Just a few weeks remain in the 2022 fantasy baseball season! Are you still in the hunt in your roto leagues? In the playoffs in your H2H leagues? If you’re not, I’m not exactly sure why you would care about the contents of this column, so I have to assume if you’re reading this that you are indeed awesome.

Go you!

Not many surprises in this week’s Dive Bar, so 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 11:20am 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 Top Shelf

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Jacob deGrom, NYM CHC(TU) PIT(SU)
Chris Bassitt, NYM CHC(MO) PIT(SA)
Gerrit Cole, NYY @BOS(TU) @MIL(SU)
Framber Valdez, HOU @DET(MO) OAK(SU)
Jordan Montgomery, STL MIL(TU) CIN(SU)
Alek Manoah, TOR TB(TU) BAL(SU)
Sandy Alcantara, MIA PHI(TU) @WSH(SU)
Jose Berrios, TOR TB(MO) BAL(SA)
Yu Darvish, SD @SEA(TU) @ARI(SU)
Michael Kopech, CHW COL(TU) @DET(SU)


  • SLEEPER ALERT: Start Jacob deGrom. YOU’RE WELCOME.
  • But also, his teammate Chris Bassitt. The Mets have a very pitcher-friendly schedule this week, with home series against the Cubbies and Bucs. Take advantage.


The Well

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Alex Cobb, SF ATL(MO) LAD(SU)
Joe Ryan, MIN KC(TU) @CLE(SU)
Jeffrey Springs, TB @TOR(TU) TEX(SU)
Kyle Wright, ATL @SF(MO) PHI(SU)
Mike Minor, CIN PIT(MO) @STL(SA)
Trevor Rogers, MIA TEX(MO) @WSH(SA)
Nick Pivetta, BOS NYY(TU) KC(SU)
Tyler Anderson, LAD @ARI(MO) @SF(SU)
Eduardo Rodriguez, DET HOU(MO) CHW(SU)


  • No real standouts here, but a lot of safe plays you should feel comfortable with. Even Tyler Anderson and his pair of road starts.


The Bar Mat

Pitcher First Start Second Start
Bailey Falter, PHI @MIA(TU) @ATL(SU)
Merrill Kelly, ARI LAD(MO) SD(SA)
Konnor Pilkington, CLE LAA(MO) MIN(SA)
Glenn Otto, TEX @MIA(MO) @TB(SU)
Ken Waldichuk, OAK @TEX(TU) @HOU(SU)
Cody Morris, CLE LAA(TU) MIN(SU)
Javier Assad, CHC @NYM(MO) COL(SU)
Bryse Wilson, PIT @CIN(MO) @NYM(SA)
Johan Oviedo, PIT @CIN(TU) @NYM(SU)
Ryan Yarbrough, TB @TOR(MO) TEX(SA)
Luis Cessa, CIN PIT(TU) @STL(SU)
Kris Bubic, KC @MIN(TU) @BOS(SU)
Ryne Nelson, ARI LAD(TU) SD(SU)


  • Does anyone else remember my very first Two-Start Dive Bar column? When Ryan Yarbrough was on the Top Shelf? Pepperidge Farms remembers.


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Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
2 months ago

H2H-Points League

Trevor Rogers and his two starts or Robbie Ray @LAA?

2 months ago

Kopech “top shelf?” do you follow baseball?

2 months ago

Do you think Springs is going to get normal starts or are they gonna pull him after 3-4 innings regardless to manage his workload the rest of the way? I hate having Rays starters.