Thursday is a tricky one for fantasy baseball players with just nine games on the slate. However, if you need starting pitching help, there are a few good options. These are the pitchers you should consider who are available in more than 50% of ESPN leagues:
Tyler Chatwood-Colorado Rockies: (8.9% owned in ESPN leagues) Chatwood has allowed two or fewer runs in his last seven starts and has pitched his way to a 4-1 record with a 2.22 ERA. He faces the Mets at Coors Field Thursday, but he hasn’t been hammered at home and is unbeaten there at 2-0. The Mets rank last in the Majors in batting average and 23rd in runs scored so Chatwood makes a good start for Thursday.
Corey Kluber-Cleveland Indians: (28.3%) Kluber is in a tougher matchup as he and the Tribe take on the Orioles in Baltimore. Kluber has pitched well this month winning his last three starts in a row. This month he has a 1.19 WHIP and a 2.60 ERA. He’s becoming a solid option on a regular basis but this is a tough matchup so tread carefully.
Samuel Deduno-Minnesota Twins: (1.0%) Deduno is coming off a rough startin in Cleveland, but has had a soli month with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.29 ERA. The Twins host the offensively struggling Royals who Deduno shut out for six innings earlier this season. He allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out five in that outing in which he struck out five and picked up his second win of the season. He comes into this start 3-2 overall but 2-0 at home with a 1.93 home ERA.