The Inaugural Pitch or Ditch for 2016 (Monday, April 4)
***NOTE: If you haven’t already, subscribe to this blog by hitting the Follow button on the right panel. You will then get an e-mail as soon as each new post goes up.
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!
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.