Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, April 18-20
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Harang @ Zimmermann – Harang an acceptable option in deeper leagues but I’ll play it safe in this matchup.
Al. Wood @ Dickey – Dickey off to a strong start.
Sale @ An. Sanchez
Salazar @ Hughes – Appealing matchup for Salazar in his first start of the season.
Bailey @ C. Martinez – Bailey could graduate to automatic start status soon but let me see one solid performance first.
Ross @ Hendricks – Hendricks worth monitoring but first start was ugly, despite it being at Coors.
Tillman @ Buchholz – Staying away from Clay.
Lohse @ Worley – Ditch Lohse until further notice.
Hahn @ Ventura
Wilson @ Keuchel
Latos @ deGrom – Impossible to trust Latos right now.
Tanaka @ Odorizzi
R. De La Rosa @ Heston – Heston very impressive so far.
Lewis @ King Felix
Lyles @ Greinke – Lyles deserves consideration in deep mixed/NL-only leagues but I’m not too thrilled about this matchup.
S. Miller @ D. Norris
Quintana @ Greene – Greene a prime sell-high candidate though.
Koehler @ Harvey – Koehler pitching well and boasts strong career numbers vs. Mets.
Pineda @ Andriese
W. Chen @ Porcello – I like Chen but this is not the place to use him.
Buchanan @ Strasburg
Garza @ Cole – The results just haven’t been there for Garza thus far.
Kazmir @ Duffy – Haven’t given up on Duffy but very difficult to trust him right now.
House @ May
Richards @ Feldman – I’ll chance it with Richards if he does in fact make this start.
Cashner @ Lester – I still think Cashner is overrated though.
Hellickson @ Hudson
Detwiler @ Paxton
Butler @ McCarthy – Butler has emerged onto the PoD radar but this is not a very good matchup.
Leake @ Wainwright – Leake disappointing so far, but I’ll give him another chance.
W. Chen @ Masterson
Sabathia @ Simon – The numbers say to pitch Simon, but he scares me.
Arrieta @ Burnett – 15-to-3 K/BB ratio for Burnett.
DeSclafani @ Peralta – How can you not pitch DeSclafani?
Bauer @ Danks
Gibson @ Volquez – I’ll never fully trust Volquez.
Despaigne @ J. De La Rosa – Keep an eye on Despaigne but too risky to pitch him at Coors.
Graveman @ Shoemaker – Graveman bounced back somewhat in his last start but I’m still wary of him.
Wojciechowski @ Iwakuma