Starting Pitcher Daily Notes
FFToolbox Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitcher Daily Rankings - Tuesday, April 2
|2012 Statistics||Last 30 Days|
|1||TB||David Price||L||vs BAL||20-5||2.56||1.10||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|2||TEX||Yu Darvish||R||at HOU||16-9||3.90||1.28||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|3||TOR||R.A. Dickey||R||vs CLE||20-6||2.73||1.05||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|4||SF||Madison Bumgarner||L||at LAD||16-11||3.37||1.11||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|5||OAK||Jarrod Parker||R||vs SEA||13-8||3.47||1.26||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|6||ARI||Trevor Cahill||R||vs STL||13-12||3.78||1.29||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|7||STL||Jason Hammel||R||at TB||8-6||3.43||1.24||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|8||SEA||Marco Estrada||R||vs COL||5-7||3.64||1.14||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|9||MIL||Hisashi Iwakuma||R||at OAK||9-5||3.16||1.28||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|10||BAL||Jamie Garcia||L||at ARI||7-7||3.92||1.36||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|11||CLE||Justin Masterson||R||at TOR||11-15||4.93||1.45||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|12||LAD||Hyun-Jin Ryu||L||vs SF||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|13||HOU||Lucas Harrell||R||vs TEX||11-11||3.76||1.36||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|14||COL||Jorge De La Rosa||L||at MIL||0-2||9.28||1.78||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Jaime Garcia - Owned in 53% of Yahoo! Leagues
Monday's Streamer of the Day: Jhoulys Chacin: ND 6.2 IP 3 H 1 ER 3 BB 6 K
There are several quality streamer options today, but Jamie Garcia is the obvious choice if he is available on your leagues wavier wire. The general rule when it comes to streamer of the day will be to target a pitcher owned in less than half of Yahoo! leagues, but I am making an exception for Garcia, who struggled and missed much of last season with shoulder problems. Garcia won his only other career start in Chase Field and is the best bet to pick up a win of any of the under the radar starters on the docket today.
After an Opening Day in which the performances by aces Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Brett Anderson, Chris Sale, James Shields, Jonny Cueto and others all lived up to fantasy owners expectations, there are only seven games on the schedule today highlighted by the 2013 debut of reigning A.L. Cy Young Award winner David Price who takes the mound for Tampa Bay against Jason Hammel the Baltimore Orioles.
Tuesday's notables include R.A. Dickey starting his first game north of the border at the Rogers Center with a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Indians while the Giants Madison Bumgarner clashes with the Dodgers high-priced Korean import Hyun-Jin Ryu.
It's worth noting that Dickey posted a 4-0 record with a pair of complete games and a 1.22 ERA in five starts indoors last season. According to Dickey, pitching indoors is beneficial for a knuckleball pitcher because it takes out the wind variable and gives a knuckleballer more control. He will be in your lineup regardless, but his fantasy owners should be excited to watch Dickey pitch indoors in Toronto all season.
One of the more underrated fantasy pitchers in the game, groundball specialist Trevor Cahill takes on the St. Louis Cardinals at home. In two career starts against the Red Birds, Cahill has posted a 2.25 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and an 11:1 strikeout to walk ration.
While they don't grab headlines, Marco Estrada, Hishashi Iwakuma are also surefire starts facing anemic offenses in Colorado and Oakland, respectively. If you are a gamber in the truest sense of the word and love to roll the dice, Lucas Harrell is your pickup today. It was nothing but positive things coming out of Astros camp all of Spring Training about Harrell and while there is implosion potential here with Texas coming off a tough loss and forced to sit around and hear about it for an entire day, he might be worth a speculative pickup for the true maverick.