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Wrighting the Ship

Friday, August 17, 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, 8/22: Zach McAllister @ SEA
The righty is enjoying a nice rookie season, with a 3.46 ERA and impressive 69/20 K/BB ratio in 78 innings.

Thursday, 8/23: Alex Cobb vs. OAK
Cobb has been stellar lately, with a 1.93 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 28 innings in his last four starts. He's won three straight.

Saturday, 8/25: Franklin Morales vs. KC
He's been effective as a member of Boston's rotation and should be able to pile up some strikeouts against the Royals.

National League

Tuesday, 8/21: Joe Blanton vs. SF
Blanton has been solid since coming over to the Dodgers. Last time he faced the Giants (as a Phillie) he went eight strong innings.

Wednesday, 8/22: Wade LeBlanc @ ARI
LeBlanc owns an excellent 1.45 ERA and could face a softer lineup pitching in the top half of a double-header.

Friday, 8/24: Patrick Corbin vs. SD
A quality match-up for the rookie, who is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his past three starts.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Takashi Saito: Out until late August (hamstring)
Wilson Betemit: Out until late August (wrist)
Will Middlebrooks: Out for the season (wrist)
Ryan Sweeney: Out for the season (finger)
Josh Tomlin: Out indefinitely (elbow)
CC Sabathia: Out until late August (elbow)
Nate Schierholtz: Out until mid-September (toe)
Mike Napoli: Out until late August (quads)



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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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