Fantasy Baseball: Week 16 Two-Start Pitchers

Senior Expert Adam Ronis provides some insight on all of Week 16's two-start pitchers from a Fantasy Baseball point of view!

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ACES

  • Trevor Bauer (Indians) vs. CIN, vs. NYY
  • Jose Berrios (Twins) vs. KC, vs. TB
  • Mike Clevinger (Indians) vs. CIN, vs. NYY
  • Gerrit Cole (Astros) vs. OAK, vs. DET
  • Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) @SD, vs. LAA
  • Sean Manaea (A’s) @HOU, @SF
  • Aaron Nola (Phillies) @NYM, @MIA
  • Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox) vs. TEX, vs. TOR
  • MashairoTanaka (Yankees) @BAL, @CLE
  • Justin Verlander (Astros) vs. OAK, vs. DET
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GREEN LIGHT

Chase Anderson (Brewers) @MIA, @PIT

Anderson hasn’t been as good as last season, but he’s been good in his last three starts. In 17.1 innings, he has allowed seven hits, three runs, walked six and struck out 19. He gets two good matchups and with one of the best bullpens backing him, he always has a good chance to win.


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Chris Archer (Rays) vs. DET, @MIN

Archer has been out since June 2. It’s always difficult trying to gauge how a pitcher will fare coming off the DL because sometimes they aren’t completely healthy. Archer has two good matchups.

Jhoulys Chacin (Brewers) @MIA, @PIT

Chacin has a 3.63 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 18.9 percent strikeout rate and ten percent walk rate. In four of his last five starts, he has allowed two earned runs or fewer. In the other, he allowed eight runs in 4.1 innings. He’s capable of getting hammered, but he has two good matchups with one of the better bullpens and offenses behind him.

Patrick Corbin (Diamondbacks) @COL, @ATL

Corbin started off as one of the best pitchers, cooled off and has been better lately. Over his last three starts in 19 innings, he has allowed 13 hits, two earned runs, walked three and struck out 23. The matchups aren’t easy and pitching in Coors Field is daunting, but Corbin is capable of pitching well.

Danny Duffy (Royals) @MIN, @CWS

Duffy has been very inconsistent. It’s difficult to trust him especially since he’s on such a bad team and the chances of wins are slim. He does have two favorable opponents. I would avoid in shallow leagues. He has pitched six innings in each of his last four starts. In two, he allowed six earned runs in each. In the other two he combined for one earned run allowed.

Kyle Hendricks (Cubs) @SF, @SD

Hendricks hasn’t been going deep into games and has one win in his last seven starts. He has pitched six innings once in that span. This is a week where he could turn things around.

Jeremy Hellickson (Nationals) @PIT, @NYM

Hellickson has been good this season until his last start. He had the flu and didn’t look good at all and shouldn’t have been on the mound. He allowed eight runs in four innings against the Marlins. In his ten other starts, he never allowed more than three earned runs and has two favorable matchups.

Rich Hill (Dodgers) @SD, vs. LAA

Make sure that Hill pitches on Tuesday. He left his last start after getting hurt diving into home plate.

Garret Richards (Angels) vs. SEA, @LAD

Richards returned from the DL on July 4 and allowed four hits, two earned runs, one walk and struck out eight in 5.1 innings in Seattle. He has a 3.42 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 27.7 percent strikeout rate and 10.6 percent walk rate.

CC Sabathia  (Yankees) @BAL, @CLE

Sabathia is finding a way to keep his team in games and has a favorable matchup and a difficult one in Cleveland. He’s not going deep into games, but always has a shot to win with the Yankees offense. He has a 3.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 18.5 percent strikeout rate and 6.3 percent walk rate.

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Andrew Suarez (Giants) vs. CHC, vs. OAK

Suarez has been pitching for his spot in the rotation and fared well. In his last start, he was impressive at Coors Field, going seven innings allowing five hits, one run, no walks and struck out six in a 1-0 loss. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts. He has a 3.92 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 22.6 percent strikeout rate and 4.7 percent walk rate.

Zack Wheeler (Mets) vs. PHI, vs. WAS

In his last four starts spanning 26.1 innings, Wheeler has a 2.73 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and allowed 16 hits, walked nine and struck out 27. He has no wins in that span since the Mets are one of the worst teams in the majors over the last couple of months.


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RED LIGHT

Tyler Anderson (Rockies) vs. ARI, vs. SEA

Anderson has a 3.90 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 22.4 percent strikeout rate and 7.9 percent walk rate. He has a 3.48 ERA on the road and 4.37 at home with a .344 wOBA. In deeper formats, I could see taking a shot, but two starts in Coors Field against good teams is risky.

Anthony DeSclafani (Reds) @CLE, @STL

He has a 5.08 ERA and allowed nine home runs in 33.2 innings.

Mike Leake (Mariners) @LAA, @COL

Leake doesn’t get a lot of strikeouts, but the Mariners have played well and he’s 8-5 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 15.1 percent strikeout rate and 5.4 percent walk rate. A pitcher that allows as much contact as Leake could be awful at Coors Field.

Ivan Nova (Pirates) vs. WAS, vs. MIL

Nova has two difficult matchups and allowed five home runs in five innings in his last start against the Dodgers.

Julio Teheran (Braves) vs. TOR, vs. ARI

Teheran has a 5.15 ERA at home and is too inconsistent. In deeper formats, you may not have a better option, but he’s not a must start in shallow formats.

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Other Red Light Pitchers

  • Chris Bassitt (A’s) @HOU, @SF
  • Andrew Cashner (Orioles) vs. NYY, vs. TEX
  • Marco Estrada (Blue Jays) @ATL, @BOS
  • Eric Lauer (Padres) vs. LAD, vs. CHC
  • Francisco Liriano (Tigers) @TB, @HOU
  • Mike Minor (Rangers) @BOS, @BAL
  • Luis Perdomo (Padres) vs. LAD, vs. CHC
  • Yefy Ramirez (Orioles) vs. NYY, vs. TEX
  • Jefry Rodriguez (Nationals) @PIT, @NYM
  • Aaron Slegers (Twins) vs. KC, vs. TB
  • Jose Urena (Marlins) vs. MIL, vs. PHI

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