Sunday closes another Fantasy Baseball week. Time’s running out to make a move this season, so if you find yourself scrambling to get pitching stats together it’s time to add some pitchers. Of the probable pitchers in Sunday’s 15 games, these are the three I like the most who are widely available headed into Sunday’s starts. (Percentage of ownership in ESPN leagues included)
Ross Detwiler – Was: (10.4%) Detwiler and the Nats face the Braves and Jair Jurrjens in their series finale Sunday afternoon. His last time out he threw seven shutout innings against the Mets although he did not get a decision. In four starts since coming back to the rotation, he has a 2.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 13:5 K:BB ratio in 23.2 innings pitched. He won’t strike out a ton, but is the best pickup if you need a solid start without the K’s. Jurrjens has been inconsistent and the Nats should be favored to take this one.
Jeff Karstens – Pit: (3.5%) Karstens is sure to be glad to be home. In his seven starts this year only two have been at home, but he’s been excellent in those games going 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in 14 innings. He’ll face the Marlins at PNC Park Sunday afternoon and face off with the struggling Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez may be starting to get things turned around but the surging Pirates lineup led by Andrew McCutchen should be able to provide Karstens the runs he needs to get win number three.
Henderson Alvarez – Tor: (1.5%) The Jays close out their series at Fenway behind Alvarez while the Red Sox will send out struggling lefty Jon Lester. Alvarez got the win in his las start at Fenway and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two fo his last three starts. He doesn’t offer elite strikeout stuff, but will try to contribute a solid start against the Sox Papi-less lineup.
Our results continue to be mixed, but Homer Bailey looked real good as our top pickup Friday. Here’s our results from the past week:
|Trevor Cahill||20-Jul||5 1/3||3||3||9||2||1||0|
|Mike Leake||19-Jul||5 1/3||6||2||11||1||0||0|
|Clayton Richard||18-Jul||8 1/3||4||2||9||0||1||0|
|Travis Wood||17-Jul||4 2/3||8||6||8||2||0||1|
|Kip Wells||16-Jul||4 1/3||2||2||3||5||0||1|
|Ricky Nolasco||15-Jul||5 1/3||4||2||6||2||0||1|