Category Archives: Spot Starting

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.12.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Saturday August 13th  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 41% / 35% (CWS) vs. KC

Derek Lowe  39% / 27% (ATL) vs. ChC

Kevin Correia 36% / 32% (PIT) @ MIL

Phil Hughes 35% / 22% (NYY) vs. TB

Javier Vazquez 35% / 13% (FLA) vs. SF

Homer Bailey 13% / 7% (CIN) vs. SD

Luke Hochevar 9% / 10% (KC) @ CWS

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.11.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  If you have to stay home to babysit your kids when they are sick, it’s not too bad to do it on a Thursday when you have a half dozen games to watch.  Watching my new favorite team, the Royals face yesterday’s Spot Start pick Jeff Niemann.  They now have 11 rookies on their roster including past Deep League Special Danny Duffy…keep the faith Royals fans the future is now.

For games on Friday August 12th  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:

Carlos Zambrano 43% / 19% (ChC) @ ATL

Bud Norris 41% / 34% (HOU) @ LAD

Dillon Gee 40% / 32% (NYM) @ ARI

Bronson Arroyo 28% / 32% (CIN) vs. SD

John Lackey 27% / 16% (BOS) @ SEA

Brandon McCarthy 22% / 14% (OAK) vs. TEX

Carl Pavano 20% / 6% (MIN) @ CLE

Paul Maholm 14% / 7% (PIT) @ MIL

Mike Minor 5% / 1% (ATL) vs. ChC

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.10.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Thursday August 11th  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% / 43% (NYY) vs. LAA

Jeff Niemann 44% / 73% (TB) vs. KC

Mark Buehrle 37% / 32% (CWS) @ BAL

Cory Luebke 33% / 34% (SD) @ NYM

Brett Myers 32% /26 % (HOU) @ ARI

Joe Saunders 14% / 13% (ARI) vs. HOU

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.09.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Sorry for the minor disruption in service as I covered for Mike in our flagship column Box Score Breakdown.  We’re going insane here at Spot Starting, read below to see why.

For games on Tuesday August 10th  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 Holland 47% / 43% (TEX) vs. SEA

Philip Humber 40% / 22% (CWS) @ BAL

Aaron Harang 34% / 18% (SD) @ NYM

Josh Collmenter 30% / 19% (ARI) vs. HOUS

Randy Wolf 24% / 17% (MIL) @ StL

Rick Porcello 22% / 25% (DET) @ CLE

Mike Leake 20% / 9% (CIN) vs. COL

Ivan Nova 20% / 40% (NYY) vs. LAA

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.04.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Yankees-Red Sox showdown in Boston this weekend and the Phillies seek revenge in San Francisco in an NLCS rematch – that’s some good baseball.  Spot Starting will return next Tuesday as I slide over and fill in for on the Box Score Breakdown while he is out of town.

For games on Friday August 5th  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% /  46% (NYY) @ BOS

Derek Holland 46% / 41% (TEX) vs. CLE

Jeff Niemann 35% / 54% (TB) vs. OAK

Aaron Harang 35% / 19% SD) @ PIT

Josh Collmenter 34%/ 26% (ARI) vs. LAD

Mark Buehrle 28% / 22% (CWS) @ MIN

Mike Leake 20% / 10% (CIN) @ ChC

Juan Nicasio 5% / 3% (COL) vs. WAS

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 08.03.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Slim pickings as usual for Thursday so we reach a bit deeper.

For games on Thursday August 4th  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:

Erik Bedard 48% / 47% (BOS) vs. CLE

Philip Humber 45% / 25% (CWS) vs. NYY

Zach Britton 14% / 19% (BAL) @ KC

James McDonald 12% / 5% (PIT) vs. ChC

Brett Cecil 10% / 4% (TOR) @ TB

Ivan Nova 5% / 3% (NYY) @ CWS

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 08.02.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Tomorrow, three pitchers who were moved at the deadline are pitching for their new teams, read on to see if any will help your team this week.

For games on Wednesday August3rd  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 47% /  40% (StL) @ MIL

Dillon Gee 41% / 32% (NYM) vs. FLA

Randy Wolf 25% / 19% (MIL) vs. StL

Carlos Carrasco 17% / 9% (CLE) @ BOS

Charlie Morton 16% / 7% (PIT) vs. ChC

Jason Marquis 13% / 7% (ARI) @ SF

Doug Fister 13% / 4% (DET) vs. TEX

Dontrelle Willis 3% / 1% (CIN) @ HOU

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.29.11

Happy Friday and welcome back to Spot Starting.  Let’s find that last pick of the week to put your team over the top.

For games on Saturday July 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:

Bartolo Colon 44% /  44% (NYY) vs. BAL

Aaron Harang 37% / 27% (SD) vs. COL

Derek Holland 33% / 22% (TEX) @ TOR

Mike Leake 20% / 10% (CIN) vs. SF

Zach Britton 15% / 21% (BAL) @ NYY

R.A. Dickey 14% /4% (NYM) @ WAS

Jason Marquis 13% / 8% (WAS) vs. NYM

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.28.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Friday July 29th 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:

Gavin Floyd 49% / 29% (CWS) vs. BOS

Erik Bedard 49% / 49% (SEA) vs. TB

Edwin Jackson 41% / 20% (StL) vs. ChC

Dillon Gee 41% / 31% (NYM) @ WAS

Josh Collmenter 38% / 41% (ARI) @ LAD

Randy Wolf 25% / 18% (MIL) vs. HOU

Carlos Carrasco 23% / 14% (CLE) vs. KC

Dontrelle Willis 3% / 2% (CIN) vs. NYM

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.27.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Looks like I was wrong to be worried about Zito (his start was moved up a day, Phillies touched him up good.  But that’s what it is to be a true Philadelphia fan, never cocky and always ready for the other shoe to drop.

For games on Wednesday July 28th 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:

Matt Harrison 48% / 60% (TEX) vs. MIN

Kevin Correia 45% / 41% (PIT) @ ATL

Derek Lowe 44% / 28% (ATL) vs. PIT

Homer Bailey 17% / 8% (CIN) vs. NYM

Carlos Villanueva 13% / 4% (TOR) vs. BAL

Chris Capuano 13% / 5% (NYM) @ CIN

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