Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 27-29

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Steven Matz

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Gallardo @ Redmond – Gallardo very impressive so far this year but I’m not chancing it in this matchup.

Gibson @ Garza – Gibson tempting here but low K rate limits his upside.

G. Gonzalez @ Morgan – Gio coming off strong bounce back outing.

Young @ Kazmir – Losing faith in Young and this is a tough matchup.

Teheran @ Morton – This one could be 2-1 or 10-9. I’ll go for it.

Rusin @ Lincecum – Tiny Tim has struggled lately.

Danks @ Ryan

Tanaka @ Oberholtzer

Lorenzen @ Harvey – Favorable matchup makes Lorenzen worth considering in deeper formats.

Kershaw @ Koehler – Koehler has been dominant at home (1.52 ERA) but I’ll play it safe versus Dodgers.

Miley @ Andriese

Co. Anderson @ Tillman

Happ @ Richards

TBD (CHC) @ Wacha

Hellickson @ Cashner – Cashner too inconsistent to trust, even at Petco.

SUNDAY

C. Gonzalez @ Hutchison – Nightmare matchup for Chi Chi. Still wary of Hutchison.

Samardzija @ Price – Samardzija over his last three starts: 3.00 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 21 K in 21 IP.

Smith @ Matz – Pitch Matz in his big league debut? Sure, why not?

Greinke @ Urena

Masterson @ Archer

Bauer @ Jimenez – Both are too risky for my liking.

Strasburg @ Correia

Al. Wood @ Locke – Pirates having a tough time scoring runs lately.

Milone @ Fiers – Still a believer in Fiers.

Pineda @ McHugh – McHugh’s overall numbers are mediocre, but he is coming off one of his better outings of the season.

King Felix @ Santiago – Santiago continues to get it done.

Guthrie @ Chavez – Chavez boasts a 1.75 ERA at home this season.

Kendrick @ Bumgarner

Ch. Anderson @ Despaigne – Anderson has dominated the Padres this year (2.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP over two starts).

Hammel @ C. Martinez

MONDAY

Wandy @ B. Norris

Nelson @ O’Sullivan – Fresh off gem vs. Mets, Nelson is rewarded with another favorable matchup.

Buchholz @ Dickey – Not trusting either in this matchup.

Pelfrey @ Leake – Twins offense has been dismal on the road (28th in Majors in runs scored).

Co. Anderson @ Karns

Blanton @ McCullers – Challenging matchup for McCullers, but I think he’s up for it.

Bolsinger @ Webster

Sabathia @ Wilson – Wilson worth using in deeper leagues but he is a blowup risk here.

Hale @ Graveman – Graveman’s ERA in June is 2.31 and the Rockies can’t hit on the road.

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8 Comments

Zach,

My starting rotation has been killing me lately so I am just curious if you can give me your take on it. Are there any names you would outright drop? Should I stand pat and just be patient? I am at a loss. My rotation is Greinke, Cueto, Shields, Carrasco, A.Sanchez, Tanaka, and J.Fernandez on my DL with my closers being kimbrel, jansen, holland and miller on DL.

Dmenz

Zach.

I also need advice on a 2nd baseman, I lost pedroia to the dl for a while and had no backup. I picked up odor because im lacking a little in speed but hes done nothing the past couple days, the best available on the wire is probably phillips or forsythe,
should i stick with odor or look for something else? maybe someone up and coming whom im not aware of that might be owned in less leagues than you think they should be?

thanks for everything zach

Dmenz

Well, it looks like Odor has finally woken up. I’d stick with him for a couple weeks and see what happens.

Zach

I’m still very confident in that group. I wouldn’t be concerned.

Zach

Would you drop Josh Harrison to pick up Odor?

I’d hang onto Harrison. He’s more proven and it remains to be seen if Odor’s improvement is for real or if it’s just an isolated hot streak.

Zach

paulsen or rosario ros?

Rosario. Their stats are similar so I’ll take the guy with the more proven track record.

Zach

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