Last week’s borderline starters post netted a 3.22 ERA if you started Justin Masterson, even though I said I wouldn’t start him unless your situation was dire. So if you didn’t start him, you had a 2.71 ERA from the guys I pointed out last week. You also had 47 Ks in 63 innings with 4 Wins. And Harrison Ford’s a quarter Jewish. Not too shabby. Anyway, here’s some borderline starters I might gamble on depending on your situation this week in fantasy baseball:
Monday, September 21st
Daniel McCutchen – If you throw LeBlanc and McCutchen, you can be the first person to ever watch 6 innings of a Padres/Pirate game.
Tuesday, September 22nd
Hiroki Kuroda – Hasn’t thrown a bad start in two months and gets the Nats. It’s percentages, ya’ll.
Zach Duke – In 20 innings this year, Duke has a 2.70 ERA vs. the Little Red Machine That Dusty’s Run Off The Tracks.
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 24th
Vicente Padilla – He wasn’t exactly lights out when I suggested him last week, but he gets the Nationals this time. Decent shot at a win, if nothing else.
Friday, September 25th
Bronson Arroyo – Has a 2.42 Post-All-Star Break ERA. Should’ve really been owned for the last three months.
Kevin Correia – Good for at least Ks vs. the Diamondbacks. Might squeeze out a Win.
Saturday, September 26th
Barry Zito – There’s absolutely no matchups I’d go near on 95% of my teams for Saturday the 26th. If I were really desperate, I’d try Zito, i.e., throw him at your own risk.
Sunday, September 27th
Ryan Rowland-Smith – Really, he should just be owned at this point.