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Friday, July 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

Thursday, 7/26: Luis Mendoza @ SEA
The Royals righty continues to roll with five quality starts in his last six turns (and an impressive 31/9 K/BB to boot).

Thursday, 7/26: Jason Vargas vs. KC
If you're not interested in Mendoza, Vargas is a solid option in the same game. Over his past four starts, he has gone 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA, allowing only 22 hits in 29 2/3 innings.

Friday, 7/27: Scott Diamond vs. CLE
Diamond has picked up a win in three of his last four starts at Target Field and owns a 2.96 ERA on the season.

National League

Tuesday, 7/25: Edinson Volquez @ SF
The hard-throwing righty tossed a one-hitter in his last outing and matches up favorably against the Giants.

Friday, 7/27: Ben Sheets vs. PHI
Sheets was outstanding in his debut. He's worth a look at home against the Phils.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Robert Andino: Out until mid-August (shoulder)
Jason Hammel: Out until September (knee)
David Ortiz: Out indefinitely (heel)
Joey Votto: Out until mid-August (knee)
Gavin Floyd: Out indefinitely (elbow)
Drew Smyly: Out until late July (ribs)
Giancarlo Stanton: Out until mid-August (knee)
Chad Billingsley: Out until early August (elbow)
Matt Capps: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Charlie Furbush: Out until early August (triceps)
Jose Bautista: Out until early August (wrist)



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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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