Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 8/3
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As is the Friday routine, here’s a sampling of my latest two-start pitcher article. For the full version, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
Need to upgrade your fantasy starting staff? Or maybe gaining points in wins and strikeouts is your main goal? Then consider these pitchers, who are in line to make two starts each in Week 18.
12-team mixed leagues
Tom Koehler (vs. NYM, @ATL)
Prior to Koehler’s shaky performance against the Nationals on Wednesday, he had allowed two or fewer runs in six straight starts, so I’m comfortable with giving him a pass for one poor outing against a high-end offense. Look for far better results next week, when Koehler faces the Mets, the third-lowest scoring team in the Majors, followed by a Braves club that ranks 24th in the Majors in runs and last in homers.
Deeper mixed leagues
Wily Peralta (vs. SD, vs. STL)
Following a two-plus month stint on the DL, Peralta delivered a strong performance on Tuesday, tossing six innings of two-run ball against a potent Giants lineup. Let’s not forget that this is a pitcher who won 17 games last season to go along with a 3.53 ERA. In other words, he carries enough of a track record to suggest that he can serve as a quality back end of the rotation fantasy option from here on out. Don’t be surprised if he soon enters the 12-team mixed league picture. For now though, owners in deeper mixed leagues need to make sure that Peralta is not on the waiver wire. The Cardinals and Padres rank 18th and 22nd respectively in the Majors in runs scored and 15th and 29th in OPS, so he’s certainly worth the risk for the two-start week.
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