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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters

Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 1:05
Red Sox (Daniel Bard - R) at Blue Jays (Drew Hutchinson - R), 1:07
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman - R), 1:35
Marlins (Carlos Zambrano - R) at Phillies (Joe Blanton - R), 1:355
Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 1:40
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) at Astros (TBA - ?), 2:05
Athletics (Tommy Milone - L) at Royals (Vin Mazzaro - R), 2:10
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Brewers (Michael Fiers - R), 2:10
Mariners (Kevin Milwood - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 2:10
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 3:05
Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Rockies (Alex White - R), 3:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Angels (Dan Haren - R), 3:35
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 6:35
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: PIT/MIL, CIN/HOU, MIN/CLE, NYY/DET, TEX/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Carlos Lee OF, HOU -- (Hamstring) Out until doctor evaluation with trip to DL looming.
Jose Contreras, P, PHI -- (Elbow) MRI on Saturday will determine length of rehab.
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI -- (Hand) Pain while hitting lefty should limit at-bats.
Mike Baxter, OF, NYM -- (Multiple) Running into wall means time off the field.
Elvin Ramirez, P, NYM -- (Hamstring) Could head to DL after injury during celebration of no hitter.
George Kottaras, C, MIL -- (Hamstring) Will see limited action, but will be Randy Wolf’s personal catcher.
Santiago Casilla, P, SF -- (Leg) No timetable given for return from bruise to tibia.
Ian Stewart, 3B, COL -- (Wrist) Only available for pinch-hitting duties because of soreness.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS -- (Thumb) Still scheduled for Tuesday return
Alex Avila, C, DET -- (Hamstring) Out Saturday with tightness and is questionable for quick return.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY -- (Elbow) Took batting practice with return possible for next weekend.
Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK -- May miss Sunday with injury sustained sliding for nullified stolen base attempt.
Felix Hernandez, P, SEA -- (Back) Shouldn’t miss next start after receiving treatment.


Disabled List
Jim Thome, 1B/DH, PHI -- (Back) Expected to return June 8.
Vance Worley, P, PHI -- (Elbow) Scheduled to come off disabled list.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI -- (Shoulder) Waiting for second opinion with esitmated time on DL at 6-8 weeks.
Stephen Drew, SS, ARZ -- (Ankle) Records first back-to-back starts in minors for rehab.
Ryan Mattheus, P, WAS -- (Foot) Threw from 120 feet, but still no timetable.
Mark DeRosa, 3B, WAS -- (Oblique) About start rehab stint at AAA.
Brad Lidge, P, WAS -- (Sports Hernia) Throwing at extended spring training with a two week timetable.
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL -- (Elbow) Tightness from Tommy John surgery expected and should return in June.
Travis Buck, OF, HOU -- (Heel) Will head to DL with an uncertain timetable to return.
Ramon Hernandez, C, COL -- (Hand) Will not return this weekend as rumored.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL -- (Chest) Had pain-free session of catch, but won’t start rehab stint in the near future.
Logan Forsythe, 2B, SD -- (Foot) Is eligible to return Sunday from 60-day DL.
Huston Street, P, SD -- (Lat) Records scoreless inning at A+ during rehab stint.
Mark Kotsay, OF, SD -- (Back) Resumed baseball activities and is eligible to return from DL.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS -- (Foot) Hopes to start rehab next week.
Brent Morel, 3B, CWS -- (Back) Eligible to return, but won’t be rushed back.
John Danks, P, CWS -- (Shoulder) Thews bullpen session with the hope of returning Wednesday.
Dan Schlereth, P, DET -- (Knee) Moved to 60-day DL.
David Robertson, P, NYY -- (Oblique) Likely to return sometime mid-June.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA -- (Foot) Began 20-day rehab assignment Saturday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB -- Doing hitting and fielding drills with late June return expected.

Transactions

Placed on the DL
Skip Schumaker, OF, STL (retroactive 5/31)
Charlie Morton, P, PIT (retroactive 5/30)
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
EX: Austin Jackson, OF, DET (retroactive to 5/17)

Activated from DL
Allen Craig, OF, STL
Yeonis Cespedes, OF, OAK
Jaun Cruz, P, PIT (restricted list)
Josh Thole, C, NYM
Michael Morse, OF, WAS
Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B, KC
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ
Brandon McCarthy, P, OAK
Jose Contreras, P, PHI

Optioned to Triple-A & Other Demotions
Rob Johnson, C, NYM (optioned to Triple-A)
Chris Scwinden, P, NYM (designated for assignment)
Corey Brown, OF, WAS (optioned to Triple-A)
Michael Bowden, P, CHC (designated for assignment)
Jeff Suppan, P, SD (designated for assignment)
Irving Falu, 2B, KC (optioned to Triple-A)
AJ Pollock, OF, ARZ (optioned to Triple-A)
Kyle Waldrop, P, MIN (optioned to Triple-A)
Daric Barton, 1B, OAK (optioned to Triple-A)
Carlos Torres, P, COL (optioned to Triple-A)
Danny Farquhar, P, TOR (designated to Triple-A)

Called Up
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL
Robert Coell, P, TOR
Sam Freeman, P, STL
Casey Crosby, P, DET
Stephen Pryor, P, SEA
Elvin Ramirez, P, NYM
Bill Hall, INF, BAL
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD
Michael Schwimer, P, COL
Rex Brothers, P, COL
Fernando Martinez, OF, HOU

Closer Watch

SF - Javier Lopez earned his first save of the season against the Cubs on Friday due to the injury of Santiago Casilla. With Brian Wilson out for the season from Tommy John surgery, Casilla has been serving as the closer, but just got injured, so Lopez and Sergio Romo should serve as the teams closers for now.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs NYY
6/3 1:05 PM
Phil Hughes 7-14 .500 3 4 6 0 1 1.214 .533 1.747
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs NYY
6/3 1:05 PM
Phil Hughes 5-12 .417 0 2 3 0 2 .583 .462 1.045
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 8-46 .174 3 5 7 6 17 .413 .269 .682
DeWayne Wise - OF NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 6-15 .400 0 3 1 0 2 .667 .400 1.067
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA @ PHI
6/3 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 4-11 .364 0 1 1 3 1 .455 .500 .955
Shane Victorino - OF PHI vs MIA
6/3 1:35 PM
Carlos Zambrano 5-10 .500 0 0 1 2 2 .500 .583 1.083
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs CIN
6/3 2:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 16-47 .340 3 8 11 4 9 .638 .404 1.042
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs SEA
6/3 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-16 .500 6 6 7 0 5 1.625 .556 2.181
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs SEA
6/3 2:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-14 .500 0 2 2 1 2 .643 .533 1.176
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ CLE
6/3 3:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-12 .417 1 2 4 1 1 .750 .462 1.212
Denard Span - OF MIN @ CLE
6/3 3:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-14 .357 1 2 1 5 1 .643 .526 1.169
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ LAA
6/3 3:35 PM
Dan Haren 19-43 .442 2 9 7 6 8 .767 .510 1.277
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
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BB K Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs NYY
6/3 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 44-206 .214 7 15 20 26 54 .358 .306 .664
Joe Blanton PHI vs MIA
6/3 1:35 PM
Marlins Batters 19-85 .224 2 9 6 7 10 .389 .280 .669
Barry Zito SF vs CHC
6/3 4:05 PM
Cubs Batters 17-92 .185 1 5 8 8 24 .268 .270 .538

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-21 .190 0 1 0 2 4 .238 .261 .499
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .334
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 3-20 .150 0 1 2 3 3 .200 .250 .450
Jayson Nix - 2B NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 1-11 .091 0 0 1 2 5 .091 .231 .322
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ DET
6/3 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 3-22 .136 1 1 3 4 7 .273 .269 .542
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ PHI
6/3 1:35 PM
Joe Blanton 4-21 .190 1 2 2 2 1 .381 .261 .642
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs MIA
6/3 1:35 PM
Carlos Zambrano 5-28 .179 0 2 1 2 6 .250 .258 .508
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs MIA
6/3 1:35 PM
Carlos Zambrano 2-13 .154 0 2 2 0 0 .385 .154 .539
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs MIA
6/3 1:35 PM
Carlos Zambrano 3-20 .150 0 1 1 2 3 .200 .227 .427
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs ATL
6/3 1:35 PM
Tommy Hanson 3-15 .200 0 2 3 0 6 .333 .235 .568
Chris Snyder - C HOU vs CIN
6/3 2:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-10 .200 0 1 2 0 4 .300 .182 .482
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs TEX
6/3 3:35 PM
Matt Harrison 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .267 .481
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
6/3 3:35 PM
Matt Harrison 1-10 .100 1 1 3 3 2 .400 .308 .708
Jeff Baker - 1B CHC @ SF
6/3 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 2-11 .182 1 1 2 1 1 .455 .250 .705
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ SF
6/3 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 5-36 .139 0 1 4 4 12 .167 .225 .392
Ian Stewart - 3B CHC @ SF
6/3 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 2-13 .154 0 1 1 1 2 .308 .267 .575
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
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Bronson Arroyo CIN @ Hou
6/3 2:05 PM
Astros Batters 20-69 .290 3 11 13 5 15 .548 .344 .891
Kevin Millwood SEA @ CWS
6/3 2:10 PM
White Sox Batters 37-107 .346 7 12 15 6 17 .577 .395 .972
Dan Haren LAA vs Tex
6/3 3:35 PM
Rangers Batters 48-152 .316 4 16 20 12 26 .489 .373 .862
 

Recommended Pickup

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Vin Mazzaro, SP, KC - Let’s face it. Just about anyone pitching against the Athletics right now should garner some serious fantasy consideration, especially for a spot start. In Mazzaro’s last big league start on May 15 he went five innings, gave up three earned runs, recorded two strikeouts, with a walk, and got his first win of the year against a very potent Rangers lineup. Nobody in the fantasy world was beating themselves up over not picking Mazzaro up for that spot start, because who really expected him to pick up the win, and that solitary fantasy positive doesn’t justify the hit to the ERA and poor strikeout performance. On the other hand, that one walk is a sign of how Mazzaro’s command has been spot on lately. At all levels, in the month of May, the New Jersey native has only walked four batters in his 25 innings pitched. If Mazzaro’s command continues into the month of June then expect the Athletics to struggle to find themselves on the base paths against the Royals, in what should be the makings of a decent spot start for those in need.

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