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Wednesday Lineup Card: Moore Trouble Ahead?

Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily serves as the site's day-to-day editor of NHL content, while also working as the Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies beat writer, managing the site's Closer Grid, and contributing to the football and baseball magazines.

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

Padres (Eric Stults -- L) at Indians (Zach McAllister -- R), 12:05 (Game 1)
Athletics (Jesse Chavez -- R) at Twins (Phil Hughes -- R), 1:10
Reds (Mike Leake -- R) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller -- R), 1:45
Rays (Jake Odorizzi -- R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie -- R), 2:10
White Sox (Erik Johnson -- R) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio -- R), 3:10
Padres (Robbie Erlin -- L) at Indians (Trevor Bauer -- R), 3:30 (Game 2)
Rangers (Robbie Ross -- L) at Red Sox (Jake Peavy -- R), 4:05
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez -- R) at Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka -- R), 7:05
Marlins (Brad Hand -- R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann -- R), 7:05
Brewers (Matt Garza -- R) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez -- R), 7:05
Astros (Lucas Harrell -- R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow -- R), 7:07
Mets (Zack Wheeler -- R) at Braves (Ervin Santana -- R), 7:10
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez -- L) at Cubs (Jason Hammel -- R), 8:05
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez -- R) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett -- R), 10:10
Angels (Garrett Richards -- R) at Mariners (Roenis Elias -- L), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo -- R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum -- R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: SD/CLE, OAK/MIN, CIN/STL, TB/KC, CWS/COL, TEX/BOS

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Luis Avilan, RP, ATL (hamstring) -- Exited Tuesday’s game after hamstring cramped up but expects to be fine moving forward.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (leg) -- Hobbled off the field following an RBI double in Tuesday’s game. Will not play Wednesday and will return to Texas for an MRI.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (illness) -- Could be back in the lineup Wednesday if he endures no setbacks while taking part in pregame activity Tuesday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (illness) -- Returned to the Atlanta lineup Tuesday.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WSH (illness) -- Was able to make his scheduled start Tuesday.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) -- Exited Tuesday’s game in the ninth inning with a left thumb injury.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL (back) -- Progressed nicely Tuesday and is hopeful to be in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.
Torii Hunter, OF, DET (knee) -- Diagnosed with a left knee contusion after sliding into the wall Tuesday.
Omar Infante, 2B, KC (head) -- Diagnosed with a non-concussive head injury, a face laceration and a sprained jaw, but is not expected to miss significant time.
David Lough, OF, BAL (undisclosed) -- Will likely head to the DL on Wednesday with a mystery ailment.
James Paxton, SP, SEA (lat strain) -- Left Tuesday’s start in the sixth inning with a left lat strain.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (thumb) -- Remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Jacob Turner, SP, MIA (shoulder) -- Scratched from Wednesday’s spot start with a strained right shoulder.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (illness) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (shoulder) -- Hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday.

Players on the DL
Josh Beckett, SP, LAD (thumb) -- Expected to be activated from the DL to start Wednesday against the Tigers.
Craig Breslow, RP, BOS (shoulder) -- Expected to return from DL on Wednesday.
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (elbow) -- Has not resumed throwing since throwing in a simulated game Sunday.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) -- Had a 20-minute procedure performed Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus in his left knee.
Freddy Galvis, 2B, PHI (illness) -- Began a rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater on Tuesday.
Cory Gearrin, RP, ATL (elbow) -- Will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI (biceps) -- Believes he’ll be ready for his season debut once he works his way up to 90 pitches.
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (back) -- Gave up one run on three hits and no walks over 4.2 innings in a rehab start Tuesday.
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA (finger) -- Slated to throw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.
Casey Janssen, RP, TOR (back) -- Will throw a side session Wednesday and is expected to make one or two rehab appearances before returning from DL.
Mat Latos, SP, CIN (knee) -- Was scratched from his scheduled rehab start at Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday with right elbow irritation.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (hip) -- Scheduled to start Saturday for the Rangers if he progresses through the week without any setbacks.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL (knee) -- Ran on a pool treadmill Tuesday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (calf) -- Expected to initiate baseball activities later this week.
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) -- Will visit Dr. James Andrews for a more thorough evaluation after MRI proved inconclusive Tuesday. Reportedly is dealing with a UCL tear and could requrie Tommy John surgery.
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (elbow) -- Underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Wilson Ramos, C, WSH (wrist) -- Won’t begin rehabbing injury until next week.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR (hamstring) -- Relayed that his right hamstring felt better Tuesday but is now unlikely to return when first eligible Apr. 15.
Johan Santana, SP, BAL (shoulder) -- Reportedly showed good velocity during a two-inning simulated game Monday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring) -- Scheduled to begin baseball activities later this week.
Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA (shoulder) -- Will make his second rehab start at Double-A Jackson this week.

Transactions -- Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (paternity list)
Trevor Bell, RP, CIN
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD
Matt Moore, SP, TB
David Robertson, RP, NYY

Activated from DL
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Jeff Beliveau, RP, TB
Cesar Cabral, RP, NYY
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Josh Zeid, RP, HOU

Send Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Frank Herrmann, RP, CLE (outrighted to Triple-A)

Closer Watch

Yankees -- Not much in the way of actual news developed Tuesday regarding the closing situation, as the team lost by a 14-5 count to the Orioles. However, after manager Joe Girardi announced Shawn Kelley was unavailable in Tuesday’s game after pitching four of the last six games, the underlying message seemed to be that Kelley will be the team’s primary closer while David Robertson (groin) heads to the DL. Robertson’s stay on the DL isn’t expected to last much longer than the 15-day minimum, so fantasy owners in deeper leagues may not want to invest too heavily in Kelley during this weekend’s free agent auction bidding.

Hot Batter Matchups – April 9, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Holliday OF STL vs CIN
1:45PM
M. Leake 14 6 1 0 2 1 1 .429 .467 .500 .967
Y. Molina C STL vs CIN
1:45PM
M. Leake 12 4 2 1 1 0 3 .333 .333 .667 1.000
M. Joyce OF TB @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 27 10 4 1 6 2 3 .370 .400 .630 1.030
E. Longoria 3B TB @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 36 11 6 1 9 3 6 .306 .350 .528 .878
B. Zobrist 2B TB @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 31 10 4 0 4 3 6 .323 .382 .484 .866
S. Choo OF TEX @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Peavy 21 9 2 2 3 2 3 .429 .500 .714 1.214
G. Stanton OF MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 13 3 3 3 5 0 4 .231 .231 .923 1.154
M. Byrd OF PHI vs MIL
7:05PM
M. Garza 11 4 2 2 7 1 5 .364 .385 .909 1.294
C. Granderson OF NYM @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 40 11 7 5 9 5 8 .275 .356 .700 1.056
A. Avila C DET @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 10 4 2 1 2 1 2 .400 .455 .800 1.255
T. Hunter OF DET @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 22 8 2 1 4 2 4 .364 .400 .545 .945
V. Martinez DH DET @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 16 6 1 1 4 2 4 .375 .444 .563 1.007
P. Goldschmidt 1B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 17 10 7 6 12 2 4 .588 .600 1.706 2.306
A. Hill 2B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 16 9 4 0 2 3 4 .563 .632 .813 1.444
A. Pagan OF SF vs ARI
10:15PM
B. Arroyo 26 7 4 2 4 2 2 .269 .321 .577 .898
H. Pence OF SF vs ARI
10:15PM
B. Arroyo 37 13 7 2 5 3 4 .351 .400 .676 1.076
Hot Pitcher Matchups – April 9, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Matt Garza MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
72 14 4 2 9 8 16 .194 .279 .314 .593
Jason Hammel CHC vs PIT
8:05PM
75 12 3 3 7 3 15 .160 .199 .281 .480
Cold Batter Matchups – April 9, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Jaso C OAK @ MIN
1:10PM
P. Hughes 12 2 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .286 .167 .452
Y. Escobar SS TB @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 19 3 1 1 3 0 1 .158 .200 .316 .516
J. Molina C TB @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 13 2 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .214 .154 .368
E. Andrus SS TEX @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Peavy 12 4 0 0 1 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667
L. Overbay 1B MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
R. Hernandez 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 .091 .231 .091 .322
J. Rollins SS PHI vs MIL
7:05PM
M. Garza 18 3 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .211 .167 .377
T. Ishikawa 1B PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 16 2 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 17 3 2 0 2 2 4 .176 .300 .294 .594
M. Montero C ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 50 9 4 0 2 3 12 .180 .226 .260 .486
C. Pennington SS ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 13 1 1 0 0 0 5 .077 .077 .231 .308
Cold Pitcher Matchups – April 9, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Bronson Arroyo ARI @ SF
10:15PM
106 33 16 5 13 9 9 .311 .364 .567 .932


Recommended Pickup

Nathan Eovaldi, SP, MIA -- He’s only made two starts this season, but Eovaldi certainly looks like he’s on track to make a big leap this season to complement Jose Fernandez atop the Marlins’ rotation. Eovaldi generated some sleeper buzz in the pre-draft process after demonstrating the top average velocity (96.2 mph) of any hurler with at least 100 innings pitched last season, but questions lingered if he could generate the strikeout rates to match. He’s certainly done his part to justify the hype thus far with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings, while giving up just one walk. Again, it’s a small sample size, but given Eovaldi’s considerable youth (just 24 years old), raw stuff, and his pitcher-friendly home park, there’s a decent chance he doesn’t regress too much from his current level of production.

Other recent recommendations: Charlie Blackmon, Chris Owings, Casey McGehee, Lucas Duda and Marcell Ozuna

DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Zack Wheeler, NYM ($14,245)
C: Brian McCann, NYY ($5,587)
1B: Adam Lind, TOR ($7,105)
2B: Brian Dozier, MIN ($5,750)
3B: Matt Carpenter, STL ($6,258)
SS: Dee Gordon, LAD ($5,376)
OF: Melky Cabrera, TOR ($6,823)