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August 15, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, August 17, 2012

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Phil Hughes, New York Yankees, SP

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.

No Brainer Pitch
Justin Verlander home against Baltimore Orioles
Jered Weaver home against Tampa Bay Rays
Matt Cain at San Diego Padres
Yovani Gallardo home against Philadelphia Phillies
Tommy Hanson home against Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Sale at Kansas City Royals

Conditional Pitch (depends on depth of league)
James Shields at LA Angels
Chris Capuano at Atlanta Braves
Edwin Jackson home against New York Mets
Zach McAllister at Oakland Athletics
Wade Miley at Houston Astros
Hisashi Iwakuma home against Minnesota Twins
Bronson Arroyo home against Chicago Cubs

Conditional Ditch (depends on depth of league)
Tom Milone home against Cleveland Indians
Yu Darvish at Toronto Blue Jays
Johan Santana at Washington Nationals
Phil Hughes home against Boston Red Sox
Travis Wood at Cincinnati Reds
Ross Ohlendorf home against San Francisco Giants
James McDonald at St. Louis Cardinals
Vance Worley at Milwaukee Brewers
Jake Westbrook home against Pittsburgh Pirates
Nick Blackburn at Seattle Mariners

No Brainer Ditch
Tommy Hunter at Detroit Tigers
Brooks Raley at Cincinnati Reds
Franklin Morales at New York Yankees
J.A. Happ home against Texas Rangers
Dallas Kuechel home against Arizona Diamondbacks
Luis Mendoza home against Chicago White Sox
Wade LeBlanc at Colorado Rockies
Jeff Francis home against Miami Marlins

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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