Fantasy focus: Monday’s starters to target

   September 8, 2013 11:14 pm    0

 

First game is at 7:05 p.m., so you have some time to adjust your roster:

AL
Kansas City (E.Santana 8-8) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 10-9), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 13-11) at Baltimore (Tillman 15-5), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Weaver 9-8) at Minnesota (P.Hernandez 3-1), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Cole 6-7) at Texas (Darvish 12-7), 8:05 p.m.
Detroit (Scherzer 19-2) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-12), 8:10 p.m.
Houston (Cosart 1-1) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-0), 10:10 p.m.

NL
Atlanta (Medlen 12-12) at Miami (H.Alvarez 3-3), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 8-11) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-10), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (G.Gonzalez 9-6) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 3-3), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Cole 6-7) at Texas (Darvish 12-7), 8:05 p.m.
Arizona (Delgado 4-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 12-9), 10:10 p.m.
Colorado (Chacin 13-8) at San Francisco (Lincecum 9-13), 10:15 p.m.

Here’s who I like — and don’t:

Must start
I’ll go with Yu Darvish, Gio Gonzalez, Kris Medlen, Max Scherzer, Jered Weaver and Chris Sale today.

Good start
I feel good about Tim Lincecum. … And Jhoulys Chacin, too. … Ricky Nolasco probably should be in Must Start, but I’ll be a little conservative. … I think I had Carlos Torres as a sleeper before. I’ll do it again. … This is one of those games where I think Bronson Arroyo will be OK. … Interesting matchup between Jarred Cosart and Taijuan Walker. I like Walker. A lot. Especially long term. … Can’t back away from Chris Tillman at this point. … Royals could pass the Indians in the standings. I like Ervin Santana against Ubaldo Jimenez.

Neutral
Nothing special with the matchups of Randall Delgado, Gerrit Cole, Travis Wood, Henderson Alvarez, C.C. Sabathia, If you already have C.C., then you probably are going with him already. … Cole seems to have one bad inning and the Pirates probably won’t hit Darvish. … Wood is an interesting choice with upside.

Avoid
I’ll pass on P.J. Hernandez.

– Rick Green

 

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