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Friday, April 6, 2012

Streamer City

The following pitchers are generally available in over 50 percent of fantasy leagues and have favorable match-ups this week:

American League

Tuesday, 4/10: Jeanmar Gomez vs. CWS
Gomez had himself a nice spring to win Cleveland's fifth starter job, with a 1.37 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. We'll see if he can carry it forward into his first start against the Sox.

Wednesday, 4/11: Carl Pavano vs. LAA
Pavano was sub-par overall last year, but posted a 3.01 ERA with two complete games at Target Field.

Friday, 4/13: Bartolo Colon @ SEA
Coming off a solid season in New York, Colon is moving to a much more pitcher-friendly environment in Oakland. He dominated the Mariners in his first turn this year; can he do it again?

National League

Tuesday, 4/10: Randall Delgado @ HOU
One of the intriguing young pitchers in Atlanta's mix, the 22-year-old right-hander averaged 9.5 K/9 in the minors and has the stuff to dominate Houston's lineup.

Wednesday, 4/11: Joe Saunders @ SD
Saunders went 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA in four starts against the Padres in 2011.

Total Games

American League


National League



Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

BAL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
BOS: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
CLE: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
CWS: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
DET: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
KC: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
LAA: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
MIN: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
NYY: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
OAK: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SEA: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
TB: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
TEX: 7 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
TOR: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
National League

ARI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
ATL: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
CHC: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
CIN: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
COL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
HOU: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
LAD: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIL: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
NYM: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
PHI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PIT: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
SD: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
SF: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
STL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
WAS: 6 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP

The Infirmary

You can get a full listing of injured players at Rotoworld's Injury Page but here's the latest on a few prominent players who have been out of action:

Jerome Williams: Out until mid-April (hamstring)
Stephen Drew: Out until late April (ankle)
Tim Hudson: Out until early May (back)
Chipper Jones: Out until mid-April (knee)
Brian Roberts: Out until May (concussion)
Andrew Bailey: Out until July (thumb)
Carl Crawford: Out until early May (wrist)
Daisuke Matsuzaka: Out until June (elbow)
Bobby Jenks: Out until June (back)
Grady Sizemore: Out until June (back)
Brandon Inge: Out until mid-April (groin)
Scott Baker: Out until late April (elbow)
Michael Pineda: Out until May (shoulder)
Dallas Braden: Out until June (shoulder)
Brett Anderson: Out until August (elbow)
Ryan Howard: Out until mid-May (achilles)
Chase Utley: Out indefinitely (knee)
A.J. Burnett: Out until early May (eye)
Tim Stauffer: Out until mid-April (triceps)
Franklin Gutierrez: Out until late April (pectorals)
Freddy Sanchez: Out until late April (shoulder)
Ryan Vogelsong: Out until mid-April (back)
Allen Craig: Out until mid-April (knee)
Chris Carpenter: Out until May (neck)
B.J. Upton: Out until May (back)
Drew Storen: Out until late April

Nick Nelson is a frequent contributor to Rotoworld's baseball coverage and regularly blogs about the Minnesota Twins at Twins Daily. Follow him on Twitter @NickNelsonMN.
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