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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern)

White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Indians (Brett Myers - R), 1:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Marlins (Kevin Slowey - R), 1:10
Braves (Paul Maholm - L) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 1:35
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Pirates (Phil Irwin - R), 1:35
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R), 1:35
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 2:10
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Royals (Ervin Santana - R), 2:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 2:15
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R), 2:20
Astros (Phil Humber - R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 3:35
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 4:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 4:10
Dodgers (Josh Beckett - R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R), 4:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Mariners (Brandon Maurer - R), 4:10
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: CIN/PIT, PHI/MIA, TOR/KC, LAD/ARZ, COL/SD, HOU/LAA, TEX/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Joel Hanrahan, P, BOS - (Leg) Experiencing undisclosed soreness in one leg.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE - (Elbow) Was scratched from lineup Saturday with soreness in left elbow.
Carlos Santana, C, CLE - (Thumb) Didnít return to lineup Saturday, and hasnít played since monday.
Pedro Hernandez, P, MIN - (Calf) Wonít miss next start, and will remain in rotation.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY - (Wrist) Is unlikely to return to lineup before Tuesday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Groin) Manager says he probably wonít play Sunday.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Groin) Missed Saturdayís game because of tightness.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX - (Finger) Next start has been pushed back to Friday.
Scott Feldman, P, CHC - (Back) Experiencing tightness, and will miss next start.
Steve Clevenger, C, CHC - (Oblique) Will undergo an MRI to determine severity of injury.
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN - (Arm) Left start early Saturday with an injury.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Personal) Missed Saturday, and it is uncertain when he will return.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA - (Groin) Scratched from lineup Saturday, and is day-to-day at this point.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA - (Shoulder) Continues to miss games with contusion.
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL - (Finger) Didnít play Saturday, and is day-to-day for now.
Michael Young, 3B, PHI - (Illness) Was available to pinch hit Saturday, and could be out of the starting lineup for another couple days.
Wandy Rodriguez, P, PIT - (Hamstring) Will miss scheduled start Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Shin) Hurt himself when he dove into the stands for a catch.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Hamstring) Had an MRI Saturday.

Players on the DL

Erick Aybar, SS, LAA - (Heel) Is not able to avoid time on the 15-day disabled list.
Kevin Jepsen, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Placed on the disabled list with a sprain.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS - (Back) Rehab assignment starts Wednesday.
Craig Breslow, P, BOS - (Shoulder) Placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Tim Wood, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw an inning in a spring training game Friday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hip) Began running slowly on a treadmill.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Thumb) Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his hand.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR - (Ankle) A sprain puts him on the 15-day disabled list.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ - (Quadriceps) MRI results earns him a spot on the disabled list.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC - (Forearm) Muscle sprain is the reason he will go to the disabled list.
Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC - (Quadriceps) Starts rehab assignment Sunday.
Delmon Young, OF, PHI - (Ankle) Should start rehab assignment next week.
Francisco Liriano, P, PIT - (Arm) Begins rehab assignment Monday.

Placed on the DL

Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ
Kevin Jepsen, P, LAA
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA

Activate from the DL

Scott Diamond, P, MIN
Cody Ross, OF, ARZ

Called Up

Rafael Dolis, P, CHC
Michael Taylor, OF, OAK
Munenori Kawasaki, SS, TOR
J.B. Shuck, OF, LAA
Michael Roth, P, LAA

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
Scott Cousins, OF, LAA

Signed

David Aardsma, P, MIA

Closer Watch

Mets - Bobby Parnell got his first save of the season Saturday against the Twins, but gave up a run in the process. Parnell struck out the first batter he saw, then gave up two doubles that resulted in the run. He was then able to get Justin Morneau to fly out, and end the game with another strikeout. If Parnell is only able to one save every 11 games, the amount of games the Mets have played so far, he would only have 15 in the season.

Braves - Craig Kimbrel earned a save for the second game in a row Saturday against the Nationals on only ten pitches. He bested Fridays performance when it took him 12 pitches to finish off the Braves division rivals. One would imagine that if the Braves are up by three or less Sunday, Kimbrel will be called upon again for the save.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs CWS
4/14 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 4-11 .364 1 1 1 0 2 .636 .364 1.000
Jeff Keppinger - 3B CWS @ CLE
4/14 1:05 PM
Brett Myers 3-11 .273 2 2 3 0 0 .818 .273 1.091
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA vs PHI
4/14 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 6-16 .375 0 2 1 0 3 .500 .375 .875
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs ATL
4/14 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 9-24 .375 1 4 5 1 5 .625 .400 1.025
David Wright - 3B NYM @ MIN
4/14 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 11-14 .786 2 5 3 0 2 1.429 .786 2.214
Jose Bautista - OF TOR @ KC
4/14 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana 5-17 .294 1 3 2 6 6 .588 .478 1.066
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ STL
4/14 2:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 4-16 .250 1 2 1 4 4 .500 .400 .900
Starlin Castro - SS CHC vs SF
4/14 2:20 PM
Tim Lincecum 4-10 .400 0 2 3 0 1 .600 .400 1.000
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs SF
4/14 2:20 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-11 .273 1 2 1 0 3 .636 .273 .909
Marco Scutaro - 2B SF @ CHC
4/14 2:20 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-20 .300 2 2 5 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Seth Smith - OF OAK vs DET
4/14 4:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-11 .455 1 2 2 0 2 .818 .455 1.273
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI vs LAD
4/14 4:10 PM
Josh Beckett 14-34 .412 1 8 8 2 4 .706 .459 1.165
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ SD
4/14 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 7-17 .412 0 1 1 1 3 .471 .444 .915
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ SD
4/14 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 8-15 .533 3 3 10 4 0 1.133 .632 1.765
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Roy Halladay PHI @ MIA
4/14 1:10 PM
Marlins Batters 22-85 .259 0 5 3 0 18 .318 .262 .580
Ervin Santana KC vs TOR
4/14 2:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters 19-102 .186 4 9 10 13 30 .361 .278 .639
Kevin Correia MIN vs NYM
4/14 2:10 PM
Mets Batters 21-63 .333 3 7 9 0 7 .540 .333 .873
Jaime Garcia STL vs MIL
4/14 2:15 PM
Brewers Batters 16-74 .216 4 6 11 4 15 .410 .256 .667

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE vs CWS
4/14 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 2-14 .143 0 0 0 1 8 .143 .200 .343
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ CLE
4/14 1:05 PM
Brett Myers 3-25 .120 2 3 3 6 10 .400 .290 .690
Juan Pierre - OF MIA vs PHI
4/14 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs PHI
4/14 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 5 .083 .083 .167
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ BOS
4/14 1:35 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-15 .200 0 0 1 3 4 .200 .333 .533
Miguel Tejada - SS KC vs TOR
4/14 2:10 PM
Brandon Morrow 2-10 .200 1 1 4 0 3 .500 .200 .700
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM @ MIN
4/14 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 3-17 .176 0 0 1 0 2 .176 .176 .353
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ KC
4/14 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana 1-14 .071 0 0 0 1 6 .071 .133 .205
Carlos Gomez - OF MIL @ STL
4/14 2:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 2 .250 .167 .417
Jonathan Lucroy - C MIL @ STL
4/14 2:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .286
Chris Young - OF OAK vs DET
4/14 4:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 1-10 .100 0 1 1 0 4 .200 .100 .300
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ SD
4/14 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 2-19 .105 0 0 0 3 6 .105 .227 .333
Nick Hundley - C SD vs COL
4/14 4:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 2-10 .200 0 2 0 0 5 .400 .200 .600
Nate McLouth - OF BAL @ NYY
4/14 8:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .167 .417
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Paul Maholm ATL @ Was
4/14 1:35 PM
Nationals Batters 24-75 .320 1 5 10 6 15 .413 .370 .783
Josh Beckett LAD @ Ari
4/14 4:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 27-89 .303 2 15 12 4 14 .530 .339 .869
Clayton Richard SD vs Col
4/14 4:10 PM
Rockies Batters 32-93 .344 3 9 18 11 16 .535 .413 .948
Recommended Pickup

Ervin Santana, P, KC -- Who has the most strikeouts out of all of the Sundayís starting pitchers? Well itís not Jake Peavy, May Latos, Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, or Brandon Morrow. With 15 strikeouts over 14 innings pitched, Santana happens to be that guy. Maybe it has something to do with the change of scenery, but Santana has shown that he is still capable of being a quality starting pitcher, and is owned in less than one out of every five leagues. Unless your team is already stacked at starting pitching Santana is worth a spot start in just about every format, as he also dominates the Blue Jays who are a combined 19-for-102 against him.

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