Did you guys see that Clint Eastwood movie, “Trouble with the Curve”? No? Yeah, me neither. It got a 52% on RottenTomatoes.com, which is pretty awful, so I think it’s safe to assume we didn’t miss much. Anyway, I’m thinking the whole flick would’ve gone over better if it had just looped this clip from the Little League World Series over and over again:
Bhahahahahah. I laugh, but I’m sure my effort wouldn’t have been much better. Your two-starters are below.
As always, probable pitchers are subject to change. For a look at all fantasy baseball streamers, click that link.
Jose Fernandez (LAD, COL); David Price (@BAL, NYY); Patrick Corbin (@CIN, @PHI); Francisco Liriano (@SD, @SF); Shelby Miller (@MIL, ATL); Jordan Zimmermann (@CHC, @KC); Ervin Santana (CWS, WAS); Jered Weaver (CLE, @SEA)
- Start ’em if you got ’em.
Tony Cingrani (ARI, MIL); Kris Medlen (@NYM, @STL); Bronson Arroyo (ARI, MIL); Hyun-Jin Ryu (@MIA, BOS); Jorge De La Rosa (@PHI, @MIA); Lance Lynn (@MIL, ATL); Rick Porcello (MIN, @NYM); Ivan Nova (TOR, @TB)
- With a K/9 at 10.63 to along with a sub-3 ERA, Tony Cingrani (62% owned in Y! leagues), needs to be owned in every format. There’s talk of Cingrani moving to the bullpen once Johnny Cueto returns, but for as long as he’s starting ballgames, he needs to be in your lineup. … Bronson Arroyo (50%) has been offering a little more excitement in the whiff department lately, posing a 14/0 K/BB over his last two starts. He’s a nice two-start streamer for week 21, if you can get your hands on him. … Jorge De La Rosa (46%) continues to prove himself as a reliable week-to-week option. He draws two nice match-ups in the week ahead. … Ivan Nova (46%), too, has been a steady option, and I’m comfortable using him until he proves otherwise. … Rick Porcello (21%) continues to be one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball. I’m hoping regression works to his favor this week versus two friendly opponents.
Tim Lincecum (BOS, PIT); Andrew Cashner (PIT, CHC); Jeff Samardzija (WAS, @SD); Chris Rusin (WAS, @SD); Tyler Thornburg (STL, @CIN); Dan Haren (@CHC, @KC); Jacob Turner (LAD, COL); Dillon Gee (@MIN, DET); A.J. Burnett (@SD, @SF); Mark Buehrle (@NYY, @HOU); Jarrod Parker (SEA, @BAL); Danny Salazar (@LAA, MIN); Jon Lester (@SF, @LAD); Miguel Gonzalez (TB, OAK)
- With Danny Salazar’s (23%) stuff, there’s upside enough for the first tier, but I’d like to see him do a little more before I place him in the above group permanently. … The Cubbies draw a couple easy match-ups in week 21, and I’m hoping the easier slate will get Samardzija back on track, and at the same time, keep Chris Rusin’s (1%) quietly effective production going. … Dan Haren (66%) has allowed only 4 runs through his last 4 starts, and he’s looking more and more like dude we used to know. I’m riding this hot streak while it lasts. … Others I’m comfortable with streaming this week: Jarrod Parker (64%), Andrew Cashner (26%), Miguel Gonzalez (24%), Dillon Gee (21%), Jacob Turner (18%), Mark Buehrle (18%).
- Tier two is heavy with two-start streamers, so I can’t condone dipping into tier three this week. But if you’re desperate, I suppose someone like Ryan Vogelsong might be tempting. He draws two home starts, and while the opponents aren’t easy, San Fran has been one of the friendliest ballparks for pitchers this season. … Randall Delgado has been a different pitcher over these past few weeks. Not long ago, I would’ve been recommending you start Delgado, but now I’m wondering if the 23-year-old righty is beginning to fatigue as he surpasses his 2012 IP total.
- Just don’t.