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Sunday Lineup Card: Yankees Look To Go Greene

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster

Isaac Elyacharshuster writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L) at Yankees (Shane Greene - R), 1:05
Nationals (Doug Fister - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 1:10
Diamondbacks (Vidal Nuno - L) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez - R), 1:35
Red Sox (Allen Webster - R) at Rays (Chris Archer - R), 1:40
White Sox (Scott Carroll - R) at Twins (Yohan Pino - R), 2:10
Indians (Danny Salazer - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 2:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner - R) at Astros (Collin McHugh - R), 2:10
Mets (Jacob deGrom - R) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson - R), 2:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Cubs (Kyle Hendricks - R), 2:20
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Angels (Hector Santiago - L), 3:35
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Mariners (Roenis Elias - L), 4:10
Pirates (Edinson Volquez - R) at Rockies (Franklin Morales - L), 4:10
Padres (Eric Stults - L) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 5:05
Athletics (Scott Kazmir - L) at Rangers (Miles Mikolas - R), 7:05
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L) at Giants (Jake Peavy - R), 8:07

Day Game After Night Game: ARZ/PHI, BOS/TB, CWS/MIN, CLE/KC, MIA/HOU, NYM/MIL, PIT/COL, and DET/LAA

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE - (Illness) Was a late scratch from Saturday’s starting lineup.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Ankle) Missed Saturday’s start after rolling his ankle.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA - (Knee) Missed Saturday’s start after leaving Friday’s game early.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL - (Quadriceps) Was available off the bench Saturday.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Knee) Missed Saturday’s start after playing three innings Friday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD - (Knee) Didn’t play all of Friday’s game and missed Saturday’s start.
Endy Chavez, OF, SEA - (Finger) Was scratched from Saturday’s start with a jammed finger.
Justin Ruggiano, OF, CHC - (Groin) Made a pinch-hit appearance Friday, but didn’t start Saturday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Back) Won’t play this weekend.
Brett Anderson, P, COL - (Finger) Doesn’t expect to miss next start.

Players on the DL

Andy Dirks, OF, DET - (Back) Will likely resume rehab assignment next week.
Derek Holland, P, TEX - (Knee) Scheduled for two innings of work Wednesday.
Collin McHugh, P, HOU - (Finger) Will come off the DL on Sunday for first start since July 6.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT - (Back) Will make one more rehab outing after Monday’s start.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CWS - (Shoulder) May be near the start of a rehab assignment.
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA - (Ankle) Will make a rehab start Monday.
Justin Masterson, P, CLE - (Knee) Will be activated to start Friday against the Rangers.
Jason Vargas, P, KC - (Appendix) Completed a simulated game Saturday.
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS - (Wrist) Rehab assignment moved to Triple-A.
Ricky Nolasco, P, MIN - (Elbow) Scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, NYM - (Elbow) Will rest for the next seven to 10 days.
James Paxton, P, SEA - (Back) Expected to throw 75-80 pitches in rehab start Sunday.
Hector Sanchez, C, SF - (Concusion) Placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Saturday.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Hamstring) Could be out six to eight weeks.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR - (Quadriceps) Suffered a minor setback Friday.
Alberto Callaspo, 3B, OAK - (Hamstring) Expected to play rehab game Saturday.

Placed On the DL

Hector Sanchez, C, SF (7-day concussion)

Activated From the DL

Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD

Called Up

Logan Darnell, P, MIN
Buddy Carlyle, P, NYM
Blake Parker, P, CHC
Andrew Susac, C, SF
Philip Gosselin, 2B, ATL
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
J.B. Shuck, OF, LAA

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

George Kottaras, C, STL
Edwin Escobar, P, BOS
Heath Hembree, P, BOS
Neil Ramirez, P, CHC
Jake Goebbert, 1B, SD
Tyler Pastronicky, 2B, ATL
Juan Carlos Oviedo, P, TB
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE
Fernando Salas, P, LAA
Jorge Polanco, SS. MIN

Signed

A.J. Pierzynski, C, STL
Randy Wolf, P, LAA

Traded

Jake Peavy, P (fromt BOS to SF)
Edwin Escobar, P (from SF to BOS)
Heath Hembree, P (from SF to BOS)

Closer Watch

Royals - Aaron Crow recorded his second save of the season Friday against the Indians with Greg Holland and Wade Davis both not available out of the pen after pitching three consecutive games. Crow’s other save came on June 7 in a similar situation, so needless to say do not take this as a sign that Crow will be getting the call in a save situation any time soon. On another team Crow may be looked at as a viable option as a closer, but until that happens Crow will only be valuable in leagues with holds as a category.

Rangers - Neftali Feliz was the man chosen to close out Friday’s game in Texas’ first save opportunity since trading Joakim Soria. It took Feliz 26 pitches while giving up a hit and a run, but he was able to record his first save of the season, and first since save for the Rangers since game five of the 2011 world series. Feliz recorded 72 saves in 2010 and 2011 combined, so he has the track record of a proven closer, but fantasy owners that pick him off the waiver wire should definitely keep a close eye on him as he hasn’t fully returned to the same form that he was in when he was the teams regular closer.

Padres - Joaquin Benoit was the chosen replace ment for the now traded Huston Street, and on Friday night got his second save of the season and first since the trade. Benoit only had 13 saves in his first 10 MLB seasons until last season with Detroit where is successfully closed out 24 games. Benoit will be the most likely candidate to get the call for San Diego in save situations for the near future, but this is another buyer beware situation as his team may look for a permanent solutions on the trade market.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 27, 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 vs TOR
1:05PM
J. Happ 20 7 4 3 6 1 3 .350 .364 .850 1.214
D. Jeter SS NYY vs TOR
1:05PM
J. Happ 11 6 2 2 3 1 1 .545 .583 1.091 1.674
I. Desmond SS WAS @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Latos 11 4 1 0 0 1 1 .364 .417 .455 .871
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Latos 13 4 1 1 3 4 3 .308 .471 .538 1.009
A. Hill 2B ARI @ PHI
1:35PM
R. Hernandez 24 8 3 1 4 1 5 .333 .407 .542 .949
J. Loney 1B TB vs BOS
1:40PM
J. Peavy 36 10 7 2 5 2 3 .278 .316 .583 .899
M. Brantley OF CLE @ KC
2:10PM
B. Chen 21 11 2 0 2 0 0 .524 .522 .619 1.141
C. Santana C CLE @ KC
2:10PM
B. Chen 19 6 3 0 4 2 1 .316 .409 .474 .883
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ KC
2:10PM
B. Chen 19 7 0 0 1 6 5 .368 .520 .368 .888
C. Coghlan OF CHC vs STL
2:20PM
A. Wainwright 11 4 1 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .455 .871
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs STL
2:20PM
A. Wainwright 23 8 4 0 1 2 6 .348 .400 .522 .922
R. Sweeney OF CHC vs STL
2:20PM
A. Wainwright 12 5 4 1 4 0 3 .417 .417 .917 1.333
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs STL
2:20PM
A. Wainwright 17 7 5 1 2 1 2 .412 .444 .824 1.268
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs DET
3:35PM
R. Porcello 13 6 2 2 8 2 1 .462 .533 .923 1.456
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs DET
3:35PM
R. Porcello 10 4 2 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
M. Trout OF LAA vs DET
3:35PM
R. Porcello 12 4 1 1 6 2 2 .333 .429 .583 1.012
N. Arenado 3B COL vs PIT
4:10PM
E. Volquez 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs PIT
4:10PM
E. Volquez 19 10 5 0 6 2 4 .526 .571 .895 1.466
W. Rosario C COL vs PIT
4:10PM
E. Volquez 20 8 3 2 9 2 3 .400 .455 .750 1.205
S. Choo OF TEX vs OAK
7:05PM
S. Kazmir 14 5 1 1 3 4 1 .357 .526 .571 1.098
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ SF
8:07PM
J. Peavy 11 4 2 2 3 0 0 .364 .364 .909 1.273
H. Pence OF SF vs LAD
8:07PM
H. Ryu 18 8 2 0 5 2 3 .444 .500 .556 1.056
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Hector Santiago LAA vs DET
3:35PM
71 11 4 2 5 17 21 .155 .326 .262 .588
Jake Peavy SF vs LAD
8:07PM
109 20 6 4 12 5 30 .183 .217 .307 .525
Cold Batter Matchups – July 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Headley 3B NYY vs TOR
1:05PM
J. Happ 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
B. McCann C NYY vs TOR
1:05PM
J. Happ 17 3 1 0 1 2 3 .176 .263 .235 .498
B. Ryan SS NYY vs TOR
1:05PM
J. Happ 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .273 .455
B. Pena C CIN vs WAS
1:10PM
D. Fister 12 1 1 1 2 0 3 .083 .083 .333 .417
R. Santiago SS CIN vs WAS
1:10PM
D. Fister 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
J. Werth OF WAS @ CIN
1:10PM
M. Latos 10 1 0 0 1 2 4 .100 .250 .100 .350
M. Trumbo OF ARI @ PHI
1:35PM
R. Hernandez 15 3 1 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600
M. Napoli 1B BOS @ TB
1:40PM
C. Archer 10 1 0 0 1 1 6 .100 .182 .100 .282
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ TB
1:40PM
C. Archer 10 1 0 0 2 3 4 .100 .286 .100 .386
Y. Escobar SS TB vs BOS
1:40PM
J. Peavy 14 1 0 0 0 3 1 .071 .235 .071 .307
M. Joyce OF TB vs BOS
1:40PM
J. Peavy 13 2 1 1 2 2 2 .154 .267 .385 .651
J. Molina C TB vs BOS
1:40PM
J. Peavy 11 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Aviles SS CLE @ KC
2:10PM
B. Chen 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 .200 .308 .200 .508
R. Raburn OF CLE @ KC
2:10PM
B. Chen 33 6 3 2 2 3 6 .182 .270 .394 .664
J. Baker C CHC vs STL
2:20PM
A. Wainwright 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300
T. Hunter OF DET @ LAA
3:35PM
H. Santiago 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
A. Jackson OF DET @ LAA
3:35PM
H. Santiago 16 2 1 1 1 3 6 .125 .263 .313 .576
V. Martinez DH DET @ LAA
3:35PM
H. Santiago 11 2 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .273 .523
E. Aybar SS LAA vs DET
3:35PM
R. Porcello 21 4 1 0 0 1 3 .190 .292 .238 .530
R. Cano 2B SEA vs BAL
4:10PM
M. Gonzalez 18 2 0 0 1 2 2 .111 .200 .111 .311
A. Ethier OF LAD @ SF
8:07PM
J. Peavy 34 5 0 0 4 3 11 .147 .211 .147 .358
H. Ramirez SS LAD @ SF
8:07PM
J. Peavy 17 1 1 0 0 0 5 .059 .059 .118 .176
J. Uribe 3B LAD @ SF
8:07PM
J. Peavy 12 2 1 1 3 0 1 .167 .167 .417 .583
B. Crawford SS SF vs LAD
8:07PM
H. Ryu 10 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .091 .000 .091
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 27, 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 @ NYY
1:05PM
105 31 13 5 12 7 15 .295 .331 .519 .850
Adam Wainwright STL @ CHC
2:20PM
167 51 22 4 19 9 33 .305 .341 .489 .830
Edinson Volquez PIT @ COL
4:10PM
76 33 14 4 19 9 9 .434 .494 .773 1.267
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD @ SF
8:07PM
91 23 6 1 11 13 11 .253 .346 .338 .684

Recommended Pickup

Shane Greene, SP, NYY - Since being called up to start July 7 Greene has been very impressive in his first three starts for the Yankees. In 19 innings pitched Greene has only given up six runs while striking out 17 batters, allowing 17 hits, and three walks. What is even more impressive is that in his first two starts he picked up two wins, and even though Greene got the loss in his last start where he gave up four runs over 5.2 innings he did it by only allowing four hits and one walk. Greene’s spot in the Yankee’s rotation is by no means secure, so that may mean each of his next couple starts will be make it or break it moments for the rookie, so if your fantasy team needs a make it or break it spot starter this rookie may be your man.

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OF - Ben Revere, PHI ($3,600)