This article has been updated. Please click here for the confirmed 2 start pitchers of week 14
If you are looking to get a jump on the other owner’s in your league by grabbing the best streamer options with 2 starts, this article should give you a good idea of who to target.
It is well known that CBSSports offers one of the best two start pitcher articles on the web, but as usual there are a couple of anomalies that I will point out, with a few pitchers not listed and what appears to be incorrect listings of a couple others – that analysis will be included at the bottom of the article
I have completed my research by using 3 of the top baseball sites on the web (MLB/CBS/Yahoo) and if there are any questions or comments, please feel free to leave those in the forums so the community (and myself) can respond.
For the 5 tiers, I went ahead and roughly grouped the players, as this is a rough draft/sneak peek of 2 start pitchers. Be sure to check back on Saturday as I release my confirmed 2 start pitcher list, and will put more effort into correctly sorting all the names into the proper tier.
2 start pitchers – week 14
|Team||Two Start Pitcher||Start 1||OPP #1||Start 2||OPP #2|
|LAD||Clayton Kershaw||7/2 @ COL||Oswalt||7/7 @ SF||Lincecum|
|WAS||Jordan Zimmerman||7/1 vs MIL||Gallardo||7/6 vs SD||Marquis|
|WAS||Stephen Strasburg||7/2 vs MIL||Peralta||7/7 vs SD||TBD|
|CIN||Homer Bailey||7/2 vs SF||Lincecum||7/7 vs SEA||Saunders|
|ARI||Patrick Corbin||7/2 @ NYM||Hefner||7/7 vs COL||Oswalt|
|DET||Doug Fister||7/2 @ TOR||Wang||7/7 @ CLE||Kazmir|
|PIT||Jeff Locke||7/2 vs PHI||Hamels||7/7 @ CHC||Feldman|
|TB||Matt Moore||7/1 @ HOU||Bedard||7/6 vs CWS||Sale|
|BOS||John Lackey||7/2 vs SD||TBD||7/7 @ LAA||Hanson|
|NYY||Andy Pettitte||7/1 @ MIN||Diamond||7/6 vs BAL||Tillman|
|TOR||R.A. Dickey||7/1 vs DET||Alvarez||7/6 vs MIN||Diamond|
|PHI||Cole Hamels||7/2 @ PIT||Locke||7/7 vs ATL||Medlen|
|OAK||Tommy Milone||7/2 vs CHC||Feldman||7/7 @ KC||Mendoza|
|ATL||Kris Medlen||7/2 vs MIA||Koehler||7/7 @ PHI||Hamels|
|SF||Tim Lincecum||7/2 @ CIN||Bailey||7/7 vs LAD||Kershaw|
|MIA||Jose Fernandez||7/1 vs SD||Marquis||7/6 @ STL||Westbrook|
|CHC||Scott Feldman||7/2 @ OAK||Milone||7/7 vs PIT||Locke|
|CIN||Bronson Arroyo||7/1 vs SF||Kickham||7/6 vs SEA||Bonderman|
|MIL||Yovani Gallardo||7/1 @ WAS||Zimmermann||7/6 vs NYM||Marcum|
|SD||Jason Marquis||7/1 @ MIA||Fernandez||7/6 @ WAS||Zimmermann|
|CLE||Scott Kazmir||7/2 @ KC||Mendoza||7/7 vs DET||Fister|
|BAL||Jason Hammel||7/2 @ CWS||Danks||7/7 @ NYY||Hughes|
|TOR||Chien-Ming Wang||7/2 vs DET||Fister||7/7 vs MIN||Deduno|
|STL||Jake Westbrook||7/2 @ LAA||Hanson||7/7 vs MIA||Fernandez|
|ARI||Wade Miley||7/1 @ NYM||Marcum||7/6 vs COL||Nicasio|
|MIN||Scott Diamond||7/1 vs NYY||Pettitte||7/6 @ TOR||Dickey|
|TEX||Justin Grimm||7/2 vs SEA||Saunders||7/7 vs HOU||Harrell|
|LAA||Tommy Hanson||7/2 vs STL||Westbrook||7/7 vs BOS||Lackey|
|MIL||Wily Peralta||7/2 @ WAS||Strasburg||7/7 vs NYM||Hefner|
|NYY||Phil Hughes||7/2 @ MIN||Deduno||7/7 vs BAL||Hammel|
|COL||Roy Oswalt||7/2 vs LAD||Kershaw||7/7 vs ARI||Corbin|
|DET||Jose Alvarez||7/1 @ TOR||Dickey||7/6 @ CLE||Masterson|
|HOU||Erik Bedard||7/1 vs TB||Moore||7/6 @ TEX||Darvish|
|MIN||Samuel Deduno||7/2 vs NYY||Hughes||7/7 @ TOR||Wang|
|HOU||Lucas Harrell||7/2 vs TB||Hernandez||7/7 @ TEX||Grimm|
|NYM||Shaun Marcum||7/1 vs ARI||Miley||7/6 @ MIL||Gallardo|
|NYM||Jeremy Hefner||7/2 vs ARI||Corbin||7/7 @ MIL||Peralta|
|KC||Luis Mendoza||7/2 vs CLE||Kazmir||7/7 vs OAK||Colon|
|SEA||Joe Saunders||7/2 @ TEX||Grimm||7/7 @ CIN||Bailey|
|MIA||Tom Koehler||7/2 @ ATL||Medlen||7/7 @ STL||Westbrook|
|CWS||John Danks||7/2 vs BAL||Hammel||7/7 @ TB||Hernandez|
|TB||Roberto Hernandez||7/2 @ HOU||Harrell||7/7 vs CWS||Danks|
|SF||Mike Kickham||7/1 @ CIN||Arroyo||7/6 vs LAD||Fife|
|SD||TBD||7/2 @ BOS||Lackey||7/7 @ WAS||Strasburg|
News and notes – Best streamers and two start pitchers
The only 2 start pitcher listed for the Giants is Lincecum, but in a week with 7 games the Giants will run out someone else for the Monday matchup with the Reds. This week (week 13) it is Mike Kickham getting the call, but he is just as likely to be sent down as he is to make 2 starts in week 14
There is no 2 start pitcher listed for the Padres after Jason Marquis. Marquis should go Monday, and with 7 games the Padres will have to find an option to potentially throw 2 games (@ BOS, @ WAS)
The Indians aren’t listed as having a two start pitcher in week 14, even though they have 6 games. Scott Kazmir is currently in line to make those two starts, and is worth a look in deeper formats that need a streamer.
The Cardinals play 5 games in week 13. Why does this matter? Well, Jake Westbrook is getting the start on the 25th, and if the Cardinals stick with a 5 man rotation (and don’t skip anyone), then Westbrook should receive the first start in week 14, putting him in line for 2 starts. This is to the detriment of Lance Lynn who is currently listed as a two start pitcher at CBS.
Tommy Milone and the A’s face the exact same situation as the Cardinals. With 5 games in week 13, Milone should see the first start in week 14 making him a 2 start pitcher, even though CBS has Bartolo Colon listed. Either CBS really knows the manager’s mind, or they are way off base on this one…. only time will tell.
If you would like my 2 cents/ advice on your fantasy lineup, post it in the forums, I am always happy to talk fantasy baseball!