Fantasty Baseball: Week 11 Two-Start Pitching Options

Welcome to Week 11 for fantasy baseball. The two-start pitching options this week are all over the map in terms of skill and potential. This week Milwaukee Brewers Jimmy Nelson grabs a seat comfortably inside the top 10 of two-start options. Not only has he been really consistent allowing two earned runs or less in seven of his last 9 starts but he has had five strikeouts or more in all but one outing. The best part about Nelson is he is available in 37% of Yahoo and 63.6% of ESPN leagues. If you own him, he is a must start and if you can add him I highly recommend you do so and throw him into your lineups for the week.

Taijuan Walker also made the cut as a top 10 two-start option this week even with the game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox bats have cooled a bit of late but the danger is there for an explosion. Walker enters this week coming off of an eight inning performance where he had 11 strikeout and only allowed 3 hits. I’m hoping this can be something he can keep up. The talent is never a question with Walker but the consistency hasn’t been there thus far.

Two Start PitcherDatePitcherOpp.DatePitcherOpp.Rankings
Zack Greinke ARI(06/13)vs. LADMike Bolsinger(06/19)@ PHIZach Eflin1
Jacob deGrom NYM(06/14)vs. PITJuan Nicasio(06/19)vs. ATLJulio Teheran2
Max Scherzer WAS(06/13)vs. CHCKyle Hendricks(06/18)@ SDColin Rea3
David Price BOS(06/14)vs. BALChris Tillman(06/19)vs. SEATaijuan Walker4
Carlos Carrasco CLE(06/13)@ KCEdinson Volquez(06/19)vs. CHWJames Shields5
Jake Odorizzi TB(06/14)vs. SEATaijuan Walker(06/19)vs. SFAlbert Suarez6
Jimmy Nelson MIL(06/14)@ SFMadison Bumgarner(06/19)@ LADKenta Maeda7
Kenta Maeda LAD(06/14)@ ARIArchie Bradley(06/19)vs. MILJimmy Nelson8
Taijuan Walker SEA(06/14)@ TBJake Odorizzi(06/19)@ BOSDavid Price9
Gio Gonzalez WAS(06/14)vs. CHCJohn Lackey(06/19)@ SDDrew Pomeranz10
Marcus Stroman TOR(06/14)vs. PHIZach Eflin(06/19)@ BALChris Tillman11
Julio Teheran ATL(06/14)vs. CINBrandon Finnegan(06/19)@ NYMJacob deGrom12
Drew Pomeranz SD(06/14)vs. MIATom Koehler(06/19)vs. WASGio Gonzalez13
Ricky Nolasco MIN(06/13)@ LAAJered Weaver(06/18)vs. NYYMichael Pineda14
Chris Tillman BAL(06/14)@ BOSDavid Price(06/19)vs. TORMarcus Stroman15
Jerad Eickhoff PHI(06/13)@ TORR.A. Dickey(06/18)vs. ARIRobbie Ray16
Martin Perez TEX(06/14)@ OAKTBA(06/19)@ STLMike Leake17
Kyle Hendricks CHC(06/13)@ WASMax Scherzer(06/19)vs. PITJuan Nicasio18
Jordan Zimmermann DET(06/14)@ CHWMiguel Gonzalez(06/19)@ KCChris Young19
Colin Rea SD(06/13)vs. MIAWei-Yin Chen(06/18)vs. WASMax Scherzer20
Wei-Yin Chen MIA(06/13)@ SDColin Rea(06/19)vs. COLEddie Butler21
Edinson Volquez KC(06/13)vs. CLECarlos Carrasco(06/18)vs. DETMatt Boyd22
Chase Anderson MIL(06/13)@ SFAlbert Suarez(06/18)@ LADMike Bolsinger23
Sean Manaea OAK(06/13)vs. TEXYu Darvish(06/18)vs. LAADavid Huff24
Albert Suarez SF(06/13)vs. MILChase Anderson(06/19)@ TBJake Odorizzi25
Chris Young KC(06/14)vs. CLEJosh Tomlin(06/19)vs. DETJordan Zimmermann26
Ervin Santana MIN(06/14)@ LAAJhoulys Chacin(06/19)vs. NYYNathan Eovaldi27
Nathan Eovaldi NYY(06/14)@ COLJorge De La Rosa(06/19)@ MINErvin Santana28
Jered Weaver LAA(06/13)vs. MINRicky Nolasco(06/19)@ OAKTBA29
Aaron Blair ATL(06/13)vs. CINDaniel Wright(06/18)@ NYMSteven Matz30
Brandon Finnegan CIN(06/14)@ ATLJulio Teheran(06/19)@ HOUDallas Keuchel31
Mike Bolsinger LAD(06/13)@ ARIZack Greinke(06/18)vs. MILChase Anderson32
R.A. Dickey TOR(06/13)vs. PHIJerad Eickhoff(06/18)@ BALUbaldo Jimenez33
Juan Nicasio PIT(06/14)@ NYMJacob deGrom(06/19)@ CHCKyle Hendricks34
James Shields CHW(06/13)vs. DETMatt Boyd(06/19)@ CLECarlos Carrasco35
Zach Eflin PHI(06/14)@ TORMarcus Stroman(06/19)vs. ARIZack Greinke36
Matt Boyd DET(06/13)@ CHWJames Shields(06/18)@ KCEdinson Volquez37
Daniel Wright CIN(06/13)@ ATLAaron Blair(06/18)@ HOUMike Fiers38
Adam Morgan PHIMon 6/6J. LesterCHCSun 6/12J. Ross@WSH39

Pitchers available in >50% of Yahoo League

Twins Ricky Nolasco

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Ricky Nolasco – Minnesota Twins (3% Owned)

Ricky Nolasco is not the sexiest name and honestly is probably not that great of a pitcher, however this is a week to use him. He has actually been ok in spots this season including allowing 2 earned or less in three of his last five outings. The Angles and Yankees are both near the bottom in terms of OPS vs right handed pitching. The Yankees are near the bottom of the majors in terms of runs scored. Neither team strikes out a ton but they can be had. If you’re looking for widely available two-start options Nolasco is a great place to start.

Chase Anderson – Milwaukee Brewers (9% Owned)

Chase Anderson is another widely available two-start option that can help you. He gets to pitch in two of the best parks for pitchers, AT&T and Dodger Stadium. The Giants bats have been quite as of late especially without Hunter Pence in the line up. Both teams are in the bottom third of runs score across major league baseball. Neither team will strikeout a ton but Anderson should be able to rack up a handful in each outing. He faces Albert Suarez and Mike Bolsinger in the two outings so he should have a decent chance at getting the win.

Martin Perez – Texas Rangers (12% Owned)

Martin Perez is an interesting name to target this week and is available in most leagues. He faces the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals two teams that are in the bottom third in terms of runs scored and OPS. The Cardinals are 11th in the majors for strikeouts against left handed pitching. The A’s are 26th but can strikeout a handful of times against Perez potentially. Perez has been limiting the damage as of late which should give him a really good chance at the win with the way the Ranger bats are producing.

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