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Tuesday Lineup Card: Hot Carl

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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

Astros (Brett Oberholtzer – L) at Yankees (Chris Capuano – L), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson – R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R), 7:05
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Phillies (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Braves (Aaron Harang – R) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Red Sox (Allen Webster – R), 7:10
Rangers (Miles Mikolas – R) at Marlins (Jarred Cosart – R), 7:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 7:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R) at Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada – L), 8:05
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L) at Brewers (Mike Fiers – R), 8:10
Indians (Trevor Bauer – R) at Twins (Kyle Gibson – R), 8:10
Reds (Alfredo Simon – R) at Cardinals (John Lackey – R), 8:15
Royals (James Shields – R) at Rockies (Tyler Matzek – L), 8:40
Mets (Dillon Gee – R) at Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L), 10:05
Padres (Ian Kennedy – R) at Dodgers (Kevin Correia – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Salvador Perez, C, KC (knee) – Left with discomfort in right knee Monday
Rajai Davis, OF, DET (thumb) – X-rays negative; should be back in soon
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT (forearm) – Out of Monday's lineup
Chris Coghlan, OF, CHC (toe) – Held out Monday
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM (personal) – Left to attend to ill mother

Players on the DL

Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (hip) – Under doctor's care after season-ending surgery
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (rib) – Optimism he'll return Tuesday
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (elbow) – Played catch with no issues Sunday
Michael Wacha, SP, STL (shoulder) – Threw 35-pitch bullpen Monday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (shoulder) – Will approach 80 pitches in final rehab start
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (hamstring) – No timetable for baseball activities
Adam Eaton, OF, CHW (oblique) – On track to come back early next week
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (shoulder) – Two hits, two steals in first rehab action
Nate McLouth, OF, WAS (shoulder) – Recovery's been slow; had enhanced MRI Monday
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (oblique) – Continuing rehab assignment a couple more days
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, NYM (elbow) – Making another rehab start this week
Craig Gentry, OF, OAK (hand) – Started rehab games Monday
Clint Barmes, SS, PIT (groin) – Moved rehab games to Triple-A on Monday
John Mayberry, OF, PHI (wrist) – Starting rehab games in Triple-A on Tuesday
David Ross, C, BOS (heel) – Could be activated Tuesday
Chris Perez, RP, LAD (ankle) – Started rehab trip in High-A on Monday
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN (elbow) – Could return before season's end; glutton for punishment

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

Activated from DL
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
Logan Ondrusek, RP, CIN

Called Up
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA
Mookie Betts, OF, BOS
Will Harris, RP, ARI

Sent Down
Robbie Erlin, SP, SD
James Jones, OF, SEA
Kevin Whelan, RP, DET (outrighted)
Chad Rogers, RP, CIN (outrighted)
Tucker Barnhart, C, CIN
Dylan Axelrod, SP, CIN
Jackie Bradley, OF, BOS
Ben Paulsen, 1B, COL
Curtis Partch, P, CIN
Bradin Hagens, RP, ARI

Claimed
Matt Hague, 1B, TOR (from PIT)

Closer Watch

Angels – Kevin Jepsen got his first save Monday, giving up a run on two hits with a three-run lead in the ninth against Boston. Huston Street wasn't available after pitching four times in five days, while Joe Smith had been used for three days straight and Jason Grilli pitched the eighth, so that left Jepsen as the last man standing. Exception, not rule.

Cardinals – Trevor Rosenthal blew one Monday, giving up a run for the third consecutive outing for his sixth failed opportunity on the season. With a highly uncharacteristic six walks in his last 2.1 innings, it's well worth asking whether Rosenthal merely needs rest or is quietly nursing an injury. Might not be a bad time to snatch up Pat Neshek.

Hot Batter Matchups – August 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Martin C PIT vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Harang 13 6 1 0 2 2 0 .462 .533 .538 1.072
M. Napoli 1B BOS vs LAA
7:10PM
J. Weaver 29 10 5 3 3 5 7 .345 .441 .724 1.165
Y. Escobar SS TB vs DET
7:10PM
M. Scherzer 30 11 4 1 3 3 7 .367 .429 .567 .995
J. Hardy SS BAL @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 11 3 2 1 2 0 3 .273 .273 .636 .909
R. Braun OF MIL vs TOR
8:10PM
J. Happ 26 8 5 3 8 2 6 .308 .357 .769 1.126
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs TOR
8:10PM
J. Happ 13 3 3 1 4 2 1 .231 .333 .615 .949
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs TOR
8:10PM
J. Happ 17 8 5 2 3 2 6 .471 .526 1.000 1.526
M. Cuddyer OF COL vs KC
8:40PM
J. Shields 17 7 3 1 5 2 1 .412 .474 .706 1.180
J. Morneau 1B COL vs KC
8:40PM
J. Shields 44 15 10 4 11 2 6 .341 .362 .750 1.112
C. Granderson OF NYM @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 10 3 2 1 4 1 1 .300 .364 .800 1.164
A. Ethier OF LAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy 34 11 4 2 5 3 7 .324 .378 .559 .937
Y. Puig OF LAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy 12 3 1 1 4 2 3 .250 .400 .500 .900
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Max Scherzer DET @ TB
7:10PM
130 26 11 5 15 10 36 .200 .257 .365 .622
Cold Batter Matchups – August 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Hill 2B ARI @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg 12 2 1 1 2 0 5 .167 .167 .417 .583
G. Laird C ATL @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 15 3 1 0 0 3 6 .200 .333 .267 .600
P. Alvarez 3B PIT vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Harang 11 1 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .091 .182
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 10 1 1 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .200 .300
D. Jennings OF TB vs DET
7:10PM
M. Scherzer 15 2 1 0 0 0 6 .133 .133 .200 .333
M. Joyce OF TB vs DET
7:10PM
M. Scherzer 17 2 2 1 4 3 5 .118 .250 .353 .603
E. Longoria 3B TB vs DET
7:10PM
M. Scherzer 14 2 1 1 2 1 5 .143 .188 .357 .545
B. Zobrist 2B TB vs DET
7:10PM
M. Scherzer 18 2 1 1 1 2 2 .111 .200 .278 .478
M. Reynolds 1B MIL vs TOR
8:10PM
J. Happ 16 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000
J. Hannahan 3B CIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Lackey 10 2 1 1 1 0 2 .200 .200 .500 .700
D. Stubbs OF COL vs KC
8:40PM
J. Shields 11 2 1 1 4 0 3 .182 .182 .455 .636
D. Barney 2B LAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy 14 3 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .214 .481
A. Ellis C LAD vs SD
10:10PM
I. Kennedy 18 3 0 0 0 2 5 .167 .250 .167 .417
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jose Quintana CWS vs BAL
8:10PM
70 19 9 6 10 5 19 .271 .327 .573 .900
James Shields KC @ COL
8:40PM
90 28 14 6 20 4 16 .311 .337 .605 .942


Recommended Pickup
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD – These days, Crawford's pretty much in the lineup for every game, and that's made his fantasy value creep up well beyond his ownership. it's been a rough year, but August has been kind to Crawford, as he's hitting .310 with five steals for the month. One would expect him to come around with a bit of pop here and there too, though he hasn't been lately. As long as Crawford can stay on the field, he's a solid fantasy asset.

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DraftKings Value Picks
SP: Trevor Bauer, CLE ($5,600)
C: Wilin Rosario, COL ($3,800)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($3,700)
2B: Jedd Gyorko, SD ($3,200)
SS: Javier Baez, CHC ($4,200)
3B: Jonathan Schoop, BAL ($2,900)
OF: Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU ($4,200)