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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 25 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. Max Scherzer – Mon at MIN, Sun at KC
  2. Stephen Strasburg – Mon at ATL, Sat at MIA
  3. Corey Kluber – Tue at HOU, Sun at MIN
  4. Jacob deGrom – Mon vs. MIA, Sun at ATL
  5. James Shields – Mon vs. CWS, Sun vs. DET
  6. Jeff Samardzija – Tue vs. TEX, Sun vs. PHI
  7. Tanner Roark – Tue at ATL, Sun at MIA
  8. Andrew Cashner – Mon vs. PHI, Sat vs. SF

Start in 12-teamers

  1. Marcus Stroman – Mon at BAL, Sat at NYY
  2. Matt Shoemaker – Mon vs. SEA, Sat vs. TEX
  3. Jake Odorizzi – Mon vs. NYY, Sun vs. CWS
  4. Michael Pineda – Tue at TB, Sun vs. TOR
  5. Hisashi Iwakuma – Mon at LAA, Sat at HOU
  6. Jarred Cosart – Mon at NYM, Sat vs. WSH
  7. Ervin Santana – Mon vs. WSH, Sun vs. NYM

Deep-league starts

  1. A.J. Burnett – Tue at SD, Sun at OAK
  2. Drew Hutchison – Tue at BAL, Sun at NYY
  3. Ian Kennedy – Tue vs. PHI, Sun vs. SF
  4. Roenis Elias – Tue at LAA, Sun at HOU
  5. Ryan Vogelsong – Mon at ARI, Sun at SD

AL-/NL-Only starts

  1. Wily Peralta – Tue at STL, Sun at PIT
  2. Nathan Eovaldi – Tue at NYM, Sun vs. WSH
  3. Brad Peacock – Mon vs. CLE, Sun vs. SEA
  4. Dan Haren – Tue at COL, Sun at CHC
  5. Alfredo Simon – Mon at CHC, Sun at STL
  6. John Lackey – Tue vs. MIL, Sun vs. CIN
  7. Jerome Williams – Mon at SD, Sat at OAK

Pitchers to avoid

Top streaming options available in at least 50 percent of ESPN leagues

Collin McHugh – Tuesday at Cleveland – McHugh’s only allowed more than one earned run twice in his last eight starts, and he allowed just two in both those starts. In those eight starts he has 42 strikeouts and only five walks. Cleveland hits righties well, but it ranks just 16th in wOBA over the last 30 days. McHugh is almost an auto-start in any situation now, anyways.

Brandon McCarthy – Wednesday at Tampa Bay – McCarthy has continued to pitch mostly well in his tenure in New York. He’s getting strikeouts and controlling his walks well. Tampa ranks last in wOBA over the past 30 days.

Henderson Alvarez – Wednesday at New York Mets – Alvarez was hit hard by Colorado and the Angels recently, but who hasn’t been? The Mets are a lower-third team in wOBA against righties, and with David Wright out their lineup is rather unimposing. Alvarez is capable of going deep into this game and helping you across the board.

Dallas Keuchel – Saturday vs. Seattle – Keuchel is 8-for-9 in quality starts in his last nine outings. While his strikeouts have dipped some he’s still going deep into games. Seattle ranks 28th in wOBA against lefties on the sason.

Yusmeiro Petit – Saturday at San Diego – Yusmeiro’s pitched well for a lot of the season, and as he’s taken over for Tim Lincecum in the rotation he’s continued doing so. He pitched a complete game last time out, and in his three starts since joining the rotation he has 23 strikeouts and one walk. The Padres rank last in wOBA against righties and 28th in wOBA over the last 30 days.

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