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Tuesday Lineup Card: Head Turner

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Angels (TBA) at Tigers (Jacob Turner - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 7:05
White Sox (Philip Humber - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Indians (Josh Tomlin - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10
Orioles (Zach Britton - L) at Twins (Samuel Deduno - R), 8:10
Mariners (TBA) at Royals (Everett Teaford - L), 8:10
Rangers (Roy Oswalt - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 10:05

NL
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Bauer - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 7:10
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:10
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 8:05
Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 8:10
Pirates (Erik Bedard - L) at Rockies (Christian Friedrich - L), 8:40
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Padres (Ross Ohlendorf - R), 10:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Dodgers (TBA), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, BOS - (Back) Returned to the lineup on Sunday.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Was not available on Sunday due to a sore hamstring.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW - (Forearm) MRI came back negative on Sunday.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX - (Quadriceps) Is expected to play on Tuesday after reported improvement on Sunday.
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET - (Neck) Was scheduled to see a neck specialist on Monday.
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA - (Groin) Was back in the starting lineup on Monday.

NL
Jonathan Herrera, SS, COL - (Shoulder) Has a sore right shoulder.
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD - (Elbow) MRI revealed inflammation and he was scheduled to have another MRI on Monday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS - (Oblique) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI - (Hamstring) Hopes to be ready to play on Tuesday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Had minor surgery on his miniscus and will be out for 3-4 weeks.

Disabled List
AL
Mark Lowe, P, TEX - (Abdomen) Could throw from a mound later this week.
Felipe Paulino, P, KCR - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Monday.
Al Alburquerque, P, DET - (Elbow) Has yet to begin a minor league rehab assignment.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR - (Oblique) Scheduled for a mound session on Monday after positive workouts on Friday and Saturday.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Can now play catch.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said Gardner "came up sore" on Monday.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Underwent successful knee surgery on Monday.
Luis Perez, P, TOR - (Elbow) Will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TBR - (Hamstring) Will likely travel with the Rays on their upcoming road trip.
Vernon Wells, OF, ANA - (Thumb) Scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA - (Wrist) Threw to bases during a workout on Monday.

NL
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Chest) Will throw a simulated two-inning game on Tuesday.
Kyle Weiland, P, HOU - (Shoulder) Not expected to return this season.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Ankle) Will return to Houston for further evaluation on his ankle.
Jason Castro, C, HOU - (Knee) Trip to the DL is expected to be a short one.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL - (Shoulder) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Monday.
Micah Owings, P, SDP - (Forearm) Is contemplating having season-ending surgery.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL - (Hand) Has been practicing blocking pitches in the dirt.
Juan Nicasio, P, COL - (Knee) Had arthroscopic surgery on Monday.

Transactions

Activated from Paternity List
Jim Miller, P, OAK

Activated from DL
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX
Alex Presley, OF, PIT

Placed on DL
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL

Designated for Assignment
Brent Lillibridge, OF, BOS

Optioned to Triple-A
Matt Hague, 1B, PIT
Maikel Cleto, P, STL
Miles Mikolas, P, SDP
Pedro Figueroa, P, OAK
Steve Johnson, P, BAL
Dana Eveland, P, BAL

Called Up
Trevor Rosenthal, P, STL
Nick Vincent, P, SDP
Chris Tillman, P, BAL

Free Agent Signings
Nate Robertson, P, TOR

Closer Watch
Yankees - Mariano Rivera's rehab doctor believes the reliever could return this season. Rivera, who has been out since May 3 with a torn ACL, reportedly suffered only a partial tear and has been recovering quickly. However, Yankee's GM Brian Cashman reiterated on Monday that, "in terms of 2012, [Rivera]'s out".

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TOR
7/17 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 6-19 .316 1 2 3 1 4 .526 .364 .890
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs TOR
7/17 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 4-14 .286 1 2 3 2 2 .571 .333 .904
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TOR
7/17 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 5-18 .278 1 4 1 7 4 .611 .480 1.091
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs SF
7/17 7:10 PM
Barry Zito 6-20 .300 1 3 2 1 1 .550 .333 .883
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ BOS
7/17 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 4-12 .333 1 1 4 3 2 .583 .467 1.050
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs MIA
7/17 8:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 4-19 .211 2 3 2 3 2 .579 .318 .897
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ MIL
7/17 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 11-34 .324 3 7 9 4 2 .706 .395 1.101
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ OAK
7/17 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 17-51 .333 4 10 13 1 6 .686 .340 1.026
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ OAK
7/17 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 15-42 .357 1 4 1 3 4 .500 .400 .900
Adam Kennedy - 2B LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 10-28 .357 0 3 2 1 8 .464 .400 .864
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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CC Sabathia NYY vs TOR
7/17 7:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 10-86 .116 0 4 3 6 19 .165 .174 .339
Barry Zito SF @ ATL
7/17 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 14-66 .212 2 6 4 5 15 .358 .267 .626
Randy Wolf MIL vs STL
7/17 8:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 31-163 .190 5 19 22 15 30 .370 .261 .632
Roy Halladay PHI @ LAD
7/17 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 37-157 .236 1 7 6 4 47 .299 .265 .563

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
7/17 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 2 .286 .200 .486
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ NYY
7/17 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .083 .083
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ NYY
7/17 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-22 .091 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .130 .221
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ NYY
7/17 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-12 .167 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Geoff Blum - 3B ARI @ CIN
7/17 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 2-13 .154 1 1 3 2 1 .385 .294 .679
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ BOS
7/17 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .250 .350
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ ATL
7/17 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens 2-24 .083 0 1 2 3 6 .125 .185 .310
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ MIL
7/17 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 3-27 .111 0 2 1 6 6 .185 .273 .458
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ MIL
7/17 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-27 .074 0 0 1 0 7 .074 .074 .148
Marco Scutaro - SS COL vs PIT
7/17 8:40 PM
Erik Bedard 2-16 .125 0 0 1 0 5 .125 .125 .250
Bobby Abreu - OF LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 7-37 .189 0 1 0 0 14 .216 .211 .427
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 4 .188 .235 .423
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 3-22 .136 0 0 0 1 8 .136 .174 .310
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 0-14 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs PHI
7/17 10:10 PM
Roy Halladay 4-18 .222 0 1 0 0 5 .278 .222 .500
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Bartolo Colon OAK vs Tex
7/17 10:05 PM
Rangers Batters 37-121 .306 6 15 17 5 17 .525 .330 .855
 

Recommended Pickup
Jacob Turner, P, DET: Generally, in fantasy baseball it can be much more difficult to find a viable pitching option compared to position players. Picking up Baseball-America's 21s ranked prospect entering 2012 (and a Top-26 prospect three years running) could be a good way to shore your pitching up. This rings especially true when he could potentially earn a full-time spot in a major league rotation soon. Turner was one of the top ranked arms in a 2009 draft class that included Zack Wheeler, Mike Minor, Drew Storen, Aaron Crow, Shelby Miller, Alex White and number one pick Stephen Strasburg, among others. The 21-year-old has pitched very well in three minor league seasons, with a 3.21 minor league ERA. That includes a 3.16 ERA in 10 Triple-A starts in 2012. His strikeout numbers haven't been great, though they should improve as he gets older and continues to develop. Even without major strikeout numbers, Turner entices a lot of ground balls. His arsenal features a 90-93 MPH fastball that can reach 95 on the radar gun along with a changeup and a curveball, both of which have been rated highly by scouts. Turner made a spot start earlier in the season, throwing five innings of one-run ball against the St. Louis Cardinals. With Drew Smyly being placed on the DL, Turner has been called up and will get another chance to impress when he starts for the Tigers on Tuesday. He should be a mainstay in Detroit's rotation soon.

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