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End of the Line

Friday, September 21, 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, 9/26: Jeremy Guthrie @ DET
Since the start of August, Guthrie has been simply splendid, going 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in nine starts (eight of them quality).

Wednesday, 9/26: Martin Perez vs. OAK
Perez posted solid numbers in an earlier stint with the Rangers and matches up well against the offensively challenged A's.

Thursday, 9/27: Hisashi Iwakuma
He's picked up victories in five of his past nine turns, posting a 2.29 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 55 innings during that span.

National League

Wednesday, 9/26: Jeff Locke @ NYM
The reputed rookie hasn't gotten very good results overall in his three big-league starts, but an impressive 14/2 K/BB ratio suggests that good things are coming.

Thursday, 9/27: Patrick Corbin @ SF
Corbin held the Giants to two runs over eight innings when he faced them this past week and will look for similar success here.

Friday, 9/28: Jacob Turner vs. PHI
Three of Turner's past four starts have been quality, and he has put up a 17/3 K/BB ratio over that window.

Total Games

American League

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

National League

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

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

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

National League

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

Paul Janish: Out indefinitely (shoulder)
Wilson Betemit: Out for the season (wrist)
Donnie Murphy: Out for the season (concussion)
Lorenzo Cain: Out for the season (hamstring)
Clayton Kershaw: Out until late September (hip)
Brett Anderson: Out for the season (ribs)
Andrew Cashner: Out for the season (shoulder)



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