Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 8/31
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My latest two-start pitcher article is now up on the site, so as is the custom on Fridays, here’s a sampling. For the complete version, click on the link at the bottom of this post. Note that all stats are accurate through Wednesday.
Need to upgrade your fantasy starting rotation? Or maybe gaining ground in wins and strikeouts are your primary goals? Then consider these pitchers, who are scheduled to make two starts each in Week 22.
12-team mixed leagues
Chris Bassitt (vs. LAA, vs. SEA)
Bassitt’s streak of seven consecutive quality starts came to an end on Wednesday, but he was facing a Mariners lineup that ranks 4th in the AL in runs scored this month. While he does have to face the Mariners again next week, Bassitt will also go up against an Angels club that ranks last in the Majors in runs scored in August. The 26-year-old righty has also been a far more effective pitcher at home (1.83 ERA) than on the road (4.34 ERA) this season, a fact that bodes well for next week.
Deeper mixed leagues
Bartolo Colon (vs. PHI, @MIA)
Over the past month, Colon has alternated strong outings with mediocre at best outings, so he is tough to fully trust. That said, coming off Wednesday’s gem in Philadelphia, the 42-year-old has a good chance to make it two or maybe even three straight strong outings. Colon will again face the Phillies before going up against a Marlins club that he has dominated this season to the tune of a 2.83 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in four starts.
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