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Updated 2 start pitchers for week 6 – May 6th thru May 12th

After another eventful week of weather across the central U.S. I have once again updated the projected 2 start pitchers for the week ahead.  For the first time this week, I started including the stats alongside the pitcher’s name to help assist you in your decision about whether or not to pick him up, and I have to say, the reception has been lukewarm.  We get right around 1,000 readers a day on this site, nearly half of which view the two start pitchers for the week ahead, and out of all those thousands of people, only one person mentioned that he found the stats to be a valuable source of information.

Please let me know whether or not you like the stats included in the rankings, as it does add over an hour to my already busy schedule every week.

Be sure to scroll down the page, as I have included some VERY important information after the rankings.

Two start pitchers for the week ahead

Team Two Start Pitcher Start 1 OPP #1 Start 2 OPP #2
TIER 1
SF Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.54, 36 K/ 40.2 IP) 5/6 vs PHI Lee 5/11 vs ATL Maholm
BOS Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.00, 47 K/ 44.2 IP) 5/6 vs MIN Worley 5/11 vs TOR Buehrle
PHI Cliff Lee (2-2, 3.45, 34 K/ 41.2 IP) 5/6 @ SF Bumgarner 5/11 @ ARI Cahill
CHW Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.37, 39 K/ 32 IP) **INJ** Scratched from start (Possibly Chris Sale, TBD) 5/6 @ KC Shields 5/12 vs LAA Williams
NYM Matt Harvey (4-0, 1.56, 46 K/ 40.1 IP) 5/7 vs CHW Sale 5/12 vs PIT Rodriguez
TIER 2
NYY Hiroki Kuroda (4-1, 2.25, 30 K/ 36 IP) 5/7 @ COL De La Rosa 5/12 @ KC Santana
SF Tim Lincecum (2-1, 4.41, 38 K/ 34.2 IP) 5/7 vs PHI Kendrick 5/12 vs ATL Medlen
KC James Shields (2-2, 3.00, 39 K/ 42 IP) 5/6 vs CHW TBD 5/11 vs NYY Pettitte
BOS Ryan Dempster (2-2, 3.00, 47 K/ 36 IP) 5/7 vs MIN Diamond 5/12 vs TOR Happ
ATL Paul Maholm (3-3, 3.07, 32 K/ 38 IP) 5/6 @ CIN Arroyo 5/11 @ SF Bumgarner
ARI Trevor Cahill (1-3, 2.84, 32 K/ 38 IP) 5/6 @ LAD Capuano 5/11 vs PHI Lee
OAK Tommy Milone (3-3, 3.69, 36 K/ 39 IP) 5/7 @ CLE McAllister 5/12 @ SEA Saunders
TIER 3
PHI Kyle Kendrick (3-1, 2.43, 29 K/ 40.1 IP) 5/7 @ SF Lincecum 5/12 @ ARI McCarthy
KC Ervin Santana (3-1, 2.00, 31 K/ 36 IP) 5/7 @ BAL Chen 5/12 vs NYY Kuroda
LAA Jerome Williams (1-0, 1.68, 11 K/ 21.1 IP) 5/7 @ HOU Bedard 5/12 @ CHW TBD
ATL Kris Medlen (1-4, 3.37, 26 K/ 37.1 IP) 5/7 @ CIN Bailey 5/12 @ SF Lincecum
TB Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 4.70, 31 K/ 36.1 IP) 5/6 vs TOR Buehrle 5/11 vs SD Volquez
BAL Wei-Yin Chen (2-3, 3.50, 22 K/ 36 IP) 5/7 vs KC Santana 5/12 @ MIN Diamond
SD Andrew Cashner (1-2, 4.24, 20 K/ 23.1 IP) 5/6 vs MIA LeBlanc 5/12 @ TB Hernandez
TOR J.A. Happ (2-2, 3.97, 26 K/ 31.2 IP) 5/7 @ TB Hernandez 5/12 @ BOS Dempster
TEX Nick Tepesch (2-2, 3.53, 18 K/ 28 IP) 5/6 @ CHC Feldman 5/12 @ HOU Bedard
PIT James McDonald (2-2, 5.76, 25 K/ 29.2 IP) 5/7 vs SEA Maurer 5/12 @ NYM Hefner
CLE Zach McAllister (2-3, 3.30, 24 K/ 30 IP) 5/7 vs OAK Milone 5/12 @ DET Verlander
CHC Scott Feldman (2-3, 3.33, 24 K/ 29.2 IP) 5/6 vs TEX Tepesch 5/12 @ WAS Gonzalez
TIER 4
CIN Bronson Arroyo (2-3, 3.95, 18 K/ 41 IP) 5/6 vs ATL Maholm 5/12 vs MIL Burgos
TB Roberto Hernandez (1-4, 5.28, 30 K/ 30.2 IP) 5/7 vs TOR Johnson 5/12 vs SD Cashner
LAD Chris Capuano (0-1, 9.64, 4 K/ 4.2 IP) 5/6 vs ARI Cahill 5/12 vs MIA LeBlanc
ARI Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.21, 24 K/ 33.2 IP) 5/7 @ LAD Beckett 5/12 vs PHI Kendrick
TOR Mark Buehrle (1-2, 6.42, 20 K/ 35 IP) 5/6 @ TB Hellickson 5/10 @ BOS Buchholz
CLE Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 7.12, 19 K/ 24 IP) 5/6 vs OAK Parker 5/11 @ DET Scherzer
COL Jorge De La Rosa (2-3, 4.17, 19 K/ 32.1 IP) 5/7 vs NYY Kuroda 5/12 @ STL Garcia
MIN Scott Diamond (2-2, 3.97, 13 K/ 22.2 IP) 5/7 @ BOS Dempster 5/12 vs BAL Chen
TIER 5
HOU Erik Bedard (0-2, 8.19, 21 K/ 18.2 IP) 5/7 vs LAA Williams 5/12 vs TEX Tepesch
OAK Jarrod Parker (1-4, 7.36, 18 K/ 29.1 IP) 5/6 @ CLE Jimenez 5/11 @ SEA Iwakuma
MIA Wade LeBlanc (0-4, 6.23, 22 K/ 30.1 IP) 5/6 @ SD Cashner 5/12 @ LAD Capuano
MIN Vance Worley (0-4, 7.22, 17 K/ 28.2 IP) 5/6 @ BOS Buchholz 5/11 vs BAL Britton

News and notes – 2 start pitchers – week 6 – fantasy baseball 2013

The most important note about the week ahead concerns Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Currently, both CBS and Yahoo have Beckett slated to start the Monday (May 6th) game against the Diamondbacks, but this is old information, as Chris Capuano is expected to be activated and ready to start on Monday, pushing Beckett back to Tuesday, and into a 1 start week.  MLB.com accurately has Capuano as the starter Monday, so if you were planning on a 2 start week out of Josh Beckett, it doesn’t look likely.

Waiver wire streamer pickups

These are my favorite guys that have 2 starts you should consider adding in your league for week 6:

Ervin Santana – Kansas City Royals

Santana has started out red hot for the Royals, and while we know he tends to do a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde, he is worth a pickup while rolling like this.

Jerome Williams – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Williams gets the Astros in his first start, one of the more strikeout prone teams in the league.  Even a guy like Williams that doesn’t strike out many batters should be able to get 4-6 swings and misses on Tuesday.

Andrew Cashner – San Diego Padres

Speaking of swings and misses, Cashner is one of the better strikeout men that is flying under the radar for now.  With a start against the Marlins on Monday, it is extremely likely his name will rise up the ownership charts after Monday’s meeting.

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