Friday Lineup Card: Tommy John for Anderson

Friday Lineup Card: Tommy John for Anderson

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

Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster – R), 2:20
Indians (Josh Tomlin – R) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R), 7:05
White Sox (Gavin Floyd – R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:05
Yankees (Freddy Garcia – R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R), 7:07
Phillies (Vance Worley – R) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto – R), 7:10
Red Sox (Andrew Miller – L) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10
Nationals (Livan Hernandez – R) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 7:35
Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R) at Astros (Brett Myers – R), 8:05
Royals (Luke Hochevar – R) at Twins (Nick Blackburn – R), 8:10
Brewers (Chris Narveson – L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R), 8:40
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L), 9:40
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Padres (Dustin Moseley – R), 10:05
Angels (Dan Haren – R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R), 10:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis – R) at Mariners (Doug Fister – R), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game:
FLA, CHI

Injuries
- A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day
(includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (wrist) – Out Thursday; could miss more games
Johnny Damon, OF, TB (hand) – Still hurting, but plans to play Friday
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (hamstring) – Running agility drills Thursday; possible weekend return
Vladimir Guerrero, DH, BAL (hand) – Not in the lineup Thursday
Scott Baker, SP, MIN (elbow) – Throwing and on track to start Monday
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (oblique) – Supposed to be re-evaluated Thursday
Fausto Carmona, SP, CLE (quad) – On track to return July 18
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR (ankle) - Left Thursday's game with twisted ankle; day-to-day

Players on the DL

Ivan Rodriguez, C, WAS (oblique) – Played long toss Thursday without incident
Kris Medlen, SP, ATL (elbow) – Had a setback and won't be back this season
Ryan Madson, RP, PHI (hand) – Threw a scoreless rehab appearance Wednesday; could be back Friday
Steve Pearce, 1B, PIT (calf) – Started rehab; 0-for-6, four BB so far
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT (quad) – Played first rehab game Wednesday
John Jaso, C, TB (oblique) – Placed on DL
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (knee) – Finally placed on DL
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (elbow) – Tommy John surgery on Thursday; out well into next year
Alex White, SP, CLE (finger) – Threw first bullpen (fastballs only) since injury Wednesday
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL (concussion) – Progressing very slowly
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET (knee) – Expected to return soon, but nothing definite

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

Called Up

Ezequiel Carrera, OF, CLE
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN

Sent Down

Brad Thomas, RP, DET (outrighted)
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB
Darren O'Day, RP, TEX

Placed on DL

Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
John Jaso, C, TB

Activated from DL

Scott Feldman, RP, TEX

Closer Watch
- A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left). 

Milwaukee – John Axford and the newly acquired Francisco Rodriguez will share closing duties, apparently, with each deployed where necessary as an ace reliever anytime in a game. That's the scuttlebutt for now.

New York Mets – Bobby Parnell and Jason Isringhausen will both get their chances, but look for Parnell to get more shots, more often, and eventually lock down the role.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC vs FLA
7/15 2:20 PM
Ricky Nolasco4-16.25022404.625.278.903
Wes Helms - 3BFLA @ CHC
7/15 2:20 PM
Ryan Dempster5-10.50001303.600.4551.055
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander17-52.327371215.577.340.917
Carlos Quentin - OFCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander8-26.30834535.692.4001.092
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs CWS
7/15 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd9-24.37524726.708.4231.131
Ryan Raburn - OFDET vs CWS
7/15 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd12-29.41402314.483.433.916
Ramon Santiago - SSDET vs CWS
7/15 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd4-15.26722404.667.267.934
Brett Gardner - OFNYY @ TOR
7/15 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow3-11.27312227.727.3851.112
Jorge Posada - CNYY @ TOR
7/15 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow7-15.46703143.667.5791.246
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY @ TOR
7/15 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow6-18.33314523.667.3811.048
Jose Molina - CTOR vs NYY
7/15 7:07 PM
Freddy Garcia8-20.40001104.450.381.831
Darnell McDonald - OFBOS @ TB
7/15 7:10 PM
David Price4-12.33312123.750.4291.179
Kevin Youkilis - 1BBOS @ TB
7/15 7:10 PM
David Price5-13.38502002.538.429.967
Raul Ibanez - OFPHI @ NYM
7/15 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey5-19.26322511.579.300.879
Lance Berkman - 1BSTL @ CIN
7/15 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto5-15.33324695.867.5831.450
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ CIN
7/15 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto5-11.45501521.545.5001.045
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ CIN
7/15 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto6-14.42912201.714.4381.152
Colby Rasmus - OFSTL @ CIN
7/15 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto5-14.35714323.786.4381.224
Ryan Theriot - SSSTL @ CIN
7/15 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto11-28.39313213.571.4331.004
Jason Heyward - OFATL vs WAS
7/15 7:35 PM
Livan Hernandez4-12.33323262.917.5791.496
Brian McCann - CATL vs WAS
7/15 7:35 PM
Livan Hernandez10-26.38512551.538.4841.022
Laynce Nix - OFWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Tim Hudson6-14.42901102.500.429.929
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Tim Hudson7-22.31813625.545.375.920
Hunter Pence - OFHOU vs PIT
7/15 8:05 PM
Jeff Karstens5-10.50012200.900.4551.355
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ HOU
7/15 8:05 PM
Brett Myers8-13.61501111.692.6431.335
Alexi Casilla - SSMIN vs KC
7/15 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar4-10.400043101.000.4551.455
Joe Mauer - CMIN vs KC
7/15 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar9-17.52903230.765.6001.365
Jim Thome - DHMIN vs KC
7/15 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar3-10.30022302.900.3641.264
Andre Ethier - OFLAD @ ARI
7/15 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders5-10.50011201.800.5001.300
James Loney - 1BLAD @ ARI
7/15 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders6-15.40012410.667.4381.105
Orlando Hudson - 2BSD vs SF
7/15 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum8-19.42103316.579.4291.008
Franklin Gutierrez - OFSEA vs TEX
7/15 10:10 PM
Colby Lewis5-13.38522502.846.3851.231
Adam Kennedy - 2BSEA vs TEX
7/15 10:10 PM
Colby Lewis3-12.25011203.500.357.857
Ichiro Suzuki - OFSEA vs TEX
7/15 10:10 PM
Colby Lewis16-41.39002325.463.419.882
David Murphy - OFTEX @ SEA
7/15 10:10 PM
Doug Fister5-13.38522401.846.3851.231
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
David PriceTB vs BOS
7/15 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters17-83.205192715.347.273.620
Livan HernandezWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Braves Batters39-193.202514182735.348.303.651
Nick BlackburnMIN vs KC
7/15 8:10 PM
Royals Batters17-84.2032510116.306.219.525
Dan HarenLAA @ OAK
7/15 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters16-84.190257417.301.236.537

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Emilio Bonifacio - OFFLA @ CHC
7/15 2:20 PM
Ryan Dempster0-10.00000013.000.091.091
DeWayne Wise - OFFLA @ CHC
7/15 2:20 PM
Ryan Dempster2-10.20000010.200.273.473
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander2-10.20000102.200.182.382
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander5-41.122112312.195.200.395
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander5-28.17911114.286.207.493
Mark Teahen - 3BCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander6-35.171031613.257.293.550
Omar Vizquel - 3BCWS @ DET
7/15 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander3-13.23100201.231.231.462
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY @ TOR
7/15 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow2-12.16701227.250.333.583
Derek Jeter - SSNYY @ TOR
7/15 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow3-16.18801227.250.278.528
Corey Patterson - OFTOR vs NYY
7/15 7:07 PM
Freddy Garcia4-16.25000004.250.250.500
David Ortiz - DHBOS @ TB
7/15 7:10 PM
David Price2-12.16702104.333.167.500
Marco Scutaro - SSBOS @ TB
7/15 7:10 PM
David Price2-18.11100014.111.158.269
Ramon Hernandez - CCIN vs STL
7/15 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook2-10.20000101.200.200.400
Alex Gonzalez - SSATL vs WAS
7/15 7:35 PM
Livan Hernandez5-46.109013210.130.160.290
Nate McLouth - OFATL vs WAS
7/15 7:35 PM
Livan Hernandez2-21.09502127.190.167.357
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs WAS
7/15 7:35 PM
Livan Hernandez4-30.13312345.300.229.529
Alex Cora - SSWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Tim Hudson1-10.10001001.300.100.400
Ian Desmond - SSWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Tim Hudson4-20.20000024.200.273.473
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ ATL
7/15 7:35 PM
Tim Hudson7-37.18901126.216.231.447
Michael Bourn - OFHOU vs PIT
7/15 8:05 PM
Jeff Karstens2-11.18202032.364.357.721
Jeff Keppinger - 2BHOU vs PIT
7/15 8:05 PM
Jeff Karstens2-12.16702312.417.200.617
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT @ HOU
7/15 8:05 PM
Brett Myers2-11.18201400.273.167.440
Chris Getz - 2BKC @ MIN
7/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn2-11.18200201.182.167.349
Alex Gordon - OFKC @ MIN
7/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn2-11.18201104.273.250.523
Delmon Young - OFMIN vs KC
7/15 8:10 PM
Luke Hochevar3-18.16712313.389.211.600
Stephen Drew - SSARI vs LAD
7/15 9:40 PM
Clayton Kershaw1-11.09100014.091.231.322
Chris Young - OFARI vs LAD
7/15 9:40 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-14.14300110.143.200.343
Vernon Wells - OFLAA @ OAK
7/15 10:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy2-13.15400221.154.250.404
David DeJesus - OFOAK vs LAA
7/15 10:05 PM
Dan Haren2-18.11101214.167.200.367
Ryan Ludwick - OFSD vs SF
7/15 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum2-17.11800239.118.250.368
Will Venable - OFSD vs SF
7/15 10:05 PM
Tim Lincecum3-15.20001017.333.250.583
Jack Cust - DHSEA vs TEX
7/15 10:10 PM
Colby Lewis1-12.08300004.083.083.166
Miguel Olivo - CSEA vs TEX
7/15 10:10 PM
Colby Lewis0-10.00000005.000.000.000
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX @ SEA
7/15 10:10 PM
Doug Fister2-12.16700001.167.231.398
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Freddy GarciaNYY @ Tor
7/15 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters28-76.368498712.666.4171.083
Brandon MorrowTOR vs NYY
7/15 7:07 PM
Yankees Batters36-127.284416191836.481.380.861
Johnny CuetoCIN vs StL
7/15 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters48-137.350618231818.582.4271.009
Luke HochevarKC @ Min
7/15 8:10 PM
Twins Batters30-93.32331315119.556.398.954
Joe SaundersARI vs LAD
7/15 9:40 PM
Dodgers Batters21-70.300581359.570.347.917
Doug FisterSEA vs Tex
7/15 10:10 PM
Rangers Batters22-73.30135715.459.330.790
 

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

Eric Thames, OF, TOR – One of the best-kept secrets in fantasy, Thames (no relation to the Dodgers' Marcus Thames; they even pronounce their names differently) has been playing every day in the Jays outfield since being recalled, and has thus far compiled a .308 average, four homers, 11 RBI and 20 runs in 104 AB. That's no fluke; he ripped 27 homers and drove in 104 runs last season in Double-A, and raked to the tune of .352/.423/.610 in Triple-A this year. He's been hitting second for the Jays, right in front of Jose Bautista, which is about as good as you can get in lineup protection. His plate discipline isn't great, but the lefty bat has held his own in a small sample against left-handed pitching so far – a concern coming into the season. At this point, I consider him a playable outfielder even in standard mixed leagues; in AL-only, he's a must-own.

Other recent recommendations: Bobby Parnell, Emilio Bonifacio, Zach Cozart, Nolan Reimold, Joe Nathan

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C – Joe Mauer, MIN ($3,939)
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SS – Jhonny Peralta, DET ($6,047)
OF – Lance Berkman, STL ($8,856)
OF – Eric Thames, TOR ($6,388)
OF – Colby Rasmus, STL ($5,134)
UT – Mark Teixeira, NYY ($6,817)
UT – Todd Helton, COL ($6,970)
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