Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, August 18
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 day. 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.
Holland @ Shields -
ditch both, watch the show!
Bonderman @ Moseley -
Moseley worth a gamble in deeper leagues
Kazmir @ Lackey -
hard to trust either
T.Hudson – I keep waiting for Hudson’s luck to run out and he
keeps getting better!
Volquez @ R. Lopez -
Volquez worth a shot if you can risk ERA and WHIP for K’s and wins
Kuroda – Hammel has come back to earth
***Zach says “Pitch Carmona if you’re not projected to go way over your league’s innings limit. Yeah, Fausto’s been inconsistent this year, but I love the matchup. Agree on rest.”