Friday Lineup Card: Medica Aid

Friday Lineup Card: Medica Aid

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Sponsored by DraftStreet

Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R) at Orioles (Scott Feldman - R), 7:05 PM
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R), 7:07 PM
Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10 PM
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) at Mets (Carlos Torres - R), 7:10 PM
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Marlins (Tom Koehler - R), 7:10 PM
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:30 PM
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R), 8:05 PM
Royals (James Shields - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 8:10 PM
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Twins (Pedro Hernandez - L), 8:10 PM
Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L) at Astros (Brett Oberholtzer - L), 8:10 PM
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R), 8:15 PM
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 9:40 PM
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10 PM
Rockies (Collin McHugh - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10 PM
Padres (Burch Smith - R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL - (Foot) Held out of the lineup Thursday with an injury that's been bothering him since the team's series in Tampa Bay.
David Wright, 3B, NYM - (Head) Left Thursday's game in the third inning after a pitch hit him in the helmet, but did pass concussion tests.
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Thigh) Exited Thursday's game with a right adductor strain.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Illness) Scratched from Thursday's lineup with the flu.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS - (Foot) Expected to start at first base Friday against Baltimore.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY - (Calf) Sat out Thursday's game.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL - (Suspension) Handed a one-game suspension for his role in Wednesday's fracas with the Braves.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET - (Hand) Expected to return to the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB - (Hamstring) Missed another start Thursday but did come into Wednesday's game for a pinch-hit appearance.
Reed Johnson, OF, ATL - (Suspension) Given a one-game suspension for his role in Wednesday's incident in Atlanta.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL - (Knee) Likely to miss the rest of the season with an injury suffered in Wednesday's kerfuffle in Atlanta.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL - (Hamstring) Held out again Thursday for an eighth straight game.
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM - (Personal) Left the team Thursday to attend to the birth of his child, but is expected to rejoin the team this weekend.
Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA - (Groin) Cleared to start Sunday against the Angels.
Alexi Casilla, 2B, BAL - (Concussion) Not expected to return this season.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE - (Wrist) Suffered a mild sprain Tuesday and missed a second straight start Thursday as a result.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, SD - (Head) Missed a third straight start Thursday.
T.J. McFarland, P, BAL - (Personal) Left the team early Thursday to attend to an undisclosed family situation.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB - (Ankle) Scratched from Thursday's lineup.
Jesse Crain, P, TB - (Shoulder) Experienced issues while throwing Tuesday and his return to action remains uncertain.
Mark Buehrle, P, TOR - (Leg) Diagnosed with a right calf contusion after leaving Thursday's game.
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN - (Knee) Received the green light to pinch-hit Thursday.

Players on the DL
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Elbow) Underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday but is expected to be healthy for spring training.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI - (Foot) Leaving Florida on Friday to begin his offseason routine.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Knee) Rejoined the Phillies on Thursday, but will not play in any games.
Welington Castillo, C, CHC - (Knee) Placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.
Matt Harvey, P, NYM - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday.
Brett Cecil, P, TOR - (Elbow) Moved to the 60-day DL on Thursday.

Out
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Finger) Took batting practice on the field Wednesday, but still felt restricted.

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

Placed on the DL
Danny Worth, SS, DET (60-day DL)
Matt Harvey, P, NYM (transferred to 60-day DL)
Brett Cecil, P, TOR (transferred to 60-day DL)
Welington Castillo, C, CHC

Called Up
Ryan Langerhans, OF, TOR

Activated from the DL
Jhonny Peralta, SS, DET (restricted list)

Closer Watch

New York Mets - Three days after notching his 100th career save, LaTroy Hawkins went out and picked up No. 101, his 13th of the year. Wednesday's perfect frame marked Hawkins' 13th consecutive scoreless appearance, and brought his ERA on the year back below 3.00. Hawkins, who's now converted 13-of-14 save chances since taking over the closer's role in early August, recently told ESPNNewYork.com that he wants to pitch again in 2014, at the age of 41. It's very possible, however, that he'll leave New York for a more lucrative deal elsewhere, and the Mets seem to see the writing on the wall. Right-hander Vic Black, whom the team acquired from Pittsburgh last month, was given his first save opportunity Tuesday, and responded with a two-strikeout, perfect frame against Cincinnati. Black posted a 12.2 K/9 at Triple-A Indianapolis earlier this year, and it appears the Mets will give him another chance to close before the end of the season, to see if he can be an option for the ninth-inning gig in 2014. Those in dynasty leagues should take note.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL vs BOS
9/27 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz6-13.46222312.923.5001.423
Brian Roberts - 2BBAL vs BOS
9/27 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz8-22.36402352.500.481.981
Mike Napoli - CBOS @ BAL
9/27 7:05 PM
Scott Feldman11-23.47822614.739.5001.239
Juan Pierre - OFMIA vs DET
9/27 7:10 PM
Rick Porcello7-18.38914520.722.4501.172
Marlon Byrd - OFPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey3-11.27322402.818.2731.091
Russell Martin - CPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey4-11.36411101.636.3641.000
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey10-29.34503087.483.486.969
Reed Johnson - OFATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee7-18.38913123.667.4501.117
Erick Aybar - SSLAA @ TEX
9/27 8:05 PM
Alexi Ogando3-10.30012102.700.3001.000
Mark Trumbo - OFLAA @ TEX
9/27 8:05 PM
Alexi Ogando4-10.40002013.600.5001.100
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX vs LAA
9/27 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson4-12.33302212.583.385.968
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs LAA
9/27 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson10-28.35715438.607.4191.026
Ian Kinsler - 2BTEX vs LAA
9/27 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson4-10.40012232.800.5381.338
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS vs KC
9/27 8:10 PM
James Shields5-15.33313114.667.3751.042
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS vs KC
9/27 8:10 PM
James Shields9-23.39123431.696.4621.157
Billy Butler - 1BKC @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Chris Sale7-22.31833724.727.3601.087
Lorenzo Cain - OFKC @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Chris Sale5-14.35712103.643.3571.000
Alcides Escobar - SSKC @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Chris Sale10-23.43501025.478.480.958
Chris Getz - 2BKC @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Chris Sale6-14.42900103.429.429.857
Starlin Castro - SSCHC @ STL
9/27 8:15 PM
Lance Lynn5-13.38502201.615.3851.000
Matt Holliday - OFSTL vs CHC
9/27 8:15 PM
Travis Wood6-18.33324404.778.3331.111
Jon Jay - OFSTL vs CHC
9/27 8:15 PM
Travis Wood5-12.41701221.500.5001.000
Yadier Molina - CSTL vs CHC
9/27 8:15 PM
Travis Wood4-14.28623403.786.2671.052
Kurt Suzuki - COAK @ SEA
9/27 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez11-35.31415634.514.385.899
Justin Smoak - 1BSEA vs OAK
9/27 10:10 PM
Bartolo Colon3-12.25012213.583.308.891
Will Venable - OFSD @ SF
9/27 10:15 PM
Ryan Vogelsong6-10.60000000.600.6001.200
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
R.A. DickeyTOR vs TB
9/27 7:07 PM
Rays Batters9-62.145124315.204.185.388
A.J. BurnettPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Reds Batters33-158.2091881439.274.273.547
Bartolo ColonOAK @ SEA
9/27 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters32-129.248169624.312.279.591
Clayton KershawLAD vs COL
9/27 10:10 PM
Rockies Batters25-112.2233910828.356.275.631

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Nick Markakis - OFBAL vs BOS
9/27 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz4-31.12900264.129.289.419
Jay Bruce - OFCIN vs PIT
9/27 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett2-15.13301325.200.211.411
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCIN vs PIT
9/27 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett3-18.16712134.389.286.675
Todd Frazier - 3BCIN vs PIT
9/27 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett1-10.10000103.100.091.191
Ryan Hanigan - CCIN vs PIT
9/27 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett1-11.09100001.091.091.182
Chris Heisey - OFCIN vs PIT
9/27 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett2-10.20000005.200.200.400
David Wright - 3BNYM vs MIL
9/27 7:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo3-16.18811238.375.316.691
Josh Harrison - SSPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey1-10.10000000.100.100.200
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey10-33.30313219.455.314.769
Jose Tabata - OFPIT @ CIN
9/27 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey2-12.16700001.167.167.333
Freddie Freeman - 1BATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee6-19.31600017.316.381.697
Jason Heyward - OFATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee2-11.18201011.364.250.614
Gerald Laird - CATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee2-16.12502327.250.211.461
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee4-22.182133110.409.208.617
B.J. Upton - OFATL vs PHI
9/27 7:30 PM
Cliff Lee7-24.29203119.417.320.737
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA @ TEX
9/27 8:05 PM
Alexi Ogando3-13.23100002.231.231.462
Adam Rosales - 2BTEX vs LAA
9/27 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson1-16.06300126.063.200.263
Adam Dunn - 1BCWS vs KC
9/27 8:10 PM
James Shields1-10.10000035.100.308.408
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS vs KC
9/27 8:10 PM
James Shields4-25.16000148.160.300.460
Eric Hosmer - 1BKC @ CWS
9/27 8:10 PM
Chris Sale2-12.16701004.250.167.417
Martin Prado - 3BARI vs WAS
9/27 9:40 PM
Stephen Strasburg3-16.18801033.250.316.566
Jonathan Herrera - SSCOL @ LAD
9/27 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-12.16701112.250.231.481
Coco Crisp - OFOAK @ SEA
9/27 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez10-49.204002310.204.250.454
Josh Reddick - OFOAK @ SEA
9/27 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez4-22.18201004.227.182.409
Jemile Weeks - 2BOAK @ SEA
9/27 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez4-20.20011124.350.273.623
Kendrys Morales - 1BSEA vs OAK
9/27 10:10 PM
Bartolo Colon1-11.09100002.091.091.182
Michael Saunders - OFSEA vs OAK
9/27 10:10 PM
Bartolo Colon1-11.09100115.091.167.258
Kyle Seager - 3BSEA vs OAK
9/27 10:10 PM
Bartolo Colon2-12.16700001.167.167.333
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Scott FeldmanBAL vs Bos
9/27 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters27-66.4095817210.692.4351.127
Chris SaleCWS vs KC
9/27 8:10 PM
Royals Batters49-161.304413131137.433.347.780
Travis WoodCHC @ StL
9/27 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters26-70.37161217813.722.4361.157
 

Recommended Pickup
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD - Medica burst onto the scene earlier this month, going 6-for-19 (.316 average) with two home runs in his first five games at the major league level. He went cold shortly thereafter, but the 25-year-old is heating up again, with six hits in his last four games, including another homer Wednesday. Furthermore, Medica has started 16 straight games for San Diego since his Sept. 10 callup, and while he's striking out an alarming rate (31.5 percent), the power seems to be legitimate. In 280 at-bats at Double-A San Antonio prior to his promotion, Medica clubbed 18 dingers and 20 doubles, and in 2012, he put up a .623 slugging percentage at High-A Lake Elsinore (355 at-bats).

Other Recent RecommendationsMichael Saunders, Matt Davidson, Tyler Thornburg and Christian Yelich

$300 Weekly Draftstreet Freerolls

Draftstreet will be running weekly freerolls for Rotowire fans throughout the entire MLB season. This free contest will be Pick 'em style drafting. The way Pick 'Em leagues work is you have 8 tiers of players and each tier will have players to choose from. All you have to do is select 1 player from each tier. There's absolutely nothing to lose and it takes 5 minutes to build a team.

CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Oh, and don't forget to take advantage of DraftStreet's 30% deposit bonus (up to $150). Simply enter the code ROTOWIRE in the Promo Code box when making your first deposit.

CLICK HERE to sign up for free and join the $300 Freeroll on DraftStreet.com.

DraftStreet Value Picks

SP - Brett Oberholtzer, HOU ($11,219)
C - Evan Gattis, ATL ($5,367)
1B - Justin Smoak, SEA ($5,116)
2B - Brian Roberts, BAL ($6,154)
SS - Jonathan Villar, HOU ($5,279)
3B - David Freese, STL ($5,246)
OF - Marlon Byrd, PIT ($5,993)

Register for a free account at DraftStreet.com and start playing daily fantasy sports games today!

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire.
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only MLB Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire MLB fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, MLB Network Radio and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast during baseball season.
College Baseball Betting: Expert Picks for Saturday, March 2
College Baseball Betting: Expert Picks for Saturday, March 2
Spring Training Job Battles: NL Central
Spring Training Job Battles: NL Central
College Baseball Picks Today: Best Bets for Friday, March 1
College Baseball Picks Today: Best Bets for Friday, March 1
Six Mid-Round Pitchers with League Winning Upside (Video)
Six Mid-Round Pitchers with League Winning Upside (Video)
Five Sneaky Outfielders We Can't Stop Drafting (Video)
Five Sneaky Outfielders We Can't Stop Drafting (Video)
MLB Futures: Home Run Leaders and Head-to-Head HR Picks
MLB Futures: Home Run Leaders and Head-to-Head HR Picks