Week 19 delivers a nice batch of two start pitchers, both in the top tier and the middle tier.
Middle of June, and another Flag Day past. Loads of two start options this upcoming week, so let's just get to the analysis.
Week 5 and rotations are sorted out. We now can start to make some real solid predictions about our two start options, with the weather hopefully settling down (no more snow postponements, I beg of you Mother Nature).
Here we are, in the final week of the fantasy baseball season, and this is my final 2 Start Pitcher article of the 2012 season. If you are in it to win it, then some of these middle tier guys may just help push you over the edge to fantasy victory. Avoid the guys in the final tier unless you are extremely desperate, and even then, I can't suggest you go there in good faith.
Before we get to the 2 Start Options for this upcoming scoring period, a moment of silence for my loss...of BFBC, TT edition. Should have known Colon's production was too good to be natural, but losing him for the rest of the season truly hurts. Been scrambling all week to find a suitable replacement, some of whom are in the second tier below. Anythehoo, let's get to it.
I am certainly not overwhelmed by the two start pitching options this week. As I was telling Jeff Mans, the choices are crappily mediocre for the most part, at least one you get past the first tier and a handful in the middle tier. Still, you have to field a team, so here's what I see for the scoring period ahead.
I was amazed at how many pitchers I would not want on my team this week. Bad recent outings, lack of consistency, low strike out rates...all reasons to avoid the final tier. Let's take a look at top two tiers, and dissect what there is to like and what you want to avoid.
Another week, another set of two start pitchers to choose from. Many fine options this week, and we're back to in-league as opposed to inter-league play. Don't know how you feel about that part of modern baseball, but you need to adapt, with the move of Houston to the AL next season. Besides, how will St. Louis fans have an opportunity to boo Pujols without inter-league play? Anyhoo, on to the pitching options for this upcoming week.
With the end of the first month of baseball getting set to wind up in the next few days, it is a good time to reevaluate our rosters, and as this blog is about starting pitching, I want to encourage you to cut the dead wood now. Those pitchers in the bottom chart are not worth a roster spot at this point in the season, and if you continue to start them, dire consequences will ensue. So long as your league allows it, I suggest the use of a disciplined cut and add philosophy. Now, with that in mind, who do I like this week? Read on, my droogies.
As we wind up the first month of the season, Things are starting to get a bit less muddied with regard to which Starting Pitchers you want to target week in, week out. Obviously we are not going to have all the best SPs on our rosters for two start purposes, but if you have one or two from the top chart, you should feel pretty darned good about your team's chances to succeed this week. It's the second tier that provides the best value, however, and I will spend the most time on those hurlers this installment. The final chart is not too large, but be very wary of starting any of those guys.