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I wish I knew more about Street Fighter so I could come up with better Ryu puns or references. My knowledge of SF (do people abbreviate it like that?) ends at knowing it was fighting video game I had growing up that wasn’t as good as Mortal Kombat (hot take alert). And for the record, yes, I know Hyun-Jin Ryu pronounces his name differently. Give me a break, and go with it.

Anyway, two names that stuck out to me near the top of the Razzball Streamonator rankings for Week 13 Two-Start Starters were Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill, both left-handers for the Dodgers. Streamonator has Ryu at 5th and Hill at 7th among two-start starters. And, as of this writing, Ryu is owned in less than 5% of leagues while Hill is owned in less than 70%. So, if you are desperate for a two-start starter this week, stop reading this right now, pick up one or both of them, and then come back and finish the rest.

Now, if you skipped ahead to my chart below, you’ll notice that I am not as high on the two Dodgers lefties as Streamonator is. This is partly because I do not weight the opponent as heavily, and Streamonator clearly likes their matchups against the Angels and Padres this week. And, well, those are two pretty good matchups, so I get it.

Of the two, I like Rich Hill more, especially if you need to pick up someone for more than just next week. Ryu might not even be in the starting rotation anymore at that point. Obviously, Ryu is available in more leagues. Hill might not be an option for many of you at this point. But worry about the future after you get through this week with Ryu.

As for value, Streamonator has Ryu at $26.70 and Hill at $22.20. The only other two-start starter with a value of more than $10 and an ownership of less than 75% this week is Michael Wacha. If you haven’t been paying attention, Wacha hasn’t been able to get out of the fifth inning in five of his last six times out. I also don’t trust his matchup against the Red and Nationals this week, so I am staying away.

Pitchers are listed in order by rank. Colors represent 8 toughest or 8 easiest opponents according to team wOBA for last 14 days.

THE BEST

Player Opponents ERA/FIP K9/BB9
Max Scherzer WAS CHC, @STL 2.09/2.79 12.12/2.01
Chris Sale BOS MIN, @TOR 2.85/1.97 12.24/1.59
Carlos Martinez STL @ARI, WAS 2.87/3.33 9.96/3.14
Gio Gonzalez WAS CHC, @STL 2.96/4.28 8.30/3.82
Carlos Carrasco CLE TEX, @DET 2.99/3.37 9.17/2.27

THE REPLICAS

Player Opponents ERA/FIP K9/BB9
Jake Arrieta CHC @WAS, @CIN 4.36/4.10 9.46/2.66
Jose Berrios MIN @BOS, @KC 2.67/3.31 8.83/2.50
Zack Godley ARI STL, COL 2.53/3.17 8.21/2.68
Jeff Samardzija SF COL, @PIT 4.74/3.49 10.22/1.19
Dan Straily MIA NYM, @MIL 3.43/3.75 9.21/2.89
Sean Manaea OAK @HOU, ATL 4.05/3.52 9.94/3.44
Luis Severino NYY @CHW, @HOU 3.30/3.35 9.79/2.47

THE STANDARDS

Player Opponents ERA/FIP K9/BB9
Rich Hill LAD LAA, @SD 4.73/5.19 9.68/5.85
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD LAA, @SD 4.30/5.15 8.19/2.82
Trevor Bauer CLE TEX, @DET 5.54/4.09 10.73/3.62
Jeff Hoffman COL @SF, @ARI 4.29/2.86 9.59/2.02
Drew Pomeranz BOS MIN, @TOR 4.07/3.88 10.11/3.08
Taijuan Walker ARI PHI, COL 3.43/3.46 8.57/3.29
Junior Guerra MIL @CIN, MIA 3.11/6.03 6.45/5.26
Sean Newcomb ATL @SD, @OAK 1.96/3.58 6.38/3.44
Mike Fiers HOU OAK, NYY 3.81/5.65 7.73/3.23
Justin Verlander DET KC, CLE 4.52/4.20 8.83/4.41
Jordan Montgomery NYY @CHW, @HOU 3.74/3.89 8.56/3.13

THE KNOCKOFFS

Player Opponents ERA/FIP K9/BB9
Michael Wacha STL CIN, WAS 4.76/4.05 8.34/3.57
Alex Cobb TB @PIT, @BAL 4.05/4.15 6.36/2.60
Daniel Norris DET KC, CLE 4.66/4.01 8.61/3.96
Jose Quintana CHW NYY, TEX 4.69/4.07 8.97/3.26
Joe Biagini TOR BAL, BOS 4.45/3.25 7.61/2.01
Mike Clevinger CLE TEX, @DET 3.86/4.52 9.86/4.71
Nick Pivetta PHI @ARI, @NYM 4.46/4.53 9.78/4.04
Matt Strahm KC @DET, MIN 4.80/4.77 9.90/6.00
Tyson Ross TEX @CLE, @CHW 9.35/4.41 7.27/4.15
David Holmberg CHW NYY, TEX 2.93/4.28 5.87/3.23

THE 

Player Opponents ERA/FIP K9/BB9
Eddie Butler CHC @WAS, @CIN 4.19/4.48 5.82/4.89
Jesse Chavez LAA @LAD, SEA 5.15/5.51 6.72/2.73
Ricky Nolasco LAA @LAD, SEA 5.23/5.96 7.58/2.67
Jhoulys Chacin SD ATL, LAD 4.95/4.62 7.75/3.12
Kevin Gausman BAL @TOR, TB 6.47/5.36 7.03/4.35
Adalberto Mejia MIN @BOS, @KC 5.53/6.02 7.97/4.87
Tim Adleman CIN MIL, CHC 4.30/5.17 7.96/3.65
Robert Gsellman NYM @MIA, PHI 6.04/5.28 6.53/3.21
Martin Perez TEX @CLE, @CHW 4.70/4.28 6.67/3.50
Amir Garrett CIN @STL, CHC 7.41/7.29 7.56/4.47
Trevor Williams PIT TB, SF 5.09/4.37 6.33/2.62
Nik Turley MIN @BOS, @KC 16.39/7.42 6.75/3.86

All pitchers are projected for two starts as of Friday night. 

If you would prefer to see the above tables as a color-coded graphic, we’ve got that too!

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  1. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    I’m seriously skeptical about Severino in those two road matchups given his last few outings. Not sure I can pull the trigger.

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse:

      Risk/Reward, but I lean towards letting him start.

    • DOGG says:
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      Both starts are on the road and he’s been way better on the road than at home!

  2. Cheavy Jones says:
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    Both Ryus pronounce it the same way. And SF is 1000 times better than MK. That is all.

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Cheavy Jones:

      Yes, when pronounced correctly. Movie and some of the video games got it wrong, though.

  3. Stumanji! says:
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    Finnegan coming off the DL and starting Monday for Cin. Where does he fit in here if he gets 2 starts this week?

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Stumanji!:

      Tough high ceiling/low floor coming off an injury. Probably right above Quintana until we see more.

  4. Nice job with the rankings man. Do you think Strahm will still be on a limited pitch count for either of these two starts?

    • mikeMaher

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      @Kenneth Cashman:

      Probably, yeah. I don’t know how extreme it will be, though. He went 75 in three innings last time out. You have to think they will let him get to at least 85-90 as long as it is after the 5th inning.

  5. mthom42 says:
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    Looks like Ryu’s first start is getting bumped to Wednesday

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @mthom42:

      Yup. The Dodgers seem to do this every bleeping week.

  6. Chucky says:
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    Can i drop Guerra for the returning Finnegan or is it tweedle di tweedle dum?

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Chucky:

      Yeah, I just dropped Guerra today. That control is going to catch up to Guerra one of these days if he doesn’t figure it out soon. He is dancing around disaster right now.

  7. Cable says:
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    ROS. H/H points……Samanthardzija or Bundy

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Cable:

      Samardzijuhha

  8. Cable says:
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    Looks like Godley is a move to Wed. 1 start week

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Cable:

      It is a struggle every week with these meddling managers

  9. Aklang says:
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    Paxton getting two starts?

    • mikeMaher

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      @Aklang:

      He is now, yeah. He home vs PHI and then at LAA.

  10. Juan Gonzales says:
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    Jhoulys Chacin’s home / road splits are crazy. Home: 1.72 ERA and .830 WHIP vs a 9.08 ERA and 1.991 WHIP on the road. With two home starts this week, I’m surprised he isn’t ranked a little higher. Would you risk him in a 12 team H2H points league this week?

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @Juan Gonzales:

      I think those splits are definitely going to move closer to the middle. But they are extreme in a good way for this week, and at least one of matchups is favorable. The Dodgers are HOT right now though.

  11. mike says:
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    German Marquez was pushed back to Monday for his start @ SFG. Where does that peg him?

    • mikeMaher

      mikeMaher says:
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      @mike:

      I like the Giants matchup but certainly not that Diamondbacks matchup. I would probably put him around where Clevinger is.

  12. joe t says:
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    newcomb is getting 2 starts with colon coming back

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