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June 8, 2012 posted by Nick Raducanu

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/8

2012 Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes 6/8
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David Freese, St. Louis Cardinals 3B

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 7th.

5 Good Nights

  • David Freese: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI
  • Clay Buchholz: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s, W
  • Jason Heyward: 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Norichika Aoki: 3-5, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
  • Ryan Ludwick: 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Honorable Mention: Cliff Pennington, Coco Crisp, Angel Pagan, Alex Rios, Martin Prado, Michael Bourn, Rafael Furcal, Shane Robinson, Ryan Theriot, Adrian Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, R.A. Dickey, Matt Cain, C.C. Sabathia, Brandon McCarthy, Randy Wolf, David Price, Lance Lynn, Mike Minor, Matt Garza, Mark Buehrle

5 Bad Nights

  • Brian Matusz: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4  ER, 5 BB’s, 0 K’s
  • Derek Lowe: 5.0 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, BB, 4 K’s
  • Yu Darvish: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 6 BB’s, 4 K’s
  • Starlin Castro: 0-5
  • Curtis Granderson: 0-5

Dishonorable Mention: Cameron Maybin, Darwin Barney, Todd Frazier, Jesus Guzman, Juan Pierre, Chris Heisey, Alex Castellanos, James Russell, Francisco Rodriguez, Steve Cishek, J.A. Happ

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.

  • Santiago Casilla (bruised tibia) returned to the Giants last night and pitched one-and-a-third innings for his 15th save of the year. He’s still not fully-healed, according to the Giants’ trainers, but he looks safe to deploy going forward.
  • Clayton Kershaw is dealing with plantar fasciitis (which can be a VERY tricky injury), and while it’s not expected to cause him to miss time, it might be time to look to sell-high on Kershaw.
  • 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 0-4 yesterday. (.276, 23 R, 5 HR, 14 RBI, 3 steals on the season).
    Mike Trout: The Angels did not play 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

Daniel Hudson vs. Oakland Athletics

Shaun Marcum vs. San Diego Padres

Stephen Strasburg at Boston Red Sox

3 Down

C.J. Wilson at Colorado Rockies

Wandy Rodriguez at Chicago White Sox

Barry Zito vs. Texas Rangers

Throwing Darts

Matt Harrison at San Francisco Giants

Erik Bedard vs. Kansas City Royals

Felix Doubront vs. Washington Nationals

Today’s Swings and Misses

  • Derek Jeter is 15-for-33 (.486) with one home run in his career against today’s starter, Johan Santana.
  • Adam Dunn is 10-for-23 (.435) with two home runs in his career against today’s starter, Wandy Rodriguez.
  • David Wright is 6-for-14 (.429) in his career against today’s starter, Hiroki Kuroda.
  • Marco Scutaro is 2-for-21 (.095) in his career against today’s starter, C.J. Wilson.
  • Curtis Granderson is 1-for-15 (.067) in his career against today’s starter, Johan Santana.
  • B.J. Upton is 1-for-10 (.100) in his career against today’s starter, Ricky Nolasco.

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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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