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Friday, August 24, 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, 8/29: Sam Deduno vs. SEA
The right-hander has been able to overcome his horrendous control to post quality starts for the Twins. It may not be sustainable, but he's still a good bet at home against the M's.

Thursday, 8/30: Jeremy Guthrie vs. DET
Guthrie is on fire, as he's gone three straight starts without allowing an earned run while posting a 19/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings.

National League

Wednesday, 8/29: Jacob Turner vs. WAS
Turner looked sharp in his Marlins debut this past week. Now that he's sticking in the rotation, he'll be a great streaming option and deep-league pickup for the final weeks.

Wednesday, 8/29: Eric Stults vs. ATL
The veteran lefty journeyman is having a surprisingly good season, with a 3.02 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 56 innings. He's generally a solid play at Petco.

Friday, 8/31: Nathan Eovaldi vs. NYM
Since coming over to Miami, Eovaldi is 3-2 with a 3.75 ERA. He's looked particularly comfortable pitching in Marlins Park.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

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

Peter Bourjos: Out until early September (wrist)
Carl Crawford: Out for the season (elbow)
Eric Young Jr.: Out until September (intercostal)
Michael Cuddyer: Out for the season (ribs)
Alejandro De Aza: Out until September (ribs)
Emilio Bonifacio: Out until early September (knee)
Johan Santana: Out for the season (back)
Ivan Nova: Out until September (shoulder)
Jason Marquis: Out until September (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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