While this week's top 70 features mostly familiar names in familiar slots, there are a few surprises. Matt Garza makes a rare appearance in the top 10, as he draws a two-start week in which he will face off against two struggling hurlers: Chien-Ming Wang and Derek Lowe. Garza has been racking up strikeouts all season long, but lately, his overall results have been much better. Aside from one poor recent outing against the Cardinals, he has allowed no more than two runs in any start since July 7.
Other pitchers who rank higher than normal this week, include Ryan Vogelsong (PIT, @FLA), Justin Masterson (DET, MIN), Matt Harrison (SEA, @OAK), Homer Bailey (COL, SD),Doug Fister (@CLE, @BAL) and Chris Capuano (SD, @ARI). Due to have down weeks are Francisco Liriano (BOS), Ervin Santana (@TOR) and Chad Billingsley (PHI), as each has an unfavorable matchup on the horizon.
To see how your pitchers stack up for Fantasy Week 19 (Aug. 8-14), look them up in the Probable Pitcher Tool just below. Each pitcher scheduled or likely to make a start is included, and matchup, performance and ownership information is listed for each. Selected pitchers who may on the bubble to be started are analyzed in greater detail just below the tool.
Borderline Two-Start Pitchers
Homer Bailey, Cincinnati: After an apparent breakout last season, Bailey has taken a step backward this year. The main difference for the 25-year-old has been a severe reduction in his K/9 rate, which has fallen from 8.3 a year ago to 5.9. Without improvement, it will be hard to trust Bailey in most two-start weeks, but this coming week will be an exception. Bailey will face the Rockies in Cincinnati, and no team has scored fewer runs on the road than Colorado has. Next on his plate will be the Padres. Between those two starts, Bailey ought to produce enough to merit a rotation spot in many standard mixed leagues.
Scott Baker, Minnesota: Baker is having a very good season in general, but he is really taking advantage of pitching home games at Target Field. His home ERA is 1.78 and he has allowed only three home runs in 50 2/3 home innings. Target Field's deep outfield dimensions will help Baker as he faces the Red Sox, who have scored the most runs in the majors and are second in homers after the Yankees. Then Baker heads to another pitcher-friendly park, Cleveland's Progressive Field, for his second start. This could be a very good week for Baker, and he needs to be active in far more than 60 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com.
Chris Capuano, N.Y. Mets: Capuano has been hurt by home runs lately, yielding four in his last three starts. The long ball could be a risk when he faces the Diamondbacks at Chase Field next weekend, but he gets a matchup made in heaven on Tuesday when he gets the Padres at home. That first start should give Capuano just enough of a cushion to survive next week intact and to help out his owners.
|1.||Roy Halladay, SP, Phillies||@LAD, WAS|
|2.||Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers||HOU|
|3.||Cliff Lee, SP, Phillies||@LAD|
|4.||Josh Beckett, SP, Red Sox||@SEA|
|5.||Jon Lester, SP, Red Sox||@MIN|
|6.||Matt Garza, SP, Cubs||WAS, @ATL|
|7.||Ryan Vogelsong, SP, Giants||PIT, @FLA|
|8.||Cole Hamels, SP, Phillies||WAS|
|9.||Justin Masterson, SP, Indians||DET, MIN|
|10.||Justin Verlander, SP, Tigers||@CLE|
|11.||Dan Haren, SP, Angels||@NYY, @TOR|
|12.||Shaun Marcum, SP, Brewers||@STL, PIT|
|13.||Tim Lincecum, SP, Giants||@FLA|
|14.||CC Sabathia, SP, Yankees||TB|
|15.||Jered Weaver, SP, Angels||@TOR|
|16.||Daniel Hudson, SP, D'backs||HOU, NYM|
|17.||James Shields, SP, Rays||KC, @NYY|
|18.||Felix Hernandez, SP, Mariners||BOS|
|19.||David Price, SP, Rays||@NYY|
|20.||Ricky Romero, SP, Blue Jays||LAA|
|21.||Brandon Beachy, SP, Braves||@FLA|
|22.||Tim Stauffer, SP/RP, Padres||@NYM, @CIN|
|23.||Scott Baker, SP, Twins||BOS, @CLE|
|24.||Jaime Garcia, SP, Cardinals||COL|
|25.||Anibal Sanchez, SP, Marlins||ATL|
|26.||Alexi Ogando, SP/RP, Rangers||SEA|
|27.||Madison Bumgarner, SP, Giants||PIT|
|28.||Matt Cain, SP, Giants||@FLA|
|29.||Tim Hudson, SP, Braves||@FLA|
|30.||Yovani Gallardo, SP, Brewers||@STL|
|31.||John Danks, SP, White Sox||@BAL, KC|
|32.||Tommy Hanson, SP, Braves||CHC|
|33.||C.J. Wilson, SP, Rangers||@OAK|
|34.||Ubaldo Jimenez, SP, Indians||DET|
|35.||Matt Harrison, SP/RP, Rangers||SEA, @OAK|
|36.||Zack Greinke, SP, Brewers||PIT|
|37.||Ian Kennedy, SP, D'backs||NYM|
|38.||Jeff Niemann, SP, Rays||KC|
|39.||Jonathon Niese, SP, Mets||SD|
|40.||Johnny Cueto, SP, Reds||COL|
|41.||Hiroki Kuroda, SP, Dodgers||PHI, HOU|
|42.||Wandy Rodriguez, SP, Astros||@ARI, @LAD|
|43.||Jhoulys Chacin, SP, Rockies||@CIN|
|44.||Colby Lewis, SP, Rangers||@OAK|
|45.||Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Rays||KC, @NYY|
|46.||Bud Norris, SP, Astros||@LAD|
|47.||Mike Leake, SP, Reds||COL|
|48.||Bartolo Colon, SP, Yankees||LAA|
|49.||Francisco Liriano, SP, Twins||BOS|
|50.||Ryan Dempster, SP, Cubs||WAS|
|51.||Chad Billingsley, SP, Dodgers||PHI|
|52.||Chris Carpenter, SP, Cardinals||COL|
|53.||Gio Gonzalez, SP, Athletics||@TOR|
|54.||Ricky Nolasco, SP, Marlins||SF|
|55.||Mat Latos, SP, Padres||@CIN|
|56.||Ervin Santana, SP, Angels||@TOR|
|57.||Homer Bailey, SP, Reds||COL, SD|
|58.||Doug Fister, SP, Tigers||@CLE, @BAL|
|59.||Jordan Zimmermann, SP, Nationals||@CHC|
|60.||Roy Oswalt, SP, Phillies||WAS|
|61.||Derek Holland, SP, Rangers||SEA|
|62.||Chris Capuano, SP/RP, Mets||SD, @ARI|
|63.||Vance Worley, SP, Phillies||@LAD|
|64.||Cory Luebke, SP/RP, Padres||@NYM|
|65.||R.A. Dickey, SP, Mets||SD|
|66.||Philip Humber, SP/RP, White Sox||@BAL|
|67.||Josh Tomlin, SP, Indians||MIN|
|68.||Brandon Morrow, SP, Blue Jays||OAK|
|69.||Max Scherzer, SP, Tigers||@BAL|
|70.||Jonathan Sanchez, SP, Giants||PIT|
Brett Cecil, Toronto: With the Blue Jays having placed Carlos Villanueva on the disabled list with a right forearm strain, the team has used Monday's day off to bump Cecil up in the rotation. That positioned Cecil to take Villanueva's next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the A's, and it also makes Cecil a two-start pitcher in Week 19. Cecil has been much better lately, including a pair of good starts against the Rangers and another against the Rays, but owners should wait one more week to make sure that the lefty is back to his form of a year ago.
John Danks, Chicago White Sox: Just a few days ago, it looked like Week 19 was going to be a ho-hum one-start affair for Danks. Now, with the introduction of Zach Stewart into the White Sox's rotation, Danks' next start was pushed to Monday, making him a two-start pitcher. He's already on enough of a roll (1.69 ERA, 40 strikeouts, eight walks over 42 2/3 innings in his last seven starts) that he could be used with a single start next week, but with two turns in the rotation, Danks is worth starting in nearly all formats.
Doug Fister, Detroit: Despite not recording a single strikeout, Fister was able to do something in his Tigers debut that he was rarely able to do with the Mariners: get credited with a win. Getting four runs of support over seven innings was a nice change of pace, but he helped his own cause with 13 ground ball outs. With a couple of decent matchups -- the Indians and Orioles -- Fister could get into the win column once or twice more next week.
Gavin Floyd, Chicago White Sox: After Wednesday's implosion against the Yankees, few owners may want to get near Floyd next week, even with a pair of starts in hand. He's been getting torched regularly when pitching at home, but Floyd has been decent on the road this year. It will help a little that Floyd will pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Week 19, as the Orioles' park is slightly less homer-friendly than U.S. Cellular Field. When Floyd returns home for his second start, he will oppose the Royals, who have not been hitting for much power (.134 Isolated Power) over the last 30 days. There's still risk involved with starting Floyd, but he's a reasonable option if some of the more reliable two-start waiver options have already been claimed.
Rich Harden, Oakland: Harden has rightfully earned the reputation for being wild on the mound, but he has been exhibiting the best control we've seen from him in years. It's been homers that have killed Harden, and that's been the case even when pitching in Oakland. That's a bad sign, to say the least. With Week 19 starts against the powerful Rangers and Blue Jays, things could go from bad to worse for Harden in a hurry.
Matt Harrison, Texas: Harrison is not even an average pitcher in the strikeout category, so he needs sharp control to succeed. Walks have been an issue in the past, but since May 22, Harrison has issued only 19 free passes in 85 innings. That has helped to keep his ERA over that span at 2.44. Harrison's opponents next week, the Mariners and A's, don't hit very well and they are not especially proficient at drawing walks either. It's a very good week to keep Harrison active in most formats.
Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay: The Rays have been trying to cut back on Hellickson's innings, giving him extra days off between starts, so owners can't count on getting many two-start weeks from him. However, with sixth starter Alex Cobb (hand) going on the DL on Sunday, manager Joe Maddon has fewer opportunities to give Hellickson extra rest now. A by-product of Maddon's reduced flexibility is that he will be penciling Hellickson in for two starts this coming week. Though the rookie hasn't been striking many batters out lately, he has still been effective -- certainly enough to be trusted as a two-start pitcher.
Luke Hochevar, Kansas City: Don't look now, but the perennially disappointing Hochevar is on a roll. Over his last four starts, he has shaved more than half a run off his ERA, while allowing eight earned runs over 26 2/3 innings. During this recent stretch, Hochevar has been missing more bats and slowed down the pace of homers hit against him. Given the small sample size, there is good reason to be skeptical, especially since his ground ball rate has actually shrunk over these starts. Before jumping on the Hochevar bandwagon in mixed leagues, let's first see how he handles the Rays and White Sox this coming week.
Philip Humber, Chicago White Sox: Entering Thursday night's start against the Yankees, Humber's results hadn't been as good in his three previous starts as they had been earlier in the year. He still managed to do the things that had enabled him to have a surprising degree of success: minimize walks, induce grounders and avoid home runs. That bodes well for a rebound, so standard mixed league owners can trust a two-start Humber despite his recent downturn. It also helps that the Orioles and Royals provide him with his most favorable matchups in awhile.
Edwin Jackson, St. Louis: Jackson's two-game history with the Cardinals is a microcosm of his season. First we saw the Good Edwin, who limited the Cubs to a run in seven innings, and then Bad Edwin emerged to allow the Brewers 10 runs (eight earned). Fewer than half of Jackson's starts have been quality starts, and five times he has registered a game score under 40 (which indicates a poor start). Then again, he's had seven outings with game scores of 60 or higher, showing that there is still some upside. While owners could see that upside when Jackson faces the Rockies in St. Louis, the Cards' recent acquisition has been an equal opportunity hit dispenser, making lesser opponents like the A's and Cubs look fearsome at times. Two starts for Jackson just might mean double the damage, so leave him alone outside of deeper formats.
Derek Lowe, Atlanta: Lowe is averaging just over eight Fantasy points per start. That's not very good, and in some weeks, it's not even enough to make a pitcher viable in standard mixed leagues with two starts. With 38 two-start pitchers this week, there is not likely to be a huge wealth of two-start options available on waivers. Lowe is far from the best choice to fill out your rotation, but a two-start Lowe is likely better than most or all of the one-start free agent options in standard mixed leagues.
Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh: Morton continues to be a liability against left-handed batters, as they are scorching him for a .383 batting average so far this season. Righty-heavy lineups are Morton's best friend, as he is holding right-handed hitters to a .208 average. While the Brewers have one of the NL's more fearsome offenses, Prince Fielder is their only big lefty bat. The Giants (29th in the majors in runs scored) may not pose much of a challenge to Morton either, so this looks to be a good two-start week for the sinkerballer.
Mike Pelfrey, N.Y. Mets: Like Lowe, Pelfrey produces just enough per start that he is a potential two-start option in weeks where there is not a bevy of high-octane alternatives. However, Pelfrey could be easily outdueled when he opposes Tim Stauffer and Daniel Hudson next week. At best, Pelfrey is a desperation pick for owners in standard mixed leagues.
Wandy Rodriguez, Houston: Even though he has been more inconsistent this year and unusually homer-prone, Rodriguez is still worth using with two starts in any given week. The biggest risk with the Astros' ace this week is his stiff neck. Not only may it prevent him from being all that effective against the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, but there is still a slight chance that his first start could be pushed back from Monday, potentially robbing him of a second start. He intends on taking the mound on Monday, but it's a good idea to check on his status before the lineup deadline this week.
James Shields, Tampa Bay: Shields is not really a "borderline" two-start option, but depending on where Rays manager Joe Maddon slots Jeremy Hellickson into next week's rotation, Shields may not get a second start. Even with one start, Shields should be active in the vast majority of leagues, but in very shallow formats, the uncertainty of his second start could be a difference-maker.
Other Add/Activate Targets
R.A. Dickey, N.Y. Mets: In mid-July, Dickey hit a minor snag in what has otherwise been an impressive stretch of starts. In facing the Cardinals and Phillies, the NL's two highest-scoring offenses over the last 30 days, Dickey allowed four runs to each opponent, though he did manage to go more than six innings in both contests. Aside from that pair of appearances, Dickey has missed posting a quality start only twice over 11 other starts since May 31. While he has only one start next week, it comes against the Padres, who rank 14th in the NL in runs scored. That's enough to edge Dickey into this week's top 70.
Mike Leake, Cincinnati: Leake's production has been inconsistent from week to week, mostly because he has been saddled with losses in many of his good starts. With improved command, Leake has done his part to ensure victories. This coming week, he will face the Rockies away from Coors, so he stands a good chance of adding to his win total.
Cory Luebke, San Diego: After looking nearly invincible in his first four starts, Luebke was more vulnerable his next three times out, compiling a 5.40 ERA against the Phillies, Diamondbacks and Dodgers. There are several good signs for the converted reliever, though, including low walk and line drive rates and an ability to go six innings or longer. That's not enough to make him a sure-fire candidate for your active roster, but in standard mixed leagues, he should be among the potential waiver and reserve slot options to consider for activation.
Brandon Morrow, Toronto: In past planners, I've been pretty sour on Morrow, as his astronomical line drive rate has left his ERA and WHIP at levels that aren't doing Fantasy owners much good. Still, he's always there to help with strikeouts, and despite occasional blowups, he's been good in most of his recent starts (eight quality starts, 3.58 ERA over ten starts since June 18). Morrow is still too volatile to trust every week, but he's safe enough in certain situations. A Week 19 start against a tepid Oakland lineup offers enough potential to make Morrow a viable start.
Anibal Sanchez, Florida: With an activation rate of 55 percent, Sanchez is one of the most underrated starters in Fantasy. He strikes out more than a batter per inning and has steadily improved his control over the last couple of seasons. There's really nothing in Sanchez's profile that sets off an alarm, but because he has given up a high proportion of hits on balls in play (.327 BABIP), he has an ERA (3.73) and WHIP (1.26) that scares some owners off. He is better than his Fantasy stats this year have made him out to be and he should be starting in a much higher percentage of leagues.
Jonathan Sanchez, San Francisco: Much was made of Sanchez's increasing wildness, which led to copious walks and a soaring WHIP over his last five starts prior to going on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Now that he is back in the Giants' rotation, it's important to remember that Sanchez was very effective in his first 11 starts this year, not to mention over the bulk of the previous year and a half. Most standard mixed league owners should probably let Sanchez take a breather in Week 19 to make sure he has shaken off the rust, but he could turn out to be just fine in his start against the Pirates.
Josh Tomlin, Cleveland: Tomlin continues to be a boon to Fantasy owners in the WHIP category, as he ranks among the top 10 in the majors. Homers have been a problem, though, and he has allowed multiple long drives in seven of his starts this year, going into Sunday night's tilt with the Rangers. The bulk of the damage has been done away from Progressive Field, as he has allowed a relatively modest eight homers in 72 innings in Cleveland, while amassing a 3.25 home ERA. A start against the Twins on the shores of Lake Erie makes Tomlin a reasonably safe start next week.
Vance Worley, Philadelphia: As a flyball-neutral pitcher, Worley is probably fortunate to have allowed only five home runs in 84 1/3 innings. While his four percent home run to flyball ratio likely has a limited shelf life, he shouldn't have problems with the long ball against the power-deprived Dodgers. At least for this next week, he is still safe to start in standard mixed leagues.
Other Drop/Stash Targets
Erik Bedard, Boston: In a short 70-pitch start on Thursday against the Indians, Bedard got off to a rocky beginning, but he finished strong. He could eventually pay dividends, both for the Red Sox and for Fantasy owners, but manager Terry Francona has said that he will increase Bedard's pitch counts only gradually. Keep Bedard stashed in standard mixed leagues while his knee continues to heal.
Jeff Karstens, Pittsburgh: Back on April 17, Karstens made his first start of 2011, giving up five earned runs in just 4 1/3 innings at Cincinnati. Three and a half months and 18 starts later, Karstens had not given up more than three runs in any start up until Friday's nine-run implosion against the Padres. At some point there's a temptation to give in to the notion that a streak this long must be built on something real. Then again, it's hard to ignore that Karstens is very much the same pitcher he was before this year, aside from a slightly improved ground ball rate. Even with a good matchup at San Francisco, Karstens is still a risky start in standard mixed leagues. His results this season may be dramatically better, but without an improved skill set to back them up, it's probably not a good idea to bank on his continued success.
Ted Lilly, L.A. Dodgers: Lilly appears to have been a tad bit unlucky on balls in play this season (.294 BABIP, 13 percent popup rate), but that matters less when he faces a lineup chock full of power threats. As one of baseball's most extreme flyball pitchers, home runs follow Lilly almost everywhere he goes, and next week, he'll serve up his mid-80s fastballs to the power-hungry Phillies. After a slow start, a revved-up lineup featuring a healthy Chase Utley, a surging Ryan Howard and a newly-acquired Hunter Pence is climbing the home run rankings. Even though he's facing the Phils at Dodger Stadium, this is still a good week to sit Lilly.
James McDonald, Pittsburgh: McDonald has generally performed well when in pitcher's parks this season, and AT&T Park -- where McDonald will start in Week 19 -- fits that bill. However, Thursday night's start against the Cubs was the first time all season that McDonald had made it seven full innings. Especially in Head-to-Head leagues where innings are rewarded, you are likely to find more productive options than McDonald.
Guillermo Moscoso, Oakland: Moscoso induces a lot of popups and has a favorable home venue in Oakland, so he has some appeal for owners in AL-only leagues. However, going back to 2008, no current starter has a higher flyball rate than Moscoso. While he may be fine to start in deeper leagues when he's at home, using him when he is facing the Blue Jays in Toronto is just asking for trouble. Moscoso needs to sit every format in Week 19.
Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox: Peavy's 3.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio doesn't jive with his 4.63 ERA, but can he improve enough to be trusted as a one-start pitcher? Over Peavy's four most recent starts prior to Sunday, more than one out of every four hit balls had been a line drive, which suggests that his ultra-low 59 percent strand rate wasn't all just bad luck. There are enough good options to ponder that you don't need to take a risk on the ex-Padre in the coming week.
Michael Pineda, Seattle: Pineda has been even better than expected in his rookie season, but he hasn't handled some of the tougher lineups all that well. Case in point: he has allowed seven earned runs over 13 innings in two starts against the Rangers. He makes start number three against Texas in Week 19, so the safe route is to look for other alternatives.
Might Not Start in Week 19
Henderson Alvarez, Toronto: With Carlos Villanueva (forearm) placed on the disabled list on Thursday, the Blue Jays will need to find another starter by Saturday. Alvarez has been named by manager John Farrell as a candidate, though Jesse Litsch could potentially come out of the bullpen to make the start as well.
Phil Hughes, N.Y. Yankees: With Phil Hughes pitching in relief against Boston on Sunday night, he will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday versus the Angels. Ivan Nova will likely make that start in Hughes' place, with Hughes possibly getting inserted back into the rotation later in the week. However, because the Yankees have been using six starters, they could afford to skip Hughes completely this coming scoring period.
Andrew Miller, Boston: Miller is not completely out of the Red Sox rotation, as he is expected to start during the team's series with the Rays in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 15-21). However, Miller is not scheduled to start during Week 19, and he will pitch out of the bullpen during this scoring period.
Aneury Rodriguez, Houston: The Astros optioned J.A. Happ to Triple-A on Friday and have yet to name his replacement in the rotation. Rule 5 pick Rodriguez, who made eight starts for Houston earlier this year, is the leading candidate, though minor leaguer Lucas Harrell is also a possibility.
Zach Stewart, Chicago White Sox: Stewart is expected to make his second start for the White Sox next weekend, but manager Ozzie Guillen has yet to set the team's new six-man rotation. He could use the team's more established starters on regular rest, skipping Stewart for a few days. If this happens, Stewart could miss Week 19 altogether.
|1.||Doug Fister, SP, Tigers||23|
|2.||Ivan Nova, SP, Yankees||17|
|3.||Luke Hochevar, SP, Royals||17|
|4.||Stephen Strasburg, SP, Nationals||14|
|5.||Brett Cecil, SP, Blue Jays||14|
|6.||Jeff Niemann, SP, Rays||12|
|7.||Homer Bailey, SP, Reds||11|
|8.||Brandon McCarthy, SP, Athletics||9|
|9.||Rick Porcello, SP, Tigers||8|
|10.||Dontrelle Willis, SP, Reds||8|
Jo-Jo Reyes, Baltimore: The Orioles claimed Reyes off waivers from the Blue Jays earlier this week, and it is likely that he will eventually join the rotation. With Jake Arrieta likely out for the year, Reyes could settle into his former rotation spot, but Chris Tillman and Brad Bergesen are candidates as well.
Hisanori Takahashi, L.A. Angels: Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced on Thursday that Joel Pineiro was moving from the rotation to the bullpen. Takahashi could make the reverse commute, switching from relieving to starting. Both he and Double-A starter Garrett Richards are being considered as replacements.
Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta: Jurrjens was placed on the DL with a strained right knee on Saturday, and he was replaced in the rotation by Mike Minor. The Braves expect that Jurrjens will spend the minimum time on the disabled list, missing just two starts. He is tentatively scheduled to return on Aug. 18 against San Francisco.
Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay: Cobb went on the disabled list with a hand injury on Sunday. The Rays have no plans to replace him in the rotation, as they will revert from a six-man to a five-man scheme. Cobb could be back in time to start again during Fantasy Week 21 (Aug. 22-28).
Juan Nicasio, Colorado: Nicasio sustained a fractured C-1 vertebrae when hit in the head by a comebacker off the bat of Ian Desmond during Friday's game against the Nationals. He had surgery on Saturday and is currently in intensive care. Nicasio is out for the season and his career could be in jeopardy as a result of the injury.
Zach Britton, Baltimore: Britton was put on the disabled list on Saturday with a left shoulder strain. He could spend the minimum 15 days on the DL and return to pitch in Week 20.
Carlos Villanueva, Toronto: Villanueva was placed on the disabled list on Thursday with a strained right forearm. It is not yet known how long he will be out.
Stephen Strasburg, Washington: Strasburg made his first rehab start for Class A Hagerstown on Sunday. He could conceivably rejoin the Nationals' rotation in early September.
Jake Arrieta, Baltimore: Arrieta has a fibrous mass near his right elbow, which may require surgery. He could be done for the season and, as expected, he was placed on the disabled list on Saturday.
Jake Arrieta, Baltimore: Arrieta has a fibrous mass near his right elbow, which will likely require surgery. He is probably done for the season and is expected to be placed on the disabled list on Friday.
Dustin Moseley, San Diego: The Padres placed Moseley on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a strained left (non-throwing) shoulder, and he had arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday. He will not pitch again this season.
Stay in touch with the most passionate Fantasy staff in the business by following us via Twitter @CBSFantasyBB . You can also follow Al on Twitter ( @almelcbs ) and can e-mail us your questions to DMFantasyBaseball@cbs.com . Be sure to put Pitching Planner in the subject field. Please include your full name, hometown and state.