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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)

Padres (Eric Stults ľ L) at Mariners (Roenis Elias ľ L), 3:40
Angels (Matt Shoemaker ľ R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin ľ R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman ľ R) at Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka ľ R), 7:05
Astros (Dallas Keuchel ľ L) at Nationals (Tanner Roark ľ R), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto ľ R) at Pirates (Brandon Cumpton ľ R), 7:05
Royals (Yordano Ventura ľ R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer ľ R), 7:07
Twins (Phil Hughes ľ R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester ľ L), 7:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick ľ R) at Braves (Ervin Santana ľ R), 7:10
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija ľ R) at Marlins (Anthony DeSclafani ľ R), 7:10
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez ľ R) at Rays (Erik Bedard ľ L), 7:10
Giants (Matt Cain ľ R) at White Sox (John Danks ľ L), 8:10
Mets (Jon Niese ľ L) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha ľ R), 8:15
Brewers (Kyle Lohse ľ R) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley ľ L), 9:40
Rangers (Yu Darvish ľ R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone ľ L), 10:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin ľ R) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke ľ R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: SD, SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (hamstring) ľ Out of Monday's lineup; expected back Tuesday
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA (neck) ľ Took Monday off due to stiffness
Torii Hunter, OF, DET (hamstring) ľ Left with cramping Monday
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE (head) ľ Passed concussion tests, but has stiff neck
Salvador Perez, C, KC (calf) ľ Says he'll play Tuesday after leaving with cramps Monday
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) ľ Felt better after Sunday's game; could avoid DL
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (hip) ľ Available off the bench Monday
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, SD (personal) ľ Will miss a few; RIP, Tony Sr.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN (hamstring) ľ Out of Monday's lineup again
Justin Turner, 2B, LAD (calf) ľ Out Monday for fourth straight
David Carpenter, RP, ATL (biceps) ľ Left with discomfort Monday

Players on the DL

Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring) ľ Triple-A rehab at least 'til Saturday
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM (back) ľ Threw 32-pitch bullpen Monday
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM (ribs) ľ Back to taking BP Monday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (knee) ľ Starting in Triple-A Thursday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (elbow) ľ TJ surgery happening Tuesday
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) ľ Still 3-4 weeks away from full health
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (back) ľ Likely to return Thursday
Joe Kelly, SP, STL (hamstring) ľ Expected back in 2-3 weeks
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) ľ Started at third in rehab game Monday
Robbie Erlin, SP, SD (elbow) ľ Clean MRI; throwing program starting Tuesday
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (knee) ľ Hopeful to be back by next Tuesday
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX (ankle) ľ Going for a third opinion
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) ľ Weeks away from resuming throwing program
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (quad) ľ Could start rehab games this week
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (shoulder) ľ Could play in rehab games this week
Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD (elbow) ľ Having surgery; out for the year
Bronson Arroyo, SP, ARI (elbow) ľ Out through All-Star break with UCL strain
Scott Elbert, SP, LAD (elbow) ľ Starting rehab action in rookie ball Wednesday
Corey Hart, 1B, SEA (hamstring) ľ Expected to go play rehab games later this week
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI (hamstring) ľ Two hits, two walks in rehab game Friday
Felix Doubront, SP, BOS (shoulder) ľ Struck out 10 in Sunday rehab start
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL (neck) ľ Hitting modestly on rehab trip
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA (concussion) ľ Moved from 7-day to 15-day DL

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

Placed on DL
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, PHI (bereavement)
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (back)
Bronson Arroyo, SP, ARI (elbow)

Activated From DL
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, OAK
Eric Young Jr., OF, NYM

Called Up
Andrew Heaney, SP, MIA
Kyle Parker, OF, COL
Aaron Altherr, OF, PHI
Anthony DeSclafani, SP, MIA
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA
Jake Marisnick, OF, MIA
Mark Lowe, RP, CLE
Roger Kieschnick, OF, ARI

Sent Down
Andy Parrino, SS, OAK
Andrew Brown, OF, NYM
Jake Elmore, SS, OAK
Donovan Solano, 2B, MIA
T.J. House, SP, CLE
Juan Nicasio, SP, COL
Randy Wolf, SP, MIA (DFA)
Kevin Slowey, RP, MIA (DFA)
George Kontos, RP, SF

Closer Watch

Rays ľ Let's just start by getting this straight. Jake McGee got the save Sunday, but blew an eighth-inning lead Monday. Grant Balfour, deposed from the closer's role a week ago, got a 2.1-inning save last Wednesday, but struggled in his appearance Monday. And Juan Oviedo got his first save Monday despite giving up a solo homer. So where this merry-go-round is headed is anyone's guess. I'm betting on 'round and 'round, with lots of frustration and not a lot of answers. McGee and Oviedo are probably your best bets, but this situation is just a mess.

Cubs ľ Another volatile situation, another guy getting his first save. James Russell locked down his first of the year Monday with a clean bottom of the 13th. But the men to own here are Hector Rondon (for short-term saves) and Neil Ramirez (for rate stats and longer-term saves). Rondon (elbow) pitched in a tie game Monday; striking out three while allowing two baserunners. Ramirez got the saves Friday and Sunday. Russell very well might not save another game all year unless it's a fairly specific situation.

Indians ľ Carlos Carrasco went 2.1 innings (and struck out four) in relief of Trevor Bauer on Monday, which was enough to earn him his first MLB save. But Cleveland remains the Cody Allen show.

Cardinals ľ Seth Maness snaked a 1.1-inning save Thursday that only qualified because there were men on base when he came in. Believe in Trevor Rosenthal.

Hot Batter Matchups ľ Juneá17,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. McCutchen OF PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 46 12 7 4 6 6 7 .261 .358 .587 .945
A. Gordon OF KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 31 12 5 2 3 7 4 .387 .500 .677 1.177
S. Perez C KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 21 8 4 2 4 0 3 .381 .381 .762 1.143
C. Johnson 3B ATLávsáPHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 13 5 2 0 3 0 1 .385 .385 .538 .923
D. Uggla 2B ATLávsáPHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 39 12 6 2 7 3 4 .308 .386 .564 .950
J. Upton OF ATLávsáPHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 14 5 2 2 4 3 5 .357 .444 .786 1.230
N. Cruz OF BALá@áTB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 21 7 3 2 4 1 6 .333 .364 .667 1.030
A. Jones OF BALá@áTB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 12 6 2 0 0 1 4 .500 .571 .667 1.238
M. Napoli 1B BOSávsáMIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 12 5 2 2 6 0 3 .417 .417 .917 1.333
D. Ortiz DH BOSávsáMIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 25 9 5 2 7 4 6 .360 .433 .720 1.153
D. Pedroia 2B BOSávsáMIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 31 9 5 3 9 2 4 .290 .333 .645 .978
J. Mauer C MINá@áBOS
7:10PM
J. Lester 20 7 2 0 4 4 2 .350 .458 .450 .908
D. Jennings OF TBávsáBAL
7:10PM
M. Gonzalez 19 5 3 3 6 4 4 .263 .400 .737 1.137
A. Dunn 1B CWSávsáSF
8:10PM
M. Cain 20 6 4 2 3 3 6 .300 .391 .700 1.091
Y. Molina C STLávsáNYM
8:15PM
J. Niese 13 5 1 0 1 3 1 .385 .500 .462 .962
M. Montero C ARIávsáMIL
9:40PM
K. Lohse 16 4 2 2 3 1 6 .250 .294 .625 .919
G. Parra OF ARIávsáMIL
9:40PM
K. Lohse 13 5 3 0 2 1 1 .385 .429 .615 1.044
C. Gomez OF MILá@áARI
9:40PM
W. Miley 12 4 3 1 2 0 2 .333 .333 .833 1.167
C. Crisp OF OAKávsáTEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 19 7 2 1 7 3 5 .368 .435 .632 1.066
J. Jaso C OAKávsáTEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 19 7 3 2 3 2 7 .368 .429 .737 1.165
B. Moss 1B OAKávsáTEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 20 7 5 4 6 2 4 .350 .435 1.000 1.435
E. Sogard SS OAKávsáTEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 13 4 1 0 1 4 1 .308 .471 .385 .855
A. Beltre 3B TEXá@áOAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 17 7 2 2 4 0 1 .412 .412 .765 1.176
D. Stubbs OF COLá@áLAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 18 8 2 0 0 1 8 .444 .474 .556 1.029
A. Ellis C LADávsáCOL
10:10PM
J. Chacin 15 6 2 1 3 0 3 .400 .400 .667 1.067
A. Ethier OF LADávsáCOL
10:10PM
J. Chacin 29 12 4 1 3 10 2 .414 .564 .621 1.185
Hot Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá17,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Johnny Cueto CINá@áPIT
7:05PM
173 29 11 4 9 11 40 .168 .224 .286 .510
Jeff Samardzija CHCá@áMIA
7:10PM
67 14 6 2 10 5 16 .209 .264 .376 .640
Miguel Gonzalez BALá@áTB
7:10PM
122 27 8 5 13 19 20 .221 .329 .369 .699
Cold Batter Matchups ľ Juneá17,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
P. Alvarez 3B PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 25 5 0 0 1 2 6 .200 .250 .200 .450
C. Barmes SS PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 14 2 1 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .214 .357
I. Davis 1B PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 12 2 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .167 .333
S. Marte OF PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
R. Martin C PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 13 1 1 0 1 2 3 .077 .200 .154 .354
J. Mercer SS PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
G. Sanchez 1B PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 10 2 2 0 1 1 4 .200 .273 .400 .673
T. Snider OF PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 14 1 0 0 0 0 5 .071 .071 .071 .143
J. Tabata OF PITávsáCIN
7:05PM
J. Cueto 11 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
L. Cain OF KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
J. Dyson OF KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 14 1 0 0 0 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143
A. Escobar SS KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 32 7 2 2 5 0 7 .219 .219 .406 .625
M. Moustakas 3B KCá@áDET
7:08PM
M. Scherzer 26 3 1 0 1 0 8 .115 .115 .154 .269
J. Heyward OF ATLávsáPHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 22 3 0 0 0 2 5 .136 .208 .136 .345
D. Young OF BALá@áTB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 21 2 1 0 1 1 8 .095 .136 .143 .279
D. Nava OF BOSávsáMIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462
A. Pierzynski C BOSávsáMIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 18 3 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
C. McGehee 3B MIAávsáCHC
7:10PM
J. Samardzija 11 2 1 1 3 2 3 .182 .308 .455 .762
E. Nunez SS MINá@áBOS
7:10PM
J. Lester 15 2 0 0 1 1 5 .133 .188 .133 .321
J. Willingham OF MINá@áBOS
7:10PM
J. Lester 11 2 0 0 2 4 3 .182 .438 .182 .619
M. Byrd OF PHIá@áATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 30 6 2 1 2 1 9 .200 .226 .333 .559
M. Joyce OF TBávsáBAL
7:10PM
M. Gonzalez 15 3 1 0 1 5 3 .200 .381 .267 .648
J. Loney 1B TBávsáBAL
7:10PM
M. Gonzalez 15 3 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .250 .200 .450
B. Zobrist 2B TBávsáBAL
7:10PM
M. Gonzalez 21 3 1 0 1 3 4 .143 .250 .190 .440
M. Holliday OF STLávsáNYM
8:15PM
J. Niese 12 2 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .231 .167 .397
J. Lowrie SS OAKávsáTEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 14 2 0 0 1 5 5 .143 .429 .143 .571
A. Rios OF TEXá@áOAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167
J. Morneau 1B COLá@áLAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 39 7 2 0 1 1 7 .179 .200 .231 .431
T. Tulowitzki SS COLá@áLAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 23 6 1 0 0 0 7 .261 .261 .304 .565
Cold Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá17,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jon Niese NYMá@áSTL
8:15PM
72 24 6 0 2 5 12 .333 .387 .421 .808
Kyle Lohse MILá@áARI
9:40PM
91 30 11 3 11 5 16 .330 .365 .516 .881
Yu Darvish TEXá@áOAK
10:05PM
148 43 15 8 25 23 46 .291 .393 .498 .892
Jhoulys Chacin COLá@áLAD
10:10PM
126 41 11 5 20 21 23 .325 .417 .490 .907


Recommended Pickup
Andrew Heaney, SP, MIA ľ Arguably the top healthy pitching prospect in baseball, the 23-year-old Heaney has breezed through the minors over the last couple of years, culminating in this season's 2.74 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 76.2 innings split between Double-A and Triple-A. Now Randy Wolf is done in Miami, and Heaney's the beneficiary. He'll make his MLB debut on Thursday against the Mets ľ a juicy matchup with a light-hitting squad that (at least in this Mets fan's experience) almost never hits well against guys making their first big-league starts. The lanky lefty has a sneaky-good fastball and sharp control, which could make him an instant fantasy hit.

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C: Yadier Molina, STL ($4,503)
1B: Jonathan Singleton, HOU ($6,688)
2B: Ben Zobrist, TB ($5,472)
SS: Ian Desmond, WAS ($6,064)
3B: Pablo Sandoval, SF ($4,731)
OF: Kevin Kiermaier, TB ($4,898)