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Two start pitchers – waiver wire pickups and streamers for the week ahead (week 6) – Fantasy baseball 2013

 

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As we have seen in weeks past, the weather has been messing with the projected two start pitchers, and for week 6 it should be no different.  With cold, rainy, and snowy weather expected to hit the midwest in week 5 it seems extremely likely that these projections could change before week 6 of fantasy baseball 2013 gets underway.

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You will notice I have included the stats for each pitcher heading towards week 6.  These stats were current as of April 30th, 2013, and we are far enough along in the season that they can affect the tier the pitcher is placed in.  Let me know if you find the additional stats helpful.  If I get no positive feedback on the addition I will be sure to remove it in the weeks ahead.

Two start pitchers – week 6 – May 6th through May 13th

Team Two Start Pitcher Start 1 OPP #1 Start 2 OPP #2
TIER 1
SF Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.87, 34 K/ 33.2 IP) 5/6 vs PHI Lee 5/11 vs ATL Maholm
BOS Clay Buchholz (5-0, 1.19, 39 K/ 37.2 IP) 5/6 vs MIN Worley 5/11 vs TOR Buehrle
PHI Cliff Lee (2-1, 3.02, 30 K/ 35.2 IP) 5/6 @ SF Bumgarner 5/11 @ ARI Cahill
TIER 2
NYY Hiroki Kuroda (3-1, 2.79, 22 K/ 29 IP) 5/7 @ COL De La Rosa 5/12 @ KC Mendoza
SF Tim Lincecum (2-1, 3.64, 32 K/ 29.2 IP) 5/7 vs PHI Kendrick 5/12 vs ATL Medlen
LAA C.J. Wilson (2-0, 4.29, 27 K/ 29.1 IP) 5/7 @ HOU Bedard 5/12 @ CHW Axelrod
BOS Ryan Dempster (1-2, 3.30, 43 K/ 30 IP) 5/7 vs MIN Diamond 5/12 vs TOR Johnson
ATL Paul Maholm (3-2, 3.30, 28 K/ 30 IP) 5/6 @ CIN Arroyo 5/11 @ SF Bumgarner
ARI Trevor Cahill (1-3, 3.00, 27 K/ 30 IP) 5/6 @ LAD Ryu 5/11 vs PHI Lee
OAK Tommy Milone (3-2, 3.37, 26 K/ 32 IP) 5/7 @ CLE TBD 5/12 @ SEA Iwakuma
TIER 3
PHI Kyle Kendrick (2-1, 2.40, 24 K/ 33.2 IP) 5/7 @ SF Lincecum 5/12 @ ARI McCarthy
ATL Kris Medlen (1-3, 3.26, 18 K/ 30.1 IP) 5/7 @ CIN Bailey 5/12 @ SF Lincecum
TB Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 4.30, 26 K/ 31.1 IP) 5/6 vs TOR Buehrle 5/11 vs SD Volquez
COL Jorge De La Rosa (2-2, 2.85, 18 K/ 28.1 IP) 5/7 vs NYY Kuroda 5/12 @ STL Garcia
BAL Wei-Yin Chen (2-2, 2.53, 16 K/ 32 IP) 5/7 vs KC Mendoza 5/12 @ MIN Diamond
SD Andrew Cashner (1-1, 3.25, 19 K/ 19.1 IP) 5/6 vs MIA LeBlanc 5/12 @ TB Hernandez
CIN Bronson Arroyo (2-2, 4.23, 18 K/ 34 IP) 5/6 vs ATL Maholm 5/12 vs MIL Estrada
TOR Josh Johnson (0-1, 6.86, 19 K/ 19.7 IP) 5/7 @ TB Hernandez 5/12 @ BOS Dempster
TEX Nick Tepesch (2-1, 2.53, 14 K/ 21.1 IP) 5/6 @ CHC Feldman 5/12 @ HOU Bedard
PIT James McDonald (2-2, 4.37, 22 K/ 24.2 IP) 5/7 vs SEA Maurer 5/12 @ NYM Hefner
CLE Zach McAllister (1-3, 3.52, 20 K/ 23 IP) 5/6 vs OAK Parker 5/11 @ DET Scherzer
TIER 4
TB Roberto Hernandez (1-4, 5.28, 30 K/ 30.2 IP) 5/7 vs TOR Johnson 5/12 vs SD Cashner
ARI Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.48, 18 K/ 27.2 IP) 5/7 @ LAD Beckett 5/12 vs PHI Kendrick
TOR Mark Buehrle (1-1, 6.35, 19 K/ 28.1 IP) 5/6 @ TB Hellickson 5/10 @ BOS Buchholz
OAK Jarrod Parker (0-4, 8.10, 14 K/ 23.1 IP) 5/6 @ CLE McAllister 5/10 @ SEA Hernandez
MIN Scott Diamond (1-2, 4.32, 10 K/ 16.2 IP) 5/7 @ BOS Dempster 5/12 vs BAL Chen
NYM Jeremy Hefner (0-2, 5.14, 12 K/ 21 IP) 5/7 vs CHW Sale 5/12 vs PIT Rodriguez
TIER 5
KC Luis Mendoza (0-1, 5.14, 11 K/ 14 IP) 5/7 @ BAL Chen 5/12 vs NYY Kuroda
HOU Erik Bedard (0-2, 7.97, 19 K/ 14.2 IP) 5/7 vs LAA Wilson 5/12 vs TEX Tepesch
MIA Wade LeBlanc (0-4, 6.20, 18 K/ 24.2 IP) 5/6 @ SD Cashner 5/12 @ LAD Lilly
MIN Vance Worley (0-3, 6.37, 16 K/ 24 IP) 5/6 @ BOS Buchholz 5/11 vs BAL Britton
CHC Scott Feldman (1-3, 3.91, 12 K/ 20.2 IP) 5/6 vs TEX Tepesch 5/12 @ WAS Gonzalez

Best streamers for week 6

Andrew Cashner – San Diego Padres – Cashner has been on our radar for a while now, and while the wins may be hard to come by he is a solid strikeout artist, and should be one of the top pickups off waivers for week 6

Ryan Dempster – Boston Red Sox – Dempster just can’t get no respect, but those strikeout numbers are elite right now, and he has two fairly solid matchups with Seattle and Toronto.

Nick Tepesch – Texas Rangers – Tepesch draws two of the easier lineups in Major league baseball in week 6 as he squares off with the Cubs and Astros.  While he might not be worth a long term spot in your fantasy rotation, Nick is certainly worth a look in the upcoming scoring period

And I’m freeeeeee….. free fallin’!

Jarrod Parker – Oakland A’s – What the heck happened to Parker?  8+ ERA, 0-4 record for one of the hottest teams in the AL?  Still plenty of season to turn things around, but for now Parker isn’t worth hanging on to in shallow leagues

Erik Bedard – Houston Astros – Many owners will point to Bedard’s 19 K’s in 14.2 IP and say he deserves to be moved up in the rankings, but pitching for one of the worst teams in baseball means a low probability of a win, and the 7.97 ERA will certainly do more harm than good.  Look elsewhere for the K’s young padawan.

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2 Comments

  1. noah

    May 2, 2013 at 14:15

    yes, love the stats. Not sure WHIP-killer CJ Wilson deserves tier 1.

    • K J

      __KJ__

      May 2, 2013 at 15:12

      Have him tier 2, and even that is tenuous at best. Definitely a borderline tier 3 guy if he doesn’t bring that ERA/WHIP down