Roto Arcade

The user’s guide to two-start pitchers, Week 19

Andy Behrens
Roto Arcade

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High-fives for Mike Minor (US Presswire)

I'll assume that if you're still reading fantasy baseball content at this late date, then you have a fair idea how the game is played. Perhaps you're also keenly aware of the fact that I've been cursing pitchers in this feature all year, dooming players who otherwise might have been useful. Thus, I'm going to avoid the hard-sell on anyone in this week's edition.

I need a couple of these guys to be not-terrible in their upcoming starts — NEED, not want. I cannot afford another Zach McAllister-level disaster. (Viva unearned runs!)

Please continue beyond the jump for ranks and tiers, with Magic 8-Ball flavor. Let's try to be safe out there this week, gamers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

It is decidedly so

Cole Hamels — at MIA, at MIL
Ryan Vogelsong — vs. WAS, at SD

As I see it, yes

Gio Gonzalez — at SF, vs. NYM
Mat Latos — vs. NYM, vs. CHC
Mike Fiers — at COL, vs. PHI
Mike Minor — vs. SD, vs. LAD
Tim Hudson — vs. SD, vs. LAD

Most likely

Jeff Samardzija — vs. HOU, at CIN
Ian Kennedy — at STL, at HOU
Josh Johnson — vs. PHI, at COL

Reply hazy, try again

Chad Billingsley — at PIT, at ATL
Joe Kelly — vs. ARI, vs. PIT
Wandy Rodriguez — vs. LAD, at STL
Clayton Richard — at ATL, vs. SF
Aaron Harang — at PIT, at ATL

My reply is no

Jeff Karstens — vs. LAD, at STL
Eric Stults — at ATL, vs. SF
Nathan Eovaldi — vs. PHI, at COL
Randy Wolf — at COL, vs. PHI
Chris Young — at CIN, at WAS
Kyle Kendrick — at MIA, at MIL
Jeff Francis — vs. MIL, vs. MIA
Drew Pomeranz — vs. MIL, vs. MIA
Armando Galarraga — at CHC, vs. ARI
Tyler Chatwood — vs. MIL, vs. MIA

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Alex Cobb gets at least one friendly start (USP)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Yes — definitely

Jake Peavy — at TOR, at KC

You may rely on it

Zack Greinke — vs. CLE, vs. TB
CC Sabathia — vs. TEX, vs. BOS
Anibal Sanchez — at MIN, vs. BAL
Matt Moore — at SEA, at LAA
Jarrod Parker — at KC, vs. CLE
Alex Cobb — at SEA, at LAA
CJ Wilson — vs. CLE, vs. TB

Signs point to yes

Hiroki Kuroda — vs. TEX, vs. BOS
Justin Masterson — at LAA, at OAK
Jose Quintana — at TOR, at KC
Ryan Dempster — at NYY, at TOR
Carlos Villanueva — vs. CHW, vs. TEX

Concentrate and ask again

Matt Harrison — at NYY, at TOR
Wei-Yin Chen — vs. BOS, at DET
Blake Beavan — vs. TB, vs. MIN

Outlook not so good

Josh Beckett — at BAL, at NYY
Henderson Alvarez — vs. CHW, vs. TEX
Samuel Deduno — vs. DET, at SEA
Jeremy Guthrie — vs. OAK, vs. CHW

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