BOS
Luke Hughes, 2B, OAK
Michael Bowden, P, CHC

Released
Justin Miller, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Rodrigo Lopez, P, CHC

Closer Watch

Francisco Cordero received his first save of the season for the Blue Jays on Sunday. It didn't come in the cleanest fashion as he allowed a run on two hits and a walk, but Cordero has always walked the tightrope as a closer. He will remain in the ninth-inning role until regular closer Sergio Santos returns from the DL.

Also on Sunday, Hector Santiago converted his fourth save in five chances. He has put up some very impressive peripheral numbers so far this season, with a 13.50 K/9IP and 1.50 BB/9IP. However, he has already given up three home runs in just six innings. Addison Reed, Matt Thornton and Jesse Crain are all nipping at his heels for the closer's role, so he has to cut down on the long balls.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ PIT
4/24 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 4-14 .286 2 3 4 2 3 .786 .375 1.161
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs COL
4/24 7:05 PM
Jamie Moyer 5-12 .417 2 2 4 0 1 .917 .417 1.334
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs SF
4/24 7:10 PM
Matt Cain 5-12 .417 2 3 4 3 3 1.000 .533 1.533
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ TB
4/24 7:10 PM
David Price 5-13 .385 0 2 1 1 2 .538 .429 .967
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs LAA
4/24 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 3-12 .250 2 2 4 1 7 .750 .308 1.058
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs LAA
4/24 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 4-10 .400 2 2 3 0 1 1.000 .417 1.417
Luke Scott - DH TB vs LAA
4/24 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 6-15 .400 1 3 5 2 2 .733 .500 1.233
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs STL
4/24 8:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-11 .364 1 1 2 0 2 .636 .364 1.000
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ MIN
4/24 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-10 .400 0 1 1 0 1 .500 .455 .955
Kelly Shoppach - C BOS @ MIN
4/24 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 8-16 .500 3 4 5 0 3 1.125 .471 1.596
Kevin Youkilis - 3B BOS @ MIN
4/24 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-10 .400 0 1 1 0 3 .600 .400 1.000
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs HOU
4/24 8:10 PM
Bud Norris 5-14 .357 2 3 3 1 2 .857 .400 1.257
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs BOS
4/24 8:10 PM
Josh Beckett 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 1 .545 .333 .878
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ LAD
4/24 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 7-20 .350 1 1 3 2 4 .500 .435 .935
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ LAD
4/24 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 6-15 .400 1 3 4 0 4 .800 .400 1.200
Brian McCann - C ATL @ LAD
4/24 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 8-17 .471 2 5 5 1 4 1.000 .500 1.500
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ LAD
4/24 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 9-21 .429 2 6 7 4 3 .905 .520 1.425
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Kevin Correia PIT vs COL
4/24 7:05 PM
Rockies Batters 19-98 .194 3 8 9 12 18 .344 .280 .623
Mat Latos CIN vs SF
4/24 7:10 PM
Giants Batters 14-66 .212 2 3 5 2 9 .319 .235 .554
Johan Santana NYM vs MIA
4/24 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 17-82 .207 0 3 5 3 20 .255 .235 .490

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ PIT
4/24 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 0-19 .000 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .050 .050
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ DET
4/24 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .333 .533
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ TB
4/24 7:10 PM
David Price 4-22 .182 0 2 1 1 5 .273 .208 .481
Emilio Bonifacio - OF MIA @ NYM
4/24 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .166
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ NYM
4/24 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 2-15 .133 0 1 0 0 3 .200 .133 .333
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA @ NYM
4/24 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 3-21 .143 0 0 0 2 7 .143 .217 .360
David Wright - 3B NYM vs MIA
4/24 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 6-29 .207 1 2 3 1 8 .379 .233 .612
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ CIN
4/24 7:10 PM
Mat Latos 4-18 .222 0 1 1 0 1 .278 .222 .500
Ryan Theriot - SS SF @ CIN
4/24 7:10 PM
Mat Latos 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .432
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs LAA
4/24 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 1 1 1 3 .300 .250 .550
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs STL
4/24 8:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-28 .179 0 3 1 5 7 .321 .303 .624
Chris Johnson - 3B HOU @ MIL
4/24 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ MIL
4/24 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 5-29 .172 1 1 2 3 3 .276 .250 .526
Sean Burroughs - 3B MIN vs BOS
4/24 8:10 PM
Josh Beckett 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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OBP
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OPS
David Price TB vs LAA
4/24 7:10 PM
Angels Batters 28-90 .311 2 8 8 6 13 .438 .357 .795
Ervin Santana LAA @ TB
4/24 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 26-91 .286 5 9 19 12 27 .486 .378 .864
Aaron Harang LAD vs Atl
4/24 10:10 PM
Braves Batters 53-149 .356 9 23 29 12 19 .647 .411 1.058
 

Recommended Pickup

Jarrod Parker, P, OAK - If there is one way to shore up your pitching, it's by picking up one of the best prospects in the game just before he is scheduled to make his first major league start of the season. The strategy may not always work, and Parker isn't Stephen Strasburg or Matt Moore. However, Parker has been in Baseball America's top 50 prospects the past five years, and will be starting for Oakland on Wednesday. After an offseason trade from the Diamondbacks to the Athletics, Parker has a sparkling 2.18 ERA in over 20 Triple-A innings. He has put up big strikeout numbers in his minor league career and is worth a look for team owners that are lacking in pitching. The potential reward outweighs the risk here.

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