So how is everyone doing, fantasy wise? NBA playoffs, slimming down to fit into that banana hammock and early fantasy baseball blues is what April has in store. I was recently asked by a friend how many leagues I am in, and the answer without hesitation or lie is 21. I don’t know how I do them all and keep sanity. Everyone has a passion, mine is baseball. Here are the most unowned options for this week for purposes of 2 start pickups in fantasy baseball:
Joel Pineiro (Tigers vs. Willis) (Yankees vs. Pettitte)
Not going to WOW you with his stats, has done great so far in 3 starts. Pitched great against the Yankees in week 2. Look for a 1-1 week as the Yanks are the Yanks. Favorable for start one against The D Train.
Brian Bannister (@Tor vs. Morrow) (Minn vs. Slowey)
I know he pitches for KC. Starters for KC have been fairly effective; it’s the bridge to Soria that is horrendous. I like both starts here as Slowey hasn’t found “it” yet, and Morrow is good for 3 innings and than goes to bed. High ERA but great chance for 2 wins.
Doug Fister (Balt vs. Bergesen) (@ CHW vs. Danks)
I saw he pitched really effective on Tues. vs. Oak as I sped through it on DVR, was locating nicely and was putting ball in play. A must start for the fledging O’s, may struggle start 2 as Danks has looked fantastic so far. Grab for start one and if you’re in the lead in pitching he grabs the pine vs. the pale hoes.
Jeff Niemann (@ Bos vs. Lackey) (Tor vs. Romero)
Big buyer beware for this week as Boston has owned Niemann before then he goes up against Romero. Has looked decent in 2 starts one was brief. Can be effective when he is keeping the ball down in the zone, Red Sox take a lot of pitches and Toronto is mashing right now.
Justin Masterson (@ MINN vs. Slowey) (@ Oak vs. Gonzalez)
Got robbed last time out as defense blew it for him. Threw 6 strong innings vs. Tex. 9 k’s. Minnesota park is playing a little like a pitchers’ park. I like this kid as I have stated before, great moxy for a young gun on a 90 loss team. Pick him up now and you prolly won’t drop him for awhile.
Colby Lewis (@ Bos vs. Wakefield) ( Det vs. Porcello)
Both starts are going to be slugfests, has great chance to win both. If you can stomach a 8 era for the week with 12-14 k’s than grab him. I love guys named after cheese.
Brad Penny (@ Ari vs. Lopez) (@ SF vs. Cain)
Duncan is reclamation projects, not just yo-yos. I don’t buy that he is great by any stretch, will be a rollercoaster, but they have Pujols. ‘Nuff said. First start must add. The second is a maybe if you need a good effort to win the week in H2H.
Clayton Richard ( SF vs. Cain) (@ Cin vs. Bailey)
On here for a little of start one and a lil of start 2; it’s home cooking and a favorable matchup. Should hold his own at Petco vs. the army ants. Call me crazy but by year’s end he will be on most teams as a rosterable pitcher.
Brett Myers (Fla vs. Volstad) (Pitt vs. Morton)
My add of the week 2 favorable home starts. Perfect recipe. Houston is a bad team and the dismantling is coming. Great 2 win 10-12k promise. Grab him for the week and then set him free.
Mike Pelfrey (CHC vs. Zambrano) (Atl vs. Hanson)
Showed signs last outing. Mets need someone else with an ERA under 5 to pitch behind Santana. I like him moving forward. Borderline rosterable in most formats.