Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 18-20

MLB: Spring Training-Philadelphia Phillies at Baltimore Orioles



Saunders @ McAllister

Morrow @ Phelps – playing it safe on Morrow ‘til he proves he’s healthy

R. Hernandez @ Jurrjens

Santiago @ Blanton

Dempster @ Diamond

An. Sanchez @ Grimm – tough matchup for Grimm, play it safe

Big Erv @ Milone – love Milone at home

Hefner @ Feldman

Arroyo @ Kendrick – Kendrick has to be trusted until he proves otherwise

Bedard @ Burnett

Capuano @ Medlen

McCarthy @ Koehler – McCarthy appears to be “back”

Estrada @ LynnEstrada was superb last time, but this ain’t the Pirates

Lincecum @ Nicasio

Zimmermann @ Stults


King Felix @ Masterson

Dickey @ Sabathia

Moore @ Tillman

Lackey @ P. Hernandez – Lackey has been solid, back on the radar

Peavy @ Vargas – Vargas worth a look in deeper leagues, though

Mendoza @ Griffin

Fister @ Holland

Miley @ Nolasco

Magill @ Minor

Bailey @ Pettibone

Norris @ Locke – Locke worth a shot at home vs. Astros

Lohse @ Gast

Gee @ Wood – Gee a pure home/away matchup play

Haren @ Cashner

Zito @ Chatwood


Iwakuma @ Kazmir – gotta go with Kazmir at home vs. Mariners

TBD (TB) @ Ortiz

Hughes @ F. Garcia – tough matchup for Hughes, but I’ll take the shot on the road

Colon @ Lindblom

Lester @ Axelrod

Guthrie @ Harrell

Correia @ Teheran

Cueto @ Marcum – whose spot is Cueto taking, Cingrani or Leake??

Hamels @ Sanabia – mismatch of the day, so Marlins will probably win 7-2

Kershaw @ Gallardo

Corbin @ Garland

S. Miller @ Marquis

Detwiler @ Vogelsong – Detwiler not 100%, Vogelsong simply terrible

***ZACH SAYS “For Sunday, I’d take a chance on Tillman. He’s now strung together five straight quality starts and the Rays’ offense currently ranks next to last in the AL in runs scored on the road. For Monday, there’s no way I’m starting Hughes coming off his dreadful performance vs. the Mariners. In fact, I wouldn’t be opposed to flat out dropping him in any mixed league. He’s been way too erratic this year.”


Wondering what your feelings are on Roberto Hernandez? He has a great K/BB rate and a really unlucky HR rate. More generally, how long does a non-elite or big prospect pitcher have to succeed before you guys start to trust him?


I’d say a month (~5 starts) is a ballpark figure before I can feel totally confident using a guy for PoD purposes. In the case of Hernandez though, his track record hurts his cause as he’s let his fantasy owners down time and time again ever since that breakout ’07 season. I’m not sold on him yet, and keep in mind that his current strikeout rate is way higher than his career averages, so I’d expect significant regression there.


Hey Zach, just traded Partick Corbin, Starlin Castro, and Adam Eaton for Chris Sale, Joe Mauer, and Will Middlebrooks. I still have Jean Segura as SS and although it’s a 1 catcher league I’ve already been talking to another person about a Mauer trade (I have Rosario). How do you feel about the trade? 10 team H2H.



I’m OK with that. I love what I’m seeing from Segura, you’re getting a high-end catcher and a top flight SP. And it remains to be seen if Eaton will be as productive as he was last year once he comes back.


you might be right but sitting corbin seems ridiculous…

Ditch Corbin on Monday? Geez, what’s the guy gotta do to earn a Pitch? Coors Field notwithstanding!

Dropping A. Pettitte. Who would be the best pick-up? Jason Vargas, Bronson Arroyo or Juilo Teheran or maybe a spot start with Jerome Williams against Seattle

Maybe Wandy Rodriguez VS Cubs that one looks good?


Yeah, Wandy would be my choice.


Bench Corbin on Monday? Geez, what’s a guy gotta do to get a Pitch? Coors Field notwithstanding!

And just like that, Scott Kazmir gets dropped in 99.2% of leagues.

Awful to watch.

Corbin is a PITCH. J Williams is a lower-case pitch at home vs Seattle who travels from Cleveland to Anaheim.

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