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Picking Up The Slack

Friday, September 14, 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, 9/19: Joe Saunders @ SEA
Saunders has fared well in his past couple starts against good offenses, so he'll look to carry it forward against a bad one in Seattle.

Thursday, 9/20: Corey Kluber vs. MIN
Over his past five starts, the rookie has posted a 3.51 ERA and 23-to-6 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings.

Friday, 9/21: Samuel Deduno @ DET
Deduno has turned in five quality starts in his past six outings and his control problems actually seem to be dissipating.

National League

Tuesday, 9/18: Tyler Cloyd @ NYM
The rookie has been impressive in early action for the Phillies, showing good strikeout stuff.

Wednesday, 9/19: John Lannan vs. LAD
Lannan has some big shoes to fill in the Nats rotation. He got off to a good start with five scoreless frames against the Mets this past week.

Thursday, 9/20: Tyler Skaggs vs. SD
The uber-talented 21-year-old should have no trouble overpowering San Diego's feeble lineup.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

National League

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

Jason Hammel: Out indefinitely (knee)
Nick Markakis: Out for the season (thumb)
Ryan Raburn: Out until late September (thumb)
Adam Kennedy: Out for the season (groin)
Cole De Vries: Out for the season (ribs)
Lance Berkman: Out for the season (knee)
J.A. Happ: Out for the season (foot)



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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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