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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 Tuesday’s matchups (all times Eastern)

Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter -- R) at Indians (T.J. House -- L), 7:05
Tigers (Robbie Ray -- L) at Pirates (Edinson Volquez -- R), 7:05
Yankees (Shane Greene -- R) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen -- L), 7:05
Red Sox (Joe Kelly -- R) at Reds (Mat Latos -- R), 7:10
Dodgers (Dan Haren -- R) at Braves (Mike Minor -- L), 7:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright -- R) at Marlins (Jarred Cosart -- R), 7:10
Nationals (Doug Fister -- R) at Mets (Rafael Montero -- R), 7:10
Brewers (Wily Peralta -- R) at Cubs (Kyle Hendricks -- R), 8:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson -- R) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch -- R), 8:05
Twins (Yohan Pino -- R) at Astros (Collin McHugh -- R), 8:10
Athletics (Jon Lester -- L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie -- R), 8:10
Phillies (Jerome Williams -- R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson -- L), 10:05
Rockies (Yohan Flande -- L) at Padres (Odrisamer Despaigne -- R), 10:10
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ -- L) at Mariners (Chris Young -- R), 10:10
White Sox (Chris Sale -- L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong -- R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (hamstring) -- Remained out of the lineup Monday.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL (thumb) -- Remained out of lineup Monday, but manager Buck Showalter is optimistic Hardy will play Tuesday.
Tommy La Stella, 2B, ATL (hamstring) -- Left Monday’s game with an apparent hamstring cramp, but should be back in the lineup Tuesday.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL (knee) -- Left Monday’s game after right knee gave out on a swing.
Jake McGee, RP, TB (calf) -- Was available Monday after dealing with a bruised calf over the weekend.
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD (head) -- Held out of the lineup Monday.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN (foot) -- Returned to the lineup Monday.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (back) -- Returned to the lineup Monday.
Alex Rios, OF, TEX (ankle) -- Was set to receive an examination on injured ankle Monday.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL (ankle) -- Did some running, fielding and took batting practice Monday and hopes to return to lineup Tuesday or Wednesday.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET (shoulder) -- Left Monday’s start with right shoulder soreness and will be evaluated Tuesday.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (back) -- Remained out of the lineup Monday but is expected to avoid a DL stint.

Disabled List
Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL (elbow) -- Made his first rehab appearance for the Orioles’ GCL club Saturday.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM (shoulder) -- MRI showed rotator cuff tendinitis in his pitcher shoulder.
Felix Doubront, SP, CHC (calf) -- Will make first rehab start at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) -- Was set to be evaluated for activation after Monday’s game with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Jeremy Hefner, SP, NYM (elbow) -- MRI revealed a fracture and another UCL tear in his surgically-repaired elbow, making another Tommy John procedure necessary.
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (knee) -- Will make another rehab start Thursday.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC (hand) -- Hopes to begin swinging after undergoing an X-ray on his injured right hand Thursday.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) -- Expected to return from the DL on Tuesday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, RP, NYM (elbow) -- Made a rehab start Monday and will require one or two more turns before rejoining the team.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (back) -- Has been cleared to rejoin the Yankees rotation on Wednesday.
Alex Presley, OF, HOU (oblique) -- Will begin a rehab assignment at short-season Tri-City on Tuesday.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (oblique) -- Played in a rehab game Monday at Triple-A Tacoma but will be on paternity leave the next few days.
Brian Schlitter, RP, CHC (shoulder) -- Will rehab with the Cubs’ Arizona League affiliate.
George Springer, OF, HOU (quadriceps) -- Reportedly ‘days away’ from returning to the field, according to GM Jeff Luhnow.

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

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
James Jones, OF, SEA
Ian Krol, RP, DET
Chris Leroux, RP, NYY
Rymer Liriano, OF, SD
Justin Miller, RP, DET
Brad Mills, RP, TOR
Tommy Milone, SP, MIN
Casey Sadler, RP, PIT
Kevin Whelan, RP, DET

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Pedro Baez, RP, LAD
Tyler Colvin, OF, SF (outrighted)
Edwin Escobar, RP, BOS
Jeff Francoeur, OF, SD (designated for assignment)
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
Blaine Hardy, RP, DET
Patrick McCoy, RP, DET
Bryan Mitchell, RP, NYY
Erasmo Ramirez, SP, SEA
Eric Surkamp, RP, CWS
Joe Wieland, RP, SD

Activated from the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYM
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT
Joakim Soria, RP, DET

Traded
Jason Adam, SP, from KC to MIN
Josh Willingham, OF, from MIN to KC

Signed
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, PHI (minor league contract)

Released
Casey Crosby, RP, DET
Wilking Rodriguez, RP, KC

Closer Watch

New York Mets -- Jenrry Mejia seems to have put a recent calf issue behind him by pitching Sunday without incident, but he later disclosed that he is dealing with a hernia and will require surgery after the season. The right-hander believes he can pitch through the injury for the final month and a half, but it might be wise for fantasy owners to handcuff him with Jeurys Familia in the event a setback occurs. Familia was tapped to close out Monday's contest, surrendering a run, but recording four outs en route to his third save of the season.

Hot Batter Matchups – August 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Ellsbury OF NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 13 6 1 0 0 0 1 .462 .462 .538 1.000
B. Gardner OF NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 12 5 3 1 5 1 4 .417 .462 .833 1.295
R. Doumit C ATL vs LAD
7:10PM
D. Haren 14 3 2 2 5 1 6 .214 .267 .643 .910
B. Upton OF ATL vs LAD
7:10PM
D. Haren 36 10 6 5 5 0 13 .278 .278 .722 1.000
A. Ellis C LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
M. Minor 10 4 1 1 1 0 1 .400 .400 .700 1.100
S. Castro SS CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
W. Peralta 21 10 4 2 4 1 4 .476 .500 .857 1.357
A. Rizzo 1B CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
W. Peralta 19 8 5 4 9 2 3 .421 .476 1.105 1.581
A. Escobar SS KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 16 6 2 0 1 3 0 .375 .474 .500 .974
R. Ibanez OF KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 15 5 3 1 1 0 6 .333 .333 .667 1.000
J. Reddick OF OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 21 7 3 0 0 1 5 .333 .364 .524 .887
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs PHI
10:05PM
J. Williams 11 6 4 3 6 1 2 .545 .538 1.455 1.993
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Dan Haren LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
107 20 9 7 11 5 31 .187 .221 .393 .614
Adam Wainwright STL @ MIA
7:10PM
60 13 0 0 4 3 13 .217 .254 .210 .464
Cold Batter Matchups – August 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Laird C ATL vs LAD
7:10PM
D. Haren 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167
M. Kemp OF LAD @ ATL
7:10PM
M. Minor 11 2 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .273 .523
G. Jones 1B MIA vs STL
7:10PM
A. Wainwright 28 8 0 0 3 0 6 .286 .286 .286 .571
C. McGehee 3B MIA vs STL
7:10PM
A. Wainwright 15 1 0 0 1 1 4 .067 .125 .067 .192
J. Lake OF CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
W. Peralta 10 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs MIL
8:05PM
W. Peralta 13 2 0 0 0 2 0 .154 .267 .154 .421
E. Andrus SS TEX vs TB
8:05PM
J. Hellickson 11 2 1 1 2 0 3 .182 .182 .455 .636
B. Butler DH KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 25 4 1 0 1 5 9 .160 .300 .200 .500
A. Gordon OF KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 22 3 2 0 2 1 8 .136 .200 .227 .427
O. Infante 2B KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
J. Willingham OF KC vs OAK
8:10PM
J. Lester 17 2 0 0 2 5 6 .118 .348 .118 .465
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 21 3 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .182 .143 .325
S. Fuld OF OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .182 .348
J. Jaso C OAK @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 21 4 2 2 5 4 6 .190 .308 .476 .784
J. Bautista OF TOR @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 10 2 1 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .300 .633
J. Reyes SS TOR @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 19 3 2 1 3 2 4 .158 .238 .421 .659
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 12, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wily Peralta MIL @ CHC
8:05PM
89 27 10 6 13 8 17 .303 .361 .544 .905
Jeremy Hellickson TB @ TEX
8:05PM
65 19 8 3 7 4 9 .292 .333 .520 .853

Recommended Pickup

Rymer Liriano, OF, SD -- The Padres offense has offered little to get excited about this season, but Liriano, the team’s newest addition, may provide some intrigue. The 23-year-old lost all of the 2013 to Tommy John surgery, but he’s shown little signs of being hampered by the layoff in his return to action this season. He first opened the campaign at Double-A San Antonio, where he slugged 14 homers and swiped 17 bases over 99 games to earn the promotion to Triple-A El Paso. Once there, Liriano didn’t maintain his home-run production, but did manage to hit a sizzling .452/.521/.661 over 16 games to force the Padres’ hand. At this stage of his development, Liriano’s speed appears to be ahead of his power tool, but he’s shown flashes of legitimate five-tool talent throughout his minor league career. With Carlos Quentin on the DL and Cameron Maybin serving a suspension, Liriano should have every opportunity to pick up regular at-bats. His considerable upside might be worth the gamble in NL-only and deeper leagues.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP: T.J. House, CLE ($5,800)
C: Joe Mauer, MIN ($3,500)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($3,600)
2B: Emilio Bonifacio, ATL ($3,800)
3B: Brock Holt, BOS ($3,200)
SS: Jimmy Rollins, PHI ($3,700)
OF: Jason Heyward, ATL ($4,000)
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