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Two-Start Pitchers: Week 13 (6/24 – 6/30) and Streamer of the Week

Matt Bishop | June 24, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Adam Plutko, SP CLE

(48% CBS, 4% ESPN, 10% Yahoo)

(3-1) 4.55 ERA 1.12 WHIP 7.16 K/9 0.98 BB/9

16.8% K-BB% 2.93 HR/9

Adam Plutko is 27 and only has 108.0 innings of major league service on his resume, but he has been relatively solid since his call up on 5/18 and could be a nice fill in this week. While his ERA is drastically inflated from a 7 run outing on 5/23, his peripherals (4.55 ERA 6.24 FIP 5.03 xFIP) are greatly skewed by a 2.93 HR/9, which is the 9th worst rate in baseball (minimum 20 IP). But there is hope:

SEASON STATS:

While his microscopic 0.98 BB/9 is impressive, his 9.8% swinging strike rate and 7.16 K/9 leave something to be desired. But he has been impressive in his last 3 starts:

LAST 3 STARTS:

(2-0) 3.31 ERA 0.98 WHIP 8.39 K/9 0.56 BB/9

21.2% K-BB% 2.24 HR/9

While he has allowed 4 home runs in these 3 starts, the batting average against each of his offerings is drastically decreasing, while 3 of his 4 pitches are carrying double digit swinging strike rates.

Pluto still could potentially lose his job in the starting rotation, but if he gets the nod this week, he could offer a high floor (low walk rate) with some sneaky strikeout upside.

WEEK 12 RESULTS:

Tommy Milone, SP SEA

GAME ONE: 6.1 IP 3 H 1 ER 0 BB 6 K (ND)

GAME TWO: 5.0 IP 4 H 3 ER 3 BB 6 K (LOSS)

MUST START

Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD (@ARI, @COL)

Zack Greinke, SP ARI (LAD, @SF)

Max Scherzer, SP WAS (@MIA, @DET)

Gerrit Cole, SP HOU (PIT, SEA)

Lucas Giolito, SP CHW (@BOS, MIN)

Zach Eflin, SP PHI (NYM, @MIA)

Blake Snell, SP TB (@MIN, TEX)

Jake Arrieta, SP PHI (NYM, @MIA)

SAFE START

Robbie Ray, SP ARI (LAD, @SF)

Jon Lester, SP CHC (ATL, @CIN)

Madison Bumgarner, SP SF (COL, ARI)

Jon Gray, SP COL (@SF, LAD)

Max Fried, SP ATL (@CHC, @NYM)

Eduardo Rodriguez, SP BOS (CHW, NYY)

Julio Teheran, SP ATL (@CHC, @NYM)

Kyle Gibson, SP MIN (TB, @CHW)

Zach Davies, SP MIL (SEA, PIT)

Andrew Heaney, SP LAA (CIN, OAK)

RISKY START

Steven Matz, SP NYM (@PHI, ATL)

Marco Gonzales, SP SEA (@MIL, @HOU)

Chris Bassitt, SP OAK (@STL, @LAA)

Brad Keller, SP KC (@CLE, @TOR)

Trevor Richards, SP MIA (WAS, PHI)

DON’T START

Trevor Williams, SP PIT (@HOU, @MIL)

Aaron Sanchez, SP TOR (@NYY, KC)

Drew Pomeranz, SP SF (COL, ARI)

Jesse Chavez, SP TEX (@DET, @TB)

Jordan Zimmermann, SP DET (TEX, WAS)

Walker Lockett, SP NYM (@PHI, ATL)

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