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Wednesday Lineup Card: Forever Young

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Twins (Cole De Vries - R), 1:10
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 3:40
Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R), 7:05
Rangers (Scott Feldman - R) at Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L), 7:07
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R) at Royals (Will Smith - L), 8:10
Indians (Roberto Hernandez - R) at Angels (Ervin Santana - R), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle - L), 12:40
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Cubs (Justin Germano - R), 2:20
Brewers (TBA) at Rockies (TBA), 3:40
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 3:45
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 7:05
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 7:10
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Braves (Paul Maholm - L), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Phillies, Marlins, Tigers, Twins, Astros, Cubs, Brewers, Rockies, Nationals, Giants

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA - (Hand) Left Monday's game with a bruised hand after trying to field a ball.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR - (Groin) Was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KCR - (Ankle) Was not in the lineup Tuesday but was available to pinch-run.

NL
Brian Fuentes, P, STL - (Personal) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said it is "unlikely" Fuentes will pitch again in 2012.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Ankle) MRI revealed no serious injury in his ankle.

Disabled List
AL
Victor Martinez, C, DET - (Knee) Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Martinez is "running out of time" to make a return this season.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET - (Thumb) Is rehabbing in Lakeland, FL. but has not started hitting yet.
Luke Scott, DH, TBR - (Oblique) Felt no soreness after playing three games in two days, but his timing and swing aren't yet to the point where he can make a return.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Will throw a bullpen session on Thursday and pitch a simulated game soon thereafter.
Dallas Braden, P, OAK - (Shoulder) Will undergo exploratory surgery after a setback with his surgically repaired left shoulder.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK - (Shoulder) MRI showed no major damage in his injured shoulder.

NL
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL - (Elbow) Threw a successful bullpen session on Monday.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Chest) Will make his next rehab start at Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.
Christian Friedrich, P, COL - (Back) CT scan revealed a fracture of the L-5 vertebrae.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL - (Oblique) Will join Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday for a rehab assignment.
Scott Elbert, P, LAD - (Elbow) Could joing the team when they return home August 20.
Matt Guerrier, P, LAD - (Elbow) Hopes to return to the club when rosters expand on Sept. 1.
Dee Gordon, SS, LAD - (Thumb) Has not yet been cleared to swing a bat.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Saturday and could throw a simulated game soon.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI - (Back) Will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Clearwater.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Elbow) Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he would be surprised if Garza returned in 2012.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL - (Finger) Has not yet been cleared for baseball activity.
Mike Pelfrey, P, NYM - (Elbow) Plans to play catch on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Said he will not come back until he "can do everything as a ballplayer".

Transactions

Activated from DL
Roberto Hernandez, P, CLE
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS

Placed on DL
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK
Brian Fuentes, P, STL
Takashi Saito, P, ARI
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE
Troy Patton, P, BAL
Mike Carp, OF, SEA
Brad Penny, P, SFG

Designated for Assignment
Alex Hinshaw, P, SDP
Miguel Socolovich, P, BAL

Optioned to Triple-A
Duane Below, P, DET
Endy Chavez, OF, BAL
Garrett Olson, P, NYM

Called Up
Tom Layne, P, SDP
Mike Zagurski, P, ARI
J.C. Romero, P, BAL
Steve Johnson, P, BAL
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
Dan Otero, P, SFG
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
Luke Putkonen, P, DET
Trevor Rosenthal, P, STL

Free Agent Signings
Brock Peterson, 1B, STL
Matt Magini, 1B, ARI

Trades
Red Sox trade C Kelly Shoppach

Released
Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B, KCR

Closer Watch
Red Sox: Andrew Bailey has officially been re-instated off of the disabled list. Bailey, the former Athletics closer who has a career 2.07 ERA over three seasons, has missed all of 2012 after undergoing surgery on his thumb in the offseason. He will not be given the Boston closers job immediately; for now, Alfredo Alceves wil remain in that role. However, if he proves to be the pitcher he has been so far in his career, a closer change in Boston may not be far off.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Lee - OF MIA vs PHI
8/15 12:40 PM
Roy Halladay 7-33 .212 3 4 4 2 7 .515 .257 .772
Jose Reyes - SS MIA vs PHI
8/15 12:40 PM
Roy Halladay 12-29 .414 0 5 1 1 3 .655 .433 1.089
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI @ MIA
8/15 12:40 PM
Mark Buehrle 5-19 .263 1 3 2 3 4 .526 .364 .890
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs DET
8/15 1:10 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 1 1 1 1 0 .636 .417 1.053
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL vs BOS
8/15 7:05 PM
Aaron Cook 5-19 .263 1 4 4 2 8 .579 .348 .927
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ PIT
8/15 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-18 .278 1 3 4 4 5 .556 .391 .947
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ PIT
8/15 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-18 .389 0 2 0 3 2 .611 .476 1.087
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs TEX
8/15 7:05 PM
Scott Feldman 3-11 .273 2 2 4 1 1 .818 .333 1.152
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TEX
8/15 7:05 PM
Scott Feldman 4-13 .308 1 2 4 0 2 .615 .333 .949
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ TOR
8/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 8-20 .400 3 6 5 5 6 1.000 .519 1.519
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ LAA
8/15 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-10 .400 0 1 2 2 2 .500 .462 .962
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs CLE
8/15 10:05 PM
Roberto Hernandez 6-20 .300 0 3 4 4 1 .450 .417 .867
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Roy Halladay PHI @ MIA
8/15 12:40 PM
Marlins Batters 33-122 .270 3 11 7 4 31 .429 .298 .726
Felix Hernandez SEA vs TB
8/15 3:40 PM
Rays Batters 17-99 .172 0 2 5 13 34 .192 .265 .457
Tim Lincecum SF vs WAS
8/15 3:45 PM
Nationals Batters 17-94 .181 4 7 9 9 27 .334 .258 .592
Freddy Garcia NYY vs TEX
8/15 7:05 PM
Rangers Batters 26-123 .211 1 3 9 5 19 .253 .241 .494
Adam Wainwright STL vs ARI
8/15 8:15 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 9-60 .150 1 3 4 6 17 .240 .227 .467
Roberto Hernandez CLE @ LAA
8/15 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 32-142 .225 2 6 13 13 28 .297 .303 .600
Ervin Santana LAA vs CLE
8/15 10:05 PM
Indians Batters 15-82 .183 0 7 7 8 19 .287 .259 .546

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
John Buck - C MIA vs PHI
8/15 12:40 PM
Roy Halladay 4-17 .235 0 0 2 0 5 .235 .235 .471
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs PHI
8/15 12:40 PM
Roy Halladay 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .167
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ MIA
8/15 12:40 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ MIA
8/15 12:40 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
Jose Molina - C TB @ SEA
8/15 3:40 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .273 .473
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ SEA
8/15 3:40 PM
Felix Hernandez 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .083 .083
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ SEA
8/15 3:40 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-25 .080 0 0 0 1 9 .080 .115 .195
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ SEA
8/15 3:40 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-19 .158 0 0 2 5 7 .158 .320 .478
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ SF
8/15 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-23 .130 2 3 4 2 9 .435 .200 .635
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS @ SF
8/15 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Chad Tracy - 1B WAS @ SF
8/15 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-18 .111 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .158 .269
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ SF
8/15 3:45 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 1 1 1 1 6 .400 .250 .650
Nate McLouth - OF BAL vs BOS
8/15 7:05 PM
Aaron Cook 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 1 .267 .294 .561
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ PIT
8/15 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 2 .235 .176 .412
James Loney - 1B LAD @ PIT
8/15 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 1 .154 .143 .297
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ PIT
8/15 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-10 .200 1 1 2 1 2 .500 .273 .773
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ NYY
8/15 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 1-13 .077 0 0 0 1 2 .077 .143 .220
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs SD
8/15 7:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 5 .182 .250 .432
Jeremy Hermida - OF SD @ ATL
8/15 7:10 PM
Paul Maholm 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 4 .500 .273 .773
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ STL
8/15 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-16 .125 0 1 0 2 3 .188 .222 .410
Chris Young - OF ARI @ STL
8/15 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-11 .182 0 0 2 2 4 .182 .308 .490
Michael Brantley - OF CLE @ LAA
8/15 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .200 .500
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ LAA
8/15 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-19 .105 0 1 2 2 4 .211 .227 .438
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE @ LAA
8/15 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 3 .250 .167 .417
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs CLE
8/15 10:05 PM
Roberto Hernandez 3-16 .188 0 0 1 1 2 .188 .235 .423
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs CLE
8/15 10:05 PM
Roberto Hernandez 5-33 .152 0 0 2 2 10 .152 .216 .368
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs CLE
8/15 10:05 PM
Roberto Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .250 .432
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Max Scherzer DET @ Min
8/15 1:10 PM
Twins Batters 17-62 .274 4 6 10 7 10 .556 .346 .902
Scott Feldman TEX @ NYY
8/15 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 28-102 .275 7 10 16 13 12 .508 .361 .870
 

Recommended Pickup
Eric Young, Jr., OF, COL: Eric Young, Sr. was never heralded as a great prospect. When he first was called up to the majors he struggled for his first three years before hitting it big in his fourth season. It didn't help that he got a bit of a late start in his major league career with his first trip to the majors coming in his age-25 season. However, after breaking out in his fourth season, Young went on to have a very productive--and, at times, great--career.

Young's son seems poised to be on the same path. Young, Jr. had not been heralded as a top prospect after being drafted in the 30th round of the 2003 draft. However, he hit well and flashed the trademark Young speed, including 87 stolen bases in 2006. Young, Jr. was first called up in 2009, when he was 24 years old, and received semi-frequent playing time the next three years. He never hit well enough to truly impress, though.

In 2012, Young, Jr. seems to have made a breakthrough. He has been on the major league squad all season and, despite another slow start, has brought his overall hitting line up to .309/.371/.414. Contributing to that has been a big past couple weeks as his line since July 31 is .447/.480/.596. It appears as though Young, Jr. is poised to remain in a starting outfield role as Michael Cuddyer might move to first base upon any return he may make this season. Young has shown he can hit for a good to high average and in a starting role, he could absolutely help a team in the steals category. He's only owned in 2.9% of ESPN leagues right now and could be a big help for a team desperate for outfielders.

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