Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, September 2
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.
PoD chart August 10.pdf UPDATED CHART COMING SOON!
Sabathia – Braden risky but he’s on a roll…pitch if you’re willing to gamble
Bergesen – Dice-K a bit shaky of late but K rate consistently strong
Baker – Baker coming off two straight stellar outings and at home
Fister – Fister excellent at home this year (2.99 ERA)
J. Santana @ T.
Hudson – Nice!
Chacin – Blanton pitching well lately but this could get ugly
@ Sabathia – Braden too risky at the Yankees
@ Bergesen – Dice-K a reasonable gamble for chasing K’s and wins
Verlander @ Baker – Baker a
big disappointment this year and not trustworthy
@ Fister – good matchup for Fister at home vs. weak offense
Santana @ T. Hudson
@ Chacin – Blanton pitching well, but risky in COL