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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters
Phillies (Joe Blanton - R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 1:10
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Orioles (Brian Matusz - L), 1:35
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Braves (Tim Hudson - R), 1:35
Tigers (Drew Smyly - L) at Rays (Alex Cobb - R), 1:40
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 2:05
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo), 2:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 2:10
Pirates (Erik Bedard - L) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook), 2:15
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey - L), 3:07
Padres (Kip Wells - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 3:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 4:05
Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 4:10
Athletics (Travis Blackley - L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 7:05
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game:
KC/MIN, ARZ/MIL, DET/TB, SD/COL, BOS/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Henderson Alvarez, P, TOR -- (Elbow) Soreness did not slow down a seven inning and one-run effort Saturday.
David Price, P, TB -- (Back) Next start should not be in jeopardy after he stated he felt fine Saturday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN -- (Knee) Left Saturday's game with inflammation.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT -- (Wrist) Left in the seventh inning Saturday because of an injury on catch earlier in game.
Edward Mujica, P, MIA -- (Foot) Fracture suffered on Friday will keep him out for two weeks. DL stint possible.

Disabled List
Nick Johnson, 1B, BAL -- (Wrist) X-rays came back negative, and should return after All-Star break.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS -- (Illness) Resumed throwing in light workouts.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS -- (Shoulder) Will not face limited pitch count in return Saturday.
David Aardsma, P, NYY -- (Elbow) Felt tightness in rehab from Tommy John, and will consequently be shut down.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB -- (Hamstring) Cleared to resume baseball activities.
Joe Saunders, P, ARZ -- (Shoulder) Threw light bullpen session Saturday.
Ryan Dempster, P, CHC -- (Shoulder) Was pushed back from bullpen session over weekend. Now slated to have session Monday.
Nick Masset, P, CIN -- (Elbow) If progress is shown, could face live hitters soon.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL -- (Chest) Nearing rehab assignment after break.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI -- (Achilles) Played five innings at first in rehab assignment.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI -- (Shoulder) Pitching coach says Doc is slightly ahead of schedule for his return.
Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF -- (Knee) Rehab assignment will start at High-A San Jose.
Chad Tracy, 1B, WAS -- (Groin) Should return to Nationals after All-Star break.

Transactions

Placed on the DL
Mark Lowe, P, TEX (retroactive 6/26)
Kyle Farnsworth, P, TB (retroactive 6/30)
Kyle McClellan, P, STL (transferred from 15-day to 60-day DL)
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE (retroactive 6/30)

Activated from DL
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB

Activated from Suspension
Joel Peralta, P, TB

Optioned to Triple-A
Nick Hundley, C, SD
Brandon Gomes, P, TB
Cesar Ramos, P, TB
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD
Eduardo Sanchez, P, STL
Sam Freeman, P, STL
Adam Warren, P, NYY

Called Up
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD
Maikel Cleto, P, STL
Barret Browning, P, STL
D.J. Mitchell, P, NYY
Tommy Hottovy, P, KC
Cole De Vries, P, MIN
Jason Donald, 3B, CLE

Signed
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC
Shane Lindsay, P, CHW
Joe Karlik, P, KC

Closer Watch
Rangers -- Joe Nathan and Mike Adams, the Rangers' closer and setup men respectively, were unavailable against the Athletics on Friday with both having pitched the previous three games. In this case, Tanner Scheppers stepped in the ninth inning with a two-run lead, but did not leave unmarked. Scheppers, the normal seventh inning man gave up a solo shot to Chris Carter, but was able to get the last out of the game and his first save of the season. This was a rare save for Scheppers, but he figures to be a low man on the pecking order for saves going forward.

Royals -- Jonathan Broxton had a shaky ninth inning Friday against the Twins, giving up two runs while still earning a save, as his team gave him a three-run lead entering the last frame. Those two runs did make a noticeable difference for the closer's ERA, as it rose by over half a point. That normally would be a cause for concern, but Broxton has only given up five earned runs in 29.2 innings so far in 2012. Friday's performance will just be judged as a small blip, for now, on what has been a terrific first season with the Royals for Broxton.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Joe Blanton 9-22 .409 0 2 0 1 2 .500 .435 .935
Jose Reyes - SS MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Joe Blanton 8-27 .296 1 4 2 2 1 .519 .345 .863
Gaby Sanchez - 1B MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Joe Blanton 4-11 .364 0 2 5 0 2 .545 .364 .909
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-36 .167 3 6 5 1 6 .500 .189 .689
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 12-38 .316 1 4 4 3 5 .526 .366 .892
Brian Roberts - 2B BAL vs CLE
7/1 1:35 PM
Justin Masterson 9-20 .450 0 0 1 0 4 .450 .450 .900
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ NYY
7/1 2:05 PM
Phil Hughes 4-15 .267 1 1 4 6 2 .467 .476 .943
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 6-26 .231 5 6 9 0 2 .846 .231 1.077
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 12-42 .286 1 5 6 5 6 .500 .362 .862
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 13-27 .481 0 0 1 3 4 .481 .533 1.015
Russell Martin - C NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 4-13 .308 1 1 2 2 0 .538 .400 .938
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 5-16 .313 1 1 2 1 4 .500 .353 .853
Denard Span - OF MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 5-14 .357 0 1 1 5 1 .429 .526 .955
Jose Tabata - OF PIT @ STL
7/1 2:15 PM
Jake Westbrook 5-12 .417 0 3 5 2 2 .750 .500 1.250
Jeff Baker - 1B CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 13-32 .406 0 6 9 1 2 .594 .424 1.018
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-47 .149 3 3 12 3 15 .340 .200 .540
Geovany Soto - C CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 15-30 .500 5 5 6 6 7 1.000 .583 1.583
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ TOR
7/1 3:07 PM
Aaron Laffey 4-10 .400 0 3 2 0 0 .700 .400 1.100
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs LAA
7/1 3:07 PM
C.J. Wilson 5-14 .357 0 4 2 2 1 .714 .438 1.152
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ SF
7/1 4:05 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 8-15 .533 0 1 2 0 2 .600 .533 1.133
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ SF
7/1 4:05 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 5-13 .385 1 4 6 0 2 1.000 .385 1.385
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS @ SEA
7/1 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 7-15 .467 0 1 0 0 0 .533 .467 1.000
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ LAD
7/1 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 11-24 .458 0 1 0 0 2 .500 .458 .958
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ricky Nolasco MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Phillies Batters 42-222 .189 7 23 13 10 34 .365 .224 .589
Tim Hudson ATL vs WAS
7/1 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters 61-259 .236 0 8 14 13 56 .268 .272 .540
Justin Masterson CLE @ BAL
7/1 1:35 PM
Orioles Batters 28-137 .204 0 10 10 8 34 .289 .248 .537
Phil Hughes NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
White Sox Batters 18-79 .228 1 3 7 7 18 .303 .291 .594
Yovani Gallardo MIL vs ARI
7/1 2:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 19-93 .204 0 2 4 2 29 .224 .221 .445
Jason Vargas SEA vs BOS
7/1 4:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 18-68 .265 0 2 5 3 8 .283 .296 .578
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs NYM
7/1 8:05 PM
Mets Batters 23-119 .193 0 3 0 12 25 .217 .267 .484

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
John Buck - C MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Joe Blanton 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .167 .167
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA vs PHI
7/1 1:10 PM
Joe Blanton 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .091 .182
Mike Fontenot - 2B PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-12 .167 1 2 1 0 1 .500 .167 .667
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-22 .091 0 2 0 2 3 .182 .167 .348
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-35 .114 0 2 0 1 8 .171 .139 .310
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI @ MIA
7/1 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 1-10 .100 0 1 0 0 2 .200 .100 .300
Jack Wilson - SS ATL vs WAS
7/1 1:35 PM
Gio Gonzalez 3-19 .158 0 0 0 0 5 .158 .158 .316
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs CLE
7/1 1:35 PM
Justin Masterson 1-23 .043 0 1 2 3 6 .130 .154 .284
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL vs CLE
7/1 1:35 PM
Justin Masterson 0-15 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Jim Thome - 1B BAL vs CLE
7/1 1:35 PM
Justin Masterson 4-23 .174 0 1 3 2 9 .217 .240 .457
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs CLE
7/1 1:35 PM
Justin Masterson 5-25 .200 0 2 1 1 3 .280 .231 .511
Rick Ankiel - OF WAS @ ATL
7/1 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 5-25 .200 0 0 1 0 8 .200 .200 .400
Roger Bernadina - OF WAS @ ATL
7/1 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 5-25 .200 0 1 2 2 9 .240 .259 .499
Mike Morse - OF WAS @ ATL
7/1 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 9-35 .257 0 2 1 1 8 .314 .278 .592
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ ATL
7/1 1:35 PM
Tim Hudson 9-61 .148 0 1 3 2 10 .164 .175 .339
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 2-13 .154 2 2 4 0 3 .615 .154 .769
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 1-17 .059 0 0 0 0 6 .059 .059 .118
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 3-19 .158 0 0 0 0 15 .158 .158 .316
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs CWS
7/1 2:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 1-17 .059 0 0 3 0 10 .059 .059 .118
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ MIL
7/1 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-19 .105 0 0 0 1 11 .105 .150 .255
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ MIL
7/1 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-12 .167 0 2 2 0 0 .333 .167 .500
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ MIL
7/1 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 6 .200 .200 .400
Chris Young - OF ARI @ MIL
7/1 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-19 .158 0 0 0 0 6 .158 .158 .316
Billy Butler - DH KC @ MIN
7/1 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-33 .182 1 1 6 2 7 .273 .229 .501
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ MIN
7/1 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-15 .200 0 0 3 0 5 .200 .200 .400
Brayan Pena - C KC @ MIN
7/1 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-12 .250 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs ARI
7/1 2:10 PM
Josh Collmenter 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs ARI
7/1 2:10 PM
Josh Collmenter 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Drew Butera - C MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Alexi Casilla - SS MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-17 .235 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .471
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-21 .143 0 1 2 3 5 .190 .250 .440
Trevor Plouffe - SS MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-20 .200 2 2 4 0 2 .500 .200 .700
Ben Revere - OF MIN vs KC
7/1 2:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-20 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ STL
7/1 2:15 PM
Jake Westbrook 2-12 .167 0 0 0 5 1 .167 .412 .578
Casey McGehee - 3B PIT @ STL
7/1 2:15 PM
Jake Westbrook 0-17 .000 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .105 .105
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-22 .136 0 0 0 2 0 .136 .208 .345
Reed Johnson - OF CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-26 .192 0 0 2 1 10 .192 .222 .415
Joe Mather - OF CHC vs HOU
7/1 2:20 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Chris Johnson - 3B HOU @ CHC
7/1 2:20 PM
Travis Wood 4-19 .211 0 1 1 0 4 .263 .211 .474
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ CHC
7/1 2:20 PM
Travis Wood 2-14 .143 0 0 0 2 4 .143 .250 .393
Jeff Mathis - C TOR vs LAA
7/1 3:07 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-30 .133 0 1 0 1 8 .167 .161 .328
Brent Lillibridge - OF BOS @ SEA
7/1 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .333
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ SEA
7/1 4:10 PM
Jason Vargas 1-14 .071 0 0 0 1 0 .071 .133 .205
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs NYM
7/1 8:05 PM
Dillon Gee 0-10 .000 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .333 .333
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs NYM
7/1 8:05 PM
Dillon Gee 2-13 .154 0 2 2 0 6 .308 .154 .462
Ike Davis - 1B NYM @ LAD
7/1 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 3 .167 .083 .250
Andres Torres - OF NYM @ LAD
7/1 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-32 .063 0 0 0 2 11 .063 .118 .180
Justin Turner - 2B NYM @ LAD
7/1 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 3-17 .176 0 0 0 3 2 .176 .300 .476
David Wright - 3B NYM @ LAD
7/1 8:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-13 .077 0 1 0 5 4 .154 .333 .487
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jake Westbrook STL vs Pit
7/1 2:15 PM
Pirates Batters 26-107 .243 0 6 13 18 13 .316 .352 .668
C.J. Wilson LAA @ Tor
7/1 3:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 26-81 .321 4 14 19 14 15 .637 .421 1.058
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs Cin
7/1 4:05 PM
Reds Batters 32-81 .395 1 6 21 10 10 .505 .462 .967
 


Recommended Pickup

Jeff Baker, UTIL, CHC -- It may be a stretch to make a recommendation on a guy that is in no guarantee to play, but who is Cubs manager Dale Sveum to keep out a guy that has a .400+ average and 1.000+ OPS against any pitcher? That guy happens to be the utility man extraordinaire Jeff Baker, who owns Houston's starter on Sunday, Wandy Rodriguez. Baker is eligible to play at 1B, 2B, and even possibly an OF spot in certain leagues, which makes him a valuable asset to hold onto if he happens to get regular playing time. For the mean time, if you are in a close weekly matchup, and Baker gets his due and is in the starting lineup against Rodriguez, why not pick him up in what one could call an offensive spot start?

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