From trash to treasure (USAT)
Only 30 double dips are in play for the moment, as the Week 5 slate is thinner than usual. Just four teams play a full seven games in the fresh week, while a six-pack of clubs are limited to five games. Make sure you're chasing volume with your hitters.
As always, consider all pitching listings to be tentative.
1. Jose Fernandez (ATL, LAD): Loves the home cooking: 11-0, 1.07/0.83 in Miami; 4-7, 3.63/1.15 on road.
2. Zack Greinke (at MIN, at MIA): Last start over three runs: July 25, 2013.
3. Madison Bumgarner (SD, at ATL): Stable velocity, increase in swinging strikes.
4. Yu Darvish (OAK, at LAA): Strikeout rate is down, but walks are down, too.
5. Alex Wood (MIA, SF): Carries Inverted W flag while Chris Sale is out.
6. Michael Wacha (MIL, at CHC): He's never allowed more than one homer in a game.
7. Tony Cingrani (CHC, MIL): At 23 career starts, just one with more than three earned runs.
8. Jeff Samardzija (at CIN, STL): For what it's worth, May is his best month (2.89/1.12).
9. Kyle Lohse (at STL, at CIN): Most underrated pitcher in baseball.
10. Tyson Ross (at SF, ARI): Big ground-ball rate keeps him out of trouble.
11. Aaron Harang (at MIA, SF): With this schedule, take a chance on the junkballer.
12. Sonny Gray (at TEX, at BOS): Command not all the way there yet; two tricky matchups.
13. John Lackey (TB, OAK): Finally giving Red Sox what they paid for.
14. Jason Vargas (TOR, DET): Big park, strong defense, reasonable gambit here.
15. CC Sabathia (SEA, TB): Better results of late, but still untradable in many leagues.
16. Tyler Skaggs (CLE, TEX): Big ground-ball spike, but needs to miss more bats.
17. Jose Quintana (DET, at CLE): Neither opponent strikes out very much (Tigers tops in contact).
18. Wade Miley (COL, at SD): Padres an obvious stream target, especially at home.
19. Alfredo Simon (CHC, MIL): With that spotty K/BB rate, can't fully recommend.
20. Yovani Gallardo (at STL, at CIN): Can Yo Gabba Gabba make it work in 90-91 range?
21. Justin Masterson (at LAA, CHW): Strikeouts are stable despite disappearing velocity.
22. Dustin McGowan (at KC, at PIT): Great story, but hasn't forced his way into our plans.
23. Jake Odorizzi (at CHW, at NYY): White Sox offense a bad matchup, same goes for Yankee Stadium.
24. Tyler Chatwood (at ARI, NYM): Sneaky-good for a Rockie, but location obviously crushes value.
25. Erik Bedard (at BOS, at NYY): These lefties pitch forever.
26. Andre Rienzo (TB, at CLE): No strikeouts, control no bargain either.
27. Jon Niese (at PHI, at COL): In those two parks, why fight it?
28. Chris Young (at NYY, at HOU): Apparently he's still in the league.
29. Franklin Morales (at ARI, NYM): Murder on lefties, but the other guys handle him pretty well.
30. Mike Pelfrey (LAD, BAL): Grab a bat and take your hacks.
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