Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 17

MLB: Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers


Hellickson @ Hammel – both have pitched better than the ERA would show

Maurer @ Jimenez – Ubaldo’s velocity is up, mechanics are tighter and it’s the Mariners

Buehrle @ Kuroda

Porcello @ Tepesch

Buchholz @ Worley

Sale @ Wilson – Wilson isn’t very good, but frankly neither are the White Sox

Shields @ Parker – Parker slowly rounding into form

Harvey @ Jackson

Cingrani @ Lee – important outing for Cingrani with Cueto back on Monday

Lyles @ Gomez

Cahill @ Slowey – back on Slowey train at home despite blowup in L.A.

Ryu @ Maholm

W. Peralta @ J. Garcia

Bumgarner @ De La Rosanot sold on DLR yet, not at home

G. Gonzalez @ Smith


ROS for SS, Aybar or Brandon Crawford?


I’ll go the boring route and side with the more proven player. Aybar.


Thx, Zach. I like boring. Just making sure I wasn’t missing the boat on Crawford.

I’m in a 12 team H2H standard 5×5 league, and I’m 7th in Wins, 3rd in Ks, 11th in ERA, and 8th in WHIP. With grads like Jose Fernandez and Marco Estrada available on the FA market, would you drop any of these guys to pick them up? Milone, Marcum, Beckett, McCarthy, Kennedy. I definitely need an improvement in my team’s ERA. (The rest of my pitching includes Lee, Pettitte, Ogando, Minor and Halladay).


Yeah, I’d have no issue dropping Marcum to pick up Fernandez, and Beckett for Estrada seems like a worthwhile swap as well.


10team 15×15 H2H dynasty- wondering if Hold or Ditch; R.A. Dickey, Kris Medlen, Dylan Bundy, Tony Cingrani, Julio Teheran, Todd Frazier, Will Middlebrooks. Am holding third at just 1/2 GB. Your insight greatly appreciated, thanks for all your past advice. – RingKings


Hold on all. I think they all carry enough dynasty league value to be worth a roster spot.


Nice to see Big Barrys POD chart back, he needs some credit though! We all know he came up with the idea.

Pick 2 from these CI/Util slumpers (OBP league):

Morales, Hosmer, Freeze, Moustakas, Middlebrooks.


That’s a tough one. I’ll say Morales/Hosmer but if you think it’ll be useful to hold onto a 3B, I might choose Freese over Hosmer.


I need some pitching help in my ten teamer. Any of these guys look tempting ( need 2)?
Wandy, Morrow, Mccarthy, or Estrada


Definitely yes on Wandy. The other guys are borderline for a 10-teamer right now but I think Morrow leads the pack. His upside is the greatest.


Hey Zach,
I’m considering offering Andrus and Hellickson to get King Felix. Am I giving up too much in this deal. My SS is Castro and my other SPs are Sale, Gio, Zimmerman, Holland, and Ryu.
Rich D.


I’m totally fine with that. The King is obviously the best player in the trade and I’d take Castro over Elvis anyway.


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