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Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

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

Royals (James Shields - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 1:05
Twins (Kyle Gibson - R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05
Rangers (Martin Perez - L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 1:08
Nationals (Taylor Jordan - R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez - R), 1:10
White Sox (Jose Quintana - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 1:35
Reds (Tony Cingrani - L) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R), 1:35
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Pirates (Gerrit Cole - R), 1:35
Blue Jays (Josh Johnson - R) at Orioles (Scott Feldman - R), 1:35
Astros (Erik Bedard - L) at Rays (Chris Archer - R), 1:40
Red Sox (Brandon Workman - R) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 4:05
Angels (Joe Blanton - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 4:10
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Dodgers (Ricky Nolasco - R), 4:10
Brewers (Wily Peralta - R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 4:10
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 4:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: KC/CLE, COL/LAD, NYM/PIT, TEX/DET, WAS/MIA, CHW/PHI, BOS/OAK, LAA/SEA, MIL/ARZ, SF/SD

Injuries

Day-to-Day

B.J. Upton, OF, ATL - (Leg) Won’t return before All-Star break.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL - (Hamstring) Won’t return before All-Star break.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY - (Quadriceps) Didn’t go to Saturday’s game because of the flu.
LaTroy Hawkins, P, NYM - (Triceps) Lingering issues are the reason he didn’t pitch Friday.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD - (Back) MRI revealed nothing really significant.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, CHC - (Soreness) Will sit out Sunday.
Jeff Locke, P, PIT - (Back) Scratched from Sunday’s scheduled start.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD - (Hip) Missed second straight day Saturday.
Chris Dickerson, OF, BAL - (Shoulder) Will test shoulder by playing catch.
Ryan Pressly, P, MIN - (Ankle) Rolled ankle to field a bunt attempt Friday.
Travis Hafner, DH, NYY - (Foot) Sat out Friday’s game, but was available to pinch hit.

Players on the DL

Stephen Drew, SS, BOS - (Hamstring) Coming off the disabled list Sunday.
Ryan Vogelsong, P, SF - (Hand) Threw Bullpen session Saturday.
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS - (Back) Played catch Saturday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Hip) Didn’t show to Friday’s rained out rehab game.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Will start his second rehab game Wednesday.
Zach McAllister, P, CLE - (Finger) Will start rehab assignment this week.
J.A. Happ, P, TOR - (Head) Will begin rehab assignment soon.
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY - (Finger) Took dry swings Thursday.
Trevor Cahill, P, ARZ - (Hip) Threw bullpen session Thursday.

Placed on the DL

Activated from the DL

Santiago Casilla, P, SF

Called Up

Donnie Veal, P, CWS
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU
Jose Constanza, OF, ATL
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
Tom Koehler, P, MIA
Everett Teaford, P, KC
Jeff Francoeur, OF, SF

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

Jarred Cosart, P, HOU
Munenori Kawasaki, P, SS
Alex Wood, P, ATL
Michael Tonkin, P, MIN
Donnie Joseph, P, KC
Chris Heston, P, SF
Jean Machi, P, SF
Nick Noonan, 2B, SF

Claimed

Cole Gillespie, OF, CHC (from SF)

Signed

Ryan Quigley, P, SD
Eric Patterson, 2B, MIL

Traded

Matt Thornton, P, BOS (from CWS)
Brandon Jacobs, OF, CWS (from BOS)

Closer Watch

Indians - Cody Allen got his second save of the season Friday night against the Royals with the Indians incumbent closer Chris Perez being unavailable. Vinnie Pestano had been getting the bulk of the save opportunities while Perez was recovering from an injury, but he has been struggling as of late so Allen was called into action. Perez does seem to be healthy so there shouldn’t be many more chances for Allen to pick up saves.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Mike Aviles - SS CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 6-18 .333 2 2 3 1 4 .667 .368 1.035
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 1 .692 .400 1.092
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ NYY
7/14 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-10 .400 0 0 2 2 1 .400 .500 .900
Jeff Keppinger - 3B CWS @ PHI
7/14 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 7-15 .467 0 1 3 1 2 .533 .500 1.033
Jose Tabata - OF PIT vs NYM
7/14 1:35 PM
Dillon Gee 4-10 .400 0 1 0 0 2 .500 .400 .900
Jose Bautista - OF TOR @ BAL
7/14 1:35 PM
Scott Feldman 5-11 .455 1 3 5 1 0 .909 .462 1.371
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ BAL
7/14 1:35 PM
Scott Feldman 6-17 .353 3 3 6 0 2 .882 .353 1.235
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS @ OAK
7/14 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 5-13 .385 2 3 2 1 2 1.000 .429 1.429
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ LAD
7/14 4:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-15 .400 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .400 .800
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ LAD
7/14 4:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-12 .500 1 2 3 1 0 .833 .538 1.372
A.J. Ellis - C LAD vs COL
7/14 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-12 .500 1 2 3 0 2 .833 .500 1.333
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs COL
7/14 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 7-16 .438 1 3 3 8 2 .750 .625 1.375
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ ARI
7/14 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 4-12 .333 1 2 2 1 0 .667 .385 1.051
Nick Hundley - C SD vs SF
7/14 4:10 PM
Barry Zito 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 3 .545 .333 .879
Will Venable - OF SD vs SF
7/14 4:10 PM
Barry Zito 4-10 .400 0 0 1 0 3 .400 .400 .800
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF @ SD
7/14 4:10 PM
Eric Stults 6-10 .600 0 2 2 2 0 .900 .667 1.567
Allen Craig - 1B STL @ CHC
7/14 8:05 PM
Travis Wood 4-10 .400 1 1 1 0 1 .700 .400 1.100
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ CHC
7/14 8:05 PM
Travis Wood 6-18 .333 2 4 4 0 4 .778 .333 1.111
Jon Jay - OF STL @ CHC
7/14 8:05 PM
Travis Wood 5-12 .417 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
Yadier Molina - C STL @ CHC
7/14 8:05 PM
Travis Wood 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 3 .786 .267 1.052
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
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Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
James Shields KC @ CLE
7/14 1:05 PM
Indians Batters 29-142 .204 6 10 18 11 44 .368 .260 .628
CC Sabathia NYY vs MIN
7/14 1:05 PM
Twins Batters 23-120 .192 1 5 11 10 37 .252 .262 .514
Justin Verlander DET vs TEX
7/14 1:08 PM
Rangers Batters 45-193 .233 4 12 19 8 42 .333 .266 .598
Bartolo Colon OAK vs BOS
7/14 4:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 19-86 .221 4 8 7 7 19 .424 .280 .703
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA vs LAA
7/14 4:10 PM
Angels Batters 16-80 .200 1 6 4 3 18 .304 .229 .533
Joe Blanton LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Mariners Batters 18-69 .261 0 3 7 3 13 .300 .292 .592

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 0-13 .000 0 0 0 2 4 .000 .133 .133
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 6 .100 .250 .350
Carlos Santana - C CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .154 .321
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs KC
7/14 1:05 PM
James Shields 8-45 .178 3 4 10 1 15 .400 .196 .596
Alcides Escobar - SS KC @ CLE
7/14 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-13 .154 0 2 2 1 0 .308 .214 .522
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CLE
7/14 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 5 .167 .231 .397
Mike Moustakas - 3B KC @ CLE
7/14 1:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 1 0 2 3 .300 .333 .633
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ NYY
7/14 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-17 .176 0 0 1 0 7 .176 .176 .353
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ NYY
7/14 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 6-35 .171 0 1 3 3 14 .200 .231 .431
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ NYY
7/14 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 6-43 .140 1 3 3 4 9 .256 .240 .496
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ DET
7/14 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 3 .188 .235 .423
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ DET
7/14 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 2-15 .133 0 0 1 0 4 .133 .133 .267
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ DET
7/14 1:08 PM
Justin Verlander 3-25 .120 0 1 0 4 6 .160 .267 .427
Nate McLouth - OF BAL vs TOR
7/14 1:35 PM
Josh Johnson 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 5 .091 .231 .322
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ PHI
7/14 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 2-18 .111 1 2 2 4 9 .333 .304 .638
Jose Molina - C TB vs HOU
7/14 1:40 PM
Erik Bedard 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 3 .091 .231 .322
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ OAK
7/14 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 3-32 .094 1 1 1 2 10 .188 .147 .335
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ OAK
7/14 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 1 .100 .182 .282
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .182 .282
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .364
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma 2-13 .154 0 2 0 0 4 .308 .154 .462
Mike Trout - OF LAA @ SEA
7/14 4:10 PM
Hisashi Iwakuma 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .231 .397
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs COL
7/14 4:10 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 0-15 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .063 .063
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ ARI
7/14 4:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-16 .188 1 2 1 0 3 .438 .188 .625
 
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
Scott Feldman BAL vs Tor
7/14 1:35 PM
Blue Jays Batters 21-71 .296 5 9 15 3 9 .575 .318 .893
Barry Zito SF @ SD
7/14 4:10 PM
Padres Batters 29-92 .315 3 5 15 9 16 .427 .376 .803
Ricky Nolasco LAD vs Col
7/14 4:10 PM
Rockies Batters 30-89 .337 3 9 13 4 17 .525 .366 .891
Travis Wood CHC vs StL
7/14 8:05 PM
Cardinals Batters 30-80 .375 7 13 18 8 14 .719 .432 1.151
 
Recommended Pickup

Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - In the last 30 days Chacin has been one of the most dominant pitchers in all of Major League Baseball having picked up a league leading four wins, while also boasting an ERA of 1.78 with a 1.05 WHIP to boot. Chacin doesn’t quite pick up the strikeouts to have been a viable option in every league, but there is no reason why any team that has been short of starting pitching shouldn’t pick up the Rockies rightie who is available in more than half of all leagues.

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