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June 1, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/1

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/1
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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.

As always, make sure you’re getting your daily fantasy sports fix by playing the FP911Challenge! Don’t know how to play? Dan Stack’s got you covered with a quick tutorial and some tips for Week 9.

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 Thursday, May 31st.

5 Good Nights

  • Carlos Gonzalez: 3-4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, 1 steal
  • Quintin Berry: 3-5, 2 R, RBI, 2 steals
  • Delmon Young: 3-5, R,  HR, 2 RBI
  • Michael Cuddyer: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
  • Zack Greinke: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 7 K’s, W

Honorable Mention: Aramis Ramirez, Marco Scutaro, Jordan Pacheco, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jed Lowrie, Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera

5 Bad Nights

  • Bud Norris: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 9 ER, 3 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Jeremy Guthrie: 7.0 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 1 K, W
  • Anthony Bass: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB’s, 8 K’s
  • Andre Ethier: 0-5
  • Norichika Aoki: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Josh Beckett

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.

  • Troy Tulowitzki (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday after leaving Wednesday night’s game.
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hand) is expected to be activated for tonight’s game against Kansas City.
  • Dustin Pedroia (thumb) has yet to placed on the disabled list, but the rumors swirling around Boston indicate that the Red Sox will do so if his condition doesn’t improve within the next day or two.
  • Huston Street (lat) is due to begin a rehab assignment and could return to the Padres within the next two weeks. It might be smart to check your waivers to see if any owners in your league got impatient with the Padres’ closer.
  • 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: The Nationals did not play yesterday. (.274, 21 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: The Angels did not play 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 (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

Stephen Strasburg vs. Atlanta Braves

David Price vs. Baltimore Orioles

C.C. Sabathia at Detroit Tigers

3 Down

Chris Capuano at Colorado Rockies

Clay Buchholz at Toronto Blue Jays

Rick Porcello vs. New York Yankees

Throwing Darts

Felipe Paulino vs. Oakland A’s

Mark Buehrle at Philadelphia Phillies

Wade Miley at San Diego Padres

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Nelson Cruz is 5-for-6 (.833) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jerome Williams.
  • Dan Uggla is 6-for-8 (.750) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Stephen Strasburg.
  • Miguel Cabrera is 10-for-20 (.429) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, C.C. Sabathia.
  • A.J. Pierzynski is 6-for-29 (.207) in his career against today’s starter, Felix Hernandez.
  • Adam Jones is 3-for-20 (.150) in his career against today’s starter, David Price.
  • Howard Kendrick is 3-for-17 (.176) in his career against today’s starter, Colby Lewis.

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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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