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Two Start Pitchers :: Week 10
by Scott Mickels
Published: June 2, 2013, 6:42 pm

We’ve got three Injury Watch’s on tap this week. The first one takes to the Sunshine State where Tampa Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb is having trouble with a fingernail on his pitching hand. It’s apparently affecting how he’s able to grip the baseball. As a result, the Rays skipped his start on Friday. This is not something serious as the Rays expect Cobb to be able to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at Detroit. Consider Cobb a low-end No-Brainer for Week 10.

Our next Injury Watch comes to us from the Big Apple where Yankees’ pitcher Andy Pettitte is recovering from a tight muscle in his left shoulder. Pettitte has been out of action with the injury since May 16. After throwing bullpen sessions and simulated games without any setbacks, he’s set to make his return to the Yankees’ rotation Monday at home against the Tribe. Pettitte makes a nice Keep in Mind option in most leagues.

And for the last Injury Watch this week, we head down south to Georgia where Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Kris Medlen is dealing with a contusion on his left calf. He suffered the injury after taking an Emilio Bonifacio line drive off it during his last start. Medlen was able to stretch it and run without any pain on Friday, so it appears he’s in line to make his next scheduled start at home against Pittsburgh. Plug him into your lineup as you would normally. Medlen makes for an Advisable Option in standard leagues.

Good luck to your fantasy teams!  Now, on to what we all came here for, the Two-Start Pitchers!

 Of course, if you have any pitching questions, don’t hesitate to email me with them at scottmickels@fantasyplaymakers.com.  Also, don’t forget to check out Mick’s Fantasy Podcast! It goes hand-in-hand with this article!

NOTE:  These starts are not set in stone. They can change for any variety  of  reasons: managerial moves, injuries, rain-outs, etc. Please keep  in mind  they are probable. 

 

American League

NO-BRAINERS

Felix Hernandez, SEA: vs. CHW, vs. NYY

ADVISABLE OPTIONS

A. J. Griffin, OAK: @ MIL, @ CHW
Justin Masterson, CLE: @ NYY, @ DET
Jake Peavy, CHW: @ NYY, @ DET
Anibal Sanchez, DET: vs. TB, vs. CLE

OTHERS TO KEEP IN MIND

Erik Bedard, HOU: @ ANA, @ KC
John Danks, CHW: @ SEA, vs. OAK
Ryan Dempster, BOS: vs. TEX, vs. ANA
R. A. Dickey, TOR: @ SF, vs. TEX
Justin Grimm, TEX: @ BOS, @ TOR
Tommy Milone, OAK: @ MIL, @ CHW
Chris Tillman, BAL: @ HOU, @ TB

TRY TO AVOID

Joe Blanton, ANA: vs. HOU, @ BOS
Samuel Deduno *, MIN: @ KC, @ WAS
Lucas Harrell, HOU: vs. BAL, @ KC
Luis Mendoza, KC: vs. MIN, vs. HOU
David Phelps, NYY: vs. CLE, @ SEA
Joe Saunders, ANA: vs. CHW, vs. NYY

INJURY WATCH

Alex Cobb, TB: @ DET, vs. BAL
Andy Pettitte, NYY: vs. CLE, @ SEA

National League

NO-BRAINERS

Mike Minor, ATL: vs. PIT, @ LA
Jordan Zimmerman, WAS: vs. NYM, vs. MIN

ADVISABLE OPTIONS

A. J. Burnett, PIT: @ ATL, @ CHC
Trevor Cahill, ARI: @ STL, vs. SF
Lance Lynn, STL: vs. ARI, @ CIN
Michael Wacha, STL: vs. ARI, @ CIN

OTHERS TO KEEP IN MIND

Bronson Arroyo, CIN: vs. COL, vs. STL
Andrew Cashner, SD: @ LA, @ COL
Tyler Chatwood, COL: @ CIN, vs. SD
Marco Estrada, MIL vs. OAK, vs. PHI
Jeremy Hefner, NYM: @ WAS, vs. MIA
Kyle Kendrick, PHI: vs. MIA, @ MIL
Tom Koehler, MIA: @ PHI, @ NYM
Ted Lilly, LA: vs. SD, vs. ATL
John Pettibone, PHI: vs. MIA, @ MIL
Eric Stults, SD: @ LA, @ COL

TRY TO AVOID

Chris Capuano, LA: vs. SD, vs. ATL
Tim Lincecum, SF: vs. TOR, @ ARI
Kyle Lohse, MIL: vs. OAK, vs. PHI
Juan Nicasio, COL: @ CIN, vs. SD

INJURY WATCH

Kris Medlen, ATL: vs. PIT, @ LA

 

 

* = this pitcher's two-start status is questionable.

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 Scott Mickels, FPM Staff Writer/Editor, Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, All-Around Nice Guy

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