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Quality starting pitching is essential to winning in fantasy baseball. If you have a pitcher that hasn’t been carrying their weight, consider adding a starting pitcher who will make two starts in week eight.
If the pitcher you consider isn’t at the top of the rankings, there’s often a chance he’ll throw at least one good game out of the two he is probable to start. Worst case, a pitcher with two starts will generally keep a lower ERA and bring in more strikeouts, which could save owners in weekly head-to-head matchups.
Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs, who is 7-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 55 strikeouts, and a 1.19 WHIP in 81 innings, tops our list of two-start fantasy baseball pitchers in week ten. Other “must starts” include:
- Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
- Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
- Rich Harden, Oakland Athletics
- Ervin Santana, Anaheim Angels
Two two-start pitchers that should impress you with their performances in week ten:
- Aaron Laffey, Cleveland Indians. Laffey has been close to lights out for the Indians since being called up April 28. His debut start was a little rocky – four earned runs in 5.7 innings of work. Since then, Laffey has won three of five, giving up no more than two runs in any start. Monday night, Laffey takes the mound on the road against the Texas Rangers and Doug Mathis. Laffey’s second start of the week is scheduled for Saturday on the road against the Detroit Tigers. On the season in six starts, Laffey is 3-3 with a 1.59 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and a 0.98 WHIP in 39.7 innings.
- Pedro Martinez, New York Mets. FBD’s favorite Cornhusker isn’t the only New York fantasy baseball stud making a highly anticipated appearance this week. The Mets eagerly welcome back Pedro Martinez with two-starts in fantasy week 10. Martinez’s only start this season did not go well. In 3.3 innings of work, Pedro gave up four earned runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one on the road against the Florida Marlins before exiting the game with a left elbow strain. His return to the Mets rotation comes Tuesday on the road in San Francisco against the 1-8 Barry Zito. Start #2 for Pedro comes Sunday on the road in San Diego. On the year, Martinez is 0-0 with a 10.80 ERA, 1 strikeout, and a 1.50 WHIP. That said, he is the closest thing to a must-start in fantasy baseball with his two-start lineup in week 10.
Waiver Wire Wonder – A two-start pitcher owned in less than 40% of leagues to consider in week ten:
- Doug Davis, Arizona Diamondbacks. A successful return to the mound for Davis would be the feel good story of the year in Major League Baseball. Davis went on the DL April 8 to undergo removal of a cancerous thyroid gland and has made two starts since coming off the DL. His first game back was a gem – 7 innings, 1 earned run, 4 strikeouts and a win against the Atlanta Braves on May 23. He takes the mound Monday on the road in Milwaukee against Jeff Suppan and Saturday on the road in Pittsburgh. On the season, Davis is 2-2 with a 4.57 ERA, 20 strikeouts, and a 1.71 WHIP in 21.7 innings of work.