Welcome back, two-start hoarders.  First, this weather has been absolutely atrocious.  I walked through eight inches of water to get to my car yesterday.  It’s miserable.  The awful weather this April has made things a bit more challenging, as two-starters keep getting bumped from one week to the next.  The coming week has a seven-game slate for most clubs, and obviously we’re hoping for fewer postponed contests, but keep in mind that Tuesday’s two-starters could easily slide into the two-start slot for week 5.

As always, probable pitchers are subject to change.  For a look at all fantasy baseball streamers, click that link.


A.J. Burnett (@PHI, @STL); Matt Moore (NYY, @CWS); C.C. Sabathia (@TB, TOR); Felix Hernandez (@HOU, LAA); Max Scherzer (KC, ATL); R.A. Dickey (@BAL, @NYY); David Price (NYY, @CWS); Clayton Kershaw (@NYM, MLW);

  • No reason to sit any of these guys.


Shelby Miller (@WAS, PIT); Ricky Nolasco (@MIN, CHC); A.J. Griffin (@BOS, BAL); Derek Holland (@LAA, @MIN); Kyle Lohse (@SD, @LAD); Wade Miley (@SF, COL); Tony Cingrani (CHC, @WAS); Ryan Vogelsong (ARZ, @SD); Bartolo Colon (@BOS, BAL); Carlos Villanueva (@CIN, @MIA); Alexi Ogando (@LAA, @MIN); Yovani Gallardo (@SD, @LAD); Hisashi Iwakuma (@HOU, LAA); Jeremy Guthrie (@DET, CLE); Patrick Corbin (@SF, COL); Jose Quintana (CLE, TB); Cole Hamels (PIT, @NYM)


Mike Minor (@COL, @DET); Ross Detwiler (STL, CIN); Justin Masterson (@CWS, @KC); Travis Wood (@CIN, @MIA); Bud Norris (SEA, @BOS); Jason Vargas (TEX, @SEA); Jason Marquis (MLW, SF); Jon Garland (ATL, @ARZ)

  • Ross Detwiler (48% owned in Y! leagues) has been good thus far, and you can feel free to ride his hot streak out, but I dropped him down into this second tier, as he faces two strong lineups next week.  Bud Norris (20%) is always a good option while he’s pitching in Houston, but quite the opposite when he’s away from home.  He gets a nice home matchup versus Seattle to start the week, followed by trip to Boston to face the whiff-heavy Red Sox.  I’m using Norris in a H2H points league this week, and I’m hoping he gets his shizz together on the road.  Jon Garland (2%) has started hot, and is an intriguing option if you’re into riding hot streaks (I am).


J.A. Happ (@BAL, @NYY); Alfredo Aceves (OAK, HOU); Mike Leake (CHC, @WAS); Mike Pelfrey (MIA, TEX); Jeff Locke (@PHI, @STL); Miguel Gonzalez (TOR, @OAK);  Dan Haren (STL, CIN); Felix Doubront (OAK, HOU); Dylan Axelrod (CLE, TB); Kevin Correia (MIA, TEX)

  • Use caution with this group if you’re trying to avoid blowing up your ratios.  If you’re looking for counting stats, though, this isn’t quite the bottom of the barrel.  I wanted to put Haren with the DON’T START group, but I’m not quite ready to entirely quit him just yet.  Still, don’t use him unless you’re desperate.


Brad Peacock (SEA, @BOS); Joe Blanton (TEX, @SEA); Jake Arrieta (TOR, @OAK); Jeff Francis (ATL, @ARZ); Phil Hughes (@TB, TOR); Aaron Laffey (LAD, PHI);

  • These guys stink worse than bullpen farts.  Okay, maybe not that bad, but close.  Don’t start ’em.