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May 30, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 5/30

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 5/30
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Each and every day, I’ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writers’ reports to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make the right decisions for your fantasy baseball lineup. Make sure you check back at this very spot for Hot/Cold Streaks, Injury News, Closer Updates, Daily Stats, and more so that you can stay one step ahead of the rest of your league.

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Looking Back

Before we get to today’s games, let’s take a spin through last night’s box scores to identify the Studs and Duds from Tuesday, May 29th.

5 Good Nights

  • Adam Jones: 3-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Yadier Molina: 4-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Ryan Braun: 2-3, R,  HR, 2 RBI, 1 steal
  • Homer Bailey: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Anibal Sanchez: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W

Honorable Mention: Hanley Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, David Ortiz, Mark Trumbo, Mike Moustakas, Josh Hamilton, Josh Willingham, Dan Uggla, John Jaso, Brett Lawrie, Albert Pujols, Jay Bruce, Chris Davis, Carlos Quentin, Ryan Vogelsong, Dan Haren, Philip Humber, Jeff Samardzija, Michael Fiers, Nate Eovaldi, Edwin Jackson, Jarrod Parker, Will Smith, Joe Saunders

5 Bad Nights

  • Brian Fuentes: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB, 0 K’s
  • Casey Janssen: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 0 K’s
  • Jake Arrieta: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 3 BB’s, 5 K’s
  • Curtis Granderson: 0-5
  • Ian Kinsler: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Rafael Furcal, Joe Mauer, Robinson Cano, Kelly Johnson, Yunel Escobar, Wilson Betemit, Jesus Montero, Zack Cozart, Mike Adams, Craig Stammen, Alexei Ogando, Joe Blanton, Justin Masterson, Charlie Morton, Andrew Cashner, Johnny Venters, Justin Verlander, James Shields, Jake Westbrook, Andy Pettitte, Ricky Romero, Eric Stults

Daily Grab Bag

Check back here for daily updates on injuries, closer battles, player news, and anything else that might affect your fantasy baseball team.

  • Roy Halladay and the Phillies received the bad news yesterday that Halladay will miss the next six to eight weeks with a shoulder strain.
  • Jered Weaver was placed on the 15-day DL with a lower back injury and will miss at least his next two starts.
  • Dustin Pedroia has been diagnosed with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, but will attempt to avoid a DL-stint and play through the pain. Initial reports had Pedroia missing 3-4 weeks (which is still a possibility), so it might be wise to see what you can get for him before the news gets worse.
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hand) will be activated off the disabled list Friday, which is great news for his owners that were enjoying watching him mash his way through the Majors in April.
  • James Russell picked up the save for the Cubs yesterday and looks like the man to own in Chicago’s bullpen (for now). Carlos Marmol was also activated from the DL yesterday, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him reclaim the closer’s role within a few weeks if Russell struggles.
  • Trout/Harper Watch: With two of baseball’s best prospects being called-up recently, I’m going to dedicate this space to keeping tabs on the youngsters for the near future. Here’s to hoping that you were able to grab one (or both)!
    Bryce Harper: Harper went 1-4 yesterday. (.284, 21 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with an RBI yesterday (.304, 20 Runs, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 8 steals on the season).

Looking Ahead

A quick look at some of today’s pitchers to start (3 Up), pitchers to sit (3 Down), pitchers to take a flier on if you need a spot-start (Throwing Darts), and batters with advantageous or disadvantageous matchups (Today’s Swings and Misses).

3 Up

Clayton Kershaw vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Cliff Lee at New York Mets

Josh Johnson vs. Washington Nationals

3 Down

Francisco Liriano vs. Oakland A’s

Tim Lincecum vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Ervin Santana vs. New York Yankees

Throwing Darts

Anthony Bass at Chicago White Sox

Derek Holland vs. Seattle Mariners

Jeanmar Gomez vs. Kansas City Royals

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Derek Jeter is 17-for-41 (.435) with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Ervin Santana.
  • Carlos Beltran is 26-for-74 (.353) with four home runs in his career against today’s starter, Tim Hudson.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is 6-for-11 (.545) with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Tim Lincecum.
  • Michael Bourn is 6-for-31 (.194) in his career against today’s starter, Kyle Lohse.
  • Adam LaRoche is 3-for-18 (.167) in his career against today’s starter, Josh Johnson.
  • Chase Headley is 1-for-10 (.100) in his career against today’s starter, Ryan Dempster.

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Nick Raducanu finished 2011 ranked in the top 20 on ESPN’s Fantasy site, and is the mystery man behind the TraderX persona at www.FantasyTrade411.com. You can follow him and ask him for fantasy advice on Twitter @FantasyTrade411.

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