May 24, 2012 posted by Albert Lang

2012 Fantasy Baseball Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 25, 2012

Print Friendly

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
Clayton Kershaw home against Houston Astros
David Price at Boston Red Sox
Yovani Gallardo at Arizona Diamondbacks
Jon Lester home against Tampa Bay Rays
Tim Lincecum at Miami Marlins
Cliff Lee at St. Louis Cardinals
Johnny Cueto home against Colorado Rockies
Josh Johnson home against San Francisco Giants

Conditional Pitch (depends on depth of league)
Ryan Dempster at Pittsburgh Pirates
Tim Hudson home against Washington Nationals
Ian Kennedy home against Milwaukee Brewers
Ervin Santana at Seattle Mariners
Brandon Morrow at Texas Rangers
Anthony Bass at New York Mets
Ivan Nova at Oakland Athletics
Jason Hammel home against Kansas City Royals
Derrek Holland home against Toronto Blue Jays
Drew Smyly at Minnesota Twins
John Danks home against Cleveland Indians
A.J. Burnett home against Chicago Cubs

Conditional Ditch (depends on depth of league)
Dillon Gee home against San Diego Padres
Christian Friedrich at Cincinnati Reds
Kyle Lohse home against Philadelphia Phillies
Ross Detwiler at Atlanta Braves
Tyson Ross home against New York Yankees

No Brainer Ditch
Blake Beavan home against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Lucas Harrell at Los Angeles Dodgers
Jeanmar Gomez at Chicago White Sox
Bruce Chen at Baltimore Orioles
Anthony Swarzak home against Detroit Tigers

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

You must be logged in to post a comment.