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May 31, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 5/31

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 5/31
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Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies OF

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 Wednesday, May 30th.

5 Good Nights

  • Carlos Gonzalez: 4-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI
  • Justin Smoak: 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Carlos Quentin: 3-4, 2 R,  2 HR, 4 RBI
  • A.J. Burnett: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 K’s, W
  • Francisco Liriano: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 9 K’s, W

Honorable Mention: Lucas Duda, David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins, Josh Willingham, Curtis Granderson, Darwin Barney, Drew Stubbs, Alejandro De Aza, Jason Kipnis, Tony Campana, Michael Cuddyer, Brian McCann, Jesus Montero, Dexter Fowler, Mark Trumbo, Freddie Freeman, Dustin Ackley, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gomez, Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier, Dayan Viciedo, Ian Kennedy, Tim Lincecum, Johnny Cueto, Dillon Gee, Brandon Morrow

5 Bad Nights

  • Derek Holland: 1.2 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Ryan Dempster: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB’s, 4 K’s
  • Anthony Bass: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Adam Dunn: 0-5
  • Carlos Lee: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Placido Polanco, Joe Mather, Mike Adams, Dale Thayer, Bobby Parnell, Jason Motte, Lucas Harrell, Jon Rauch, Joaquin Benoit, Kyle Lohse, Chien-Ming Wang, Ervin Santana, Andrew Cashner, Jeanmar Gomez, Tim Hudson, Clayton Kershaw, Christian Friedrich, Tyson Ross, Blake Beaven, Alex Cobb, Ivan Nova, Drew Smyly, Ivan Nova, Bruce Chen, Jason Hammel, Jon Lester

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.

  • Matt Kemp re-aggravated the same hamstring that kept him out for two weeks last night and will need another stint on the DL. Early reports have the Dodgers’ slugger missing up to a month.
  • Troy Tulowitzki left last night’s game with a groin injury and could have  stint on the disabled list in the future. More news to come on this one in tomorrow’s post.
  • Alejandro De Aza left last night’s game after being hit in the knee during a pickoff attempt, but it looks like he’ll avoid missing any time as he was reportedly walking around the clubhouse after the game.
  • David Hernandez filled-in for J.J. Putz (sore neck) and picked up the save for the Diamondbacks last night. Putz is still the closer in Arizona, but Hernandez might be a smart pickup in case Putz misses any time.
  • 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 0-4 yesterday. (.274, 21 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with a run and two RBI yesterday (.303, 21 Runs, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 8 steals on the season).

Looking Ahead

A quick look at some of today’s pitchers to start (1 Up), pitchers to sit (1 Down), pitchers to take a flier on if you need a spot-start (Throwing a Dart), and batters with advantageous or disadvantageous matchups (Today’s Swings and Misses).

(There’s only three games today, so I’m changing the titles on this one a bit for today)

1 Up

Zack Greinke at Los Angeles Dodgers

1 Down

Max Scherzer at Boston Red Sox

Throwing a Dart

Jeremy Guthrie vs. Houston Astros

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • David Ortiz is 6-for-8 (.750) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Max Scherzer.
  • Prince Fielder is 3-for-6 (.500) with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Josh Beckett.
  • Carlos Lee is 3-for-7 (.429) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jeremy Guthrie.
  • Adrian Gonzalez is 2-for-11 (.182) in his career against today’s starter, Max Scherzer.
  • Brennan Boesch is 1-for-9 (.111) in his career against today’s starter, Josh Beckett.
  • Corey Hart is hitless in 10 career at-bats against today’s starter, Chad Billingsley.

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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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