May 12

Fantasy Baseball: Week 7 Two Start Pitchers

Week 7 Two Start Pitchers



Adam Wainwright tops the list of Week 7 Two Start Pitchers for Fantasy Baseball (Irinnicos in Sports)


Week 7 Two Start Pitchers: No doubt about it

Adam Wainwright – St. Louis Cardinals (6-2, 2.02 ERA) vs CHC (Jake Arrieta) & vs ATL (Aaron Harang)

Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners (3-1, 2.73 ERA) vs TB (Cesar Ramos) & @ MIN (Ricky Nolasco)

Cliff Lee – Philadelphia Phillies (3-3, 3.64 ERA) vs LAA (Matt Shoemaker) & vs CIN (Mike Leake)

David Price – Tampa Bay Rays (3-3, 4.53 ERA) @ SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma) & @ LAA (Matt Shoemaker)

James Shields – Kansas City Royals (4-3, 2.70 ERA) vs COL (Jorge De la Rosa) & vs BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez)

Jordan Zimmermann – Washington Nationals (2-1, 2.92 ERA) @ ARI (Josh Collmenter) & vs NYM (Zack Wheeler)


Week 7 Two Start Pitchers: Potential is there:

C.J. Wilson – Los Angeles Angels (4-2, 3.21 ERA) @ TOR (Mark Buehrle) & vs TB (Cesar Ramos)

Gerrit Cole – Pittsburgh Pirates (3-2, 3.64 ERA) @ MIL (Marco Estrada) & @ NYY (Vidal Nuno)

Marco Estrada – Milwaukee Brewers (2-1, 3.53 ERA) vs PIT (Gerrit Cole) & @ CHC (Jake Arrieta)

Mark Buehrle – Toronto Blue Jays (6-1, 1.91 ERA) vs LAA (C.J. Wilson) & @ TEX (Robbie Ross)

Apart from his start against the Red Sox where Buehrle surrendered six runs on 12 hits, the lefty has been lights out. But who has he played? The Rays, Astros, Phillies and Royals all have had their issues scoring runs at times and it’s not like Buehrle is striking out a ton of guys since his 11 K season debut in Tampa. I think we will see a bit of regression with Buehrle, of course he can’t maintain this red hot start, but you may see the tumble soon with the high powered Angels and Rangers coming his way in Week 7.

Andrew Cashner – San Diego Padres (2-5, 2.86 ERA) @ CIN (Mike Leake) & @ COL (Juan Nicasio)

Jesse Chavez – Oakland Athletics (2-1, 2.47 ERA) vs CWS (John Danks) & @ CLE (Danny Salazar)

Dan Haren – Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1, 2.68 ERA) vs MIA (Tom Koehler) & @ ARI (Bronson Arroyo)

Now might be the time to sell on Haren. He admitted that he pitched through a sore back in his last start against the Nationals. His last five games go like this, seven hits allowed against the Nationals, six against the Twins, seven against the Phillies, seven against the D-Backs and 10 against the D-backs again. Haren is winning those ball games because he plays for the Dodgers and yes his ERA is still solid at 2.68, but Haren continues to be bothered by injuries over the past couple years. Sell now because sooner or later those hits will turn into runs and likely a DL spot.

R.A. Dickey – Toronto Blue Jays (3-3, 4.72 ERA) vs CLE (Justin Masterson) & @ TEX (Colby Lewis)

Hiroki Kuroda – New York Yankees (2-3, 4.42 ERA) vs NYM (Bartolo Colon) & vs PIT (Charlie Morton)



Week 7 Two Start Pitchers: Hope for the best:

Tim Lincecum – San Francisco Giants (2-2, 5.55 ERA) vs ATL (Gavin Floyd) & vs MIA (Tom Koehler)

Mike Leake – Cincinnati Reds (2-3, 3.40 ERA) vs SD (Andrew Cashner) & @ PHI (Cliff Lee)

Travis Wood – Chicago Cubs (2-4, 4.75 ERA) @ STL (Tyler Lyons) & vs MIL (Matt Garza)

Colby Lewis – Texas Rangers (2-2, 6.12 ERA) @ HOU (Brett Oberholtzer) & vs Tor (R.A. Dickey)

Ubaldo Jimenez – Baltimore Orioles (2-4, 4.73 ERA) vs DET (Drew Smyly) & @ KC (James Shields)

Cesar Ramos – Tampa Bay Rays (1-1, 2.96 ERA) @ SEA (Felix Hernandez) & @ LAA (C.J. Wilson)

Ryan Vogelsong – San Francisco Giants (1-1, 3.93 ERA) vs ATL (Mike Minor) & vs MIA (Jacob Turner)

I like Vogelsong a lot, and trust me it was hard to type that. He has been pretty much awful since being lights out when the Giants won the World Series. Vogelsong also started 2014 slow, but as of late he’s allowed only two runs over his last three starts, 20.1 innings while striking out 14. He picked up his first week earlier in the month against the Braves who he’ll get again. I’m not saying go all in with him, but he is a nice play this week and worth keeping an eye on. Vogelsong allowed one run on five hits in his last outing against the high powered Dodgers, that’s at least something. Atlanta batters have struck out 317 times this season, Miami’s: 344, so, he could rack up a few Ks this week.

Vidal Nuno – New York Yankees (1-0, 5.47 ERA) vs NYM (Zack Wheeler) & vs PIT (Gerrit Cole)

Felix Doubront – Boston Red Sox (1-3, 5.09 ERA) @ MIN (Ricky Nolasco) & vs DET (Rick Porcello)

Zack Wheeler – New York Mets (1-3, 4.35 ERA) @ NYY (Vidal Nuno) & @ WSH (Jordan Zimmermann)

Rick Porcello – Detroit Tigers (5-1, 3.49 ERA) @ BAL (Bud Norris) & @ BOS (Felix Doubront)

Four straight wins for Porcello. I know, we don’t care about wins all that much in Fantasy Baseball, especially when they come against the Astros and Twins but Porcello has allowed two runs or less in four of his six starts. He held the Angels and Orioles to a run each. Porcello’s K/9 is slightly down from 7.22 last season to a current mark of 6.28, but he is still a great source for strikeouts. His walks per nine is down to 1.40 which is a career mark for the Tigers Pitcher. He seems to be feeling it at the moment, let’s see if he can carry that out against the American League East this week. Then we decide if we buy in. For what it’s worth, I bought in awhile ago. Porcello is only 54 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues.

Jake Arrieta – Chicago Cubs (0-0, 2.89 ERA) @ STL (Adam Wainwright) & vs MIL (Marco Estrada)

Tom Koehler – Miami Marlins (3-2, 1.99 ERA) @ LAD (Dan Haren) & @ SF (Tim Lincecum)

Bud Norris – Baltimore Orioles (2-2, 3.82 ERA) vs DET (Rick Porcello) & @ KC (Jeremy Guthrie)


Week 7 Two Start Pitchers: Risky business:

Bronson Arroyo – Arizona Diamondbacks (3-2, 4.89 ERA) vs WSH (Stephen Strasburg) & vs LAD (Dan Haren)

John Danks – Chicago White Sox (3-2, 4.93 ERA) @ OAK (Jesse Chavez) & @ HOU (Brett Oberholtzer)

Josh Collmenter – Arizona Diamondbacks  (1-2, 3.44 ERA) vs WSH (Jordan Zimmermann) & vs LAD (Clayton Kershaw)

Matt Shoemaker – Los Angeles Angels (0-1, 4.05 ERA) @ PHI (Cliff Lee) & vs TB (David Price)

Hector Sanitago was moved to the bullpen which means Shoemaker gets a chance to show what he can do. That doesn’t mean you should plug him into your Fantasy Baseball team. He has made three appearances this season and has allowed six hits and three runs in 6.2 innings.

Tyler Lyons – St. Louis Cardinals (0-2, 3.43 ERA) vs CHC (Travis Wood) & vs ATL (Aaron Harang)

Bartolo Colon – New York Mets (2-5, 4.43 ERA) @ NYY (Hiroki Kuroda) & @ WSH (Gio Gonzalez)

Brad Peacock – Houston Astros (0-3, 5.01 ERA) vs TEX (Colby Lewis) & vs CWS (John Danks)

Jacob Turner – Miami Marlins (0-0, 6.75 ERA) @ LAD (Josh Beckett) & @ SF (Ryan Vogelsong)


2 pings

  1. Forrest

    Fyi: Salazar is not a two start pitcher this week. He is scheduled to pitch thursday.

    1. Chris Meaney

      You are right Forrest, thanks. He was scheduled on Tuesday according to ESPN, but Justin Masterson will get the start! Thanks for stopping by.

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