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Monday Lineup Card: Rosy Keeper Play

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):

American League
Blue Jays (Henderson Avlarez – R) at Orioles (Steve Johnson – R), 4:05
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L) at Orioles (Wei-Tin Chen – L), 7:35
Royals (Luke Hochevar – R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:05
Athletics (Dan Straily – R) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L) at Twins (Liam Hendricks – R), 8:10
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10

National League
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 1:05
Pirates (Kyle McPherson – R) at Mets (Jenrry Mejia – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R) at Astros (Fernando Abad – L), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R), 8:40

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

AL
Dustin Ackley, 2B, SEA – (Neck) Out of lineup Saturday and Sunday after leaving Friday with stiffness.
Quentin Berry, OF, DET – (Shoulder) Started second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Eye) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Jason Donald, SS, CLE – (Wrist) Was supposed to take some swings Sunday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Undisclosed) Late scratch from Sunday’s lineup.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Ankle) In Sunday’s lineup as DH.
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS – (Neck) Likely out for season.
Tanner Scheppers, P, TEX – (Knee) Will have to throw another bullpen session before rejoining bullpen.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY – (Calf) Is hitting and fielding but no return date selected yet.

NL
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU – (Groin) Left Sunday’s game with tightness.
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL – (Illness) Missed Sunday’s game.
Michael Bourn, OF, ATL – (Thumb) Jammed thumb Saturday, sat out Sunday.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM – (Elbow) No structural damage but season may be done.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Hamstring) Out of lineup for Sunday for third game in a row.
Yasmani Grandal, C, SD – (Mouth) Returned to lineup Sunday after taking foul ball to face Friday.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ARI – (Hand) X-rays negative.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD – (Hip) Returned Sunday night.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN – (Groin) Out of Sunday’s lineup but could be back as soon as Monday.
Yadier Molina, C, STL – (Back) Out of lineup Sunday with tightness.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Knee) Missed fourth game in a row Sunday.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA – (Shoulder) Out both Saturday and Sunday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA – (Oblique) Out of lineup again Sunday.
Shane Victorino, OF, LAD – (Wrist) Expected to return Tuesday.
Jake Westbrook, P, STL – (Oblique) Likely shut down for the rest of the regular season.

Players on the DL

AL
John Lackey, P, BOS – (Elbow) Pitched in instructional league for first time since Tommy John surgery last year.

NL
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Oblique) Could take batting practice Monday.
Eric Young, Jr., OF, COL – (Ribs) Return appears questionable.

Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up
Jeremy Accardo, P, OAK
Che-Hsuan Lin, OF, BOS

Sent Down
None

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
None

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Kansas City – The Royals rested Greg Holland on Saturday and Kelvin Herrera stepped in to notch his second save.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ WAS
9/24 1:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 5-10 .500 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 .500 1.500
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL vs TOR
9/24 4:05 PM
Ricky Romero 3-12 .250 3 3 6 1 4 1.000 .308 1.308
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs KC
9/24 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 15-29 .517 2 5 9 2 5 .828 .548 1.376
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs KC
9/24 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 6-19 .316 1 2 1 1 5 .579 .350 .929
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs KC
9/24 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 5-23 .217 3 5 6 2 8 .696 .280 .976
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET vs KC
9/24 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 5-18 .278 1 2 3 0 4 .556 .316 .871
Billy Butler - DH KC @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 14-39 .359 2 6 5 3 3 .615 .405 1.020
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 5-13 .385 1 2 1 0 3 .692 .385 1.077
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ricky Romero TOR @ BAL
9/24 4:05 PM
Orioles Batters 26-120 .217 4 12 10 7 38 .387 .260 .647

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robert Andino - 2B BAL vs TOR
9/24 4:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-17 .118 0 1 0 1 5 .176 .167 .343
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs TOR
9/24 4:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-15 .133 0 1 1 1 8 .200 .188 .388
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TOR
9/24 4:05 PM
Ricky Romero 11-37 .297 1 3 2 1 8 .432 .316 .748
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs TOR
9/24 4:05 PM
Ricky Romero 5-23 .217 0 2 1 1 9 .304 .250 .554
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-30 .133 1 2 2 4 11 .267 .235 .502
Daric Barton - 1B OAK @ TEX
9/24 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .282
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ TEX
9/24 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 3-16 .188 0 0 1 1 3 .188 .235 .423
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN vs NYY
9/24 8:10 PM
Andy Pettitte 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 0 .133 .235 .369
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Luke Hochevar KC @ Det
9/24 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 51-162 .315 9 19 28 8 36 .558 .351 .909
Andy Pettitte NYY @ Min
9/24 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 21-77 .273 2 7 7 5 5 .419 .325 .744
 

Recommended Pickup

Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL – Adding De La Rosa, who made his first start last week after returning from Tommy John surgery, would be a strong keeper league play. If the Rockies do not change their rotation before the end of the season, De La Rosa would make one more home start and one road start. De La Rosa is a free agent at the end of the season and could be much more enticing in 2013 if he is able to get out of the thin Rocky Mountain air.

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