MLB - Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitcher Saturday Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Saturday, April 6
|2013 Statistics||2012 Statistics|
|1||Clayton Kershaw||LAD||L||vs PIT||1-0||0.00||0.44||14-9||2.53||1.02|
|2||Felix Hernandez||SEA||R||at CWS||1-0||0.00||0.52||13-9||3.06||1.14|
|3||Max Scherzer||DET||R||vs NYY||0-0||0.00||0.00||16-7||3.74||1.27|
|4||Ryan Vogelsong||SF||R||vs STL||0-0||0.00||0.00||14-9||3.37||1.23|
|5||Jonathon Niese||NYM||L||vs MIA||1-0||2.70||0.90||13-9||3.40||1.17|
|6||Shelby Miller||STL||R||at SF||0-0||0.00||0.00||1-0||1.32||0.95|
|7||Bartolo Colon||OAK||R||at HOU||0-0||0.00||0.00||10-9||3.43||1.21|
|8||Alex Cobb||TB||R||vs CLE||0-0||0.00||0.00||11-9||4.03||1.25|
|9||Julio Teheran||ATL||R||vs CHC||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||5.68||0.95|
|10||Matt Harrison||TEX||L||vs LAA||0-1||7.94||1.59||18-11||3.29||1.26|
|11||A.J. Burnett||PIT||R||at LAD||0-1||4.76||1.24||16-10||3.51||1.24|
|12||Carlos Villanueva||CHC||R||at ATL||0-0||0.00||0.00||7-7||4.16||1.27|
|13||Erik Bedard||HOU||L||vs OAK||0-0||0.00||0.30||7-14||5.01||1.47|
|14||Mike Fiers||MIL||R||vs ARI||0-0||0.00||0.00||9-10||3.74||1.26|
|15||Ross Detwiler||WSH||L||at CIN||0-0||0.00||0.00||10-8||3.40||1.22|
|16||Chris Tillman||BAL||R||vs MIN||0-0||0.00||0.00||9-3||2.93||1.05|
|17||Phil Hughes||NYY||R||at DET||0-0||0.00||0.00||16-13||4.23||1.26|
|18||Ricky Nolasco||MIA||R||at NYM||0-1||3.00||0.83||12-13||4.48||1.37|
|19||Mike Leake||CIN||R||vs WAS||0-0||0.00||0.00||8-9||4.58||1.35|
|20||J.A. Happ||TOR||L||vs BOS||0-0||0.00||0.00||10-11||4.79||1.40|
|21||Patrick Corbin||ARI||L||at MIL||0-0||0.00||0.00||6-8||4.54||1.33|
|22||Dylan Axelrod||CWS||R||vs SEA||0-0||0.00||0.00||2-2||5.47||1.51|
|23||Luis Mendoza||KC||R||at PHI||0-0||0.00||0.00||8-10||4.23||1.42|
|24||Tommy Hanson||LAA||R||at TEX||0-0||0.00||0.00||13-10||4.48||1.45|
|25||John Lannan||BOS||R||at TOR||0-0||0.00||0.00||4-1||4.13||1.44|
|26||Vance Worley||MIN||R||at BAL||0-1||4.50||1.50||6-9||4.20||1.51|
|27||Trevor Bauer||CLE||R||at TB||0-0||0.00||0.00||1-2||6.06||1.65|
|28||Tyson Ross||SD||R||at COL||0-0||0.00||0.00||2-11||6.50||1.81|
|29||John Lackey||BOS||R||at TOR||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|30||Jon Garland||COL||R||vs SD||0-0||0.00||0.00||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Julio Teheran - Owned in 69% of Yahoo! Leagues
Teheran turned heads with his outstanding performance in Spring Training, winning a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation. Teheran posted a 3-1 record with a 0.82 ERA in six appearances this spring and will make his 2013 debut at home against the Chicago Cubs who rank dead last in nearly every offensive category.
The Cubs are batting just .133 with a .188 on-base percentage through four games this season. Teheran could not get an easier matchup out of the gate; get him in your lineup.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: Dan Straily - W, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 4-1
What Happened Last Night: It was a tale of two polar opposite performances in Cincinnati as Homer Bailey cruised through six innings picking up his first win of the season while Dan Haren was rocked for six runs on nine hits (four home runs) over just four innings of work in his Nationals debut. After a rocky Spring Training, Haren is a major question mark going forward.
The Tampa Bay Rays shutout the Cleveland Indians thanks to six shutout innings from Matt Moore who kicked off his sophomore campaign by giving up just two hits while striking out eight and issuing just two walks. The walks were the problem for Moore last year, so if he can correct that issue and pitch like he did last night then he has a chance to take a major step forward this season.
Zack Greinke lived up to expectations in his first start with the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching six and one third shutout innings, giving up just two hits while striking out six Pirates.
Dan Straily, FFToolbox's Streamer of the Day struck out 11 Astros over six and two thirds innings of work. The strikeouts have always been there for Straily and he had no problem taking care of Houston in his 2013 debut. If Straily is available in your league, he is worth a pickup and is at least a matchup play at home going forward.
Today's Lineup Card: Aces Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez headline the full slate of action on tap for the first Saturday of the season. Kershaw and Hernandez will be in every lineup, but so should Max Scherzer, who makes his 2013 debut against the struggling New York Yankees. Scherzer led all Major League starting pitchers in strikeouts per nine innings (11.08) and posted a 3.14 ERA from May 1st on last season.
Ryan Vogelsong owns a 6.51 ERA in six career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals but tossed seven shutout innings in his lone start against the Red Birds last season. Vogelsong's worst month of his career historically is April (6.31 ERA) so tread cautiously fantasy owners.
Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon are both solid options for fantasy owners facing the anemic offenses of the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros, respectively. The Marlins have managed just six runs in four games this season, managing just one run in a three game series against the Nationals this week. The Astros have scored just two runs in three games and boast a paltry .206 on-base percentage as a team.
In all honesty, I have no idea what to expect from Phil Hughes in his 2013 debut. Hughes has been sidelined with a bulging disk in his upper back and was slated to make a rehab start for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre today but instead will join the Yankees whose team ERA is north of six through four games. One thing is for certain; it doesn't look good for Hughes facing a loaded Detroit Tigers lineup with Scherzer on the hill. David Phelps, who was originally scheduled to make the start will move to the bullpen, which virtually eliminates his fantasy value.
One of the hottest names in fantasy baseball this season, Alex Cobb will make his 2013 debut against Cleveland Indians top pitching prospect Trevor Bauer who will be making a spot start after being called up from Triple-A. While Bauer's minor league numbers are off the charts (13-4 with a 3.00 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 156 innings) he has struggled with his command and reportedly did not mesh with the clubhouse when given opportunities, posting a 1-2 record with a 6.06 ERA with 13 walks and 17 strikeouts in four starts at the Major League level with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. Bauer was already one of the most polarizing pitching prospects in recent memory and you can guarantee that his first start in a Cleveland Indians uniform will be watched closely by this analyst and the entire baseball community. Bauer will grab all of the headlines, but Cobb is the favorite to pull out the win in this matchup.