Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers For Week 3

Every week I will compile a list of all the two-start pitchers during the next week. Not every player on this list should be used, let’s make that clear up front, but if you are desperate and need to pick someone up, maybe you can grab a pitcher from this list. 

I will give you the players name and who his opponents are. Make sure to pay attention to his opponents and that is why they could be categorized accordingly. I will drop the pitcher into one of four categories. The Front Row will be reserved for the elite and shouldn’t even be paid attention to. They will be owned in all leagues and you need not concern yourself. The Second Level will be for the guys that are almost elite and should be owned in 100% of leagues. The Third Level is where we can start to find some guys that might be available in shallow leagues and could be good bets for the week based on match ups. And lastly, the Upper Deck is for guys that are starting twice but have some definite issues. Either it’s the match ups they face or their terrible play on the field recently.

Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers for Week 3: April 14th – 20th, 2014

FRONT ROW:

Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) – Tue @ MIA, Sun vs STL

Cliff Lee (Phillies) – Tue vs ATL, Sun @ COL

Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) – Tue vs CLE, Sun vs LAA

Gerrit Cole (Pirates) – Tue @ CIN, Sun vs MIL

Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees) – Tue vs CHC, Sun @ TB

 

SECOND LEVEL:

Jordan Zimmerman (Nationals) – Mon @ MIA, Sat vs STL

Shelby Miller (Cardinals) – Tue @ MIL, Sun @ WSH

Lance Lynn (Cardinals) – Mon @ MIL, Sat @ WSH

Homer Bailey (Reds) – Mon vs PIT, Sun @ CHC

Marco Estrada (Brewers) – Tue vs STL, Sun @ PIT

Tim Lincecum (Giants) – Tue vs LAD, Sun @ SD

Jake Peavy (Red Sox) – Tue @ CWS, Sun vs BAL

Chris Archer (Rays) – Mon @ BAL, Sat vs NYY

Matt Garza (Brewers) – Mon vs STL, Sat @ PIT

Yordano Ventura (Royals) – Tue @ HOU, Sun vs MIL

Jesse Chavez (Athletics) – Mon @ LAA, Sun vs HOU

Robbie Erlin (Padres) – Mon vs COL, Sat vs SF

Robbie Ross (Rangers) – Mon vs SEA, Sat CWS:  Ross is sporting a nice 1.74 ERA after two starts but has to face-off with the leagues top scoring team in the White Sox. The Mariners are a better matchup but just don’t count on him for two quality starts this week.

 

THIRD LEVEL:

Phil Hughes (Twins) – Tue vs TOR, Sun @ KC:  Phil has given up 4 runs in both starts thus far but gets the leagues 18th and 28th ranked teams in runs scored. The Royals have scored 28 runs this season, only to be worsted by the Padres who have scored just 26.

Brandon Morrow (Blue Jays) – Tue @ MIN, Sun @ CLE

Zack Wheeler (Mets) – Mon @ ARI, Sun vs ATL

Hector Santiago (Angels) – Mon vs OAK, Sun @ DET

Ervin Santana (Braves) – Mon @ PHI, Sat @ NYM

Jake Odorizzi (Rays) Tue @ BAL, Sun vs NYY

Colby Lewis (Rangers) – Tue vs SEA, Sun vs CWS:  Colby was scheduled to make his first start on Saturday but that got pushed back. Keep an eye on his status but he is penciled in for two starts this week. Currently owned in 0% of leagues on ESPN, he could be a good candidate on the bench if you have an open spot.

Zach McAllister (Indians) Tue @ DET, Sun vs TOR:  McAllister put up 7 and two thirds scoreless innings against the Padres last week. This week he faces the Tigers and Blue Jays who both reside in the bottom half MLB in runs scored thus far. Not a bad plug and play option if you are desperate.

Wandy Rodriguez (Pirates) – Mon @ CIN, Sat vs MIL

Josh Beckett (Dodgers) – Tue @ SF, Sun vs ARI

Bronson Arroyo (Diamondbacks) – Mon vs NYM, Sun @ LAD

 

UPPDER DECK:

Wei-Yin Chen (Orioles) – Mon vs TB, Sun @ BOS

Roenis Elias (Mariners) – Mon @ TEX, Sat @ MIA

David Hale (Braves) – Tue @ PHI, Sun @ NYM

Juan Nicasio (Rockies) – Tue @ SD, Sun vs PHI

Eric Stults (Padres) – Tue vs COL, Sun vs SF

Brad Hand (Marlins) – Mon vs WSH, Sun vs SEA

Lucas Harrell (Astros) – Tue vs Royals, Sun @ OAK

Jordan Lyles (Rockies) – Mon @ SD, Sat vs PHI

Roberto Hernandez (Phillies) – Mon vs ATL, Sat @ COL

Erik Johnson (White Sox) – Tue vs BOS, Sun @ TEX

*Remember to double check the schedules of each player. A postponed game can and will affect the scheduled starting pitcher.

Thoughts?