Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.25.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  I got to watch a TON of baseball over the weekend stuck inside to avoid the heat.  Read below to see a first in 52 of these articles…

For games on Tuesday July 26th 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:

Jake Peavy 42% / 31% (CWS) vs. DET

Jonathon Niese 37% / 19% (NYM) @ CIN

Brett Myers 34% / 27% (HOU) @ StL

Carl Pavano 24% / 7% (MIN) @ TEX

Jake Arrieta 18% / 8% (BAL) @ TOR

Chris Narveson 14% / 6% (MIL) vs. ChC

Doug Fister 12% /4% (SEA) @ NYY

Jake Westbrook 5% / 3% (StL) vs. HOU

My Pick: none

Alternate: none

Deep League Special: none

Fine readers, it was bound to happen.  I have studied the available options, the matchups, the splits, the recent starts.  And I can not recommend a single one of these starters.  I’m sure one or more of them will pitch decently and maybe even pick up a W, but I don’t have a crystal ball here folks, just stats.  With the slop we have to choose from and mostly road starts, I just can’t in good faith recommend any of them.  Hopefully we’ll bounce back tomorrow.

Picked up 2 more Ws over the weekend.  Now I’d just like to get that ERA back under 3 where it had been.

Results from Friday 07.22.11:

Carlos Zambrano vs. AstrosW, 6 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB…Not a great WHIP or K total but he did pick up the win as expected against the woeful Astros.

Results from Saturday 07.23.11:

Josh Collmenter vs. Rockies…W, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 K, 0 BB…Collmenter pitched a solid game throwing strikes and limiting base runners.  He gave up a lot of fly balls (13) and was lucky only 1 left the yard.  He now has a 14:1 K:BB rate his last 3 starts.

Season Results (my pick only):

51 GS, 24-9, 324.1 IP, 291 H, 109 ER, 241 K, 82 BB, 3.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

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One response to “Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.25.11

  1. Killboy 25 July 2011 at 22:01

    I like Narveson vs. the cubs

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