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Tuesday Lineup Card: Back Rubby

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)

White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Marlins (Andrew Heaney – L) at Phillies (David Buchanan – R), 7:05
Yankees (David Phelps – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 7:10
Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L) at Mets (Bartolo Colon – R), 7:10
Tigers (Drew Smyly – L) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Reds (Homer Bailey – R) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 8:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Royals (Danny Duffy – L), 8:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Braves (Aaron Harang – R) at Astros (Scott Feldman – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Shelby Miller – R) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 8:40
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05
Red Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R), 10:10
Padres (Jesse Hahn – R) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Bautista, OF, TOR (hamstring) – Mild strain; could be out only a couple days
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) – Still avoiding DL, for now, but has missed seven straight
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (heel) – Out with bruise Monday; should be back soon
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (ankle) – Thinks he'll be back in Tuesday
Bud Norris, SP, BAL (groin) – May have next start pushed to Saturday
Chase Headley, 3B, SD (back) – Out again Monday, but potentially available off bench
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA (elbow) – Could possibly start Tuesday
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, PHI (personal) – Will be back with the team Tuesday

Players on the DL

Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (thumb) – 1-for-1, BB, R in three innings in LF Monday in High-A
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) – Bullpen Tuesday, then could be cleared for sim game Saturday
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (shoulder) – Threw 84-pitch sim game Monday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder) – Sounds minor; should miss minimum time
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (back) – Began rehab assignment in High-A Monday
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring) – Played rehab game in Low-A Monday
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) – Resumed running Monday
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) – Slated for 20-to-25-pitch bullpen Friday
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (thumb) – Hopes to start rehab assignment in High-A this week
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (appendectomy) – Played in sim game Monday; could return Tuesday
Robbie Erlin, SP, SD (elbow) – Playing catch; two weeks from throwing bullpens
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (hamstring) – Expected to return Thursday
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (finger) – Jays hoping he can return by end of July
Eddie Butler, SP, COL (shoulder) – Cleared to resume throwing Monday
Joe Kelly, SP, STL (hamstring) – First rehab start in Triple-A coming Friday
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) – Moved to 60-day DL
Luke Hochevar, RP, KC (elbow) – Hopes to resume throwing in September
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Won't be back 'til after All-Star break
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF (back) – Starting rehab assignment Tuesday
Brett Anderson, SP, COL (finger) – Threw live BP Monday
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL (elbow) – Also threw live BP on Monday
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (hamstring) – Dhing in High-A rehab game Monday
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) – Scratched from rehab game due to swelling in finger
Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI (elbow) – Pitching from a mound Tuesday
Christian Bergman, SP, COL (hand) – Had MRI; status uncertain for Wednesday start
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (knee) – Slowed down rehab; sounds a long ways away
Boone Logan, RP, COL (elbow) – Will need rehab assignment
Rafael Furcal, SS, MIA (hamstring) – Sounds like a significant tear

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

Placed on DL
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger)
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder)
Mike McKenry, C, COL (bereavement list)
Jerry Sands, OF, TB (wrist)
Ehire Adrianza, SS, SF (hamstring)
Kyle Blanks, OF, OAK (calf)

Called Up
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP, SD
Eric Fornataro, RP, STL
Pete Kozma, SS, STL
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR
Kevin Pillar, OF, TOR
Jackson Williams, C, COL
B.J. Rosenberg, RP, PHI

Sent Down
Erik Kratz, C, TOR
Ethan Martin, RP, PHI
Francisco Peguero, OF, BAL (outrighted)

Closer Watch

White Sox – Ronald Belisario absorbed his fourth blown save in spectacular fashion Monday, putting two men on base in advance of a game-ending Chris Davis home run. It's just the latest in a long line of weak efforts by Belisario, who's allowed 12 runs (11 earned) in his last 12 appearances, dating back to May 20. Chicago's bullpen is absolutely horrible, with Javy Guerra and Daniel Webb perhaps the next options on the list. If you can avoid owning anyone in this bullpen… avoid owning anyone in this bullpen.

Hot Batter Matchups – June 24, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Beltran OF NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 33 8 5 3 4 1 5 .242 .265 .576 .840
B. Gardner OF NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 20 10 3 1 2 1 1 .500 .524 .800 1.324
B. McCann C NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 16 5 2 1 3 2 1 .313 .389 .563 .951
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 51 23 2 0 5 1 2 .451 .453 .510 .963
M. Cabrera OF TOR vs NYY
7:07PM
D. Phelps 11 5 3 2 4 1 2 .455 .500 1.091 1.591
A. Lind 1B TOR vs NYY
7:07PM
D. Phelps 12 4 4 2 3 1 3 .333 .385 1.000 1.385
A. Rizzo 1B CHC vs CIN
8:05PM
H. Bailey 13 4 1 0 1 6 1 .308 .526 .385 .911
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs CIN
8:05PM
H. Bailey 18 7 3 1 3 0 5 .389 .389 .667 1.056
A. Avila C DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 13 4 2 2 2 3 2 .308 .438 .769 1.207
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 17 6 2 0 3 3 0 .353 .409 .471 .880
A. Jackson OF DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 21 8 3 1 1 1 6 .381 .409 .619 1.028
V. Martinez DH DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 14 7 2 0 3 0 0 .500 .500 .643 1.143
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs WAS
8:10PM
J. Zimmermann 19 7 4 1 2 0 2 .368 .368 .684 1.053
D. Espinosa 2B WAS @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 10 2 2 1 3 1 1 .200 .273 .600 .873
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 26 9 5 2 6 3 7 .346 .414 .692 1.106
M. Holliday OF STL @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 10 4 0 0 1 2 4 .400 .500 .400 .900
Y. Molina C STL @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 11 5 1 1 2 1 0 .455 .500 .727 1.227
K. Morales 1B MIN @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 21 9 2 0 0 1 1 .429 .455 .524 .978
J. Willingham OF MIN @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 24 8 5 2 6 1 6 .333 .360 .708 1.068
R. Cano 2B SEA vs BOS
10:10PM
J. Peavy 12 5 3 1 4 0 2 .417 .417 .833 1.250
E. Chavez OF SEA vs BOS
10:10PM
J. Peavy 14 5 2 0 1 0 2 .357 .357 .571 .929
K. Seager 3B SEA vs BOS
10:10PM
J. Peavy 11 3 2 1 2 0 1 .273 .273 .636 .909
C. Maybin OF SD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 19 7 2 1 3 2 6 .368 .429 .579 1.008
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 24, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "hot" today.
Cold Batter Matchups – June 24, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
K. Johnson 2B NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 14 3 0 0 1 0 2 .214 .267 .214 .481
A. Soriano OF NYY @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 46 8 2 2 4 0 11 .174 .170 .304 .475
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR vs NYY
7:07PM
D. Phelps 12 2 1 1 1 2 5 .167 .286 .417 .702
C. Crisp OF OAK @ NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon 23 5 5 0 1 0 6 .217 .217 .435 .652
S. Castro SS CHC vs CIN
8:05PM
H. Bailey 30 6 2 2 4 2 6 .200 .250 .400 .650
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs CIN
8:05PM
H. Bailey 14 1 1 0 0 3 2 .071 .235 .143 .378
R. Davis OF DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 19 7 1 0 2 0 4 .368 .350 .421 .771
T. Hunter OF DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 22 2 2 1 1 3 6 .091 .200 .273 .473
D. Kelly OF DET @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 11 2 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432
B. Upton OF ATL @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 13 1 0 0 0 3 5 .077 .368 .077 .445
D. Fowler OF HOU vs ATL
8:10PM
A. Harang 15 2 2 0 0 3 6 .133 .316 .400 .716
C. Gomez OF MIL vs WAS
8:10PM
J. Zimmermann 10 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .091 .000 .091
D. Span OF WAS @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 16 1 1 0 0 1 3 .063 .118 .125 .243
J. Werth OF WAS @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 14 4 1 0 5 0 5 .286 .267 .357 .624
J. Peralta SS STL @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 16 2 2 0 0 2 8 .125 .222 .250 .472
J. Mauer C MIN @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 22 2 0 0 2 1 7 .091 .167 .091 .258
K. Suzuki C MIN @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 22 2 1 0 3 2 6 .091 .160 .136 .296
C. Headley 3B SD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 19 3 1 1 1 2 6 .158 .238 .316 .554
S. Smith OF SD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 15 2 0 0 0 1 1 .133 .235 .133 .369
W. Venable OF SD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 20 4 1 1 1 1 6 .200 .238 .350 .588
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 24, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Mark Buehrle TOR vs NYY
7:07PM
350 107 29 11 35 11 45 .306 .331 .460 .791
Jordan Zimmermann WAS @ MIL
8:10PM
73 21 13 4 7 10 16 .288 .378 .560 .938
Jake Peavy BOS @ SEA
10:10PM
63 21 12 4 10 3 10 .333 .364 .674 1.038


Recommended Pickup
Rubby De La Rosa, SP, BOS – He owns a 2.51 ER and 1.02 WHIP. He's got a 30:8 K:BB in 32.1 innings. He throws 95 with ease. The Red Sox may have a logjam of sorts in the rotation, but I simply don't see De La Rosa being the odd man out of that crew – not with results like these. The former Dodgers prospect has reined in his control issues and looks like he could be a fantasy stud in the making. Clay Buchholz (knee) and Brandon Workman (suspension) are due back soon, sure, but that doesn't make me fear owning De La Rosa at all. In AL-only leagues, he should be long gone, but he should be flying off the shelves in mixers as well.

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DraftStreet Value Picks
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C: Wilin Rosario, COL ($4,513)
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SS: Brad Miller, SEA ($4,715)
3B: David Wright, NYM ($5,088)
OF: Marcell Ozuna, MIA ($5,348)