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Tuesday Lineup Card: Are You Segura-bout Your Shortstop?

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Twins (Sam Deduno - R) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 7:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Mariners (Blake Beavan - R) at Orioles (Zach Britton - L), 7:05
Rangers (Ryan Dempster - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L) at Rays (James Shields - R), 7:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 8:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 10:05

NL
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 7:05
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 7:10
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - R), 8:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Brewers (Mike Fiers - R), 8:10
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R), 8:15
Cubs (TBA) at Padres (Ross Ohlendorf - R), 10:05
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET - Played DH and had two hits, including a home run, on Sunday.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA - (Elbow) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Chris Sale, P, CHW - (Arm) After Monday, Sale's next start will come on Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Back) Was scratched from the lineup on Monday with back stiffness.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KCR - (Knee) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Roberto Hernandez, P, CLE - (Suspension) Will make one more minor league start before rejoining the major league club.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Wrist) Cespedes injured his wrist on Friday and was not expected to play on Monday.

NL
Todd Helton, 1B, COL - (Hip) Will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Elbow) Out indefinitely with a stress reaction in his elbow.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Personal) Was not in the lineup on Monday.

Disabled List
AL
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Could be activated in September, if only to act as a pinch runner.
Mark Lowe, P, TEX - (Abdomen) Was scheduled for another rehab appearance on Monday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX - (Ribs) Is expected to throw from the mound later this week.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hand) X-Rays late last week showed his broken hand is healing properly and he remains on pace for a September return.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Is back to riding a stationary bike as his swelling has gone down.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET - (Thumb) After the Tigers acquired Jeff Baker, the team is not expected to rush Raburn back from injury.
Luke Scott, DH, TBR - (Oblique) Took 30 swings in batting practice on Sunday.
Jeff Niemann, P, TBR - (Leg) Will begin a four-start rehab assignment on Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.
Rich Hill, P, BOS - (Elbow) Threw a bullpen session Sunday and should begin a rehab assignment soon.
Scott Downs, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Will begin a throwing program on Monday.
Jim Thome, DH, BAL - (Neck) Will miss at least 30 days.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Back) Could begin a rehab assignment in approximately two weeks.
Nick Johnson, 1B, BAL - (Wrist) Will likely miss the remainder of the season.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder Monday.
Stu Pomeranz, P, BAL - (Oblique) Suffered a setback in his throwing program on Monday.
Scott Sizemore, 3B, OAK - (Knee) He from a tee on Monday for the first time since undergoing surgery in March.

NL
Jair Jurrjens, P, ATL - (Groin) Was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
Jason Castro, C, HOU - (Knee) Was expected to continue his rehab assignment in Triple-A Oklahoma on Monday.
Juan Cruz, P, PIT - (Elbow) Will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Monday.
Shaun Marcum, P, MIL - (Elbow) Will make a rehab start on Thursday at Low-A Wisconsin.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Did extensive running and agility drills on Monday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL
Raul Valdes, P, PHI

Placed on DL
Henry Blanco, C, ARI
Mark DeRosa, OF, WAS
Todd Helton, 1B, COL

Designated for Assignment
Tony Gwynn, OF, LAD
Atahualpa Severino, P, WAS
Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B, KCR

Optioned to Triple-A
Will Rhymes, 2B, TBR
Danny Worth, 2B, DET
Hector Luna, 1B, PHI
Fabio Martinez, P, CLE
Carlos Maldonado, C, WAS
Jesse Chavez, P, TOR

Called Up
Tony Abreu, 2B, KCR
Francisley Bueno, P, KCR
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN
Jerry Sands, OF, LAD

Claimed Off Waivers
Wil Nieves, C, ARI
Jose Mijares, P, SFG
Cesar Izturis, SS, MIL
Fabio Martinez, P, CLE

Closer Watch
Giants: San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy has said that the team will now be going with a full-on "closer by committee" approach. Santiago Casilla stumbled some in July with four blown saves and a 6.23 ERA. However, he held opponents scoreless in six of his last seven appearances. For now, it is expected that Casilla, Sergio Romo, and Jeremy Affeldt will all see save opportunities. The latter two may be more likely in the near future as Casilla appears to also be suffering from blisters on his hand.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ PIT
8/7 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 3-10 .300 1 2 1 1 0 .800 .364 1.164
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ PHI
8/7 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 10-34 .294 2 6 7 7 7 .588 .415 1.003
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs NYY
8/7 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 7-14 .500 3 4 6 0 1 1.214 .533 1.748
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs NYY
8/7 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 5-12 .417 0 2 3 0 2 .583 .462 1.045
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 5-11 .455 0 1 1 0 0 .545 .455 1.000
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-10 .300 1 1 4 2 2 .600 .417 1.017
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS vs TEX
8/7 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-14 .143 2 2 2 3 4 .571 .294 .866
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ BOS
8/7 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 6-12 .500 1 3 2 1 2 1.000 .538 1.538
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ BOS
8/7 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 9-26 .346 1 3 2 2 3 .538 .393 .931
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-10 .300 0 1 3 3 1 .400 .462 .862
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 7-30 .233 3 4 5 4 4 .567 .324 .890
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 11-27 .407 2 2 4 2 4 .630 .467 1.096
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 6-16 .375 0 1 3 2 1 .438 .444 .882
Billy Butler - DH KC @ CWS
8/7 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 7-18 .389 3 3 5 3 6 .889 .476 1.365
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs CIN
8/7 8:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 7-24 .292 3 3 4 1 6 .667 .370 1.037
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs CIN
8/7 8:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-13 .385 0 1 2 1 1 .538 .400 .938
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL vs CIN
8/7 8:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 8-27 .296 2 4 6 6 4 .593 .472 1.065
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs SF
8/7 8:15 PM
Barry Zito 14-41 .341 1 5 2 6 7 .512 .426 .938
Yadier Molina - C STL vs SF
8/7 8:15 PM
Barry Zito 5-13 .385 0 0 1 3 1 .385 .500 .885
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs SF
8/7 8:15 PM
Barry Zito 7-12 .583 0 3 4 0 0 .833 .583 1.417
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ SD
8/7 10:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 3-12 .250 0 2 0 1 0 .583 .308 .891
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ SD
8/7 10:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 4-12 .333 1 3 4 1 0 .833 .400 1.233
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ OAK
8/7 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 5-11 .455 1 3 2 1 2 .909 .500 1.409
 
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
Phil Hughes NYY @ DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 18-60 .300 3 6 11 1 15 .492 .322 .814
James Shields TB vs TOR
8/7 7:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters 13-72 .181 2 4 4 0 16 .292 .181 .472
Bruce Chen KC @ CWS
8/7 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 38-172 .221 5 8 19 13 30 .334 .286 .620

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ PIT
8/7 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 1 .231 .143 .374
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PHI
8/7 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 8-50 .160 2 4 5 4 15 .320 .232 .552
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .282
Cody Ross - OF BOS vs TEX
8/7 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-15 .133 0 2 1 1 6 .333 .188 .521
Andres Torres - OF NYM vs MIA
8/7 7:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 1-10 .100 1 1 2 1 0 .400 .182 .582
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ BOS
8/7 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 3-19 .158 2 2 3 2 3 .474 .238 .712
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ TB
8/7 7:10 PM
James Shields 3-15 .200 1 2 1 0 4 .467 .200 .667
Jeff Mathis - C TOR @ TB
8/7 7:10 PM
James Shields 2-14 .143 0 0 1 0 6 .143 .143 .286
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 5 .067 .063 .129
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-16 .125 0 0 1 0 1 .125 .125 .250
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 0-17 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .105 .105
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs KC
8/7 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 4-30 .133 0 0 2 1 8 .133 .182 .315
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CWS
8/7 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 5 .250 .250 .500
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs LAA
8/7 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-13 .154 0 1 3 2 4 .231 .313 .543
Adam Rosales - 2B OAK vs LAA
8/7 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .250 .350
Jemile Weeks - 2B OAK vs LAA
8/7 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .400
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeff Karstens PIT vs Ari
8/7 7:05 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 25-78 .321 2 9 7 5 11 .500 .360 .859
Jon Lester BOS vs Tex
8/7 7:10 PM
Rangers Batters 39-122 .320 6 14 14 8 18 .540 .366 .907
Barry Zito SF @ StL
8/7 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 46-151 .305 4 16 22 18 26 .464 .379 .843
 

Recommended Pickup
Jean Segura, SS, MIL: As of Monday afternoon, there are just eight qualified shortstops with a .700 OPS or better and just one qualified shortstop above an .800 OPS. Injuries and ineffectiveness have devastated this position and, for the most part, it has been a wasteland in fantasy baseball. Jean Segura very well could be an improvement at shortstop for many teams.

Segura, the main prize for the Brewers in the Zack Greinke trade, has hit .433/500/.533 in eight games for Double-A Huntsville since his arrival in the organization. Overall on the season, he has hit .304/.358/.413 in 452 Double-A plate appearances. The 22-year-old certainly has power potential, though he has not yet realized it in the minors. In addition, he has very good speed despite a stocky build, with 37 stolen bases this season and a career high of 50 stolen bases set back in 2010. The Brewers have been more free with their base running recently, and Segura could see a lot of stolen base attempts.

Segura could help teams with steals, average, and runs and could possibly throw in a few home runs as well. My only caution would be to remember that he is moving up from Double-A and has never played in Triple-A so he could come out of the gates a bit slow. Still, it"s a near certainty that the Brewers will let him play out the year at shortstop, and he could end up being very valuable at a very weak fantasy position.

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