When in doubt, talk it over with Suzuki (USAT)
We've got 12 games and 24 pitchers to consider for Thursday, a good time to rank everyone on board and see what's what. Oakland's starter is the most intriguing streamable option, still waiting for a call in 75 percent of Yahoo leagues.
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1. Madison Bumgarner (at NYM): Bankable everywhere, especially here.
2. Stephen Strasburg (Mia ): Looks delicious but something often goes wrong.
3. Yu Darvish (at TB): Rays have AL's worst offense in second half.
4. Ubaldo Jimenez (Hou): Houston offense no longer a patsy, but Jimenez has rallied nicely.
5. Gerrit Cole (SD): He's allowed more than four runs once all season.
6. Doug Fister (Sea): Bulldog traditionally has strong finishes.
7. Dan Straily (Min): Anonymous Twins have most second-half strikeouts.
8. Matt Moore (Tex): Hasn't been sharp since return (10 BB, 14 K).
9. Jonathon Niese (SF): Forgive the Cleveland start, he's been reliable since return.
10. Ricky Nolasco (at Ari): Solid in Miami, and downright terrific for LA (2.63/1.11).
11. Kyle Lohse (ChC): Solid numbers with the home cooking (7-3, 2.85/1.13).
12. John Lackey (Bal): Fenway hasn't bothered him at all (2.63/1.10).
13. Wade Miley (LAD): ERA climbs a run for the home starts.
14. Hiroki Kuroda (at Tor): Hitting a wall? He's allowed 25 runs over last five turns.
15. Ian Kennedy (at Pit): Skating by with Padres, but secondary numbers still jagged.
16. Michael Wacha (at Col): You'd trust him anywhere but here.
17. James Paxton (at Det): After strong outing in St. Louis, maybe worth deep look in this tricky spot.
18. Chris Tillman (at Bos): Strong road numbers but this is the wrong park to get cute.
19. Todd Redmond (NYY): Won't beat himself but sometimes the homers fly.
20. Henderson Alvarez (at Was): Pitch-to-contact guy, up against sizzling opponent.
21. Kevin Correia (at Oak): Better than you think, but unlikely to get run support.
22. Jake Arrieta (at Mil): Walk/strikeout ratio isn't close to acceptable for us.
23. Dallas Keuchel (at Cle): Indians are best team in majors against lefties (.773 OPS).
24. Roy Oswalt (StL): I wish I could rank him lower; load up on Cardinals.
Possible Friday options for those looking ahead: Brett Oberholtzer and Zach McAllister in the Houston-Cleveland game, Hector Santiago if you're brave at Detroit, Martin Perez at Kansas City, Erasmo Ramirez in Anaheim.
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