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June 15, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/15

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/15
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets 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 this week.

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, June 14th.

5 Good Nights

  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Jarrod Parker: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s, W
  • Joe Blanton: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 7 K’s, W
  • Shin-Soo Choo: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Mark Reynolds: 4-5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI

Honorable Mention: Matt Wieters, Jason Bay, Steve Pearce, Brandon Phillips, J.D. Martinez, Austin Jackson, Brandon Moss, Adam Dunn, Jim Thome, David Freese, Gerardo Parra, David Wright, Miguel Montero, Justin Verlander, Luke Hochevar, Shaun Marcum, Edinson Volquez

5 Bad Nights

  • Jeremy Hellickson: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, BB, 0 K’s
  • J.A. Happ: 0.2 IP, H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K’s
  • Erik Bedard: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB’s, K
  • Miguel Cabrera: 0-5
  • Chris Young: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Brandon Inge, Jose Lopez, Daniel Murphy, Neil Walker, Alex Presley, Brian Fuentes, Shawn Camp, Gavin Floyd, Barry Zito, Fernando Rodney, Jose Valverde, Erasmo Ramirez, Tommy Hunter, Johan Santana, Mike Leake, Scott Feldman, Scott Diamond

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.

  • Brett Gardner (elbow) had another setback in his rehab and will be out until at least the All-Star Break. If you need a spot on your DL for someone that will be back soon, it might be time to say goodbye to Gardner.
  • Lance Berkman (knee) is still six to eight weeks away from returning to the Cardinals’ lineup. As with Gardner, you may want to consider dropping Berkman if you need your DL spot for someone who is closer to returning.
  • 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: The Nationals did not play yesterday. (.303, 30 R, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: The Angels did not play yesterday.  (.341, 35 Runs, 6 HR, 26 RBI, 16 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. Chicago White Sox

Chris Sale at Los Angeles Dodgers

Ryan Vogelsong at Seattle Mariners

3 Down

Francisco Liriano vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Gio Gonzalez vs. New York Yankees

Vance Worley at Toronto Blue Jays

Throwing Darts

Justin Masterson vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Trevor Cahill at Los Angeles Angels

Jason Vargas vs. San Francisco Giants

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Adam Dunn is 7-for-11 (.636) with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Clayton Kershaw.
  • Carlos Gomez is 5-for-7 (.714) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Francisco Liriano.
  • Josh Hamilton is 4-for-7 (.571) with one home run in his career against today’s starter, Jordan Lyles.
  • Miguel Cabrera is 3-for-16 (.188) in his career against today’s starter, Jeff Francis.
  • Andrew McCutchen is hitless in six career at-bats against today’s starter, Justin Masterson.
  • Prince Fielder is 2-for-11 (.182) in his career against today’s starter, Jeff Francis.

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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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