Week 2 Two-Start Pitchers

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The week 2 two-start pitchers are intriguing from a point of view that there are very few stud options going twice. There is a top four that stands head and shoulders above the rest and then we get the question mark group containing three pitchers with injury risks and one who I am not sure I trust yet. After that it really becomes a mix match as there are about 20 options that all ranked in the 40 through 90 section of the rankings pre-season. Some are old heads and some are up- comers who have potential to be really good.

What makes next week so hard to judge is that it feels like we have had somewhat of a run explosion to start the season and every line-up seems to be frightening which is obviously not going to be the case all year but right now trying to predict the good from the ugly is really tough.

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PlayerDate 1Vs 1Pitcher 1Date 2Vs 2Pitcher 2
Chris Sale BOS(04/10) @ DET Jordan Zimmermann (04/16) vs. TB Alex Cobb 
Jake Arrieta CHC(04/10) vs. LAD Rich Hill (04/16) vs. PIT Chad Kuhl
Jacob deGrom NYM(04/10) @ PHI Jerad Eickhoff(04/15) @ MIA Edinson Volquez 
Cole Hamels TEX (04/11) @ LAA Garrett Richards (04/16) @ SEA James Paxton 
Carlos Carrasco CLE(04/11) vs. CHW James Shields (04/16) vs. DET Daniel Norris 
Justin Verlander DET(04/10) vs. BOS Chris Sale(04/15) @ CLE Corey Kluber 
Jeff Samardzija SF(04/11) vs. ARI Robbie Ray(04/16) vs. COL Antonio Senzatela 
Matt Harvey NYM (04/11) @ PHI Clay Buchholz(04/16) @ MIA Dan Straily
James Paxton SEA (04/10) vs. HOU Charlie Morton (04/16) vs. TEX Cole Hamels 
Ian Kennedy KC(04/10) vs. OAK Jharel Cotton (04/15) vs. LAA Matt Shoemaker
Tanner Roark WAS (04/10) vs. STL Adam Wainwright (04/16) vs. PHI Jerad Eickhoff
Adam Wainwright STL (04/10) @ WAS Tanner Roark (04/16) @ NYY Luis Severino 
J.A. Happ TOR(04/11) vs. MIL Wily Peralta (04/16) vs. BAL Dylan Bundy 
Jerad Eickhoff PHI(04/10) vs. NYM Jacob deGrom(04/16) @ WAS Tanner Roark 
Michael Pineda NYY(04/10) vs. TB Alex Cobb (04/15) vs. STL Carlos Martinez 
Jameson Taillon PIT (04/10) vs. CIN Brandon Finnegan(04/15) @ CHC Jon Lester 
Taijuan Walker ARI(04/10) @ SF Matt Moore(04/16) @ LAD Rich Hill 
Matt Moore SF(04/10) vs. ARI Taijuan Walker(04/15) vs. COL Tyler Chatwood
Jharel Cotton OAK (04/10) @ KC Ian Kennedy(04/16) vs. HOU Charlie Morton 
Dylan Bundy BAL (04/11) @ BOS Eduardo Rodriguez (04/16) @ TOR J.A. Happ
Luis Severino NYY (04/12) vs. TB Blake Snell(04/16) vs. STL Adam Wainwright 
Brandon Finnegan CIN(04/10) @ PIT Jameson Taillon (04/15) vs. MIL Zach Davies
Alex Cobb TB (04/10) @ NYY Michael Pineda(04/16) @ BOS Chris Sale
Charlie Morton HOU (04/10) @ SEA James Paxton (04/16) @ OAK Jharel Cotton 
Tyler Chatwood COL(04/10) vs. SD Trevor Cahill (04/15) @ SF Matt Moore
Dan Straily MIA(04/11) vs. ATL Bartolo Colon(04/16) vs. NYM Matt Harvey 
Matt Boyd DET(04/11) vs. MIN Hector Santiago(04/16) @ CLE Carlos Carrasco
Hector Santiago MIN(04/11) @ DET Daniel Norris (04/16) vs. CHW James Shields 
James Shields CHW (04/11) @ CLE Carlos Carrasco(04/16) @ MIN Hector Santiago
Antonio Senzatela COL (04/11) vs. SD Jered Weaver (04/16) @ SF Jeff Samardzija
Trevor Cahill SD (04/10) @ COL Tyler Chatwood(04/16) @ ATL Julio Teheran 
Rookie Davis CIN (04/11) @ PIT Chad Kuhl(04/16) vs. MIL Wily Peralta 
Wily Peralta MIL (04/11) @ TOR J.A. Happ(04/16) @ CIN Rookie Davis 
Chad Kuhl PIT(04/11) vs. CIN Rookie Davis (04/16) @ CHC Jake Arrieta

Notes:

  • Jeff Samardzija is the place in the rankings where it starts getting tricky to distinguish between options. However chances are you are starting most of the top 15 when they are one start guys so when they are two-starters then they are pretty much a lock to start.
  • Adam Wainwright looked frisky against the Cubs but two road match-ups against two teams who could do some damage have me a little concerned and stop him being a top 10 option.
  • A. Happ gets two offences that have started well and now get to face him in a hitter friendly park. But he survived there last year so I feel I have to trust him somewhat.
  • Jameson Taillon’s decent start against Boston gets him boosted up here over some guys whi had rough first starts. Think he is good enough against Cincy to cover any issues against the Cubs.
  • The Dylan Bundy and Luis Severino pair are the two main upside guys here this week.
    • Bundy is the best pitcher of the two but has the toughest match-up.
    • Severino is a good pitcher and neither match-up terrifies me
  • I want to believe in Alex Cobb so badly and he should perhaps be grouped with Bundy etc because he is a guy with potential to be top 10 this week but can he serve up enough innings to be effective?
  • Charlie Morton at least gets to pitch in two pitcher friendly ballparks next week and that is probably the only thing putting him ahead of the crap shoot behind him. This is perhaps the last guy I would consider starting in a 12 team league.
  • Antonio Senzatela intrigues me just from a point of view of he was amazing in the minors but has skipped AAA after throwing just 34 innings last season. His start in San Fran makes him at least an option to consider in deeper leagues but the Coors start scares me. 14 team leagues I am giving him a shot this week.
  • I don’t want to be the guy who starts Rookie Davis but the fact he gets to start against the other two of the three worst pitchers this week means at least he might have a shot at winning a game or two and therefore he is the one of the three I would consider first in 16 teamers.

 

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