MLB - Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitcher Thursday Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Thursday, May 2
|1||Jake Peavy||CWS||R||at TEX||3-1||3.38||1.13|
|2||Kris Medlen||ATL||R||vs WSH||1-3||3.26||1.35|
|3||Ervin Santana||KC||R||vs TB||3-1||2.00||1.03|
|4||Kyle Kendrick||PHI||R||vs MIA||2-1||2.41||1.10|
|5||Jake Westbrook||STL||R||at MIL||1-1||0.98||1.37|
|6||Tim Wood||CHC||L||vs SD||2-1||2.25||0.97|
|7||Dan Haren||WSH||R||at ATL||2-3||6.29||1.73|
|8||Justin Grimm||TEX||R||vs CWS||2-0||1.59||1.18|
|9||Eric Stults||SD||L||at CHC||2-2||5.67||1.33|
|10||Ryan Dempster||BOS||R||at TOR||1-2||3.30||1.13|
|11||Alex Sanabia||MIA||R||at PHI||2-3||4.85||1.62|
|12||Chris Tillman||BAL||R||at LAA||1-1||4.72||1.61|
|13||Wily Peralta||MIL||R||vs STL||2-1||5.02||1.47|
|14||Roberto Hernandez||TB||R||at KC||1-4||5.28||1.30|
|15||J.A. Happ||TOR||L||vs BOS||2-1||3.86||1.25|
|16||Joe Blanton||LAA||R||vs BAL||0-4||7.09||2.10|
|17||Rick Porcello||DET||R||at HOU||1-2||8.84||1.71|
|18||Jordan Lyles||HOU||R||vs DET||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Kyle Kendrick - Owned in 40% of Yahoo! Leagues
For years, Kyle Kendrick has anchored the back end of the Philadelphia Phillies rotation and today the veteran will take on the offensively challenged Miami Marlins who are without their star hitter Giancarlo Stanton. Kendrick somehow did not face Miami last season but current Marlins are batting just .222 with only three home runs in 99 at bats against Kendrick, who should be in line for a quality start and a victory today.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: David Phelps - ND, 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB and 5 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 17-7
Friday's Streamer of the Day - Ricky Nolasco - Owned in 5% of Yahoo! Leagues
Today's Lineup Card: It is a light schedule today, with only nine games on tap. Lets make this easy, your no-brainer starters today are Jake Peavy, Kris Medlen and Ervin Santana (who has rebounded from a disastrous homer-prone 2012 to pitch extremely well early on in 2013). Aside from those two, there are no clear cut quality options, however if you like to take risks, today's pitching docket is exactly what you live for as a fantasy baseball owner.
I think that Dan Haren despite a matchup against Medlen and the Braves is worth a look today, as are Jake Westbrook on the road at Milwaukee and Tim Wood at home against San Diego. If Texas rookie Justin Grimm weren't facing our top-ranked pitcher today in Peavy, I would give him a look, but the highly-likely prospect of a loss makes him less appealing.
When Chris Tillman is facing Joe Blanton you know it is a rough day fantasy-wise for starting pitchers. Not a whole lot to like today. Sometimes honesty (and inaction) is the best wisdom.
The starting pitcher rankings and analysis above are all my opinions, use your best judgment when it comes to setting your lineup, its your team after all. If you have a fantasy baseball question or comment, feel free to follow me on Twitter @GeorgeBissell.