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Monday Lineup Card: Corn On The Cobb

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):

Reds (Mat Latos – R) at Indians (Derek Lowe – R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Yankees (C.C. Sabathia – L), 7:05
Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:10
Royals (Jonathan Sanchez – L) at Astros (J.A. Happ – L), 8:05
Cubs (Matt Garza – R) at White Sox (Zach Stewart – R), 8:10
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Mariners (Hector Noesi – R) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Angels (Jerome Williams – R), 10:05
Rangers (Matt Harrison – L) at Padres (Jason Marquis – R), 10:05

Day Game After a Night Game: None

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)

Matt Capps, P, MIN – (Shoulder) Was not available Sunday with sore shoulder.
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY – (Quadriceps) Hurt sliding Saturday, did not play Sunday.
Matt Joyce, OF, TB – (Illness) Scratched Sunday with flu.
Chris Getz, 2B, KC – (Ankle) Left Sunday’s game in first inning.
Bartolo Colon, P, OAK – (Oblique) Left Sunday with strain.
Scott Podsednik, OF, BOS – (Groin) Left Sunday’s game with strain.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Quadriceps) Has off day Monday to try to recover, remains day-to-day decision.

Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL – (Hand) Hopes to be in Tuesday’s lineup.
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN – (Groin) Got a pinch hit at-bat Sunday.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN – (Illness) Could move to outfield when Rolen returns.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Knee) Has a strain, should avoid DL.
Jose Veras, P, MIL – (Groin) Suffered injury but finished his inning Sunday.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Leg) Left for pinch runner Sunday, vague description of injury by manager Matheny.

Players on the DL

Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS – (Toe) Placed on DL Sunday, Ross due back.
Drew Smyly, P, DET – (Finger) Played catch Saturday, first time throwing since hitting DL.
Octavio Dotel, P, DET – (Elbow) Could be activated Tuesday.
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Hamstring) Could begin minor league rehab Monday.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET – (Achilles) Still in walking boot.
Carl Pavano, P, MIN – (Shoulder) Won’t be back until July.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB – (Hamstring) Played in first rehab Saturday.
Luke Scott, OF, TB – (Back) Hit off a tee Saturday.
Ben Francisco, OF, TOR – (Hamstring) Played outfield for first time during rehab on Saturday.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS – (Foot) Expected to return Monday.

Stephen Drew, SS, AZ – (Ankle) Getting a few days of rest.
Sandy Rosario, P, MIA – (Quadriceps) Placed on DL Saturday.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT – (Shoulder, Hip) Estimated return around July 1.
Chris Leroux, P, pIT – (Chest) Late-June return.
Micah Owings, P, SD – (Forearm) Experienced setback and has not begun rehab.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM – (Quadriceps) Could begin rehab Monday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Knee) Played five innings in minor league intrasquad game.
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI – (Calf) Played three innings at first base in minor league intrasquad game.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI – (Achilles) Hit HR in minor league intrasquad game but not running bases.’
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL – (Elbow) Placed on DL after leaving Saturday’s start, will have MRI.
Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC – (Wrist) Could have nerve damage which would mean months on the shelf.
Bud Norris, P, HOU – (Knee, Hip) Placed on DL after leaving last Tuesday’s start.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN – (Shoulder) Should be activated Monday.
Skip Schumaker, 2B, STL – (Hamstring) Will be activated Tuesday.
Geovany Soto, C, CHC – (Knee) Should be activated Monday.

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

Called Up
Justin Grimm, P, TEX
Clayton Mortensen, P, BOS
Oliver Perez, P, SEA
Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU
Todd Redmond, P, ATL
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS
Pedro Figueroa, P, OAK

Sent Down
Yoshinori Tateyama, P, TEX
Chih-Hsien Chiang, OF, SEA (designated for assignment)
Steve Delabar, P, SEA
Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
Koyie Hill, C, CHC
Tyson Ross, P, OAK

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX (transferred to 60-day)
Jason Bay, OF, NYM (7-day DL)
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL
Ryan Sweeney, OF, BOS
Bud Norris, P, HOU

Activated from DL
Justin Turner, 2B, NYM
Carlos Lee, 1B, HOU
Ryan Mattheus, P, WAS

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

Cincinnati – With Aroldis Chapman having been used three of the last four days, the Reds used Sean Marshall for a four out save on Sunday. Chapman is still Dusty Baker’s guy, but the Reds have several others in the bullpen that have performed. Marshall appears to be next in line after Chapman.


Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David Ross - C ATL @ NYY
6/18 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-10 .200 2 2 3 2 3 .800 .308 1.108
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN @ CLE
6/18 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 9-16 .563 4 5 9 0 1 1.375 .563 1.938
Chris Snyder - C HOU vs KC
6/18 8:05 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 3-13 .231 1 1 4 6 8 .462 .500 .962
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA vs SF
6/18 10:05 PM
Matt Cain 8-14 .571 2 3 5 4 0 1.071 .667 1.738
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ SD
6/18 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 6-11 .545 1 3 4 0 1 1.000 .545 1.545
Yorvit Torrealba - C TEX @ SD
6/18 10:05 PM
Jason Marquis 4-10 .400 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .417 .817
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp



Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jack Wilson - SS ATL @ NYY
6/18 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-16 .125 0 0 0 2 1 .125 .222 .347
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ CLE
6/18 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 1-11 .091 0 1 1 1 2 .182 .167 .349
Wilson Valdez - SS CIN @ CLE
6/18 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs CHC
6/18 8:10 PM
Matt Garza 4-21 .190 0 1 0 2 2 .286 .261 .547
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ MIL
6/18 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 5 .091 .167 .258
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp

Alex Cobb, P, TB – Cobb turned in an outstanding start Sunday, going seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk with ten strikeouts. That was Cobb’s sixth start since being called up and he has had some moderate success. Cobb keeps the ball in the park, allowing just two home runs in his six starts. There is plenty of upside with Cobb, who would have broken a camp in the rotation for most other teams. Instead he was buried by the Rays depth of starting pitching

Other Recent Recommendations: Trevor Plouffe, Danny Espinosa, Brian Roberts, Roy Oswalt

Draft Street Lineup
C – Jesus Montero ($5,011)
1B – David Cooper ($5,187)
2B – Dustin Ackley ($4,242)
3B – Mike Moustakas ($6,969)
SS – Starlin Castro ($5,639)
OF – Justin Upton ($6,005)
OF – Michael Brantley ($6,202)
OF – Angel Pagan ($6,853)
UTIL – Mark Trumbo ($7,735)
UTIL – Albert Pujols ($7,447)
SP – Jonathan Sanchez ($7,552)
SP – Mat Latos ($11,261)
RP – Aroldis Chapman ($3,513)
P – C.C. Sabathia ($16,149)
Total: $99,765