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Roto Riteup: May 15th, 2012

I’m happy with today’s Roto Riteup, but what matters is whether you are or not.

Just kidding. It’s all about me.

• With early rounds of interleague play starting soon, certainly DHs are going to be put in awkward positions, and Adam Dunn is one of them. The White Sox have said that Dunn will be playing in left field during interleague games in NL parks, adding an awesome wrinkle to his fantasy value. Dunn’s power resurgence while only maintaining eligibility at first base has been nice, but not nearly as nice as if you could also stick him in the outfield. Dunn will need five starts to become eligible in Yahoo! leagues, and those starts could have huge implications for 2013.

• Brandon McCarthy may have had to miss a start, but he came back with avengence and proved he could dominate a powerful Tigers lineup. McCarthy’s previous results left something to be desired, but the right-hander’s intelligence and sense of humor make him very fun to own through both bad times and good. If you dropped McCarthy for one reason or another, you shouldn’t have done that. If he’s available in anything deeper than a 12-team mixed league, he should certainly be owned.

• James McDonald may have started the season off slowly, but he’s really kicked things into gear lately. He struck out a combined six batters in his first three starts, but in his four starts since, he’s never struck out less than seven hitters. McDonald is still available in 75% of Yahoo! leagues, so go out and get him while you can.

For those of you who play daily fantasy games like FanGraphs: The Game, or just like to stream players, here are a couple matchups you may be able to exploit.

A Pitcher for Today: Paul Maholm at STL
Maholm has won four straight, and while that doesn’t really mean anything, it’s a fun fact to put here. He’s also not a terrible pitcher.

A Pitcher for Tomorrow: Rick Porcello vs MIN
Porcello’s had some rough outings, and he’s also had some good ones. There aren’t many freely available options today, so take what you can get.

A Hitter for Today: Shelley Duncan at MIN (Jason Marquis)
Marquis has been getting smashed, and Duncan can easily take him yard if he makes one mistake.