April 11, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, April 13, 2012

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There are a ton of conditional types that I imagine will go (and should) in most reasonably deep leagues. However, if you’re in a shallow league or trying to protect your ratios in a head-to-head contest, you might have to be a bit careful with them. It will certainly not be a poor decision to start any of the conditional guys.

No Brainer Pitch

Matt Cain home against Pittsburgh Pirates

Matt Harrison at Minnesota Twins

Felix Hernandez home against Oakland Athletics

Cliff Lee home against New York Mets

David Price at Boston Red Sox



Conditional Pitch (depends on depth of league)

Josh Beckett home against Tampa Bay Rays

Bartolo Colon at Seattle Mariners

R.A. Dickey at Philadelphia Phillies

Aaron Harang home against San Diego Padres

Dan Hudson at Colorado Rockies

Jair Jurrjens home against Milwaukee Brewers

Hiroki Kuroda home against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

James McDonald at San Francisco Giants

Brandon Morrow home against Baltimore Orioles

Juan Nicasio home against Arizona Diamondbacks

Ricky Nolasco home against Houston

Ervin Santana at New York Yankees

Max Scherzer at Chicago White Sox

Adam Wainwright home against Chicago Cubs

Randy Wolf at Atlanta Braves

Jordan Zimmermann home against Cincinnati Reds

Conditional Ditch (depends on depth of league)

Luke Hochevar home against Cleveland Indians

Derek Lowe at Kansas City Royals

Clayton Richard at Los Angeles Dodgers

Jeff Samardzija at St. Louis Cardinals

No Brainer Ditch

Bronson Arroyo at Washington Nationals

Tommy Hunter at Toronto Blue Jays

Lucas Harrell at Miami Marlins

Liam Hendricks home against Texas Rangers*

Jake Peavy home against Detroit Tigers

*Hendricks is the listed starter, but he has been suffering from food poisoning. Expect Anthony Swarzak to take his turn and similarly be a no brainer ditch.

Albert has been playing and arguing about baseball and fantasy sports since 2002. Since 1982, he has also been largely miserable (here’s looking at you Armando Benitez) because of the Orioles and Eagles. Albert has won leagues and lost leagues, but he has the most fun debating player values. Albert typically plays in several baseball and football leagues a year. He also is an avid baseball card collector and writes about older players and their historical value relative to the Hall of Fame and their peers/current players. When not harassing league mates with trades and analyzing what categories his team performs poorly in, Albert is a communications professional in Washington, D.C. Follow Albert on Twitter @h2h_corner. He has an awesome puppy named Charlotte. You can find all of Albert's work at

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