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June 23, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/23

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/23
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Jason Hammel, Baltimore Orioles 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 Friday, June 22nd.

5 Good Nights

  • Jason Hammel: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 10 K’s, W
  • Zack Greinke: 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 K’s, W
  • Chris Sale: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 7 K’s
  • Ben Revere: 4-4, R, RBI, 2 steals
  • Gregor Blanco: 2-4, 2 RBI, 3 steals

Honorable Mention: Ryan Doumit, Franklin Gutierrez, Scott Rolen, Coco Crisp, Carlos Beltran, Jose Bautista, Chase Headley, Ike Davis, Bobby Abreu, Kelly Johnson, Adrian Beltre, David Freese, Salvador Perez, Will Venable, Gaby Sanchez, Josh Reddick, Brett Lawrie, Jair Jurrjens, Lucas Harrell, Jordan Zimmerman, Roy Oswalt, Jonathon Niese, Ubaldo Jimenez, Doug Fister, Jarrod Parker, A.J. Burnett, Jon Lester, Clayton Richard

5 Bad Nights

  • Ryan Cook: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 2 BB’s
  • Anibal Sanchez: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 4 BB’s, 3 K’s
  • Vin Mazzarro: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Dee Gordon: 0-5
  • Carlos Quentin: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Ryan Theriot, Chad Billingsley, Kevin Millwood, Dan Haren, Santiago Casilla, Jeff Samardzija, Roman Colon, Andy Pettitte, Nick Blackburn, Christian Friedrich, Homer Bailey

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.

  • Salvador Perez (knee) returned to the Royals’ lineup last night and looked like the sleeper candidate that everyone thought they were drafting before he got hurt in hitting a home run. He won’t play every day (what catcher does?) as he works his way back into shape, but he’s worth a look if he’s sitting on your waiver wire.
  • As expected, Rays’ outfielder, Matt Joyce, was placed on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain as a precautionary move. Joyce and the Rays are hopeful that he will only require the minimum stay on the disabled list, but keep an eye on this one as oblique injuries can be tricky business.
  • With Matt Capps still nursing an inflamed shoulder (hey Twinkies, there’s this thing called the disabled list!), Glen Perkins picked up the save for Minnesota last night. I recommended grabbing him the other day if you’re desperate for saves, but I’ll say it again: the Twins are playing it safe with Capps and he might be trade-bait anyway, so Perkins is worth a look if you’re in need of some help in the saves category.
  • David Hernandez picked up the save for the Diamondbacks last night, but there doesn’t seem to be a closer controversy in Arizona (yet, at least) since Hernandez was brought in to finish the eighth and manager, Kirk Gibson, simply left him in to finish the job. Nevertheless, J.J. Putz hasn’t exactly looked like Mariano Rivera this season, so fantasy owners who are chasing saves might want to give Hernandez a look.
  • Felipe Paulino was placed on the disabled list with a torn elbow ligament, which means that anyone who was still hanging on to the Royals’ righty should start looking elsewhere for pitching help.
  • Bryce Harper: Harper went 0-4 yesterday. (.280, 32 R, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 5 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 1-3 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI yesterday .  (.338, 42 Runs, 7 HR, 29 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

Madison Bumgarner at Oakland A’s

Felix Hernandez at San Diego Padres

Johnny Cueto vs. Minnesota Twins

3 Down

Randy Wolf at Chicago White Sox

Chris Young vs. New York Yankees

Randall Delgado at Boston Red Sox

Throwing Darts

Wei-Yin Chen vs. Washington Nationals

Alex Cobb at Philadelphia Phillies

Ervin Santana vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Nelson Cruz is 4-for-7 (.571) with three extra-base hits in his career against today’s starter, Josh Outman.
  • Jason Giambi is 5-for-7 (.500) with one home run in his career against today’s starter, Colby Lewis.
  • James Loney is 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles and two RBI in his career against today’s starter, Ervin Santana.
  • Chase Headley is 2-for-15 (.133) in his career against today’s starter, Felix Hernandez.
  • Chris Davis is hitless in 14 career at-bats against today’s starter, Edwin Jackson.
  • Matt Wieters is also hitless in his career (12 at-bats) against Edwin Jackson.

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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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