Week 9 Two Start Pitchers

Matt Harvey

The week 9 two start pitchers are perhaps the shallowest field at the top end we have had we have had since week 2 or 3. There are just three studs and then a collection of good but not great pitchers. The added issue is that you cannot actually be certain that Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill will get two starts given that the Dodgers have been going with a six man rotation in the past couple of weeks. Last week it felt like loads of guys had two juicy match-ups are bad teams faced off and this week it is extremely hard to find more than the odd guy with two match-ups you feel confident they can do well in.

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PlayerDate 1Vs 1Date 2Vs 2
Clayton Kershaw LAD(05/29) @ STL (06/03) @ MIL 
Chris Sale BOS (05/29) @ CHW (06/03) @ BAL 
Carlos Carrasco CLE (05/29) vs. OAK (06/03) @ KC 
Kyle Hendricks CHC(05/29) @ SD (06/04) vs. STL 
Rich Hill LAD (05/30) @ STL (06/04) @ MIL 
Marcus Stroman TOR(05/29) vs. CIN (06/03) vs. NYY 
Robbie Ray ARI (05/30) @ PIT (06/04) @ MIA 
Julio Teheran ATL (05/29) @ LAA (06/04) @ CIN 
Luis Severino NYY (05/30) @ BAL (06/04) @ TOR 
Tanner Roark WAS(05/29) @ SF (06/04) @ OAK 
Jose Berrios MIN(05/29) vs. HOU (06/03) @ LAA 
Jose Quintana CHW (05/29) vs. BOS (06/04) @ DET 
Drew Pomeranz BOS (05/30) @ CHW (06/04) @ BAL 
Matt Harvey NYM(05/29) vs. MIL (06/03) vs. PIT 
Eddie Butler CHC(05/30) @ SD(06/04) vs. STL
Daniel Norris DET(05/29) @ KC (06/04) vs. CHW 
Charlie Morton HOU (05/29) @ MIN (06/04) @ TEX 
Dylan Bundy BAL (05/29) vs. NYY (06/03) vs. BOS 
Sonny Gray OAK(05/30) @ CLE (06/04) vs. WAS 
Aaron Sanchez TOR(05/30) vs. CIN (06/04) vs. NYY 
Ricky Nolasco LAA (05/29) vs. ATL (06/03) vs. MIN 
Jesse Hahn OAK (05/29) @ CLE (06/03) vs. WAS 
Michael Wacha STL (05/30) vs. LAD (06/04) @ CHC 
Trevor Bauer CLE (05/30) vs. OAK (06/04) @ KC 
Mike Leake STL(05/29) vs. LAD (06/03) @ CHC 
Chris Tillman BAL (05/30) vs. NYY (06/04) vs. BOS 
Edinson Volquez MIA(05/30) vs. PHI (06/04) vs. ARI 
Erasmo Ramirez TB (05/29) @ TEX (06/04) @ SEA 
Jeremy Hellickson PHI (05/29) @ MIA (06/04) vs. SF 
Robert Gsellman NYM (05/30) vs. MIL (06/04) vs. PIT 
Matt Moore SF (05/29) vs. WAS (06/04) @ PHI 
Martin Perez TEX(05/29) vs. TB (06/04) vs. HOU 
Jason Hammel KC(05/29) vs. DET (06/04) vs. CLE 
Jordan Mongomery NYY (05/29) @ BAL (06/03) @ TOR 
Randall Delgado ARI (05/29) @ PIT (06/03) @ MIA 
Ariel Miranda SEA (05/30) @ COL (06/04) vs. TB 
Tyler Anderson COL (05/30) vs. SEA (06/04) @ SD 
Tyler Chatwood COL(05/29) vs. SEA (06/03) @ SD 
Matt Garza MIL(05/29) @ NYM (06/03) vs. LAD 
Zach Davies MIL(05/30) @ NYM (06/04) vs. LAD 
Amir Garrett CIN(05/29) @ TOR (06/04) vs. ATL 
Alex Meyer LAA (05/30) vs. ATL (06/04) vs. MIN 
Jose Urena MIA (05/29) vs. PHI (06/03) vs. ARI 
Trevor Williams PIT (05/29) vs. ARI (06/04) @ NYM 
Jarred Cosart SD(05/29) vs. CHC (06/04) vs. COL 
Sam Gaviglio SEA(05/29) @ COL (06/03) vs. TB 

Notes:

  • Carlos Carrasco seems to have gotten over his injury scare to a point where I feel safe using him. The same can be said for Rich Hill who had a rough last outing but is more than capable of bouncing back with his top notch stuff against both of his two match-ups.
  • Robbie Ray is perhaps the biggest winner this week and after his good outing Thursday he will be in high demand. Pittsburgh and Miami are two of the worst line-ups in the NL and Ray should feast. He does have the tendency to shoot himself in the foot with walks but I don’t see either of these two line-ups being able to cause a ton of damage if he does start losing control.
  • Julio Teheran on the road against two meh line-ups? Yeah I’ll take that and hope like hell he is good enough I can sell him next weekend before he starts at home again.
  • Luis Severino may be about to make the leap to top 20 pitcher but this will be a big test in two hitters parks against line-ups with the potential to pop.
  • Jose Berrios is the man on everyone’s lips right now and if it wasn’t for the Houston match-up he would be top 10 this week. The great thing about facing Houston is they can be strikeout prone against pitchers with good stuff.
  • Matt Harvey got bumped from his second start this week and instead lines up twice next week. I don’t like the match-ups as much but ironically because of the shallowness for the field this week he actually ranks higher. He is my last must start no brainier in 12 team leagues.
  • Eddie Butler and Daniel Norris are 15 and 16 this week because of their match-ups and they are my two big options if I am gambling in a 12 teamer this week.
  • Charlie Morton, Dylan Bundy and Sonny Gray have match-ups that have the potential to be really freaking messy and for that reason I might bench them in 12 teamers if I have a couple of other two start guys and a handful of decent one start guys.
  • Sanchez would be higher but the injury bug scares me enough to be a borderline guy. My absolute last 12 team potential starter.
  • Jesse Hahn would be higher if it wasn’t for two toughish match-ups. The Washington one especially scares me.
  • Look Trevor Bauer is a nerve racking start but look at those two match-ups and it’s hard to not debate using him in 12 teamers and then you remember he’s Trevor Bauer andsnap to your senses and only start in 14 team leagues or deeper.
  • Mike Leake and Michael Wacha are both solid guys but those are some s*** scary match-ups and I think I’d think twice before starting them in 14 team leagues.
  • Chris Tillman, Edinson Volquez, Erasmo Ramirez and Jeremy Hellickson are all borderline 14 team guys and the absolute last guys I would consider in leagues of that size.
  • What a difference a day makes for Jordan Montgomery. Pitch Sunday against Oakland or pitch Monday in Baltimore. Yeah jeez that’s a downgrade in potential outcomes.
  • Randall Delgado would be so much higher (top 25) if you could promise me he would go 12 combined innings across the two starts rather than 6-8 combined. He essentially is a one start guy with nice match-ups and no chance of wins right now.
  • Ariel Miranda, Tyler Chatwood and Tyler Anderson have a tough first match-up in Coors but the second one could be a cash in so in 15+ team leagues I would gamble if I needed a guy hoping they can survive start one and prosper in start two.

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