Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.07.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We had a great 4th and Home night at Citizens Bank Park last night watching Cliff Lee dominate the Dodgers and Matt Kemp to the tune of 10 Ks in a 3-1 victory.

For games on Wednesday June 8th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Bud Norris 44% / 40% (HOU) vs. StL

Bronson Arroyo 37% / 38% (CIN) vs CHC

Randy Wolf 23% / 21% (MIL) vs NYM

Carl Pavano 21% / 5% (MIN) @ CLE

Jason Vargas 9% / 7% (SEA) @ CWS

Carlos Villanueva 7% / 3% (TOR) @ KC

Zach Duke 5% / 4% (ARI) @ PIT

My Pick: Bud Norris vs. Cardinals

Alternate: Jason Vargas @ White Sox

Deep League Special: Zach Duke @ Pirates

Easy choice today in the form of Spot Starting stalwart Bud Norris.  He hasn’t been quite as dominant in his last 5 starts as the 5 before that, but where else are you going to find 9+ K/9, nowhere.  He also has shockingly good numbers against the Cardinals in his 8 career starts against them (2.66 / 1.22 / .245).

Pavano is coming off his best start of the year but I don’t trust the guy at all, how he is still owned in 21% of leagues baffles me.  Instead I’d take a chance on Vargas coming anywhere close to his last outing CG or maybe even go with the guy vs. his old team in Zach Duke.

Season Results (my pick only):

31 GS, 13-5, 196.1 IP, 175 H, 67 ER, 158 K, 52 BB, 3.07 ERA, 1.16 WHIP

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