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Seeing Double at the Deadline

Friday, July 27, 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, 8/1: Carlos Villanueva @ SEA
He has sparkled since moving to the rotation in early July, turning in a 2.13 ERA while averaging a strikeout per inning.

Friday, 8/3: Brett Cecil @ OAK
Cecil faced the A's this past week and held them to two runs over six innings while fanning eight. It was one of three quality starts in his past four turns.

Friday, 8/3: Tommy Hunter @ TB
The right-hander has performed well in two road starts since being recalled from the minors, allowing four runs and zero walks over 14 1/3 innings.

National League

Thursday, 8/2: Nathan Eovaldi @ ATL
As the top prospect received in return for Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins have high hopes for Eovaldi and will give him every opportunity. He's got the stuff to succeed.

Friday, 8/3: Clayton Richard vs. NYM
The southpaw has posted a 3.71 ERA and 1.14 WHIP at home in San Diego this season.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

ARI: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
ATL: 5 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CHC: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
CIN: 5 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: 6 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
NYM: 4 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
PHI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
PIT: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SD: 7 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
SF: 3 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
STL: 2 vs. RHP, 4 vs. LHP
WAS: 4 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:

Matt Diaz: Out indefinitely (thumb)
Jason Giambi: Out indefinitely (illness)
Adam Kennedy: Out indefinitely (groin)
Johan Santana: Out until mid-August (ankle)
Alex Rodriguez: Out until mid-September (hand)
Placido Polanco: Out until mid-August (back)
Colby Lewis: Out for the season (arm)
J.P. Arencibia: Out until September (hand)
Ian Desmond: Out indefinitely (ribs)



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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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