Rotoprofessor’s Two-Start Pitchers: Week 7
Written by Eric Stashin the Rotoprofessor
It’s time to look at the potential two-start options for the upcoming fantasy week. If I have someone rated as a three, four or five-star option, they are someone I would definitely use. A two-star option is someone who is borderline, but I’d strongly lean against it unless I have no other options. The one-star options are an absolutely not scenario.
So, with that said, let’s take a look at the players available to you this week:
- Dan Haren – Arizona Diamondbacks – @ Fla, @ Oak
- CC Sabathia – New York Yankees – vs. Bal, vs. Phi
- Josh Johnson – Florida Marlins – vs. Ari, vs. TB
- Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners – vs. LAA, vs. SF
- Cole Hamels – Philadelphia Phillies – @ Cin, @ NYY
- James Shields – Tampa Bay Rays – vs. Oak, @ Fla
- Ted Lilly – Chicago Cubs – @ Stl, @ SD
- Cliff Lee – Cleveland Indians – @ KC, @ Cin
- Mark Buehrle – Chicago White Sox – vs. Min, vs. Pit
- Jair Jurrjens – Atlanta Braves – vs. Col, vs. Tor
- Andy Pettitte – New York Yankees – vs. Min, vs. Phi
- Randy Wolf – Los Angeles Dodgers – vs. NYM, vs. LAA
- Ervin Santana – Los Angeles Angels – @ Sea, @ LAD
- Shairon Martis – Washington Nationals – vs. Pit, vs. Bal
- Jarrod Washburn – Seattle Mariners – vs. LAA, vs. SF
- Barry Zito – San Francisco Giants – @ SD, @ Sea
- Chris Young – San Diego Padres – vs. SF, vs. CHC
- Ricky Nolasco – Florida Marlins – vs. Ari, vs. TB
- Scott Baker – Minnesota Twins – @ CWS, vs. Mil
- Tim Wakefield – Boston Red Sox – vs. Tor, vs. NYM
- Scott Richmond – Toronto Blue Jays – vs. CWS, @ Atl
- Brian Bannister – Kansas City Royals – vs. Cle, @ Stl
- Joel Pineiro – St. Louis Cardinals – vs. CHC, vs. KC
- Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins – @ NYY, vs. Mil
- Matt Palmer – Los Angeles Angels – @ Sea, @ LAD
- Jordan Zimmerman – Washington Nationals – vs. Pit, vs. Bal
- Micah Owings – Cincinnati Reds – vs. Phi, vs. Cle
- Ross Ohlendorf – Pittsburgh Pirates – @ Was, @ CWS
- Jason Marquis – Colorado Rockies – @ Atl, @ Det
- Brian Tallet – Toronto Blue Jays – @ Bos, @ Atl
- Braden Looper – Milwaukee Brewers – @ Hou, @ Min
- Brandon McCarthy – Texas Rangers – @ Det, @ Hou
- Dontrelle Willis – Detroit Tigers – vs. Tex, vs. Col
- Mike Hampton – Houston Astros – vs. Mil, vs. Tex
- Jeff Niemann – Tampa Bay Rays – vs. Oak, @ Fla
- Bryan Augenstein – Arizona Diamondbacks – @ Fla, @ Oak
- Brad Bergensen – Baltimore Orioles – @ NYY, @ Was
- Josh Outman – Oakland Athletics – @ TB, vs. Ari
- Jeff Karstens – Pittsburgh Pirates – @ Was, @ CWS
- Tim Redding – New York Mets – @ LAD, @ Bos
- Jo-Jo Reyes – Atlanta Braves – vs. Col, vs. Tor
- Jason Hammel – Colorado Rockies – @ Atl, @ Det
- Clayton Richard – Chicago White Sox – @ Tor, vs. Pit
- Who will be the second A’s pitcher to get two starts? There are a few options, but none of them are very good.
- Chris Young, Ricky Nolasco and Scott Baker all fall into the same category. Normally they would be at worst three-star options, but they have struggled so mightily this season that it’s impossible to do so. Could they re-emerge as must use pitchers? Of course, but in order to use them you have got to be prepared to stomach the potential bad.
- With Ervin Santana back, he instantly slots in as a three-star option despite struggling in his season debut yesterday. That first match-up in Seattle seems like a very good one for him.
- I know Matt Palmer has pitched well, posting a 3.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP, but that start against the Dodgers really worries me. Remember, he was sporting an 11.74 ERA at Triple-A prior to being recalled.
- Jordan Zimmerman has quality match-ups, but he’s given up 16 earned runs over his last 17.2 innings. That makes him a very big risk.
- Barry Zito as a three-star option? I never thought I’d say that again, but with the way he’s been pitching and a start in San Diego I just couldn’t resist.
Which 2-start pitchers do you like for next week? Which ones are you trying to avoid?