First full week after the All Star break, and it is time to figure out who to start in the second half of the baseball season. We have a handful of must starts this week, another handful to avoid and a boatload to consider depending on your circumstances.
This week there are fewer two start pitching options than we've seen over the past several scoring periods. Where this hurts is in the middle tier, since we still have a bushelful of top tier guys to roster, including a couple of new comers to the rarefied air in Tier One.
Middle of June, and another Flag Day past. Loads of two start options this upcoming week, so let's just get to the analysis.
Bit of a shake up in the top two tiers this week. I base this on recent performances, looking for tendencies in production, as well as match ups and where the game is being played.
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.
An early word of caution: I am on vacation, hitting 5 stadiums from Pittsburgh (last night) to Baltimore in 10 days. Thus, my usual Insightful (?) commentary will be limited at this point, until I reach a point on the trek with better wifi and the time to write.
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.
Back at ya again with next week's two start options in the world of fantasy baseball. Week 7 rolls out a healthy number of choices to help your team succeed, and move up in the standings.
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.