Tag Archives: Kevin Correia

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: 04.25.11

Well it was a good first full week for us here at Spot Starting, couple bumps in the road but overall a good week.  Hopefully the picks were able to help you in your head to head matches.   Starting off Monday we have an abbreviated schedule which is common for Mondays throughout the season, but let’s see if we can sneak in a good pick with these very very slim pickings.

For games on Monday April 25th 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:

Chris Narveson 49% / 40% (MIL) vs. CIN

Jon Garland 9% / 3% (LAD) @ FLA

No other available starters even rate a mention

My Pick: Jon Garland @ Marlins

Alternate: Chris Narveson vs. Reds

Deep League Special: none

Garland is heading into his 3rd start of the season after starting on the DL, in his last outing he threw a CG gem against the Braves.  Garland is 3-0 lifetime at Sun Life Stadium with a 2.13 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and .227 BAA.  Those numbers were even better last year as he went 2-0 with 14K in 12.2IP, 1.42 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, .171 BAA.  The Marlins were cooled off Saturday and I think they are ready to come back down to earth after a fast start.

Narveson is our only other legitimate choice today as the picking are extremely slim.  And being the first day of the week even Narveson should only be picked up if you think you’ll have a hard time meeting your league minimum IP for the week as he hasn’t been as sharp his last two outings.

Deep League Special will return tomorrow.

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.23.11

As I was watching Kyle Lohse completely dominate the Nationals it reaffirmed the idea behind this daily post – there are gems to be had every day off the waiver wire.  I was close to tabbing Lohse until I saw his horrific splits against the Nats, but if a guy is on, he can beat anyone.  Luckily our actual pick, Scott Baker turned in his own gem beating the O’s.

For games on Saturday April 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:

Javier Vazquez 38% / 9% (FLA) vs. COL

Tim Stauffer 36% / 4% (SD) vs. PHL

Travis Wood 35% / 82% (CIN) @ StL

Kevin Correia 22% / 25% (PIT) vs. WAS

Daisuke Matsuzaka 7% / 4% (BOS) @ LAA

Joe Blanton 4% / 3% (PHL) @ SD

Freddy Garcia 4% / 1% (NYY) @ BAL

My Pick: Kevin Correia vs. Nationals

Alternate: Tim Stauffer vs. Phillies

Deep League Special: Joe Blanton @ Padres

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2011 National League West Previews: Padres

Today’s Focus: San Diego Padres

2010 Record: 90-72, 2nd in NL West

The Padres shocked the baseball world last year by finishing 2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the West and 1 game behind the Atlanta Braves for the wild card spot. Their 90 win season can be attributed to their strong pitching and solid defense. Will they be able to shock us again?

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National League Central Previews: Pirates

Today’s Focus: Pittsburgh Pirates

2010 Record 57-105, 6th Place NL Central

Baseball season in Pittsburgh,  that painful time that fills the void between the end of the Penguins post season run and the start of Steelers training camp. Coming off their record setting 18th consecutive losing season, the Pirates are likely extend their streak to 19 this year.  However, things are starting to look up a little bit in Pittsburgh these days.  Last season saw the call up of 3 of the organization’s top prospects, Pedro Alvarez,  Neil Walker, and Jose Tabata, to join Andrew McCutchen, who played his first full season in the big leagues.  All four players were productive last year and should continue to improve this year, especially McCutchen and Alvarez.  The Pirate’s ownership still refuses to spend money on big name (or even medium name, for that matter) free agents in the off season.  This winter they signed Lyle Overbay and Matt Diaz, who will platoon in right field with Garret Jones.
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