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Two-Start Pitchers: Week Two (7/27-8/2)

Two-Start Pitchers: Week Two: Chris Bassitt

Each Sunday I’ll be taking a look at the two-start pitchers you should get into your lineups, and a few to stay away from. Also, I’ll give you my Streamer of the Week. Let’s dive in.

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Chris Bassitt, OAK (LAA, @SEA)

(25% CBS, 9% ESPN, 18% Yahoo)

Our first streamer of the season is Chris Bassitt of the Oakland Athletics. He will pitch the final game of a four-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, and then finish off his week with a matchup against the Seattle Mariners. We don’t know how long Bassitt will stick in the rotation with the chosen one, Jesus Luzardo, getting closer and closer to a full workload, but we may as well enjoy it while we can.

Bassitt finished last season with a 3.81 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP while striking out a batter per inning. He increased his fastball velocity and limited his hard-hit rate. Those are the kind of improvements fantasy managers look for in their hidden gems. The Angels are a team without Anthony Rendon, and the Mariners are currently eight dudes and Kyle Lewis. Seattle struck out 9.76 times per game last season and provide Bassitt with a substantial opportunity to prove that he can hold down a rotation spot for as long as the Athletics need him in one.

Be sure to check out our predictions article here from our MLB writers.

MUST START

Gerrit Cole, NYY (@PHI, BOS)

Josh James, HOU (SEA, @LAA)

Tyler Glasnow, TB (ATL, @BAL)

Walker Buehler, LAD (@HOU, @ARI)

SHOULD START

Anibal Sanchez, WAS (TOR, @MIA)

Dylan Cease, CHW (@CLE, @KC)

Luke Weaver, ARI (A SD, LAD)

Adrian Houser, MIL (@PIT, STL)

Mike Foltynewicz, ATL (@TB, NYM)

COULD START

Griffin Canning, LAA (@OAK, HOU)

J.A. Happ, NYY (@PHI, BOS)

Alec Mills, CHC (@CIN, PIT)

Michael Fulmer, DET (KC, CIN)

Wade Miley, CIN (CHC, @DET)

Jon Lester, CHC (@CIN, PIT)

Kyle Gibson, TEX (ARI, @SF)

Austin Voth, WAS (TOR, @MIA)

Pablo Lopez, MIA (BAL, WAS)

DON’T START

Aaron Civale, CLE (CHW, @MIN)

Zach Plesac, CLE (CHW, @MIN)

Homer Bailey, MIN (STL, CLE)

Jake Arrieta, PHI (NYY, @TOR)

Joey Lucchesi, SD (@SF, @COL)

Elieser Hernandez, MIA (BAL, WAS)

Michael Wacha, NYM (@BOS, @ATL)

Merrill Kelly, ARI (@TEX, LAD)

Antonio Senzatela, COL (@OAK, SD)

Kohl Stewart, BAL (@MIA, TB)

Matt Hall, BOS (NYM, @NYY)

Asher Wojciechowski, BAL (@MIA, TB)

Kendall Graveman, SEA (@HOU, OAK)

Zach Eflin, PHI (NYY, @TOR)

Zach Davies, SD (ARI, @COL)

Derek Holland, PIT (MIL, @CHC)

Trent Thornton, TOR (@WAS, PHI)

Kyle Wright, ATL (@TB, NYM)

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