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Monday Lineup Card: Arenado Arrives

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

American League
Astros (Lucas Harrell – R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L), 7:05
Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:08
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Royals (Wade Davis – R), 8:10
Angels (Tommy Hanson – R) at Athletics (Dan Straily – R), 10:05
Orioles (Zach Britton – L) at Mariners (Joe Saunders – L), 10:10

National League
Mets (Matt Harvey – R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R), 7:10
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Braves (Julio Teheran – R), 7:10
Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R), 8:05
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez – L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R), 9:40
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly – L), 10:10

Interleague
None

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
Brett Anderson, P, BOS – (Ankle) Will be skipped in rotation Monday.
R.A. Dickey, P, TOR – (Neck) Will have MRI Monday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB – (Hamstring) Missed fourth straight game Sunday, could hit DL if not healthy Tuesday.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW – (Back) Missed third straight game Sunday, DL move possible.
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK – (Neck) Out of Sunday’s starting lineup with stiffness.
Jose Molina, C, TB – (Knee) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Back) Missed fourth straight game Sunday, could head to DL.


NL
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL – (Illness) Left Sunday’s game with stomach bug.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD – (Quadriceps) Missed games Saturday and Sunday but may avoid DL.
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL – (Hamstring) Sat Sunday with strain.
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN – (Hamstring) Expected to hit the DL.
Derrick Robinson, OF, CIN – (Ribs) Was available Sunday but dealing with injury.
Marco Scutaro, SS, SF – (Back) Playing through soreness.
Travis Snider, OF, PIT – (Oblique) Out of Sunday’s lineup, should not miss much time.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Shoulder) Day-to-day after suffering strain in rotator cuff Sunday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT – (Hand) Should avoid DL but missed Sunday’s game.

Players on the DL

AL
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA – (Heel) Should be activated by weekend.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL – (Knee) Doing rehab in pool, no baseball yet.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE – (Finger) Unlikely to return when eligible Tuesday.
Craig Breslow, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Was to make second appearance in a row Sunday.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA – (Forearm) Should need minimum time on DL.
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, LAA – (Calf) Rehab begins Tuesday, should be activated over the weekend.
John Danks, P, CHW – (Shoulder) Will begin rehab Thursday at Double-A.
Danny Duffy, P, KS – (Elbow) Threw 20 pitches, eye on June return.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW – (Elbow) No damage revealed in MRI.
Joel Hanrahan, P, BOS – (Hamstring) Expected to be activated Tuesday.
Lou Marson, C, CLE – (Shoulder) Placed on DL just a few days after being activated.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS – (Chest) Shut down with strained pectoral muscle.
Felipe Paulino, P, KC – (Elbow) Threw some of batting practice in Tommy John rehab.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR – (Ankle) Out of cast, into walking boot.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL – (Hamstring) Has resumed baseball activities.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA – (Shoulder) Should be activated Monday.
Luke Scott, OF, TB – (Calf) Could be activated Tuesday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL – (Thumb) Placed on DL with dislocated thumb suffered Saturday.

NL
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) Three bullpen sessions this week before rehab.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM – (Elbow) Threw 25 pitches in rehab game Saturday, won’t be activated until he throws back-to-back days.
Todd Helton, 1B, COL – (Wrist) Is not cleared to swing a bat yet.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT – (Shoulder) Still working out with team, no rehab yet.
Francisco Liriano, P, PIT – (Arm) Will stay in minors even after Tuesday rehab.
Brian McCann, C, ATL – (Shoulder) Could be activated during this week’s road trip.
Jason Motte, P, STL – (Elbow) Throwing from 5-60 feet.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD – (Thumb) Another game or two on rehab, then should be activated.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS – (Hamstring) May be activated Monday.
Tyson Ross, P, SD – (Shoulder) Will begin rehab at Triple-A this week.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS – (Hamstring) Will rehab Tuesday and Wednesday at High-A and be activated over the weekend.

Notable Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here. Note: With a multitude of transactions leading up to Opening Day these are some of the highlights:

Called Up
Scott Barnes, P, CLE
Yan Gomes, C, CLE
Duente Heath, P, CHW
Luis Exposito, C, BAL
Will Smith, P, KC
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL

Sent Down
Ryan Lavarnaway, C, BOS

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Lou Marson, C, CLE
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL
Didi Gregorius, SS, AZ (7-day DL)

Activated from DL
John Lackey, P, BOS
Jason Kubel, OF, AZ
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK

Signed/Traded/Claimed/Released
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL (designated for assignment)
Casper Wells, OF, OAK (designated for assignment)

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

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KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU @ NYY
4/29 7:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 13-40 .325 6 8 11 4 12 .875 .426 1.301
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs MIN
4/29 7:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey 5-11 .455 1 2 5 2 1 .818 .500 1.318
Omar Infante - 2B DET vs MIN
4/29 7:08 PM
Mike Pelfrey 15-28 .536 0 1 3 2 1 .607 .581 1.188
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
4/29 7:08 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 1 1 1 1 0 .636 .417 1.053
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE @ KC
4/29 8:10 PM
Wade Davis 2-12 .167 1 2 2 4 2 .500 .375 .875
Nick Swisher - OF CLE @ KC
4/29 8:10 PM
Wade Davis 2-10 .200 1 2 2 2 4 .600 .385 .985
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs PIT
4/29 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 14-34 .412 4 9 7 3 6 .912 .459 1.371
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs PIT
4/29 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 12-34 .353 1 4 2 5 7 .529 .463 .993
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ MIL
4/29 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-11 .364 0 0 0 6 1 .364 .588 .952
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ STL
4/29 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 2 .545 .333 .879
Buster Posey - C SF @ ARI
4/29 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 6-14 .429 0 2 2 1 1 .571 .467 1.038
Michael Cuddyer - OF COL @ LAD
4/29 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-10 .200 1 2 1 1 3 .600 .273 .873
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ LAD
4/29 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 6-15 .400 4 4 7 2 2 1.200 .471 1.671
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ubaldo Jimenez CLE @ KC
4/29 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 12-62 .194 3 4 6 1 12 .358 .216 .574
Ian Kennedy ARI vs SF
4/29 9:40 PM
Giants Batters 20-83 .241 0 5 7 6 20 .303 .290 .592
Ted Lilly LAD vs COL
4/29 10:10 PM
Rockies Batters 22-109 .202 5 12 10 10 29 .436 .269 .705

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nate Schierholtz - OF CHC vs SD
4/29 8:05 PM
Clayton Richard 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC vs CLE
4/29 8:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-19 .158 2 3 2 1 3 .526 .200 .726
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B MIL vs PIT
4/29 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .308
Carlos Gomez - OF MIL vs PIT
4/29 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 4-20 .200 0 1 0 0 10 .250 .200 .450
Alex Gonzalez - SS MIL vs PIT
4/29 8:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-23 .087 0 0 3 0 6 .087 .087 .174
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ MIL
4/29 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 0-13 .000 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .071 .071
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ STL
4/29 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-25 .160 0 0 1 1 4 .160 .192 .352
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ STL
4/29 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 4 .167 .083 .250
Eric Chavez - 3B ARI vs SF
4/29 9:40 PM
Matt Cain 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 3 .214 .143 .357
Andres Torres - OF SF @ ARI
4/29 9:40 PM
Ian Kennedy 4-22 .182 0 1 0 1 6 .227 .217 .445
Chris Davis - 1B BAL @ SEA
4/29 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 2-13 .154 1 1 1 0 6 .385 .154 .538
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ SEA
4/29 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 5-21 .238 0 0 3 0 5 .238 .238 .476
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ LAD
4/29 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-22 .136 0 2 2 1 6 .273 .174 .447
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ LAD
4/29 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 4-26 .154 0 1 0 1 10 .192 .185 .377
Eric Young Jr. - OF COL @ LAD
4/29 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-19 .105 0 1 0 4 5 .211 .261 .471
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Mike Pelfrey MIN @ Det
4/29 7:08 PM
Tigers Batters 31-68 .456 2 6 13 12 5 .598 .539 1.138
Yovani Gallardo MIL vs Pit
4/29 8:10 PM
Pirates Batters 16-65 .246 1 6 7 13 13 .425 .372 .797
 

Recommended Pickup

Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL – The Rockies made a significant call up as Arenado made his debut on Sunday. One of the brighter bat prospects in the game, Arenado started the season .364/.392/.667 with 14 extra-base hits in 18 games at Triple-A. With plenty of the season still to go, Arenado could hit 20 home runs the rest of the way with his home ballpark advantage. The hit tool is his strong point as he has hit at least .285 or better at every level.

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