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The Stars Come Out

Friday, April 13, 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, 4/17: Jason Hammel @ CWS
Hammel took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his season debut against the Twins. He won't fare as well against the AL East, but the White Sox could prove manageable.

Thursday, 4/19: Derek Lowe @ SEA
Lowe shut down the Blue Jays in his first turn, so he figures to fare well against the lesser Mariners.

National League

Tuesday, 4/17: Juan Nicasio vs. SD
Returning from a broken neck, Nicasio is a great story and he was excellent against the Astros earlier this week. Give him a look against the Padres.

Thursday, 4/19: Jeff Samardzija @ MIA
If he can keep the ball in the zone, Samardzija has the stuff to excel. So far so good in that department.

Friday, 4/20: Ross Detwiler vs. MIA
The Nats lefty used a strong March to springboard into a good start to April. We'll see if he can keep it going at home.

Total Games

American League

6: BOS, CLE, KC, SEA, TEX, TOR
7: BAL, CWS, DET, LAA, MIN, NYY, OAK, TB,

National League

6: CHC, CIN, COL, LAD, MIA, MIL, NYM, PIT, SF, STL
7: ARI, ATL, HOU, PHI, SD, WAS

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Doug Fister: Out until late April (ribs)
Lorenzo Cain: Out until late April (groin)
Mark Kotsay: Out until mid-April (calf)
Dustin Moseley: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Drew Storen: Out indefinitely (elbow)



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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 at nnelson9.
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