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Friday, May 25, 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, 5/29: Justin Masterson vs. KC
The hard-throwing sinker-baller hasn't been quite as effective this year as last, but he's picked up the pace lately with five quality starts in his last six turns.

Wednesday, 5/30: Alex Cobb vs. CWS
Recently recalled from Triple-A, the right-hander pitched well in a short stint for the Rays last year and has the talent to do so again this time around.

Saturday, 6/2: Felipe Paulino vs. OAK
Paulino carved up the Yankees in his last turn and has allowed zero runs in three of four starts. Give him a look against the A's.

National League

Wednesday, 5/30: Alex White vs. HOU
White's time with the Rockies thus far has been a mixed bag, but a solid K/BB ratio and a solid performance in his lone home outing are enough to merit consideration against the Astros.

Friday, 6/1: Wade Miley @ SD
The young southpaw has been excellent up to this point with a 5-1 record and 2.14 ERA.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Ryan Langerhans: Out until June (shoulder)
Vernon Wells: Out until mid-July (thumb)
Cody Ross: Out until mid-June (foot)
John Danks: Out until June (shoulder)
Austin Jackson: Out indefinitely (abdomen)
Chris Getz: Out until mid-June (ribs)
Mark Ellis: Out until July (leg)
Marco Estrada: Out until early June (quad)
Brandon McCarthy: Out until June (shoulder)
Lance Berkman: Out until August (knee)



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