Fantasy focus: Tuesday’s starters to target

   April 22, 2013 11:07 pm    0

 

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s matchups for daily transaction leagues:

AL
Miami (Nolasco 0-2) at Minnesota (Correia 1-1), 2:10 p.m., 1st game
Oakland (Colon 2-0) at Boston (Aceves 1-0), 6:35 p.m.
Kansas City (W.Davis 2-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-0), 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Dickey 2-2) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-1), 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland (McAllister 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-0), 8:10 p.m.
Miami (Fernandez 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 2-1), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game
Seattle (Iwakuma 2-0) at Houston (B.Norris 2-2), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (Ogando 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-2), 10:05 p.m.

NL
Miami (Nolasco 0-2) at Minnesota (Correia 1-1), 2:10 p.m., 1st game
Atlanta (Minor 2-1) at Colorado (Francis 1-1), 3:10 p.m., 1st game
Pittsburgh (Locke 1-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-2), 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1) at Washington (Detwiler 1-0), 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-0), 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-1), 7:10 p.m.
Miami (Fernandez 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 2-1), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game
Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Colorado (Garland 2-0), 8:40 p.m., 2nd game
Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-1) at San Diego (Richard 0-1), 10:10 p.m.
Arizona (Corbin 2-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2), 10:15 p.m.

Here’s who I like tonight:

Must start
Cole Hamels should get on track against the Pirates. … Clayton Kershaw, always a must start. … I’m still rolling with Matt Cain. … Adam Wainwright. Must start. Next question. … I’ll put Max Scherzer here. I like his matchup.

Good start
Patrick Corbin gets a vote of confidence. … Yovani Gallardo started his bounce back last week. It continues. … Carlos Villaneuva gets a good grade for his matchup against the Reds. … I’d start Alexi Ogando against the Angels with Vargas on the mound. …. David Price should be must start, but it’s the Yankees. … Wade Davis. Risky but you can be rewarded. … I like Jose Quintana vs. the Tribe. … Hisashi Iwakuma has the Astros. … Ross Detwiler faces Wainwright, should be fun to watch.

Neutral
Kevin Correia could be bumped up to good start with his game against the Marlins. … Tricky Ricky Nolasco is 0-2 but with a decent ERA. I just don’t trust Marlins at this point. … Bartolo Colon? Good stats. Not too crazy about him. … Alfredo Aceves gets the A’s. Maybe a win, but don’t count on it. … I don’t think R.A. Dickey will have a smooth transition to the AL. … Miguel Gonzalez faces Dickey. … Phil Hughes used to be a decent bet for a win. But with that offense right now, can’t count on it. … I think the White Sox beat the Tribe, so Zach McAllister is here. … I like Bud Norris, but he pitches for the Astros. …

Avoid
I’d start all Braves vs. Jeff Francis. … Jeff Locke isn’t very good. … I’m not on board with Jose Fernandez of the Marlins. … Julio Teheran should be skipped. … I won’t risk anything on Jason Vargas. … I won’t start Jon Garland pitching in Colorado.

– Rick Green

 

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