Hey there, Barflys!

Here’s your set of Two-Start Pitcher tables for the coming week. We’re well into the home stretch of fantasy baseball, I believe we’re about to kick off the 23rd week of the season (though I’ll be honest, I find it hard to keep track).

Your points of reference this week are George Kirby on the high side, just sneaking into the Top Shelf with his one start this week, and Logan Allen on the low side, who barely scrapes the bottom and stays in positive value with one start in the City by the Bay this week.

As for the rest of the two-start pitchers, well, why don’t you and I dive right in?


Pitchers’ projected starts for the next week are sourced from Rudy Gamble’s Streamonator as of the update at 11:40am Eastern.

The bold pitchers below are the most extreme version of each section. The best of the Top Shelf, the safest of the Well, the worst of the Bar Mat.

The High Point of Reference is the best 1-start pitcher of the week. The Low Point of Reference is the 1-start pitcher at or nearest to the 72nd-ranked SP of the week.

The Top Shelf

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Spencer Strider, ATL @PHI (MO) @MIA(SA)
Logan Gilbert, SEA LAA(MO) LAD(SU)
Freddy Peralta, MIL MIA(TU) WSH(SU)
Tyler Glasnow, TB @MIN (MO) @BAL(SA)
Brandon Woodruff, MIL MIA(MO) WSH(SA)
Joe Ryan, MIN TB(TU) @CHW(SU)
Framber Valdez, HOU OAK(MO) @KC(SU)
Dylan Cease, CHW KC(MO) MIN(SA)
Carlos Rodon, NYY @BOS(TU) @PIT(SU)
Max Scherzer, TEX @TOR(TU) @CLE(SU)
Clayton Kershaw, LAD SD(MO) @SEA(SA)
Sonny Gray, MIN TB(MO) @CHW(SA)
George Kirby, SEA LAA(WE) High Point of Reference


  • The Top Shelf feels pretty deep this week, and there are a lot of pitchers who come out above every single-starter this week.
  • Gotta particularly love Framber Valdez this week, with starts against two of the most hapless offenses baseball has ever seen.


The Well

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Chris Bassitt, TOR TEX(MO) BOS(SA)
Jesus Luzardo, MIA @MIL(MO) ATL(SU)
Lance Lynn, LAD SD(TU) @SEA(SU)
Gavin Williams, CLE @SF(MO) TEX(SU)
Max Fried, ATL @PHI (TU) @MIA(SU)
Jose Quintana, NYM ARI(MO) CIN(SA)
Alex Faedo, DET CIN(TU) @LAA(SU)
Jose Butto, NYM ARI(TU) CIN(SU)
Kyle Gibson, BAL STL(TU) TB(SU)
Hyun Jin Ryu, TOR TEX(TU) BOS(SU)
Dean Kremer, BAL STL(MO) TB(SA)


  • Much thinner than usual, I feel, is The Well this week. Particularly, the “top half” of bolded names is particularly soft this coming week, so buyer/player beware here.


The Bar Mat

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Andrew Heaney, TEX @TOR(MO) @CLE(SA)
Touki Toussaint, CHW KC(TU) MIN(SU)
Alex Cobb, SF CLE(MO) @COL(SA)
Kutter Crawford, BOS NYY(MO) @TOR(SA)
Brady Singer, KC @CHW(MO) HOU(SU)
Logan Allen, CLE @SF(WE) Low Point of Reference
Clarke Schmidt, NYY @BOS(MO) @PIT(SA)
James Paxton, BOS NYY(TU) @TOR(SU)
Andre Jackson, PIT WSH(MO) NYY(SA)
Lyon Richardson, CIN @DET(TU) @NYM(SU)
Josiah Gray, WSH @PIT(MO) @MIL(SU)
Taijuan Walker, PHI ATL(MO) @STL(SU)
Zack Littell, TB @MIN (TU) @BAL(SU)
Ryne Nelson, ARI @NYM(TU) CHC(SU)
Zach Davies, ARI @NYM(MO) CHC(SA)
Jordan Wicks, CHC @COL(MO) @ARI(SU)
Pedro Avila, SD @LAD(MO) @OAK(SU)
Colin Selby, PIT WSH(TU) NYY(SU)
Ryan Walker, SF CLE(TU) @COL(SU)
Dakota Hudson, STL @BAL(MO) PHI(SU)
Chris Flexen, COL CHC(TU) SF(SU)
Kyle Freeland, COL CHC(MO) SF(SA)


  • LOL Colorado.