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Tuesday Lineup Card: No Way, Jose

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy-sports player since the age of 13.

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

Mets (Zack Wheeler – R) at Yankees (Vidal Nuno – R), 7:05
Tigers (Drew Smyly – L) at Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez – R), 7:05
Angels (Matt Shoemaker – R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee – L), 7:05
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K), 7:07
Padres (Andrew Cashner – R) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Rockies (Franklin Morales – L) at Royals (James Shields – R), 8:10
Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada – R), 8:10
Red Sox (Felix Doubront – L) at Twins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 8:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison – L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L), 8:10
Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R), 8:15
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo – R), 9:40
White Sox (Scott Carroll – R) at Athletics (Drew Pomeranz – L), 10:05
Rays (David Price – L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner – R) at Dodgers (Josh Beckett – R), 10:10
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI (neck) – Expects to be available Tuesday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (groin) – Pinch-hit Monday; sounds like he'll play Tuesday
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) – Hyperextended elbow Monday; MRI on tap
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (back) – Should be a status announcement Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) – Wasn't available Monday, but seems likely to avoid DL
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (hamstring) – Could be DL-bound after leaving Monday
Rick Porcello, SP, DET (oblique) – Removed from Monday's game
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, NYY (knee/back) – Says his knee's fine and he'll stay off the DL
Shawn Kelley, RP, NYY (back) – Wasn't available Monday
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (hamstring) – Available to pinch-hit Monday
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (knee) – Not expected to land on DL

Players on the DL

Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA (elbow) – Could be headed for TJ surgery after surprise DL placement
Chris Sale, SP, CHW (arm) – Rehab start slated for Thursday; one more after that
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (thumb) – Stitches out, but not ready for real rehab work yet
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (finger) – Threw 60-pitch sim game Monday
Mark Trumbo, OF, ARI (foot) – Will undergo CT scan Friday to check progress
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (oblique) – Threw four-inning sim game Monday
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) – Expected to start taking BP this week
Adam Eaton, OF, CHW (hamstring) – Felt good after running Monday; rehab trip starts Wednesday
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA (ankle) – Running the bases; should start rehab trip soon
J.J. Putz, RP, ARI (forearm) – Will play catch Tuesday; could return by May 21
David Freese, 3B, LAA (finger) – Not close to returning
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (knee) – Could be activated Tuesday
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM (illness) – Out for second straight game Monday
Jason Motte, RP, STL (elbow) – Moving up to Triple-A for further rehab games
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA (hamstring) – Hitting and running; this is progress
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) – Rehab game scheduled for Wednesday in Double-A
Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY (hamstring) – Will run outdoors Tuesday; could hit this weekend
Joe Saunders, SP, TEX (ankle) – Could have a rotation spot when ready to return next week
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (shoulder) – A few days away from throwing again
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) – Rejoining the Dodgers on Tuesday
Felipe Paulino, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Third Triple-A rehab start coming Tuesday
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW (shoulder) – 10 games into rehab assignment; still no timetable
Darin Ruf, OF, PHI (oblique) – Moved to Triple-A to continue rehab assignment
Ethan Martin, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Monday
Bruce Chen, SP, KC (back) – Not close to starting rehab assignment
Gonzalez Germen, RP, NYM (illness) – Could end up in the hospital

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

Placed on DL
Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA (elbow)
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (hand)
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR (forearm)
Gonzalez Germen, RP, NYM (illness)

Activated From DL
David Huff, RP, SF

Called Up
Preston Guilmet, RP, BAL
Chad Jenkins, RP, TOR
Jonathan Diaz, SS, TOR
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
Dan Jennings, RP, MIA

Sent Down
T.J. McFarland, RP, BAL
Jayson Nix, 3B, PHI (outrighted)
Buddy Boshers, RP, LAA (outrighted)
Maikel Cleto, RP, CWS (outrighted)
Juan Perez, OF, SF
Erik Kratz, C, TOR

Closer Watch

Mets – Kyle Farnsworth has been struggling lately, and Monday was no different even though he managed to collect his third save of the season. Farnsworth allowed a leadoff walk and a one-out single, but escaped thanks to a well-hit Jacoby Ellsbury fly out to center and a sharply hit Brian McCann grounder snared by Lucas Duda to start a game-ending double play. If that grounder gets through the infield and extends the inning, Terry Collins is probably talking about a closer change on the postgame report. But it didn't, so Farnsworth holds onto the role for now, but he should be pushed hard going forward by Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, who was just demoted from the rotation.

Indians – Bryan Shaw picked up his second save on Sunday, and we're officially into the post-John Axford era in Cleveland. The Indians may still be doing things by committee in theory, but Shaw's had an outstanding year so far and may narrowly have the edge on Cody Allen and the rest of the crew. It certainly seems he's getting the first crack, at least, and that should be enough to make him an automatic fantasy pickup.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 41 14 5 1 8 8 8 .341 .449 .512 .961
T. Hunter OF DET @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 18 7 1 0 2 1 2 .389 .421 .444 .865
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 14 4 3 0 2 3 2 .286 .412 .500 .912
V. Martinez DH DET @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 21 7 4 3 9 1 3 .333 .333 .810 1.143
J. Bautista OF TOR vs CLE
7:07PM
J. Masterson 19 6 3 2 5 6 8 .316 .480 .684 1.164
M. Cabrera OF TOR vs CLE
7:07PM
J. Masterson 27 15 3 1 2 3 0 .556 .600 .741 1.341
J. Morneau 1B COL @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 41 14 10 4 10 2 6 .341 .364 .780 1.144
C. Gomez OF MIL vs PIT
8:10PM
G. Cole 11 5 1 0 0 0 2 .455 .455 .636 1.091
J. Segura SS MIL vs PIT
8:10PM
G. Cole 12 5 1 0 0 1 1 .417 .462 .500 .962
E. Nunez SS MIN vs BOS
8:10PM
F. Doubront 10 5 3 0 1 1 1 .500 .545 1.000 1.545
J. Harrison OF PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 10 3 2 1 1 0 2 .300 .300 .700 1.000
G. Sanchez 1B PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 10 3 2 1 2 2 1 .300 .417 .700 1.117
N. Walker 2B PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 19 5 3 1 2 1 4 .263 .300 .579 .879
C. Coghlan OF CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 11 4 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .455 .871
A. Rizzo 1B CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 18 6 1 1 3 2 3 .333 .400 .500 .900
N. Schierholtz OF CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 21 7 4 0 1 1 5 .333 .364 .524 .887
L. Valbuena 3B CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 14 5 4 0 0 1 1 .357 .400 .643 1.043
D. Espinosa 2B WAS @ ARI
9:40PM
B. Arroyo 11 6 3 1 5 0 1 .545 .545 1.000 1.545
J. Buck C SEA vs TB
10:10PM
D. Price 11 4 1 1 2 0 2 .364 .333 .636 .970
F. Freeman 1B ATL @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 13 5 2 2 3 0 1 .385 .385 .846 1.231
J. Upton OF ATL @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 19 6 3 0 2 2 10 .316 .409 .526 .935
M. Morse OF SF vs ATL
10:15PM
M. Minor 12 6 3 1 2 2 1 .500 .571 .917 1.488
B. Posey C SF vs ATL
10:15PM
M. Minor 11 4 2 0 1 1 1 .364 .417 .545 .962
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 13, 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 LAA
7:05PM
104 19 4 0 8 4 23 .183 .211 .220 .432
Marco Estrada MIL vs PIT
8:10PM
138 28 14 7 14 4 32 .203 .225 .423 .648
Dallas Keuchel HOU vs TEX
8:10PM
70 16 6 0 8 5 12 .229 .280 .308 .588
Ricky Nolasco MIN vs BOS
8:10PM
76 14 5 1 4 6 14 .184 .240 .285 .526
Stephen Strasburg WAS @ ARI
9:40PM
66 14 3 1 4 8 14 .212 .293 .284 .577
Cold Batter Matchups – May 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. Kelly OF DET @ BAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 12 2 1 0 0 2 1 .167 .286 .250 .536
E. Aybar SS LAA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 18 2 0 0 0 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222
H. Kendrick 2B LAA @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Lee 22 4 1 0 4 1 4 .182 .208 .227 .436
N. Morgan OF CLE @ TOR
7:07PM
R. Dickey 14 1 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ TOR
7:07PM
R. Dickey 15 2 1 1 5 2 5 .133 .278 .333 .611
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR vs CLE
7:07PM
J. Masterson 17 2 1 0 1 3 5 .118 .286 .176 .462
D. Navarro C TOR vs CLE
7:07PM
J. Masterson 12 1 0 0 1 1 2 .083 .154 .083 .237
C. Rasmus OF TOR vs CLE
7:07PM
J. Masterson 13 2 2 0 0 1 2 .154 .214 .308 .522
S. Schumaker 2B CIN vs SD
7:10PM
A. Cashner 14 2 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .200 .143 .343
S. Victorino OF BOS @ MIN
8:10PM
R. Nolasco 40 6 2 0 1 2 9 .150 .190 .200 .390
D. Stubbs OF COL @ KC
8:10PM
J. Shields 11 2 1 1 4 0 3 .182 .182 .455 .636
C. Carter OF HOU vs TEX
8:10PM
M. Harrison 10 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .167 .000 .167
P. Alvarez 3B PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 18 3 1 1 2 0 8 .167 .167 .333 .500
C. Barmes SS PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 15 1 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .067 .133
S. Marte OF PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 15 3 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
T. Snider OF PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Estrada 10 1 0 0 0 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282
E. Andrus SS TEX @ HOU
8:10PM
D. Keuchel 15 3 0 0 2 1 1 .200 .250 .200 .450
J. Baker C CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300
E. Bonifacio 2B CHC @ STL
8:15PM
A. Wainwright 10 2 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .200 .473
N. McLouth OF WAS @ ARI
9:40PM
B. Arroyo 19 3 2 2 2 1 1 .158 .200 .474 .674
R. Johnson OF MIA @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 11 2 0 0 1 0 2 .182 .182 .182 .364
J. Mathis C MIA @ LAD
10:10PM
J. Beckett 10 2 2 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .400 .600
A. Pagan OF SF vs ATL
10:15PM
M. Minor 11 2 1 1 1 2 2 .182 .308 .455 .762
P. Sandoval 3B SF vs ATL
10:15PM
M. Minor 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 13, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Gerrit Cole PIT @ MIL
8:10PM
66 23 6 1 5 4 12 .348 .386 .471 .857
James Shields KC vs COL
8:10PM
64 22 14 7 17 2 11 .344 .358 .781 1.139
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs ATL
10:15PM
73 21 10 4 10 11 21 .288 .388 .556 .944


Recommended Pickup
Rafael Montero, SP, NYM – The Mets' second-best pitching prospect, Montero isn't Noah Syndergaard – in fact, he's outperformed Syndergaard by a fair margin so far this year. Despite pitching in the tremendously difficult environment of hitter-friendly Triple-A Las Vegas, Montero's the proud owner of a 3.67 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 41.2 innings. The only downside: He's issued 18 walks, with 10 of them coming in his last three starts. Now he's headed to New York to make his MLB debut Wednesday in Yankee Stadium against Masahiro Tanaka. Montero's got that tasty combination of ground balls and strikeouts that you love to see in a pitcher, and though he may have his outings capped to start out (he hasn't finished seven frames a single time in Triple-A this year), he could make an instant fantasy impact for a Mets team that's been playing strong defense.

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DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Drew Pomeranz, OAK ($12,915)
C: Evan Gattis, ATL ($5,138)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($4,991)
2B: Anthony Rendon, WAS ($5,806)
SS: Jean Segura, SS ($5,264)
3B: Matt Dominguez, HOU ($4,918)
OF: Michael Morse, SF ($5,777)