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June 4, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/4

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/4
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Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks 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 Sunday, June 3rd.

5 Good Nights

  • Trevor Cahill: 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Phil Hughes: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 8 K’s, W
  • Barry Zito: 8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Chris Sale: 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 8 K’s, W
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 3-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

Honorable Mention: Jose Bautista, Zack Cozart, Matt Wieters, Elvis Andrus, Mark Reynolds, Andrew McCutchen, Clint Barmes, B.J. Upton, Jose Reyes, Andres Torres, Nick Punto, Scott Diamond, Jonathon Niese, Carlos Zambrano, Tommy Hanson, Travis Wood, Jordan Lyles, Drew Hutchison, Tommy Milone, Alex White, James McDonald, Matt Moore, Vin Mazzaro, Nate Eovaldi

5 Bad Nights

  • Daniel Bard: 1.2 IP, H, 5 ER, 6 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Kevin Millwood: 4.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 5 BB’s, 4 K’s
  • Jake Westbrook: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Rafael Furcal: 0-5
  • Freddie Freeman: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Endy Chavez, Norichika Aoki, James Russell, Joel Hanrahan, John Axford, Joe Blanton, Michael Fiers, Bronson Arroyo, Eric Stults, Jake Arrieta, Gio Gonzalez

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.

  • Sergio Romo picked up his second save is as many days yesterday as Santiago Casilla continues to nurse a bruised tibia. Casilla should be fine to return to action today, but Romo is worth a look for those in desperate need of saves.
  • Desmond Jennings (knee) hasn’t experienced any setbacks in his rehab and is due to hit leadoff when the Rays face the Yankees tomorrow.
  • An MRI on Adam Jones‘ wrist came back negative, so his owners can breathe a sigh of relief there. It’s still uncertain as to how much time Jones will miss (and a DL-stint isn’t out of the realm of possibilities), but the MRI results are a step in the right direction.
  • Huston Street (lat) is set to return Tuesday and will immediately take over closing duties from the struggling Dale Thayer.
  • Trout/Harper Watch: With two of baseball’s best prospects being called-up recently, 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 2-3 with a run, a home run, and one RBI yesterday. (.288, 22 R, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 2 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 2-5 with one RBI yesterday (.318, 23 Runs, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 9 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

Clayton Kershaw at Philadelphia Phillies

Jeff Samardzija at San Francisco Giants

Ryan Vogelsong vs. Chicago Cubs

3 Down

Jarrod Parker vs. Texas Rangers

Vance Worley vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Joe Saunders vs. Colorado Rockies

Throwing Darts

Ervin Santana vs. Seattle Mariners

Dillon Gee vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Scott Feldman at Oakland A’s

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • David Wright is 9-for-19 (.474) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Kyle Lohse.
  • Alfonso Soriano is 4-for-9 (.444) with a home run in his career against today’s starter, Ryan Vogelson.
  • Justin Smoak is 5-for-13 (.385) with a home run in his career against today’s starter, Ervin Santana.
  • Dexter Fowler is 2-for-18 (.111) in his career against today’s starter, Joe Saunders.
  • Shane Victorino is 2-for-11 (.182) in his career against today’s starter, Clayton Kershaw.
  • Erick Aybar is 6-for-30 (.200) in his career against today’s starter, Jason Vargas.

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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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