Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 16-18

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Chris Heston

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Al. Wood @ Latos – Latos seems to have figured things out.

Colome @ May – Still a believer in Colome despite blowup versus Yankees but I’ll play it safe and sit him versus a Twins offense that ranks 1st in the AL in runs scored this month.

Price @ Lyons

Cole @ Lester

Shoemaker @ B. Norris – Shoemaker has been erratic so far, and I don’t like this matchup.

Bradley @ Williams – Bradley a bit risky in his first start back but the matchup is too good to pass up.

Sabathia @ Duffy – Gaining confidence in CC but not ready to pitch him just yet.

Vogelsong @ Leake – Still not trusting Vogelsong.

Estrada @ Feldman

Garza @ deGrom – Garza trying for his fifth straight quality start.

Salazar @ Lewis – Tough not to start Lewis right now.

Scherzer @ Cashner

Danks @ Chavez – Chavez putting up strong K numbers and this is a favorable matchup.

Porcello @ King Felix – Sticking with Porcello.

J. De La Rosa @ Greinke

SUNDAY

Heston @ DeSclafani – Heston scares me a bit but too hard to sit him coming off his last outing.

Peralta @ Syndergaard – Peralta 2 ER or less in each of his last four starts.

Miller @ Koehler – Koehler worth considering in deeper leagues.

Richards @ Jimenez – I can never trust Ubaldo.

Collmenter @ O’Sullivan – Collmenter’s last outing was so awful that he’s at least temporarily unplayable.

Eovaldi @ Volquez – Going for it with Eovaldi despite unfavorable matchup.

Archer @ Gibson

Buehrle @ McHugh

Burnett @ Arrieta

Carrasco @ N. Martinez

Samardzija @ Kazmir – Shark owners need to keep trotting him out there.

Wright @ Paxton – Paxton in a nice groove.

Kendrick @ Bolsinger

Strasburg @ Kennedy – Strasburg owners shouldn’t panic. Kennedy is beginning to annoy me but I’ll pitch him anyway.

Simon @ Lynn – I remain skeptical on Simon but you have to honor the results.

MONDAY

Wilson @ Redmond – Wilson pitching very well right now but this matchup is about as tough as it gets.

Lackey @ Harvey

Fiers @ Lobstein – Playing it safe with Fiers in this matchup.

R. De La Rosa @ Haren – De La Rosa no sure thing but I’ll chance it.

Kluber @ Sale – All is well in Kluber Land.

Pomeranz @ McCullers – Pomeranz is 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA on the road this season.

Hamels @ Lyles

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9 Comments

Start which 2 of 3 among Syndergaard, Archer and Lynn?

Archer and Lynn. Just safer overall.

Zach

Hey,

Question for a trade in 3yr keeper league. (Can’t keep 1st round picks)

Id get Rizzo for:
Rusney Castillo (10th round) & Kazmir (FA)
OR
Teixeira (FA pick up means he is worth 20 round pick) & Kluber (3rd round)

Thoughts on getting Rizzo for the one year over 3 of Rusney? I’m leaning towards Teixeira & Kluber…

Just to be clear Rizzo was first round pick!

I’m always a proponent of playing to win now if you have a legitimate shot, so I obviously like both of those trades. I slightly prefer the first one.

Zach

thoughts on Boxberger ROS with McGee coming back…

Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Boxberger has more saves than McGee from here on out. Word is that the Rays won’t hand the closer job back to McGee right away, and if Boxberger continues to pitch like this, McGee will have a short leash even if he ends up taking over.

Zach

You like wada? In a deep league struggling to fill my last rotation spot. I been looking at Nelson , Pomeranz , Wada, Greene.

I’d rank those pitchers in the order you listed them.

Zach

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