Fantasy Baseball: Week 6 Two-Start Pitchers

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Spring is in full swing along with the sounds that accompany the season we love like the crack of the ball on the ball and the roar of the crowd.  As I dive into my week six two-start pitchers preview I hope that these weekly articles are helping you plan your weekly matchup by adding two-start pitchers that give you an advantage. This week there are some very good two-start options highlighted by my top ten. This tier is full of aces and these guys are all no doubt slam dunks in daily and weekly lineups. I’m not here to highlight the aces and tell you to start them because that goes without saying. I am on the other hand here to help you sift through the rest of the lower-tier two-start pitchers options and help diagnose the players to target. This week  is full of lower-owned  options than can be very serviceable in your roto, weekly, and daily lineups. As always I will highlight my recommended low-owned options to target following my two-start rankings for the week.

PLAYER START #1 START #2 Ron’s Ranks
Jose Fernandez MIA (05/09)
vs. MIL
Wily Peralta
(05/14)
@ WAS
Stephen Strasburg
1
Stephen Strasburg WAS (05/09)
vs. DET
Anibal Sanchez
(05/14)
vs. MIA
Jose Fernandez
2
Corey Kluber MIN (05/09)
vs. SD
Cesar Vargas
(05/15)
vs. PIT
Jonathon Niese
3
Jacob deGrom NYM (05/10)
@ LAD
Alex Wood
(05/15)
@ COL
Tyler Chatwood
4
Felix Hernandez SEA (05/09)
vs. TB
Matt Moore
(05/15)
vs. LAA
Hector Santiago
5
Jon Lester CHC (05/09)
vs. SD
Cesar Vargas
(05/15)
vs. PIT
Jonathon Niese
6
Drew Smyly TB (05/10)
@ SEA
Wade Miley
(05/15)
vs. OAK
Kendall Graveman
7
Sonny Gray OAK (05/09)
@ BOS
Clay Buchholz
(05/14)
@ TB
Matt Moore
8
Masahiro Tanaka NYY (05/10)
vs. KC
Kris Medlen
(05/15)
vs. CHW
Miguel Gonzalez
9
Steven Matz NYM (05/09)
@ LAD
Scott Kazmir
(05/14)
@ COL
Eddie Butler
10
Joe Ross WAS (05/10)
vs. DET
Michael Fulmer
(05/15)
vs. MIA
Adam Conley
11
Adam Conley MIA (05/10)
vs. MIL
Zach Davies
(05/15)
@ WAS
Joe Ross
12
Aaron Sanchez TOR (05/09)
@ SF
Jake Peavy
(05/15)
@ TEX
Colby Lewis
13
Kevin Gausman BAL (05/10)
@ MIN
Phil Hughes
(05/15)
vs. DET
Michael Fulmer
14
Matt Moore TB (05/09)
@ SEA
Felix Hernandez
(05/14)
vs. OAK
Jesse Hahn
15
Anibal Sanchez DET (05/09)
@ WAS
Stephen Strasburg
(05/15)
@ BAL
Tyler Wilson
16
Jose Berrios MIN (05/09)
vs. BAL
Tyler Wilson
(05/15)
@ CLE
Trevor Bauer
17
Hector Santiago LAA (05/10)
vs. STL
Mike Leake
(05/15)
@ SEA
Felix Hernandez
18
Trevor Bauer CLE (05/10)
@ HOU
Chris Devenski
(05/15)
vs. MIN
TBA
19
Michael Fulmer DET (05/10)
@ WAS
Joe Ross
(05/15)
@ BAL
Tyler Wilson
20
Mike Fiers HOU (05/09)
vs. CLE
Corey Kluber
(05/14)
@ BOS
Clay Buchholz
21
Chris Devenski HOU (05/10)
vs. CLE
Trevor Bauer
(05/15)
@ BOS
TBA
22
Alex Wood LAD (05/10)
vs. NYM
Jacob deGrom
(05/15)
vs. STL
Mike Leake
23
Clay Bucholz BOS (05/09)
vs. OAK
Sonny Gray
(05/14)
vs. HOU
Mike Fiers
24
Matt Wisler ATL (05/10)
vs. PHI
Adam Morgan
(05/15)
@ KC
Kris Medlen
25
Adam Morgan PHI (05/10)
@ ATL
Matt Wisler
(05/15)
vs. CIN
Dan Straily
26
Chris Young KC (05/09)
@ NYY
Ivan Nova
(05/09)
@ NYY
Ivan Nova
27
Dan Straily CIN (05/09)
vs. PIT
Jonathon Niese
(05/15)
@ PHI
Adam Morgan
28
Colin Rea SD (05/10)
@ CHC
Kyle Hendricks
(05/15)
@ MIL
Zach Davies
29
Robbie Ray ARI (05/10)
@ COL
Chris Rusin
(05/15)
vs. SF
Matt Cain
30
Kris Medlen KC (05/10)
@ NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
(05/15)
vs. ATL
Matt Wisler
31
Ivan Nova NYY (05/09)
vs. KC
Chris Young
(05/14)
vs. CHW
Jose Quintana
32
Mike Leake CIN (05/10)
@ LAA
Hector Santiago
(05/15)
@ LAD
Alex Wood
33
Jonathon Niese PIT (05/09)
@ CIN
Dan Straily
(05/15)
@ CHC
Jon Lester
34
Zach Davies MIL (05/10)
@ MIA
Adam Conley
(05/15)
vs. SD
Colin Rea
35
Matt Cain SF (05/10)
vs. TOR
J.A. Happ
(05/15)
@ ARI
Robbie Ray
36
Jake Peavy SF (05/09)
vs. TOR
Aaron Sanchez
(05/14)
@ ARI
Rubby De La Rosa
37
Tyler Wilson BAL (05/09)
@ MIN
Jose Berrios
(05/15)
vs. DET
Anibal Sanchez
38
Wily Peralta MIL (05/09)
@ MIA
Jose Fernandez
(05/14)
vs. SD
Cesar Vargas
39
Rubby De La Rosa ARI (05/09)
@ COL
Tyler Chatwood
(05/14)
vs. SF
Jake Peavy
40
Colby Lewis TEX (05/09)
vs. CHW
Miguel Gonzalez
(05/15)
vs. TOR
Aaron Sanchez
41
Tyler Chatwood COL (05/09)
vs. ARI
Rubby De La Rosa
(05/15)
vs. NYM
Jacob deGrom
42
Miguel Gonzalez CHW (05/09)
@ TEX
Colby Lewis
(05/15)
@ NYY
Masahiro Tanaka
43
Steven Matz has allowed  only 2 ER's over his last four starts. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Steven Matz has allowed only 2 ER’s over his last four starts. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

The top-tier of two-start pitchers includes Jose Fernandez, Stephen Strasburg, Corey Kluber, Felix Hernandex, Jacob deGrom, Jon Lester, Drew Smyly, Sonny Gray, Masahiro Tanaka, and Steven Matz. These guys are all top of the rotation arms with a mix of SP1’s and SP2’s. Stephen Matz is the exception considering he’s more of a SP3/SP4 at best but has been coming on lately. His second matchup this weekend will be at Coors Field but keep in mind that he has the stuff to succeed in high altitude. The second tier of pitchers is where it gets interesting but there are definitely some decent options in this bunch. This group includes my No. 11 through No. 20 two-start pitching options. Most notable among this group are Joe Ross, Adam Conley, Matt Moore, Jose Berrios, Aaron Sanchez, and Kevin Gausman. These young guns are all up and coming stars and can throw some gas. I’d have zero reservations about locking these guys into your weekly starting lineups. Matt Moore owners might be a little worried after he imploded last week allowing seven runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers. I’m not hitting the panic button just yet and you shouldn’t either since he has some plus matchups versus the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s up next on the ledger.

Can Rubby De La Rosa be trusted in Week 6?

Can Rubby De La Rosa be trusted in Week 6?

The final tier is rather large starting at No. 21  and runs through No. 43 on my list. This is a group of pitchers that can be found on the wire in the majority of standard-sized leagues. There are some names I will highlight below as my low-owned recommended two-start pitchers for the week. I will caution you that some of them have a difficult matchup paired with favorable one which is worth considering in leagues that you set a daily lineup. Keep in mind that just because I’m recommending these guys doesn’t mean that I’m totally endorsing them for both starts. In the case of Rubby De La Rosa I really like what I’ve seen from him recently. He’s gone at least six innings in two of his last three starts while picking up a couple wins along with a couple of quality starts.  It’s refreshing to see that he’s also generating plenty of whiffs with 20 strikeouts and only five walks in that time span. I’m intrigued with him but a trip to Coors Field will be a tough task. I like to add two-start pitchers like De La Rosa early in the week and stash them. If I don’t need to start him at Colorado, I’d err on the side of caution and probably bench him. The same can be said about Chris Devenski and his second start of the week at Fenway Park. Good luck this week and be sure to check out all the great content at FakePigskin.com and our 60 Feet 6 Inches Fantasy Baseball podcast.

Low-Owned Two-Start Options

Adam Conley: vs. MIL, @ WAS (33% Yahoo, 25.9% ESPN)

Alex Wood: vs. NYM, vs. STL (31% Yahoo, 29.6% ESPN)

Chris Devenski: vs. CLE, @ BOS (3% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN)

Matt Wisler: vs. ATL, @ KC (5% Yahoo, 5.3% ESPN)

Adam Morgan: @ ATL, vs. CIN (1% Yahoo, 0.9% ESPN)

Rubby De La Rosa: @ COL, vs. SF (15% Yahoo, 9.5% ESPN)

Colby Lewis: vs. CHW, vs. TOR (16% Yahoo, 8.8% ESPN)

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