Well, here we are in week 3 already, wonder if ML bee will have another opening game just to keep it fresh. The world of two-start pitchers is in full bloom, the rotations are coming together and being set in an orderly fashion. Thank goodness. I needed a abacus, 2 liters of cola and a Snoopy notebook just to get anything close to some sort of semblance for last week’s post. I will be honest with you, there aren’t many great options this week to take advantage of matchups. Every lower end option this week has either one or two really tough outing. My best advice to you, if you have ever read my posts before and are on the fence about a starter, refer to your most readily available betting line. I say it every year and some listen, but others forget to take their ADD medicine and wander off. So enjoy my tidbit of fantasy baseball knowledge as we get to the fellas that will go twice this week. Enjoy the week and good luck! (Please keep in mind that pitchers and matchups change.)
One Start Streamers:
Derek Lowe @ Sea – Vargas
Juan Nicasio vs SD – Richard
Randy Wolf @LAD – Harang
Lance Lynn @ Pit vs Morton
Edinson Volquez vs PHI – Hamels
Jeanmar Gomez @ Oak – Godfrey
Jake Westbrook @ Pit – Correia
Two Start Options:
Philip Humber (Bal vs Arrieta, Sea vs Beavan) Of all the guys listed, probably my favorite 2 start streamer of the week. That doesn’t mean you should stop reading here. BTW, where else can you get a Humber twice in a week and not have to pay for it?
Freddy Garcia (Min vs Pavano, @Bos vs Bard) We still like you cause of the hat you wear. So be grateful. I want the old Freddy, with the flowing locks of Jheri-curled sassiness, that’s when I used to use words like smitten and rad. Is a 6 IP, 3 ER pitcher but based on this week’s other choices it could be slim pickens, minus him riding the atomic bomb.
Joe Saunders (Pit vs Bedard, Atl vs Hanson) Love me some of the Colonel. I am a sucker for wily veterans, what can I say, that’s why I got rims on my motorized scooter. Hope for the best, pray for an offensive onslaught by the D-Backs. And by love in the first sentence I mean from a distance.
Jeremy Guthrie (SD vs Luebke, @Mil vs Gallardo) God, I wish he was better. I wanna root for him cause he generally seems like a nice guy and someone that I would probably stop stalking if he just acknowledged me. Jeremy, BTW, your new furniture looks great from the lawn.
Danny Duffy (@Det vs Verlander, Tor vs Romero) Hey, Danny, good job on that last start. Let’s move you up to the AP level of matchups now. As fast as he was added, he will be stamped with a triangle and then separated by color; green, brown, clear. See ya in 3 weeks, I’ll send you a tickler.
Randall Delgado (NYM vs Santana, @Ari vs Kennedy) Let’s temper expectations a little; it was against Houston. Julio Teheran was seen working on his core with Richard Simmons and an ice cream scoop. The scoop could not be reached for comment. Good test for the youngen, after these two you should know what you’re getting and could be a popular pick if you don’t get him now.
Kevin Millwood (Cle vs Masterson, CHW vs Danks) “You know Bartolo Colon with his sneaky 4-ish ERA in a pitchers’ park? That’s Millwood.” That’s me quoting Grey. If Millwood makes 30 starts I may start writing about fantasy synchronized swimming, because he will be a frequenter in this weekly post and I already hate it.
Drew Smyly (@KC vs Chen, Tex vs Lewis) Great lineup…check. At least one decent matchup…check. Named after an emoticon…check. Hey, if he totally sucks, it was fun writing his name like this for awhile, Drew : )
Joe Blanton (@SF vs Bumgarner, @SD vs Bass) For streaming starts this is like a threesome with the 80’s version of Carol Alt and Ma’am from Webster. Hey, no one really wants the details, it still counts. Philly’s O is more like a Y right now with aspirations of being a real vowel someday.
Dillon Gee (@Atl vs Hanson,SF vs Lincecum) A rough matchup week for a guy I tend to like to outperform this year. True story, his facial inventory is causing PS3 to freak out. Should market himself a little better and change his number to 6. Oh well, the bottles are on ice so we have time.