The week that was showed us that Carlos Zambrano has issues, no big trades yet and LeBron is going to the Knicks. Or I wish anyways. It’s stealing all the headlines right now in the sports world, that and the underpants gnomes. I don’t know how they know I am asleep but they get me every time. One week to go until the All-Star break, I can’t wait to see who actually participates in the HR derby. Vote for Votto is all I’m saying. Week 14 is a busy scheduled week, lots of high end talent with some lower level fodder. Here are the two start middle of the road guys that may peak your interest this week in fantasy baseball.
Ian Kennedy (Chc vs. Gorzellany) (Fla vs. Robertson)
Yikes, 9 walks, Ian? Horrible. There is always a but though. Faces 2 teams in the top 10 for K’s. Could sneak a win and 12 K’s. Wearing down a little, don’t expect much going forward.
Madison Bumgarner (@Mil vs. Wolf)( @Was vs. Martin)
Watched his start on DVR, pretty decent command inside and out, changes levels nicely, then got killed by one AB vs. Cameron. Prospect status makes sense. Will fool teams first time through. Then a fall back to earth is probable. Number 2-3 starter stuff.
Justin Masterson ( @Tex vs. Wilson) (@TB vs. Niemann)
I don’t care how inconsistent he is, watch him pitch. He has the gift of grounders. Two tough hitting teams loom as a downfall. I think he pulls a 10 K game this week. Call me the President of the Just Master Fan Club.
Armando Galarraga (Bal vs. Millwood) (Min vs. Slowey)
A month post-Perfecto, and he has raised his ERA 2 points. Congrats. Gets Baltimore, so how bad can he be as a 2 start guy this week? Prolly a 7.5 ERA for the week bad. Dude only has 18 K’s all year.
Brad Lincoln (@Hou vs. Rodriguez) (@Mil vs. Wolf)
Coming off best start so far. Gets the weak hitting ‘Stros. Is definitely worth a look this week based on the 2 starts. League depth will dictate if he climbs on board your team.
Dave Bush (SF vs. Sanchez) (Pit vs. Karstens)
Head for the mountains. Giving up a whopping .287 BAA. Let it be said that Dave Bush makes everyone look like an All-Star. Does get the Pirates, it’s like mom kissing a broken leg to make it feel better.
Vicente Padilla (Fla vs. Volstad) (Chc vs. Silva)
Deserved to get plunked by CC. Matchup wise he is better than average, Silva has to suck some time, right? Pretty decent peripheral guy, which I actually had to look up.
John Ely (Fla vs. Robertson) (Chc vs. Gorzellany)
Minus one start he’s been borderline rosterable in deeper formats. Sneaky K potential and okay matchups for the week.
Jeff Francis (StL vs. Suppan) (SD vs. Richard)
I think he is hitting that first wall after coming back from injury. Looked like poo, previously against SD. Gets some revenge, and Suppan hasn’t drank the Duncan juice yet. No K’s or the love would be better.
Chris Volstad (@Lad vs. Padilla) (@Ari vs. Enright)
I wanna like this guy as much as Masterson but he isn’t as good. Way too many hits. Gets 2 decent coin flip matchups. Pitches a run and a half better at home.