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Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

OAK (Dan Straily – R) at MIN (Mike Pelfrey – R), 1:10 PM ET
PIT (Gerrit Cole – R) at CHC (Travis Wood – L), 2:20 PM ET
MIA (Tom Koehler – R) at WAS (Stephen Strasburg – R), 4:05 PM ET
BOS (Clay Buchholz – R) at NYY (Michael Pineda – R), 7:05 PM ET
MIL (Marco Estrada – R) at PHI (Cliff Lee – L), 7:05 PM ET
HOU (Dallas Keuchel – L) at TOR (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:07 PM ET
NYM (Jenrry Mejia – R) at ATL (David Hale – R), 7:10 PM ET
CLE (Danny Salazar – R) at CHW (John Danks – L), 8:10 PM ET
AZ (Randall Delgado – R) at SF (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 10:15 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: PIT/CHC, MIA/WAS

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Matt Albers, P, HOU – (Personal) Will take three days of paternity leave, return Friday.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI – (Hamstring) Out of Wednesday’s lineup with a tweak.
Ronald Belisario, P, CHW – (Back) Left Wednesday’s game with tightness.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Quadriceps) Sat Wednesday, might miss more time.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Wrist) Out until Friday at earliest.
Steve Delabar, P, TOR – (Leg) Took line drive Wednesday, does think injury is serious.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW – (Shoulder) Left Wednesday’s game with jam.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL – (Back) Expects to play Friday.
Torii Hunter, OF, DET – (Knee) Out of lineup Wednesday after crashing into wall Tuesday.
David Lough, OF, BAL – (Concussion) Passed tests, should avoid DL.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD – (Thumb) Out of Wednesday’s lineup, could return Friday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Quadriceps) Out Wednesday with pulled quad, may miss more time.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Illness) Was available as pinch hitter Wednesday.
Jerome Williams, P, HOU – (Groin) Left Wednesday’s game with strain.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN – (Hand) Hit in cage Wednesday, return Thursday sounds doubtful but check back before game.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS – (Shoulder) Returned to Wednesday’s lineup.

Players on the DL
Mike Adams, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Threw scoreless inning Tuesday, due back next week.
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF – (Knee) Could be activated within a week.
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN – (Wrist) Placed on DL after experiencing pain during batting practice.
Luis Avilan, P, ATL – (Hamstring) Should avoid DL.
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD – (Elbow) Taking a few days off before making another four minor league rehab starts.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE – (Hamstring) Hopes to be activated Sunday.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL – (Shoulder) Will throw in extended spring training game Friday.
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL – (Hamstring) Good rehab start Tuesday, should start for Rockies Sunday.
Dane De La Rosa, P, LAA – (Forearm) Should be activated Friday.
Mark Ellis, 2B, STL – (Knee) Ran and fielded Wednesday, may not need minor league rehab after all.
Doug Fister, P, WAS – (Back) On track for May activation but has not taken mound yet.
Gavin Floyd, P, ATL – (Elbow) Being stretched out in rehab, should be activated late-April or early-May.
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK – (Back) Should be activated Friday.
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE – (Ribs) Will start rehab Friday, could be activated Tuesday.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA – (Thumb) Hit DL after leaving Tuesday’s game.
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA – (Finger) Threw for first time since early-February.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD – (Back) Throwing again, but with half-speed windup.
Jeff Locke, P, PIT – (Oblique) Good rehab start at High-A, could be activated soon.
Mike Minor, P, ATL – (Shoulder) 2.1 innings of relief Tuesday, will start Sunday and, and could return April 23 or April 25.
James Paxton, P, SEA – (Back) Left Tuesday’s start, went to DL.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR – (Hamstring) Should run bases soon, probably not ready by April 15.
David Robertson, P, NYY – (Groin) Should only need the 15-day minimum.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Could be activated Monday.
Jacob Turner, P, MIA – (Shoulder) Scratched Wednesday and placed on DL.
Taijuan Walker, P, SEA – (Shoulder) Dominant rehab start Wednesday.

Activated from the DL
Josh Beckett, P, LAD
Craig Breslow, P, BOS
Louis Coleman, P, KC

Placed on the DL
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA
James Paxton, P, SEA
Jacob Turner, P, MIA

Claimed Off Waivers


Called Up
Arquimedes Caminero, P, MIA
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, KC
Shane Greene, P, NYY
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, TEX
Bobby LaFramboise, P, SD (sent down after Thursday)
C.C. Lee, P, CLE
Lucas Luetge, P, SEA
Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COL
Ervin Santana, P, ATL
J.B. Shuck, OF, LAA
Neil Wagner, P, TOR

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Trevor Bauer, P, CLE
Pedro Beato, P, ATL
Aaron Brooks, P, KC
Jose Dominguez, P, LAD
Donnie Joseph, P, KC
Bobby LaFramboise, P, SD
Wilton Lopez, P, COL
Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE
Austin Romine, C, NYY
Seth Rosin, P, TEX (designated for assignment)
Marcus Walden, P, TOR
Brandon Workman, P, BOS

Closer Watch

Oakland – Jim Johnson’s horrid start to the season was extended Wednesday. After finally converting a save Sunday, Johnson allowed two more runs while being yanked early by letting four of five base batters reach base. He has allowed seven runs in 3.1 innings and the Athletics have to be thinking about a change. Ryan Cook, Sean Doolittle and Luke Gregerson lie in waiting.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – April 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Stanton OF MIA @ WAS
4:05PM
S. Strasburg 13 5 4 1 3 1 5 .385 .429 .846 1.275
R. Braun OF MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 16 8 3 3 3 0 3 .500 .500 1.063 1.563
A. Ramirez 3B MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 16 5 4 3 4 1 6 .313 .353 .938 1.290
B. Roberts 2B NYY vs BOS
7:05PM
C. Buchholz 22 8 2 0 3 5 2 .364 .481 .500 .981
R. Raburn OF CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 30 8 5 2 5 3 8 .267 .333 .567 .900
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 13 5 1 1 2 3 1 .385 .500 .615 1.115
A. Hill 2B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 12 6 2 1 2 0 3 .500 .500 .833 1.333
Hot Pitcher Matchups – April 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Travis Wood CHC vs PIT
2:20PM
72 15 8 1 9 10 16 .208 .318 .367 .685
Cold Batter Matchups – April 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Barmes SS PIT @ CHC
2:20PM
T. Wood 13 1 0 0 0 1 3 .077 .200 .077 .277
A. McCutchen OF PIT @ CHC
2:20PM
T. Wood 11 1 1 0 3 4 3 .091 .353 .182 .535
G. Dobbs 1B MIA @ WAS
4:05PM
S. Strasburg 14 4 1 0 2 0 4 .286 .286 .357 .643
C. Gomez OF MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 25 7 2 2 4 0 6 .280 .308 .520 .828
R. Weeks 2B MIL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282
B. Gardner OF NYY vs BOS
7:05PM
C. Buchholz 11 2 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364
M. Brantley OF CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 12 2 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .397
P. Goldschmidt 1B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 12 2 1 0 1 1 4 .167 .231 .250 .481
M. Montero C ARI @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 10 2 0 0 0 3 3 .200 .429 .200 .629
Cold Pitcher Matchups – April 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cliff Lee PHI vs MIL
7:05PM
99 27 11 9 12 5 26 .273 .314 .559 .873


Recommended Pickup

Yangervis Solarte, 2B, NYY – Career minor leaguer Solarte continues to bust through after getting a surprise shot at playing time with the Yankees. Solarte has hits in seven out of eight games he has played this season, collecting six doubles and seven RBIs along the way. He has just one strikeout in 24 at-bats. The former Rangers farmhand offers limited upside after hitting .276/.323/.403 and .288/.340/.405 in Triple-A in his previous two seasons. Still, AL-only and deeper leagues should keep an eye out since he has performed so well early on.

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