Week 6 already? How are all your teams doing? Need to pick it up in terms of starting pitching? You've come to the right place. Here are your weekly two start pitching options with my insightful commentary to guide your roster decisions. Remember, all 2 start opportunities are subject to weather, injury and screwy managerial decisions.
Some of my early favorites for this weekly post are moving over the 50% ownership margin, and thus, unless they have issues, will no longer grace the mid-seek Starting Pitching posts. Fare thee well, my friends. Anyhoo, let's move on to this week's options for weekend streaming options.
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.
Week 4 of the fantasy season finds us in a flux with many rotations. Not that this a necessarily a bad thing, just that it adds some spice to mixture. It also means we have some streaming opitons that might make sense for you take advantage of in this period. Anyone pick up Humber based on my suggestion last week? You are very welcome, although I would caution you not to expect many more perfect games to come out of this column.
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.
Sorry for the late publicaton this week, but the job that pays the bills has kept me hopping in and out of court all week. Not to worry, however, as there were no options I would recommend for Friday's games. In fact, there are only 9 SPs that I can in good conscience recommend this week. Those are listed below in the hand dandy table just a scroll wheel turn below.
Lots of surprises early this season, but that's no head scratcher, is it? Starting Pitchers are always a crapshoot, as are any pitching options. This week, I am going to go back to my format of last season, and tell you about those I suggest you start no matter the matchup, those that are somewhat risky, and those options I wouldn't take a chance on. Ready or not, let's get started.
We are now well into week 2 of the fantasy baseball season, and it is time to start searching out waiver wire gems that can give you that early weekly win in your Head to Head leagues or pad your roto and/or points league stats early on in the year. For those of you whose leagues allow pitcher streaming, there are a number of worthwhile candidates this weekend, and it just so happens that I have listed my best bets in the handy table below. As of posting, all these SPs are owned in less than 50% of leagues, although it won't stay that way for very long with some of these players.
Opening Day has finally arrived this week. Some would say it arrived when the Athletics and Mariners played those two late March games in Japan, but I am not among those. I suppose that first Wednesday night game in the new Miami stadium qualifies as Mr. Selig's idea of how to imitate the NFL when opening the season, but for my money, Thursday and Friday opened the 2012 baseball season, if not the fantasy season. Anyhoo, it's time begin planning our lineups, and thus, here is the first Two Start Pitching column of the 2012 fantasy season.