Streamers and 2 start pitchers for week 14 – fantasy baseball 2013

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Andy Pettitte

Andy Pettitte is expected to see two starts in week 14 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

TeamTwo Start PitcherStart 1OPP #1Start 2OPP #2
TIER 1
LADClayton Kershaw7/2 @ COLOswalt7/7 @ SFLincecum
WASJordan Zimmerman7/1 vs MILGallardo7/6 vs SDMarquis
WASStephen Strasburg7/2 vs MILPeralta7/7 vs SDTBD
CINHomer Bailey7/2 vs SFLincecum7/7 vs SEASaunders
ARIPatrick Corbin7/2 @ NYMHefner7/7 vs COLOswalt
TIER 2
DETDoug Fister7/2 @ TORWang7/7 @ CLEKazmir
PITJeff Locke7/2 vs PHIHamels7/7 @ CHCFeldman
TBMatt Moore7/1 @ HOUBedard7/6 vs CWSSale
TIER 3
BOSJohn Lackey7/2 vs SDTBD7/7 @ LAAHanson
NYYAndy Pettitte7/1 @ MINDiamond7/6 vs BALTillman
TORR.A. Dickey7/1 vs DETAlvarez7/6 vs MINDiamond
PHICole Hamels7/2 @ PITLocke7/7 vs ATLMedlen
OAKTommy Milone7/2 vs CHCFeldman7/7 @ KCMendoza
ATLKris Medlen7/2 vs MIAKoehler7/7 @ PHIHamels
SFTim Lincecum7/2 @ CINBailey7/7 vs LADKershaw
MIAJose Fernandez7/1 vs SDMarquis7/6 @ STLWestbrook
CHCScott Feldman7/2 @ OAKMilone7/7 vs PITLocke
CINBronson Arroyo7/1 vs SFKickham7/6 vs SEABonderman
MILYovani Gallardo7/1 @ WASZimmermann7/6 vs NYMMarcum
SDJason Marquis7/1 @ MIAFernandez7/6 @ WASZimmermann
CLEScott Kazmir7/2 @ KCMendoza7/7 vs DETFister
TIER 4
BALJason Hammel7/2 @ CWSDanks7/7 @ NYYHughes
TORChien-Ming Wang7/2 vs DETFister7/7 vs MINDeduno
STLJake Westbrook7/2 @ LAAHanson7/7 vs MIAFernandez
ARIWade Miley7/1 @ NYMMarcum7/6 vs COLNicasio
MINScott Diamond7/1 vs NYYPettitte7/6 @ TORDickey
TEXJustin Grimm7/2 vs SEASaunders7/7 vs HOUHarrell
LAATommy Hanson7/2 vs STLWestbrook7/7 vs BOSLackey
MILWily Peralta7/2 @ WASStrasburg7/7 vs NYMHefner
NYYPhil Hughes7/2 @ MINDeduno7/7 vs BALHammel
COLRoy Oswalt7/2 vs LADKershaw7/7 vs ARICorbin
TIER 5
DETJose Alvarez7/1 @ TORDickey7/6 @ CLEMasterson
HOUErik Bedard7/1 vs TBMoore7/6 @ TEXDarvish
MINSamuel Deduno7/2 vs NYYHughes7/7 @ TORWang
HOULucas Harrell7/2 vs TBHernandez7/7 @ TEXGrimm
NYMShaun Marcum7/1 vs ARIMiley7/6 @ MILGallardo
NYMJeremy Hefner7/2 vs ARICorbin7/7 @ MILPeralta
KCLuis Mendoza7/2 vs CLEKazmir7/7 vs OAKColon
SEAJoe Saunders7/2 @ TEXGrimm7/7 @ CINBailey
MIATom Koehler7/2 @ ATLMedlen7/7 @ STLWestbrook
CWSJohn Danks7/2 vs BALHammel7/7 @ TBHernandez
TBRoberto Hernandez7/2 @ HOUHarrell7/7 vs CWSDanks
SFMike Kickham7/1 @ CINArroyo7/6 vs LADFife
SDTBD7/2 @ BOSLackey7/7 @ WASStrasburg

News and notes – Best streamers and two start pitchers

CBS Anomalies:

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!

Doug Fister

Doug Fister (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  • tom

    What about corey kluber for cleveland next week ? double header should move him up to get 2 starts next week.

    • __KJ__

      Many times a team will call up a spot starter for the second game of the DH, if that occurs, the 5 guys will stay in their current rotation, putting Kazmir in line for the 2 starts.

      The Indians have yet to announce the starters for the DH, and if they do move the rotation up a day by plugging in one of their regular starters for the 2nd game, then there is a definite chance that Kluber gets the 2 starts

  • Keith

    Westbrook is starting Sunday per mlb.com. It seems Lynn is getting 2 starts next week.

    • __KJ__

      Thanks Keith, it will be reflected in my article on Saturday