The Inaugural Pitch or Ditch for 2016 (Monday, April 4)

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Zach here,

New season, and Pitch or Ditch is back. PoD has been a vital part of the 411 from the very beginning, and that’s not going to change in 2016. The exclusive home of Pitch or Ditch will be right here on the blog, so get ready for daily posts listing all of the probable starters for the following day’s games along with our all-important decisions and some commentary where applicable. Although the main goal of the Pitch or Ditch strategy is to search the waiver wire for starters who have pitched well of late and are heading into a favorable matchup, it’s also important to know when to bench or even drop a struggling SP currently on your roster. Unless otherwise noted, these picks are geared towards 12-team mixed leagues, and of course, 12-team mixed leagues that allow for daily transactions. Let’s get started!

Raisel Iglesias

ZACH’S PICKS (Bold = Pitch)

Keuchel @ Tanaka (PPD)

Bumgarner @ Peralta

Big Erv @ Tillman – Keep an eye on Erv but this is a tough matchup.

King Felix @ Hamels

Price @ Kluber (PPD)

Hellickson @ Iglesias – Breakout season for Iglesias? He should get off to a nice start here.

Scherzer @ Teheran

Kershaw @ T. Ross

Dickey @ Smyly – Tough opening matchup for Smyly but I’ll go for it.

J. De La Rosa @ Greinke

Arrieta @ Richards

Sale @ R. Hill – Not trusting Hill for now, even at home.

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Disagree on Teheran. And still pitch obviously, but Felix is no longer King. Agree on rest.

Great to have you/pod back, zach. Best of luck to you/all on a great season.

Hey Zach,

Just drafted in a 12 team 7×7 mixed league with new stats & NO bench.
(H, R, HR, BB, K, AVG, NSB)
(W, L, SV, ERA, WHIP, QS, K)

Mind taking a look at my roster and advise on weaknesses?

Posey, Miggy, Rendon, Arenado, C. Seager, Blackmon, Revere, Braun, Kemp, & K. Morales

Lester, Stroman, C.Martinez(STL), Tanaka, Smyly, W.Davis, Zeigler, Jeffress, Hoover, & Doolittle. (Have 4SP, 4RP, & 2P)

Appreciate your insight as always,

I’d like to use one roster spot for POD but which P do I drop for that??

Thanks again!

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