Each and every day, Iâ€™ll be combing over box scores and scouring local beat writersâ€™ 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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Before we get to todayâ€™s games, letâ€™s take a spin through last nightâ€™s box scores to identify the Studs and Duds from Tuesday, June 19th.
5 Good Nights
- Jose Bautista:Â 2-4, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- Colby Rasmus:Â 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
- Josh Harrison:Â 3-5, 3 R, HR, RBI, 2 steals
- Brandon McCarthy:Â 7.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 5 K’s, W
- Luke Hochevar:Â 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s, W
Honorable Mention: Andrew McCutchen,Â Mike Trout, Ichiro Suzuki, Mark Trumbo, Coco Crisp,Â Aramis Ramirez, Adrian Beltre, Albert Pujols, Carlos Ruiz, Brendan Ryan, Logan Morrison, Kyle Seager, Paul Goldschmidt, Jimmy Rollins, Jake Peavy, Cole Hamels, Justin Verlander, Wandy Rodriguez, Mike Leake, Josh Tomlin, Johan Santana, David Price, Scott Feldman, Travis Wood, Kevin Correia
5 Bad Nights
- Aroldis Chapman:Â 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER
- Barry Zito:Â 3.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 3 BB’s, K
- Daniel Hudson: 4.0 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 2 BB’s, 6 K’s
- Jose Reyes: 0-5
- Kelly Johnson:Â 0-5
Dishonorable Mention:Â Gregor Blanco, Justin Upton, Jose Tabata, Norichika Aoki, Will Venable, John Axford, Chien-Ming Wang, Mark Buehrle, Edinson Volquez, Lance Lynn, Erasmo Ramirez, Tyler Thornburg, Josh Outman, Clay Buchholz, Aaron Harang, Tommy Hunter, 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.
- Jose Valverde injured his wrist while warming up in the bullpen last night and will undergo an MRI today. I’ll update this as soon as I hear something, but we should all be grabbing Joaquin Benoit in case this Valverde ends up missing any time.
- Brandon Beachy Â (elbow) has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL and will receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews today. Surgery is looking very likely at this point, so make sure you get yourself mentally prepared to drop the young righty.
- Dustin Pedroia left last night’s game with a thumb injury (yes, the same thumb he injured last month) and will be examined today.
- Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was available to pinch-hit last night and is reportedly ready to return to the lineup for tonight’s game.
- John Axford allowed at least two runs for the fourth time in his last six appearances, and while he may not be in immediate danger of losing the closer’s role just yet, I’ll be picking up Francisco Rodriguez just in case the Brewers decide to give Axford some time to straighten things out.
- Jeremy Hellickson has been placed on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue and is hoping to only miss two starts as X-rays came back negative.
- Trout/HarperÂ Watch:Â With two of baseballâ€™s best prospects being called-up last month, Iâ€™m going to dedicate this space to keeping tabs on the youngsters for the near future. Hereâ€™s to hoping that you were able to grab one (or both)!
Bryce Harper: Harper went 0-3 yesterday. (.289, 30 R, 7 HR, 19 RBI, 4 steals on the season).
Mike Trout: Trout went 4-4 with four runs yesterday. Â (.337, 40 Runs, 6 HR, 27 RBI, 19 steals on the season).
A quick look at some of todayâ€™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 (Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses).
Yu DarvishÂ at San Diego Padres
Stephen StrasburgÂ vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Jered WeaverÂ vs. San Francisco Giants
Tommy HansonÂ at New York Yankees
Jason VargasÂ at Arizona Diamondbacks
Jake WestbrookÂ at Detroit Tigers
Phil HughesÂ vs. Atlanta Braves
Trevor CahillÂ vs. Seattle Mariners
Felix DoubrontÂ vs. Miami Marlins
Todayâ€™s Swings and Misses
- Justin MorneauÂ is 11-for-27 (.407) with two home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Erik Bedard.
- Shin-Soo ChooÂ is 6-for-12 (.500) with four home runs in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Bronson Arroyo.
- Miguel CabreraÂ is 6-for-10 (.600) with one home run in his career against todayâ€™s starter, Jake Westbrook.
- Alfonso SorianoÂ is 3-for-15 (.200) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Gavin Floyd.
- Joey VottoÂ is 1-for-9 (.111)Â in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Justin Masterson.
- Melky CabreraÂ is 3-for-15 (.200) in his career against todayâ€™s starter,Â Jered Weaver.
Donâ€™t forget to check out the rest of the great content on FantasyPros911.com, starting with some of our most recent updates:
- Collin Hager takes a look at today’s starting pitching matchups in the latest edition ofÂ Pitch or Ditch.
- Chuck Anderson is Feeling Minnesota in this week’sÂ Added and Dropped.
- Lenny Melnick and his award-winning podcast take a look at last night’s action and a whole lot more inÂ today’s episode.
- Don’t forget to check out Patrick DiCaprio and the crew on tonight’s Fantasy Baseball Roundtable Show at 9 PM (Eastern).
- It’s only June, but it’s never too early for fantasy football! Take a look at Paul Greco’s pre-season rankings, includingÂ Quarterback,Â Running Back,Â Wide Receiver,Â Tight End, andÂ Strength of Schedule.