Fantasy focus: Saturday’s starters to target

   June 22, 2013 12:57 am    0


First game today is at 12:05 p.m., so make sure your lineup is set:

Tampa Bay (Colome 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-5), 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 5-2) at Toronto (Wang 1-0), 1:07 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-2) at Kansas City (W.Davis 4-5), 2:10 p.m.
Houston (B.Norris 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-6), 4:05 p.m.
Boston (Webster 0-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-0), 7:15 p.m.
Minnesota (Walters 2-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-4), 7:15 p.m.
Texas (M.Perez 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-4), 7:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-2), 10:05 p.m.
Oakland (Straily 4-2) at Seattle (Harang 3-7), 10:10 p.m.

Colorado (Chacin 5-3) at Washington (Haren 4-8), 12:05 p.m.
Houston (B.Norris 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-6), 4:05 p.m.
Miami (Ja.Turner 1-0) at San Francisco (Zito 4-5), 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-7) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-3), 4:05 p.m.
Atlanta (Hudson 4-6) at Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-0), 4:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Leake 7-3) at Arizona (Corbin 9-0), 7:15 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 3-2) at San Diego (Volquez 5-5), 7:15 p.m.
Texas (M.Perez 0-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-4), 7:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-2), 10:05 p.m.

Here’s who I like — and don’t:

Must start
Gotta go with C.C., Big Max Scherzer, Shelby Miller, Pat Corbin and Zack Greinke if you have them. … I’m sticking with my start Barry Zito at home theory, especially against the Marlins. …

Good start
I wanted to put Francisco Liriano in the Must Start list, but I’m nervous about him starting in an AL park. … Mike Leake is worthy of Must Start, too, but the D’back are playing awfully tough. … I’ve been dumping on Edison Volquez a lot, but he might be worth a pickup for streamers today against the Dodgers.  … Jerome Williams is the type of pitcher that will toss seven scoreless against the Pirates. … Tim Hudson should be OK against the Brewers. … Jacob Turner has a 2.16 ERA. He’s worth a shot. … A little FYI:  Jhoulys Chacin is 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA on the road. … Bud Norris gets the Cubs, so it’s a good shot. … That said, Travis Wood gets the Astros, so he’s worth a shot. … Alex Colome was impressive in his last start. Can he do it vs. CC and the Yanks? … Can’t find someone to stream in? Corey Kluber faces the Twins. … I like Dan Straily against the Mariners. … Jose Quintana faces a struggling KC team. … I think the O’s beat the Jays, so go with Miguel Gonzalez.

I want to see more of Donovan Hand before I take the plunge. … I’m not too excited about the idea of starting Dillon Gee or Jon Pettibone, are you? … Dan Haren still is too inconsistent for me. … If you’re really in search of a starter, PJ Walters could work for you. … KC is struggling, so I’ll stay away from Wade Davis. … I’m not a Chien-Ming Wang fan, so I can’t bring myself to recommend him.

I wouldn’t get too cute and start Martin Perez against Shelby Miller and the Cards. … I’d like to know how many people are starting Allen Webster against the Tigers. … Nope on Aaron Harang.

 – Rick Green


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