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Friday, May 18, 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, 5/23: Jarrod Parker vs. LAA
The rookie hurler has been immediately effective for the A's and will look to keep it going against division rival Los Angeles.

Thursday, 5/24: Philip Humber vs. MIN
Humber hasn't pitched very well since his perfect game earlier this season, but should be able to handle the lowly Twins at home.

Saturday, 5/26: Wei-Yin Chen vs. KC
Chen has been excellent thus far for Baltimore and is an excellent streamer option at home against the Royals.

National League

Wednesday, 5/23: Marco Estrada vs. SF
He's still looking for that first win, but his 1.10 WHIP and 27/6 K/BB ratio serve as evidence that Estrada has been throwing well.

Wednesday, 5/23: Charlie Morton vs. NYM
Morton has registered a 2.63 ERA in four home starts this season.

Friday, 5/25: A.J. Burnett vs. CHC
Burnett had one nightmare outing earlier in the month, but he's pitched very well at home and has a 14/1 K/BB ratio in his past two starts.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Mark Reynolds: Out until late May (ribs)
Darnell McDonald: Out indefinitely (ribs)
Carlos Marmol: Out until late May (hamstring)
Danny Duffy: Out for the season (elbow)
Matt Kemp: Out until late May (hamstring)
Nick Blackburn: Out until June (quadriceps)
Brandon Inge: Out until late May (groin)
Vance Worley: Out until late May (elbow)
Jason Bartlett: Out until June (knee)



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