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Wednesday Lineup Card: You Are What You Eaton

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Twins (P.J. Walters - R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 2:10
Angels (Dan Haren - R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R), 3:35
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:05
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10
Rangers (Ryan Dempster - R) at Royals (Everett Teaford - L), 8:10
Red Sox (Aaron Cook - R) at Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R), 10:10

NL
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 12:35
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 1:45
Cubs (Chris Volstad - R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 7:05
Astros (Fernando Abad - L) at Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 7:10
Brewers (TBA, likely Wily Peralta - R) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R), 7:10
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Twins, White Sox, Athletics, Angels, Phillies, Reds, Mets, Cardinals

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Chris Tillman, P, BAL - (Elbow) An MRI revealed some inflammation in a nerve but no structural damage in his right elbow.

NL
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARI - (Back) Will return to Arizona for an injection in his back.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Back) Could return to action by the weekend.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Hip) Is throwing off flat ground but still is not close to returning.
Randy Choate, P, LAD - (Hand) Left the game on Monday with a bruised hand.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Won't start on Tuesday, but could on Wednesday.
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Shoulder) Will likely return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Chris Young, OF, ARI - (Quadriceps) Was not in the lineup for Tuesday's game.

Disabled List
AL
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Is expected to throw batting practice on Wednesday.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW - (Elbow) Threw 20 pitches off a mound Monday.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE - (Arm) Will continue his rehab at Double-A Akron when the playoffs start on Wednesday.
J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR - (Hand) Will catch a full game on both Tuesday and Wednesday for High-A Dunedin.
Ivan Nova, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Reportedly felt no discomfort after throwing 20 pitches Tuesday.

NL
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Groin) Won't rejoin the Rockies until Monday at the earliest.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Has an outside shot at starting a game before the regular season is over.
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL - (Elbow) Was scheduled to inject platelet-rich plasma into his elbow on Tuesday.
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA - (Knee) Will not return this season.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
Mike Carp, OF, SEA

Designated for Assignment
Johermyn Chavez, OF, SEA

Optioned to Triple-A
Chris Valaika, 3B, CIN
Jordan Smith, P, CIN

Called Up
Luis Antonio Jimenez, 1B, SEA
Ali Solis, C, SDP
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI
Shelby Miller, P, STL
A.J. Ramos, P, MIA
Juston Hampson, P, NYM
Fred Lewis, OF, NYM
Jim Miller, P, OAK
Carlos Corporan, C, HOU
Elvin Ramirez, P, NYM
Luis Perdomo, P, MIN
Ryan Jackson, SS, STL
Casper Wells, OF, SEA
Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM
Eduardo Escobar, SS, MIN
Scott Maine, P, CLE
Alex Liddi, 3B, SEA
Jeremy Jeffress, P, KCR
Rafael Dolis, P, CHC
Carlos Triunfel, SS, SEA
Jordany Valdespin, OF, NYM
Dylan Axelrod, P, CHW
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL
Tony Cingrani, P, CIN
Josh Stinson, P, MIL
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Wily Peralta, P, MIL
Anthony Recker, C, CHC
Jaye Chapman, P, CHC
Brad Boxberger, P, SDP
Andy Parrino, 2B, SDP
Julio Teheran, P, ATL
Adron Chambers, CF, STL
Todd Redmond, P, CIN
Shawk Kelly, P, SEA
Chuckie Fick, P, HOU
Cory Gearrin, P, ATL
Cord Phelps, 2B, CLE
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR
Chris Rusin, P, CHC
Jeurys Familia, P, NYM
Pedro Villarreal, P, CIN
Chad Beck, P, TOR
Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU
Tyler Thornburg, P, MIL
Luke Putkonen, P, DET
Corey Brown, CF, WAS
Vinny Rottino, OF, CLE
Hector Noesi, P, SEA
David Huff, P, CLE
Pete Orr, 2B, PHI

Closer Watch
Indians: As expected, Chris Perez rejoined the team on Tuesday. He will take over the closers role and Vinnie Pestano will move back to a set-up role.

Dodgers: Kenley Jansen will still return in 2012. He is expected to come off the DL in about 10 days as he continues to take blood thinners. He will have heart surgery to correct his arrhythmia in the off-season and expects there to be a one-month recovery period. Brandon League and Ronald Belisario have split the only two save opportunities the Dodgers have had in Jansen's absence. Meanwhile, Javy Guerra was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs PHI
9/5 12:35 PM
Roy Halladay 5-17 .294 1 2 4 0 7 .529 .333 .863
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs PHI
9/5 12:35 PM
Roy Halladay 6-16 .375 1 3 3 3 3 .688 .474 1.161
Fred Lewis - OF NYM @ STL
9/5 1:45 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-10 .400 0 3 1 1 2 .800 .417 1.217
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ OAK
9/5 3:35 PM
Brandon McCarthy 5-11 .455 1 3 1 1 2 .909 .500 1.409
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ OAK
9/5 3:35 PM
Brandon McCarthy 5-10 .500 0 3 1 0 2 .800 .545 1.345
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ DET
9/5 7:05 PM
Doug Fister 8-16 .500 2 3 5 0 2 .938 .500 1.438
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE @ DET
9/5 7:05 PM
Doug Fister 6-15 .400 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .800
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs CLE
9/5 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 7-19 .368 0 1 3 4 4 .421 .478 .899
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs CLE
9/5 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 5-16 .313 0 2 3 4 5 .438 .450 .888
Delmon Young - OF DET vs CLE
9/5 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 8-15 .533 1 3 4 0 3 .867 .533 1.400
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs CHC
9/5 7:05 PM
Chris Volstad 14-25 .560 1 5 8 3 2 .880 .586 1.466
Mike Morse - OF WAS vs CHC
9/5 7:05 PM
Chris Volstad 5-13 .385 0 1 1 1 2 .462 .429 .890
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs CHC
9/5 7:05 PM
Chris Volstad 13-25 .520 2 4 6 1 3 .840 .519 1.359
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TOR
9/5 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 5-17 .294 1 2 4 0 5 .529 .333 .863
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC vs TEX
9/5 8:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 6-15 .400 1 4 4 0 0 .800 .400 1.200
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs SD
9/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 8-18 .444 2 3 4 2 4 .889 .500 1.389
Chris Young - OF ARI @ SF
9/5 10:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner 6-12 .500 1 2 2 3 2 .833 .563 1.396
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Roy Halladay PHI @ CIN
9/5 12:35 PM
Reds Batters 33-132 .250 2 9 10 6 36 .355 .285 .640
Doug Fister DET vs CLE
9/5 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 28-109 .257 3 5 8 3 24 .354 .278 .632

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ OAK
9/5 3:35 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-13 .154 0 0 2 2 1 .154 .250 .404
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ DET
9/5 7:05 PM
Doug Fister 6-24 .250 0 0 1 0 5 .250 .250 .500
Carlos Santana - C CLE @ DET
9/5 7:05 PM
Doug Fister 1-11 .091 0 0 1 2 3 .091 .214 .305
Andy Dirks - OF DET vs CLE
9/5 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .167
Chris Snyder - C HOU @ PIT
9/5 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 3-18 .167 0 2 0 3 8 .278 .286 .563
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs CHC
9/5 7:05 PM
Chris Volstad 3-33 .091 0 0 1 1 12 .091 .114 .205
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs TEX
9/5 8:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 3 .154 .267 .421
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SD
9/5 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 2-16 .125 0 1 1 0 2 .188 .125 .313
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Chris Volstad CHC @ Was
9/5 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 53-159 .333 3 12 23 11 31 .463 .369 .833
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE @ Det
9/5 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 41-125 .328 1 14 21 14 32 .486 .401 .887
Brandon Morrow TOR vs Bal
9/5 7:07 PM
Orioles Batters 19-69 .275 5 11 15 8 19 .597 .369 .965
Clayton Richard SD @ LAD
9/5 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 27-81 .333 2 6 8 4 11 .470 .365 .834
 

Recommended Pickup
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI: Eaton has put up top-prospect numbers in the minor leagues despite never being heralded as such. Over a three year minor-league career, he has a .355/.456/.510 batting line with 98 stolen bases. The 23-year-old has hit .375 this season with 44 swiped bags. Most of that playing time has come in Triple-A with 119 of 130 games being played there.

Eaton has officially been called up to the big leagues now as a September call-up and he should be in for a big audition during the upcoming month. It sounds as though the Diamondbacks have plans to play him frequently to find out what they have. What he could bring fantasy owners is a high batting average and some extra stolen bases at a crucial point in the fantasy season. He has gap power, which will help leagues with extra stats such as OPS. He likely will not hit many home runs, however. Still, Eaton could prove to be a very valuable and under-the-radar pickup late in the year.

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