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June 17, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/17

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/17
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Ervin Santana, Los Angeles Angels SP

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 Saturday, June 16th.

5 Good Nights

  • Ervin Santana: 9.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Jason Hammel: 9.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 8 K’s, W
  • Ryan Braun: 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Pedro Alvarez: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI
  • Matt Holliday: 7.2 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s

Honorable Mention: Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Casey McGehee, Mike  Moustakas, Brian Roberts, Ryan Theriot, Ian Kinsler, Alexei Ramirez, Jesus Montero, Yunel Escobar, Homer Bailey, Doug Fister, Michael Fiers, Andy Pettitte, Tyson Ross, Jordan Zimmerman

5 Bad Nights

  • Bruce Chen: 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER
  • J.A. Happ: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 6 K’s
  • Lucas Harrell: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 K’s
  • Bryce Harper: 0-7
  • Giancarlo Stanton: 0-7

Dishonorable Mention: Jim Thome, Greg Dobbs, Shin-Soo Choo, Hideki Matsui, Ryan Zimmerman, Russell Martin, Dustin Pedroia, Nyjer Morgan, Desmond Jennings, Omar Infante, B.J. Upton, Matt Joyce, Luke Gregerson, Greg Holland, Brad Lidge, Chad Billingsley, Philip Humber, Joaquin Benoit, Ricky Romero, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ross Ohlendorf, Kevin Millwood, Jonathon Niese, Jeff Samardzija

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.

  • 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 o-7 yesterday. (.289, 30 R, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 0-4 yesterday.  (.326, 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

Zack Greinke at Minnesota Twins

Colby Lewis vs. Houston Astros

Madison Bumgarner at Seattle Mariners

3 Down

Bud Norris at Texas Rangers

Edwin Jackson vs. New York Yankees

Max Scherzer vs. Colorado Rockies

Throwing Darts

Bartolo Colon vs. San Diego Padres

Garrett Richards vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Wei-Yin Chen at Atlanta Braves

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Alex Rodriguez is 9-for-24 (.375) with three home runs in his career against today’s starter, Edwin Jackson.
  • Miguel Cabrera is 5-for-14 (.357) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jeremy Guthrie.
  • David Wright is 5-for-14 (.357) with one home run in his career against today’s starter, Johnny Cueto.
  • David DeJesus is 5-for-27 (.185) in his career against today’s starter, Josh Beckett.
  • Ben Zobrist is 1-for-9 (.111) in his career against today’s starter, Josh Johnson.
  • Justin Morneau is 5-for-32 (.156) in his career against today’s starter, Zack Greinke.

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If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or have a suggestion on a feature you’d like to see covered in these daily reports, please email me at FantasyTrade411@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to respond.
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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