Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Can Stick

Saturday Lineup Card: Schwarber Can Stick

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Probable Pitchers (All Times Eastern)

DET (Kevin Gausman - R) at TOR (Mark Buehrle - L) 1:07 PM
CHC (Jon Lester - L) at MIN (Trevor May - R) 2:10 pm
TEX (Nick Martinez - R) at CWS (Carlos Rodon - L) 2:10 PM
LAA (Jered Weaver - R) at OAK (Jesse Hahn - R) 4:05 PM
PIT (Francisco Liriano - L) at WAS (Max Scherzer - R) 4:05 PM
MIL (Kyle Lohse - R) at COL (Chad Bettis - R) 4:10 PM
STL (John Lackey - R) at PHI (Aaron Harang - R) 7:05 PM
BOS (Rick Porcello - R) at KC (Edinson Volquez - R) 7:10 PM
MIA (Tom Koehler - R) at CIN (Anthony DeSclafani - R) 7:10 PM
NYM (Noah Syndergaard - R) at ATL (Williams Perez - R) 7:10 PM
TB (Erasmo Ramirez - R) at CLE (Corey Kluber - R) 7:10 PM
DET (Alfredo Simon - R) at NYY (Nathan Eovaldi - R) 7:15 PM
SF (Tim Hudson - R) at LAD (Carlos Frias - R) 7:15 PM
HOU (Dallas Keuchel - L) at SEA (Taijuan Walker - R) 10:10 PM
SD (Tyson Ross - R) at ARI (Robbie Ray - L) 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: BAL/TOR, CHC/MIN, TEX/CWS, LAA/OAK, PIT/WAS, MIL/COL

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - (Hamstring) Out of Friday's lineup.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS - (Hamstring) Leg remains sore, and will rest and undergo treatment before determining whether an MRI will be required.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Wrist) Out of Friday's lineup.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL - (Hip) Out of Friday's lineup.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Knee) Out of Friday's lineup.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Illness) Remains out of the lineup Friday.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI - (Hamstring) Told reporters Friday that he won't require DL stint and plans to make his next scheduled start.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE - (Neck) Out of lineup Friday.

Out

R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR - (Personal) Will return from the bereavement list Monday and start Tuesday.

Players on the DL

Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN - (Forearm) Can now make soft tosses.
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN - (Ankle) Expected to throw off a mound Wednesday.
Tim Federowicz, C, SD - (Knee) Caught his first bullpen session Friday, and hopes to begin a rehab assignment in late June or early July.
Justin Masterson, SP, BOS - (Shoulder) Will either pitch out of the Red Sox's bullpen or make another rehab start.
Oscar Hernandez, C, ARI - (Wrist) Will rejoin the Diamondbacks when healthy.
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC - (Wrist) Will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Friday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Thumb) Has been taking grounders at third base, and could see the majority of starts there upon activation from the DL.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS - (Hand) Will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS - (Neck) Did some work in the field Friday, including taking ground balls and practicing covering first base.
Zack Wheeler, SP, NYM - (Elbow) Will begin throwing in July.
Devon Wheeler, 2B, TOR - (Shoulder) Expected to return to the lineup sometime next week.
Ross Ohlendorf, RP, TEX - (Groin) Threw a simulated game Tuesday.
John Jaso, C, TB - (Wrist) Didn't get to take batting practice on the field Thursday because of heavy rain.
Andrew Bellatti, RP, TB - (Shoulder) scheduled to throw a full bullpen session Monday.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL - (Forearm) Will throw a bullpen session for Cardinals officials Friday, and will likely start next week in Miami if all goes well.
Alex Avila, C, DET - (Knee) Expected to return before the All-Star break.
Jon Moscot, SP, CIN - (Shoulder) Had surgery that will likely end his 2015 season, but he's expected to be fine for 2016.
Wily Peralta, SP, MIL - (Oblique) Likely a bit behind on his 4-to-6 week timetable.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL - (Foot) Remains without a timetable for return.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE - (Knee) Felt better after receiving a cortisone shot Monday but remains without a timetable for return.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX - (Thumb) Still can't swing a bat.

Transactions

Placed on the DL

Jake Marisnick, OF, HOU - (Hamstring)
Sergio Santos, RP, NYY - (Elbow)

Activated from the DL

Ryan Rua, OF, TEX
Edward Mujica, RP, BOS
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK
Marlon Byrd, OF, CIN
Victor Martinez, DH, DET

Called Up

Alex Claudio, RP, TEX
Phillippe Aumont, SP, PHI
Branden Pinder, RP, NYY
Bryan Mitchell, RP, NYY
Taylor Hill, RP, WAS
Xavier Scruggs, 1B, STL
Greg Garcia, 2B, STL
Munenori Kawasaki, 2B, TOR
Brett Wallace 1B, SD
Matt Wisler, SP, ATL

Sent Down

Ken Roberts, RP, COL
Anthony Ranaudo, SP, TEX
Cory Mazzoni, RP, SD
Hector Neris, RP, PHI
Arnold Leon, RP, OAK
Donovan Hand, RP, CIN
Chris Martin, RP, NYY
Mitch Harris, RP, STL
Ed Easley, C, STL
Tyler Collins, OF, DET
Sugar Ray Marimon, RP, ATL
Jake Smolinski, OF, TEX (DFA'd)
Eury De La Rosa, RP, SD (DFA'd)
Andy Parrino, SS, OAK (DFA'd)

Signed

None
Traded

None

Claimed

Matt Dominguez, 3B (From HOU to MIL)

Closer Watch

Cleveland Indians - Bryan Shaw recorded his first save of the season Thursday, pitching 1.1 clean innings with a strikeout, and took only 13 pitches to record the four outs. However, the opportunity was likely just the result of Cody Allen pitching each of the previous two days. While Allen continues to be the primary closer, it appears Shaw continues to be next in line should an injury occur.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis1BBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle27822436.296.387.519.906
A. JonesOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle391662744.410.465.6671.132
C. JosephCBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle10421211.400.455.8001.255
N. ReimoldOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle12531303.417.417.8331.250
T. SniderOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle11500001.455.455.455.909
D. YoungOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle592274934.373.403.6271.030
T. HunterOFMIN vs CHC
2:10PM
J. Lester281430203.500.500.6071.107
J. Mauer1BMIN vs CHC
2:10PM
J. Lester23830542.348.444.478.923
B. Lawrie3BOAK vs LAA
4:05PM
J. Weaver11322401.273.273.8181.091
B. Zobrist2BOAK vs LAA
4:05PM
J. Weaver21741416.333.364.6671.030
A. McCutchenOFPIT @ WAS
4:05PM
M. Scherzer14421317.286.333.571.905
C. GonzalezOFCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse18731422.389.450.6671.117
N. HundleyCCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse12422503.333.333.8331.167
T. TulowitzkiSSCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse261071323.385.429.7691.198
R. Howard1BPHI vs STL
7:05PM
J. Lackey13322217.231.286.692.978
P. BourjosOFSTL @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Harang19941504.474.474.8951.368
J. HeywardOFSTL @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Harang12520031.417.533.6671.200
J. PeraltaSSSTL @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Harang331152418.333.353.606.959
P. Sandoval3BBOS @ KC
7:10PM
E. Volquez13630301.462.462.6921.154
E. Hosmer1BKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello24932323.375.407.6671.074
O. Infante2BKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello10510010.500.545.7001.245
A. RiosOFKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello44943709.205.205.432.636
A. Gonzalez1BLAD vs SF
7:15PM
T. Hudson291022523.345.387.552.939
Y. GrandalCLAD vs SF
7:15PM
T. Hudson17531111.294.333.588.922
Y. PuigOFLAD vs SF
7:15PM
T. Hudson11532203.455.4551.0911.545
J. RollinsSSLAD vs SF
7:15PM
T. Hudson9121113877.231.286.451.736
M. Teixeira1BNYY vs DET
7:15PM
A. Simon17732404.412.412.8241.235
P. Goldschmidt1BARI vs SD
10:10PM
T. Ross17632444.353.476.8241.300
J. Altuve2BHOU @ SEA
10:10PM
T. Walker16631300.375.412.6881.099
N. CruzOFSEA vs HOU
10:10PM
D. Keuchel10521311.500.500.9001.400
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Max ScherzerWAS vs PIT
4:05PM
7110425330.141.181.260.441
Cold Batter Matchups – June 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. HardySSBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle32531603.156.156.313.469
S. PearceOFBAL @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle13220102.154.154.308.462
E. NunezSSMIN vs CHC
2:10PM
J. Lester15200115.133.188.133.321
B. Butler1BOAK vs LAA
4:05PM
J. Weaver34621516.176.222.294.516
S. FuldOFOAK vs LAA
4:05PM
J. Weaver16300012.188.235.188.423
Y. EscobarSSWAS vs PIT
4:05PM
F. Liriano10110014.100.182.300.482
C. BlackmonOFCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse10100002.100.100.100.200
C. Utley2BPHI vs STL
7:05PM
J. Lackey10210020.200.333.400.733
M. Reynolds1BSTL @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Harang16321107.188.235.438.673
H. RamirezSSBOS @ KC
7:10PM
E. Volquez20310125.150.217.200.417
B. Moss1BCLE vs TB
7:10PM
E. Ramirez14211507.143.125.357.482
J. DysonOFKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello11210011.182.250.364.614
A. EscobarSSKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello32410106.125.125.156.281
K. Morales1BKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello22410116.182.217.227.445
S. PerezCKC vs BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello21500103.238.238.238.476
J. Turner3BLAD vs SF
7:15PM
T. Hudson12200101.167.167.167.333
C. BeltranOFNYY vs DET
7:15PM
A. Simon10211223.200.308.500.808
A. Hill2BARI vs SD
10:10PM
T. Ross14200004.143.143.143.286
C. OwingsSSARI vs SD
10:10PM
T. Ross13200102.154.154.154.308
J. CastroCHOU @ SEA
10:10PM
T. Walker11100007.091.091.091.182
R. Cano2BSEA vs HOU
10:10PM
D. Keuchel13200212.154.214.154.368
K. Seager3BSEA vs HOU
10:10PM
D. Keuchel19400004.211.211.211.421
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 20, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Mark BuehrleTOR vs BAL
1:07PM
252823112401432.325.360.546.906
Kyle LohseMIL @ COL
4:10PM
1003317518414.330.356.614.970
Aaron HarangPHI vs STL
7:05PM
1504717416732.313.356.500.856
Taijuan WalkerSEA vs HOU
10:10PM
651910511519.292.346.573.919

Recommended Pickup

Kyle Schwarber, C, CHC - Schwarber spent most of his time in the minors behind the plate, including 37 of his 54 starts (other 17 at designated hitter) in 2015. He finally received a call to the majors Tuesday, and has taken full advantage. In his first three games with the Cubs, the youngster collected six hits, including a triple and a home run, in 10 at-bats. While the team has indicated he will be sent down following the weekend series at Minnesota, it could be tough to keep him off the roster if he continues to stick. He does have a history of playing in left field in the minors, and that would probably be his spot defensively if he were to stick around. Regardless, he should rejoin the team later in the season even if he does get sent back to the minors, so he could be worth a stash in deeper leagues.

Other Recent Recommendations:Anibal Sanchez, David Phelps, Byron Buxton, Rougned Odor, Francisco Lindor and Eugenio Suarez

DraftKings Value Picks

P: Taijuan Walker, SEA ($7,400)
C: J.T. Realmuto, MIA ($3,600)
1B: Victor Martinez, DET ($3,400)
2B: Derek Dietrich, MIA ($3,400)
3B: Matt Duffy, SF ($3,500)
SS: Eugenio Suarez, CIN ($2,900)
OF: Randal Grichuk, STL ($3,300)

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