Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, April 9-11
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Porcello @ Dickey – Bad matchup for both.
Sabathia @ Pelfrey
Cole @ Iglesias
Co. Anderson @ Sale – Anderson coming off strong spring but I’ll pass for now.
Kershaw @ Bumgarner – Nice!
Koehler @ J. Ross
Smyly @ M. Wright – Hanging with Smyly.
Fister @ Peralta – Fister could prove to be PoD worthy sooner rather than later.
Velasquez @ Matz – Need to see at least one solid outing from Velasquez before I can confidently pitch him.
Martinez @ Teheran
Milone @ Kennedy – Kennedy deserves consideration in deeper leagues but in 12-teamers, I’d play it safe for the time being.
Hendricks @ Greinke – Not a great matchup for Hendricks but I’ll go for it.
Pomeranz @ J. De La Rosa – I’m high on Pomeranz in general but not at Coors.
Hamels @ Richards
R. Hill @ Karns – Not trusting Hill right now. Karns offers sneaky upside this year.
S. Wright @ Estrada – Taking a wait and see approach with Estrada.
Hellickson @ Colon – Great matchup for Bartolo.
Locke @ DeSclafani – DeSclafani is intriguing this year but I don’t like this matchup.
Cosart @ Scherzer
Wainwright @ W. Perez
Odorizzi @ T. Wilson
Tomlin @ Quintana (PPD)
Keuchel @ Nelson – I’m a believer in Nelson this season…just not for this start.
Nolasco @ Volquez
M. Perez @ Weaver – Weaver topping out in the low-80’s with his fastball…no thanks.
Kazmir @ Cueto
Arrieta @ S. Miller
Bassitt @ King Felix
Shields @ Bettis
Tanaka @ Verlander (PPD)
Niese @ Verlander – Niese strictly a deep mixed/NL-only option for this start.
Gallardo @ Price
Cashner @ Nola
Quintana @ Gibson – Gibson a viable two-start pitcher choice in deeper leagues for next week, but I’m reserving him in daily transaction formats.
Jungmann @ Wacha
B. Norris @ Scherzer
Cosart @ Matz
Finnegan @ Lester – I like Finnegan a lot this year but this matchup is too tough.
Young @ McHugh – Not giving up on McHugh.
Tropeano @ Gray
Lewis @ Iwakuma