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Tuesday Lineup Card: Baez And Sellers

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Andrew Fiorentino

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

Mets (Zack Wheeler – R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin – R), 7:05
Tigers (David Price – L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Marlins (Brad Hand – L) at Pirates (Charlie Morton – R), 7:05
Orioles (Bud Norris – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Rangers (Colby Lewis – R) at White Sox (John Danks – L), 8:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Brewers (Jimmy Nelson – R), 8:10
Padres (Jesse Hahn – R) at Twins (Phil Hughes – R), 8:10
Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 8:15
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Rockies (Brett Anderson – L), 8:40
Royals (Danny Duffy – L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Rays (Drew Smyly – L) at Athletics (Jason Hammel – R), 10:05
Braves (Alex Wood – L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10
Angels (Hector Santiago – L) at Dogers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (oblique) – Expected to hit the DL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (ankle) – DL decision coming soon
Jenrry Mejia, RP, NYM (back) – Felt tightness during/after Monday's outing
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) – Didn't start Monday, but pinch-hit and stayed in
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (wrist) – Out of Monday's lineup
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (illness) – Saw doctor Monday about apparent strep throat case
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (illness) – Late scratch Monday
Eugenio Suarez, SS, DET (knee) – Hurt Monday; ruled out for Tuesday and likely longer

Players on the DL

Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (elbow) – Throwing off flat ground in continued effort to avoid TJ
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) – Diagnosis of left flexor pronator strain confirmed
Wil Myers, OF, TB (wrist) – Could start rehab assignment as soon as this weekend
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (back) – Probable starter in Triple-A on Tuesday
Tyler Skaggs, SP, LAA (forearm) –Expects to return this year, but might not be 'til September
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW (shoulder) – Hit by a pitch in rehab game Sunday; X-rays negative
Matt Cain, SP, SF (elbow) – Season-ending surgery coming next Monday
Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK (elbow) – Played catch for first time since TJ surgery
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) – Starting rehab games Tuesday
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (hand) – Rehab action moved to Triple-A Reno
Nate McLouth, OF, WAS (shoulder) – Got a cortisone shot, but not believed to be seriously hurt
Joe Wieland, SP, SD (elbow) – Four solid innings in Sunday rehab start
Kyle Blanks, OF, OAK (calf) – If baserunning goes well this week, will go on rehab trip
Christian Bergman, RP, COL (hand) – Has allowed three runs in nine innings on rehab assignment
Zach Putnam, RP, CHW (shoulder) – Expected back by Friday
Chone Figgins, OF, LAD (hip) – Has to be either called up or (more likely) DFA by Wednesday
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS (wrist) – Expected to resume rehab assignment Tuesday
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Threw weekend bullpen; still hopes to return this season
Joe Thatcher, RP, LAA (ankle) – Out 3-4 weeks with sprain
Hector Sanchez, C, SF (concussion) – Started rehab games in Triple-A Monday

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

Placed on DL
David Phelps, SP, NYY (elbow)
Chris Perez, RP, LAD (ankle)
Chris Gimenez, C, TEX (paternity leave)
Mike Morin, RP, LAA (foot)
Nate McLouth, OF, WAS (shoulder)

Activated from DL
Colin Cowgill, OF, LAA

Called Up
Steve Souza, OF, WAS
Carlos Frias, RP, LAD
Matt Daley, RP, NYY
Maikel Cleto, RP, CHW

Sent Down
Pedro Hernandez, SP, COL (outrighted)
Steven Wright, SP, BOS
Taylor Thompson, RP, CHW
Brett Hayes, C, KC (outrighted)
Logan Darnell, SP, MIN
Ryan Feierabend, RP, TEX (outrighted)

Closer Watch

Mets – The back end of the Mets' bullpen, a great strength for them over the last couple months, failed them on Monday against the Giants, with Jeurys Familia allowing the game-tying run in the seventh and Jenrry Mejia giving up the game-winning run in the ninth. The earned runs were the first since June 30 for Familia and the first since July 7 for Mejia, who seemed to tweak his back during the outing. If Mejia's back keeps him out a few games, Familia's the odds-on favorite to see some save chances.

Hot Batter Matchups – August 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Davis OF DET @ NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 16 5 2 1 1 0 1 .313 .353 .563 .915
G. Stanton OF MIA @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 13 5 2 0 2 2 4 .385 .467 .538 1.005
J. Lagares OF NYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 11 4 3 1 3 0 2 .364 .364 .909 1.273
D. Wright 3B NYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 16 5 3 1 3 5 1 .313 .455 .688 1.142
I. Desmond SS WAS vs NYM
7:05PM
Z. Wheeler 14 4 2 1 3 0 3 .286 .286 .571 .857
D. Span OF WAS vs NYM
7:05PM
Z. Wheeler 15 7 2 0 2 1 2 .467 .500 .600 1.100
J. Werth OF WAS vs NYM
7:05PM
Z. Wheeler 13 4 2 1 3 1 1 .308 .333 .615 .949
C. Davis 1B BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 19 6 2 2 4 1 4 .316 .381 .632 1.013
A. Jones OF BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 28 10 3 1 5 3 3 .357 .419 .536 .955
N. Markakis OF BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 46 20 7 2 7 4 4 .435 .480 .674 1.154
D. Young OF BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 48 19 6 4 8 2 4 .396 .420 .688 1.108
D. Navarro C TOR vs BAL
7:07PM
B. Norris 11 4 2 1 1 3 0 .364 .500 .727 1.227
J. Thole C TOR vs BAL
7:07PM
B. Norris 15 5 1 1 3 3 2 .333 .444 .533 .978
R. Braun OF MIL vs SF
8:10PM
T. Lincecum 21 7 3 2 7 1 6 .333 .391 .667 1.058
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs SF
8:10PM
T. Lincecum 19 5 3 2 5 5 6 .263 .440 .632 1.072
E. Andrus SS TEX @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 16 6 1 0 2 3 1 .375 .474 .438 .911
N. Aoki OF KC @ ARI
9:40PM
W. Miley 14 5 2 0 0 0 1 .357 .357 .571 .929
J. Loney 1B TB @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Hammel 38 12 6 3 9 0 2 .316 .308 .632 .939
B. Zobrist 2B TB @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Hammel 12 6 3 1 3 1 1 .500 .500 .917 1.417
B. Boggs OF ATL @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 11 4 1 0 1 1 4 .364 .417 .455 .871
H. Kendrick 2B LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 12 5 0 0 1 0 2 .417 .417 .417 .833
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 18 8 3 0 1 5 3 .444 .565 .611 1.176
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Gio Gonzalez WAS vs NYM
7:05PM
102 22 8 3 12 14 28 .216 .306 .379 .686
Tim Lincecum SF @ MIL
8:10PM
158 34 10 6 22 16 50 .215 .299 .368 .667
Felix Hernandez SEA vs ATL
10:10PM
98 20 4 0 7 9 38 .204 .280 .247 .527
Cold Batter Matchups – August 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. Pena C CIN @ CLE
7:05PM
J. Tomlin 12 2 1 1 1 0 3 .167 .167 .417 .583
C. Granderson OF NYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 19 2 1 1 2 1 7 .105 .150 .263 .413
E. Young Jr. OF NYM @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
S. Drew SS NYY vs DET
7:05PM
D. Price 10 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .091 .000 .091
B. Gardner OF NYY vs DET
7:05PM
D. Price 17 2 0 0 1 4 4 .118 .286 .118 .403
A. LaRoche 1B WAS vs NYM
7:05PM
Z. Wheeler 10 1 1 1 1 2 4 .100 .250 .400 .650
N. Cruz OF BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 17 1 0 0 0 1 3 .059 .111 .059 .170
J. Hardy SS BAL @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 28 3 2 1 5 0 3 .107 .107 .250 .357
C. Rasmus OF TOR vs BAL
7:07PM
B. Norris 27 5 4 2 3 2 6 .185 .241 .481 .723
P. Konerko 1B CWS vs TEX
8:10PM
C. Lewis 22 4 0 0 3 3 6 .182 .280 .182 .462
A. Ramirez SS CWS vs TEX
8:10PM
C. Lewis 15 4 1 0 1 0 5 .267 .267 .333 .600
C. Gomez OF MIL vs SF
8:10PM
T. Lincecum 11 1 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .167 .091 .258
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs SF
8:10PM
T. Lincecum 20 4 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .238 .200 .438
M. Reynolds 1B MIL vs SF
8:10PM
T. Lincecum 21 3 1 1 2 3 13 .143 .250 .286 .536
J. Francoeur OF SD @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes 10 2 1 1 1 0 5 .200 .200 .500 .700
A. Rios OF TEX @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 11 2 1 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .273 .455
B. Barnes OF COL vs CHC
8:40PM
T. Wood 12 2 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .250 .417
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs CHC
8:40PM
T. Wood 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Y. Escobar SS TB @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Hammel 24 4 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .200 .167 .367
M. Joyce OF TB @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Hammel 12 2 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .286 .167 .452
E. Longoria 3B TB @ OAK
10:05PM
J. Hammel 12 2 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .214 .167 .381
R. Doumit C ATL @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 12 1 0 0 0 1 9 .083 .154 .083 .237
B. Upton OF ATL @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 31 3 1 0 0 1 11 .097 .125 .129 .254
D. Freese 3B LAA @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 15 3 1 0 2 2 2 .200 .278 .267 .544
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 5, 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 BAL
7:07PM
212 65 24 10 30 11 24 .307 .344 .517 .861
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs LAA
10:10PM
88 27 6 1 10 14 16 .307 .399 .403 .802


Recommended Pickup
Javier Baez, SS, CHC – Baez getting the call is actionable news, and he's scheduled to be called up from Triple-A in time for Tuesday's game – happily located at Coors Field. With Starlin Castro locked in at short, Baez will have to steal time from Arismendy Alcantara (unless he's sent down in turn) at second or Luis Valbuena at third, but it seems unlikely that the Cubs would make this move if they didn't plan to play the kid. After a slow start to the year, Baez is back to being the power-hitting middle-infield dynamo that we've expected him to be all along. He should be picked up in nearly all formats. If you're selling in a keeper or dynasty format, don't forget that Baez hit 37 homers and stole 20 bases in the minors last year.

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DraftKings Value Picks
SP: Alex Wood, ATL ($7,000)
C: Travis d'Arnaud, NYM ($3,100)
1B: Justin Morneau, COL ($4,400)
2B: Jedd Gyorko, SD ($3,700)
SS: Javier Baez, CHC ($4,000)
3B: Brock Holt, BOS ($3,800)
OF: Carlos Gomez, MIL ($4,300)