May 17, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 18, 2012

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Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels 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.

As of printing, the Kansas City Royals had not named Friday’s starter.

No Brainer Pitch
Justin Verlander home against Pittsburgh Pirates
Jered Weaver at San Diego Padres
Cole Hamels home against Boston Red Sox
James Shields home against Atlanta Braves
Tommy Hanson at Tampa Bay Rays
Ricky Romero home against New York Mets

Conditional Pitch (depends on depth of league)
Neftali Feliz at Houston Astros
Jeff Samardzija home against Chicago White Sox
Ted Lilly home against St. Louis Cardinals
Lance Lynn at Los Angeles Dodgers

Conditional Ditch (depends on depth of league)
Carlos Zambrano at Cleveland Indians
Jarrod Parker at San Francisco Giants
Marco Estrada home against Minnesota Twins
Edwin Jackson home against Baltimore Orioles
Barry Zito home against Oakland Athletics
Daniel Bard at Philadelphia Phillies
Phil Humber at Chicago Cubs
Jake Arrieta at Washington Nationals
Justin Masterson home against Miami Marlins
A.J. Burnett at Detroit Tigers
Scott Diamond at Milwaukee Brewers
Alex White home against Seattle Mariners

No Brainer Ditch
Jon Niese at Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Millwood at Colorado Rockies
Joe Saunders at Kansas City Royals
Andy Pettitte home against Cincinnati Reds
Bronson Arroyo at New York Yankees
Jeff Suppan home against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Aneury Rodriguez home against Texas Rangers

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