Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, September 3-5

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James Paxton

ZACH’S PICKS

SATURDAY

Bumgarner @ Arrieta – Nice!

Keuchel @ Holland – Keuchel continues to be unpredictable but he’s pitching well of late.

Garcia @ Straily – Playing it safe and passing on both here.

Estrada @ Snell – Dangerous matchup for Snell.

Gant @ Velasquez – Favorable matchup for Velasquez.

Nelson @ Nova – I don’t trust Nelson and I don’t fully trust Nova.

Sabathia @ Gausman

Shields @ Santiago

Fernandez @ Bauer – Three straight quality starts for Bauer.

Roark @ Gsellman

Fulmer @ Ventura – Giving Ventura a mulligan for his poor outing at Fenway.

Shipley @ Chatwood

Porcello @ Neal

Skaggs @ Walker – Walker a borderline call.

Perdomo @ Hill

SUNDAY

C. Martinez @ Adleman

Happ @ Archer

Teheran @ Thompson

Ch. Anderson @ Brault

Pineda @ Miley

Ranaudo @ Albers

D. Norris @ Gee – Not a believer in Gee just yet.

Cueto @ Lackey

Musgrove @ Darvish – Musgrove strictly a deep-league option for this one.

E. Rodriguez @ Graveman

Bradley @ J. Gray

Shoemaker @ Iwakuma

Koehler @ Salazar – Both are far from sure things though.

Friedrich @ De Leon

R. Lopez @ Lugo – Tough matchup for Lugo. I’m sitting this one out.

MONDAY

Dickey @ Tanaka

Jimenez @ Andriese

Hendricks @ Davies – Not chancing it with Davies here.

Colon @ Stephenson

Eickhoff @ Esch

Kennedy @ Berrios

Weber @ Scherzer

J. Weaver @ Alcantara – Not buying into Weaver despite favorable matchup.

Wainwright @ Kuhl – Kuhl a viable option in deeper formats though.

Verlander @ Sale

Moore @ Bettis – Moore a little risky though.

Hamels @ Paxton – Challenging matchup for Paxton but his home ERA (3.25) is more than a full run lower than his road mark (4.37).

Pomeranz @ Jackson

Fiers @ Clevinger

Greinke @ Maeda

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