Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 6/22
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12-team mixed leagues
Jesse Chavez (@TEX, vs. KC)
Chavez was flat out dominant on Wednesday against the Padres, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out 11 and registering his sixth quality start in his last seven outings. In 11 starts since being inserted into the A’s starting rotation, the 31-year-old right-hander has posted a 2.75 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 7.6 K/9. Both the Rangers and Royals rank in the top half of the Majors in runs, so next week’s matchups are far from easy. That said, the Royals offense has faded of late, ranking 11th in the AL in runs scored this month. All in all, however, this is a situation where I will place more importance on recent performance than quality of opponent, so I would not hesitate to pitch Chavez.
Deeper mixed leagues
Chase Anderson (@COL, @SD)
Anderson is a risky play thanks to the upcoming start at Coors Field combined with the fact that he struggled in his one previous start against the Rockies this season (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER on April 27), which is why I would only consider him in deeper mixed league formats. Now onto the positives. Anderson has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his last nine starts and has enjoyed considerable success in his two starts against the Padres this year, pitching to a 2.08 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. If you are in a mixed league of greater than 12 teams and Anderson is for some reason still on the waiver wire, he needs to be picked up immediately.
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