Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fantasy Baseball Week 7 (5/14 - 5/20)

5/20 - The Oakland Athletics have placed Brandon McCarthy on the 15-Day DL with a strained shoulder. 


The Miami Marlins have placed Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-Day DL with a sprained left thumb.  Bonifacio has been underachieving most of the season, but recently had his average up to .271 (from .233 in just 8 games).  Bonifacio is owned in 90% of Yahoo leagues so owners will need to add players like Gregor Blanco (7%) or Daniel Nava (11%) who have been top 10 outfielders over the past week, or Andy Dirks (37%) who has been a top 5 outfielder the past two weeks.  Either way you choose to go, Bonifacio still has the biggest upset over the course of the remainder of the season 


St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman left yesterdays game after an apparent knee injury.  It was a non contact injury but it seems another trip to the DL is coming soon.  The Big Puma is owned in 91% of Yahoo leagues so he will clearly need to be replaced.  At just 61% owned, Carlos Lee has been the hottest 1B available that is under 75% owned over the last 7 days.  Adam LaRoche (70%) has been a top 1B over the past 2 weeks and has been swinging a hot stick all season.


5/18 -  The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated Chris Young from the disabled list.  He will play this weekend.  Fix lineups accordingly!

Every team has an Interleague series this weekend except the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. 
NL teams playing in AL Parks:
Miami Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks
AL teams playing in NL Parks:
Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics

5/16 -  Justin Morneau has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup.  If you were not holding on to him during his DL stint, do NOT go out of your way to add him to your roster just yet.

UPDATE - Lawrie will be suspended just 4 games, but he will appeal.

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-Day DL with elbow inflammation.

5/15 - The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp on the 15-Day DL.  Kemp had said that he did not want to do this but obviously it is in the best interest of the team, long term.  Have no fear though as players miss games here and there all season long, so these will be ALL of Kemp's days off.  Kemp had played in 399 straight games before last night.



AL East - Orioles
AL Central - Indians
AL West - Rangers
AL Wildcard - Rays, Yankees

NL East - Braves
NL Central - Cardinals
NL West - Dodgers
NL Wildcard - Nationals, Mets


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Pitching Probables
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Can't decide which utility player to use?  Don't know which relief pitcher to leave in?  Did your player recently get injured and now you don't know if you should hold onto him or use the waiver wire?  If you have ANY roster questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment!

Teams Playing 7 Games:

EVERY TEAM PLAYS 7 GAMES THIS WEEK.  EACH TEAM WILL PLAY TWO TWO-GAME SERIES AGAINST AN IN LEAGUE OPPONENT AND BEGIN INTERLEAGUE PLAY ON FRIDAY MAY 18TH (EXCEPT FOR THE DODGERS AND CARDINALS).

The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals play all 7 games at home
The Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners play all 7 games on the road

Two Start Pitchers
For a more in depth breakdown of each starter, check Fake Teams post


PitcherOpponents
Anibal SanchezPIT, @CLE
Anthony Bass@WAS, LAA
Bartolo Colon@LAA, @SF
Blake Beavan@BOS, @COL
Brad Lincoln@MIA, @DET
Brandon MorrowTB, @NYM
Bruce Chen@TEX, ARI
Carl PavanoCLE, @MIL
CC Sabathia@BAL, CIN
Chad BillingsleyARI, STL
Christian Friedrich@SF, SEA
Clayton KershawARI, STL
Cliff LeeHOU, BOS
Colby LewisKC, @HOU
Dan Haren@OAK, SD
David Price@TOR, ATL
Derek Lowe@MIN, MIA
Dillon GeeMIL, @TOR
Drew Smyly@CWS, PIT
Ervin Santana@OAK, SD
Henderson AlvarezTB, @NYM
Homer Bailey@ATL, @NYY
Ian Kennedy@LAD, @KC
Ivan Nova@BAL, CIN
Jake PeavyDET, @CHC
Jake WestbrookCHC, @LAD
Jason HammelNYY, @WAS
Jason MarquisCLE, @MIL
Jason Vargas@BOS, @COL
Jeanmar Gomez@MIN, MIA
Jeff Niemann@TOR, ATL
Jeremy Guthrie@SF, SEA
Joe BlantonHOU, BOS
John DanksDET, @CHC
Johnny Cueto@ATL, @NYY
Jon LesterSEA, @PHI
Josh BeckettSEA, @PHI
Josh JohnsonPIT, @CLE
Kevin Correia@MIA, @DET
Kyle LohseCHC, @LAD
Lucas Harrell@PHI, TEX
Matt Garza@STL, CWS
Max Scherzer@CWS, PIT
Miguel BatistaMIL, @TOR
Randall DelgadoCIN, @TB
Ross DetwilerSD, BAL
Ryan Dempster@STL, CWS
Ryan VogelsongCOL, OAK
Stephen StrasburgSD, BAL
Tim HudsonCIN, @TB
Tim LincecumCOL, OAK
Tim Stauffer@WAS, LAA
Tyson Ross@LAA, @SF
Wade Miley@LAD, @KC
Wandy Rodriguez@PHI, TEX
Wei-Yin ChenNYY, @WAS
Yovani Gallardo@NYM, SEA
Zack Greinke@NYM, SEA
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