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Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Yankees (David Phelps - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 3:10
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Indians (Derek Lowe - R), 4:05
Red Sox (Franklin Morales - L) at Athletics (A.J. Griffin - R), 4:05
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Mariners (Hector Noesi - R), 4:10
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Royals (Luis Mendoza - R) at Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R), 7:07
Rangers (Scott Feldman - R) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R), 7:10

NL
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R), 11:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Mets (Chris Young - R), 1:10
Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 1:35
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 4:10
Cubs (Paul Maholm - L) at Braves (Randall Delgado - R), 7:10
Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 7:15
Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 9:10
Padres (Jason Marquis - R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 9:40

Day Game After Night Game: Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Athletics, Orioles, Mariners, Giants, Nationals, Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Pirates

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Max Scherzer, P, DET - (Hamstring) Manager Jim Leyland believes Scherzer will be OK to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.
Hideki Matsui, OF, TBR - (Hamstring) Says his leg is feeling better.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

NL
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Back) Received electronic stimulation to calm down his back spasms on Monday and will still likely be out for several days.
Christian Friedrich, P, COL - (Calf) Next turn in rotation will be pushed back to Thursday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Knee) Scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup due to knee soreness.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, MIA - (Knee) Scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup due to knee soreness.
Chris Johnson, 3B, HOU - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Upper Body) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Leg) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD - (Ankle) Scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM - (Hand) Scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup.

Disabled List
AL
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Could move his rehabilitation to Double-A after one more game for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS - (Toe) Ran in the outfield prior to Monday's game and is preparing for a rehab outing.
Rich Hill, P, BOS - (Elbow) Played long toss from 120 for the second straight day on Monday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY - (Groin) Played catch on Monday.
Jerome Williams, P, LAA - (Chest) Expected to make a second rehab start on Friday.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS - (Ankle) Left Monday's game with a twisted Ankle.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET - (Achilles) Unlikely to be cleared for baseball activities in the next two weeks.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL - (Back) Will likely be activated from his rehab assignment after the All-Star break.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Will make a second rehab start on Friday.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Knee) Is expecting to play on Wednesday against the Angels.
Matt Joyce, OF, TBR - (Back) Will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday.
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA - (Thumb) Played catch on Tuesday for the first time since surgery in late May.

NL
Juan Nicasio, P, COL - (Knee) Will throw a simulated game on Thursday.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Chest) Says he feels stronger now than he has all season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Achilles) Was expected to play innings in the field on Tuesday in Triple-A.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA - (Thumb) Could begin a rehab assignment as soon as Wednesday.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Knee) Was running on the field before Monday's batting practice.
Matt Guerrier, P, LAD - (Elbow) Played catch on the field Sunday.
Drew Storen, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will begin a rehab assignment on July 5.
Joe Saunders, P, ARI - (Shoulder) Will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Will have season-ending surgery.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Threw a more strenuous bullpen session on Tuesday.
Kyle McClellan, P, STL - (Elbow) Threw on Tuesday and said his elbow felt great.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Shoulder) Will begin his rehab on Wednesday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Bartolo Colon, P, OAK

Placed on DL
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS

Released
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS

Designated for assignment
David Pauley, P, TOR
Brian Fuentes, P, OAK
Matt Young, OF, DET

Called Up
Andrew Carpenter, P, TOR
Darin Downs, P, DET
Gorkys Hernandez, OF, PIT
Jose Ortega, P, DET
Cole De Vries, P, MIN
Chris Volstad, P, CHC

Optioned to Triple-A
Luis Marte, P, DET
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT
Danny Worth, 2B, DET
Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
Casey Coleman, P, CHI

Closer Watch
Nationals - Drew Storen will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday. He will make four appearances in the minors before making his return to the major league roster. The idea of Storen pitching in a setup role has been tossed around, as Tyler Clippard has pitched very well in the Washington closer spot, with a 1.83 ERA on the year, and no earned runs and just two hits given up in 16 appearances since claiming the role. However, Storen could still reclaim his spot at the top of the Nationals' bullpen.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ NYM
7/4 1:10 PM
Chris Young 4-13 .308 2 3 5 1 3 .846 .357 1.203
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Kevin Correia 5-11 .455 0 2 2 0 1 .636 .455 1.091
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ TB
7/4 3:10 PM
David Price 3-10 .300 2 2 4 2 0 .900 .417 1.317
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ TB
7/4 3:10 PM
David Price 5-20 .250 1 3 4 4 4 .550 .375 .925
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ TB
7/4 3:10 PM
David Price 5-14 .357 1 2 2 5 3 .643 .526 1.169
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-10 .400 0 1 2 2 2 .500 .462 .962
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ CLE
7/4 4:05 PM
Derek Lowe 5-17 .294 2 2 5 1 2 .647 .333 .980
Maicer Izturis - 3B LAA @ CLE
7/4 4:05 PM
Derek Lowe 6-13 .462 0 2 1 0 0 .615 .462 1.077
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ CLE
7/4 4:05 PM
Derek Lowe 9-25 .360 1 3 9 2 3 .560 .407 .967
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs MIN
7/4 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 4-17 .235 2 2 3 2 2 .588 .316 .904
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 16-45 .356 3 6 9 9 8 .622 .463 1.085
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 9-33 .273 2 6 4 5 8 .576 .368 .944
Denard Span - OF MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 13-34 .382 0 3 0 0 2 .500 .382 .882
David Ross - C ATL vs CHC
7/4 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 6-21 .286 2 2 5 4 6 .571 .400 .971
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs TEX
7/4 7:10 PM
Scott Feldman 5-14 .357 2 4 5 2 1 .929 .412 1.341
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ STL
7/4 7:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-13 .385 0 2 1 0 2 .538 .385 .923
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN @ LAD
7/4 9:10 PM
Aaron Harang 11-30 .367 3 4 8 0 6 .700 .367 1.067
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs SD
7/4 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 3-10 .300 2 3 6 1 1 1.000 .333 1.333
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI vs SD
7/4 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 6-19 .316 1 2 4 3 1 .526 .409 .935
Chris Young - OF ARI vs SD
7/4 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 5-19 .263 3 4 6 0 2 .789 .263 1.052
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Chris Young NYM vs PHI
7/4 1:10 PM
Phillies Batters 18-87 .207 2 5 7 9 12 .310 .281 .591
Ervin Santana LAA @ CLE
7/4 4:05 PM
Indians Batters 32-145 .221 2 12 16 13 29 .338 .289 .628
Brian Duensing MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 15-78 .192 4 7 12 8 9 .389 .276 .666

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ NYM
7/4 1:10 PM
Chris Young 4-26 .154 0 0 1 2 1 .154 .214 .368
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ NYM
7/4 1:10 PM
Chris Young 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .421
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ NYM
7/4 1:10 PM
Chris Young 3-15 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .267 .200 .467
Chris Snyder - C HOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Kevin Correia 3-18 .167 0 2 0 3 7 .278 .286 .564
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ TB
7/4 3:10 PM
David Price 2-16 .125 0 0 0 0 6 .125 .125 .250
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ TB
7/4 3:10 PM
David Price 3-19 .158 0 1 1 2 1 .211 .273 .484
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-16 .125 0 1 2 2 3 .250 .263 .513
Johnny Damon - DH CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Ervin Santana 5-26 .192 1 1 3 4 4 .308 .290 .598
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 3 .250 .167 .417
Jose Lopez - 3B CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Ervin Santana 12-54 .222 1 4 6 1 10 .333 .250 .583
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ MIL
7/4 4:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-13 .154 0 0 1 2 7 .154 .250 .404
Ryan Raburn - 2B DET vs MIN
7/4 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 2-16 .125 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .176 .301
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 1-11 .091 0 0 1 2 3 .091 .286 .377
Alexi Casilla - SS MIN @ DET
7/4 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-14 .143 0 0 1 1 3 .143 .188 .331
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs TEX
7/4 7:10 PM
Scott Feldman 3-16 .188 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .188 .438
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs TEX
7/4 7:10 PM
Scott Feldman 2-10 .200 1 1 2 2 3 .500 .333 .833
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ LAD
7/4 9:10 PM
Aaron Harang 5-31 .161 0 3 3 1 5 .258 .212 .470
Will Venable - OF SD @ ARI
7/4 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Derek Lowe CLE vs LAA
7/4 4:05 PM
Angels Batters 25-79 .316 3 7 16 3 8 .485 .341 .826
Jason Marquis SD @ Ari
7/4 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 27-92 .294 8 14 24 9 11 .641 .358 .999
 

Recommended Pickup
Yasmani Grandal, C, SDP - We've talked about Salvador Perez a couple of times in this section, and he has been a hot topic in the MLB. Yasmani Grandal might be even better. Grandal was fantastic in his brief minor league career, with a .314/.415/.521 career minor league line. He advanced quickly, playing in just eight games in 2010, then moving from High-A to Triple-A in 2011. He OPS'd .963 with a .335 batting average in 53 games this season in Triple-A. He's now a part of the Padres' major league roster and, like Perez, is off to a blistering start. In four games, he has a .289 average and already has hit three home runs. Grandal, Baseball-America's #53 prospect entering 2012 and a big part of the Mat Latos trade, is the real deal. His defense is still iffy at best, but that won't matter for fantasy purposes. If you need catching help, there are a myriad of options. Grandal might be the best of those.

Other Recent Recommendations: Salvador Perez, Jim Thome, Jeff Baker, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee

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C: Yasmani Grandal ($5,783)
1B: Anthony Rizzo ($6,625)
2B: Aaron Hill ($8,285)
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UT: Chris Carter ($5,223)
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