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Tuesday Lineup Card: Colvin Thriving in Colorado

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R), 7:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 8:05
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) at White Sox (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Twins (Cole De Vries - R) at Athletics (Dan Straily - R), 10:05
Indians (Roberto Hernandez - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10

NL
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Mets (Chris Young - R), 7:10
Cubs (TBA) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 8:10
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:15
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R), 9:40
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 10:05
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Dodgers (Joe Blanton - R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
David Cooper, 1B, TOR - (Back) Missed Sunday's game with lower back tightness.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Said there was "no chance" he could have taken batting practice on Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Oblique) Said he is dealing with both a back and oblique problem.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Wrist) Returned to the lineup on Monday.

NL
Luis Cruz, SS, LAD - (Leg) Left the game on Sunday with an apparent leg injury.
Eric Young, Jr., OF, COL - (Ribs) Is feeling much better and as of yet will not be placed on the DL.
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL - (Quadriceps) Is likely out for the next few days.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Personal) Is expected to rejoin the team on Wednesday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Finger) Returned to the starting lineup on Monday.

Disabled List
AL
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Took batting practice on Sunday and feels he could return this week.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX - (Ribs) Scheduled to make two rehab appearances this week before rejoining the Rangers bullpen on August 26.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX - (Quadriceps) Is no longer experiencing pain, but has some tightness.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Has his arm in a sling and will begin rehabbing in two weeks.
Luke Scott, DH, TBR - (Oblique) Will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hand) Will begin strengthening exercises and be re-evaluated over the weekend.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Has not been cleared to run or throw off the mound yet.
Jim Thome, 1B, BAL - (Neck) Will leave for Sarasota on Tuesday or Wednesday to begin rehabbing his injury.

NL
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL - (Oblique) Could miss the rest of the season.
Jhonatan Solano, C, WAS - (Oblique) Has moved his rehab to Double-A Harrisburg.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Foot) Did leg exercises and took swings in the batting cage on Monday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Brett Anderson, P, OAK
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI

Activated from Bereavement List
Chad Qualls, P, PIT

Activated from Restricted List
Ryan Dempster, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Anthony Recker, C, OAK
Juan Cruz, P, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Dan Straily, P, OAK
Yan Gomes, 3B, TOR
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
Hector Luna, 1B, PHI
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN

Called Up
Justin Wilson, P, PIT
Kyle McPherson, P, PIT

Released
Jason Bartlett, SS, SDP


Closer Watch

As of Monday evening, there was no significant closer news to report.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN @ PHI
8/21 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 8-19 .421 0 3 2 0 3 .632 .476 1.108
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ PHI
8/21 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 8-17 .471 1 4 2 1 2 .824 .500 1.324
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero 5-13 .385 0 1 2 2 1 .462 .467 .928
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero 4-14 .286 2 4 6 0 4 .857 .286 1.143
Delmon Young - OF DET vs TOR
8/21 7:05 PM
Ricky Romero 6-16 .375 1 1 1 0 2 .563 .375 .938
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs CIN
8/21 7:05 PM
Homer Bailey 3-11 .273 1 2 4 1 2 .636 .333 .970
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ DET
8/21 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 11-23 .478 1 4 3 2 6 .739 .519 1.258
Omar Vizquel - 3B TOR @ DET
8/21 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 4-14 .286 1 1 2 2 2 .500 .375 .875
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs ATL
8/21 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 9-24 .375 1 4 5 1 5 .625 .400 1.025
Nick Punto - 2B BOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 7-16 .438 0 3 3 0 3 .750 .438 1.188
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ BOS
8/21 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 6-17 .353 0 2 3 4 1 .471 .476 .947
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-10 .200 2 2 4 2 3 .800 .333 1.133
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-13 .462 2 4 5 1 1 1.077 .533 1.610
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-12 .500 0 1 3 1 3 .583 .538 1.122
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs KC
8/21 7:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-16 .375 0 2 2 0 2 .500 .375 .875
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-17 .353 1 3 3 3 2 .647 .450 1.097
Stephen Drew - SS ARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 11-21 .524 3 7 4 1 4 1.190 .545 1.736
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ OAK
8/21 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 0 .600 .300 .900
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 5-15 .333 0 4 4 1 3 .667 .353 1.020
Mark Kotsay - OF SD vs PIT
8/21 10:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 4-11 .364 0 2 1 2 0 .545 .462 1.007
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-17 .235 1 2 2 5 9 .471 .435 .905
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 7-15 .467 2 3 4 3 4 .933 .556 1.489
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 7-18 .389 1 1 3 0 4 .556 .389 .944
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 10-35 .286 2 4 6 4 9 .514 .359 .873
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-14 .429 0 1 3 1 2 .500 .467 .967
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs CLE
8/21 10:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 4-10 .400 0 2 3 1 4 .600 .455 1.055
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ LAD
8/21 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 6-12 .500 2 2 4 0 0 1.000 .500 1.500
 
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
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OBP
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OPS
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs CIN
8/21 7:05 PM
Homer Bailey 2-14 .143 0 0 1 0 2 .143 .143 .286
Carl Crawford - OF BOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 10-32 .313 0 4 3 1 7 .500 .333 .833
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 0 1 3 2 .200 .385 .585
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs LAA
8/21 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana 3-17 .176 0 2 0 2 2 .294 .263 .557
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ BOS
8/21 7:10 PM
Aaron Cook 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .182 .382
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TEX
8/21 8:05 PM
Scott Feldman 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .237
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-25 .160 1 2 3 2 13 .320 .222 .542
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-15 .200 1 2 5 3 2 .467 .333 .800
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ CWS
8/21 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-20 .150 1 1 1 2 10 .300 .261 .561
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-10 .200 0 0 2 2 4 .200 .333 .533
Chris Young - OF ARI vs MIA
8/21 9:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 2 .067 .067 .133
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ SD
8/21 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 1-10 .100 0 1 2 1 3 .200 .182 .382
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ SEA
8/21 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 1 2 1 3 .273 .231 .503
James Loney - 1B LAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 8-40 .200 0 3 3 2 7 .275 .238 .513
Shane Victorino - OF LAD vs SF
8/21 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-27 .185 1 2 2 2 6 .333 .241 .575
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs CLE
8/21 10:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez 2-17 .118 0 0 0 6 1 .118 .348 .465
Ryan Theriot - SS SF @ LAD
8/21 10:10 PM
Joe Blanton 2-16 .125 0 0 0 2 4 .125 .222 .347
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Max Scherzer DET vs Tor
8/21 7:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 24-73 .329 2 7 5 6 16 .478 .379 .857
Paul Maholm ATL @ Was
8/21 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 29-89 .326 3 7 13 7 20 .466 .375 .841
Cliff Lee PHI vs Cin
8/21 7:05 PM
Reds Batters 32-100 .320 3 11 11 4 20 .493 .351 .844
Ricky Romero TOR @ Det
8/21 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 24-67 .358 5 8 16 4 9 .623 .394 1.017
Luke Hochevar KC @ TB
8/21 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 24-81 .296 4 10 17 6 17 .524 .354 .878
Ricky Nolasco MIA @ Ari
8/21 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 24-78 .308 4 10 16 5 15 .541 .349 .891
Felix Hernandez SEA vs Cle
8/21 10:10 PM
Indians Batters 29-88 .330 4 8 13 12 28 .512 .413 .926
 

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL: After posting an .816 OPS and 20 home runs his rookie season in 2010 with the Cubs, the former Chicago first round pick was supposed to be a mainstay in their outfield. Unfortunately, in 2011, Colvin fell apart and hit just .150/.204/.306 in 222 major league plate appearances. Colvin was then traded in the offseason to Colorado where he has begun to thrive.

Colvin hit well in limited playing time with the Rockies through May, but really started hitting well when he moved into a starting role on June 9. Since that date, he has hit .302/.352/.587 with ten home runs in 52 games. He has been even better in the month of August, with a .352 batting average and .915 OPS. Colvin was supposed to be pushed out of the starting lineup upon Michael Cuddyer's return. However, it now appears as though Cuddyer might miss the rest of the season. That, coupled with Carlos Gonzalez's recent ailments, all but assures Colvin of a starting spot for the rest of 2012.

The only issue with Colvin fantasy-wise has been the lack of home runs recently. He has not hit a homer since July 6, when he hit two against the Nationals. Colvin has been a very streaky power hitter though, and can hit them in bunches when he starts. Keep in mind that Colorado is a very good hitting environment. Colvin could be a real nice pickup for a late season playoff push.

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