Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, August 23-25

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Farmer @ Pino (Gm 1)

Verlander @ May (Gm 2) – Verlander was actually on a roll before his last start.

Carroll @ Kuroda – Kuroda coming off solid bounce back outing.

Hellickson @ Buehrle – Not trusting Hellickson in less than ideal matchup.

Young @ Workman – Workman a decent play in deeper leagues but I’m lukewarm on him for this one.

McHugh @ Salazar – Feel free to sit Salazar if you’re protecting your ratios.

Guthrie @ Tepesch

Wilson @ Lester – Wilson risky here but he seems to be figuring things out.

Norris @ Hendricks – Norris very quietly putting together an impressive season. Tough matchup for Hendricks but he’s been outstanding.

Lincecum @ Zimmermann

Wainwright @ Buchanan

Volquez @ Peralta

Big Erv @ Leake – Leake hasn’t been as sharp lately but he’s worth a shot here.

Koehler @ Lyles

Cashner @ Nuno – Not concerned about pitching Cashner in return outing.

deGrom @ Greinke – Ditto for deGrom.

SUNDAY

Oberholtzer @ Bauer – Bauer has gone a month without posting two straight quality starts.

Sale @ Capuano – Capuano a serviceable AL-only/very deep mixed league option.

Archer @ Hutchison

Iwakuma @ Webster – Risk outweighs the reward for Webster.

Scherzer @ Gibson – Can’t trust Gibson against upper-tier lineups.

Vargas @ Mikolas – A little nervous about Vargas here but these aren’t your older brother’s Rangers.

Weaver @ Kazmir

Harang @ Simon – Harang unpredictable but Reds not a very good offense this year.

Vogelsong @ Strasburg – Vogelsong a true borderline call. Let the categories make your decision.

Masterson @ Williams

Worley @ Fiers – I’m back to not trusting Worley.

M. Gonzalez @ Wada – Gonzalez has been a popular PoD choice of mine all year. Not digging this matchup for Wada.

Colon @ Correia

Hand @ Bergman

Kennedy @ C. Anderson – Very favorable matchup for Anderson, who is looking for a rebound performance.

MONDAY

Pineda @ Shields

Odorizzi @ Tillman

Buchholz @ Happ

Samardzija @ Feldman

Cosart @ LeBlanc

Mikolas @ Elias

Roark @ Burnett – Burnett is a ditch until further notice. Don’t bother chasing K’s.

Lackey @ Liriano – Lackey getting his groove back.

Lohse @ Stults

Matzek @ Peavy – Peavy 3 ER or less in each of his last three starts and Rockies are a poor offense away from Coors.

3 Comments

Lackey or Harang in NL only league? Chasing W’s and K’s ahead in ERA and WHIP.

Also have Vogelsong and Colon.

I’d rank the four SP’s Colon, Lackey, Harang, Vogelsong.

Zach

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