Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, July 2

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves


Peralta @ Happ – Peralta is slowly regressing and the Jays can rake… proceed with caution

Odorizzi @ Nuno

Chavez @ Verlander – only because Verlander was better last time out, but I’m not optimistic…

Vargas @ Correia

Young @ Peacock

T. Wood @ Workman

Mikolas @ Tillman

Skaggs @ Danks – medium risk/medium reward on both… let your categories be your guide

Bauer @ Ryu

Cueto @ Ross – matchup of the night

Matzek @ Fister

C. Anderson @ Morton – love Morton at home

deGrom @ Teheran

Hamels @ Koehler – 10-of-13 QS for Hamels but only 2 wins… yeesh

Wainwright @ Vogelsong

***ZACH SAYS “I’d take the conservative route and ditch Peralta, who is coming off a so-so June (4.22 ERA). To me, the risk of pitching him versus a top-notch offense in an AL park far outweighs the reward. Agree on rest.”


10TH2H Dynasty – With Harper and T Walker activated I need to drop two, who would you choose from….
Mookie Betts (SS in Yahoo), Wheeler, Stroman, Allen Craig (have M Adams), Machado (have Migi), or DL’d Paxton, Myers, or Fielder (career done?). Thanks RK

That’s a very tough call, but at this point I’d have to say Wheeler and Paxton. Wheeler has regressed this year and is still walking too many hitters. Yeah, he’s still young enough to turn things around, but the sample size is large enough to make an early evaluation, and I’m just not impressed. Paxton has pitched well in his limited time in the big leagues but it’s only been 36 innings. He’s coming off a mediocre minor league season in 2013 and Walker is the better Mariners pitching prospect. On a general note, when it comes to keeper/dynasty formats, I’ll always favor hitters over pitchers.


Im thinking to drop Addison Reed for Joe Smith? I have Francisco Rodriguez and Casey Jansen. What is your thoughts on this move?

Let’s not overreact with Reed. He’s had a few blown saves but the overall numbers aren’t too bad. I’d pick up Joe Smith without dropping Reed and then use the closer depth to make a trade for an upgrade at a different position. Closers will always have value, as there’s a finite number of them out there, so it doesn’t make much sense to dump one without getting anything in return. In other words, you can never have too many closers on your roster.


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