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Fantasy Forecaster: May 30-June 5

A Matt Harvey vs. Chris Sale matchup highlights a busy Week 9 for fantasy baseball. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Fantasy Forecaster updated Sunday, May 29, 4:19 p.m. ET.

On tap: Week 9 begins with the conclusion of Memorial Day weekend. The holiday kicks off the week with a potential 11-hour, nonstop marathon of all-day baseball, beginning with the Chicago White Sox at New York Mets interleague game on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET Monday and concluding (presuming earlier games don't run longer) with the Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels at 9:05 p.m. ET. Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics at 4 p.m. ET is also on ESPN.

In that first game, we'll get a pitching matchup of Jose Quintana, one of the American League's most effective pitchers this season, versus the struggling Matt Harvey.

The holiday is part of a packed schedule, as 22 of the 30 teams play a full seven-game slate and no team plays fewer than six, giving us a grand total of 101 scheduled contests and the busiest week we've seen this season.

Quintana-Harvey isn't the week's only head-to-head pitching matchup to watch. Gerrit Cole and Jose Fernandez battle at Miami's Marlins Park on Tuesday. Zack Greinke and Dallas Keuchel -- 2015 standouts who have disappointed thus far-- face off at Houston's Minute Maid Park on Thursday. Staff aces Marcus Stroman of Toronto and David Price of Boston, who were teammates last year, challenge one another at Fenway Park on Friday, June 3. and we'll get Harvey-Fernandez in Miami to conclude the week on Sunday, June 5.

The American League East's top two teams, the Boston Red Sox (first) and Baltimore Orioles (second, two games back), battle at Camden Yards for four games from May 30-June 2. Strangely, neither Price nor Chris Tillman -- the Orioles' best pitcher to date -- is scheduled to pitch in the series.

The AL Central-leading White Sox, slumping of late with 11 losses in their past 15 games, battle the surging Tigers, winners of eight of their past 10, at Detroit's Comerica Park for three games from June 3-5. And the AL West's top two teams, the Seattle Mariners (first) and Texas Rangers (second, 1½ games back), tangle at Texas' Globe Life Park for three games from June 3-5.

Among the week's schedule oddities: The New York Yankees and Tigers play a makeup game at Detroit's Comerica Park on Thursday, making up for their April 10 postponement. It also means that both teams join the 22 that play on all seven days. Also, 12 of the 15 National League teams play a seven-game weekly slate.

The week might also have an especially late conclusion, as in addition to the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game (San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET), the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres battle at Petco Park at 9:10 p.m. ET to avoid conflict with the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego earlier that day.

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ESPN leagues: Lineup deadlines

Week 9 has a daytime start due to the Memorial Day holiday; the first game on Monday begins at 1 p.m. ET, and there are nine day games (or eight or 10 depending upon the time you define the day/night cutoff).

Make sure to set your lineups in weekly leagues -- daily as well, due to the volume of daytime baseball -- in time.

Remember that game times have tremendous influence upon daily planning, so be aware of every day's first scheduled pitch. This week, they are:

  • Monday, May 30: 1 p.m. ET (White Sox at Mets, one of nine day games)

  • Tuesday, May 31: 3:40 p.m. ET (Padres at Mariners and Houston Astros at Arizona Diamondbacks, the only two day games)

  • Wednesday, June 1: 1:10 p.m. ET (White Sox at Mets, one of three day games)

  • Thursday, June 2: 12:10 p.m. ET (Giants at Atlanta Braves, one of three day games)

  • Friday, June 3: 2:20 p.m. ET (Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs, only day game)

  • Saturday, June 4: 2:20 p.m. ET (Diamondbacks at Cubs, one of nine day games)

  • Sunday, June 5: 1:10 p.m. ET (four of the 13 day games scheduled begin at this time)


Interleague impact

This week's interleague series:

  • Astros at Diamondbacks (two games, May 30-31)

  • Padres at Mariners (two games, May 30-31)

  • White Sox at Mets (three games, May 30-June 1)

  • Diamondbacks at Astros (two games, June 1-2)

  • Mariners at Padres (two games, June 1-2)

  • Angels at Pittsburgh Pirates (three games, June 3-5)

Astros' traditional DH: Evan Gattis, who has seven starts at DH and two at catcher since his activation from the DL on May 17. Tyler White served as the DH for Gattis' two games behind the plate. As Gattis and Jason Castro are the only two catchers on the active roster, the Astros might not want to risk using Gattis in a corner outfield spot, in which case he might make his third consecutive start catching Collin McHugh in the May 30 game, then be on the bench May 31. One lost game, however, won't put a significant dent in his weekly value.

Padres' probable DH(s): Matt Kemp makes sense because of his mediocre defense, but Brett Wallace is also a logical choice since the Mariners will start two right-handers during their series. Wallace and Travis Jankowski, both left-handed, will receive the biggest playing-time boost from the additional lineup spot.

White Sox's traditional DH: Avisail Garcia has only two starts in right field and is generally a defensive liability. It's possible he could start in place of Adam Eaton in the May 31 game against left-hander Steven Matz, but Garcia will be lucky to get as many as four starts during Week 9, so plan accordingly.

Diamondbacks' probable DH(s): Yasmany Tomas couldn't be a more obvious choice, though the team did give Paul Goldschmidt two starts at DH in 2015 and might again for one of the two games at Houston. It doesn't matter much which shifts to DH; the extra lineup spot means that Michael Bourn, Jake Lamb and Rickie Weeks all have a chance at 1-2 additional starts during Week 9. Bourn and Lamb benefit most from a week against six right-handed starters.

Mariners' traditional DH: Nelson Cruz played right field in all three games at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park from May 20-22, and is almost certain to do so again in San Diego. That'll force Norichika Aoki, Franklin Gutierrez and Seth Smith into a three-man time share in left field, and since the opposing Padres will start one lefty and one righty, Gutierrez will probably make one start and Smith the other. Cruz should be started with confidence; downgrade each of the other three slightly.

Angels' traditional DH: Albert Pujols has started all five Angels games in National League parks this season at first base ahead of C.J. Cron, and who is almost certain to also do so for all three games in Pittsburgh.


Projected starting pitchers

The chart below lists each of the 30 MLB teams' schedules and projected starting pitchers and provides a projected Bill James Game Score for each day's starter.

Projected starting pitchers, May 30-June 5

P: The starting pitcher's projected Bill James Game Score, accounting for history (three years' worth as well as past 21 days), opponent and ballpark. A 50 is typically deemed a "quality start" by this measure, while a 70 is considered a dominant start.


Pitching scuttlebutt


Tristan's Week 9 pitcher rankings


Hitting ratings

The chart below lists each of the 30 teams' total number of scheduled games, home games and games versus right- and left-handed pitchers and provides a matchup rating for the week's games in terms of overall offense, offense for left- and right-handed hitters and base stealing. Matchup ratings for each individual game are listed under the corresponding date.

Hitting matchup chart, May 30-June 5
H: Hitters' matchup rating, which accounts for the opposing starting pitcher's history (three years' worth as well as past 21 days) as well as ballpark factors.
L: Hitters' matchup rating accounting only for left-handed hitters.
R: Hitters' matchup rating accounting for only right-handed hitters.
S: Base stealing matchup rating, which accounts for the opponent's catchers' ability to gun down opposing base stealers.
Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst.


Hitting advantages

Here are this week's "volume plays," defined as the teams that play the most home games, or games against right- or left-handed starters:

Traditional fantasy baseball thinking would gauge the Rockies' seven-game week split between Colorado's Coors Field (4 games, May 30-June 2) and San Diego's Petco Park (3 games, June 3-5) as polar-extreme matchups that neutralize the value of one another, but in this case, the four games at Coors are so favorable for their hitters that they propel the team to the top of the hitting ratings scale. The four starters the Reds are scheduled to pitch have 158 games of big-league experience, and combined have a 4.50 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 6.77 strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio in their careers; the career numbers cited here because Alfredo Simon's (June 2 starter) 2016 stats are so poor they'd severely skew the sample.

Gerardo Parra should be in good shape for a rebound after a poor performance during the team's most recent nine-game road trip; he batted .400 (10-for-25) during the Rockies' previous six-game home stand May 9-15. Among possible pickups, Mark Reynolds has started 13 consecutive games at first base, nine of them against right-handers, and is a .333/.390/.500 hitter in 16 games at Coors in 2016.

The visiting Reds aren't in much worse shape on the hitting side, though a week with a greater number of opposing lefty starters -- they'll face one -- would've suited them better. After all, they've got a .309 team wOBA against lefties compared to only .285 against righties. Still, four games at Coors is a huge benefit for any hitter regardless of platoon splits, and during the three-game weekend series versus the Washington Nationals, the Reds will avoid facing Max Scherzer. Adam Duvall is criminally under-owned in ESPN leagues (13.8 percent ownership), and he's a .257 hitter with eight home runs and a .561 slugging percentage against right-handers this season with an extreme fly-ball leaning that should play brilliantly at Coors and Great American Ball Park.

As with the Reds, the Rays' matchups would be more attractive had they been scheduled to face a greater volume of left-handers -- they have the majors' widest wOBA split favoring hitting that side (.362, compared to .313 against right-handers) -- but don't sleep on what they've accomplished against either-handed pitchers in May. The Rays' team wOBA against righties in May is .331, 11th-best in the majors, and it's largely thanks to the significant rebounds by their slow-starting left-handed hitters, Brad Miller (.296/.387/.519 triple-slash rates in 62 plate appearances against righties in May) and Logan Morrison (.319/.448/.447). Both need to be in your lineups in a week facing six righty starters, and don't ignore the seasonal splits of leadoff man Brandon Guyer, traditionally thought of as a lefty killer but a .266/.351/.500 hitter against righties.

    • Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (DL; knee), who allowed one run in seven innings of his most rehabilitation start for Triple-A Pawtucket on May 24, will rejoin the Red Sox's rotation in place of Clay Buchholz beginning on May 31.

    • Cleveland Indians: Carlos Carrasco (DL; hamstring) made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Akron on May 28, and manager Terry Francona wouldn't say whether Carrasco would need another rehab start or rejoin the Indians during Week 9. It's possible Carrasco could take Mike Clevinger's spot on June 3.

    • Tigers: Jordan Zimmerman (groin) missed his scheduled May 28 start, with Matt Boyd filling in. Zimmermann isn't expected to miss more than one start, but if his injury is deemed more serious, Boyd would presumably also fill in the next time that turn in the rotation arrives, on June 2.

    • Athletics: Eric Surkamp will make a spot start for the Athletics on May 31, the next day they need a fifth starter.

    • Rangers: Derek Holland was pushed back to May 31 in order to give him additional rest; the team feels that he performs better with greater than the standard four days' rest.

    • Cincinnati Reds: Jon Moscot (DL; shoulder), who threw six shutout innings in his most recent rehabilitation start for Triple-A Louisville on May 26, will rejoin the Reds' rotation on May 30, replacing Daniel Wright.

    • Diamondbacks: With Shelby Miller (DL; finger) and Rubby De La Rosa (DL; elbow) sidelined, the Diamondbacks added Archie Bradley and Edwin Escobar to their rotation for May 29 and 30 starts. Though it is likely that Bradley will pitch again when his turn next arrives on June 3, it is unclear whether Escobar will get another start on June 4.

    • Los Angeles Dodgers: With Julio Urias back at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Mike Bolsinger will get the start the next time that spot in the rotation arrives on June 1. Alex Wood (triceps) was also pushed back to May 30.

    • Padres: Colin Rea will replace Cesar Vargas (DL; elbow) in the Padres' rotation beginning on June 2.

    • Giants: With Matt Cain (DL; hamstring) sidelined, Albert Suarez appears to be the favorite to fill in that rotation spot on June 1.

    • 1. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) -- Fri-ATL (Teheran)

    • 2. Jose Fernandez (MIA) -- Tue-PIT (Cole), Sun-NYM (Harvey)

    • 3. Jake Arrieta (CHC) -- Tue-LAD (Kazmir), Sun-ARI (Corbin)

    • 4. Noah Syndergaard (NYM) -- Fri-@MIA (Koehler)

    • 5. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) -- Sat-@CIN (Straily)

    • 6. Max Scherzer (WSH) -- Wed-@PHI (Morgan)

    • 7. Felix Hernandez (SEA) -- Wed-@SD (Friedrich)

    • 8. Chris Sale (CWS) -- Sat-@DET (Verlander)

    • 9. Jacob deGrom (NYM) -- Wed-CWS (Gonzalez)

    • 10. Corey Kluber (CLE) -- Tue-TEX (Holland), Sun-KC (Gee)

    • 11. Madison Bumgarner (SF) -- Thu-@ATL (Blair)

    • 12. Rich Hill (OAK) -- Sat-@HOU (McHugh): Strange as it may seem when you think about their righty-leaning roster construction, the Astros have been unbelievably cold against lefties in May, with the second-worst team wOBA (.256) and third-worst strikeout rate (28.9 percent).

    • 13. Aaron Nola (PHI) -- Tue-WSH (Ross), Sun-MIL (Peralta)

    • 14. Steven Matz (NYM) -- Tue-CWS (Latos)

    • 15. Zack Greinke (ARI) -- Thu-@HOU (Keuchel)

    • 16. Vince Velasquez (PHI) -- Fri-MIL (Nelson)

    • 17. Gerrit Cole (PIT) -- Tue-@MIA (Fernandez), Sun-LAA (Chacin)

    • 18. Drew Pomeranz (SD) -- Fri-COL (Rusin): Like the Astros, the Rockies have struggled considerably more against lefties (.265 wOBA, 27.4 K%) than righties (.324 wOBA, 17.9 K%) in May.

    • 19. David Price (BOS) -- Fri-TOR (Stroman)

    • 20. Jon Lester (CHC) -- Wed-LAD (Bolsinger)

    • 21. Drew Smyly (TB) -- Tue-@KC (Gee), Sun-@MIN (Duffey)

    • 22. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) -- Fri-@CIN (Finnegan)

    • 23. Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Mon-@NYM (Harvey), Sun-@DET (Sanchez)

    • 24. Francisco Liriano (PIT) -- Fri-LAA (Weaver)

    • 25. Justin Verlander (DET) -- Mon-@LAA (Chacin), Sat-CWS (Sale)

    • 26. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) -- Tue-SD (Shields), Sun-@TEX (Lewis)

    • 27. Danny Salazar (CLE) -- Thu-KC (Ventura)

    • 28. Chris Archer (TB) -- Wed-@KC (Duffy)

    • 29. Carlos Martinez (STL) -- Mon-@MIL (Guerra), Sun-SF (Peavy)

    • 30. Jaime Garcia (STL) -- Wed-@MIL (Davies)

    • 31. Jon Gray (COL) -- Tue-CIN (Moscot), Sun-@SD (Shields): Yes, that's a Coors start to begin Gray's week, but the Petco matchup drives. The opposing Padres rank last in baseball in team wOBA both in home games (.262) and against right-handers (.270).

    • 32. Cole Hamels (TEX) -- Wed-@CLE (Bauer)

    • 33. Johnny Cueto (SF) -- Fri-@STL (Wainwright)

    • 34. Jake Odorizzi (TB) -- Fri-@MIN (Nolasco)

    • 35. Alex Wood (LAD) -- Mon-@CHC (Hammel), Sat-ATL (Foltynewicz)

    • 36. Nathan Karns (SEA) -- Mon-SD (Cashner), Sat-@TEX (Perez)

    • 37. Jerad Eickhoff (PHI) -- Thu-MIL (Anderson)

    • 38. Yu Darvish (TEX) -- Fri-SEA (Walker)

    • 39. Scott Kazmir (LAD) -- Tue-@CHC (Arrieta), Sun-ATL (Wisler)

    • 40. Steven Wright (BOS) -- Mon-@BAL (Wilson), Sat-TOR (Dickey): Entering play on May 27, the Orioles had struck out 10 or more times in six of their past 10 games, their 28.2 percent rate nearly two percent more than any other American League team. You might not think of knuckleballers as strikeout sources, but Wright has a 22.0 percent rate this season.

    • 41. Lance McCullers (HOU) -- Tue-@ARI (Corbin), Sun-OAK (Graveman)

    • 42. Julio Teheran (ATL) -- Fri-@LAD (Kershaw): Here's a matchup of the Nos. 1 and 2 pitchers in terms of ERA in May; Kershaw leads with 0.64 and Teheran is second with 0.80 (five starts apiece).

    • 43. Jordan Zimmermann (DET) -- Thu-NYY (Pineda)

    • 44. Jeff Samardzija (SF) -- Mon-@ATL (Foltynewicz), Sat-@STL (Wacha)

    • 45. Kyle Hendricks (CHC) -- Thu-LAD (Maeda)

    • 46. James Shields (SD) -- Tue-@SEA (Iwakuma), Sun-COL (Gray)

    • 47. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Wed-@TOR (Sanchez)

    • 48. Joe Ross (WSH) -- Tue-@PHI (Nola)

    • 49. Wade Miley (SEA) -- Thu-@SD (Rea)

    • 50. Ian Kennedy (KC) -- Mon-TB (Andriese), Sat-@CLE (Tomlin)

    • 51. Junior Guerra (MIL) -- Mon-STL (Martinez), Sat-@PHI (Hellickson)

    • 52. Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Mon-@PHI (Hellickson), Sun-@CIN (Moscot)

    • 53. Jason Hammel (CHC) -- Mon-LAD (Wood), Sat-ARI (TBD)

    • 54. Michael Fulmer (DET) -- Wed-@LAA (Shoemaker)

    • 55. Mat Latos (CWS) -- Tue-@NYM (Matz)

    • 56. Robbie Ray (ARI) -- Wed-@HOU (Fiers)

    • 57. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) -- Thu-ARI (Greinke)

    • 58. Kenta Maeda (LAD) -- Thu-@CHC (Hendricks)

    • 59. Matt Harvey (NYM) -- Mon-CWS (Quintana), Sun-@MIA (Fernandez)

    • 60. Matt Andriese (TB) -- Mon-@KC (Kennedy), Sat-@MIN (Santana)

    • 61. Tyler Duffey (MIN) -- Tue-@OAK (Surkamp), Sun-TB (Smyly): Tread very, very carefully here. An O.co Coliseum game and one against the righty-leaning Rays makes Duffey look like a two-start standout, but in the past three weeks (May 6-26), the Athletics have a team wOBA (.308) only 12 points beneath the league average, while the Rays rank second in the majors in the category (.352).

    • 62. Danny Duffy (KC) -- Wed-TB (Archer)

    • 63. Nick Tropeano (LAA) -- Sat-@PIT (Locke)

    • 64. Jesse Hahn (OAK) -- Fri-@HOU (Fister)

    • 65. Taijuan Walker (SEA) -- Fri-@TEX (Darvish)

    • 66. John Lackey (CHC) -- Fri-ARI (Bradley)

    • 67. Nathan Eovaldi (NYY) -- Fri-@BAL (Tillman)

    • 68. Chris Tillman (BAL) -- Fri-NYY (Eovaldi)

    • 69. Miguel Gonzalez (CWS) -- Wed-@NYM (deGrom)

    • 70. Mike Fiers (HOU) -- Wed-ARI (Ray)

    • 71. Jimmy Nelson (MIL) -- Fri-@PHI (Velasquez)

    • 72. Aaron Sanchez (TOR) -- Wed-NYY (Tanaka)

    • 73. Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Mon-@ARI (Escobar), Sat-OAK (Hill)

    • 74. Carlos Rodon (CWS) -- Fri-@DET (Pelfrey)

    • 75. Matt Wisler (ATL) -- Tue-SF (Peavy), Sun-@LAD (Kazmir)

    • 76. Ervin Santana (MIN) -- Mon-@OAK (Graveman), Sat-TB (Andriese)

    • 77. Patrick Corbin (ARI) -- Tue-HOU (McCullers), Sun-@CHC (Arrieta)

    • 78. Trevor Bauer (CLE) -- Wed-TEX (Hamels)

    • 79. Josh Tomlin (CLE) -- Mon-TEX (Lewis), Sat-KC (Kennedy)

    • 80. Hector Santiago (LAA) -- Tue-DET (Sanchez)

    • 81. Wei-Yin Chen (MIA) -- Thu-PIT (Nicasio): He doesn't grade well because he's not a big strikeout guy, but the Pirates have cooled against lefties in May, with a team wOBA only nine points better than the league's average and the fourth-highest strikeout rate (28.2 percent).

    • 82. Matt Moore (TB) -- Thu-@MIN (Hughes)

    • 83. Anibal Sanchez (DET) -- Tue-@LAA (Santiago), Sun-CWS (Quintana)

    • 84. Tyler Chatwood (COL) -- Wed-CIN (Lamb)

    • 85. Juan Nicasio (PIT) -- Thu-@MIA (Chen)

    • 86. Marcus Stroman (TOR) -- Fri-@BOS (Price): He's an effective coin flip in mixed leagues in Week 9. I trust the skills, can't stand the matchup; only a Coors matchup would grade worse of any of the 60 possible combinations.

    • 87. Albert Suarez (SF) -- Wed-@ATL (Perez)

    • 88. Bartolo Colon (NYM) -- Sat-@MIA (Nicolino)

    • 89. CC Sabathia (NYY) -- Tue-@TOR (Happ), Sun-@BAL (Gausman)

    • 90. Mike Bolsinger (LAD) -- Wed-@CHC (Lester)

    • 91. Jeremy Hellickson (PHI) -- Mon-WSH (Roark), Sat-MIL (Guerra)

    • 92. Chase Anderson (MIL) -- Thu-@PHI (Eickhoff)

    • 93. Mike Leake (STL) -- Tue-@MIL (Peralta)

    • 94. Chad Bettis (COL) -- Mon-CIN (Straily), Sat-@SD (Cashner)

    • 95. Rick Porcello (BOS) -- Thu-@BAL (Jimenez)

    • 96. Michael Pineda (NYY) -- Thu-@DET (Zimmermann)

    • 97. Tom Koehler (MIA) -- Fri-NYM (Syndergaard)

    • 98. Jhoulys Chacin (LAA) -- Mon-DET (Verlander), Sun-@PIT (Cole)

    • 99. J.A. Happ (TOR) -- Tue-NYY (Sabathia)

    • 100. Mike Clevinger (CLE) -- Fri-KC (Volquez)

    • 101. Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) -- Tue-@BAL (Gausman), Sun-TOR (Estrada)

    • 102. Yordano Ventura (KC) -- Thu-@CLE (Salazar)

    • 103. Dan Straily (CIN) -- Mon-@COL (Bettis), Sat-WSH (Strasburg)

    • 104. Adam Conley (MIA) -- Wed-PIT (Niese)

    • 105. Michael Wacha (STL) -- Sat-SF (Samardzija)

    • 106. Edinson Volquez (KC) -- Fri-@CLE (Clevinger)

    • 107. Chris Rusin (COL) -- Fri-@SD (Pomeranz)

    • 108. Adam Wainwright (STL) -- Fri-SF (Cueto)

    • 109. Brandon Finnegan (CIN) -- Fri-WSH (Gonzalez)

    • 110. Phil Hughes (MIN) -- Thu-TB (Moore)

    • 111. Andrew Cashner (SD) -- Mon-@SEA (Karns), Sat-COL (Bettis)

    • 112. Kevin Gausman (BAL) -- Tue-BOS (Rodriguez), Sun-NYY (Sabathia): The Red Sox matchup simply ruins this two-start set. Only start the truly elite and/or trustworthy against them.

    • 113. Marco Estrada (TOR) -- Mon-NYY (Nova), Sun-@BOS (Rodriguez)

    • 114. Joe Kelly (BOS) -- Wed-@BAL (Wright)

    • 115. Eric Surkamp (OAK) -- Tue-MIN (Duffey)

    • 116. Jonathon Niese (PIT) -- Wed-@MIA (Conley)

    • 117. Sean Manaea (OAK) -- Wed-MIN (Dean)

    • 118. Matt Shoemaker (LAA) -- Wed-DET (Fulmer): I know, 12 K's in his May 21 start and the Tigers are rather right-handed. But they've also got the majors' third-best wOBA against right-handers in May and haven't been nearly as K-prone against righties as people think.

    • 119. Edwin Escobar (ARI) -- Mon-HOU (McHugh)

    • 120. Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) -- Mon-SF (Samardzija), Sat-@LAD (Wood)

    • 121. Ricky Nolasco (MIN) -- Fri-TB (Odorizzi)

    • 122. Jake Peavy (SF) -- Tue-@ATL (Wisler), Sun-@STL (Martinez)

    • 123. Archie Bradley (ARI) -- Fri-@CHC (Lackey)

    • 124. Colin Rea (SD) -- Thu-SEA (Miley)

    • 125. Jered Weaver (LAA) -- Fri-@PIT (Liriano)

    • 126. Dillon Gee (KC) -- Tue-TB (Smyly), Sun-@CLE (Kluber)

    • 127. Aaron Blair (ATL) -- Thu-SF (Bumgarner)

    • 128. Christian Friedrich (SD) -- Wed-SEA (Hernandez)

    • 129. Doug Fister (HOU) -- Fri-OAK (Hahn)

    • 130. Jeff Locke (PIT) -- Mon-@MIA (Nicolino), Sat-LAA (Tropeano)

    • 131. Zach Davies (MIL) -- Wed-STL (Garcia)

    • 132. Derek Holland (TEX) -- Tue-@CLE (Kluber)

    • 133. Kendall Graveman (OAK) -- Mon-MIN (Santana), Sun-@HOU (McCullers)

    • 134. Martin Perez (TEX) -- Sat-SEA (Karns)

    • 135. Pat Dean (MIN) -- Wed-@OAK (Manaea)

    • 136. John Lamb (CIN) -- Wed-@COL (Chatwood)

    • 137. Ubaldo Jimenez (BAL) -- Thu-BOS (Porcello)

    • 138. Williams Perez (ATL) -- Wed-SF (Suarez)

    • 139. Ivan Nova (NYY) -- Mon-@TOR (Estrada), Sat-@BAL (Wilson)

    • 140. Jon Moscot (CIN) -- Tue-@COL (Gray), Sun-WSH (Roark)

    • 141. Colby Lewis (TEX) -- Mon-@CLE (Tomlin), Sun-SEA (Iwakuma)

    • 142. Mike Pelfrey (DET) -- Fri-CWS (Rodon)

    • 143. R.A. Dickey (TOR) -- Sat-@BOS (Wright)

    • 144. Adam Morgan (PHI) -- Wed-WSH (Scherzer)

    • 145. Tyler Wilson (BAL) -- Mon-BOS (Wright), Sat-NYY (Nova)

    • 146. Eddie Butler (COL) -- Thu-CIN (Simon)

    • 147. Wily Peralta (MIL) -- Tue-STL (Leake), Sun-@PHI (Nola)

    • 148. Mike Wright (BAL) -- Wed-BOS (Kelly)

    • 149. Justin Nicolino (MIA) -- Mon-PIT (Locke), Sat-NYM (Colon)

    • 150. Alfredo Simon (CIN) -- Thu-@COL (Butler)

    • Versus LH: Tigers 4, Twins 4, Astros 4, Braves 4, Blue Jays 3, Cubs 3, Pirates 3.

    • Versus RH: Red Sox 7, Phillies 7, Giants 7, Yankees 6, Rays 6, Royals 6, Rangers 6, Reds 6, Brewers 6, Cardinals 6, Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 6.