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June 12, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/12

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/12
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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 Monday, June 11th.

5 Good Nights

  • Mike Trout: 2-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 steals
  • Bryce Harper: 3-4, 2 R, RBI, 1 steal
  • Ivan Nova: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s, W
  • Adam LaRoche: 2-5, R, HR, 2 RBI
  • Josh Johnson: 7.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 7 K’s, W

Honorable Mention: Yan Gomes, Raul Ibanez, Colby Rasmus, Dee Gordon, Scott Podsednik, Torii Hunter, Edwin Jackson

5 Bad Nights

  • Brandon Morrow: 0.0 IP, H, ER (I know, I know…it was an injury. It was still a bad night, though!)
  • Randall Delgado: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 6 BB’s, 5 K’s
  • Josh Beckett: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K’s
  • Andre Ethier: 0-4, 3 K’s
  • Kelly Johnson: 0-4, 2 K’s

Dishonorable Mention: Kenley Jansen, Sean Burnett, Francisco Cordero

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.

  • Brandon Morrow suffered a strained left oblique during the first inning of last night’s games against Washington and will likely require a stint on the disabled list. I haven’t heard a definitive timetable on his return yet, but obliques are a tricky injury for pitchers and he’ll likely be out at least two weeks.
  • Brandon Beachy will have his next start pushed back to this Saturday as the Braves seem to be worried about a drop in his velocity (even though he and the team are saying that he isn’t experiencing any elbow issues). I’m treating this as a “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” situation and trying to use Beachy’s league-leading ERA as leverage in a trade sooner, rather than later.
  • One day after suffering his first blown save of the season, Rafael Soriano was unavailable to pitch for the Yankees last night due to a blister on his right index finger. Early reports have him available for tonight’s game, however, so this doesn’t seem like anything to worry about at the moment.
  • In other Yankees bullpen news, David Robertson (oblique) is set to make his second rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight and is targeting a Friday return to the Yankees roster.
  • Alexei Ogando‘s stint in the Texas Rangers’ rotation will likely be short-lived as the Rangers placed Ogandoon the disabled list with a groin injury. Early reports have the young righty missing four to six weeks.
  • Drew Storen reportedly felt good after throwing off a mound for the second time since undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, and is targeting a return from the disabled list around the All-Star break.
  • Trout/Harper Watch: With two of baseball’s best prospects being called-up last month, 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 3-4 with two runs, one RBI, and one steal yesterday. (.282, 29 R, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 2-4 with two runs, one home run, two RBI, and two steals yesterday.  (.354, 35 Runs, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 15 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

Zack Greinke at Kansas City Royals

Felix Hernandez vs. San Diego Padres

C.C. Sabathia at Atlanta Braves

3 Down

Ian Kennedy at Texas Rangers

Mike Minor vs. New York Yankees

Henderson Alvarez vs. Washington Nationals

Throwing Darts

Bud Norris at San Francisco Giants

Clay Buchholz at Miami Marlins

Wei-Yin Chen vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Albert Pujols is 20-for-66 (.303) with five home runs in his career against today’s starter, Aaron Harang.
  • David Ortiz is 20-for-58 (.345) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Mark Buehrle.
  • Adam Dunn is 8-for-18 (.444) with a home run in his career against today’s starter, Adam Wainwright.
  • Prince Fielder is 6-for-46 (.125) in his career against today’s starter, Paul Maholm.
  • Chase Headley is 1-for-13 (.077) in his career against today’s starter, Felix Hernandez.
  • Aaron Hill is hitless in nine career at-bars 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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