Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 5/9
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These weeks are certainly flying by, and we’ve already reached the point in the season when it’s actually OK to look at the standings. And if you’re falling behind in wins and strikeouts, you just might want to read my latest two-start pitcher article. Here’s a sampling. Click on the link at the bottom of this post for the complete version.
12-team mixed leagues
Kevin Gausman (@MIN, vs. DET)
Gausman has looked sharp in his three starts since coming off the DL, registering a 1.42 ERA and 0.68 WHIP. The 25-year-old former top prospect pitched fairly well down the stretch last season (3.90 ERA, 9.5 K/9) and could be poised for a breakout campaign with the Orioles in 2016. As for next week, the Twins rank 25th in the Majors in runs, and while the Tigers rank in the top half in runs and OPS, they also rank in the top third in strikeouts. For the time being, Gausman needs to be owned in all mixed leagues and started in all two-start weeks.
Deeper mixed leagues
Anibal Sanchez (@WAS, @BAL)
Sanchez has been inconsistent so far this season, and lack of command (5.6 BB/9) has played a large role in his struggles. Next week’s matchups are tough, so he is more of a deep-league option. But owners in need of strikeouts should strongly consider the Tigers’ righty, who has whiffed 33 batters through 30 2/3 innings. Plus, Sanchez’s proven big league track record along with his respectable 3.1 career BB/9 rate suggests that significant overall improvement is likely.
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