Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, April 23-25
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Hughes @ Roark – Hughes has been pitching pretty well but I don’t like this matchup. Not buying into Roark just yet.
Snell @ Tanaka – Playing it safe with Snell in his MLB debut. Let’s see how he does.
Bassitt @ Happ
Kluber @ An. Sanchez
Lewis @ Rodon – Giving Rodon another chance following meltdown on Monday.
Buchholz @ Fiers – Both scare me here.
Lackey @ Straily
Matz @ Chacin
Morton @ Ch. Anderson – Morton a viable deep mixed/NL-only league option though. Great matchup for Anderson, as Phillies rank last in Majors in both runs scored and batting average.
Worley @ Medlen – Medlen has been solid.
Maeda @ Chatwood
Nicasio @ R. De La Rosa – Passing on Nicasio in far from ideal matchup.
Wacha @ TBD (SD)
Fernandez @ Peavy
King Felix @ Santiago – Mariners hoping Felix can make this start after getting pushed back a day due to illness. Really liking what I’m seeing from Santiago.
Smyly @ Pineda
Surkamp @ Hutchison
Hammel @ Simon
Carrasco @ Greene
Big Erv @ Strasburg – Challenging matchup for Erv but I’ll take a chance.
deGrom @ TBD (ATL)
Eickhoff @ Peralta
Holland @ Latos – I’m finally ready to start both. White Sox offense has struggled so far (14th in AL in runs and 15th in batting average). Latos is pitching extremely well.
M. Wright @ Ventura
Miley @ Shoemaker – Shoemaker a toss-up, though in a 12-team mixed league, I’d lean towards sitting him.
Conley @ Cain – I’m still bullish on Conley. Cain? Not so much.
Wood @ Lyles
Liriano @ Ray
Leake @ Rea – Leake has been disappointing but I love this matchup.
Owens @ Feldman
M. Gonzalez @ Stroman
Gausman @ Archer – Gausman worth adding in deeper mixed leagues but I wouldn’t start him yet. Sticking with Archer, though I’m starting to get concerned.
Porcello @ Teheran – I really like Porcello here. Teheran a borderline call but I’ll say ditch in 12-team mixed leagues.
Iglesias @ Syndergaard
Graveman @ Zimmermann
Eovaldi @ Ramos
Salazar @ Milone
Locke @ Bettis
Garcia @ Greinke
Kennedy @ Richards – Gotta go with Kennedy.
Fister @ Walker – Walker has arrived!
Chen @ Stripling – Nice matchup for Stripling.
Pomeranz @ Bumgarner