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Friday, September 07, 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, 9/12: Jason Hammel vs. TB
Hammel came off the disabled list this past week, returning to a 3.54 ERA and 106/39 K/BB ratio.

Wednesday, 9/12: Ervin Santana vs. OAK
The Halos right-hander has looked much better in recent outings, turning in a 3-1 record and 3.40 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .190 average since the start of August.

Thursday, 9/13: Derek Holland vs. CLE
Since struggling through a rocky midsummer stretch, Holland has turned in four quality starts in five outings, accruing a 28/6 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings during that span.

National League

Tuesday, 9/11: Jhoulys Chacin vs. SF
Over his past three starts, Chacin is 2-1 with a 1.50 ERA.

Wednesday, 9/12: Lucas Harrell vs. CHC
Harrell has quietly been one of the league's more reliable starters in the second half, allowing two or fewer runs in nine of 10 starts since the All-Star break.

Friday, 9/14: Tyler Cloyd @ HOU
The Phillies rookie has been extremely impressive in early action, especially his most recent outing in Cincinnati where he fanned nine in seven shutout frames.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

National League

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

Javy Guerra: Out until late September (ribs)
Brandon Inge: Out for the season (shoulder)
Placido Polanco: Out for the season (back)



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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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