|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||15.00||8.00||0.00||2.95||1.04||213.00||34.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 5.2||0||1|| 9.53||0||1||3|
|vs LHB|| 16.1||0||0|| 2.76||0||0||17|
|vs RHB|| 57.1||0||0|| 3.92||0||10||47|
|07/24/2014||Cliff Lee, SP PHI||Matt Adams, 1B STL|
|07/24/2014||Jason Heyward, RF ATL|
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Byron Buxton, CF MIN
Odrisamer Despaigne, SP SD
|07/24/2014||Ryan Vogelsong, SP SF|
Everth Cabrera, SS SD
Pedro Alvarez, 3B PIT
Juan Lagares, CF NYM
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B SF|
Michael Morse, LF SF
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|Last 10 Games|
|Cliff Lee not a sure thing |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/23/14) Before I say anything else, I want to point out that I currently rank Cliff Lee 23rd among starting pitchers, which means I would trade anyone ranked 24th or higher straight-up for him, including Jeff Samardzija, Anibal Sanchez, Alex Cobb and Jered Weaver. So when I say he's not a sure thing, understand I'm not saying he's washed up and doesn't deserve a spot on your roster. I'm simply noting that those who stuck with him throughout his two-month DL stint hoping he'd be an ace when he returned have reason to be concerned now.
On Tuesday's Fantasy Baseball Today, Al Melchior picked Lee as one of the starting pitchers who worry him in the second half, and though I didn't do the same, I certainly could have. I'm just not totally confident in the condition of his elbow.
It's probably an overreaction. You might even say a bad start after an extended layoff is to be expected, and if Lee dominates over eight innings next time out, all the hand-wringing we're doing now will seem like wasted energy. But for now, the doubts linger. Because the injury was a strain and not a sprain, Tommy John surgery should be off the table, but how do we know nothing else is going on in there? Can we be sure the injury had enough time to heal completely, or, as Al suggested, might the Phillies have rushed him back to market him at the trade deadline?
It all remains to be seen, but whether you own Cliff Lee or are looking to trade for him, you shouldn't be counting on him to save your season.
|Cliff Lee gets roughed up in loss to Giants |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee did not pitch well in his first start back from the disabled list Monday at home against the Giants. He allowed six runs and matched a career high with 12 hits allowed over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one in 90 pitches, 59 for strikes.
Lee has allowed 10-plus hits in three of his last 10 starts. He owns a 3.67 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 11 starts (73 2/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Arizona.
|Cliff Lee's activation off DL among Phillies roster moves |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) The Phillies made a slew of roster moves before Monday's game against the Giants, which included activating starting pitcher Cliff Lee (elbow) off the 60-day disabled list.
The Phillies also activated infielder Reid Brignac (ankle) and catcher Wil Nieves (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list.
Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment, while infielder Cesar Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Catcher Koyie Hill was outrighted off the roster.
|Cliff Lee to be 'pretty free' of restrictions in first start off DL |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said starting pitcher Cliff Lee, who is returning to the rotation Monday against the Giants after being sidelined two months with an elbow injury, will be "pretty free" of restrictions, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Amaro said Lee could throw 85-100 pitches in his first start off the disabled list.
"I expect him to be Cliff Lee," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He's pretty robotic when he goes out there and pitches. I don't think he was all that enthusiastic -- he doesn't see pitching in rehab games as something that's necessarily beneficial other than to get his work in. So I think he'll pitch fine. If he's healthy, he'll pitch fine."
|Report: Phillies prefer to trade Cliff Lee, not Cole Hamels |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/18/14) The Phillies have a pair of veteran left-handed starters on big contracts whose names have swirled in trade rumors this season, but that doesn't mean they value them equally.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday the team's preference is to move Cliff Lee ahead of Cole Hamels. Lee is recovering from an elbow injury but should be back in the next few weeks, and the team has a much lower asking price for him than Hamels at this point. Hamels is also considered more likely to utilize the no-trade clause in his contract than Lee, with both players having at least 20 teams they cannot be traded to without prior notification.
Hamels has a 2.93 ERA and 3-5 record on the season, while Lee was at 4-4 with a 3.18 mark prior to his injury, which has kept him out since mid-May. It is not clear at this point if any deal is imminent.
|Cliff Lee continued to be Mr. Reliable for Fantasy owners in 2013. The 35-year-old left-hander won a team-high 14 games for the Phillies, while posting a 2.87 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 31 starts. He surpassed 200 innings for the sixth straight season, while becoming a fourth-time All-Star and finishing sixth in the NL Cy Young race. There was even a stretch last season where Lee went 12 starts without a loss from early May through early July, going 8-0 with a 2.40 ERA in that span. Lee was also outstanding down the stretch when the Phillies were well out of the playoff picture. He went 4-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his last eight starts. He had 71 strikeouts in 59 innings in that span, including double-digit strikeout performances in three of five September starts. Lee, who finished as the fourth-highest scoring Fantasy starting pitcher, averaged 33.2 Fantasy points over the final five scoring periods. Even in his mid-30s, Lee is pitching like a player in his prime. He remains a Fantasy ace and early round selection.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||ARI||7:05 pm||Wade Miley|
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|7/28/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|7/29/14||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Dillon Gee|
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