Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 5/16
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Friday is two-start pitcher day here on the blog, so you know the routine. Below is 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
J.A. Happ (vs. TB, @MIN)
With seven quality starts in seven tries to go along with a 2.05 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, Happ has been one of the most consistent starting pitchers in baseball so far in 2016. Although his career 4.04 ERA and 1.36 WHIP hint that significant regression is likely, it is unlikely that the Blue Jays southpaw will experience regression next week. Entering play on Thursday, both the Rays and the Twins rank among the bottom five teams in the Majors in runs scored. Plus, in two starts against the Rays this year, Happ has pitched to a solid 3.55 ERA.
Deeper mixed leagues
Juan Nicasio (vs. ATL, vs. COL)
Highly effective at times this season, Nicasio’s inconsistency makes him more of a deep-league option for next week. The Pittsburgh righty has yet to post back-to-back quality starts, and although the matchup at home versus the Braves is favorable, the Rockies rank among the top seven teams in the Majors in runs, homers, batting average and OPS. That said, Nicasio has whiffed nearly a batter per inning, so he should continue to help owners in need of strikeouts.
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