April 5, 2012 posted by Dave Shovein

Week Two Double Starters

Week Two Double Starters
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Cole Hamels, SP, Phillies

Scheduled Double Starters For Week 2 (April 9th – April 15)

Each and every Thursday throughout the season, the following week’s double start options will be listed below. They are listed in the order that I would prefer them in my own lineups.

The top tier of guys should be in your lineup regardless of who they are pitching against. You drafted them to be the core of your rotation, they need to pitch for you. Occasionally, starters with terrific matchups in both starts will find their way into this group.

The second tier of guys should most likely find a place in your rotation as well. In shallower leagues, perhaps you could play the matchups with this group.

The bottom tier of pitchers listed should be on your bench or started with extreme caution. Don’t say I didn’t warn you or your ratios.

Disclaimer: Generally, early on in the season there will be games rained out or cancelled on account of weather. Be warned that if you pick up one of these pitchers anticipating two starts, there is always the chance that he only ends up pitching once.

Start your Aces

Cole Hamels vs. Marlins, vs. Mets

Yu Darvish vs. Mariners, @ Twins

Matt Moore @ Tigers, @ Red Sox

Neftali Feliz vs Mariners, @ Twins

Shawn Marcum @ Cubs, @ Braves

Chris Sale @ Indians, vs Tigers

CJ Wilson @ Twins, @ Yankees

Anibal Sanchez @ Phillies, vs. Astros

Brandon Beachy @ Astros, vs Brewers

Luis Mendoza @ Athletics, vs Indians

Play the Matchups

Henderson Alvarez vs. Red Sox, vs. Orioles

Edwin Jackson @ Mets, vs. Reds

Daniel Bard @ Blue Jays, vs Rays

Ross Detwiler @ Mets, vs. Reds

Henderson Alvarez vs. Red Sox, vs. Orioles

Hector Noesi @ Rangers, vs. Athletics

Tim Stauffer vs Diamondbacks, @ Dodgers

Jhoulys Chacin vs Giants, vs Diamondbacks

Kevin Correia @ Dodgers, @ Giants

Graham Godfrey vs. Royals, @ Mariners

Dodgers #5 (Nathan Eovaldi?) vs. Pirates, vs. Padres

Trevor Cahill @ Padres, @ Rockies

Rick Porcello vs Rays, @ White Sox

Ivan Nova @ Orioles, vs. Angels

Brian Matusz vs Yankees, @ Blue Jays

On the Pine

Reds #4 (Mike Leake or Homer Bailey)  vs. Cardinals, @ Nationals

Mike Pelfrey vs. Nationals, @ Phillies

Nick Blackburn vs. Angels, vs. Rangers

Chris Volstad vs Brewers, @ Cardinals

Josh Tomlin vs. White Sox, @ Royals

JA Happ vs Braves, @ Marlins

Jake Westbrook @ Reds, vs. Cubs

Paul Maholm vs Brewers, @ Cardinals

Barry Zito @ Rockies, vs. Pirates


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