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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 08.15.11

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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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 08.04.11

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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2011 MLB Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League


BOSTON, MA - JULY 27:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals rounds first base after he hit a three run homer in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox on July 27, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Elsa/Getty Images