MLB - Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitcher Tuesday Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Tuesday, April 9
|1||Kris Medlen||ATL||R||at MIA||0-1||3.60||2.00|
|2||Cliff Lee||PHI||L||vs NYM||1-0||0.00||0.25|
|3||Gio Gonzalez||WSH||L||vs CWS||1-0||0.00||0.67|
|4||Jake Peavy||CWS||R||at WSH||1-0||1.50||0.67|
|5||C.J. Wilson||LAA||L||vs OAK||0-0||4.50||1.50|
|6||Jarrod Parker||OAK||R||at LAA||0-1||7.20||1.60|
|7||Andy Pettitte||NYY||L||at CLE||1-0||1.13||1.13|
|8||Brandon Morrow||TOR||R||at DET||0-0||1.50||1.33|
|9||Anibal Sanchez||DET||R||vs TOR||0-0||0.00||1.00|
|10||Lance Lynn||STL||R||vs CIN||0-0||9.00||2.25|
|11||Josh Beckett||LAD||R||at SD||0-1||4.50||1.17|
|12||Brandon McCarthy||ARI||R||vs PIT||0-0||10.80||1.80|
|13||Tim Lincecum||SF||R||vs COL||1-0||0.00||2.00|
|14||James McDonald||PIT||R||at ARI||0-1||1.29||0.57|
|15||Jeremy Guthrie||KC||R||vs MIN||1-0||1.50||1.00|
|16||Bronson Arroyo||CIN||R||at STL||1-0||4.50||1.50|
|17||Travis Wood||CHC||L||vs MIL||1-0||0.00||0.50|
|18||Wily Peralta||MIL||R||at CHC||0-1||6.75||1.69|
|19||Dillon Gee||NYM||R||at PHI||0-1||1.42||0.95|
|20||Mike Pelfrey||MIN||R||at KC||1-0||0.00||1.31|
|21||Juan Nicasio||COL||R||at SF||1-0||3.00||1.50|
|22||Clayton Richard||SD||L||vs LAD||0-1||14.50||2.08|
|23||Wade LeBlanc||MIA||L||vs ATL||0-1||3.60||1.40|
|24||Erik Bedard||HOU||L||at SEA||0-0||0.00||0.30|
|25||Brandon Maurer||SEA||R||vs HOU||0-1||9.00||1.33|
|26||Roberto Hernandez||TB||R||at TEX||0-1||5.40||1.20|
|27||Carlos Carrasco||CLE||R||vs NYY||0-0||0.00||0.00|
|28||Nick Tepesch||TEX||R||vs TB||0-0||0.00||0.00|
- Streamer of the Day - Josh Beckett - Owned in 73% of Yahoo! Leagues
Josh Beckett owns a 5-2 record with a 2.09 ERA in seven career starts against the San Diego Padres and will be facing Clayton Richard, who was shelled for eight runs including three homers in his 2013 debut against the New York Mets last week.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: Paul Maholm - W, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB and 7 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 6-2
What Happened Last Night: Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester have clearly turned things around under new manager and former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell. Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings while fanning eight Orioles, improving to 2-0. Wei-Yin Chen was solid for Baltimore, but took the loss after allowing a three-run shot to Daniel Nava in the seventh inning.
New York Mets sophomore sensation Matt Harvey improved to 2-0 pitching seven stellar innings with nine strikeouts against Philadelphia while Roy Halladay struggled again, giving up seven runs in just four innings.
Today's Lineup Card: The only interleague contest on the docket boasts the pitching matchup of the day as Jake Peavy and the Chicago White Sox take on Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals. Another intriguing matchup pits Jarrod Parker against C.J. Wilson in a battle of A.L. West division rivals.
Andy Pettitte had no problem shutting down the Boston Red Sox in his 2013 debut and will take on the Cleveland Indians on the road today. Pettitte is the FFToolbox stone cold lock of the day for a win taking on Carlos Carrasco who hasn't pitched in a Major League game since August 2011 after missing all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Plenty of middle of the road options available for fantasy owners today but I am not excited to get any pitchers outside of the top 10 pitchers in our rankings in my lineup. If I had to throw a pitcher outside of the top 10, I would roll the dice on Brandon McCarthy who will likely rebound from a rough 2013 debut last week taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates anemic offense today.
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.