Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 8/10
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It’s Friday, which means that a brand new two-start pitcher article is up on the site. Here’s a sampling. To read the full version, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
12-team mixed leagues
Taylor Jungmann (@CHC, vs. PHI)
Having allowed two or fewer runs in ten of his first 11 big league starts, it is safe to say that Jungmann has firmly established himself as a viable mixed league asset. Perhaps the most impressive of Jungmann’s stats is the two home runs allowed over 71 2/3 innings. Although expecting him to maintain his current 2.26 ERA is unreasonable, expecting him to continue his strong pitching through next week is not. Both the Cubs and Phillies rank in the bottom third of the NL in runs scored and in two combined starts versus these clubs this season, Jungmann has registered a 3.09 ERA to go along with 11 strikeouts across 11 2/3 innings.
Deeper mixed leagues
Luis Severino (@CLE, @TOR)
Severino certainly lived up to the hype in his big league debut on Wednesday, limiting the Red Sox to just one earned run on two hits over five innings with no walks and seven strikeouts. By now, he needs to be owned in all leagues. However, when considering Severino for next week, I would be hesitant to start him outside of deeper mixed leagues. On the road against the Blue Jays is arguably the toughest possible matchup for any pitcher, as Toronto leads the Majors in runs by a wide margin while Rogers Centre is one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league.
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