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Confirmed Two Start Pitchers for Week 14 (July 1st through July 7th)

This was probably the calmest week of the season for the starting rotations in Major League Baseball.  There were no rainouts, and hardly any rotation changes had to be made, meaning most of the projected 2 start pitchers for the week ahead (from my article on Tuesday) are now confirmed.

I went ahead and added in the stats to help assist your decision making, and as usual I will have a few remarks at the bottom of the article about my favorite streamer/waiver wire guys to snag for the week ahead.

If you have any questions or comments for me, please post those in the forums where we are discussing fantasy baseball throughout the season.

Confirmed Two Start Pitchers – Week 14 (July 1st – July 7th)

Team Two Start Pitcher Start 1 OPP #1 Start 2 OPP #2
TIER 1
LAD Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 2.08, 118 K/ 121.1 IP) 7/2 @ COL Oswalt 7/7 @ SF Lincecum
WAS Jordan Zimmerman (11-3, 2.28, 80 K/ 114.2 IP) 7/1 vs MIL Gallardo 7/6 vs SD Marquis
WAS Stephen Strasburg (3-6, 2.50, 77 K/ 93.1 IP) 7/2 vs MIL Peralta 7/7 vs SD Erlin
ARI Patrick Corbin (9-0, 2.22, 85 K/ 109.2 IP) 7/2 @ NYM Hefner 7/7 vs COL Oswalt
STL Lance Lynn (10-2, 3.52, 98 K/ 99.2 IP) 7/2 @ LAA Weaver 7/7 vs MIA Fernandez
PIT Jeff Locke (7-1, 2.06, 67 K/ 96.1 IP) 7/2 vs PHI Hamels 7/7 @ CHC Feldman
TIER 2
DET Doug Fister (6-5, 3.50, 80 K/ 103 IP) 7/2 @ TOR Wang 7/7 @ CLE Kazmir
TB David Price (1-4, 5.24, 49 K/ 55 IP) 7/2 @ HOU Keuchel 7/7 vs CWS Danks
LAA Jered Weaver (Y) (1-4, 4.15, 36 K/ 47.2 IP) 7/2 vs STL Lynn 7/7 vs BOS Lackey
CIN Homer Bailey (4-6, 3.88, 102 K/ 102 IP) 7/2 vs SF Lincecum 7/7 vs SEA Saunders
TB Matt Moore (10-3, 3.95, 83 K/ 86.2 IP) 7/1 @ HOU Bedard 7/6 vs CWS Sale
BOS John Lackey (5-5, 2.99, 73 K/ 78.1 IP) 7/2 vs SD Erlin 7/7 @ LAA Weaver
ATL Kris Medlen (5-7, 3.02, 76 K/ 98.1 IP) 7/2 vs MIA Koehler 7/7 @ PHI Hamels
MIA Jose Fernandez (4-4, 2.98, 84 K/ 84.2 IP) 7/1 vs SD Marquis 7/6 @ STL Lynn
TIER 3
HOU Erik Bedard (3-3, 4.44, 66 K/ 61.2 IP) 7/1 vs TB Moore 7/6 @ TEX Darvish
NYY Andy Pettitte (5-6, 4.22, 64 K/ 81 IP) 7/1 @ MIN Diamond 7/6 vs BAL Tillman
TOR R.A. Dickey (7-8, 4.72, 78 K/ 108.2 IP) 7/1 vs DET Alvarez 7/6 vs MIN Diamond
PHI Cole Hamels (2-10, 4.40, 89 K/ 106 IP) 7/2 @ PIT Locke 7/7 vs ATL Medlen
OAK A.J. Griffin (6-6, 3.56, 81 K/ 103.2 IP) 7/2 vs CHC Feldman 7/7 @ KC Mendoza
SF Tim Lincecum (4-8, 4.64, 93 K/ 82.2 IP) 7/2 @ CIN Bailey 7/7 vs LAD Kershaw
CHC Scott Feldman (7-6, 3.46, 67 K/ 79.2 IP) 7/2 @ OAK Griffin 7/7 vs PIT Locke
CIN Bronson Arroyo (6-6, 3.61, 57 K/ 104.2 IP) 7/1 vs SF Kickham 7/6 vs SEA Bonderman
MIL Yovani Gallardo (6-7, 4.20, 80 K/ 98.2 IP) 7/1 @ WAS Zimmermann 7/6 vs NYM Marcum
SD Jason Marquis (9-3, 3.99, 62 K/ 94.2 IP) 7/1 @ MIA Fernandez 7/6 @ WAS Zimmermann
CLE Scott Kazmir (4-4, 4.83, 66 K/ 69 IP) 7/2 @ KC Mendoza 7/7 vs DET Fister
TIER 4
MIN Samuel Deduno (4-2, 3.32, 24 K/ 43.1 IP) 7/2 vs NYY Hughes 7/7 @ TOR Wang
DET Jose Alvarez (1-1, 3.78, 13 K/ 16.2 IP) 7/1 @ TOR Dickey 7/6 @ CLE Masterson
SD Robbie Erlin (1-0, 3.60, 12 K/ 15 IP) 7/2 @ BOS Lackey 7/7 @ WAS Strasburg
NYM Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.72, 65 K/ 87 IP) 7/2 vs ARI Corbin 7/7 @ MIL Peralta
BAL Jason Hammel (7-4, 5.09, 66 K/ 93.2 IP) 7/2 @ CWS Danks 7/7 @ NYY Hughes
TOR Chien-Ming Wang (1-1, 5.24, 10 K/ 22.1 IP) 7/2 vs DET Fister 7/7 vs MIN Deduno
ARI Wade Miley (4-7, 4.55, 69 K/ 95 IP) 7/1 @ NYM Marcum 7/6 vs COL Nicasio
HOU Dallas Keuchel (4-4, 4.34, 58 K/ 74.2 IP) 7/2 vs TB Price 7/7 @ TEX Grimm
TEX Justin Grimm (7-5, 5.56, 62 K/ 77.2 IP) 7/2 vs SEA Saunders 7/7 vs HOU Keuchel
NYY Phil Hughes (3-7, 4.82, 73 K/ 84 IP) 7/2 @ MIN Deduno 7/7 vs BAL Hammel
TIER 5
MIL Wily Peralta (5-9, 5.58, 51 K/ 92 IP) 7/2 @ WAS Strasburg 7/7 vs NYM Hefner
MIN Scott Diamond (5-7, 5.40, 36 K/ 76.2 IP) 7/1 vs NYY Pettitte 7/6 @ TOR Dickey
NYM Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.08, 55 K/ 67.1 IP) 7/1 vs ARI Miley 7/6 @ MIL Gallardo
COL Roy Oswalt (0-2, 7.36, 16 K/ 11 IP) 7/2 vs LAD Kershaw 7/7 vs ARI Corbin
KC Luis Mendoza (2-4, 4.16, 49 K/ 75.2 IP) 7/2 vs CLE Kazmir 7/7 vs OAK Colon
SEA Joe Saunders (5-8, 4.98, 49 K/ 94 IP) 7/2 @ TEX Grimm 7/7 @ CIN Bailey
MIA Tom Koehler (1-5, 4.78, 37 K/ 64 IP) 7/2 @ ATL Medlen 7/7 @ STL Westbrook
CWS John Danks (1-5, 4.68, 32 K/ 42.1 IP) 7/2 vs BAL Hammel 7/7 @ TB Price
SF Mike Kickham (0-2, 10.57, 8 K/ 7.2 IP) 7/1 @ CIN Arroyo 7/6 vs LAD Fife

News and Notes – 2 start pitchers for week 14

Before I get to the waiver wire guys, here are a few interesting notes from this week’s rankings:

Jeff Locke – This guy is now in must start territory.  An ERA hovering around 2.00, 7-1 win/loss for one of the hottest teams in baseball, and 2 solid matchups with the Phillies and Cubs.

Jered Weaver – His 2 starts haven’t been confirmed by MLB.com yet.  So far only Yahoo is reporting him as active for Tuesday vs STL.

Jose Fernandez – Kid is proving his resilience.  ERA stands just a tad under 3, and he is striking out a batter per inning.  Obviously the wins will be tough to come by, but Fernandez should remain active in all lineups as he has plenty to offer in mixed league play.

Week 14 Streamers/ Waiver Wire grabs:

We can safely assume the majority of the top 2 tiers are gone in mixed league play, along with a majority of the tier 3 pitchers, but somewhat surprisingly we find…

Jason Marquis – SP – San Diego Padres

Marquis squares off with one of the worst offenses in the league in his first matchup against the Marlins, and then has a decent shot against the Nats in the second game of the week.  I wasn’t high on Marquis to begin the season, but the Padres are in the hunt and playing well, Jason should be given a look this week as a decent 2 start option.

Samuel Deduno – SP – Minnesota Twins

Deduno is being overlooked because of his low K totals this season, but for owners in deeper mixed leagues he could be worth a speculative add.  The 3.32 ERA keeps his team in the game, giving Deduno (and his fantasy owners) the chance to add a W every time out, and while the matchup in TOR for the second game of the week will be a question mark, Deduno gets the injury riddled Yankees at home in Minnesota for his first game of the week.

Confirmed start information is through either CBSSports.com, MLB.com or Yahoo.com

 

Patrick  Corbin - Arizona - 2013 Red Alternate

Patrick Corbin – Arizona – 2013 Red Alternate (Photo credit: BaseballBacks)

 

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  1. mhoffner

    June 29, 2013 at 09:46

    Jose Alvarez? Miggy is 5/15 against Dickey and the Blue Jays are running out of steam.