Fantasy focus: Friday’s starters to target

   April 18, 2013 11:46 pm    0

 

If you’re in daily fantasy baseball leagues, here’s a breakdown of starters to target:

AL
L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 2-1) at Baltimore (Hammel 2-1), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 2-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-1), 7:07 p.m.
Kansas City (Shields 1-2) at Boston (Buchholz 3-0), 7:10 p.m.
Oakland (Anderson 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-1), 7:10 p.m.
Seattle (J.Saunders 1-1) at Texas (Darvish 2-1), 8:05 p.m.
Cleveland (Myers 0-2) at Houston (Harrell 0-2), 8:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Worley 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 2-1), 8:10 p.m.
Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 2-0) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 1-1), 10:05 p.m.
NL
Atlanta (Hudson 2-0) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 1-0), 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-0) at Philadelphia (Halladay 1-2), 7:05 p.m.
Miami (Slowey 0-2) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 3-0), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0), 8:10 p.m.
Arizona (Kennedy 1-1) at Colorado (Chacin 2-0), 8:40 p.m.
San Diego (Volquez 0-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-0), 10:15 p.m.

Here are the players to target:

Must start

Go with Madison Bumgarner against the Pads. … The Angels are struggling, so go with Anibal Sanchez. … Jake Peavy has a nice game against the Twins and struggling Vance Worley. … Go with Yu Darvish, the M’s are struggling on offense. … Stephen Strasburg vs. Matt Harvey — someone will lose (or at least get a no-decision). … Clay Buchholz vs. James Shields, gotta start both. …

Good bet

Jeff Samardzija has some darn good numbers. … Mat Latos faces the Marlins. … Andy Pettitte is 2-0 with 1.20 ERA. He faces the Jays. … Tim Hudson faces the Pirates. Go with him.

Neutral

Lucas Harrell goes against Brett Myers, so this would be a sleeper pick for a win. … Nothing special about Marco Estrada’s matchup, except that he’s pitching at home. … Kevin Slowey has a 2.04 ERA for the Marlins. But he’s 0-2. … Still waiting for Brandon Morrow to dazzle. … Wandy Rodriguez returns from an injury against the Braves. … Hyun-Jin Ryu is on the road against the Orioles. Big test for the rookie. … Jaime Garcia goes against the Phils.

Avoid

I don’t like Ian Kennedy at Colorado at all. … Edinson Volquez has struggled so far, so I’m not chancing it. … Not convinced Tommy Hanson has it. … Speaking of not having it, there’s Brett Myers, too. … Don’t trust Vance Worley. … Can’t believe Roy Halladay is in this category.

– Rick Green

 

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