Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Sunday, July 11-12

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Chris Heston

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Buehrle @ Young

Simon @ Hughes – Hughes pitching a lot better of late but I still don’t trust him against the Tigers.

Sale @ Lester

Corbin @ Harvey – Corbin was good enough in his season debut to trust in a favorable matchup like this one.

Wisler @ J. De La Rosa

DeSclafani @ Latos – Taking a chance on Latos, though I understand if you’re hesitant to do so.

Keuchel @ Odorizzi – Less than favorable matchup for Odorizzi in his return, so I’ll play it safe.

Bassitt @ Carrasco – Sticking with Carrasco.

Zimmermann @ M. Gonzalez – Tough opponent for Gonzalez but he’s 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA in seven home starts this season.

Nova @ E. Rodriguez – Nova strictly a deep mixed/AL-only league option for this one.

Lackey @ Burnett

Shields @ Lewis

Buchanan @ Vogelsong – Vogelsong worth considering in NL-only leagues though for this matchup.

Wilson @ Iwakuma – Iwakuma still shaking off the rust, so I’ll sit this one out.

Jungmann @ TBD (LAD) – Jungmann has been a pleasant surprise, but this matchup is too tough for mixed league purposes.

SUNDAY

Gray @ Kluber

R. De La Rosa @ Niese – Nice matchup for Rubby while Niese is working on six straight quality starts.

Cueto @ Haren

McCullers @ Moore – Not trusting Moore just yet.

Eovaldi @ Miley – Both have pitched well lately but both have difficult matchups.

Fister @ W. Chen – Take a look at Chen’s stats and you’ll see why I’m pitching him, even vs. Nats.

Doubront @ Volquez

Greene @ Gibson – Gibson a very tough call vs. Tigers but in a 12-team mixed, I’d lean towards ditching.

Quintana @ Arrieta

T. Ross @ Gallardo – Ross a risky play here, but the K upside wins me over.

Billingsley @ Heston – Excellent matchup for Heston.

Heaney @ Walker – Get used to these names going forward!

Lohse @ B. Anderson

Banuelos @ Bettis

Cooney @ Liriano

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12 Comments

Hi, I am hoping to get some sage advice on a trade offer I received. I am in a 10 team H2H league, with 5 keepers, plus 2 rookie keepers. No penalties, keep as long as you want. My 5 are Kershaw, Bautista, Puig, Hanley, Kipnis, and 2 rookies are Pederson and Buxton. I was offered a first round pick (6th round overall) for either Kershaw or Bautista. I am in last place and still depressed at how poor my team is. I am really hesitant giving up either of those two, but was thinking of offering Puig, even though most circles think that would be a mistake. I could move Pederson or Buxton to my main keepers, but I don’t see them being at that level by next season. The only other players on my roster worth mentioning are Votto, Cruz, and Kemp, none of which are keepers. Should I just stay put and hope for next season or make a move? Perhaps try shopping the non-keepers for the 1st rounder? Really appreciate any input as I am HORRIBLE at evaluating trade ramifications. Thanks!

Without knowing who would be available in the first round of the regular draft, I’d take the conservative route and stick with the seven guys you have there. It’s a fine group. Of course, if you can trade some of your non-keepers who might be keepers for other teams (Votto, Cruz, Kemp etc.) in exchange for additional draft picks, there’s no reason not to do that.

Zach

I added Beachy to my DL, would you drop Beachy or cut one of my SP to activate him, 14 team league… Gallardo, Salazar , Walker , Gio Gonzalez , Odorizzi, Rodon, Corbin. Keep them and just forget Beachy or drop someone for him.

I’d drop Beachy. He didn’t look particularly great in his debut and I think it will take him some time, maybe the rest of this season, to get back to his previous level of performance.

Zach

have Holt and Ahmed on my roster for MI in 12 team head to head league with hanley my starter at SS and Wong at 2B dropping Holt for Espinosa? Looks like he may be the hitter he was a few seasons ago……

Hold onto Holt. I’m still not a believer in Espinosa. He’s very streaky and has teased us plenty of times before.

Zach

Trade: I give up L. Lynn (6th rd) and C. Calhoun (8th rd) and get J. Bautista (1st Rd).

Thoughts?

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12 team mixed weekly H2H (total points) keeper league. No negative pts for Hitting.I needed better points bat and sought power.

I have Moore, Rodon, or E. Rodriquez to rotate in the final spot. Other 8 arms I usually go with (SP or RP are treated same as its just total points) are King Felix, J. Fernandez, C. Carrasco, Chapman, Robertson, Familia, Syndegaard and Corbin.

My 12 bats are now: S. Perez, C, Santana, D, Gordon, J. Peralta, M. Carpenter, R. Odor, M. Franco, A. Jones, J. Bautista, J. Hamilton, AJ Pollock, and M. Sano (using JH Kang while Gordon is out)


– BDH in DC

I don’t have a problem with this. You did give up a lot of value but got the best player in the deal while addressing a need.

Zach

for 2nd half of season……still have Ahmed and I know you like Andrus…..Andrus and Rollins are both available in my league…..would you drop Ahmed or Espinosa for either or both

Zach,

So I made yet another trade and was wondering what your thoughts are.

I gave up Kemp and J.Fernandez and 5th round pick in 16

I received D.Gordon, L.Cain and a 4th rounder.

I really need speed and I think I’m still good enough on the pitching end of things to take the hit.

Dmenz

My pitching is Kluber, Carrasco, Shields, Samardja, Tanaka and S.Miller with Perkins, Jansen, Kimbrel and Osuna closing.

whats your take on Suarez for Cincinnati as a MI

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