Fantasy focus: Saturday’s starters to target

By | May 3, 2013 11:42 pm | 0 Comments

 

Here’s a look at Saturday’s starting pitchers:

AL
Minnesota (Correia 3-1) at Cleveland (Kazmir 0-1), 1:05 p.m.
Oakland (Colon 3-0) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-2), 1:05 p.m.
Seattle (Iwakuma 2-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-4), 1:07 p.m.
Baltimore (F.Garcia 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 2-1), 4:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1) at Kansas City (Guthrie 3-0), 7:10 p.m.
Detroit (Scherzer 3-0) at Houston (Harrell 3-2), 7:10 p.m.
Boston (Lackey 1-1) at Texas (Ogando 2-2), 8:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Price 1-2) at Colorado (Garland 2-2), 8:10 p.m.
NL
Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-4), 1:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 4-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-1), 4:05 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 1-4) at Pittsburgh (Locke 3-1), 4:05 p.m.
Miami (Fernandez 0-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-2) at Atlanta (Teheran 1-0), 7:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Price 1-2) at Colorado (Garland 2-2), 8:10 p.m.
Arizona (Corbin 3-0) at San Diego (Richard 0-3), 8:40 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Magill 0-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-2), 9:05 p.m.

Here’s who I like and don’t like:

Must start
Stephen Strasburg (if the cautious Nats start him, you have to), Adam Wainwright, Cole Hamels (vs. Marlines) and Yovani Gallardo get the thumbs way up.

Good start
I like the 3-0 Patrick Corbin against the 0-3 Clayton Richard. … David Price gets bumped down because of Coors Field. … Jonathan Niese is the sleeper here against the Braves. … Take a look at Tony Cingrani. … Jon Lackey and Alexi Ogando are good bets, with Lackey getting the edge for the win. … Max Scherzer’s ERA is creeping up, but I still like him. … I’m liking Hisashi Iwakuma more and more. … Like I said yesterday before the rainout, Jeremy Guthrie is unbeaten (3-0), ride the wave.

Neutral
Gotta think Ryan Vogelsong turns it around. … Looks like Matt Magill will start for Ted Lily. Heck, I could see putting him in your lineup. … If you’re looking at Jon Garland, Julio Teheran, Jeff Locke, Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir, Kevin Correia, R.A. Dickey, Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon, Tommy Hanson, ¬†Dylan Axelrod¬†or Phil Hughes, there’s nothing special that stands out. Out of the bunch, I’d look at Colon, Samardzija or Locke.

Avoid
Clayton Richard has been bad. … I’m anti-Marlins most of the time, so Jose Fernandez is here. … Not thinking about Lucas Harrell vs. the Tigers.

– Rick Green

 

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