Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, April 22

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Jeremy Guthrie

CORY’S PICKS

Kluber @ Samardzija

Lackey @ Fister

Cosart @ Hamels

Hammel @ Worley – Pirates are scuffling big-time right now

Jimenez @ Ar. Sanchez

Warren @ Price

Stults @ Gee – hard to trust Gee at this point… too bad for too long

Kelly @ Karns – playing it safe with Karns vs. BoSox bats

Pelfrey @ Guthrie – home start vs. a weak offense, why not?

Cueto @ Nelson

Shields @ Kendrick

Gallardo @ Bradley

Gray @ Weaver – Weaver was better last time out but the A’s are too scary for now

R. Hernandez @ Happ

Kershaw @ Bumgarner – stay up late for this one!

***ZACH SAYS “In deeper leagues, I’d consider Cosart versus a sub-par Phillies lineup. He pitched well in his season debut before getting roughed up by the Mets his last time out, but the Mets have roughed up a number of pitchers so far this season.”

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15 Comments

who would you consider lucroy or wieters to have on your dl till they return? I have McCann and i want to have a good catcher duo who would be the better ones to have?
Thanks for your feed back i wanted to know because someone dropped lucroy and i had him last year…..kinda want him back.

Lucroy, without question. He’s arguably the second best catcher in fantasy when healthy.

Zach

Zach,

I have David Wright on my DL and only machado to back him up and machado has been horrible. I’ve been offered Beltre for J.Shields but Beltre has been so bad I’m afraid to do it. Pitching has been somewhat of a strength. My other pitchers are Greinke, Weaver, Kennedy, Miller, Jiminez as my starters. Should I do it? 10 team roto 7×7 Yada Yada yada

Dmenz

It’s a fair trade, but I’d sooner let Machado or some other waiver wire 3B hold down the fort until Wright returns in a few weeks rather than sacrificing Shields. If Wright was out for the season, it would be a different story, but a few weeks is manageable.

Zach

Hey 411,

Better roto player with OBP for ROS in a keeper league : Werth or Tomas?

As always,

As long as you’re not in rebuild mode, I’d have to say Werth. Tomas is too much of a question mark when it comes to 2015.

Zach

In a 10 team H2H points league, I might need to pick up a pitcher for Sunday. My options are Nick Martinez vs. Hector Santiago, or Hector vs. Nick as both are available and interesting to me, at least. In the mix at the moment are Haren, Niese and Morrow. Niese could be interesting, yet the game is @ Yankees and it’s pride week.

Thanks for your thoughts

I actually like Niese. He’s historically done well against the Yankees (1.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP in three starts since 2012). I’d normally say Haren but I don’t particularly like the matchup vs. the Nats.

Zach

Thanks for the input Zach. That’s a choice that’s more in my comfort zone as well.

Sorry, but one more quick question… Gattis or Mesoraco ROS?

Tomas was dropped in my league….Would you drop any of the following for him….Polanco, springer, Markakis, Pagan, L Martin, Heyward

Nah, I’d pass on Tomas for now.

Zach

Please tell me it’ll get better! 5×5, 15 team mixed, NFBC. I have 7 total offensive points. I’m last in 4 of 5 categories. My offense is based around Pujols (1B), Kipnis (2B), Longoria (3B), Trout, Braun, Eaton, Werth, Cuddyer (OF), Daniel Murphy (MI), Matt Adams (CI) and ARam (U). That’s not a last place offense, is it?

Absolutely not. Hang in there!

Zach

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