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Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L), 1:05
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 1:10
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 1:35
Rays (Matt Moore - L) at Royals (TBA), 2:10
Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R) at Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R), 3:40
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Orioles (Jason Hammel - R), 7:05
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Rangers (Roy Oswalt - R), 8:05

NL
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 12:35
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 2:20
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 3:45
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Phillies (TBA), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:10
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 8:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Rockies (Josh Outman - L), 8:40

Day Game After a Night Game: Brewers, Reds, Indians, Yankees, White Sox, Twins, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays, Royals, Mets, Cubs, Athletics, Mariners, Dodgers, Giants

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Hand) Suffered a bruised knuckle after being hit by a pitch on Monday, but shouldn't miss much time.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Hip) Remains on schedule to start Friday after leaving Sunday's start after five innings.
Jose Valverde, P, DET - (Wrist) Said he was available to pitch before Monday's game.
Russell Martin, C, NYY - (Back) Expects to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Henderson Alvarez, P, TOR - (Elbow) Dealing with mild elbow inflammation, but is still scheduled to make his next start.

NL
Yonder Alonso, OF, SDP - (Knee) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday, but was available to hit.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - (Ankle) Pinch-hit on Monday, but remained out of the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Marco Scutaro, SS, COL - (Head) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Illness) Was still in hospital as late as Monday afternoon receiving treatment for a gastrointestinal issue.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Monday and claimed to feel great.
Phil Humber, P, CHW - (Elbow) Will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Drew Hutchison, P, TOR - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KCR - (Hip) Returned to action for Double-A on Monday after missing the past few games on his rehab assignment due to leg stiffness.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL - (Wrist) Appears ready to swing a bat by Friday for the first time since being placed on the DL.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Knee) Will begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A on Wednesday.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Arm) Placed on the 15-Day DL with tendinitis in his right forearm.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Friday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL - (Back) On track to resume playing in games on July 2.
Matt Lindstrom, P, BAL - (Finger) Will be activated from the DL on Wednesday.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Back) Has been hitting and throwing, but is still not running.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Expected to travel with team to Tampa next week and take dry swings while there.

NL
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI - (Knee) Said his knees feel better than they have in "a few years".
Ramon Hernandez, C, COL - (Hand) Played catch on Monday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Reason he did not throw on Monday was because he did not feel as good as he hoped when he woke up on Sunday.
Jeremy Hermida, OF, SDP - (Hernia) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Monday.
Joe Wieland, P, SDP - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA - (Thumb) On track to return just after the All-Star break.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Achilles) Could start a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI - (Ankle) MRI on Tuesday revealed a high ankle sprain.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Drew Smyly, P, DET
Marco Estrada, P, MIL

Placed on DL
Colby Lewis, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Daniel Moskos, P, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Brad Boxberger, P, SDP
Matt Hague, 1B, PIT
Andy Parrino, 2B, SDP
Doug Slaten, P, PIT
Mike McClendon, P, MIL
Danny Farquhar, P, NYY
Jacob Turner, P, DET
Adrian Cardenas, 2B, CHC
Robery Coello, P, TOR

Called Up
Eric Fryer, C, PIT
Kip Wells, P, SDP
Scott Richmond, P, TOR
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
Martin Perez, P, TEX
Nick Vincent, P, SDP

Closer Watch
Marlins: It didn't count as a blown save, but Heath Bell allowed four earned runs in the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Cardinals, allowing St. Louis to tie the game at 6-6. The game would go into extra innings where the Marlins would ultimately lose. The big shot against Bell came on a three-run home-run off the bat of Yadier Molina. After a rough start to his Marlins career, Bell had a ten game streak without allowing a run prior to Monday's blow up.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 10-19 .526 0 2 0 2 9 .632 .571 1.203
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 6-18 .333 4 4 4 4 2 1.000 .455 1.455
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey 6-16 .375 0 0 1 5 1 .375 .524 .899
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey 12-19 .632 2 3 8 4 5 1.000 .696 1.696
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ MIN
6/27 1:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 2-18 .111 2 2 4 9 4 .444 .407 .852
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ MIN
6/27 1:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-33 .333 3 6 5 0 2 .697 .333 1.030
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero 12-37 .324 1 6 9 8 8 .541 .444 .985
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero 13-37 .351 1 2 4 4 4 .459 .415 .874
J.P. Arencibia - C TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 10-29 .345 2 2 2 3 14 .552 .406 .958
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 12-55 .218 5 8 8 6 15 .545 .295 .841
Juan Rivera - OF LAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 11-24 .458 0 2 4 2 3 .542 .500 1.042
Brandon Belt - 1B SF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley 6-15 .400 3 3 9 0 3 1.000 .400 1.400
Buster Posey - C SF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley 16-33 .485 0 3 8 2 1 .576 .514 1.090
Nate Schierholtz - OF SF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley 10-24 .417 0 5 2 1 6 .667 .440 1.107
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs PIT
6/27 7:05 PM
James McDonald 10-23 .435 0 2 3 0 3 .522 .435 .957
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-19 .368 1 1 4 1 2 .526 .400 .926
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 11-20 .550 5 5 8 2 4 1.300 .591 1.891
Yadier Molina - C STL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-15 .333 1 1 2 0 1 .533 .333 .867
Brian Bixler - SS HOU vs SD
6/27 8:05 PM
Clayton Richard 5-10 .500 0 0 0 2 0 .500 .583 1.083
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister 10-20 .500 1 4 4 1 0 .800 .524 1.324
David Murphy - OF TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister 7-19 .368 2 2 4 0 1 .684 .368 1.053
Yorvit Torrealba - C TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister 6-12 .500 0 4 0 0 0 .833 .500 1.333
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs WAS
6/27 8:40 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 6-14 .429 0 2 0 1 1 .571 .467 1.038
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Zack Greinke MIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Reds Batters 31-149 .208 4 9 16 15 50 .328 .280 .596
Andy Pettitte NYY vs CLE
6/27 1:05 PM
Indians Batters 12-61 .197 0 5 7 2 14 .297 .219 .516
Jon Lester BOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Blue Jays Batters 48-238 .202 7 16 14 22 80 .337 .269 .606
Kevin Millwood SEA vs OAK
6/27 3:40 PM
Athletics Batters 17-90 .189 2 7 13 7 18 .344 .251 .596
Jered Weaver LAA @ BAL
6/27 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 12-63 .191 1 3 6 8 12 .267 .279 .546
Roy Oswalt TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Tigers Batters 10-61 .164 1 5 5 2 13 .278 .190 .468

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 4-22 .182 0 0 4 0 8 .182 .182 .364
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 0-16 .000 0 0 0 2 9 .000 .111 .111
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 2-18 .111 0 2 0 0 6 .222 .111 .333
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN vs MIL
6/27 12:35 PM
Zack Greinke 4-26 .154 0 1 4 2 6 .192 .214 .407
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ CIN
6/27 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey 5-23 .217 0 0 1 1 5 .217 .250 .467
Jose Lopez - 3B CLE @ NYY
6/27 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-17 .176 0 2 2 1 4 .294 .211 .505
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs CLE
6/27 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 0-12 .000 0 0 1 3 6 .000 .200 .200
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs CWS
6/27 1:10 PM
Chris Sale 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero 3-18 .167 2 2 2 0 11 .500 .167 .667
Kelly Shoppach - C BOS vs TOR
6/27 1:35 PM
Ricky Romero 0-23 .000 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 3-22 .136 0 2 2 0 10 .318 .136 .455
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 4-22 .182 0 2 2 4 7 .273 .308 .580
Ben Francisco - OF TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .258
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 5-37 .135 0 1 0 1 12 .162 .158 .320
Jeff Mathis - C TOR @ BOS
6/27 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 4-19 .211 0 1 0 0 4 .263 .211 .474
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood 3-17 .176 1 2 6 1 2 .471 .222 .693
Brandon Inge - 3B OAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-37 .189 0 3 3 4 9 .297 .268 .565
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ SEA
6/27 3:40 PM
Kevin Millwood 2-21 .095 0 0 0 0 1 .095 .095 .190
Dee Gordon - SS LAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-14 .143 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .250 .393
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OF LAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-35 .200 0 0 1 2 3 .200 .243 .443
Manny Burriss - SS SF vs LAD
6/27 3:45 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .473
Brian Roberts - 2B BAL vs LAA
6/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-12 .167 0 1 0 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs PIT
6/27 7:05 PM
James McDonald 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .167 .167
Jack Wilson - SS ATL vs ARI
6/27 7:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 3-12 .250 0 0 3 0 3 .250 .250 .500
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ MIA
6/27 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 3-16 .188 0 0 1 1 1 .188 .235 .423
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ TEX
6/27 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 3-15 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .267 .200 .467
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ TEX
6/27 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 5-36 .139 1 2 3 2 9 .250 .184 .434
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister 4-26 .154 0 0 0 2 1 .154 .214 .368
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs DET
6/27 8:05 PM
Doug Fister 3-15 .200 0 2 4 2 2 .333 .294 .627
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Chad Billingsley LAD @ SF
6/27 3:45 PM
Giants Batters 59-171 .345 5 17 29 9 32 .502 .378 .879
James McDonald PIT @ Phi
6/27 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 23-69 .333 2 4 5 5 13 .432 .378 .811
Anibal Sanchez MIA vs StL
6/27 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 36-107 .336 7 10 18 15 13 .629 .418 1.047
 

Recommended Pickup
Jim Thome, 1B, PHI: He may be 41 years old and he may not be a full-time starter, but Thome can still hit and can certainly still help a fantasy team in need of a batter. Since missing the month of May due to a back injury, Thome has hit .310/.396/.714 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 16 games. The Phillies claim that they do not want to play Thome at first base. However, with Ty Wigginton hitting an abysmal .214/.243/.343 in June, the Phillies may be forced to put Thome in the field at least on occasion if they want to compete this season. Thome is more than capable of hitting more than 20 home runs this season with a .280 batting average. Be wary of limited playing time, but Thome could be a boon for some fantasy teams.

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