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Sunday Lineup Card: Be Speedy With Your Gonzalez Pickup

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)

Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Indians (Corey Kluber - R), 1:05
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner - R), 1:10
Brewers (Wily Peralta - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 1:10
Cardinals (Tyler Lyons - L) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 1:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R), 1:35
Dodgers (Zack Grienke - R) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole - R), 1:35
Royals (Wade Davis - R) at Rays (Roberto Hernandez - R), 1:40
White Sox (Hector Santiago - L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 2:10
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Twins (P.J. Walters - R), 2:10
Blue Jays (Chien-Ming Wang - R) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 3:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 3:35
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 4:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 4:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum - L) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: CWS/HOU, DET/MIN, NYY/LAA, SEA/OAK, WAS/CLE, ARZ/SD

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Carlos Quentin, SD, OF - (Shoulder) Scratched from Saturdayís lineup because of discomfort.
Alex Cobb, TB, P - (Head) Diagnosed with mild concussion after being hit by a line drive Saturday.
Hanley Ramrirez, SS, LAD - (Hamstring) Felt no pain Friday.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN - (Knee) Wasnít in the starting lineup Saturday.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF - (Hand) Tested out injury in batting practice Saturday.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS - (Illness) Returned to Boston to get a better grip on whatís making him sick.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Finger) Wasnít in Saturdayís starting lineup.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Neck) Will not make his next start Tuesday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Oblique) May land on the disabled list if he doesnít play Sunday.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Illness) Should rejoin team Sunday.
Jeff Baker, OF, TEX - (Thumb) Remains unable to swing, though there are improvements.
Placido Polanco, 3B, MIA - (Back) Missed fourth game in a row Saturday.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA - (Back) Expected to not play the whole weekend.
Alexi Casilla, 2B, BAL - (Finger) Didnít play again Saturday.

Players on the DL

Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Hamstring) Aiming for the end of the month to start rehab games.
Chris Perez, P, CLE - (Shoulder) Scheduled to pitch an inning Sunday for his first rehab game.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Knee) Trainers are unconcerned with puffiness after range of motion exercise.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Thumb) Shut down from baseball activities for at least a week.
Jeanmar Gomez, P, PIT - (Forearm) - Felt great after throwing a bullpen session Saturday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - (Hamstring) Could be activated as early as Monday.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Hamstring) Played behind the plate in rehab game Saturday.
Jonathan Broxton, P, CIN - (Elbow) Placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Christian Garcia, P, MIN - (Forearm) Rehab assignment was shut down.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - (Hand) No timetable for return to the bigs.
Chris Capuano, P, LAD - (Triceps) Threw four scoreless innings in rehab start Friday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Return to the Yankees rotation is a possibility by the end of June.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Foot) Won’t return to Oaklandís rotation until August at the earliest.
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT - (Calf) Will need two or three weeks of rest before starting his rehab.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Expected to return to the Rangerís rotation during their next road trip.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Back) Wonít be pushed to return, and may miss the whole season.
J.J. Putz, P, ARZ - (Elbow) Throws another simulated game Monday.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARZ - (Hand) Started rehab assignment Saturday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI - (Oblique) Took batting practice Friday for the first time since the injury occured.

Placed on the DL

Ryan Braun, OF, MIL
Jonathan Broxton, P, CIN

Activated from the DL

Shawn Camp, P, CHC
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX

Called Up

Caleb Gindi, OF, MIL
Brandon Cumpton, P, PIT
Pedro Villarreal, P, CIN
Jordan Brown, 1B, MIA

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

Eduardo Sanchez, P, CHC
Mike Zagurski, P, PIT
Leury Garcia, 2B, TEX
John Baker, C, LAD

Claimed

John Baker, C, LAD (from SD)

Closer Watch

Mariners - Oliver Perez recorded his first save of the season for the Mariners on Friday against the Athletics. Tom Wilhemlmsen has been the Mariners closer, and has recorded a healthy 16 saves, but has been in a downward spiral since the beginning of June having giving up an earned run in four out of his last six appearances, with a five runs given up his last time out. It will be interesting to see if Wilhemslen, Perez, or maybe someone else takes to the mound in the Mariners next save opportunity.

Marlins - The last Marlins roster other than Steve Chisek that had recorded a save was Mike Dunn on May 19. It is basically safe to say at this point that the job belongs to Chisek, but that doesnít hold much fantasy value as the Marlins are one of the worst teams in baseball right now, and donít find themselves in the position to win a game going into the ninth inning very often.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
John Buck - C NYM vs CHC
6/16 1:10 PM
Matt Garza 3-12 .250 0 2 3 3 4 .417 .438 .854
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM vs CHC
6/16 1:10 PM
Matt Garza 4-11 .364 2 2 7 1 5 .909 .385 1.294
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ MIA
6/16 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 11-24 .458 2 6 6 0 2 .917 .458 1.375
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs BOS
6/16 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 6-15 .400 1 3 2 1 3 .800 .438 1.238
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs BOS
6/16 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 13-34 .382 0 4 7 2 9 .529 .417 .946
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs LAD
6/16 1:35 PM
Zack Greinke 7-11 .636 0 2 2 1 1 .818 .667 1.485
Neil Walker - 2B PIT vs LAD
6/16 1:35 PM
Zack Greinke 4-14 .286 2 3 5 0 1 .786 .286 1.071
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ TB
6/16 1:40 PM
Roberto Hernandez 4-11 .364 1 2 1 1 1 .727 .417 1.144
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ TB
6/16 1:40 PM
Roberto Hernandez 15-31 .484 1 6 2 5 4 .774 .556 1.330
Yunel Escobar - SS TB vs KC
6/16 1:40 PM
Wade Davis 8-21 .381 0 2 1 4 0 .476 .480 .956
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs DET
6/16 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 7-19 .368 1 3 3 0 5 .632 .368 1.000
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs DET
6/16 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 5-18 .278 2 3 5 2 4 .667 .409 1.076
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ TEX
6/16 3:05 PM
Derek Holland 4-12 .333 1 1 6 1 3 .583 .357 .940
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs NYY
6/16 3:35 PM
CC Sabathia 9-19 .474 0 1 2 1 2 .526 .524 1.050
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ LAA
6/16 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 6-19 .316 1 4 2 1 4 .632 .350 .982
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B ARI @ SD
6/16 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 5-10 .500 0 2 2 2 2 .700 .538 1.238
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs PHI
6/16 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 3-10 .300 0 2 1 0 3 .600 .300 .900
Logan Forsythe - 2B SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 6-20 .300 1 3 2 5 5 .600 .440 1.040
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs SF
6/16 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 4-12 .333 0 1 0 4 4 .417 .500 .917
Brian McCann - C ATL vs SF
6/16 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 10-29 .345 1 5 4 1 10 .586 .367 .953
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jon Lester BOS @ BAL
6/16 1:35 PM
Orioles Batters 42-189 .222 2 15 17 17 54 .330 .286 .615
Jered Weaver LAA vs NYY
6/16 3:35 PM
Yankees Batters 48-214 .224 6 17 16 14 45 .366 .272 .638
Bartolo Colon OAK vs SEA
6/16 4:05 PM
Mariners Batters 24-111 .216 0 4 6 5 21 .255 .247 .502
Ian Kennedy ARI @ SD
6/16 4:10 PM
Padres Batters 30-136 .221 2 10 10 11 44 .350 .281 .631
Cole Hamels PHI @ COL
6/16 4:10 PM
Rockies Batters 16-82 .195 0 4 6 3 22 .258 .224 .481

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Bourn - OF CLE vs WAS
6/16 1:05 PM
Stephen Strasburg 2-13 .154 0 0 0 3 6 .154 .313 .466
Ty Wigginton - 3B STL @ MIA
6/16 1:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 1-16 .063 0 1 0 0 3 .125 .063 .188
Chris Davis - 1B BAL vs BOS
6/16 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 0-13 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .071 .071
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs BOS
6/16 1:35 PM
Jon Lester 11-55 .200 0 5 1 3 14 .291 .241 .532
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs LAD
6/16 1:35 PM
Zack Greinke 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 2 .400 .100 .500
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs LAD
6/16 1:35 PM
Zack Greinke 2-15 .133 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .267
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs LAD
6/16 1:35 PM
Zack Greinke 3-15 .200 0 2 2 2 3 .400 .294 .694
Miguel Tejada - SS KC @ TB
6/16 1:40 PM
Roberto Hernandez 2-12 .167 1 1 1 0 0 .417 .167 .583
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs DET
6/16 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 4-23 .174 0 1 1 3 4 .217 .269 .487
Trevor Plouffe - 3B MIN vs DET
6/16 2:10 PM
Doug Fister 2-14 .143 1 1 3 0 1 .357 .143 .500
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs TOR
6/16 3:05 PM
Chien-Ming Wang 3-20 .150 1 1 1 2 5 .300 .227 .527
Melky Cabrera - OF TOR @ TEX
6/16 3:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA vs NYY
6/16 3:35 PM
CC Sabathia 2-17 .118 1 2 1 3 6 .353 .250 .603
Brendan Harris - SS LAA vs NYY
6/16 3:35 PM
CC Sabathia 3-15 .200 0 2 0 0 2 .333 .200 .533
Travis Hafner - DH NYY @ LAA
6/16 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 4-27 .148 0 1 0 6 5 .185 .303 .488
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ LAA
6/16 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 6-32 .188 2 4 7 3 8 .469 .257 .726
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ LAA
6/16 3:35 PM
Jered Weaver 3-18 .167 1 2 1 0 4 .389 .167 .556
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA @ OAK
6/16 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ OAK
6/16 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-11 .091 0 0 1 1 5 .091 .167 .258
Kyle Seager - 3B SEA @ OAK
6/16 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SD
6/16 4:10 PM
Clayton Richard 3-15 .200 0 1 1 1 3 .267 .250 .517
Michael Cuddyer - OF COL vs PHI
6/16 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs PHI
6/16 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 3-17 .176 0 0 0 1 5 .176 .222 .399
Kyle Blanks - OF SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 4 .091 .231 .322
Everth Cabrera - SS SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 2-14 .143 0 2 0 2 7 .357 .250 .607
Chris Denorfia - OF SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500
Will Venable - OF SD vs ARI
6/16 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 5-29 .172 0 1 4 0 10 .241 .172 .414
Reed Johnson - OF ATL vs SF
6/16 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 5 .182 .167 .348
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs SF
6/16 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 0-10 .000 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .167 .167
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ricky Nolasco MIA vs StL
6/16 1:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 41-125 .328 3 11 10 7 22 .470 .372 .842
Roberto Hernandez TB vs KC
6/16 1:40 PM
Royals Batters 36-116 .310 3 14 15 12 10 .497 .375 .873
 
Recommended Pickup

Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL - Sporting a 3.71 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, with 52 strikeouts, and four wins over 68 innings, Gonzalez has proven that he is worth a look in most fantasy leagues. Not many owners can overlook the fact that Gonzalez has pitched a quality start in eight out of his 11 starts thus far, and that includes five out of his last six. Gonzalez doesnít quite have the same hype machine that recent recommendations Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler do, and with good reason, but if you are in the market for another starting pitcher Gonzalez may be a nice consolation prize if he is still available on the waiver wire.

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