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June 7, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/7

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/7
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Zack Greinke, Milwaukee Brewers 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 Wednesday, June 6th.

5 Good Nights

  • Zack Greinke: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 12 K’s, W
  • Brandon Morrow: 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Bartolo Colon: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 5 K’s, W
  • Rajai Davis: 3-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 steals
  • Paul Goldschmidt: 3-4, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI

Honorable Mention: Adam LaRoche, Kendrys Morales, Kyle Seager, Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Ludwick, Ty Wigginton, Yeonis Cespedes, Jos Beckett, Wade Miley, Ivan Nova, Colby Lewis, Josh Johnson, Johnny Cueto, Edwin Jackson, Wei-Yin Chen, Randall Delgado, Jose Quintana

5 Bad Nights

  • Max Scherzer: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5  ER, 3 BB’s, 2 K’s
  • Paul Maholm: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 3 K’s
  • Brad Lincoln: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB’s, 5 K’s
  • Andre Ethier: 0-5
  • Justin Smoak: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Miguel Olivo, Carlos Gomez, Justin Maxwell, Fernando Martinez, Carlos Santana, Carlos Marmol, Hector Santiago, Josh Outman, Hector Noesi, Jeanmar Gomez, Jerome Williams, Kyle Kendrick, Chris Capuano, Clayton Richard, Madison Bumgarner

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.

  • According to reports, Evan Longoria (hamstring), could return to the Rays’ lineup within two weeks.
  • Derek Holland has been placed on the 15-day DL with shoulder fatigue, and Alexei Ogando will been moved into the Rangers’ rotation while Holland recovers.
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his first start of the season this Saturday against the Washington Nationals.
  • The Nationals activated Brad Lidge from the disabled list and placed Henry Rodriguez on the aforementioned list with a strained finger in a corresponding move.
  • 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 1-5 with one run and one steal yesterday. (.285, 23 R, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 3 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: Trout went 1-4 with a run yesterday (.329, 25 Runs, 5 HR, 22 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

Matt Cain at San Diego Padres

Cole Hamels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Yu Darvish at Oakland Athletics

3 Down

Brandon McCarthy vs. Texas Rangers

Henderson Alvarez at Chicago White Sox

David Price at New York Yankees

Throwing Darts

Mark Buehrle vs. Atlanta Braves

Edinson Volquez vs. San Francisco Giants

J.A. Happ vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Andre Ethier is 12-for-28 (.429) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Brandon McCarthy.
  • J.J. Hardy is 4-for-6 (.666) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Clay Buchholz.
  • Giancarlo Stanton is 2-for-3 (.666) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Mike Minor.
  • Ian Desmond  is 2-for-16 (.125) in his career against today’s starter, R.A. Dickey.
  • Jose Bautista is 1-for-10 (.100) in his career against today’s starter, Jake Peavy.
  • Miguel Cabrera is 4-for-23 (.174) in his career against today’s starter, Derek Lowe.

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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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