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Wednesday Lineup Card: Kelly Rollin'

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05
White Sox (TBA) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R), 7:05
Athletics (Blackley - L) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 7:05
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 7:05
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10
Mariners (Jason Vargas - L) at Twins (Samuel Deduno - R), 8:10
Red Sox (TBA) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05

NL
Dodgers (Joe Blanton - R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L), 3:10
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 3:40
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 6:35
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 7:05
Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 7:05
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Marlins (Jacob Turner - R), 7:10
Brewers (Mike Fiers - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 8:05
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 8:05

Day Game After a Night Game: Blue Jays, Yankees, Dodgers, Rockies, Reds, Diamondbacks

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Henderson Alvarez, P, TOR - (Lower Leg) X-Rays came back negative and should be OK to pitch.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Foot) Was not in the lineup Tuesday due to foot soreness.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Was a late scratch from the lineup on Tuesday.

NL
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT - (Ankle) Rolled an ankle, but remained in the game on Monday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) Expected to undergo a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Jason Frasor, P, TOR - (Forearm) Threw live batting practice on Monday and is scheduled to pitch in a game this weekend.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL - (Wrist) Will be activated when rosters expand Sept. 1.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Orioles may be targeting a Sept. 6 return date.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hand) Was cleared to start taking full batting practice on Tuesday.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Will throw one more time from flat ground before beginning bullpen sessions.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW - (Ribs) Was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR - (Wrist) Will require surgery and miss the rest of the season.

NL
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Was expected to begin a two-game rehab assignment with Low-A Dayton on Tuesday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Groin) Could be activated from the DL as early as Saturday.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA - (Knee) Is scheduled to have season-ending knee surgery on Sept.5.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Blake Parker, P, CHC

Placed on Disabled List
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW

Designated for Assignment
Alex Hinshaw, P, CHC

Optioned to Triple-A
Jake Arrieta, P, BAL
Casey McGehee, 1B, NYY

Called Up
Dylan Axelrod, P, CHW
Chase d'Arnaud, SS, PIT

Released
Erik Bedard, P, PIT

Closer Watch
Giants: Jeremy Affeldt has been placed on paternity leave and will miss the next few games. He has not earned a save since July 7, anyway, as the Giants have been going with other options to close out games recently. Sergio Romo and Clay Hensley have each earned a save more recently than Affeldt while Javier Lopez has three saves in the last eight days.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Kelly Johnson - 2B TOR @ NYY
8/29 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 4 .400 .400 .800
Chris Young - OF ARI vs CIN
8/29 3:40 PM
Mat Latos 4-10 .400 1 2 1 2 4 .800 .500 1.300
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs ATL
8/29 6:35 PM
Tommy Hanson 4-10 .400 0 2 0 1 2 .700 .455 1.155
Cameron Maybin - OF SD vs ATL
8/29 6:35 PM
Tommy Hanson 3-10 .300 1 3 2 1 0 .800 .417 1.217
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ BAL
8/29 7:05 PM
Joe Saunders 6-18 .333 1 2 4 2 5 .556 .400 .956
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS @ BAL
8/29 7:05 PM
Joe Saunders 5-19 .263 2 4 4 5 5 .684 .440 1.124
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ PHI
8/29 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-10 .400 0 2 3 2 4 .600 .462 1.062
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ PHI
8/29 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 8-20 .400 3 7 6 1 4 1.050 .429 1.479
David Wright - 3B NYM @ PHI
8/29 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 12-39 .308 2 6 6 2 12 .590 .341 .931
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-19 .368 3 5 4 2 4 .947 .429 1.376
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 4-14 .286 0 1 0 5 4 .429 .474 .902
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 10-34 .294 3 6 8 3 7 .676 .351 1.028
Jon Jay - OF STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-12 .417 0 2 0 0 2 .583 .417 1.000
Chris Snyder - C HOU vs SF
8/29 8:05 PM
Barry Zito 8-18 .444 0 2 6 5 5 .556 .565 1.121
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ KC
8/29 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 9-18 .500 3 5 7 7 2 1.111 .640 1.751
Delmon Young - OF DET @ KC
8/29 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 6-11 .545 1 4 3 0 0 1.091 .583 1.674
Denard Span - OF MIN vs SEA
8/29 8:10 PM
Jason Vargas 3-10 .300 1 1 2 1 1 .600 .364 .964
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ LAA
8/29 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 1 .500 .455 .955
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
CC Sabathia NYY vs TOR
8/29 1:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 31-128 .242 0 6 11 8 30 .288 .284 .572
Jason Vargas SEA @ MIN
8/29 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 17-62 .274 2 5 9 1 8 .422 .298 .721

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ NYY
8/29 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-29 .138 0 0 1 2 2 .138 .194 .331
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ BAL
8/29 7:05 PM
Joe Saunders 3-17 .176 0 0 0 1 0 .176 .222 .399
Ruben Tejada - SS NYM @ PHI
8/29 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .397
David Freese - 3B STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-13 .154 0 1 1 1 2 .231 .214 .445
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL @ PIT
8/29 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 6-24 .250 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ KC
8/29 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-15 .133 1 2 3 2 4 .400 .222 .622
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ KC
8/29 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 2-18 .111 0 1 3 1 4 .167 .150 .317
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs SEA
8/29 8:10 PM
Jason Vargas 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .083 .083
Mike Aviles - 2B BOS @ LAA
8/29 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 1 .500 .273 .773
Scott Podsednik - OF BOS @ LAA
8/29 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI vs NYM
8/29 7:05 PM
Mets Batters 37-111 .333 7 20 25 9 31 .641 .379 1.021
Bruce Chen KC vs Det
8/29 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 26-94 .277 5 16 19 13 20 .582 .365 .947
 

Recommended Pickup
Casey Kelly, P, SDP: Kelly has been a member of Baseball-America's top-100 prospects three years running, reaching as high as #24 prior to the 2010 season. That alone should perk the ears of any prospective buyers. Pitching six three-hit innings against the Braves in his long-awaited Major League debut on Monday will pique one's interest even further.

The 22-year-old Kelly has had some struggles in the minor leagues since his first professional season when he posted a 2.08 ERA. In 2010, his second year, he had a 5.31 ERA in 21 starts for Double-A Portland. Repeating the level in 2011 saw an improvement up to a 3.98 ERA.

He has, unfortunately, dealt with an elbow issue for much of 2012, allowing him to make just eight minor league starts. Still, Kelly has pitched well in those eight starts, with a 3.35 ERA and an uncharacteristic 9.3 K/9. The Padres rotation has been dealing with plenty of injuries themselves and Kelly should see at least a couple more starts. He could be a risky play, but now that he is finally healthy he could also make a fantasy owner look good.

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