Tag Archives: Barry Zito

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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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.26.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  For the second straight day we are faced with a slew of poor match ups, but we march on and dig deeper.

For games on Wednesday July 27th 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:

John Danks 48% / 42% (CWS) vs. DET

Carlos Zambrano 42% / 17% (ChC) @ MIL

Phil Hughes 41% / 32% (NYY) vs. SEA

Cory Luebke 38% / 52% (SD) vs. ARI

Javier Vazquez 33% / 9% (FLA) @ WAS

Bronson Arroyo 30% / 31% (CIN) vs. NYM

John Lackey 24% / 17% (BOS) vs. KC

Paul Maholm 17% / 11% (PIT) @ ATL

Barry Zito 11% / 4% (SF) @ PHL

Livan Hernandez 5% / 2% (WAS) vs. FLA

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2011 National League West Previews: Giants

Today’s Focus: San Francisco Giants

2010 Record: 92-70, World Series Champions

The San Francisco Giants scratched and clawed through a division that was pretty evenly matched in 2010. The Giants were 38-34 against the NL West, the Padres were also 38-34, the Rockies were 37-35, and the Dodgers bested them all going 40-32. They limited their injuries to Mark DeRosa, Freddy Sanchez and Edgar Renteria. Their pitching got them to the playoffs and their offense caught fire at the right time for them to win it all. Read more of this post