Happy Sunday, Bar Patrons!

I’ve been wondering if anyone out there has been doing any kind of tracking of these columns? I know I’m not, but maybe someone else is? Would be interesting to find the, say, median fantasy impact of the pitchers in each of my categories week to week.

Of course, if I’m not interested in doing something like that, I certainly can’t expect anyone else to be. C’est la vie.

This week, a pitcher who was on the Bar Mat last week finds himself up on the Top Shelf… before we dive in, any guess who that might be?

No, it isn’t Beau Brieske.

On to the pitchers.


The Top Shelf

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Carlos Rodon, SF COL(TU) LAD(SU)
Nestor Cortes, NYY @MIN(TU) CHC(SU)
Robbie Ray, SEA @HOU(MO) BOS(SU)
Blake Snell, SD NYM(MO) COL(SU)
Kyle Wright, ATL OAK(TU) PIT(SU)
Michael Kopech, CHW LAD(TU) TEX(SU)


  • Sometimes, matchups don’t matter. Carlos Rodon getting two starts in a week? Start him. Start. Him. No, I don’t care that it’s against the white-hot Dodgers, who are 18-9 on the road, 10-3 against teams with winning records, and 13-6 against lefties. Before that he gets the Rockies, who are quite bad.
  • Last week, Kyle Wright was on The Bar Mat, this week he’s Top Shelf. That’s what a home-and-home against the A’s and Buccos can do for a hurler.


The Well

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Hunter Greene, CIN ARI(MO) @STL(SA)
Carlos Carrasco, NYM @SD(MO) @LAA(SU)
Cristian Javier, HOU SEA(MO) MIA(SU)
Konnor Pilkington, CLE TEX(TU) OAK(SU)
Ranger Suarez, PHI @MIL(TU) ARI(SU)
German Marquez, COL @SF(TU) @SD(SU)
Bailey Ober, MIN NYY(TU) TB(SU)
Jon Gray, TEX @CLE(MO) @CHW(SU)
Kyle Bradish, BAL CHC(TU) @KC(SU)
Jeffrey Springs, TB STL(TU) @MIN(SU)
Cal Quantrill, CLE TEX(MO) OAK(SA)
Garrett Whitlock, BOS @LAA(TU) @SEA(SU)
Noah Syndergaard, LAA BOS(MO) NYM(SU)
Mitch Keller, PIT DET(TU) @ATL(SU)
Trevor Rogers, MIA WSH(TU) @HOU(SU)


  • Carlos Carrasco is a decent play this week, even with a pair of road games on the docket.
  • Alternatively, German Marquez is a decent play this week, because of a pair of road games on the docket. Always nice to double-dip a Rox starter outside of Coors.
  • Cal Quantrill is still Cal Quantrill, so watch out. But any time a pitcher gets two starts in a week and one is against the A’s, you have to at least consider them…


The Bar Mat

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Ross Stripling, TOR @KC(MO) @DET(SU)
Michael Wacha, BOS @LAA(MO) @SEA(SA)
Brad Keller, KC TOR(TU) BAL(SU)
Graham Ashcraft, CIN ARI(TU) @STL(SU)
Daniel Lynch, KC TOR(MO) BAL(SA)
Madison Bumgarner, ARI @CIN(TU) @PHI(SU)
Mitch White, LAD @CHW(TU) @SF(SU)
Cole Irvin, OAK @ATL(TU) @CLE(SU)
Dakota Hudson, STL @TB(TU) CIN(SU)
Jason Alexander, MIL PHI(TU) @WSH(SU)
Evan Lee, WSH @MIA(TU) MIL(SU)
Kyle Hendricks, CHC @BAL(TU) @NYY(SU)
Caleb Smith, ARI @CIN(MO) @PHI(SA)


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2 months ago

What does it signify that some players are listed in the tables in bold letters and some are not?

Bawse Geller
Bawse Geller
2 months ago

How do we feel in general about Mr. Jeffrey Springs? Hope he sticks in the rotation now as a clear better 5th option than Yarbrough. Should be an interesting 2 start week.

2 months ago

I picked up stripling because of the 2 starts for a good team is the move just subtraction by addition?