Week 6 Two Start Pitchers

Nationals Max Scherzer

With more pitchers hitting the DL this past week it feels like picking the right week 6 two start options has become even more crucial for fantasy rotations. Some rotations will have been devastated by all these injuries and those owners will be scraping the barrel to get enough stats together from their staff this week. Personally I have never owned as many relievers as I currently do on my rosters and I have already started scouring the waiver wire to try and get as many of the two start guys on my roster as I can. There are some rotations still not set this week and so where I can I have guessed but where it is too hard to call I have simply left question marks.

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Tune in each week to hear the team discuss the previous week and take a look forward at what we can hope to expect in the coming week. We will be discussing waiver wire, start sit along with all the major topics surrounding the world of fantasy baseball.

PlayerDate 1Vs 1Pitcher 1Date 2Vs 2Pitcher 2
Max Scherzer WAS (05/09) @ BAL Kevin Gausman (05/14) vs. PHI Jerad Eickhoff 
Carlos Carrasco CLE (05/08) @ TOR Mat Latos (05/14) vs. MIN Hector Santiago 
Jake Arrieta CHC (05/08) @ COL Antonio Senzatela (05/14) @ STL Adam Wainwright 
Jacob deGrom NYM (05/08) vs. SF Matt Moore(05/14) @ MIL Chase Anderson
Justin Verlander DET (05/09) @ ARI Robbie Ray (05/14) @ LAA Daniel Wright 
Masahiro Tanaka NYY (05/08) @ CIN Rookie Davis(05/14) vs. HOU Charlie Morton 
Marcus Stroman TOR (05/09) vs. CLE Danny Salazar (05/14) vs. SEA Hisashi Iwakuma
Gio Gonzalez WAS(05/08) @ BAL Chris Tillman (05/13) vs. PHI Jeremy Hellickson 
Robbie Ray ARI (05/09) vs. DET Matthew Boyd (05/14) vs. PIT Ivan Nova 
Jeff Samardzija SF (05/09) @ NYM Zack Wheeler (05/14) vs. CIN Rookie Davis
Drew Pomeranz BOS (05/09) @ MIL Chase Anderson(05/14) vs. TB Matt Andriese 
Ivan Nova PIT (05/09) @ LAD Julio Urias (05/14) @ ARI Robbie Ray 
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA(05/09) @ PHI Jerad Eickhoff (05/14) @ TOR Marcus Stroman 
Matt Andriese TB (05/09) vs. KC Ian Kennedy (05/14) @ BOS Drew Pomeranz 
Charlie Morton HOU (05/09) vs. ATL Bartolo Colon (05/14) @ NYY Masahiro Tanaka 
Alex Wood LAD(05/08) vs. PIT Jameson Taillon (05/13) @ COL Antonio Senzatela 
Jameson Taillon PIT (05/08) @ LAD Alex Wood(05/13) @ ARI Taijuan Walker 
Julio Urias LAD (05/09) vs. PIT Ivan Nova (05/14) @ COL Kyle Freeland
Blake Snell TB (05/08) vs. KC Nathan Karns(05/13) @ BOS Chris Sale
Kendall Graveman OAK(05/08) vs. LAA Ricky Nolasco(05/14) @ TEX A.J. Griffin 
Kevin Gausman BAL (05/09) vs. WAS Max Scherzer (05/14) @ KC Ian Kennedy 
Adam Wainwright STL (05/08) @ MIA Adam Conley (05/14) vs. CHC Jake Arrieta 
Nathan Karns KC(05/08) @ TB Blake Snell (05/13) vs. BAL Ubaldo Jimenez
Matt Moore SF(05/08) @ NYM Jacob deGrom (05/13) vs. CIN Scott Feldman
Jerad Eickhoff(05/09) vs. SEAHisashi Iwakuma(05/14) @ WSHMax Scherzer
A.J. Griffin TEX (05/09) @ SD Luis Perdomo (05/14) vs. OAK Kendall Graveman
Hector Santiago MIN (05/09) @ CHW Mike Pelfrey (05/14) @ CLE Carlos Carrasco 
Ricky Nolasco LAA(05/08) @ OAK Kendall Graveman(05/13) vs. DET Justin Verlander 
Nick Martinez TEX(05/08) @ SD Jered Weaver (05/13) vs. OAK Sonny Gray 
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL(05/08) vs. WAS Gio Gonzalez(05/13) @ KC Nate Karns
Adam Conley MIA (05/08) vs. STL Adam Wainwright (05/14) vs. ATL R.A. Dickey 
Luis Perdomo SD (05/09) vs. TEX A.J. Griffin (05/14) @ CHW Mike Pelfrey 
Antonio Senzatela COL (05/08) vs. CHC Jake Arrieta (05/13) vs. LAD Alex Wood
Wily Peralta MIL(05/09) vs. BOS Drew Pomeranz (05/14) vs. NYM Jacob deGrom 
Jered Weaver SD (05/08) vs. TEX Cole Hamels (05/13) @ CHW Jose Quintana 
Mike Pelfrey CHW (05/09) vs. MIN Hector Santiago (05/14) vs. SD Luis Perdomo 
Alex Meyer LAA (05/09) @ OAK Jharel Cotton (05/14) vs. DET Matthew Boyd 
Rookie Davis CIN(05/08) vs. NYY Masahiro Tanaka (05/14) @ SF Jeff Samardzija 
???? TOR (05/08) vs. CLE Carlos Carrasco (05/13) vs. SEA James Paxton
Kyle Freeland COL(05/09) vs. CHC John Lackey (05/14) vs. LAD Julio Urias 

Notes:

  • I have Justin Verlander as the two start man in Detroit but some places have it being Matt Boyd. Either way they are a must start in 12 team leagues even on the road for two starts. In 10 team leagues I am starting Verlander but Boyd is right on the fringe.
  • Hishashi Iwakuma has two really nice starts against offences who aren’t lighting up the scoreboard making him fringey in 10 team leagues but must start in 12 teamers.
  • Matt Andriese gets to face the worst offence in baseball right now in the Royals and with the Red Sox not firing either I think he can be a really useful piece this week.
  • Charlie Morton has been on fire his last couple of outings which has put him into 12 team consideration. I think I would start him in 12 teamers but hes getting close to borderline.
  • Alex Wood is probably my last 12 team for sure starter. The start in Colorado scares me but I think he can do enough good against Pittsburgh at home that he can still give you valuable production.
  • Out of the three young pitchers ranked 18-20 it is Taillon I trust the most to throw the most innings. He is right on the borderline of what I would start in a 12 team league but I think there is a ton of talent and I am trusting it.
  • The Julio Urias and Blake Snell pairing make my head hurt. Both have a ton of upside but both walk too many guys and don’t go deep enough into games. I think they can go 5 innings but maybe not 6 so for that reason I am saying must start in 12 team leagues which count wins but borderline in ones which count QS.
  • Kendall Graveman stumbled last time out but I think he does enough good in the Angels start to make him close to a 12 team starter
  • I know Kevin Gausman get the worst team in baseball right now but he also gets the hottest offense and for that reason I think I am benching him in 12 team leagues if I have 5 or 6 starters I can trust over him.
  • Jerad Eickhoff has to go into Washington and with Seattle being no rollover I think I will have to bench him in 12 teamers but 14+ I will roll with him and hope for one good start at least.
  • AJ Griffin is my last 14 team absolute yes guy this week because I don’t think you get two better starts than facing the Padres and A’s currently in the majors. I am going to roll the dice on this one.
  • Hector Santiago and Ricky Nolasco are the borderline 14 team league starts along with Nick Martinez who similar to Griffin has a starts combo I would love to take advantage of.
  • Two starts at home for the Colorado (Antonio Senzatela & Kyle Freeland) and Milwaukee (Wily Peralta) pitchers mean I am absolutely not using them unless I have no choice (NL only for example).

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