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June 18, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/18

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/18
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Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B

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 Sunday, June 17th.

5 Good Nights

  • Pedro Alvarez: 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Max Scherzer: 8.0 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 12 K’s, W
  • Chris Capuano: 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 12 K’s, W
  • Jason Kipnis: 3-5, 2 R, HR, RBI, 1 steal
  • Colby Rasmus: 3-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

Honorable Mention: Quinton Berry, David Ortiz, Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, Starlin Castro, Jamey Carroll, Jose Quintana, Garrett Richards, Clayton Richard, Ian Kennedy, Madison Bumgarner, Randall Delgado, Ivan Nova, Adam Wainwright, Chris Young, Felix Hernandez, Alex Cobb, Colby Lewis, Johnny Cueto, Wei-Yin Chen

5 Bad Nights

  • Brad Lincoln: 3.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K’s
  • Jeremy Guthrie: 3.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Kyle Kendrick: 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 4 K’s
  • Josh Willingham: 0-6
  • David Freese: 0-6

Dishonorable Mention: Raul Ibanez, Cody Ransom, Alex Rodriguez, Jemile Weeks, Aramis Ramirez, Ryan Braun, Eric Hosmer, Shawn Camp, Sergio Romo, Alfredo Aceves, Addison Reed, Jeanmar Gomez, Huston Street, Nick Blackburn

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.

  • Evan Longoria (hamstring) is reportedly making good progress in his rehab and could potentially return to the Rays’ lineup on Wednesday.
  • Contrary to a few reports I had read over the weekend, Tim Lincecum will remain in the Giants’ rotation and will NOT be moved to the bullpen.
  • Brandon Beachy was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a elbow injury and will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury (which is unfortunately not a good sign for his owners).
  • Bud Norris was placed on the 15-day DL with a hip and knee injury. This doesn’t look like anything serious at the moment, but it does help explain the righty’s’ recent struggles.
  • Roy Oswalt allowed two runs in six innings for Triple-A Round Rock and could potentially make his season-debut on Friday against the Colorado Rockies.
  • 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 2-4 yesterday. (.294, 30 R, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with one RBI yesterday.  (.324, 35 Runs, 6 HR, 27 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

Matt Cain at Los Angeles Angels

R.A. Dickey vs. Baltimore Orioles

Matt Harrison at San Diego Padres

3 Down

Matt Minor at New York Yankees

Jason Marquis vs. Texas Rangers

Jake Arrietta at New York Mets

Throwing Darts

Wade Miley vs. Seattle Mariners

Zach Stewart at Chicago Cubs

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Albert Pujols is 8-for-14 (.571) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Matt Cain.
  • Paul Konerko is 6-for-12 (.500) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Matt Garza.
  • Ryan Ludwick is 9-for-21 (.429) with four home runs in his career against today’s starter, Derek Lowe.
  • Jack Wilson is 3-for-21 (.143) in his career against today’s starter, C.C. Sabathia.
  • Adam Dunn is 1-for-7 (.143) in his career against today’s starter, Matt Garza
  • Edwin Encarnacion is 1-for-11 (.091 in his career against today’s starter, Randy Wolf.

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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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