This is it, fellas and three girl readers. The last train is leaving the station. The giddy has just about got up and went. It’s your last chance and I’d throw every single pitcher, not just the ones I have listed here if it meant the difference in my league. You need to do what you do. The line for last week was 3.50 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 108 Ks and 6 Wins in 153 2/3 IP. To recap, these aren’t guys I’d drop anyone worthwhile to get, these starters are meant for streaming purposes and all of their ownership in ESPN is under 50%. These streamers are in no particular order. Also, in the final days of the season, managers juggle their lineups more, so there’s no guarantee all of these guys are listed on the right day. Anyway, here’s some borderline starters for this week in fantasy baseball:
Friday, October 1st
Fausto Carmona – I’ve been recommending for a few weeks in a row now. Like Carmona, huh, Grey? Answer, man! What, too italicized for you? I’m trying to answer, random italicized voice. Go ahead, money. I don’t like Carmona, but he does have an ERA below 2 in September.
Tony Pena – What’s more exciting than owning both pitchers in an Indians/White Sox matchup? Not much, I tell ya.
Rick Porcello – Is it bad that I don’t like any of the pitchers I’m recommending today? Yeah, prolly.
Jordan Zimmermann – I’ll say this, at least I’ll like Zimmermann next year. Here, he goes into Metco. It’s a’ight.
Saturday, October 2nd
Carlos Carrasco – How many Indians pitcher can I recommend? Geez… I’ve been in the monkey house too long.
Chris Capuano – Not a fan at all, but I’m assuming the Reds will be benching most of their hitters.
Brian Matusz – In his last three starts, he has a 0.69 ERA (rawr!).
Tim Stauffer – Pray the Giants have clinched and the Padres are still battling for the Wild Card. Though I’m not sure that situation is mathematically possible.
Alex Sanabia – Has a 3.06 ERA in his last three starts and gets the Pirates. Done and done.
Sunday, October 3rd
Randy Wolf – Gets what will undoubtedly be the Reds minor league squad in the last game of the season.
Marc Rzepczynski – You, “Honey, I can’t go to brunch with you. I’m watching my pitcher in the final game of the season.” Her, “What’s his name?” “Um…” “You’re lying to me.” “No, I just can’t pronounce his name.” “I want a divorce.”