Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 9/28

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Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 26-28


Marcus Stroman

Hey everyone,

This is it, the final two-start pitcher article of the 2015 season. So once more, here’s a sampling. To read the full version, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Looking to upgrade your fantasy starting rotation? Or maybe you just need to gain ground in wins and strikeouts? Then consider these pitchers, who are slated to make two starts each in Week 26.

12-team mixed leagues

Marcus Stroman (@BAL, @TB)

By now, Stroman needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues, regardless of size. Coming off Wednesday night’s dominant outing against the Yankees in which he tossed seven shutout innings, the 24-year-old heads into this two-start week boasting a 3-0 record, 1.89 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through three starts since making his season debut earlier this month. A road meeting with the Orioles is not an ideal matchup, but Stroman is the kind of talent that should be trusted even in the tougher matchups. Softening next week’s schedule is the second start, on the road against a Rays club that has scored the fewest runs of any team in the AL.

Deeper mixed leagues

Wade Miley (@NYY, @CLE)

Miley’s first season in Boston has been one of ups and downs, but through his first three starts in September, the 28-year-old lefty boasts a 2.78 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP. Despite still ranking 2nd in the Majors in runs scored this season, the Yankees offense has cooled off considerably in September, ranking 17th in runs and 26th in OPS. Meanwhile, the Indians are tied for 25th in the Majors in runs this month. Considering his inconsistent performance this season, there’s a good chance that Miley is on your league’s waiver wire, even in deeper mixed formats.

All statistics are accurate through the completion of Wednesday’s games.

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Hey Zach –
Keep Dickerson or Yelich in a 5×5 OPS dynasty league (both at the same price)?

Sorry, scratch that question and replace it with this one:
How would you rank these guys for dynasty: Buxton, Yelich, Franco, Castro
And how would that change for 2016 alone?

Thanks for your work, Zach –

For dynasty leagues, I’d rank them in the order you list them here. For 2016, I’d go Yelich, Franco, Buxton, Castro.


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