MLB - Fantasy Baseball - Starting Pitcher Friday Notes
Starting Pitcher Daily Notes: Friday, April 26
|1||Jake Peavy||CWS||R||vs TB||2-1||3.20||1.14|
|2||Lance Lynn||STL||R||vs PIT||3-0||3.68||1.27|
|3||Jordan Zimmerman||WSH||R||vs CIN||3-1||2.67||1.07|
|4||Paul Maholm||ATL||L||at DET||3-1||1.03||0.87|
|5||Anibal Sanchez||DET||R||vs ATL||2-1||1.75||1.13|
|6||C.J. Wilson||LAA||L||at SEA||1-0||4.13||1.50|
|7||Tim Lincecum||SF||R||at SD||2-0||3.97||1.37|
|8||Homer Bailey||CIN||R||at WSH||1-1||3.24||1.16|
|9||Ervin Santana||KC||R||vs CLE||2-1||2.48||1.07|
|10||Tom Milone||OAK||L||vs BAL||3-1||4.26||1.26|
|11||Josh Beckett||LAD||R||vs MIL||0-3||4.68||1.28|
|12||Kyle Kendrick||PHI||R||at NYM||1-1||3.28||1.34|
|13||Ryan Dempster||BOS||R||vs HOU||0-2||3.38||1.13|
|14||Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||L||at OAK||1-2||3.38||1.17|
|15||Dillon Gee||NYM||R||vs PHI||1-3||5.95||1.58|
|16||Andrew Cashner||SD||R||vs SF||0-1||4.05||1.20|
|17||Juan Nicasio||COL||R||at ARI||2-0||5.31||1.62|
|18||Hiram Burgos||MIL||R||at LAD||1-0||1.80||1.00|
|19||Roberto Hernandez||TB||R||at CWS||1-3||4.74||1.30|
|20||Brandon McCarthy||ARI||R||vs COL||0-2||7.06||1.85|
|21||Scott Feldman||CHC||R||at MIA||0-3||4.50||1.79|
|22||Ivan Nova||NYY||R||vs TOR||1-1||6.14||1.84|
|23||Justin Grimm||TEX||R||at MIN||1-0||2.70||1.50|
|24||Scott Diamond||MIN||L||vs TEX||1-1||4.35||1.35|
|25||Erik Bedard||HOU||L||at BOS||0-1||6.17||1.54|
|26||Wade LeBlanc||MIA||L||vs CHC||0-3||6.27||1.88|
|27||Jonathan Sanchez||PIT||L||at STL||0-2||11.12||2.29|
|28||Aaron Laffey||TOR||L||at NYY||0-0||7.20||2.10|
|29||Aaron Harang||SEA||R||vs LAA||0-2||10.24||1.76|
|30||Scott Kazmir||CLE||L||at KC||0-0||16.20||3.30|
- Streamer of the Day - Tom Milone - Owned in 54% of Yahoo! Leagues
Tom Milone defeated the Baltimore Orioles in his only start against them last year (6.1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K) and has pitched significantly better at home (3.02 ERA) than on the road (4.61) throughout his career. Pitching in the friendly confines of O.co Coliseum with the backing of one of the leagues hottest offenses, Milone looks like a lock to take home a win tonight.
Yesterday's Streamer of the Day: Jorge De La Rosa - L 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB and 1 K
2013 Streamer Quality Start Record: 16-5
Saturday's Streamer of the Day - Shawn Marcum - Owned in 35% of Yahoo! Leagues
Today's Lineup Card: Jordan Zimmerman is 2-0 with a sparkling 1.88 ERA in four career starts against the Cincinnati Reds, who he will face at home today. His opponent, Homer Bailey, has struggled against the Nationals posting a 5.14 ERA in three career starts.
Sometimes in fantasy, you have to make a gut call and that's the way I feel about rolling the dice on Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies today against the New York Mets. Kendrick shutout the Reds in his last road start and has given up just four runs in his last nineteen innings of work. Dillon Gee will start for the Mets today and has been a mixed bag (two quality starts, two implosions) in four starts this season. One of those implosions came against Philadelphia (seven runs on 10 hits in three innings) on April 9th.
Does anybody know what to expect from Erik Bedard today? The only certainty is that the Red Sox and Ryan Dempster will come away with a victory. Start Dempster with confidence today.
One pitching matchup that won't generate a ton of buzz, but one that I will be watching closely is Hiram Burgos of the Milwaukee Brewers against Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers. On a weak day for streamers, Burgos is an interesting option.
Josh Johnson was slated to pitch today against the New York Yankees, but has been scratched due to right triceps tightness. Left-hander Aaron Laffey, who was designated for assignment by the New York Mets and claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays last weekend will make the spot start in his place. Laffey owns a 7.20 ERA in 10 relief appearances this season.
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.