June 2010

Pitch or Ditch Category Chart

Hey everyone,

Here’s the much anticipated Pitch or Ditch category chart inspired by blog reader Big Barry from England:

PoD chart June 1.pdf 

We’ve divided all the starting pitchers in the Majors into four groups: Aces, Pitch or Ditch graduates, Pitch or Ditch guys and DTM’s (players you shouldn’t even think about starting). Keep in mind that these classifications are geared towards 12-team mixed leagues and are of course subject to change as the season progresses.

-Zach
 

Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, June 2

Pitch
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you
pick up
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and
their
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next guy. The
concept
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive
starters,
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent
wire
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of
“PoD”
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens
last
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.

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**411

Valuable Resources**

Big Z.jpg
CORY’S PICKS

Bergesen @ Hughes

Carmona @ Galarraga -
Carmona's only had one truly bad start this year

Price @
Marcum

Sheets
@
Matsuzaka
– Dice-K is
DTM

Kazmir @
Davies
– Do you trust
Kazmir vs. anyone right now? Not me

Feldman @ Floyd

Slowey @
Lee
 -
Good (team) matchup for Slowey

Kendrick @ Lowe - Lowe is hot, Phillies are
cold

Jackson @
Monasterios

J.Santana @
Richard

Zambrano
@
Duke
– great scenario for
Big Z’s return

Gallardo @
Volstad

Lannan @
Wandy
– Wandy is
off-limits until further notice

LeCure @ Carpenter

Francis @
Cain

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