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Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily serves as the site's day-to-day editor of NHL content, while also working as the Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies beat writer, managing the site's Closer Grid, and contributing to the football and baseball magazines.

Projected Starters -- A look at Wednesday’s matchups (all times Eastern)

Brewers (Wily Peralta -- R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ -- L), 12:37
Rays (Jake Odorizzi -- R) at Yankees (Vidal Nuno -- L), 1:05
Athletics (Jesse Chavez -- R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander -- R), 1:08
Royals (Jason Vargas -- L) at Twins (Kevin Correia -- R), 1:10
Mariners (Chris Young -- R) at Astros (Brad Peacock -- R), 2:10
Indians (Trevor Bauer -- R) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu -- L), 3:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto -- R) at Padres (Tyson Ross -- R), 3:40
Rockies (Tyler Matzek -- L) at Nationals (Doug Fister -- R), 6:05
Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson -- R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton -- R), 7:05
Rangers (Miles Mikolas -- R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman -- R), 7:05
Cubs (Travis Wood -- L) at Red Sox (Brandon Workman -- R), 7:10
Mets (Jacob DeGrom -- R) at Braves (Julio Teheran -- R), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels -- L) at Marlins (Tom Koehler -- R), 7:10
Angels (Tyler Skaggs -- L) at White Sox (John Danks -- L), 8:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright -- R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong -- R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: TB/NYY, OAK/DET, KC/MIN, SEA/HOU, CLE/LAD, CIN/SD

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (elbow) -- Was in the lineup Tuesday after taking a pitch to the elbow Monday night.
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR (hamstring) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday vs. the Brewers.
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) -- Scratched from Tuesday’s game with a left hamstring strain.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hamstring) -- Was held out of Tuesday’s lineup due to hamstring tightness, but indicated he was able to play if needed.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL (shoulder) -- Left Tuesday’s game with a left shoulder strain.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (leg) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (back) -- Should have a better idea about his return timetable once the team can evaluate the effects of his epidural injection.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (leg) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Scott Kazmir, SP, OAK (calf) -- Feels fine after leaving early during Monday’s outing and is in line to start Saturday vs. the Blue Jays.
Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU (wrist) -- Will likely pitch Friday vs. the Angels.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET (upper body) -- Held out of the lineup for the second straight game Tuesday.
Derek Norris, C, OAK (back) --Was held out of the lineup Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (calf) -- Remained out of the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.
Cody Ross, OF, ARI (hip) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (leg) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.

Disabled List
Bronson Arroyo, SP, ARI (elbow) -- Expected to resume throwing soon.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (thumb) -- Expected to return to the Giants on Friday.
David Carpenter, RP, ATL (biceps) -- Will be activated from the DL on Wednesday.
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder) -- Expected to begin playing catch Wednesday.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) -- On track to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque over the weekend.
Rafael Furcal, SS, MIA (hamstring) -- Hoping to return from DL in less than six weeks.
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM (back) -- Will make another rehab start for short-season Brooklyn on Friday.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD (foot) -- Out of walking boot and set to begin a stretching program.
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) -- Could make a rehab start at High-A Clearwater on Sunday after throwing 60 pitches to live hitters Tuesday.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT (oblique) -- Will throw a four-inning simulated game Wednesday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) -- Rejoined the lineup Tuesday at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (shoulder) -- Diagnosed with a bruised left shoulder following MRI on Monday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) -- Did not return from the DL on Tuesday as originally hoped, after experiencing a setback while running Monday.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (concussion) -- Still experiencing concussion symptoms and return is not imminent.
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (knee) -- Will make his next rehab start at Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
Mark Trumbo, 1B, ARI (foot) -- Approximately 10-to-14 days away from returning from the disabled list.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL (shoulder) -- Began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

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

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Jeff Beliveau, RP, TB
Kevin Chapman, RP, HOU
Enrique Hernandez, SS, HOU
Juan Jaime, RP, ATL
Miles Mikolas, P, TEX
Jim Miller, RP, NYY
Domingo Santana, OF, HOU
Oscar Taveras, OF, STL

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Brent Keys, OF, MIA (designated for assignment)
Michael Kohn, RP, LAA
Sean O'Sullivan, SP, PHI (outrighted)
Jose Ramirez, RP, NYY
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL (designated for assignment)
Joe Saunders, SP, TEX (designated for assignment)
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU
Jerome Williams, RP, HOU (designated for assignment)

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU
A.J. Ramos, RP, MIA
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (transferred to 60-day DL)

Traded
Michael Almanzar, 3B, from BAL to BOS (Rule 5 selection)
Rich Hill, RP, from BOS to LAA
Brock Peterson, 1B, from WSH to LAD

Released
Chris Capuano, P, BOS

Closer Watch

Toronto -- Casey Janssen closed out Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over the Brewers without too much aggravation, yielding one hit in a scoreless frame. The 32-year-old has been magnificent since returning from a lower-back injury that resulted in a stay on the disabled list, converting 13-of-15 opportunities while providing a 1.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. He’s one of the more stable options out there among closers, even if his reputation wouldn’t seem to suggest as much.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 2, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Braun OF MIL @ TOR
12:37PM
J. Happ 23 7 4 3 6 2 6 .304 .360 .739 1.099
A. Ramirez 3B MIL @ TOR
12:37PM
J. Happ 10 3 3 1 4 2 0 .300 .417 .800 1.217
R. Weeks 2B MIL @ TOR
12:37PM
J. Happ 14 7 4 2 3 2 5 .500 .563 1.071 1.634
L. Cain OF KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 12 7 1 0 1 1 1 .583 .615 .667 1.282
R. Ibanez OF KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 11 5 3 1 5 2 3 .455 .538 .909 1.448
O. Infante 2B KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 21 8 1 0 3 0 0 .381 .381 .476 .857
M. Moustakas 3B KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 14 6 3 0 3 2 2 .429 .471 .643 1.113
J. Mauer C MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 24 10 1 0 6 2 1 .417 .462 .458 .920
E. Nunez SS MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 12 5 2 0 3 0 0 .417 .417 .667 1.083
C. Parmelee 1B MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 10 5 3 0 1 1 2 .500 .545 .800 1.345
K. Seager 3B SEA @ HOU
2:10PM
B. Peacock 14 5 2 1 5 0 2 .357 .357 .643 1.000
C. Headley 3B SD vs CIN
3:40PM
J. Cueto 18 7 2 0 3 0 4 .389 .421 .500 .921
C. Maybin OF SD vs CIN
3:40PM
J. Cueto 12 4 2 1 1 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000
W. Venable OF SD vs CIN
3:40PM
J. Cueto 12 6 2 2 5 2 3 .500 .571 1.000 1.571
J. Morneau 1B COL @ WAS
6:05PM
D. Fister 25 8 4 1 4 0 5 .320 .320 .560 .880
E. Andrus SS TEX @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 11 5 1 0 1 3 1 .455 .571 .545 1.117
C. McGehee 3B MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 14 4 1 1 1 2 0 .286 .375 .500 .875
M. Ozuna OF MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 15 4 3 3 5 0 6 .267 .267 .867 1.133
J. Saltalamacchia C MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 11 4 3 2 3 0 4 .364 .364 1.000 1.364
G. Stanton OF MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 41 12 6 3 6 1 16 .293 .310 .610 .919
J. Hamilton OF LAA @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 16 7 2 1 4 0 2 .438 .412 .688 1.099
M. Morse OF SF vs STL
10:15PM
A. Wainwright 11 4 2 1 3 0 2 .364 .364 .727 1.091
M. Ellis 2B STL @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 18 7 2 0 1 0 3 .389 .421 .500 .921
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 2, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Justin Verlander DET vs OAK
1:08PM
135 29 5 1 11 11 33 .215 .274 .267 .541
Cole Hamels PHI @ MIA
7:10PM
156 39 19 11 20 5 50 .250 .273 .516 .789
Cold Batter Matchups – July 2, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Lucroy C MIL @ TOR
12:37PM
J. Happ 15 4 1 0 3 0 4 .267 .267 .333 .600
M. Reynolds 1B MIL @ TOR
12:37PM
J. Happ 16 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000
I. Kinsler 2B DET vs OAK
1:08PM
J. Chavez 11 2 2 0 1 0 2 .182 .182 .364 .545
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 19 4 0 0 0 2 4 .211 .286 .211 .496
J. Jaso C OAK @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 13 2 0 0 1 1 3 .154 .214 .154 .368
N. Punto 2B OAK @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 29 5 0 0 1 3 11 .172 .250 .172 .422
E. Hosmer 1B KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 21 4 1 0 2 1 0 .190 .227 .238 .465
S. Perez C KC @ MIN
1:10PM
K. Correia 17 3 0 0 0 1 1 .176 .222 .176 .399
T. Plouffe 3B MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 19 3 3 1 3 1 2 .158 .200 .421 .621
K. Suzuki C MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 32 6 0 0 1 3 5 .188 .257 .188 .445
J. Willingham OF MIN vs KC
1:10PM
J. Vargas 19 2 1 1 1 1 7 .105 .190 .263 .454
E. Cabrera SS SD vs CIN
3:40PM
J. Cueto 12 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .231 .167 .397
M. Prado 3B ARI @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 10 2 1 0 1 1 1 .200 .273 .300 .573
A. Rios OF TEX @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 10 1 1 1 2 1 4 .100 .182 .400 .582
R. Johnson OF MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 12 2 1 0 3 0 3 .167 .167 .250 .417
G. Jones 1B MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 10 2 1 1 1 0 4 .200 .200 .500 .700
E. Aybar SS LAA @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 23 3 1 0 1 0 3 .130 .125 .174 .299
H. Kendrick 2B LAA @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 20 6 3 0 2 0 4 .300 .300 .450 .750
G. Blanco OF SF vs STL
10:15PM
A. Wainwright 14 3 0 0 0 1 2 .214 .267 .214 .481
B. Crawford SS SF vs STL
10:15PM
A. Wainwright 15 4 2 0 2 0 5 .267 .267 .400 .667
H. Pence OF SF vs STL
10:15PM
A. Wainwright 48 14 6 2 4 0 12 .292 .292 .500 .792
Y. Molina C STL @ SF
10:15PM
R. Vogelsong 16 3 0 0 0 2 0 .188 .278 .188 .465
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 2, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J.A. Happ TOR vs MIL
12:37PM
99 26 13 6 17 9 30 .263 .324 .538 .862
Kevin Correia MIN vs KC
1:10PM
160 51 14 1 19 13 18 .319 .367 .430 .797
John Danks CWS vs LAA
8:10PM
61 16 6 1 7 0 9 .262 .253 .393 .647
Ryan Vogelsong SF vs STL
10:15PM
84 28 5 1 7 9 10 .333 .404 .445 .849
Recommended Pickup

Jesse Hahn, SP, SD -- It's very hard to for a starting pitcher to find the win column when his offense provides him with just one hit the entire game, but that's what exactly happened to Hahn on Monday, as the right-hander shut out the Reds for five innings in the 1-0 victory. While Hahn didn't work deep enough in the game to notch a quality start, he's still pitched like an ace for the Padres through five turns, posting a 4-1 record, 1.95 ERA (2.73 FIP), 1.04 WHIP and 36 strikeouts over 27.2 innings. The winning percentage might not keep considering the Padres’ historically bad offense, but by nearly any statistical measure, Hahn has been responsible for his own good fortune. While he lacks much prior big league experience to fall back on, he's posted dynamite numbers at every level since being selected by the Rays out of Virginia Tech in 2010. He'll be further aided by calling Petco Park his home environment, where his flyball ways won’t prove nearly as costly.

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DraftStreet Value Picks

SP: Doug Fister, WSH ($13,505)
C: Brian McCann, NYY ($4,913)
1B: Mark Reynolds, MIL ($5,589)
2B: Jonathan Schoop, BAL ($4,172)
3B: Matt Carpenter, STL ($6,214)
SS: Ian Desmond, WSH ($5,207)
OF: Bryce Harper, WSH ($6,321)