Look, this is most definitely NOT the Sacagawea of fantasy primers. It's more like the George Donner. The long weekend has wrecked our normally reliable schedule. Evans isn't available for Weekly Rundown duty and Pianowski (dizziness, dead arm) can't close tonight. Thus I'm hitting you early with a review of potential two-start pitchers for the week ahead. Later in the weekend we'll sweep the diamond, looking for scraps.
"Every time he takes the mound, our team expects to win. That, to me, is the sign of a true ace."
Street will get no argument from the fantasy community. Jimenez is a must-watch starter with triple-digit heat. He somehow has better numbers at Coors Field than he has on the road. He's not going to win the Cy Young this year, but he belongs on the ballot. The Rockies currently sit atop the National League wild card standings, one game ahead of the Giants, and Jimenez has put them there. He's 6-1 since August 1 and his ERA is down to 3.28.
Jimenez is going to win twice next week. He's scheduled to beat Cincinnati on Monday, then he'll travel to PETCO to shame the Padres on Saturday. His rest-of-season schedule works, too: at Arizona in Week 24; vs. San Diego, vs. Milwaukee, at Los Angeles (as needed) in Week 25. It's not like you can run out and add Jimenez – he's 97 percent owned in PLUS leagues – but you need to fear him down the stretch. He tops the list of two-starters in Week 23.
The discard pile: Justin Lehr(notes) (at COL, at CHC), Garrett Mock(notes) (vs. PHI, at FLA), Brian Moehler(notes) (vs. PHI, vs. PIT), Tim Redding(notes) (vs. FLA, at PHI), Felipe Paulino(notes) (vs. ATL, vs. PIT), Pat Misch(notes) (vs. FLA, at PHI).
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