Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 10-12

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

VandenHurk @ Alvarez – Owners in deeper leagues should take a chance on Alvarez here.

Carmona @ Humber – Both struggling lately.

Swarzak @ Scherzer

Cahill @ Ogando – Ogando worth a shot vs. anemic A’s lineup.

Weiland @ Hellickson

Sabathia @ Haren

Paulino @ Pineda – Great spot to pitch Paulino

Wells @ Capuano – Capuano getting the job done at home this year and Wells is hot!

Arroyo @ White – This has all the makings of a slugfest.

An. Sanchez @ Locke – Anibal is settling down.

Wandy @ Lannan

Lee @ Wolf – Wolf has been inconsistent of late and it’s the Phils.

Lowe @ J. Garcia – Lowe in four career starts at the new Busch Stadium: 0-4  8.57 ERA  1.86 WHIP  .371 BAA

Stauffer @ Miley – Stauffer too risky in this matchup. Miley an intriguing option but only in deeper leagues.

Kuroda @ Vogelsong

                                                                                                                                                 SUNDAY

Diamond @ Fister

Hunter @ McGowan

Lester @ Shields

Jimenez @ Stewart – Three straight quality starts for Ubaldo.

Harden @ Wilson – I don’t trust Harden here.

F. Garcia @ Big Erv – Freddy coming off shelling…I’ll pass.

Chen @ Vasquez – I’m giving Chen one more chance!

Vazquez @ McDonald – McDonald dominant since All-Star break (3.26 ERA  1.24 WHIP)

Sosa @ Strasburg

Worley @ Gallardo

T. Hudson @ Westbrook

Willis @ Pomeranz – Tough opening test for Pomeranz.

Lilly @ Bumgarner

LeBlanc @ Collmenter – Collmenter seems to be back on track.

Garza @ Batista

                                                                                                                                              MONDAY

Niemann @ Britton – Niemann very mediocre lately…I’ll sit this one out.

Porcello @ Peavy

Pineiro @ Gonzalez – Not giving up on Gio.

Hughes @ King Felix – Still don’t trust Hughes, regardless of the matchup.

Lohse @ Lincoln – I like Lincoln but this isn’t the time to pitch him.

Lopez @ Leake – Leake close to being shut down.

Volstad @ Beachy

Wang @ Dickey – Dickey en fuego since All-Star break: 3.24 ERA  1.16 WHIP

Oswalt @ Myers

Saunders @ Eveland

Harang @ Surkamp – Surkamp a worthy play in NL-only leagues.

6 Comments

Coming out of bye week into 2nd round of playoffs I have sone serious health concerns: Stanton, Cruz, & Choo all banged up and not looking like they’ll help me this round. Options are: Jason Bay, Omar Infante, Francour, J Jay, J Reddick, or Pagan. Not exactly cream of the crop but I’m looking for hottest bat that can conitinue…I’m thinking either Reddick or Francour cuz I’m very thin in RF now.

I don’t need any specific categories…just someone who won’t kill me and can help the cause!

Thanks as always,
Josh A

Josh,

Bay is hot right now (.357 AVG 3 HR 12 RBI in September) but Francoeur is equally hot (.341 AVG 3 HR 9 RBI in September) and is also very streaky, so I have no problem with you going with him if you need a RF as opposed to a LF.

Zach

Im in a binder for pitching this week. Im in the Semis Finals – Who is more of a sure thing – Harang @ Surkamp ( Giants ) or Saunders @ Dodgers ????

Anthony,

I prefer Harang. He’s been more consistent on the whole this year, strikes out more guys than Saunders does, and the Giants lineup is weaker than the Dodgers lineup.

Zach

Options available for tmrw: Harrison vs Cle, Leake Vs ChC, Minor vs Fla, Dempster @ Cin or J Williams @ Oak.
what do you think? Which should I pick up?
Shud I keep any of them after start tmrw? minor?

Thanks as always,
Josh A

Josh,

The only one of those that I don’t like is Dempster. The other three are definitely worthy starts. See how it goes before deciding who to keep beyond tomorrow.

Zach

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