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Tuesday Lineup Card: Playing With Fiers

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters

American League
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Tigers (Drew Smyly - L), 7:05
Rays (James Shields - R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L), 7:05
Orioles (Jason Hammel - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Twins (Francisco Liriano - L) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at White Sox (Philip Humber - R), 8:10
Mariners (Blake Beavan - R) at Angels (Garrett Richards - R), 10:05
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) at Athletics (Travis Blackley - L), 10:05

National League
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman - R), 7:05
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:10
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 8:05
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 9:40
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Padres (Anthony Bass - R), 10:05

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Adam Jones, OF, BAL - (Wrist) Expected to be in lineup for Tuesday's game.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Thumb) Said that he would definitely play in Tuesday's game.
Joaquin Benoit, P, DET - (Arm) Tigers hope to have him available for Tuesday's game.
Alex Avila, C, DET - (Hamstring) Tigers hope he will be ready for Tuesday's game.
Gerald Laird, C, DET - (Hamstring) Tigers remain hopeful he will be available Tuesday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Thumb) Not in lineup for Monday's game.
Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK - (Hip) Appeared as pinch hitter Sunday after being held out of lineup.

NL
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Hip) Pinch hit during Sunday's game.
Jon Niese, P, NYM - (Chest) Pulled from game on Sunday due to an elevated heart rate.
Jon Rauch, P, NYM - (Elbow) Has been experiencing tenderness in his elbow.
Santiago Casilla, P, SFG - (Leg) Will throw off flat ground on Monday and is expected to avoid the DL.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Elbow) Expected to make scheduled start on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
LaTroy Hawkins, P, LAA - (Finger) Allowed an earned run in a one-inning rehab outing Sunday.
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA - (Wrist) Has been cleared to play long toss.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS - (Foot) Cleared to start working out again after two weeks in a walking boot.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET - (Abdomen) Will take part in a live batting practice session on Tuesday.
Carl Pavano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Placed on the 15-Day DL on Monday.
Jordan Norberto, P, OAK - (Shoulder) Placed on the 15-Day DL on Monday.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Elbow) Will start throwing on Wednesday or Thursday.
Dallas Braden, P, OAK - (Shoulder) Playing catch at 80 feet three times a week.

NL
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL - (Elbow) Played catch Sunday, but had an MRI on Monday.
Matt Guerrier, P, LAD - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL.
Javy Guerra, P, LAD - (Knee) Placed on the 15-Day DL on Monday.
Austin Kearns, OF, MIA - (Hamstring) Began rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Monday.
Jason Bay, OF, NYM - (Ribs) Did not play in a rehab game on Monday due to illness and thus will not rejoin the Mets on Tuesday as planned.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG - (Hand) Played third base at Triple-A on Monday during rehab assignment.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN
Juan Rivera, LF, LAD
Vance Worley, P, PHI

Placed on DL
Carl Pavano, P, MIN
Javy Guerra, P, LAD
Jordan Norberto, P, OAK

Designated for Assignment
Matt Palmer, P, SDP

Optioned to Triple-A
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Erik Kratz, C, PHI
Michael Bowden, P, CHC
Bill Hall, SS, BAL

Called Up
Shawn Tolleson, P, LAD

Free Agent Signings
Ross Ohlendorf, P, SDP

Trades
Blue Jays traded 2B Ruben Gotay to Braves for cash.

Closer Watch
The Giants closer situation has been in a small state of disarray with Santiago Casilla missing the past few games due to a bruised tibia. Sergio Romo picked up the save on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, pitching a clean 0.2 innings with a 2-0 lead with one strikeout. Then, on Monday, the Giants called on Jeremy Affeldt for the save. Affeldt pitched the final two innings with a one out lead and struck out two Cubs hitters. Fortunately the Giants and unfortunately for those looking for saves in their fantasy leagues, it looks as though Casilla should avoid the DL. There might be another save or two up in the air before Casilla is fully healthy, but it's probably not worth an add.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs CLE
6/5 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 4-11 .364 0 1 2 2 4 .455 .462 .917
Juan Rivera - OF LAD @ PHI
6/5 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 6-21 .286 3 3 5 1 1 .714 .318 1.032
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
James Shields 16-41 .390 3 9 8 1 9 .805 .405 1.210
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
James Shields 5-23 .217 3 3 8 1 8 .609 .250 .859
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ NYY
6/5 7:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 13-40 .325 6 8 11 4 11 .875 .426 1.301
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ NYY
6/5 7:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 8-28 .286 1 4 4 5 6 .500 .382 .882
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ NYY
6/5 7:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 7-16 .438 2 2 4 3 1 .813 .500 1.313
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Chris Young 3-11 .273 1 2 2 1 2 .636 .333 .969
Brian McCann - C ATL @ MIA
6/5 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 9-28 .321 1 3 8 3 5 .500 .387 .887
Marlon Byrd - OF BOS vs BAL
6/5 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel 4-10 .400 0 1 3 1 1 .500 .455 .955
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs BAL
6/5 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel 6-10 .600 1 1 3 0 2 .900 .600 1.500
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA vs ATL
6/5 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 8-14 .571 0 2 2 2 2 .714 .625 1.339
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ CIN
6/5 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 5-16 .313 1 3 2 1 4 .625 .333 .958
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ CIN
6/5 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 5-15 .333 0 2 0 5 3 .467 .500 .967
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ MIL
6/5 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 5-12 .417 0 3 0 0 2 .667 .417 1.084
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs MIN
6/5 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-14 .286 0 3 1 2 3 .500 .375 .875
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ KC
6/5 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-10 .300 1 1 2 1 2 .600 .364 .964
Denard Span - OF MIN @ KC
6/5 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 5-10 .500 0 1 1 3 1 .600 .615 1.215
Jason Kubel - OF ARI vs COL
6/5 9:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 6-19 .316 1 4 3 0 5 .632 .316 .948
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ ARI
6/5 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-14 .357 0 2 2 2 3 .571 .438 1.009
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ ARI
6/5 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-13 .231 1 3 1 1 3 .615 .286 .901
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ ARI
6/5 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-14 .357 0 2 1 1 3 .500 .412 .912
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs TEX
6/5 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 3-12 .250 2 3 4 0 2 .833 .250 1.083
Nick Hundley - C SD vs SF
6/5 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-15 .333 1 3 1 2 6 .733 .412 1.145
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cliff Lee PHI vs LAD
6/5 7:05 PM
Dodgers Batters 15-75 .200 4 4 9 2 8 .362 .214 .576
Chris Young NYM @ WAS
6/5 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 8-67 .119 3 5 6 5 20 .281 .180 .462
Ryan Dempster CHC @ MIL
6/5 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 28-138 .203 4 8 17 16 33 .318 .303 .621

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Bobby Abreu - OF LAD @ PHI
6/5 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-13 .154 0 0 1 0 4 .154 .143 .297
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD @ PHI
6/5 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-14 .143 1 1 2 0 2 .357 .133 .490
David Wright - 3B NYM @ WAS
6/5 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .143 .374
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
James Shields 3-31 .097 0 2 2 1 8 .194 .125 .319
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
James Shields 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .083
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
James Shields 6-33 .182 0 0 0 2 13 .182 .250 .432
Luke Scott - DH TB @ NYY
6/5 7:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 4 .250 .167 .417
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Chris Young 3-22 .136 1 2 3 2 7 .318 .208 .526
Xavier Nady - OF WAS vs NYM
6/5 7:05 PM
Chris Young 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 1 .400 .100 .500
Eric Hinske - OF ATL @ MIA
6/5 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 1-11 .091 1 1 2 0 3 .364 .091 .455
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS vs BAL
6/5 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel 4-23 .174 1 2 4 4 5 .348 .296 .644
Omar Infante - 2B MIA vs ATL
6/5 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 4-16 .250 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .250 .500
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ CIN
6/5 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ MIL
6/5 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 5 .214 .143 .357
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC vs MIN
6/5 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-20 .200 1 1 3 0 5 .350 .200 .550
Billy Butler - DH KC vs MIN
6/5 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-21 .190 1 1 4 2 5 .333 .261 .594
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs CHC
6/5 8:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 7-38 .184 2 4 9 3 6 .395 .295 .690
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs CHC
6/5 8:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 5-33 .152 2 3 6 4 10 .364 .263 .627
Will Venable - OF SD vs SF
6/5 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 1 0 1 7 .333 .250 .583
 
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
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Andy Pettitte NYY vs TB
6/5 7:05 PM
Rays Batters 35-111 .316 9 17 21 13 26 .657 .394 1.051
 

Recommended Pickup
Michael Fiers, P, MIL: By no means is this a sexy pickup, but Fiers is a solid pitcher who could help a team short on starting pitching. Fiers, a 22nd round pick in 2009, has moved through the minors quickly with some very good stats. He relies strongly on control, and had an excellent 4.07 K:BB ratio throughout his minor league career. That has carried over to the majors, where he currently has an 11.00 K/BB ratio after two starts. He also has a career 2.80 minor league ERA. His only issue in his first two major league starts was a big inning from the Pirates where they hit two home runs off of him. That should not be a trend as Fiers never has not had home run troubles in the past. He has drawn comparisons to the Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter, who had a nice rookie year last season. Fiers has a very deceptive pitching motion which should help him when facing a team for the first time, as well. With Marco Estrada due back from injury sometime soon, Fiers may be fighting to keep a rotation spot and push Estrada into the bullpen. Fiers has nothing left to prove in the minors, so it could be the Brewers best move.

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