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Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.


National League - FAAB - 7/28/13

Starting Pitching:

Jake Arrieta, Cubs - Arrieta could be called up to start for the Cubs on July 30. With the Cubs playing a doubleheader against the Brewers and Matt Garza no longer in the rotation, they'll be scrambling for a starting pitcher. Arrieta is 0-2 with a 4.03 in five starts with Triple-A Iowa since his trade along with Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman from Baltimore on July 2. While his K rate rose nicely with Triple-A Norfolk this year, it was offset by a corresponding jump in his BB/9 ratio, something he will need to correct to stick and succeed with the Cubs. He has done a better job of limiting walks for Triple-A Iowa, and even if he is not called up Tuesday, expect the Cubs to give him a chance at the big league level before season's end. Mixed: $0; NL: $3.

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