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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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Tuesday's Starters

Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 1:05
Padres (Anthony Bass - R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 1:05
Indians (Derek Lowe - R) at Twins (Jason Marquis - R), 1:10
Cubs (Paul Maholm - L) at Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R), 1:45
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 2:10
Mariners (Blake Beavan - R) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 4:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L), 7:05
A's (Bartolo Colon - R) at Angels (Ervin Santana - R), 7:05
Rays (David Price - L) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - R), 7:07
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Braves (Tim Hudson - R), 7:10
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Mets (Dillon Gee - R), 7:10
Pirates (Kevin Correia - R) at Marlins (Josh Johnson - R), 7:10
Royals (Vincent Mazzaro - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
D-Backs (Wade Miley - L) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R), 10:10
Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day After Night: HOU/PHI, SD/WAS, CLE/MIN, CHC/STL, DET/CHW, SEA/BOS, OAK/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Matt Kemp, OF, LAD -- (Hamstring) MRI confirms strain; day-to-day.
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL -- (Knee) Did not start Monday because of knee soreness.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL -- (Hand) Sat again Monday, but could return Tuesday.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET -- (Thumb) Should be ready for Friday start against Pirates.
Erik Bedard, SP, PIT -- (Back) Expected to start Wednesday.
Jeff Niemann, SP, TAM -- (Ankle) Sent for X-rays after leaving Monday's start after one inning.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL -- (Face) Held out of the lineup Monday.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK -- (Groin) Think he will avoid DL; could miss a few more days.
Sandy Leon, C, WAS -- (Leg) Helped off the field in MLB debut.

Disabled List

Stephen Drew, SS, ARI -- (Ankle) Could start rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS -- (Back) Has progressed to taking grounders.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN -- (Wrist) Took live batting practice Monday.
Danny Duffy, SP, KAN -- (Elbow) Initial MRI shows torn UCL; Tommy John surgery likely.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL -- (Neck) Not progressing as Orioles had hoped.
Jason Bay, OF, NYM -- (Ribs) May be cleared for baseball activities soon.
Mark Reyonlds, 3B, BAL -- (Oblique) Headed to extended spring training.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS -- (Lat) Hoping to return and DH June 8 against Boston.
Dan Hudson, SP, ARI -- (Shoulder) Will throw 50 pitches in extended ST outing Wednesday.
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL -- (Shoulder) Still isn't throwing, building up arm strength.
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL -- (Elbow) Rockies believe tightness during rehab outing isn't serious.
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR -- (Shoulder) Made throws from 90 feet on flat ground Monday.
Brad Lidge, RP, WAS -- (Abdomen) Threw from flat ground for first time since surgery Monday.
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, WAS -- (Hamstring) One more rehab start before returning to Nats.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SFG -- (Shoulder) Back injury has stopped his rehab work.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM (retro to 5/12)
Danny Duffy, SP, KAN
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD

Activated from DL
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD

Optioned to Triple-A
Josh Spence, RP, SD
Joel Carreno, RP, TOR
Kevin Mattison, OF, MIA

Released
J.C. Romero, RP, STL
Dan Wheeler, RP, CLE (DFA)
Trent Oeltjen, OF, LAD (DFA)

Called Up
Eduardo Sanchez, RP, STL
Evan Crawford, RP, TOR
Jeremy Accardo, RP, CLE
Nathan Adcock, SP/RP, KAN
Stephen Vogt, C/OF, TAM
Ryan Langerhans, OF, LAA
Elian Herrera, SS, LAD

Restricted List
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA

Closer Watch

Mets - Frank Francisco gave up a run, two hits and a walk, but managed to hold on for the save against the Brewers on Monday night. Jon Rauch was warming in the bullpen when George Kottaras flew out to the end the game. For now, Francisco remains the Mets' closer, but his hold on the job continues to slip.

Nats - Rodriguez walked three of the four batters he faced and loaded the bases before giving way to Sean Burnett with one out in the top of the ninth against the Padres on Monday night. He departed with a three-run lead, but his shaky performances of late will potentially open the door for Burnett or Tyler Clippard while Drew Storen and Brad Lidge continue their respective rehab efforts with an eye toward returning in June. Burnett induced a 2-3 double play to end the game by facing one batter.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ PHI
5/15 1:05 PM
Cliff Lee 8-21 .381 3 4 7 0 4 .905 .381 1.286
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs CLE
5/15 1:10 PM
Derek Lowe 6-10 .600 0 1 2 1 0 .700 .636 1.336
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs CLE
5/15 1:10 PM
Derek Lowe 5-27 .185 3 3 6 3 3 .519 .267 .786
David DeJesus - OF CHC @ STL
5/15 1:45 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-16 .500 1 2 4 1 2 .813 .529 1.342
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ STL
5/15 1:45 PM
Kyle Lohse 15-39 .385 2 5 7 2 4 .615 .415 1.030
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs CHC
5/15 1:45 PM
Paul Maholm 6-14 .429 1 2 3 2 2 .714 .444 1.158
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs CHC
5/15 1:45 PM
Paul Maholm 6-16 .375 1 3 3 1 1 .688 .412 1.100
Robert Andino - 2B BAL vs NYY
5/15 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-11 .364 1 2 1 0 1 .727 .364 1.091
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs NYY
5/15 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 10-30 .333 2 3 9 3 5 .600 .394 .994
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs OAK
5/15 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 8-24 .333 1 3 2 2 1 .583 .385 .968
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ LAA
5/15 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 7-15 .467 0 2 0 0 3 .600 .467 1.067
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR vs TB
5/15 7:07 PM
David Price 8-19 .421 3 4 4 3 2 .947 .522 1.469
Austin Kearns - OF MIA vs PIT
5/15 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia 3-10 .300 2 2 2 1 2 .900 .364 1.264
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ LAD
5/15 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 9-23 .391 0 5 0 4 5 .696 .481 1.177
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ SF
5/15 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 11-30 .367 1 4 4 7 3 .567 .486 1.053
Melky Cabrera - OF SF vs COL
5/15 10:15 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-23 .435 1 6 5 0 2 .826 .435 1.261
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jake Peavy CWS vs DET
5/15 2:10 PM
Tigers Batters 10-65 .154 0 4 2 5 21 .219 .214 .433
Ervin Santana LAA vs OAK
5/15 7:05 PM
Athletics Batters 22-105 .210 1 5 6 11 30 .279 .290 .569
David Price TB @ TOR
5/15 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 20-96 .208 4 8 12 8 25 .387 .281 .668
Johnny Cueto CIN @ ATL
5/15 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 20-64 .312 2 10 13 2 15 .522 .350 .871

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs CLE
5/15 1:10 PM
Derek Lowe 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 1 .300 .333 .633
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs CHC
5/15 1:45 PM
Paul Maholm 5-31 .161 0 0 1 4 3 .161 .257 .418
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CHC
5/15 1:45 PM
Paul Maholm 3-19 .158 2 2 4 2 3 .474 .238 .712
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs DET
5/15 2:10 PM
Max Scherzer 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ CWS
5/15 2:10 PM
Jake Peavy 2-22 .091 0 0 0 2 10 .091 .167 .258
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ CWS
5/15 2:10 PM
Jake Peavy 2-14 .143 0 2 1 0 3 .286 .143 .429
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ BOS
5/15 4:05 PM
Josh Beckett 5-24 .208 0 0 1 0 7 .208 .208 .416
Bill Hall - 2B BAL vs NYY
5/15 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-14 .071 0 1 1 0 4 .143 .071 .214
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs NYY
5/15 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-18 .111 1 1 1 1 8 .278 .158 .436
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK @ LAA
5/15 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-12 .167 1 1 1 2 4 .417 .286 .703
Brandon Inge - 3B OAK @ LAA
5/15 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-21 .143 0 1 1 1 9 .190 .182 .372
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ LAA
5/15 7:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-27 .111 0 0 2 1 6 .111 .167 .278
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs TB
5/15 7:07 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR vs TB
5/15 7:07 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 1 1 1 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR vs TB
5/15 7:07 PM
David Price 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs TB
5/15 7:07 PM
David Price 6-27 .222 0 2 2 1 7 .296 .276 .572
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ ATL
5/15 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 2-17 .118 0 2 2 1 2 .235 .158 .393
Nate McLouth - OF PIT @ MIA
5/15 7:10 PM
Josh Johnson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .250 .350
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ LAD
5/15 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 4-21 .190 0 1 1 1 10 .238 .227 .465
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ LAD
5/15 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 5-27 .185 1 3 4 3 5 .370 .250 .620
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ SF
5/15 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-16 .125 0 1 0 4 6 .250 .300 .550
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SF
5/15 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-24 .250 1 2 1 1 9 .458 .280 .738
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ SF
5/15 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-35 .171 1 1 5 2 7 .257 .216 .473
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Derek Lowe CLE @ Min
5/15 1:10 PM
Twins Batters 20-66 .303 3 5 9 6 7 .470 .369 .840
Kyle Lohse STL vs ChC
5/15 1:45 PM
Cubs Batters 31-86 .361 3 8 14 9 10 .524 .421 .945
 

Recommended Pickup

Jordan Lyles, SP, HOU -- Standing by the recommendation from late April when Lyles made his first start of the season for the Astros, he remains an intriguing pickup with all signs pointing to an opportunity to join the rotation Tuesday against the Phillies. For those in deeper leagues where useful arms are more difficult to come by, Lyles' fast start at Triple-A Oklahoma City should open some eyes. Through his first four starts, Lyles has a 32:8 K:BB in 38.2 innings, and the 7.5 K/9IP is his highest mark since 2009 when he was an 18-year-old at Low-A Lexington. Further, he's managed to keep the ball in the park (just one homer allowed) after carrying a 1.34 HR/9IP over 94 innings with the Astros during his rookie season.

Other Recent Recommendations: Kyle Seager, Josh Reddick, Addison Reed and Tim Stauffer.

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