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Sunday Lineup Card: Harrison Can Do It All

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

White Sox (Jose Quintana - L) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle - L), 1:07
Athletics (Tommy Milone - L) at Marlins (Andrew Heaney - L), 1:10
Braves (Aaron Harang - R) at Phillies (David Buchana - R), 1:35
Mets (Bartolo Colon - R) at Pirates (Edinson Volquez - R), 1:35
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R), 1:35
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo -R), 2:10
Tigers (Drew Smyly - L) at Astros (Scott Feldman - R), 2:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 2:10
Twins (Kyle Gibson - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 3:05
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Giants (Tim Hudson - R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Mike Bolsinger - R) at Padres (Odrisamer Despaigne - R), 4:10
Indians (T.J. House - L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 4:10
Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 4:10
Red Sox (John Lackey - R) at Yankees (Chase Whitley - R), 8:05

Day Game After Night Game: WAS/CHC, ATL/PHI, STL/LAD, CIN/SF, ARZ/SD, and CLE/SEA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Justin Masterson, P, CLE - (Knee) Felt fine in bullpen session Saturday.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL - (Neck) Left Saturday’s game with a strain after collision with teammate.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL - (Leg) Left Saturday’s game in the sixth inning with a cramp.
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK - (Knee) Left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning with a strain.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Shoulder) Was good to start as a late addition Saturday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM - (Shoulder) Will not require surgery.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Finger) Sat for the fourth consecutive game Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU - (Wrist) Hopeful to make next start.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU - (Back) Missed second straight start Saturday because of stiffness.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB - (Shoulder) Remains day-to-day after missing Saturday’s start.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL - (Back) Didn’t start either game of Saturday’s doubleheader.
Derek Norris, C, OAK - (Back) Missed Saturday’s start after being pulled from Friday’s game.
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR - (Hamstring) May be held out until Tuesday.

Players on the DL

Shane Victorino, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Had an injection in his back Saturday.
Michael Almanzar, 3B, BAL - (Knee) Moved rehab assignment to Triple-A.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN - (Hamstring) Is on track to be activated Monday.
Kyle Blanks, OF, OAK - (Calf) Resumed hitting, but isn’t running yet.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB - (Elbow) Expected to throw a bullpen session in the next couple days.
Derek Holland, P, TEX - (Knee) Threw three-innings in a simulated game Saturday.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL - (Finger) Rehab assignment bumped up one day to Saturday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Thumb) May return Monday.
Tyler Skaggs, P, LAA - (Hamstring) Said he feels ready to return.
Boone Logan, P, COL - (Elbow) Threw 22 pitches in first rehab game Tuesday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY - (Back) Was scheduled to play catch Saturday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY - (Knee) Was schedule to throw 40-45 pitches Saturday in rehab game.
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL - (Elbow) Felt tightness after Tuesday’s live batting practice.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CWS - (Shoulder) Is throwing at full strength and has begun to swing a bay.
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, TEX - (Back) Will meet with a specialist in early July.
Jim Adduci, OF, TEX - (Finger) Hopes to swing a bat Wednesday.
Mike Carp, OF, BOS - (Foot) Went hitless in two at bats in first rehab game Friday.

Activated From the DL

Gerrit Cole, P, PIT
Irving Falu, 2B, SD

Called Up

Blake Treinen, P, WAS
Dallas Beeler, P, CHC
Gus Schlosser, P, ATL
Michael Kohn, P, LAA
Mookie Betts, 2B, BOS
Brett Oberholtzer, P, HOU
Sam Dyson, P, MIA
Xavier Cedeno, P, WAS
Darin Mastroianni, OF, TOR
Luis Garcia, P, PHI
Sean O’Sullivan, P, PHI
Christian Bethancout, C, ATL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Rob Rasmussen, P, TOR
Taylor Hill, P, WAS
Kevin Gausman, P, BAL
Alex Colome, P, TB
Jake Buchanan, P, HOU
Brandon Crumpton, P, PIT
Rubby De La Rosa, P, BOS
Brian Flynn, P, MIA
Efren Navarro, 1B, LAA
Ronny Cedeno, SS, PHI
Jace Peterson, SS, SD
Juan Jaime, P, ATL

Closer Watch

Rays - Jake McGee picked up his second save of the season Friday in the first game of a doubleheader against Baltimore. McGee pitched a perfect ninth inning on 13 pitches and struck out two batters in the process. McGee blew his last save opportunity on June 16, and wasn’t given an opportunity to redeem himself until his next appearance on June 22 when he recorded a hold while Joel Peralta was given the ball in the ninth. It does seem like there is a closer by committee going on in Tampa at the moment, but McGee has been pitching lights out all season so it wouldn’t be surprising if Joe Maddon continues to give him a chances to save games while he is still pitching so well.

White Sox - Jacob Petricka was given a three-run lead going into the bottom of the ninth Friday, and was able to convert a save, but also gave up two runs in the process. The White Sox are going with a closer by committee situation for there save opportunities and Petricka will be battling the likes of Zach Putnam and Javy Guerra for the permanent role.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. Abreu OF NYM @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 10 3 2 0 2 3 1 .300 .462 .600 1.062
D. Murphy 2B NYM @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 12 4 1 0 2 3 1 .333 .467 .417 .883
E. Young Jr. OF NYM @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 12 4 2 0 0 1 2 .333 .385 .500 .885
M. Byrd OF PHI vs ATL
1:35PM
A. Harang 17 7 1 1 4 1 2 .412 .444 .588 1.033
R. Howard 1B PHI vs ATL
1:35PM
A. Harang 24 9 5 3 8 5 5 .375 .483 .833 1.316
C. Utley 2B PHI vs ATL
1:35PM
A. Harang 26 12 5 1 6 3 1 .462 .517 .731 1.248
C. Stewart C PIT vs NYM
1:35PM
B. Colon 11 4 1 1 1 1 3 .364 .417 .636 1.053
D. Jennings OF TB @ BAL
1:35PM
M. Gonzalez 22 6 4 4 7 4 5 .273 .393 .818 1.211
J. Morneau 1B COL @ MIL
2:10PM
Y. Gallardo 10 6 2 0 1 3 0 .600 .692 .800 1.492
T. Tulowitzki SS COL @ MIL
2:10PM
Y. Gallardo 21 9 5 1 4 1 2 .429 .455 .762 1.216
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ HOU
2:10PM
S. Feldman 13 9 4 2 5 1 0 .692 .714 1.308 2.022
T. Hunter OF DET @ HOU
2:10PM
S. Feldman 21 9 0 0 5 4 2 .429 .520 .429 .949
J. Hamilton OF LAA @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 28 9 6 4 4 4 7 .321 .406 .821 1.228
H. Kendrick 2B LAA @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 27 7 5 2 4 0 3 .259 .286 .593 .878
M. Trout OF LAA @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 11 3 1 1 3 3 1 .273 .400 .545 .945
R. Braun OF MIL vs COL
2:10PM
J. De La Rosa 11 8 5 2 9 3 0 .727 .786 1.545 2.331
J. Willingham OF MIN @ TEX
3:05PM
C. Lewis 19 6 5 3 5 0 4 .316 .316 .895 1.211
H. Pence OF SF vs CIN
4:05PM
H. Bailey 17 5 3 1 2 1 4 .294 .333 .588 .922
M. Aviles SS CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 17 7 2 0 1 0 4 .412 .412 .529 .941
M. Brantley OF CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 20 8 2 1 6 1 3 .400 .429 .600 1.029
J. Kipnis 2B CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 14 6 2 0 1 0 3 .429 .429 .571 1.000
D. Murphy OF CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 75 24 9 3 16 4 16 .320 .350 .520 .870
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 51 11 6 4 5 6 12 .216 .298 .490 .788
C. Beltran OF NYY vs BOS
8:05PM
J. Lackey 16 4 3 1 3 2 5 .250 .316 .563 .878
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Edinson Volquez PIT vs NYM
1:35PM
93 20 9 1 11 22 22 .215 .363 .332 .694
Alex Cobb TB @ BAL
1:35PM
88 16 2 0 5 11 21 .182 .279 .225 .504
C.J. Wilson LAA @ KC
2:10PM
110 24 5 2 12 9 23 .218 .279 .303 .583
Homer Bailey CIN @ SF
4:05PM
67 12 5 1 5 5 21 .179 .234 .276 .510
Tim Hudson SF vs CIN
4:05PM
92 20 4 1 9 8 14 .217 .275 .291 .566
Cold Batter Matchups – June 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BAL vs TB
1:35PM
A. Cobb 11 2 1 0 0 3 4 .182 .400 .364 .764
A. Jones OF BAL vs TB
1:35PM
A. Cobb 16 3 0 0 1 1 4 .188 .235 .188 .423
M. Machado 3B BAL vs TB
1:35PM
A. Cobb 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .071 .000 .071
N. Markakis OF BAL vs TB
1:35PM
A. Cobb 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
D. Wright 3B NYM @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 13 2 0 0 1 3 1 .154 .294 .154 .448
C. Young OF NYM @ PIT
1:35PM
E. Volquez 15 2 1 1 3 3 7 .133 .278 .333 .611
B. Zobrist 2B TB @ BAL
1:35PM
M. Gonzalez 24 3 1 0 1 3 5 .125 .222 .167 .389
R. Davis OF DET @ HOU
2:10PM
S. Feldman 16 4 1 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .375 .625
P. Ciriaco 3B KC vs LAA
2:10PM
C. Wilson 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
A. Escobar SS KC vs LAA
2:10PM
C. Wilson 11 1 1 0 1 0 1 .091 .091 .182 .273
E. Aybar SS LAA @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 28 4 1 0 1 0 3 .143 .172 .179 .351
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ KC
2:10PM
J. Guthrie 11 2 1 1 2 0 0 .182 .250 .455 .705
M. Reynolds 1B MIL vs COL
2:10PM
J. De La Rosa 16 3 1 1 1 8 8 .188 .458 .375 .833
K. Suzuki C MIN @ TEX
3:05PM
C. Lewis 26 4 2 2 2 0 6 .154 .154 .385 .538
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ SF
4:05PM
T. Hudson 24 4 2 0 3 1 2 .167 .192 .250 .442
S. Schumaker 2B CIN @ SF
4:05PM
T. Hudson 17 2 0 0 1 1 4 .118 .167 .118 .284
J. Votto 1B CIN @ SF
4:05PM
T. Hudson 11 2 0 0 1 2 2 .182 .286 .182 .468
B. Posey C SF vs CIN
4:05PM
H. Bailey 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
P. Sandoval 3B SF vs CIN
4:05PM
H. Bailey 16 3 0 0 1 1 5 .188 .222 .188 .410
A. Cabrera SS CLE @ SEA
4:10PM
F. Hernandez 17 3 1 0 2 1 4 .176 .250 .235 .485
M. Carpenter 3B STL @ LAD
4:10PM
C. Kershaw 12 2 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
J. Ellsbury OF NYY vs BOS
8:05PM
J. Lackey 17 4 0 0 0 0 5 .235 .235 .235 .471
K. Johnson 2B NYY vs BOS
8:05PM
J. Lackey 21 5 1 0 2 0 4 .238 .238 .286 .524
A. Soriano OF NYY vs BOS
8:05PM
J. Lackey 43 8 2 1 2 4 11 .186 .250 .279 .529
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 29, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Aaron Harang ATL @ PHI
1:35PM
134 47 15 5 22 14 27 .351 .412 .548 .961
Yovani Gallardo MIL vs COL
2:10PM
67 25 12 3 9 11 16 .373 .462 .664 1.126
Scott Feldman HOU vs DET
2:10PM
73 30 7 3 16 8 8 .411 .469 .629 1.098

Recommended Pickup

Josh Harrison, 2B/3B/OF, PIT - One of the most valuable asset a fantasy baseball can have is being eligible at multiple positions especially when a team is plagued with injuries and Harrison fits that bill. Most players that are eligible at more than one position tend to be part-time players as they fill in late in the game as defensive replacements which usually means that they aren’t very productive fantasy players. Harrison has proven with his bat and legs in the month of June that he can help out many fantasy teams. In the 23 games Harrison has played in June through Friday he has gotten a hit in 17 games with a .312 average and .819 OPS to his name. Harrison also has stolen five bags in the 11 games he played from June 17 to Friday which means that the manager may be trusting him more on the base paths.

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