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Monday Lineup Card: Yelling for Yelich

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)
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 3:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Braves (Mike Minor – L), 7:10
Mets (Aaron Harang – R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto – R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay – R) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi – R), 7:10
Astros (Jordan Lyles – R) at Rangers (Derek Holland – L), 8:05
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija – R), 8:05
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R), 8:10
Nationals (Tanner Roark – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Athletics (A.J. Griffin – R) at Angels (Garrett Richards – R), 10:05
Royals (Yordano Ventura – R) at Mariners (Brandon Maurer – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD – (Hand) Likely out for season.
Joaquin Arias, SS, SF – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup, could return soon.
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET – (Groin) Left Saturday’s game and did not play Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CIN – (Thumb) Was available off the bench Sunday.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL – (Wrist) Missed another game Sunday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Foot) Manager Ferrell optimistic Ellsbury will play Wednesday.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD – (Ankle) Missed ninth straight start Sunday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL – (Knee) Has been solely a pinch hitter for about a week.
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK – (Abdomen) May not play during upcoming early week series.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Finger) Slight possibility he hits again this season.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Back) Out of Sunday’s lineup with tightness.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB – (Hamstring) Sent for MRI after Sunday’s game.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET – (Hand) Out of lineup for third straight day.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB – (Illness) Scratched Sunday with flu.
Starling Marte, P, PIT – (Hand) Probably relegated to bench for remainder of season.
Russell Martin, C, PIT – (Knee) Left Sunday’s game with discomfort in left knee.
Justin Masterson, P, CLE – (Oblique) Will serve in a relief role for remainder of regular season.
Brad Miller, SS, SEA – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup but could return Monday.
Austin Romine, C, NYY – (Concussion) Cleared to play but manager Girardi said he may not return this season.
Wilin Rosario, C, COL – (Calf) Out of lineup Sunday, questionable for remainder of season.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF – (Finger/Back) Has made just one start since Sept. 13.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL – (Hamstring) Was unavailable Sunday but could make return in upcoming series.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA – (Forearm) Will throw bullpen session Monday and assuming all goes well will make Wednesday’s start.

Players on the DL
Jesse Crain, P, TB – (Shoulder) Should be activated Monday.

Placed on the DL
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR

Activated from the DL
None

Called Up
J.D. Martin, P, TB
Enny Romero, P, TB

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
None

Traded/Signed/Claimed
Frank De Los Santos, P, TB to CHW

Closer Watch
None

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BAL
9/23 3:10 PM
Wei-Yin Chen 7-15 .467 1 1 2 0 3 .667 .467 1.133
Brian McCann - C ATL vs MIL
9/23 7:10 PM
Marco Estrada 5-11 .455 0 0 1 0 1 .455 .455 .909
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs NYM
9/23 7:10 PM
Aaron Harang 14-36 .389 3 4 9 0 7 .667 .389 1.056
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA vs PHI
9/23 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 8-18 .444 1 3 2 0 3 .722 .474 1.196
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs PHI
9/23 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 7-22 .318 2 3 4 2 7 .636 .375 1.011
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ ATL
9/23 7:10 PM
Mike Minor 6-14 .429 1 2 4 0 2 .714 .429 1.143
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs HOU
9/23 8:05 PM
Jordan Lyles 3-11 .273 0 1 2 4 1 .455 .467 .921
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ MIN
9/23 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 5-11 .455 1 2 5 2 1 .818 .500 1.318
Omar Infante - 2B DET @ MIN
9/23 8:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 15-28 .536 0 1 3 2 1 .607 .581 1.188
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SD
9/23 10:10 PM
Eric Stults 3-10 .300 1 3 5 1 1 .800 .364 1.164
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ SD
9/23 10:10 PM
Eric Stults 5-11 .455 0 1 2 0 1 .636 .455 1.091
 
Hot 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
Opp
OPS
Wei-Yin Chen BAL @ TB
9/23 3:10 PM
Rays Batters 17-76 .224 1 2 7 7 13 .266 .289 .555

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Desmond Jennings - OF TB vs BAL
9/23 3:10 PM
Wei-Yin Chen 0-12 .000 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .077 .077
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs MIL
9/23 7:10 PM
Marco Estrada 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .258
Cesar Izturis - SS CIN vs NYM
9/23 7:10 PM
Aaron Harang 0-17 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Logan Morrison - OF MIA vs PHI
9/23 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 1-13 .077 0 0 1 2 4 .077 .200 .277
Juan Pierre - OF MIA vs PHI
9/23 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Chris Carter - OF HOU @ TEX
9/23 8:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs HOU
9/23 8:05 PM
Jordan Lyles 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Trevor Plouffe - 3B MIN vs DET
9/23 8:10 PM
Justin Verlander 3-15 .200 0 1 0 0 5 .267 .200 .467
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Roy Halladay PHI @ Mia
9/23 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 36-120 .300 3 8 13 5 25 .413 .330 .743
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs Det
9/23 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 30-66 .455 2 6 13 11 5 .602 .535 1.136
 

Recommended Pickup
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