Zach’s Two-Start Pitcher Notes – Week of 7/25

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Updated Pitch or Ditch Category Chart (7/22)

Jeremy Hellickson

Hey everyone,

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.

Standard mixed leagues

Jeremy Hellickson (@MIA, @ATL)

After registering a rough 5.40 ERA in June, Hellickson has bounced back nicely this month, pitching to a 2.42 ERA and 0.92 WHIP through four July outings. The Phillies righty could close out the month in strong fashion with a pair of favorable matchups on tap. The Marlins and Braves rank 23rd and 30th, respectively, in the Majors in runs scored this season and in four combined starts against these two clubs, Hellickson boasts a 2.49 ERA and 1.03 WHIP.

Deeper mixed leagues

Bartolo Colon (vs. STL, vs. COL)

The normally reliable Colon has struggled in two of his last three starts, but those two outings came against the Cubs and Nationals, teams that rank in the top-10 in the Majors in runs scored. Next week’s matchups are far from favorable, especially the first one, as the Cardinals lead the NL in runs. For this reason, Colon is more of a deep-league option. Still, the Mets righty, with his trademark pinpoint control, is the type of pitcher who can handle any lineup when he’s on his game. Plus, the Rockies, despite ranking 4th in the Majors in runs scored overall, rank only 19th in runs scored on the road.

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