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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 1:10
Cubs (Carlos Villanueva - R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 1:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 1:10
Reds (Tony Cingrani - L) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L), 1:35
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 1:35
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 2:10
Rays (David Price - L) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R), 2:10
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 2:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke - L) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R), 2:10
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 4:05
Angels (Jason Vargas - L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 4:10
Rockies (Jon Garland - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 4:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 4:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 4:10
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 8:08
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Royals (Will Smith - L), 8:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHC/MIA, CLE/KC, HOU/BOS, TB/CWS, COL/ARZ, SF/SD, LAA/SEA, MIL/LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Shane Victorina, OF, BOS - (Back) Missed third game in a Saturday, and is questionable for Sunday.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CWS - (Back) Didnít start Saturday, and is day-to-day.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB - (Hamstring) Tightness is the cause for third game in a row missed.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Personal) Returns Sunday.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR - (Triceps) MRI revealed no ligament damage.
Didi Gregorius, SS, ARZ - (Head) Result of CT scan looked good.
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN - (Hamstring) Left Saturdayís game early as a precaution.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD - (Quadriceps) Didnít start Saturdayís game.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI - (Quadriceps) Could miss the whole weekend.
Travis Snider, OF, PIT - (Oblique) Was scratched Saturday with discomfort in his right side.

Players on the DL

Tyler Teagarden, C, BAL - (Thumb) Left Saturdayís game with dislocation, and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Joel Hanrahan, P, BOS - (Hamstring) Will make rehab appearance Saturday, and could join team this week.
John Danks, P, CWS - (Shoulder) Starts rehab assignment soon.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY - (Ankle) Moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY - (Hand) Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with broken hand.
Luke Scott, DH, TB - (Calf) Could be activated from disabled list as early as Tuesday.
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Shoulder) Homered twice and caught six innings in his first rehab game.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARZ - (Quadriceps) Is supposed to play rehab games Monday and Tuesday.
Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC - (Quadriceps) Missed Fridayís rehab game after being hit by pitch.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Back) Threw bullpen session Saturday.
Stephen Fife, P, LAD - (Shoulder) Placed on disabled list with bursitis.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Thumb) Mad start at shortstop at High-A Saturday.
Jeff Mathis, C, MIA - (Shoulder) Could start rehab assignment Thursday.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA - (Shoulder) Could start rehab assignment Thursday.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM - (Elbow) Left rehab assignment to go to extended spring training.
Delmon Young, OF, PHI - (Ankle) Is unlikely to be activated by Tuesday.
Mike Adams, P, PHI - (Hip) Is dealing with a tender hip.
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF - (Oblique) Felt good after bullpen session Saturday.
Jason Motte, P, STL - (Elbow) Played light catch Saturday.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Hamstrings) Begins rehab assignment Monday.

Placed on the DL

Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY
Ivan Nova, P, NYY
Stephen Fife, P, LAD

Activated from the DL

Shaun Marcum, P, TOR

Called Up

Austin Romine, C, NYY
Vidal Nuno, P, NYY
Justin Germano, P, TOR
Matt Magill, P, NYM

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

Aaron Laffey, P, TOR
Josh Edgin, P, NYM

Closer Watch

Rangers - With a four run lead Saturday against the Twins Ron Washington didnít go with his closer, and paid the price for it. Joe Ortiz put two men on while only recording one out before Joe Nathan was called to the mound. The Rangers closer gave up a three-run homer to Oswaldo Arcia, but was able to gather his composure to record the final two outs for his eighth save of the season.

Tigers - There is no doubt that Jose Valverde is the man for the Tigers in the ninth inning. Saturdayís perfect ninth was Papa Grandeís second save in his second appearance since rejoining the Tigers. The Tigers were desperate for some stability in the closerís position, and it looks like Valverde has given it to them, for now.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs TOR
4/28 1:05 PM
R.A. Dickey 7-13 .538 0 2 2 0 1 .692 .500 1.192
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
4/28 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 12-39 .308 2 6 6 2 12 .590 .341 .931
John Mayberry - OF PHI @ NYM
4/28 1:10 PM
Jonathon Niese 5-14 .357 2 3 4 0 2 .857 .357 1.214
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU @ BOS
4/28 1:35 PM
John Lackey 8-30 .267 3 4 5 9 8 .600 .436 1.036
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE @ KC
4/28 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-10 .400 2 2 5 0 2 1.000 .400 1.400
Nick Swisher - OF CLE @ KC
4/28 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 13-29 .448 2 8 9 4 8 .897 .500 1.397
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs TB
4/28 2:10 PM
David Price 7-15 .467 1 2 5 0 1 .733 .467 1.200
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs TB
4/28 2:10 PM
David Price 7-14 .500 2 5 6 2 4 1.214 .563 1.777
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs CLE
4/28 2:10 PM
Justin Masterson 9-23 .391 1 5 4 1 3 .739 .417 1.156
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ MIN
4/28 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 4-10 .400 2 3 2 0 2 1.100 .400 1.500
Lance Berkman - 1B TEX @ MIN
4/28 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 3-11 .273 1 3 4 5 1 .727 .500 1.227
Geovany Soto - C TEX @ MIN
4/28 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 3-11 .273 1 2 2 2 2 .636 .385 1.021
Eric Hinske - 1B ARI vs COL
4/28 4:10 PM
Jon Garland 14-40 .350 3 6 8 1 7 .650 .357 1.007
Miguel Montero - C ARI vs COL
4/28 4:10 PM
Jon Garland 3-10 .300 1 2 3 4 3 .700 .500 1.200
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-21 .381 1 5 3 2 1 .714 .435 1.149
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-14 .286 1 2 5 0 5 .571 .286 .857
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ SD
4/28 4:10 PM
Jason Marquis 11-26 .423 1 5 6 4 4 .769 .500 1.269
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF @ SD
4/28 4:10 PM
Jason Marquis 6-17 .353 2 2 5 0 0 .706 .333 1.039
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
SLG
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Cole Hamels PHI @ NYM
4/28 1:10 PM
Mets Batters 26-89 .292 5 10 15 4 26 .524 .323 .847
Bartolo Colon OAK vs BAL
4/28 4:05 PM
Orioles Batters 13-61 .213 1 4 4 4 14 .331 .271 .602

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY vs TOR
4/28 1:05 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-14 .071 0 0 1 2 2 .071 .188 .259
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs TOR
4/28 1:05 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ MIA
4/28 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-22 .182 2 2 4 0 4 .455 .208 .663
Juan Pierre - OF MIA vs CHC
4/28 1:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
John Buck - C NYM vs PHI
4/28 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 2 2 4 0 4 .667 .167 .833
Ruben Tejada - SS NYM vs PHI
4/28 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .397
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ NYM
4/28 1:10 PM
Jonathon Niese 1-13 .077 0 0 1 1 5 .077 .143 .220
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ KC
4/28 2:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-12 .167 1 1 1 0 1 .417 .167 .583
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs CLE
4/28 2:10 PM
Justin Masterson 3-14 .214 0 0 1 0 2 .214 .214 .429
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ OAK
4/28 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-10 .100 0 0 2 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Carl Crawford - OF LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .077 .154
Mark Ellis - 2B LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 1 1 3 0 3 .417 .167 .583
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-15 .133 0 1 0 3 3 .200 .278 .478
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs MIL
4/28 4:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-18 .167 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .211 .377
Cold 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
Opp
OBP
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OPS
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs Cle
4/28 2:10 PM
Indians Batters 28-91 .308 6 15 22 6 19 .631 .352 .983
Jon Garland COL @ Ari
4/28 4:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 35-120 .292 6 12 19 13 16 .493 .357 .850
Jason Marquis SD vs SF
4/28 4:10 PM
Giants Batters 24-70 .343 3 7 13 6 10 .573 .400 .974
Recommended Pickup

Kevin Correia, SP, MIN - Any starting pitcher that can give his team seven or more innings while allowing three or less runs gives his chance to win every time he steps on the bump, and that is exactly was Correia has given the Twins in his first four starts with his new team. Correia isnít the sexiest pitcher as he only has 13 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched, but his 2.86 ERA and 1.13 WHIP are definitely noteworthy. Correia has adjusted to life in the American League quite well, but it may not be long before the batters in his new league catch on to what heís throwing, but as long as he is pitching as well as he has fantasy owners should keep eye on his progress.

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