Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 5/23
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Happy Friday everyone!
My latest two-start pitcher article has been posted on the site, but just to get you in the mood, here’s a sampling. Click on the link at the bottom of this blog post to read the full version.
12-team mixed leagues
Jimmy Nelson (@ATL, vs. CIN)
Nelson entered the 2016 campaign as a popular breakout pick. Seven weeks into the season, the Brewers righty is showing why he deserved the attention. Nelson heads into next week’s two starts boasting a 3.07 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, having allowed a combined two runs over his last two starts (15 1/3 innings). Expect the strong pitching to continue, as the Braves rank last in the Majors in runs and OPS while the Reds rank 19th in runs and 24th in OPS.
Deeper mixed leagues
Nathan Eovaldi (vs. TOR, @TB)
Eovaldi’s ability is undeniable. However, consistency has been the 26-year-old’s main obstacle throughout his major league career. The Yankees righty seems to be making progress in that area this season, especially of late. Following Wednesday night’s dominant performance against the Diamondbacks at hitter-friendly Chase Field (6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K), Eovaldi now sports a 2.84 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over his last three starts. The Blue Jays offense is still dangerous, but after leading the Majors in runs scored last season, Toronto ranks in the bottom half of the league in both runs and OPS so far in 2016. As for the Rays, they rank 22nd in the Majors in runs.
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