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Tuesday Lineup Card: Tilling the Free Agent Fields

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at White Sox (Francisco Liriano - L), 2:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey - L) at Orioles (Joe Saunders - L), 7:05
Rays (David Price - L) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R), 7:10
Athletics (Tommy Mlone - L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 8:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Twins (Esmerling Vasquez - R), 8:10
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez - R) at Angels (Zack Greinke - R), 10:05

NL
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 7:05
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:10
Brewers (Mike Fiers - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 7:10
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Mets (Collin McHugh - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 8:05
Cubs (Chris Rusin - L) at Rockies (Joege De La Rosa - L), 8:40
Dodgers (Josh Beckett - R) at Padres (Edinson Volquez - R), 10:05
Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs - L) at Giants (Tm Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: Indians and White Sox

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Randy Wolf, P, BAL - (Elbow) Is dealing with elbow discomfort and will have an MRI on Tuesday.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL - (Wrist) Might be able to begin swinging a bat in two and a half weeks.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Eye) Was still not in the lineup on Monday.

NL
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Lower Leg) Left the game on Sunday after fouling a ball off his leg.
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN - (Shoulder) Left the game on Sunday with a bruised right shoulder.
Gerardo Parra, OF, ARI - (Hand) Has tendon and ligament irritation after jamming his hand on Friday.
Chris Young, OF, ARI - (Quadriceps) Missed the weekend series against Colorado and was limiting to running in the outfield on Saturday.
Michael Morse, OF, WAS - (Hand) Received treatment on his hand after the game on Sunday.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI - (Shoulder) General Manager Ruben Amaro says Halladay is "in position" to make his next start.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
J.A. Happ, P, TOR - (Foot) Was transferred to the 60-Day DL on Monday.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Was scheduled to take live batting practice prior to the game on Monday.

NL
None.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Matt Capps, P, MIN

Called Up
Bobby Korecky, P, TOR
Shawn Hill, P, TOR

Closer Watch
Reds: Beat reporter John Fayman surmised on twitter that Cincinnati could use both Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Broxton in save opportunities for the rest of the year. Chapman had a strangle-hold on the closer role prior to suffering from arm fatigue recently.

Twins: Matt Capps was activated from the disabled list and was available to pitch on Monday. He should see any save opportunities Minnesota may have for the rest of the season.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ CWS
9/25 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 12-22 .545 1 2 4 2 5 .727 .538 1.266
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs KC
9/25 7:05 PM
Bruce Chen 9-18 .500 3 5 7 7 2 1.111 .640 1.751
Delmon Young - OF DET vs KC
9/25 7:05 PM
Bruce Chen 6-11 .545 1 4 3 0 0 1.091 .583 1.674
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs WAS
9/25 7:05 PM
John Lannan 9-37 .243 3 5 8 3 13 .541 .349 .889
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs WAS
9/25 7:05 PM
John Lannan 12-35 .343 2 3 6 4 8 .543 .452 .995
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ PHI
9/25 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-16 .250 3 4 5 1 5 .875 .333 1.208
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs TB
9/25 7:10 PM
David Price 3-13 .231 1 3 1 2 0 .692 .333 1.026
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TB
9/25 7:10 PM
David Price 6-19 .316 1 3 2 3 3 .579 .409 .988
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ CIN
9/25 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 7-24 .292 3 3 4 1 6 .667 .370 1.037
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL @ CIN
9/25 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-13 .385 0 1 2 1 1 .538 .400 .938
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ CIN
9/25 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 8-27 .296 2 4 6 6 4 .593 .472 1.065
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs PIT
9/25 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 10-22 .455 2 6 11 1 2 .909 .462 1.371
Scott Hairston - OF NYM vs PIT
9/25 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 6-13 .462 2 4 3 2 4 1.077 .533 1.610
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ BOS
9/25 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 5-11 .455 1 2 1 3 3 .818 .571 1.390
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA @ LAA
9/25 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 6-16 .375 1 1 5 2 4 .563 .421 .984
 
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
Cole Hamels PHI vs WAS
9/25 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 32-152 .211 8 15 15 9 45 .423 .263 .686

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ CWS
9/25 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 6 .200 .200 .400
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ CWS
9/25 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 2-11 .182 1 1 1 1 2 .455 .308 .762
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE @ CWS
9/25 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 4 .267 .294 .561
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs KC
9/25 7:05 PM
Bruce Chen 2-15 .133 1 2 3 2 4 .400 .222 .622
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs KC
9/25 7:05 PM
Bruce Chen 2-18 .111 0 1 3 1 4 .167 .150 .317
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs WAS
9/25 7:05 PM
John Lannan 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 0 .267 .294 .561
Mark DeRosa - 3B WAS @ PHI
9/25 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 2 .286 .200 .486
Jesus Flores - C WAS @ PHI
9/25 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 1-14 .071 0 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .143
Ronny Cedeno - SS NYM vs PIT
9/25 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-16 .125 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .176 .301
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ BOS
9/25 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 2-15 .133 1 1 1 2 4 .333 .235 .569
Luke Scott - DH TB @ BOS
9/25 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-19 .158 1 2 1 3 4 .368 .273 .641
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ BOS
9/25 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-15 .200 0 0 1 3 4 .200 .333 .533
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ COL
9/25 8:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 2-13 .154 1 1 1 0 1 .385 .214 .599
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ SD
9/25 10:05 PM
Edinson Volquez 2-13 .154 0 1 1 1 4 .231 .200 .431
Carlos Quentin - OF SD vs LAD
9/25 10:05 PM
Josh Beckett 2-11 .182 0 2 0 0 5 .364 .250 .614
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ LAA
9/25 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-10 .100 0 0 2 0 4 .100 .083 .183
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ LAA
9/25 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-10 .200 0 0 1 1 3 .200 .250 .450
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ LAA
9/25 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-12 .167 0 0 1 3 4 .167 .333 .500
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SF
9/25 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-43 .163 0 3 2 2 9 .233 .200 .433
Chris Young - OF ARI @ SF
9/25 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 7-46 .152 1 4 3 5 16 .283 .250 .533
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Francisco Liriano CWS vs Cle
9/25 2:10 PM
Indians Batters 33-110 .300 2 6 9 17 33 .387 .391 .777
Bruce Chen KC @ Det
9/25 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 25-92 .272 5 15 18 13 20 .565 .362 .927
Wandy Rodriguez PIT @ NYM
9/25 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 25-82 .305 4 12 17 8 17 .540 .359 .899
David Price TB @ Bos
9/25 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 20-65 .308 2 11 4 12 11 .561 .416 .977
 

Recommended Pickup
Chris Tillman, P, BAL: Tillman, once considered a top-prospect, suffered through three straight poor seasons prior to 2012. From 2009-2011, Tillman made 36 starts and had a 5.58 ERA. He had a 5.8 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9--very poor numbers.

However, 2012 has been very kind to Tillman thus far. He has a 3.08 ERA this season with a 7.03 K/9 and just a 2.71 BB/9 in 13 starts. His last six starts have been fantastic as he has a 2.70 ERA over that span with a .603 opponents OPS. With his resurgence, Tillman could give fantasy owners a much needed quality start or two yet this season.

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