June 20, 2012; Washington, D.C., USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) makes his major league debut pitching in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Fantasy Baseball-Starting Pitchers-Pickups for June 25


If you need to give your starting pitching roster a boost to get your week started or your streaming starters, the 13 games on the Major League Baseball give you some good options. Whenever you need starting pitching pickups, check back daily for our spot starter selections.

Here’s the picks for Monday:

June 20, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi (50) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The Pickups

Eric Bedard – Pit: (9.6%) Not necessarily a trendy or safe pick, Bedard looked great his last time out going six innings and shutting down the Twins with just one run allowed and four hits while picking up seven strikeouts. He has been inconsistent this year resulting in a 4.13 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP and a 4-7 record. He’s been good in three of his last five allowing two earned runs or less. He’ll pitch for Pittsburgh as they visit Philadelphia to face their in-state rivals the Phillies who haven’t announced a starter as of press time.

Nate Eovaldi – LAD: (4.0%) Eovaldi has gone six innings in each of his last three starts allowing a total of four earned runs. He hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his five starts and enters Monday with a 2.35 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Despite his solid starts he has yet to pick up a win since his call-up and will take on the Giants and Barry Zito at AT&T Park.

Travis Wood- ChC: (0.1%) In his last four starts, Wood has allowed three earned runs or fewer while pitching 24.2 innings and going 1-2. The record speaks to the Cubs run support which could again plague Wood in his Monday start against Johan Santana and the Mets. He’s been a solid option in his last few starts and the Mets offense could allow that run to continue.

Chris Archer – TB: (0.7%) In his Major League debut, Archer allowed one earned run in six innings while fanning seven Nationals in Washington. He’ll make his second start in his career against the Royals in KC and will be looking for his first win after taking a tough-luck loss his last time out. He threw just 82 pitches his first time out and will try and go deeper against the Royals.

The Payoff

Here’s our picks and results for the last week. The curse of Mazzarro is still killing our ERA and WHIP, but if you discard that selection things haven’t been too bad. I’ll update the Sunday results once I get on the ground back in Guam. I apologize for the delay.

Starter Date IP ER K H BB W L
Garrett Richards 24-Jun
Mike Leake 24-Jun
Alex Cobb 24-Jun
Jose Quintana 24-Jun
Franklin Morales 23-Jun 6 2 8 7 1 1 0
Homer Bailey 22-Jun 5 1/3 4 3 8 3 0 0
Jarrod Parker 22-Jun 6 1 4 4 2 0 0
Kevin Millwood 22-Jun 5 4 3 8 3 0 1
Vin Mazzaro 22-Jun 1 1/3 7 2 6 2 0 1
Daisuke Matsuzaka 21-Jun 5 1/3 4 4 4 1 0 0
Travis Blackley 21-Jun 8 1 6 3 0 0 0
Jacob Turner 21-Jun 5 1 3 4 5 0 0
Francisco Liriano 20-Jun 6 2/3 1 6 4 2 0 0
Philip Hughes 20-Jun 4 1/3 6 5 6 0 0 1
Nate Eovaldi 20-Jun 6 3 2 7 3 0 1
Scott Diamond 19-Jun 5 1/3 4 2 8 2 0 1
Mike Leake 19-Jun 7 1 4 6 1 0 0
ERA WHIP
Totals: 71 1/3 39 52 75 25 1 5 4.92 1.40

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