Category Archives: Spot Starting

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.31.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Slim pickings for Thursday as per usual but as we’ve done all year, we dig deeper and move on!

For games on Thursday September 1st 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:

A.J. Burnett 42% / 43% (NYY) @ BOS

Mike Leake 23% / 12% (CIN) vs. PHL

Fausto Carmona 13% / 11% (CLE) vs. OAK

Tommy Hunter 3% / 1% (BAL) vs. TOR

Danny Duffy 2% / 0.2% (KC) @ DET

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.30.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Wednesday August 31st 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:

Phil Hughes 43% / 35% (NYY) @ BOS

Randy Wolf 42% / 49% (MIL) vs. StL

Jake Peavy 41% /36% (CWS) vs. MIN

Derek Lowe 40% / 28% (ATL) vs. WAS

Josh Collmenter 39% / 42% (ARI) vs. COL

Rich Harden 21% / 14% (OAK) @ CLE

Rick Porcello 15% / 10% (DET) vs. KC

Chris Capuano 12% / 5% (NYM) vs. FLA

Jo-Jo Reyes 1% / 0.1% (BAL) vs. TOR

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.29.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.   Sorry for the short hiatus, drying out from Irene on the eastern Seaboard (I love that term).  Really was an odd weekend to have so many teams sitting on the sidelines.

For games on Tuesday August 30th 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:

Edwin Jackson  45% / 22% (StL) @ MIL

Javier Vazquez 42% / 29% (FLA) @ NYM

John Lackey 29% / 18% (BOS) vs. NYY

Bronson Arroyo 27% / 32% (CIN) vs. PHL

Doug Fister 24% / 17% (DET) vs. KC

Charlie Morton 20% / 13% (PIT) @ HOU

Zach Stewart 1% / 0% (CWS) vs. MIN

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.23.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.   Short and sweet today.

For games on Wednesday August 24th 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:

Derek Lowe  39% / 26% (ATL) @ ChC

Javier Vazquez 38% / 15% (FLA) vs. CIN

Bronson Arroyo 27% / 31% (CIN) @ FLA

Jeremy Guthrie 11% / 4% (BAL) @ MIN

Wade Davis 11% / 19% (TB) vs. DET

Kyle Kendrick 8% / 2% (PHL) vs. NYM

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.22.11

Welcome to another week of Spot Starting.  2 weeks left to go in our league’s regular season – yours may be in its last week depending on your playoff format.  That means every start counts even more.  Time to burn up those moves you have left to put it all on the line.

For games on Tuesday August 23rd 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:

Bartolo Colon 46% / 44% (NYY) vs. OAK

Bud Norris 40% / 35% (HOU) @ COL

Jonathon Niese 36% /16% (NYM) @ PHL

John Lackey 28% / 18% (BOS) @ TEX

Brandon McCarthy 17% / 8% (OAK) @ NYY

Mike Minor 10% / 6% (ATL) @ ChC

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.19.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Critical weekend for those of us in tight playoff races, one extra good start could make the difference.

For games on Saturday August 20th  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:

Edwin Jackson 43% / 20% (StL) @ ChC

Randy Wolf 34% / 40% (MIL) @ NYM

Aaron Harang 34% / 20% (SD) vs. FLA

Freddy Garcia 33% / 25% (NYY) @ MIN

Charlie Morton 19% / 14% (PIT) vs. CIN

Doug Fister 16% / 7% (DET) vs. CLE

Chris Capuano 10% /3% (NYM) vs. MIL

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.18.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Friday August 19th  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% / % (CWS) vs. TEX

Derek Lowe 42% / % (ATL) vs. ARI

Phil Hughes 38% / % (NYY) @ MIN

Kevin Correia 35% / % (PIT) vs. CIN

Brett Cecil 17% / % (TOR) @ OAK

Rich Harden 15% / % (OAK) vs. TOR

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.17.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Hope many of you took my advice and started Jeff Niemann last night, he did something no other pick has done this year.   Read on…

For games on Thursday August 18th  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:

Javier Vazquez 47% / 50% (FLA) @ SD

Philip Humber 35% / % (CWS) vs. CLE

Bronson Arroyo 27% / % (CIN) @ WAS

Brian Duensing 9% / % (MIN) vs. NYY

Mike Minor 5% / % (ATL) vs. SF

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.16.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Wednesday August 17th  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:

Mark Buehrle 47% / 50% (CWS) vs. CLE

Bud Norris 34% / 35% (HOU) vs. ChC

Dillon Gee 27% / 26% (NYM) @ SD

John Lackey 27% / 20% (BOS) vs. TB

Carl Pavano 13% / 6% (MIN) @ DET

Brandon McCarthy 7% / 10% (OAK)  vs. BAL

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.15.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  As you saw the partial standings in Mike’s post this morning, my chances of making the playoffs in our league are pretty much over.  Guess there’s always next year.  (I am the Cubs of our league).  I can at least hope to help my loyal readers out in their playoff push.

For games on Tuesday August 16th  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:

Jeff Niemann 49% / 79% (TB) @ BOS

Derek Holland 46% / 38% (TEX) @ LAA

Erik Bedard 46% / 51% (BOS) vs. TB

Jonathon Niese 37% / 18% (NYM) @ SD

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