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
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
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.
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
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.