Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes: April 10

Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes for April 10

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Here are the daily notes for Apr. 10. Included are starting pitchers I like as streamers for Apr. 11, important fantasy baseball notes from games played on Apr. 9, and what's going on with some shaky closer situations.

Streamers for April 11

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Streamers for April 11

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Rick Porcello @ SD (55% Yahoo!, 16% ESPN)
Tyler Skaggs vs. NYM (66% Yahoo!, 88% ESPN)
Joe Kelly vs. CHC (73% Yahoo!, 95% ESPN)
Tanner Roark @ ATL (76% Yahoo!, 99% ESPN)

Trending Up: Dee Gordon

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Trending Up: Dee Gordon

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As long as Gordon hits, he'll have a spot in the Dodgers' lineup, and as long as he's got a spot in the lineup, he should be an excellent source of stolen bases. Gordon is hitting .394 this season and has four steals to go along with it.

Trending Up: Melky Cabrera

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Trending Up: Melky Cabrera

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Cabrera saw his streak of consecutive games with a home run end yesterday at four, but he did manage to still go 2-for-5 with a run and a steal. Cabrera is now hitting .325 on the year with six runs, four home runs, five RBIs and a steal.

Trending Up: Emilio Bonifacio

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Trending Up: Emilio Bonifacio

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It's getting to the point where Emilio Bonifacio having a multi-hit game is as rare as the sun coming up. Bonifacio was at it again yesterday, going 2-for-5, which actually lowered his batting average to .500.

Trending Up: Masahiro Tanaka

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Trending Up: Masahiro Tanaka

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Tanaka has been as good as advertised through two starts. Tanaka was sharp in his Yankee Stadium debut, scattering seven hits across seven innings to go with three runs, one walk and 10 strikeouts. Tanaka now has 18 strikeouts in 14 innings to go with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.

Trending Down: Tim Lincecum

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Trending Down: Tim Lincecum

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I was able to catch most of this start yesterday, and Lincecum just looked awful. In the first and third innings, he found himself in the exact same spot, runners on first and third with no outs and Paul Goldschmidt at the plate. In the first, Goldschmidt hit a bomb over the right field wall, and he almost did it again in the third, sending a sac fly to deep right field. Lincecum now has a 9.90 ERA to go with a 1.60 WHIP through two starts.

Closer Watch: Oakland Athletics

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Closer Watch: Oakland Athletics

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Jim Johnson was awful again on Wednesday, allowing two hits, two walks and two runs over just 0,1 innings. News out of Oakland is that Johnson has been removed as the A's closer for the time being and that the Athletics will move forward with a committee of Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Sean Doolittle.

Closer Watch: New York Yankees

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Closer Watch: New York Yankees

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Shawn Kelley blew a save opportunity yesterday against the Baltimore Orioles and threw 30 pitches in the process. Kelley is still the favorite to close out games for the Bronx Bombers until David Robertson returns from the DL but due to the high pitch count and him pitching in three of the last four games, Kelley is unlikely to make an appearance if a save situation presents itself tonight against Boston.

Closer Watch: Detroit Tigers

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Closer Watch: Detroit Tigers

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The leash is still very long for Joe Nathan, but he's looked awful so far this season. Nathan gave up three runs yesterday against the Dodgers en route to his second blown save in three opportunities. Nathan currently has a 12.27 ERA and a 2.73 WHIP.


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