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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 24 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

There are several two-start pitchers who qualify for the streaming portion of this article. For sake of brevity I’ll only cover them in the top portion of the article, but you should definitely pick up any of the two-starters you want to stream. If you have any questions about these starters, other pitchers or general fantasy baseball questions hit me up on Twitter.

Must-Starts

  1. Felix Hernandez – Mon vs. HOU, Sun vs. OAK
  2. Jon Lester – Tue at CWS, Sun at SEA
  3. Jordan Zimmermann – Tue vs. ATL, Sun at NYM
  4. Jacob deGrom – Tue vs. COL, Sun vs. WSH
  5. Doug Fister – Mon vs. ATL, Sat at NYM

Start in 12-teamers

  1. Mike Minor – Mon at WSH, Sun at TEX
  2. Andrew Cashner – Mon at LAD, Sun at ARI
  3. Chris Tillman – Tue at BOS, Sun vs. NYY
  4. Jered Weaver – Mon at CLE, Sat vs. HOU
  5. Hiroki Kuroda – Tue vs. TB, Sun at BAL
  6. Marcus Stroman – Mon vs. CHC, Sun vs. TB
  7. Danny Salazar – Mon vs. LAA, Sat at DET
  8. Michael Wacha – Tue at CIN, Sun vs. COL
  9. Jason Vargas – Tue at DET, Sun vs. BOS

Deep-league starts

  1. Tom Koehler – Tue at MIL, Sun at PHI
  2. Sonny Gray – Mon at CWS, Sat at SEA
  3. Shelby Miller – Mon at CIN, Sat vs. COL
  4. Chris Archer – Tue at NYY, Sun at TOR
  5. Edinson Volquez – Tue at PHI, Sun vs. CHC
  6. Yovani Gallardo – Mon vs. MIA, Sun vs. CIN
  7. Justin Verlander – Mon vs. KC, Sun vs. CLE

AL-/NL-Only starts

  1. Yusmeiro Petit – Tue vs. ARI, Sun vs. LAD
  2. Dylan Axelrod – Mon vs. STL, Sat at MIL
  3. Hector Santiago – Tue at TEX, Sun vs. HOU
  4. Miguel Gonzalez – Mon at BOS, Sat vs. NYY

Pitchers to avoid

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Collin McHugh – Tuesday at Seattle – McHugh has allowed nine earned runs in his last seven starts. Four of those starts have been walkless, and he’s struck out at least six in four of his last six starts. Seattle is just an average offense against righties, and it ranks 27th in home wOBA.

Drew Hutchison – Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs – Hutchison has been the definition of inconsistent this year, but he’s stringed together three good starts in a row with six, nine and seven strikeouts a game, respectively. Even with the influx of talent Chicago has just ranked 21st in wOBA in the past month and 25th against righties on the season.

Chase Anderson – Saturday vs. San Diego – Anderson has eight quality starts in his last 10 trips to the mound, and the Padres. I think that says enough.

Jimmy Nelson – Saturday vs. Cincinnati – The Reds have the third worst offense against righties by wOBA this year, and Nelson has pretty solid rate stats in home runs, strikeouts and walks. His SIERA, xFIP and FIP are all under 4 and portend better things ahead.

Derek Holland – Sunday vs. Atlanta – Holland pitched well in his first start of 2014 on Monday, shutting out the Royals in seven innings with zero walks and six strikeouts. The Braves hit lefties well, but I’m willing to roll with Holland’s talent.

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1 Comment

  1. mark
    September 8, 2014 at 9:02 am — Reply

    do u know if cashner is still 2 start pitcher this week?

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