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Friday, July 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

Wednesday, 7/18: Francisco Liriano vs. BAL
Liriano remains unowned in most fantasy leagues despite a 3.63 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 67 innings since the start of May.

Thursday, 7/19: Franklin Morales vs. CWS
The lefty has been an intriguing addition to Boston's rotation despite a hiccup in his last start. He's fanned 48 hitters in 46 innings this year.

Thursday, 7/19: Luke Hochevar vs. SEA
It seems Hochevar is always either very bad or very good. This home match-up against the Mariners portends the latter.

National League

Tuesday, 7/17: Jordan Lyles @ SD
The young Astro turned in three quality starts in his four turns leading up to the break.

Wednesday, 7/18: Mike Minor vs. SF
Minor is a good bet for a second-half rebound, and this tilt against the Giants could serve as a suitable launching point.

Friday, 7/20: Drew Pomeranz @ SD
Pomeranz hasn't allowed an earned run in either of his past two outings and is a good bet to shut down the Padres at Petco.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Jerome Williams: Returning this week (head)
Andrelton Simmons: Out indefinitely (finger)
Dustin Pedroia: Out until late July (thumb)
Dillon Gee: Out until September (shoulder)



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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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