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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: Continue reading

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FACT OR FICTION: THEM IS FIGHTIN’ WORDS

ScoreCrow Team | June 21, 2019

The Scorecrow MLB writers got together to collaborate on a full list of players that are for real and others who may be playing over their heads. Let us know what you think. Enjoy.

MIKE MOUSTAKAS IS GOOD AT HITTING – FACT

Kody Clawson (@kodyclawson)

The real fact of the matter is that Mike Moustakas has been good at hitting for a few years now. The move from Kauffman Stadium to Miller Park for his home games has finally given him the chance to show off his power. I was concerned that the move to second base would affect his hitting in some capacity, but this was an arbitrary hypothesis anyway. The only fantasy effect has been positive, as the added positional flexibility has only aided fantasy owners. Continue reading

BUY LOW, TRADE TARGETS AND IMPACT WAIVER WIRE ADDS

Matt Bishop | June 20, 2019

If any of these players are available in your league, pick them up immediately. If they are not, try to make an offer as most of these names have little to no market value and can be acquired for pennies on the dollar. These guys are trending upward and could help you claim a championship down the stretch.

*All waiver wire add recommendations were available in a 14 team H2H points league where 4 players are kept and one minor leaguer is rostered that I am in. I know that doesn’t help.

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Two-Start Pitchers: Week 12 (6/17 – 6/23)

Matt Bishop | June 17, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK (10% Owned CBS, 1% ESPN, 2% Yahoo)

TOMMY MILONE, SP SEA

(1 – 1) 3.42 ERA 0.99 WHIP 26 K 26.1 IP 5 BB  

8.89 K/9 1.71 BB/9 1.71 HR/9

Tommy Milone is 32 and hasn’t thrown over 100 innings in the majors since 2015, but after the Mariners called him up on 5/21, his stock is rising. Continue reading

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 11 (6/10 – 6/16)

Matt Bishop | June 10, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK (29% CBS, 4% ESPN, 7% Yahoo)

Sandy Alcantara, SP MIA:

(3 – 5) 3.80 ERA 1.35 WHIP 5.83 K/9 4.05 BB/9 0.76 HR/9

47.1% GB 31.9% FB 30.6% Hard 11.3% swstr

Sandy Alcantara may be the forgotten man in a Marlins rotation that has been quietly effective this season. Alcantara was the prize piece in the deal that sent Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis and was once a heralded prospect, sitting firmly in MLB’s Top 100 prospects in 2018. But he hasn’t really lived up to expectations. Alcantara’s seasonal stats are nothing special, but when you hone in on his recent performances, you can begin to see him coming alive: Continue reading

Waiver Wire Adds & League Winners

Matt Bishop | June 3rd, 2019

We all know that owner. The owner that just can’t stop making add/drops and needs to be slapped. While it is annoying to watch another owner deplete the player pool of useful resources and use the waiver wire as a means to fill their roster, you really can’t fault them. Let’s face it. Most of us are bitter that we missed out on Tommy La Stella or Caleb Smith, but we keep it together and keep plugging along hoping for the next Hunter Dozier. There are more of these players out there and by paying attention to recent trends, you most likely won’t find one, but you could. Here are a few players that may be available on your waiver wire that could have huge value for the rest of the season:

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