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Monday Lineup Card: Underrated Prospect Urrutia

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)
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Nationals (Dan Haren – R), 7:05
Yankees (Ivan Nova – R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish – R), 7:05
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L) at Blue Jays (Josh Johnson – R), 7:07
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Mets (Dillon Gee – R), 7:10
Rays (Matt Moore – L) at Red Sox (Brandon Workman – R), 7:10
Padres (Andrew Cashner – R) at Brewers (Tom Gorzelanny – L), 8:10
Orioles (Scott Feldman – R) at Royals (Wade Davis – R), 8:10
Athletics (Tom Milone – L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L), 8:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler – R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz – L), 8:40
Cubs (Matt Garza – R) at Diamondbacks (Tyler Skaggs – L), 9:40
Twins (Samuel Deduno – R) at Angels (Joe Blanton – R), 10:05
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Mariners (Aaron Harang – R), 10:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW – (Wrist) Will miss a few days with soreness.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK – (Wrist) Could take batting practice Monday.
Endy Chavez, OF, SEA – (Groin) Out of lineup again Sunday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB – (Hamstring) Avoided DL move Sunday but may not be ready to start Monday.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Hamstring) Expects to return to lineup Monday.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD – (Shoulder) Has swelling on ankle but DL is unlikely.
Corey Kluber, P, CLE – (Hip) Should make next start Friday.
Gerald Laird, C, ATL – (Hand) Left Sunday’s game with contusion.
Jon Lester, P, BOS – (General Soreness) On pace to start Tuesday.
Paul Maholm, P, ATL – (Wrist) Will be examined Monday, Thursday’s start in doubt.
Wil Myers, OF, TB – (Wrist) Was available to pinch hit Sunday and is likely to start Monday.
Derrick Robinson, OF, CIN – (Shoulder) Did not play Saturday, pinch hit Sunday.

Players on the DL
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF – (Groin) Out about six weeks.
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Having season-ending surgery Wednesday.
Scott Baker, P, CHC – (Elbow) Bad rehab start in Low-A.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) Could be activated Thursday if Paul Maholm cannot make the start.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Neck) Will visit Dr. James Andrews Monday.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA – (Elbow) Hopes to take mound in next few days.
Roy Halladay, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Had first bullpen session, rehab will be lengthy.
Tommy Hanson, P, LAA – (Forearm) Will start Tuesday.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX – (Back) Will throw in bullpen Monday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Quadriceps) Is not running yet, return date of July 27 is in doubt.
Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW – (Back) Should be activated Monday.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN – (Shoulder) Will begin minor league rehab Wednesday.
Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM – (Forearm) Has had two good rehab starts, probably going to make two or three more.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX – (Shoulder) Will be activated and start Tuesday.
Felipe Paulino, P, KC – (Elbow) Will move from bullpen sessions to simulated games.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY – (Hip) Yanked from rehab with strained quad.
Wandy Rodriguez, P, PIT – (Forearm) Season appears to be in doubt.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN – (Knee) Fitted for a knee brace, on track for mid-August return.

Placed on the DL
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF
Jason Marquis, P, SD
Eric O’Flaherty, P, ATL (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from the DL
Melky Cabrera, OF, TOR
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD
James Loney, 1B, TB

Called Up
Kameron Loe, P, ATL
Jean Machi, P, SF

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Miles Mikolas, P, SD
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL
Ryan Roberts, 2B, TB
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Neil Wagner, P, TOR

Traded/Signed/Claimed
None

Closer Watch
Rays – Rocky Fernando Rodney gave up a run Saturday (unearned) and two runs Sunday, but survived with saves in each contest by maintaining a one run lead.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ TEX
7/22 7:05 PM
Yu Darvish 6-11 .545 0 2 2 0 1 .818 .545 1.364
Carl Crawford - OF LAD @ TOR
7/22 7:07 PM
Josh Johnson 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 0 .615 .400 1.015
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ TOR
7/22 7:07 PM
Josh Johnson 8-15 .533 0 2 3 2 2 .667 .588 1.255
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ TOR
7/22 7:07 PM
Josh Johnson 5-15 .333 1 2 5 1 5 .600 .353 .953
Skip Schumaker - 2B LAD @ TOR
7/22 7:07 PM
Josh Johnson 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .800
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ NYM
7/22 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee 6-12 .500 1 1 1 5 2 .750 .667 1.417
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ KC
7/22 8:10 PM
Wade Davis 8-22 .364 0 3 3 1 3 .500 .391 .891
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ KC
7/22 8:10 PM
Wade Davis 5-19 .263 1 3 1 1 2 .526 .333 .860
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 6-21 .286 2 2 3 4 10 .571 .400 .971
Dayan Viciedo - OF CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 4-12 .333 1 2 2 0 5 .667 .333 1.000
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ CWS
7/22 8:10 PM
Chris Sale 4-11 .364 0 2 1 2 2 .545 .462 1.007
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs BAL
7/22 8:10 PM
Scott Feldman 6-15 .400 0 2 3 1 3 .600 .438 1.038
Miguel Tejada - SS KC vs BAL
7/22 8:10 PM
Scott Feldman 4-14 .286 1 2 1 0 0 .571 .286 .857
Michael Bourn - OF CLE @ SEA
7/22 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 10-29 .345 1 4 3 4 5 .586 .441 1.027
Hunter Pence - OF SF vs CIN
7/22 10:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 12-35 .343 2 7 5 3 4 .686 .395 1.080
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Dan Haren WAS vs PIT
7/22 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 20-94 .213 1 7 5 4 27 .308 .252 .561
Ivan Nova NYY @ TEX
7/22 7:05 PM
Rangers Batters 10-65 .154 1 2 8 9 6 .227 .262 .489
Chris Sale CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 10-70 .143 0 5 3 8 19 .222 .241 .463
Max Scherzer DET @ CWS
7/22 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 27-134 .201 5 9 9 14 41 .353 .277 .630

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ WAS
7/22 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 4-24 .167 0 1 1 0 9 .208 .167 .375
Russell Martin - C PIT @ WAS
7/22 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 7-39 .179 0 2 1 3 9 .231 .256 .487
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs NYY
7/22 7:05 PM
Ivan Nova 2-11 .182 0 1 3 0 1 .273 .231 .503
A.J. Pierzynski - C TEX vs NYY
7/22 7:05 PM
Ivan Nova 1-12 .083 0 0 1 1 1 .083 .143 .226
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL @ NYM
7/22 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Alejandro De Aza - OF CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 4-17 .235 1 1 2 1 7 .412 .278 .690
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 3-30 .100 0 1 0 3 3 .133 .182 .315
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs DET
7/22 8:10 PM
Max Scherzer 3-24 .125 0 1 0 1 8 .167 .160 .327
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ CWS
7/22 8:10 PM
Chris Sale 1-11 .091 0 0 0 3 3 .091 .286 .377
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ CWS
7/22 8:10 PM
Chris Sale 2-11 .182 0 1 2 2 5 .273 .308 .580
Alcides Escobar - SS KC vs BAL
7/22 8:10 PM
Scott Feldman 1-10 .100 0 0 2 1 2 .100 .182 .282
Chris Getz - 2B KC vs BAL
7/22 8:10 PM
Scott Feldman 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ LAA
7/22 10:05 PM
Joe Blanton 2-11 .182 1 1 1 1 3 .455 .250 .705
Mark Reynolds - 1B CLE @ SEA
7/22 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 2-12 .167 1 2 1 0 5 .500 .231 .731
Kendrys Morales - 1B SEA vs CLE
7/22 10:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 3 .300 .200 .500
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs CLE
7/22 10:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 1-11 .091 0 0 1 1 3 .091 .167 .258
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Josh Johnson TOR vs LAD
7/22 7:07 PM
Dodgers Batters 34-92 .370 4 11 18 8 20 .610 .416 1.026
Dillon Gee NYM vs Atl
7/22 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 21-73 .288 3 8 9 9 14 .503 .385 .888
 

Recommended Pickup
Henry Urrutia, OF, BAL – Urrutia was recalled Friday after putting together an impressive .365/.427/.531 slash line with seven home runs between 52 Double-A games and 15 Triple-A games. Urrutia does not appear on many top prospect lists but he is already 26 years old as a Cuban defector and even if he falls short of his minor league numbers he seems likely to be able to handle the transition to MLB pitching. The Orioles plan to have Urrutia platoon at DH with Danny Valencia for now, with Urrutia getting starts against right-handers. The Rangers threw three lefties in a row at the Orioles over the weekend and Urrutia started just one of the games. There will be more at-bats to come.

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