Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 4/18
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As is the Friday custom, here’s a sampling of my latest two-start pitcher article. For the complete version, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
12-team mixed leagues
Jerad Eickhoff (vs. NYM, @MIL)
Coming off a dominant outing against the Padres in which he tossed seven shutout innings while striking out nine, Eickhoff should take advantage of a pair of favorable matchups in Week 3. Heading into Thursday’s games, the Mets rank last in the NL in runs, batting average and OPS and Eickhoff pitched fairly well against them in his first start of the season, allowing two earned runs across five innings. As for the Brewers, they rank in the bottom third of the Senior Circuit in both runs and batting average. The 25-year-old righty, who registered a stellar 2.65 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across eight starts in his first taste of the big leagues last season, should be considered a must-start for next week.
Deeper mixed leagues
Chase Anderson (@MIN, vs. PHI)
Anderson has yet to allow an earned run through two starts this season, and both of those outings came against upper-tier offenses in the Astros and Cardinals. His schedule eases up considerably next week, as the Phillies and Twins rank 23rd and 30th respectively in the Majors in runs scored entering Thursday. Anderson’s inconsistent big league track record and modest career strikeout rate limits his appeal to deeper mixed leagues for now, but it might not be long before he emerges onto the 12-team mixed league radar.
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