Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 17-19

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Colon @ Alvarez – Colon vs. TOR this year (four starts): 6.86 ERA  1.73 WHIP

Gomez @ Swarzak – I’ll take a chance on Swarzak vs. weak CLE lineup.

Porcello @ Gonzalez – Porcello’s hot and he’s been solid on the road.

Niemann @ Lester

Big Erv @ Britton – Britton: 5.61 ERA  1.72 WHIP in seven starts since All-Star break.

Stewart @ Teaford

Lewis @ Vasquez

Sosa @ Lopez

Dickey @ T. Hudson – Dickey since All-Star break: 3.18 ERA  1.16 WHIP

Volstad @ Strasburg

Westbrook @ Oswalt

Gallardo @ Volquez

Surkamp @ Pomeranz – Surkamp has benefited from favorable matchups (vs. HOU, @SD, vs. SD). He’s in for a rude awakening here.

Collmenter @ LeBlanc – Collmenter 2 ER or less in six of his last seven starts.

McDonald @ Lilly

                                                                                                                                                SUNDAY

Nova @ McGowan – Nova a little risky here but he’s been very consistent.

Weaver @ VandenHurk

Price @ Wakefield

Danks @ Chen – Coming off 8 IP 0 ER outing, Chen’s a worthy start vs. erratic CWS lineup.

Masterson @ Diamond – Diamond’s a solid play in AL-only formats, but I don’t trust him in mixed leagues just yet.

Verlander @ Moscoso – Moscoso coming off shaky performance but his home splits are still impressive (6-2  2.50 ERA  0.95 WHIP)

Harrison @ King Felix

Greinke @ Willis

Hand @ Wang

Gee @ Beachy – Gee’s bouncing back but I still don’t trust him.

Myers @ Dempster – Myers is hot and I like the matchup for Dempster.

Cain @ Rogers

Saunders @ Harang – If you’re ever going to pitch Saundo, you might as well do it here.

Lincoln @ Billingsley – I’m fed up with Billingsley’s inconsistency.

Carpenter @ Hamels

                                                                                                                                              MONDAY

Simon @ Lackey (Gm 1)

Guthrie @ TBD (BOS) (Gm 2)

Pavano @ F. Garcia – Freddy’s really struggling of late.

Furbush @ Huff

Pineiro @ Morrow – Morrow’s very close to DTM.

Lohse @ Halladay

Minor @ Nolasco – I really don’t know what to do with Nolasco at this point…flip a coin.

Happ @ TBD (CIN)

Marcum @ Coleman

Luebke @ Millwood – Luebke’s actually been much better on the road than at home. I’m rolling the dice. Millwood’s an intriguing NL-only option.

Morton @ Kennedy

4 Comments

im in the championship in a 5×5 h to h league with daily lineups. i have lucroy backing up mauer and i only get 2 accuisitions for the week. should i use one on guys like hundley, montero, doumit, or salty?

Ed,

Yeah, I would. LuCroy’s in a deep slump and honestly, I’d rather have any of those other four catchers.

Zach

Man it’s quiet around here..anyway Zach got the next keeper to decide on, Michael Morse. He’s been a great pickup for me, putting up very good numbers this year, even if his value is limited slightly by our OBP league. Do you think he can repeat this/ do even better next year? My contract options for him are: 1yr= $6 ; 2yrs= $9 ; 3yrs= $11 ; or option year= $9 . Im thinking probably either 1 or 2 years again, let me know your thinking (5OF league obviously). Thanks.

BB,

Even though I don’t see Morse as a .300 hitter going forward, as his.348 BABIP is rather high, his power is legit. In a league where you start 5 OFs, I think I’d gamble and go two years for him. At the very worst, I think he gives you #4 OF production over the next couple of years, so 9 bucks is a pretty reasonable price.

Zach

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