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2 Start Pitchers – Week 13 – Fantasy Baseball 2013

This article has been updated, please click here for the confirmed 2 start pitchers of week 13

I have decided to add a new twist to my standard 2 start pitcher article, the teams with 5 games section!  MLB has apparently decided that the 5 day work week is a nice approach for their teams, and week 13 will see 9 out of the 30 teams with just five games to be played (meaning 9 teams with no two start pitcher)

I typically compile these projections from 3 of my favorite sites (CBS, MLB, and Yahoo) but for some reason CBS had a number of glaring errors this week, so this time around I completed most of the research over at MLB.com.

2 start pitchers – week 13 – fantasy baseball 2013

Two Start Pitcher Start 1 OPP #1 Start 2 OPP #2
TIER 1
Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55, 89 K/ 102.1 IP) 6/24 @ SD Stults 6/29 @ LAD Capuano
Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.40, 82 K/ 84.2 IP) 6/25 vs ARI Delgado 6/30 @ NYM Marcum
Madison Bumgarner (6-4, 3.30, 89 K/ 90 IP) 6/24 @ LAD Capuano 6/30 @ COL Nicasio
Clayton Kershaw (5-4, 1.84, 104 K/ 107.1 IP) 6/25 vs SF Gaudin 6/30 vs PHI Kendrick
Justin Masterson (8-5, 3.51, 102 K/ 102.1 IP) 6/25 @ BAL Tillman 6/30 @ CHW Axelrod
TIER 2
Hiroki Kuroda (6-5, 2.78, 60 K/ 87.1 IP) 6/25 vs TEX Grimm 6/30 @ BAL Britton
C.J. Wilson (5-5, 3.90, 82 K/ 87.2 IP) 6/25 @ DET Porcello 6/30 @ HOU Lyles
TIER 3
Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.60, 68 K/ 82.1 IP) 6/25 vs CLE Masterson 6/30 vs NYY Kuroda
Ryan Dempster (4-7, 4.21, 87 K/ 83.1 IP) 6/25 vs COL Nicasio 6/30 vs TOR Buehrle
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-4, 4.78, 67 K/ 67.2 IP) 6/24 @ BAL Britton 6/29 @ CHW Santiago
Rick Porcello (4-3, 4.37, 59 K/ 70 IP) 6/25 vs LAA Wilson 6/30 @ TB Hellickson
Ervin Santana (5-5, 2.73, 71 K/ 92 IP) 6/25 vs ATL Medlen 6/30 @ MIN Correia
Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.75, 56 K/ 91 IP) 6/25 @ SD Marquis 6/30 @ LAD Kershaw
Eric Stults (6-5, 3.27, 60 K/ 90.2 IP) 6/24 vs PHI Lee 6/30 @ MIA Eovaldi
TIER 4
Esmil Rogers (2-2, 3.21, 25 K/ 42 IP) 6/24 @ TB Hellickson 6/29 @ BOS Aceves
Mark Buehrle (3-4, 4.65, 58 K/ 87 IP) 6/25 @ TB Moore 6/30 @ BOS Dempster
Kevin Correia (5-4, 3.96, 42 K/ 81.2 IP) 6/25 @ MIA Fernandez 6/30 vs KC Santana
Edwin Jackson (3-8, 5.40, 71 K/ 71.2 IP) 6/25 @ MIL Lohse 6/30 @ SEA Bonderman
Kyle Lohse (2-6, 3.84, 49 K/ 79.2 IP) 6/25 vs CHC Jackson 6/30 @ PIT Morton
TIER 5
Zach Britton (0-1, 9.00, 2 K/ 6 IP) 6/24 vs CLE Jimenez 6/29 vs NYY Hughes
Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67, 66 K/ 85.2 IP) 6/24 vs TOR Rogers 6/30 vs DET Porcello
Justin Grimm (5-5, 5.58, 55 K/ 67.2 IP) 6/25 @ NYY Kuroda 6/30 vs CIN Latos
Shaun Marcum (0-8, 5.43, 47 K/ 54.2 IP) 6/25 @ CHW Sale 6/30 vs WAS Gonzalez
Randall Delgado (0-0, 9.00, 3 K/ 2 IP) 6/25 @ WAS Gonzalez 6/30 @ ATL Hudson
Juan Nicasio (4-2, 4.86, 51 K/ 74 IP) 6/25 @ BOS Dempster 6/30 vs SF Bumgarner
Chris Capuano (1-4, 5.45, 24 K/ 33 IP) 6/24 vs SF Bumgarner 6/29 vs PHI Lee

Teams with 5 games in week 13

(No 2 start pitcher)

White Sox (6 games, but 1 is a DH)
Astros (5 Games)
Mariners (5 Games)
Athletics (5 Games)
Braves (5 Games)
Marlins (5 Games)
Reds (5 Games)
Pirates (5 Games)
Cardinals (5 Games)

How to determine the 2 start pitchers in advance?

It is a simple enough process if you want to put in the work, look at how many games a team is playing, and using the standard 5 pitcher rotation you can approximate which day each pitcher is on pace to pitch.  It can certainly be argued that many of these pitchers will be bumped forwards and rotations will be shuffled by managers, which is why you will want to check back on Saturday June 22nd, 2013 for my updated and confirmed two start pitcher article.

CBS misleading projections (as of Tuesday June 18th, 2013)

- If the Baltimore Orioles stay with their current alignment, Zach Britton should toe the rubber next Monday, making him a 2 start pitcher (not listed at CBS), and Chris Tillman who is listed should go on Tuesday (1 day later than listed)

- No starter is listed for the Red Sox in week 13.  They play 6 games in the week ahead, and Ryan Dempster is on track to make 2 starts.

- No starter is listed for the Mets in week 13.  With their 6 game schedule they obviously should have 2 starts, with Shaun Marcum currently on track to be that guy.

- Trevor Cahill is currently listed as the 2 start pitcher for the Diamondbacks, but if the rotation remains the same, Randall Delgado should be the their only pitcher to take the mound twice in week 13.  It can be argued that Delgado is a temporary stop-gap for Gibson, and that Cahill will take the mound Monday, so we will have to wait and see what Arizona decides to do.

- Chris Sale is listed as a two start pitcher for the White Sox, who only play 5 DAYS in week 13.  They have 6 games, but one of those is a doubleheader. Typically (not always) a team will call up a spot starter for one game of the doubleheader, leaving the rest of the rotation intact.  If the White Sox do call up a spot starter, Sale is likely to only see one start in week 13 thanks to the short 5 game week, if the team decides to run out a regular starter during the doubleheader, then Sale should be a 2 start option.

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One Comment

  1. mhoffner

    June 18, 2013 at 09:54

    Stults has some good off speed stuff, he went 9 against the Diamondbacks in his last start and they seemed clueless at times. Who knows though against Cliff Lee but a weekend matchup against Miami could help. I can’t take a chance on some of these guys, Kevin Correia?

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