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June 22, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/22

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/22
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James McDonald, Pittsburgh Pirates 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.

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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 Thursday, June 21st.

5 Good Nights

  • James McDonald: 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Clayton Kershaw: 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 7 K’s
  • Will Middlebrooks: 3-4, R, HR, 4 RBI
  • Giancarlo Stanton: 2-3, 2 R, HR, RBI, 1 steal
  • Andrew McCutchen: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI

Honorable Mention: Garrett Jones, Yoenis Cespedes, Greg Dobbs, Prince Fielder, Pedro Alvarez, Travis Blackley, Kyle Lohse, Vance Worley, Gio Gonzalez

5 Bad Nights

  • Daisuke Matsuzaka: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 K’s
  • Carlos Zambrano: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB’s, 3 K’s
  • Allen Craig: 0-5
  • B.J. Upton: 0-5
  • Dustin Pedroia: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Neil Walker, Liam Hendriks

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.

  • Drew Stubbs (oblique) will begin a rehab stint today and should be able to return to the Reds’ lineup within a few days as long as he doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
  • Speaking of setbacks, Stephen Drew hasn’t suffered any in his rehab stint at Triple-A Reno and looks like he should be able to return to the Diamondbacks within the next week or so.
  • Matt Joyce hasn’t played since Tuesday due to tightness in his lower back, and will likely be placed on the disabled list if his injury doesn’t improve soon.
  • Jose Valverde will miss the next few games with a sprained wrist, and while the Tigers hope the injury doesn’t keep him out too long, fantasy owners in need of saves would be wise to snag Joaquin Benoit if he’s still available.
  • Bryce Harper: Harper went 0-3 with one run and one steal yesterday. (.287, 32 R, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 5 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: The Angels did not play yesterday.  (.338, 40 Runs, 6 HR, 28 RBI, 19 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

Chris Sale vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Cliff Lee vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Dan Haren vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

3 Down

Jeff Samardzija at Arizona Diamondbacks

Jonathon Niese vs. New York Yankees

Jair Jurrjens at Boston Red Sox

Throwing Darts

Jarrod Parker vs. San Francisco Giants

A.J. Burnett vs. Detroit Tigers

Homer Bailey vs. Minnesota Twins

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • David Wright is 11-for-24 (.458) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Andy Pettitte.
  • David Ortiz is 3-for-6 (.500) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Jair Jurrjens.
  • A.J. Pierzynski is 19-for-46 (.413) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Zack Greinke.
  • Albert Pujols is 3-for-18 (.167) in his career against today’s starter, Chad Billingsley.
  • Paul Konerko is 9-for-59 (.153) in his career against today’s starter, Zack Greinke.
  • Alexei Ramirez is 3-for-23 (.130) in his career against today’s starter, Zack Greinke.

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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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