Tag Archives: Brandon McCarthy

2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

David Murphy, OF Texas Rangers ( 36 percent owned in Yahoo, 52.5 percent in ESPN)

Current Stat Line: .267 AVG / 40 R / 9 HR / 41 RBI / 8 SB

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.19.11

Welcome to the triumphant return of Spot Starting.  I’m back from my All Star week timed vacation.  Let me tell you, if you’re a huge baseball nut and plan to be on vacation in a place with no TV or internet, All Star week is the week to do it.  I feel like I didn’t miss anything (except the K Rod trade).  Let’s get back in the groove of picking those spot starts.

And don’t forget to listen to the 4th and Home Show Tonight featuring Killboy and yours truly subbing for Mike who will be watching the K Rod-free Mets at Citi.

For games on Wednesday July 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:

John Danks 46% / 34% (CWS) @ KC

Brett Myers 35% / 28% (HOU) vs. WAS

Aaron Harang 34%/ 24% (SD) @ FLA

Derek Holland 31% / 18% (TEX) @ LAA

Vance Worley 29% / 43% (PHL) @ ChC

Jason Vargas 25% / 16% (SEA) @ TOR

Kyle McClellan 24% / 11% (StL) @ NYM

Freddy Garcia 20% / 13% (NYY) @ TB

RA Dickey 15% / 4% (NYM) vs StL

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 05.19.11

Welcome back to a soggy Spot Starting from the east coast.  A bunch of games were rained out Tuesday so be sure to check back on these probables for updates due to shuffling of rotations.

For games on Thursday May 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:

Kyle McClellan 44% / 31% (StL) vs. HOU

Fausto Carmona 29% / 27% (CLE) @ CWS

Wade Davis 24% / 53% (TB) @ TOR

Derek Holland 22% / 5% (TEX) @ KC

Chris Narveson 16% / 11% (MIL) @ SD

Tyson Ross 7% / 7% (OAK) vs. MIN

Liván Hernández 5% / 2% (WAS) @ NYM

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 05.18.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  A real motley crew on the waiver wire going on Wednesday.   Guys we’re used to seeing in this slot  such as Bud Norris have found their way onto more lineups but we will persevere.

For games on Wednesday May 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:

Bartolo Colon 26% / % (NYY) @ BAL

Carl Pavano 25% / % (MIN) @ OAK

Jeremy Guthrie 21% / % (BAL) vs. NYY

Tom Gorzelanny 15% / % (WAS) @ NYM

Brandon McCarthy 13% / % (OAK) vs. MIN

Jason Vargas 5% / % (SEA) vs. LAA

Julio Teheran 4% / % (ATL) @ ARI

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 05.13.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting. Let’s see if we can find a Jason for our Friday the 13th spot start and not a victim.

For games on Friday May 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:

Carl Pavano 28% /  8% (MIN) vs. TOR

Bartolo Colon 28% / 27% (NYY) vs. BOS

Fausto Carmona 26% /25 % (CLE) vs. SEA

Jeremy Guthrie 24% / 9% (BAL) @ TB

Tom Gorzelanny 14% / 8% (WAS) vs. FLA

Brandon McCarthy 14% / 10% (OAK) vs CWS

Phil Humber 10% / 7% (CWS) @ OAK

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.26.11

Happy Monday, welcome to Spot Starting.

For games on Tuesday April 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:

Zach Britton 47% / 55% (BAL) vs. BOS
Chris Young 23% / 7% (NYM) @ WAS
Wade Davis 17% / 43% (TB) @ MIN
Brandon McCarthy 17% /21% (OAK) @ LAA
Bud Norris 17% / 3% (HOU) vs. StL
Mike Leake 7% / 6% (CIN) @ MIL

My Pick: Brandon McCarthy at Angels

Alternate: Bud Norris vs. Cardinals

Deep League Special: Mike Leake @ Brewers

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.21.11

If I slept through Tuesday, woke up and you told me the Twins and Phillies games were both shutouts, I would certainly would have assumed Roy Halladay and Carl Pavano had good nights, but that’s baseball as they say and that’s why they play 162. For the second straight day my alternate pick (Randy Wolf) turned in an excellent start while my main pick got hit around.

For games on Thursday April 21st 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:

Jeremy Guthrie 39%/32% (BAL) vs. MIN

Kyle Lohse 23%/22% (StL) vs. WAS

Scott Baker 22%/5% (MIN) @ BAL

Josh Tomlin 14%/17% (CLE) @KC

J.A. Happ 14%/6% (HOU) @ NYM

Jeff Niemann 6%/0.4% (TB) vs. CWS

Brandon McCarthy 6%/3% (OAK) @ SEA

My Pick: Scott Baker at Orioles

Alternate: Jeremy Guthrie vs. Twins

Deep League Special: Brandon McCarthy vs. Mariners

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