Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 9/14

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Carlos Rodon

Hey everyone,

As usual, here’s a portion of my latest two-start pitcher article. To read the full version, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

24 days to go! Good luck to all down the stretch.

12-team mixed leagues

Carlos Rodon (vs. OAK, @CLE)

Take a look at Rodon’s season stat line, which includes a 3.94 ERA and 1.46 WHIP, and you would never know just how dominant the rookie righty has been of late. Over his last six starts, the 22-year-old boasts a 1.76 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP to go along with 41 strikeouts across 41 innings. At this point, the chances of Rodon actually being available in your league are slim, but Rodon owners who are not quite convinced that he has turned the corner should note that the Indians and A’s rank 19th and 26th respectively in the Majors in runs scored since the All-Star break. Plus, in three starts against the Indians this season, Rodon has allowed a combined two runs over 19 2/3 innings with 21 strikeouts. Start him with confidence next week.

Deeper mixed leagues

Julio Teheran (vs. TOR, vs. PHI)

On the whole, Teheran’s 2015 season has been a disappointing one. But hidden beneath his 4.38 ERA and 1.32 WHIP is his 3.71 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 13 starts since the beginning of July. Owners in 12-team mixed leagues might want to avoid Teheran next week due to the matchup against the Blue Jays, the highest-scoring offense in the Majors, but the Braves righty is worth consideration in deeper formats. Teheran will be facing the Jays at Turner Field, where he’s 7-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 14 starts this season. As for his second matchup of the week, the Braves righty has registered a superb 1.29 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in three starts against the Phillies this year.

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