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April 26, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, April 27, 2012

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The starting pitchers within in each grouping are ranked according to trustworthiness, i.e., you should start the top pitcher under conditional pitch above any other conditional pitch starter and so on.

Note: as of printing, the San Francisco Giants have not named Friday’s starter. Once they do, that pitcher will be ranked in the comments.

No Brainer Pitch
Roy Halladay home against Chicago Cubs
Clayton Kershaw home against Washington Nationals
Justin Verlander at New York Yankees
Jered Weaver at Cleveland Indians
Tommy Hanson home against Pittsburgh Pirates
Ricky Romero home against Seattle Mariners
James Shields at Texas Rangers
Cory Luebke at San Francisco Giants

Conditional Pitch (depends on depth of league)
Matt Harrison home against Tampa Bay Rays
Carl Pavano home against Kansas City royals
John Danks home against Boston Red Sox
Brandon McCarthy at Baltimore Orioles
A.J. Burnett at Atlanta Braves
Ivan Nova home against Detroit Tigers
Danny Duffy at Minnesota Twins
Jake Arrieta home against Oakland Athletics
Ross Detwiler at Los Angeles Dodgers

Conditional Ditch (depends on depth of league)
Jake Westbrook home against Milwaukee Brewers
Justin Masterson home against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Carlos Zambrano home against Arizona Diamondbacks
Daniel Bard at Chicago White Sox
Drew Pomeranz home against New York Mets
Paul Maholm at Philadelphia Phillies
Marco Estrada at St. Louis Cardinals
Joe Saunders at Miami Marlins
Mike Leake home against San Diego Padres
Joe Wieland at Cincinnati Reds

No Brainer Ditch
Blake Beavan at Toronto Blue Jays
Chris Schwinden at San Francisco Giants

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 http://h2hcorner.wordpress.com/.
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