Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, June 15
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next guy. The
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.
Category Chart ***UPDATED CHART COMING SOON!
J.Santana @ Masterson – Masterson is streaky and he’s coming off a 2-hitter, soooo…
Halladay @ Sabathia
Lannan @ Scherzer – was the 14-K return from AAA just a mirage?
Kennedy @ Buchholz – Kennedy has become extremely consistent
Cook @ Pavano
Paulino @ Davies – Paulino on a tear last 5 starts
Bush @ Big Erv
F.Garcia @ Lincoln – Garcia a strong 2-start pickup in weekly leagues, too
Price @ Kawakami
Wilson @ Johnson
Cahill @ Zambrano – Big Z far too erratic to trust even vs. A’s right now
Rowland-Smith @ TBD
Cecil @ Latos
Arrieta @ TBD – Arrieta impressive his first time and now gets weak NL lineup!
Kuroda @ Harang
***Siano says “Ditch on Masterson. Give me one more Justin, you know I’m a fan. I also say ditch on Kennedy, not in Boston. I will say pitch on Scherzer but I get Cory saying ditch. Fine with the rest, even Arrieta.”