With my oldest starting kindergarten last week, I was reminded of my days in grade school and the things I looked forward to the most. The first was the recess basketball game. Your level of happiness for the rest of the day depended upon which side of the ball you were on from Bennett School Playground legend Rufus Frazier. This kid could ball, he had the crazy hook shot that was impossible for the other kids to defend. He had the wicked first step and was one of like five kids that didn’t travel once every four dribbles. The second was cafeteria pizza on Friday’s, if you were lucky you got the french bread ones with the extra cheese. But you didn’t complain if you got the Elio’s because it was still better than anything your Mom gave you all week. Amirite? But the thing I looked forward to the most was the daily snack time around 10 o’clock. The quality of your snacks was a direct correlation to how much your parents loved you. Lucky for me my Mom was killing the snack game way back in 88′ and kept it real proper. So for this week’s edition of my never-ending quest to connect my childhood nostalgia with two start pitchers we’re going to be discussing snack foods of the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some of these staples of my childhood are still in stores, while others have gone the way of Kato Kaelin. Wait he’s still around? Ayo, it’s two start pitchers, week 24….

 

Dunkaroos (Ace) – If you had Dunkaroos your mom loved you more than the other kid’s moms did. They had the commercials with the spokesman who had the cool Australian Crocodile Dundee accent. Not to mention tons of delicious flavors. I was always partial to the cinnamon grahams with vanilla frosting. Only the best for The Lifshitz…. Zimm gets the green light as my top ace of the week. Usually not one to label Zimm an ace, but the matchups are the best of the bunch…. Hamels Starts are tough but he’s been pitching well of late. Roll these blunts….

Player Opponents Opp 1 wOBA 2nd Half Opp 2 wOBA 2nd Half Starter Last 5 Starts ERA/FIP/xFIP
Jordan Zimmermann @Phi, vs. Mia .319 (T-17th) .299 (28th) 3.26/5.29/3.59
Sonny Gray @CWS, @Hou .327 (T-9th) .327 (T-9th) 3.38/4.77/4.06
Cole Hamels vs. Hou, vs. Sea .327 (T-9th) .340 (T-3rd) 3.34/2.40/3.61
Gerrit Cole vs. CHC, @LAD .332 (6th) .317 (20th) 2.81/2.67/3.59

 

Fruit By The Foot (Good Starts) – This was a close second to the Dunkaroos. Fruit by the foot was cool because it unrolled forever and before you ate it you could creep out the prissy girl that sat next to you by using it as a lizard tongue. Strangely that girl grew up to be a stripper, but 63% of girls I grew up with became strippers. Oh Taunton you’re so delightfully white trash. Anyway, fruit by the foot was awesome!… Collin McHugh has been dealing of late and neither of his matchups freighten me much. The Texas start could be a landmine, but the A’s turn is a goer….Garrett Richards is coming off 11 K’s in his last turn and gets a sneaky matchup against a tougher than expected Mariners lineup. His second turn against the Twins is a must start…. Strasburg has the same matchups that I loved with Jordan Zimmermann, and he seems to be finding his best form… Carlos Martinez has been super freaking unlucky his past 5 starts. His FIP/xFIP is a superb 1.83/2.63 but his 5.60 ERA over that time is a product of a crazy high .407 BABIP…. Tyler Duffey is better than you think he he gets two bottom feeding offenses in Detroit and the Angels. He’s my favorite readily available streamer of the week…. Josh Tomlin is right there with Duffey, but he’s significantly outpitched his peripherals. He gets the slight edge over Duffey in the ranks due to the K potential.

Player Opponents Opp 1 wOBA 2nd Half Opp 2 wOBA 2nd Half Starter Last 5 Starts ERA/FIP/xFIP
Collin McHugh @Tex, vs. Oak .321 (T-15th) .303 (26th) 2.43/3.26/3.50
Garrett Richards @Sea, @Min .340 (T-3rd) .300 (27th) 4.41/3.76/3.37
Stephen Strasburg @Phi, vs. Mia .319 (T-17th) .299 (28th) 3.26/3.31/2.80
Carlos Martinez @Mil, @CHC .319 (T-17th) .332 (6th) 5.60/1.83/2.63
Jake Odorizzi vs. NYY, vs. Bal .329 (7th) .310 (T-24th) 3.68/3.01/3.52
Jon Lester @Pit, vs. Stl .328 (8th) .310 (T-24th) 4.91/3.55/3.42
Carlos Rodon vs. Oak, @Cle .303 (26th) .324 (T-12th) 2.12/4.14/3.82
Josh Tomlin vs. KC, vs. CWS .318 (19th) .327 (T-9th) 2.86/4.50/3.48
Tyler Duffey vs. Det, vs. LAA .312 (23rd) .291 (29th) 2.67/2.95/3.63

 

Lunchables (Why Can’t I Sit You) – This was some next level snack shizz right here. Thing is if you broke out one of these packages everyone thought you were a huge show off. So did you get a stellar snack? Sure, but it was at the expense of getting your wig pushed back by the school yard bully Mark Rodriguez. Mark liked the Miami Hurricanes, but loved throwing you off the tire dragon even more. Just to be clear, these are big names that you’ll probably start, but they really shouldn’t be trusted due to recent form, or just a general track record of bi-polar performances. This is more or less the avoid these guys tier for arms that are over 50% owned.

Player Opponents Opp 1 wOBA 2nd Half Opp 2 wOBA 2nd Half Starter Last 5 Starts ERA/FIP/xFIP
Danny Salazar vs. KC, vs. CWS .318 (19th) .327 (T-9th) 5.02/4.29/3.66
Scott Kazmir @Tex, vs. Oak .321 (T-15th) .303 (26th) 5.02/4.15/4.02
James Shields @Ari, @Col .322 (14th) .324 (T-12th) 3.94/5.33/4.47
Edinson Volquez @Cle, @Det .324 (T-12th) .312 (23rd) 4.60/3.28/3.89
Julio Teheran vs. Tor, vs. Phi .349 (1st) .319 (T-17th) 4.11/5.72/4.61
Jeff Samardzija vs. Oak, @Cle .303 (26th) .324 (T-12th) 5.46/5.09/4.47
Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Bos, @TB .340 (T-3rd) .335 (5th) 5.59/4.83/4.25


Handi-Snacks (One Good Start/One Bad Start)
– The good: The Cheese substance and the red stick. The bad: The weak-ass cheap-o crackers. Truly a metaphor for these blokes. They have a good start and they have a bad start. Now go read Razzball Soccer and feed my kids. Or maybe they’re Tehol’s kids IDK. If they’re Tehol’s I hope they get his looks and my wife’s brains. Not because my wife isn’t smoking hot, but because Tehol is dumb. He’s totally gotten his tongue stuck to frozen poles on multiple occasions. That one works in so many ways…. Tim Hudson is a good stream this week, I don’t love the Diamondbacks start, but it’s not at Chase which makes it more mediocre than bad… Mike Pelfrey gets two good matchups, but has pitched so well poorly he barley escapes the avoid tier. If you really needed a streamer in a deep league I could see swiping Pelfrey and praying to Jobu… I’d think twice about Henry Owens too, dat 4.15 BB/9 yo!

Player Opponents Opp 1 wOBA 2nd Half Opp 2 wOBA 2nd Half Starter Last 5 Starts ERA/FIP/xFIP
Tim Hudson vs. Cin, vs. Ari .313 (T-21st) .322 (14th) 3.63/3.43/4.20
Chase Anderson vs. SD, @SF .321 (T-15th) .313 (T-21st) 5.55/4.66/4.27
Erasmo Ramirez vs. NYY, vs. Bal .329 (7th) .310 (T-24th) 5.54/5.26/3.89
Kris Medlen @Cle, @Det .324 (T-12th) .312 (23rd) 5.19/4.57/3.86
Henry Owens @Bal, @Tor .310 (T-24th) .349 (1st) 5.88/5.84/5.03
Mike Pelfrey vs. Det, vs. LAA .312 (23rd) .291 (29th) 6.25/4.45/4.21

 

Gushers (Avoid) – Gross! Gross! GROSS! It was filled with jelly, you bit it, and it squirted in your mouth. No and thank you. I bet Tehol loved these balls of goo.

Player Opponents Opp 1 wOBA 2nd Half Opp 2 wOBA 2nd Half Starter Last 5 Starts ERA/FIP/xFIP
Tom Koehler @NYM, @Was .341 (2nd) .325 (11th) 5.34/5.12/4.71
Nick Tropeano @Sea, @Min .340 (T-3rd) .300 (27th) 5.66/2.08/3.99
Ariel Pena vs. Stl, vs. Cin .310 (T-24th) .313 (T-21st) 4.50/3.89/5.72
Kevin Gausman vs. Bos, @TB .340 (T-3rd) .335 (5th) 4.33/5.85/3.67
Adam Conley @NYM, @Was .341 (2nd) .325 (11th) 4.88/3.98/3.81
Keyvius Sampson @SF, @Mil .313 (T-21st) .319 (T-17th) 10.24/5.26/4.84
Kyle Lobstein @Min, vs. KC .300 (27th) .318 (19th) 8.39/6.35/5.02
Aaron Brooks @CWS, @Hou .327 (T-9th) .327 (T-9th) 14.14/6.21/5.21

 

As always these starts are subject to change, go ahead complain about the rainout that happened last night that screwed everything up, or the sausage race in Milwaukee that went horribly wrong when Randall Simon showed up and just beat everyone within bat length with a pulse. Hey don’t blame me, just note it in the comments and I’ll rank ’em. Capiche?

 

 
  1. theFISH says:
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    FYI, Rodon is being skipped. No longer a two start.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @theFISH: Thanks, that broke 12 hours after this was written.

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @theFISH: ARE YOU MOTHERFUCKING KIDDING ME

  2. scrotchs says:
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    I think Martin Perez is going twice…where does he fit in?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @scrotchs: Below Gausman

  3. Brian says:
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    What about JA Happ and Tajuan Walker?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Brian: Walker is the top of the one good/ one bad. I’d roll the Angels start and avoid the Rangers later in the week.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Happ is a sit against the Cubbies but a go against the Dodgers

      • Leykis says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        And he’ll only have to face the Angels on Monday night. M’s are skipping his turn in the rotation vs. Texas.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Leykis: Thanks lol

  4. EHoff says:
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    What about Buehrle & Nola?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @EHoff: Buehrle is a go for the Atl start and a sit for the Bo-Sox

      Nola is a play for both. The Nats start isn’t great but the Atl start is.

      Sorry the Thursday rainouts threw off my anticipated starts list.

  5. rainout says:
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    You figured out how all the Detroit Cleveland stuff is gonna be messed up yet?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @rainout: I’m not sure anyone knows. If you’re privy to info let me know

  6. Vogt or Die says:
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    Would you rather stream Logan Verret @Miami or Tim Hudson vs. Cincy on Monday? Rodon is getting skipped…Or just neither? I have plenty of free pickups this week with a bye.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Vogt or Die: I like Hudson away home against Cincy. The Reds are very blah on the road and Hudson has pitched well.

  7. Leykis says:
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    Uhhhh…isn’t Kershaw getting two starts this week? He starts on Monday?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Leykis: Aren’t they rolling 6?

      • Leykis says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        Unless they just decided to do that this time through the rotation? I haven’t heard anything about them going to a 6 man rotation? Kershaw is pitching on his normal 5 day turn tomorrow.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Leykis: If Kershaw is starting you’re playing him. Everywhere I looked on Thursday and Friday, Monday was undecided for the Dodgers. If he goes twice he’s obviously the top guy. No matter how much research I do on these posts players get moved. Especially this late in the year, rotations change at the drop of a dime. After 22 good weeks I’ve gotten a lot of hate the last few.

          • Leykis says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: @Chezlow:

            Not hating, just trying to help. September is a nightmare to figure out team’s pitching rotations. I’m just saying that I haven’t heard anything over the weekend that the Dodgers are going to a 6-man rotation and Kershaw is pitching on his normal 5 day spot.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Leykis: Oh no worries it’s helpful. I just wouldn’t be shocked if they skip Kershaw depending upon how the week goes.

              • Cosart Sucks says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: latos moved to bullpen.

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Cosart Sucks: I’ll say it again. Keyshawn will get skipped.

                  • Cosart Sucks says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: i’m not disagreeing with that, i’m just posting what i saw on rotoworld.

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Cosart Sucks: Cool I love that my phone autocorrect Ed to KeyShawn

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Ralphie!!!

    What’s up, man! School season has started once again, much my demise! Our daughter started high school and our son started grade 5!

    Some questions ahead my playoffs which start on Monday.

    a. Start any of these one-starters over Tomlin for his two-start?

    1. Corbin @SF against Leake
    2. Iwakuma Home versus LAA (Weaver)
    3. Liriano @LAD against Bolsinger
    4. Salazar Home against KC (Medlen)
    5. Carrasco Home against the White Sox (Rodon)

    b. Start Holland with confidence against Keuchel? What% of confidence?

    c. Pick two of the following one-starters.

    1. Corbin @SF against Leake
    2. Iwakuma Home versus LAA (Weaver)
    3. Liriano @LAD against Bolsinger
    4. Salazar Home against KC (Medlen)
    5. Holland Home against Houston (Keuchel)
    6. Dickey Home against Boston (Owens)
    7. Syndergaard Home against the Yankees (Nova)

    d. Would you start any of the above one-starters in ‘c’ over any of these two-starters?

    Tomlin, Odorizzi, Richards

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Ante GALIC: Ante! Good match yesterday from our boys!

      A. I’m unsure that Tomlin gets two. I like the Iwakuma start personally

      B. 57% confidence. I wouldn’t expect anything more than a QS with solid K totals

      C. Iwakuma and Thor. I never sit Thor

      D. Iwakuma and Thor over Tomlin. I’m not 100% Tomlin goes twice with the rainout throwing off the schedule

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks, bro! Yes, a good one for MUFC and a loss by Chelsea FC on the same day is always a joy. Liverpool lost too but I don’t consider them much of a threat for the Red Devils! Thanks for everything through the year, man!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Ante GALIC: Yes the Benteke and Martial goals were phenomenal. Great second half, Ashley Young’s substitution made a huge difference.

          Memphis still hasn’t found his league form yet.

  9. Rabbit says:
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    What are the chances Duffey gets skipped for his second start this week? Wasn’t he skipped for his last start?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Rabbit: There’s a good chance any of these guys get skipped. It’s sort of the crapshoot this time of the year.

  10. M says:
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    How about Hammel’s 2 start week? (vs Pit & STL)

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @M: Depends who pitches Friday. There’s a chance his second start gets skipped. He and Lester both pitch on Tuesday. I’d probably put him on the bottom of the good start tier.

  11. Chezlow says:
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    I’m leaning towards sitting Richards @SEA on Monday. I’ve got lots of good starts and plenty of solid streamer options for the end of the week (liking Smyly and Corbin the most for stream).

    Am I tossing away a good start or is it risky enough to warrant a pass?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chezlow: If you’re light on K’s roll Richards. If not you can avoid it. Seattle has been hot in the 2nd half.

  12. Cashmoneybrother says:
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    Mattingly just demoted latos, kershaw shd be a lock for two starts unless mattingly really wants to be fired.

    Taijuan walker will have his otherwise second start skipped due to an innings cap. Indians are on a mini six man rotation this week, with the only scheduled two starter being carrasco.

    Real question is are the pirates on a six man this week? If so, happ not a two starter.

    • Cashmoneybrother says:
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      @Cashmoneybrother:

      Looks like cubbies and pirates have a 2B header on tues with cole and happ in that order, so cole gets the two starts, happ and burnett shd be two start options he following week but i believe the bucs are at rockies that week so that sucks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Cashmoneybrother: I wouldn’t be shocked if one of Latos or even Zach Lee makes a spot start. The Dodgers are up 7.5 in the division. I’d save some of those innings on Clayton’s arm.

      I addressed Happ earlier he should go twice.

      I figured Walker was getting skipped but hadn’t seen anything earlier in the day yesterday about it. Initially I left him out for that reason.

      • cashmoneybrother says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Happ isn;t going twice this week. Cole is. His second start (on Sunday) goes agst Kershaw, who is a two start now with Latos out of the roto.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @cashmoneybrother: I’ll bet you 1 million internet dollars that Kersahw doesn’t make that second start.

          Saw the Cole thing…

          • cashmoneybrother says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: why not? they need to win that game.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @cashmoneybrother: Why do they need to win late this week? They’re up by 7.5 in the division so that’s pretty much locked up and they aren’t catching the Cardinals. Keeping Kershaw fresh should priority number one.

              • cashmoneybrother says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: b/c they want to make sure the Bucs do not win their division and because Kershaw wants that CY Award.

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @cashmoneybrother: Why do they care about the Bucs? He ain’t catching Greinke

                • Cosart Sucks says:
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                  @cashmoneybrother: his kershaw argument makes sense. Unless maybe Matthingly bet against PIT winning central.

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Cosart Sucks: Totally

  13. centerfield_ballhawk says:
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    Nola or Hudson for a weekly lineup? Reading that Nola may have start #2 skipped as the Phillies are eyeing a six man rotation. Thanks in advance!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @centerfield_ballhawk: I picked up Hudson in all my weekly leagues

  14. Chucky says:
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    You ok with starting Heston v Cincy as opposed to [email protected] Det? Cant quite put my finger on it but either Johnny is still hurt, remember he missed time way back in May or he’s just not good enough to pitch in the AL. Either way, at this point in the playoffs, there’s no place for guys living on their rep. His last 5 outings are AAA caliber at best.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chucky: I’d still go Cueto but you can roll Heston. Since he was promoted I haven’t seen his best work.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: that’s a very nice way to put it, kinda like his brother might when putting it to one of his friends.

  15. Davis Eddie says:
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    I need a double start for next weeks championship. Who should I pick up?
    Scott Kazmir? Tyler Duffy? Kevin Gausman? Kris Medlen?
    Heard good things one each in my online research.
    What is your opinion.

    Thanks,
    Davis

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Davis Eddie: I’d avoid Medlen and Gausman. Duffey has the best matchups, and Kazmir obvious has the best track record of the three. I don’t like his first start against Texas really but I love the Oakland start. Kazmir’s recent form has been a bit troubling but he could be worth a grab. I like Duffey this week in terms of floor. kazmir has the higher upside. grab him.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Similar question, Ralph. I’m eyeing either Duffey or Hudson for the last week in my H2H semis matchup. ERA, WHIP, Ks, and QS are big fighting grounds at the moment. Duffey’s WHIP scares me and Hudson in SF seems* OK, particularly with his lack of BBs recently. Nola’s available too, but his second start isn’t confirmed (though v. ATL would be tasty).

        What do you think?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’d avoid Nola if you’re in a counting stats battle. I like Duffey’s matchups and as you can see above the FIPxFIP numbers are good. Don’t trust him… Totally understand. Then I say buy yourself a certified pre-owned Hudson. The first matchup is great. The Reds suck outside of GAB and Hudson has pitched well. The D-Backs are tough, but once again it’s in SF and not at Chase so he gets a bump.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks for the detailed breakdown, really appreciate it!

            I figure I’ll hold onto one of my 4 remaining waiver grabs for a few days just in case they announce that Nola’s going to take a turn v. the Braves.

            I’m definitely on board with everything you say about Duffey and if this were the regular season, I would definitely take him for a test drive. That said, I lost last year’s playoffs due to streaming newbies who had tons of promise, so I think I’d rather bet on the older model in a nice big park. I’m encouraged by how Hudson did last week in ARZ, so hopefully the SF version of the matchup is more of the same.

  16. cashmoneybrother says:
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    CBS lists Walker as a two start but MBL.com says tba for the Sunday start at Texas for the Mariners.

    McClendon said he plans to skip Walker in the roto “at some point” and they put a hard cap of 175 innings on him for the year. Right now he;s at 162 2/3. So you’re either looking at two 5-6 inning starts or a single max effort and a skip. i think I may roll the dice on him over Kenley Jansen since I have Carlos Martinez to fill the RP slot. Walker can throw a gem agst the Halos at home and would be worth it.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @cashmoneybrother: Halos are a great matchup too. Only offense worse than the Angels since the break is a Giancarlo-less Marlins squad. That says plenty…no?

      • cashmoneybrother says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: correction–Walker’s cap is 185 not 175.

  17. PED Inc says:
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    This time of the year is the biggest pain in the ass, skips, spot starts, make up games. Very frustrating… Anyways Ralph this is the semi final week of the playoffs in my league and I’m having a hard time deciding on my final starter, who would you go with? Thanks buddy!

    Happ vs. ChC and maybe LAD ???

    Salazar vs. KC

    Tyson Ross @ Arizona

    Severino @ TB

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @PED Inc: I’d go Severino and Ross. All those matchups are tough. Tampa and Chicago are hot the last month plus. Arizona at Chase is always tough, and I don’t trust Salazar at all right now.

      I’d rank like this
      Severino
      Ross
      Happ
      Salazar

  18. Sully says:
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    Are the Yanks currently in a 6 man rotation? Just wondering cuz I’m doing my best Nostradamus impression and it looks like Severino would get 2 starts in week 25 as it stands now if they stick to a 5 man. Same question for the Twins regarding a possible 2 start E. Santana for week 25 as well. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to all gents!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sully: I don’t see Severino seeing two. If the Yanks make a run he’s going to be very important to their success.

      Santana should. Check the opposing teams wOBA vs righties, the Home/road wOBA, and second half wOBA and decide what kind of matchup Santana has before committing

  19. cashmoneybrother says:
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    Now I’m all discombobulated because one site says Happ is making two starts (which I know he isn;t) and another says Hudson is not makin gtwo starts and that the Giants are on a six man this week.

    And still not sure about Walker. Do they sit him next start so he gets one more home start?

    These spot six man rotos are fudging me up this year.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @cashmoneybrother: yeah so many freaking 6 man rotations!!!!! I no nothing of the Giants. Post the link so I can investigate

  20. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    anybody else notice that that fruit by the foot commercial’s art had to be done by the same guy/people you did Duckman, the awesome 90’s cartoon comedy?

  21. Cosart Sucks says:
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    look at gausman’s vs ubaldo’s three numbers and opponents and explain how one is two levels ahead of the other one?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Cosart Sucks: Read the tier descriptions. That third level is just heavily owned guys I don’t want to start. It’s not actually two tiers above. His ownership is more than double what Gausman’s is. The whole point of that tier is its guys you might start because you own them but really shouldn’t. Hence why can’t I sit you.

      • Cosart Sucks says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: oh, so he’s only 2 tiers up since ownership, ok. I had read them, just didn’t think somebody with nearly the same stats and same exact opps would be tiers below due to ownership. I know i’ve used Gausman in more leagues more times this year than Ubaldo for sure. I forget you’re handicapped somehow by ownership %’s in leagues that are likely mostly dead leagues. I thought it had more to do with player value in their starts. My fault.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Cosart Sucks: I’ve probably used Gausman more too, I suppose I should have dropped Ubaldo to tier 5. Doesn’t matter Gausman pitched well anyway. I might just drop that tier completely next week and do three. People seem way too confused by it.

          • Cosart Sucks says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: i get the point of it, but it doesn’t seem to mesh well with the other tiers relatively.

  22. cashmoneybrother says:
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    well, I went with Hudson and Walker. And of course Hudson gets hurt. Luckily had Kershaw and Carrasco too.

    Back to why Kershaw will make his next start. He wants that CY Award over Greinke.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @cashmoneybrother: He’s going back to get skipped

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @cashmoneybrother: those two being on the same team could easily allow an inferior pitcher to win it, last time this happened with Waino/Carpenter Timmy won it, but had inferior stats. It’s in the way it’s voted. they give so much credit to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place votes. And most of these people who vote for either greinke or kershaw at 1st won’t vote for the other at 2nd, giving say arrieta the most 2nds by far. I’m not making the argument that arrieta is actually the inferior one here (like with Timmy), just that psychologically the voters F’ up when two of the top 3 or 4 guys come from the same team.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: I say one man one vote like South Africa!

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