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Wednesday Lineup Card: What Can Brown Do For You?

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 12:05
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 1:35
Angels (Zack Greinke - R) at Athletics (Dan Straily - R), 3:35
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:05
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R) at Rays (Alex Cobb - R), 7:10
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 8:10

NL
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 2:10
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 6:35
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R), 7:05
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Mets (Chris Young - R), 7:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Astros (Armando Galarraga - R), 8:05
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 8:15
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: Twins, Indians, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds, Brewers, Angels, Athletics

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Justin Verlander, P, DET - (Calf) Was reportedly fine after being struck in the calf by a hit ball on Monday.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR - (Ribs) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Joe Nathan, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Received a cortisone shot in his shoulder after throwing 62 pitches over two days last week.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (OF) Expects to return to the lineup by Wednesday or Friday.
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA - (Elbow) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, CHW - (Knee) Was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday.

NL
Rob Johnson, C, NYM - (Hand) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
Drew Hutchison, P, TOR - (Elbow) Will require Tommy John surgery on his elbow.
Carlos Carrasco, P, CLE - (Elbow) Continues to throw bullpen sessions and could enter game situations in September.
Dustin McGowan, P, TOR - (Shoulder) Will have arthroscopic surgery on Thursday.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS - (Thumb) Will pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on both Wednesday and Thursday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) Will play through back discomfort for the rest of 2012 and hopes to be 100 percent for 2013.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET - (Thumb) May re-join the team once rosters expand on Sept. 1.
Scott Atchison, P, BOS - (Elbow) Will try to treat his UCL tear with rest and rehab rather than undergo Tommy John surgery.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Was on the field for a workout Tuesday afternoon.
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR - (Wrist) Will have another MRI as he continues to experience discomfort.
Jason Fraser, P, TOR - (Forearm) Resumed throwing recently, but still has no timetable for a return.

NL
Dillon Gee, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG - (Hamstring) Went through an intense running workout on Tuesday.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA - (Knee) Marlins believe that Morrison will not need surgery.

Transactions
Activated from DL
Cliff Pennington, SS, OAK
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA
Evan Longoria, 3B, TBR

Placed on DL
Jordan Schafer, OF, HOU
Donnie Murphy, 3B, MIA

Designated for Assignment
Brooks Conrad, 2B, TBR
Juan Abreu, P, HOU
Jose Lopez, 2B, CLE

Optioned to Triple-A
Pedro Figueroa, P, OAK
Elvin Ramirez, P, METS

Called Up
Brandon Barnes, OF, HOU
Garrett Olson, P, NYM
Indians, P, Frank Herrmann

Closer Watch

Nationals: Tyler Clippard blew his fourth game of the season on Monday, allowing a run on a hit and a walk while securing three strikeouts. This is the second consecutive appearance and third of five outings where he has given up an earned run. In addition, Clippard had a rough July with a 5.79 ERA in 14 innings. Drew Storen also struggled some on Monday, walking two batters while getting just one batter out. Storen has only given up an earned run in one of his 10 appearances since returning from the disabled list. If Clippard continues to struggle, there remains a distinct possibility of a closer change in Washington.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs MIN
8/8 12:05 PM
Brian Duensing 5-15 .333 1 2 4 2 3 .600 .412 1.012
Shelley Duncan - OF CLE vs MIN
8/8 12:05 PM
Brian Duensing 3-10 .300 0 2 2 1 2 .500 .364 .864
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ CLE
8/8 12:05 PM
Justin Masterson 6-18 .333 1 3 5 1 1 .611 .368 .980
Denard Span - OF MIN @ CLE
8/8 12:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-17 .294 1 2 1 5 2 .529 .455 .984
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 6-14 .429 2 2 6 2 3 .857 .500 1.357
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ MIL
8/8 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 9-22 .409 2 4 2 3 6 .773 .500 1.273
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ MIL
8/8 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 8-26 .308 2 3 5 1 4 .577 .333 .910
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK vs LAA
8/8 3:35 PM
Zack Greinke 3-10 .300 2 3 4 2 6 1.000 .417 1.417
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ PIT
8/8 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 9-24 .375 0 3 2 2 2 .542 .423 .965
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ PIT
8/8 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 14-39 .359 1 5 2 1 6 .538 .375 .913
Chris Young - OF ARI @ PIT
8/8 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 11-43 .256 4 5 7 5 11 .558 .333 .891
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ PHI
8/8 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 5-10 .500 1 1 2 0 2 .800 .500 1.300
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ PHI
8/8 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 7-21 .333 2 5 6 3 3 .762 .417 1.179
Brian McCann - C ATL @ PHI
8/8 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 8-25 .320 1 2 1 4 0 .480 .414 .894
Martin Prado - OF ATL @ PHI
8/8 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 7-12 .583 1 1 3 0 1 .833 .583 1.417
Lew Ford - OF BAL vs SEA
8/8 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 4-14 .286 1 2 3 1 1 .643 .333 .976
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs NYY
8/8 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 9-16 .563 2 3 11 4 3 1.000 .591 1.591
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs NYY
8/8 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-14 .286 1 3 2 0 7 .714 .286 1.000
Gerald Laird - C DET vs NYY
8/8 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 8-17 .471 1 3 4 2 2 .765 .526 1.291
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs ATL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 17-52 .327 6 8 14 10 8 .712 .429 1.140
Laynce Nix - OF PHI vs ATL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 7-21 .333 1 2 4 1 5 .524 .364 .887
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT vs ARI
8/8 7:05 PM
Ian Kennedy 4-10 .400 1 3 2 0 2 .900 .400 1.300
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ BAL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tommy Hunter 5-12 .417 0 0 1 2 1 .417 .500 .917
Jeff Keppinger - 2B TB vs TOR
8/8 7:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 5-12 .417 0 1 0 3 1 .500 .533 1.033
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-15 .267 2 2 5 0 2 .667 .353 1.020
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 7-29 .241 3 5 4 2 4 .621 .281 .902
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-25 .320 1 4 3 0 1 .560 .320 .880
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 12-38 .316 2 4 5 2 2 .526 .366 .892
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-43 .256 3 6 6 5 8 .535 .347 .882
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ LAD
8/8 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 10-18 .556 1 3 5 4 4 .889 .636 1.525
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Matt Harrison TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 14-65 .215 0 3 7 2 15 .259 .234 .493
Zack Greinke LAA @ OAK
8/8 3:35 PM
Athletics Batters 21-94 .223 4 9 10 10 25 .413 .298 .711

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs MIN
8/8 12:05 PM
Brian Duensing 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .091 .364
Drew Butera - C MIN @ CLE
8/8 12:05 PM
Justin Masterson 0-12 .000 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .143 .143
Ben Revere - OF MIN @ CLE
8/8 12:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-16 .250 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Mike Aviles - 2B BOS vs TEX
8/8 1:35 PM
Matt Harrison 1-13 .077 0 0 1 0 2 .077 .077 .154
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .333 .533
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 4-23 .174 0 1 0 1 10 .217 .208 .426
Mike Napoli - C TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 2-12 .167 1 2 1 1 4 .500 .231 .731
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ BOS
8/8 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 4-24 .167 1 1 3 1 4 .292 .192 .484
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN @ MIL
8/8 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-11 .182 0 2 0 0 2 .364 .182 .545
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ MIL
8/8 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-11 .182 0 0 1 5 5 .182 .438 .619
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ PIT
8/8 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 12-50 .240 1 4 6 1 7 .380 .255 .635
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ PHI
8/8 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 2 .091 .231 .322
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs NYY
8/8 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-17 .059 0 1 1 3 5 .118 .190 .308
Delmon Young - OF DET vs NYY
8/8 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-18 .167 0 1 0 0 5 .222 .167 .389
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs ATL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 12-64 .188 1 7 4 4 5 .375 .235 .610
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs ATL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 6-28 .214 0 2 3 1 9 .286 .241 .527
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ BAL
8/8 7:05 PM
Tommy Hunter 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ NYM
8/8 7:10 PM
Chris Young 1-12 .083 0 1 2 0 4 .250 .083 .333
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS @ HOU
8/8 8:05 PM
Armando Galarraga 2-10 .200 0 0 0 3 0 .200 .385 .585
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs KC
8/8 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 1-19 .053 0 1 0 4 3 .105 .217 .323
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ LAD
8/8 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 4 .235 .222 .458
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs Atl
8/8 7:05 PM
Braves Batters 37-121 .306 6 12 18 11 14 .501 .364 .864
 

Recommended Pickup

Domonic Brown, OF, PHI: Prior to 2011--his rookie season--Dominic Brown was Baseball-America's #4 ranked prospect. The only three players considered bigger prospects were Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, and Jesus Montero. Behind him were even more big-name prospects. After some struggles earlier in his career, Brown is back in the major leagues and has been hitting well.

He received his first shot in the majors last season, when he started in Philadelphia's outfield from late-May to late-July. Over that 54-game stretch, Brown hit .246/.335/.393 and didn't do a whole lot to impress Phillies' management. However, there were signs of life in July as he hit .296/.398/.366 in 20 games that month. However, after the team traded for Hunter Pence, there was no room on the roster for Brown. He was optioned back to Triple-A, where he remained until a little over a week ago.

To be honest, Brown hasn't exactly hit like a top-five prospect in Triple-A this year. He hasn't been bad, with a .286/.335/.432 line, but he hasn't been great. At least, he wasn't until he returned from a knee injury on July 16. From that day until he was called up to the majors, Brown hit .375 over 13 games. Some of that success has continued into the majors where he has been hitting .286.

He will be given the opportunity to prove himself in a starting role the rest of the season as the team traded away Pence and Shane Victorino. He should have a fire lit under him as these next two months will go a long way in determining his future. Brown has never shown much power, but should give fantasy owners a good average and could throw in some stolen bases as well. He could be a nice piece on many fantasy teams over the rest of the year.

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