There’s 13 games on the schedule for Monday as the MLB starts its final week before the All-Star break. Most of Monday’s starters will bounce back on Saturday for a two-start week, so making the right decision can pay off times two. Here are the top options available in more than half of ESPN leagues scheduled to start on Monday:
Scott Feldman-Baltimore Orioles: (39.1% owned in ESPN leagues) Feldman was solid in his Orioles debut although he didn’t earn a win in Chicago in a game that the O’s eventually won. He struck out six in six innings allowing two runs on six hits. He had a solid early season with the Cubs, but now joins the AL East race. He starts against his former team for the second time this season. In his first outing against Texas he allowed just two hits in seven shutout innings. While he may not duplicate that outing, he can hopefully turn in his second quality start with his new team.
Tyler Chatwood-Colorado Rockies: (12.7%) Chatwood was knocked around his last time out ending a run of eight straight starts with two runs or fewer allowed. He’ll look to regain that form as he and the Rockies take on the Padres at Petco.
Hector Santiago-Chicago White Sox: (3.1%) Santiago matched up with Feldman and the Orioles in his last start. He went seven strong innings striking out nine and allowing just two runs on five hits. Monday night, he takes on the Cubs at the Cell and he should be able to put together another solid outing. He’s high-risk since he has been shelled a few times this season, but he’s also one of the better sources of strikeouts on the waiver wire.
Samuel Deduno-Minnesota Twins: (2.1%) Deduno has three quality starts in his last four including a solid outing last time against the Yankees although he took the loss dropping to 4-3 on the season. He faces the Rays in Tampa Monday as he makes his first start on the road against an AL East opponent. He’s risky but has flashed potential so far for Minnesota this season.