Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 6/15
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Here’s a sampling from my latest two-start pitcher piece, which is now up on the site. For the complete article, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
12-TEAM MIXED LEAGUES
Taijuan Walker (@SF, vs. HOU)
At this point, Walker should be owned in all 12-team mixed leagues and started in the vast majority of them. After a shaky beginning to the season, the former top prospect seems to have figured things out at the big league level, going 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 21-to-3 K/BB over his last three starts. These matchups aren’t exactly favorable, as the Giants and Astros both rank in the top half of the Majors in runs scored. That said, when on his game, Walker is the kind of pitcher who can dominate any lineup. His high-end strikeout ability further enhances his appeal as a two-start option.
DEEPER MIXED LEAGUES
Charlie Morton (vs. CHW, @WAS)
After opening the season on the DL, Morton returned to action late last month, and he’s been dominant for the most part, pitching at least seven innings while allowing no more than two runs in three of his four outings. Morton will not contribute much in the strikeout department, but he does carry a quality track record in recent years, including a 3.52 ERA and 1.28 WHIP from 2013-2014. The White Sox rank 28th in the Majors in runs scored this season and while the Nationals lineup is dangerous, Washington’s offense has struggled of late, ranking last in the NL in runs scored in the month of June.
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