Tuesday Lineup Card: Levying Shoemaker

Tuesday Lineup Card: Levying Shoemaker

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Mariners (Taijuan Walker – R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Twins (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05
Yankees (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L), 7:05
Angels (Hector Santiago – L) at Blue Jays (Aaron Sanchez – R), 7:07
Brewers (Jimmy Nelson – R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Cardinals (Michael Wacha – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Rangers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Red Sox (Wade Miley – L), 7:10
Rays (Erasmo Ramirez – R) at Braves (Mike Foltynewicz – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Marlins (Tom Koehler – R), 7:10
Indians (Trevor Bauer – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura – R), 8:10
Athletics (Sonny Gray – R) at Astros (Roberto Hernandez – R), 8:10
Phillies (Aaron Harang – R) at Rockies (Chad Bettis – R), 8:40
Cubs (Jason Hammel – R) at Padres (James Shields – R), 10:10
Dodgers (Carlos Frias – R) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (foot) – Didn't go Monday; DL strongly possible
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Out of Monday's lineup; Tuesday status uncertain
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE (back) – Scratched Monday with sparms
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – MRI showed no structural damage; still could see DL time
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET (knee) – "Felt a pinch" Monday
Drew Pomeranz, SP, OAK (shoulder) – Had to come out of Monday's start with tightness
Marcell Ozuna, OF, MIA (personal) – Out of Monday's lineup
Avisail Garcia, OF, CHW (knee) – Sitting out Tuesday after leaving Monday's game
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL (back) – Set to return to rotation Thursday
Shane Greene, SP, DET (elbow) – On track to start Wednesday
Mat Latos, SP, MIA (shin) – Expects to make his next start despite having left Saturday

Players on the DL

David Wright, 3B, NYM (back) – Back to baseball activities Monday
Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA (elbow) – Pointing to end-of-June return
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR (ribs) – Expected to begin rehab games in next couple days
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY (forearm) – Had bullpen Monday; could start rehab games soon
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK (shoulder) – Set to pitch in Double-A rehab game Tuesday
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) – Pitched sim game Monday; getting close to rehab action
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM (hand) – Took dry swings Monday
Yan Gomes, C, CLE (knee) – Making another Triple-A appearance Wednesday
Justin Verlander, SP, DET (triceps) – Successful bullpen Monday
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (oblique) – Still not doing baseball activities
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK (knee) – Will play five innings in High-A on Tuesday
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) – Making season-debut start Thursday
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM (groin) – Next rehab start Thursday in High-A
Alex Avila, C, DET (knee) – Rehabbing to strengthen knee musdcles
Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK (elbow) – Will avoid another TJ, but having a different surgery
Bruce Rondon, RP, DET (shoulder) – Looked good pitching to live hitters Monday
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (elbow) – Throwing another inning in High-A Tuesday
Phil Gosselin, 2B, ATL (thumb) – Out roughly eight weeks following surgery
Chad Billingsley, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Out 4-6 weeks with lat strain
Casey Janssen, RP, WAS (shoulder) – Could be activated as soon as Tuesday
Brett Oberholtzer, SP, HOU (finger) – Throwing a bullpen TUesday
Chase Whitley, SP, NYY (elbow) – Will have Tommy John surgery
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (back) – Could head out on Double-A rehab trip next week
Tim Stauffer, SP, MIN (oblique) – Rough rehab outing Sunday
David Hernandez, RP, ARI (elbow) – Clean rehab inning over weekend
Felipe Rivero, RP, WAS (stomach) – Starting rehab assignment Monday
CJ Riefenhauser, RP, TB – Threw in sim game Monday

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

Called Up

Lance McCullers, SP, HOU
Corey Knebel, RP, COL
Tyler Wilson, RP, BAL
Scott Copeland, RP, TOR
Adonis Garcia, OF, ATL
Todd Redmond, RP, TOR
Hector Neris, RP, PHI

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL
Dallas Beeler, RP, CHC
Wilfredo Boscan, RP, PIT
Brian Schlitter, RP, CHC
Austin Adams, RP, CLE
Allen Craig, OF, BOS (outrighted)
Erik Davis, RP, WAS
Kennys Vargas, 1B, MIN

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA (head)
Samuel Deduno, RP, HOU (back)
Phil Gosselin, 2B, ATL (thumb)
Chad Billingsley, SP, PHI (shoulder)
Bud Norris, SP, BAL (illness)

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, CHC
Eduardo Nunez, 3B, MIN

Designated For Assignment

Phil Coke, RP, CHC
Jeff Francis, RP, TOR

Closer Watch

Mets -- Jeurys Familia blew a save for the first time this year Monday, but was able to work out of trouble after giving up just the one run, and the Mets eventually took it in extras. He's in no danger of losing his job whatsoever at this point.

Diamondbacks -- This has to be one of the more muddled situations, as guy-you've-never-heard-of Enrique Burgos nailed down his first save of the year in the 13th inning Monday, and he struck out two while he was at it. Addison Reed had pitched the 12th after Brad Ziegler handled the 10th and 11th. It's most likely that Ziegler will get the save chances going forward, but then again, if that was the case, you'd figure the D-Backs would reserve him for a save chance in a road game. For that reason – along with the many strikeouts he's been accumulating – Burgos merits a pickup in deeper formats on spec.

Marlins -- Steve Cishek might have been demoted from closing, but that doesn't mean he can't lose games, as he dropped to 1-4 after allowing a 13th-inning run to Arizona on Monday. A.J. Ramos remains the smart-money closing play, and he took the closer's job of pitching the ninth at home in a tie game Monday.

Athletics -- Tyler Clippard was sharp en route to Monday's save, striking out two in a perfect, nine-pitch inning. It's a positive outing he definitely needed after giving up a two-run homer his last time out and generally posting surprisingly mediocre stats (especially in terms of strikeouts and walks) in the early going this year. With Sean Doolittle on the mend – he's pitching in a Double-A rehab game Tuesday – Clippard should be feeling the pressure as he tries to hold onto this job.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – May 19, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Teixeira1BNYY @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez16531342.313.450.6251.075
C. Hart1BPIT vs MIN
7:05PM
R. Nolasco16511422.313.368.500.868
A. McCutchenOFPIT vs MIN
7:05PM
R. Nolasco12510013.417.462.500.962
J. WerthOFWAS vs NYY
7:05PM
N. Eovaldi16610321.375.444.438.882
G. ParraOFMIL @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez14820202.571.571.7141.286
J. HeywardOFSTL @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese28942827.321.387.607.994
Y. MolinaCSTL @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese16621232.375.474.6251.099
M. Aviles2BCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana21900111.429.455.429.883
M. BrantleyOFCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana201041521.500.542.8001.342
N. Swisher1BCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana14410053.286.500.357.857
J. Abreu1BCWS vs CLE
8:10PM
T. Bauer10500003.500.500.5001.000
C. CrispOFOAK @ HOU
8:10PM
R. Hernandez22921253.409.519.5911.109
C. GonzalezOFCOL vs PHI
8:40PM
A. Harang15631551.400.550.7331.283
C. CoghlanOFCHC @ SD
10:10PM
J. Shields15520053.333.500.467.967
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson271022513.370.393.593.985
Y. GrandalCLAD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson14531111.357.400.7141.114
J. RollinsSSLAD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson8820113877.227.284.455.739
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 19, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jason HammelCHC @ SD
10:10PM
104239416924.221.297.390.687
Cold Batter Matchups – May 19, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
K. SuzukiCMIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano20310223.150.227.200.427
R. Cano2BSEA @ BAL
7:05PM
M. Gonzalez24311422.125.192.250.442
I. DesmondSSWAS vs NYY
7:05PM
N. Eovaldi15300125.200.294.200.494
D. Uggla2BWAS vs NYY
7:05PM
N. Eovaldi17311345.176.364.353.717
J. Donaldson3BTOR vs LAA
7:07PM
H. Santiago13100024.077.200.077.277
P. Sandoval3BBOS vs TEX
7:10PM
Y. Gallardo21411215.190.227.333.561
I. SuzukiOFMIA vs ARI
7:10PM
J. Hellickson16200000.125.125.125.250
M. HollidayOFSTL @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese15310113.200.250.267.517
K. Blanks1BTEX @ BOS
7:10PM
W. Miley14211122.143.250.357.607
R. RaburnOFCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana16310215.188.235.250.485
C. Santana1BCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana20431533.200.304.450.754
W. VenableOFSD vs CHC
10:10PM
J. Hammel17110313.059.200.176.376
J. Turner3BLAD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson12200101.167.167.167.333
J. Uribe3BLAD @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson11200000.182.182.182.364
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 19, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Miguel GonzalezBAL vs SEA
7:05PM
601752852.283.338.420.759
Gio GonzalezWAS vs NYY
7:05PM
741912281321.257.376.503.879
Jon NieseNYM vs STL
7:10PM
973312415918.340.402.551.953
Roberto HernandezHOU vs OAK
8:10PM
80277214117.337.415.476.891
Tim HudsonSF vs LAD
10:15PM
18447226171212.255.301.463.764

Recommended Pickup
Matt Shoemaker, SP, LAA – I've seen Shoemaker get cut loose in a couple of my leagues recently, with his struggles – largely related to an abundance of home runs – inflating his ERA in the early going and making owners lose faith. Unfortunately, he's made 11 mistakes that batters have hit over the fence in just seven starts. But don't be so quick to give up on the guy – his sky-high 20.4 percent HR/FB is bound to come down, and his sparkling 38:7 K:BB in 38.1 innings certainly points to a lot of good pitching. Shoemaker was a bit homer-prone in the minors, but he only gave up 14 taters in 136 innings last year, so some normalization is quite likely. He's not going to come close to replicating last year's 16-4 record and 3.04 ERA, but he can still be a productive fantasy asset, especially in head-to-head formats, and he's coming off his best start of the year Saturday against Baltimore.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Trevor Bauer, CLE ($6,800)
C: Nick Hundley, COL ($3,400)
1B: Mark Teixeira, NYY ($4,000) [check back on lineup status]
2B: Howie Kendrick, LAD ($3,800)
3B: Manny Machado, BAL ($4,200)
SS: Jung-Ho Kang, PIT ($3,500)
OF: Jason Heyward, STL ($4,000)

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