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Apr. 17, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens throws in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Fantasy Baseball Spot Starters for Sunday, July 22

June 24, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Detwiler (48) pitches in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

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)

The Pickups

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.

The Payout

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:

Starter Date IP ER K H BB W L
Homer Bailey 20-Jul 8 2 10 6 0 1 0
Drew Pomeranz 20-Jul 3 7 3 9 0 0 1
Kevin Correia 20-Jul 5 3 5 8 0 1 0
Trevor Cahill 20-Jul 5 1/3 3 3 9 2 1 0
Paul Maholm 19-Jul 8 1 4 5 1 1 0
Lucas Harrell 19-Jul 7 1 6 4 1 0 1
Mike Leake 19-Jul 5 1/3 6 2 11 1 0 0
Jose Quintana 19-Jul 8 0 2 5 0 0 0
Francisco Liriano 18-Jul 6 2 10 4 3 0 1
Jeff Samardzija 18-Jul 5 1 9 6 3 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
Bartolo Colon 17-Jul 7 4 5 8 1 0 1
Trevor Bauer 17-Jul 3 3 4 1 5 0 1
Joe Kelly 17-Jul 6 2 4 6 1 0 1
Jason Vargas 16-Jul 6 3 0 7 3 1 0
Chris Tillman 16-Jul  2/3 1 1 5 2 0 1
Jeff Karstens 16-Jul 7 4 4 6 2 0 0
Kip Wells 16-Jul 4 1/3 2 2 3 5 0 1
Carlos Villanueva 15-Jul 6 0 8 3 5 1 0
Drew Pomeranz 15-Jul 5 5 5 5 2 0 1
Ricky Nolasco 15-Jul 5 1/3 4 2 6 2 0 1
ERA WHIP
Totals: 124 66 97 134 41 7 11 4.79 1.41

Tags: MLB Waiver Wire Ross Detwiler Spot Starters Starting Pitchers

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