Fantasy focus: Wednesday’s starters to target

   May 15, 2013 1:03 am    0

 

Here’s a look at Wednesday’s games. First game is at 12:35, so set your lineup early.

AL
San Diego (Marquis 4-2) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 0-1), 12:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Kluber 2-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-5), 1:05 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 0-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-0), 1:08 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-3) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-3), 1:10 p.m.
Texas (Ogando 3-2) at Oakland (Straily 1-1), 3:35 p.m.
Seattle (Iwakuma 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-2), 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-3) at Toronto (R.Ortiz 0-1), 7:07 p.m.
Boston (Lester 5-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 1-3), 7:10 p.m.
Kansas City (W.Davis 2-3) at L.A. Angels (Enright 0-1), 10:05 p.m.

NL
San Diego (Marquis 4-2) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 0-1), 12:35 p.m.
Cleveland (Kluber 2-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-5), 1:05 p.m.
Atlanta (Hudson 4-2) at Arizona (Kennedy 1-3), 3:40 p.m.
Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-2) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 3-2), 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-3) at Toronto (R.Ortiz 0-1), 7:07 p.m.
Cincinnati (Leake 2-2) at Miami (Sanabia 2-5), 7:10 p.m.
Colorado (Garland 3-3) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-5), 8:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 5-2), 8:15 p.m.
Washington (Detwiler 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0), 10:10 p.m.

Here’s who I like — and don’t:

Must start
If I have them, I’m starting Zack Greinke, Shelby Miller, Yovani Gallardo, Tim Hudson, Cole Hamels (yes, I’m sticking with him), David Price, Jon Lester, Hisashi Iwakuma, Alexi Ogando and Max Scherzer.

Good start
I’d go with Ross Detwiler if I have him. He’s borderline Must Start. … Mike Leake has a 4.32 ERA, but I think he’s OK vs. the Marlins if you’re looking for a reach. … Wandy has been up and down, but I think he’s due for a good one today.

Neutral
Not feeling Shaun Marcum. … Here’s your chance to start a Rockies’ pitcher. Jon Garland vs. the Cubs. He’s a better choice than most on the Neutral list today. … Jeff Samardzija is 1-5, but with a 3.70 ERA. … Phil Hughes could get enough run support for a win. … Ramon Ortiz is interesting, but I’m looking for better options. … I’ll pass on Ian Kennedy. … Wouldn’t it be something if Corey Kluber outpitched Hamels today? … I can’t believe Jason Marquis is 4-2. I don’t think he can continue. … Not ready to endorse Freddy Garcia yet. … Dylan Axelrod is 0-3 with a 4.17 ERA, but he meets Mike Pelfrey and the Twins. Axelrod could be a sneaky start.

Avoid
Can’t recommend Alex Sanabia. … Ryan Vogelsong is pitching like he did for the Pirates. … I’m going to stay away from the Wade Davis-Barry Enright showdown alltogether. … Here’s your daily mention of an Astros starter (Dallas Keuchel). … I’ll pass on Dan Straily.

– Rick Green

 

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