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Friday, April 20, 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

Wednesday, 4/25: Adam Wilk vs. SEA
The rookie left-hander looked sharp in his season debut before being knocked out by a line drive to the shoulder. He's expected to make his next start at home against the M's.

Thursday, 4/26: Felix Doubront @ CWS
Doubront fanned 13 hitters over 10 innings in his first two starts, and the White Sox rank third in the AL in whiffs.

Friday, 4/27: Danny Duffy @ MIN
The southpaw has been excellent early on and matches up well against the lefty-heavy Twins at Target Field.

National League

Tuesday, 4/24: Randy Wolf vs. HOU
Wolf is a streamer staple. This is the kind of match-up you want to pick him up for.

Wednesday, 4/25: Lance Lynn @ CHC
With a 2-0 record and 1.50 ERA through two turns, Lynn is off to an awesome start this season. The Cubs… not so much.

Thursday, 4/26: Ross Detwiler @ SD
Another strong match-up for the lefty, who's been making the Nats look pretty smart for handing him a rotation spot.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Chris Young: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Jacoby Ellsbury: Out until June (shoulder)
Kerry Wood: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Scott Baker: Out for the season (elbow)
Brett Gardner: Out indefinitely (elbow)
Jeff Karstens: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Kyle Blanks: Out until late April (shoulder)
Brian Wilson: Out for the season (elbow)
Lance Berkman: Out until early May (calf)



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