Fantasy Baseball: Week 13 Two-Start Pitchers



Joe Biagini (Blue Jays) vs. BAL, vs. BOS

One awful start has inflated his numbers. He has a 53:14 K:BB ratio in 62.2 innings with a 58.2 percent ground ball percentage.

Alex Cobb (Rays) @PIT, @BAL

After allowing nine runs in five innings against the Mariners, Cobb has pitched 19.2 innings and allowed 20 hits, five earned runs and a 14:5 K:BB ratio. He is allowing a lot of hard contact, but he has limited the home runs.

Gio Gonzalez (Nationals) vs. CHC, @STL

Gonzalez is 7-1 with a 2.96 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 8.3 K/9 and a 3.82 BB/9. Gonzales has been fortunate with a high 84.5 percent strand rate and a .268 BABIP, which is well below his career average of .296. He’s going to get a lot of offensive run support and has a 2.77 ERA and a 27:5 K:BB ratio in 26 innings this month.

Cole Hamels (Rangers) @CLE, @CWS

Hamels is set to come off the DL and wasn’t pitching well before he got injured. He might have been pitching through the injury. He was good in his last rehab start.

Rich Hill (Dodgers) vs. LAA, @SD

Hill has struggled with a 5.85 BB/9. He is allowing a lot of fly balls and hasn’t been getting as many swings and misses. He is coming off one of his best starts of the season, but has yet to pitch more than five innings in nine starts. The Angels aren’t an easy matchup, but the Padres in San Diego are exploitable.

Jeff Hoffman (Rockies) @SF, @ARI

Hoffman has an 8.22 ERA at home and 1.33 on the road. His three starts on the road came in Philadelphia, San Diego and against the Cubs. The Diamondbacks won’t be easy.

Jordan Montgomery (Yankees) @CWS, @HOU

Montgomery is 5-4 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 8.56 K/9 and a 3.13 BB/9. He has limited the hard contact with a 27 percent hard hit rate and a 13.2 percent swinging strike rate. The start in Houston is a concern.

Drew Pomeranz (Red Sox) vs. MIN, @TOR

In 11 of his 14 starts, he has allowed two earned runs or less. He has a 4.07 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 10.11 K/9 and a 3.08 BB/9.

Jose Quintana (White Sox) vs. NYY, vs. TEX

Quintana has begun to pitch better. Over his last four starts, he has pitched 24 innings and allowed 19 hits, six earned runs, walked eight and struck out 24.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers) vs. LAA, @SD

Ryu won’t go deep into games, but he’s coming off two decent starts and healthy for now. Picking on the Padres is usually ideal.

Jeff Samardzija (Giants) vs. COL, @PIT

Samardzija has been unlucky this season. He is 2-9 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. The wins will likely be difficult to come by since the Giants are bad, but Samardzija has an 112:13 K:BB ratio in 98.2 innings. He has allowed 16 home runs, but a 28.6 percent hard hit rate and a 10.8 percent swinging strike rate.

Matt Strahm (Royals) @DET, vs. MIN

Strahm will make his third start of the season. He was good in his first one and hit hard by the Red Sox in his second. He has a good arm. 

Dan Straily (Marlins) vs. NYM, @MIL

Straily has pitched well with a 3.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 9.21 K/9 and a 2.89 BB/9.

Taijuan Walker (Diamondbacks) vs. PHI, vs. COL

Walker has pitched well and coming off a good start in Coors Field. Walker is 6-3 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 8.57 K/9 and a 3.29 BB/9.


Tim Adleman (Reds) vs. MIL, vs. CHC

He has been adequate at times, but has tough matchups.

Eddie Butler (Cubs) @WAS, @CIN

After pitching six inning in his first start of the season, Butler hasn’t reached that mark since. Too many walks have prevented him from going deeper into games and he has a 25:21 K:BB ratio in 38.2 innings.

Jhoulys Chacin (Padres) vs. ATL, vs. LAD

Chacin has a 1.72 ERA at home and 9.08 on the road. He has posted four consecutive quality starts.

Jesse Chavez (Angels) @LAD, vs. SEA

He has a 5.15 ERA and allowed 19 home runs in 85.2 innings. 

Mike Clevinger (Indians) vs. TEX, @DET

Clevinger has a 4.71 BB/9 and hasn’t pitched more than five innings in four of his last five starts.

Brandon Finnegan (Reds) @STL, vs. CHC

Finnegan makes his return from the DL.

Kevin Gausman (Orioles) @TOR, vs. TB

Gausman is coming off a decent start in which he struck out nine and allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings in a loss to the Indians. He has yet to show any consistency and is more prone to throw a dud. 

Robert Gsellman (Mets) @MIA, vs. PHI

The matchups aren’t bad, but Gsellman is struggling again.

Junior Guerra (Brewers) @CIN, vs. MIA

Guerra has been real fortunate to have a 3.11 ERA. He has a 6.45 K/9, 5.26 BB/9, 1.67 HR/9  and a .212 BABIP.

David Holmberg (White Sox) vs. NYY, vs. TEX

Don’t get fooled by the 2.93 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. He has benefited from a .211 BABIP, but has a 37.6 percent hard hit rate. He has reached five innings in one of his five starts. He could have his second start taken away if Carlos Rodon returns.

Ricky Nolasco (Angels) @LAD, vs. SEA

Nolasco has allowed 23 home runs in 84.1 innings and a 38.8 percent hard hit rate.

Nick Pivetta (Phillies) @ARI, @NYM

Pivetta is coming off two excellent starts against the Red Sox and Cardinals with 19 strikeouts, three walks, and three earned runs allowed in 13 innings, but he has two tough matchups. In deeper formats, you can take a shot.

Tyson Ross (Rangers) @CLE, @CWS

Ross was solid in his first start of the season and was smashed in his second start. He was awful in his rehab starts, velocity is down and he’s getting few swings and misses.

Hector Santiago (Twins) @BOS, @KC

Santiago returns from the DL and gets two teams hitting well.

Michael Wacha (Cardinals) vs. CIN, vs. WAS

In five of his last six starts, Wacha hasn’t reached the fifth inning and these teams can take him out early.

Trevor Williams (Pirates) vs. TB, vs. SF

Williams has a 5.09 ERA.

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