Welcome to the Earth Day edition of Spot Starting. We’ll have you know that no trees are cut down to make this blog and our carbon footprint is pretty darn low. After two shaky showings, we’re back on track after picks Wade Davis and Bartolo Colon delivered good starts last night. Let’s keep things rolling in the right direction with a bunch of potentially good spot starts for Friday.
For games on Friday April 22nd 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 37% / 20% (StL) vs. CIN
Derek Holland 33% / 18% (TEX) vs. KC
Clayton Richard 31% / 8% (SD) vs. PHL
Anibal Sanchez 29% / 39% (FLA) vs. COL
Fausto Carmona 21% / 9% (CLE) @ MIN
Mark Buehrle 18%/18% (CWS) @ DET
Brian Duensing 18% / 7% (MIN) vs. CLE
My Pick: Kyle McClellan
Alternate: Clayton Richard
Deep League Special: Mark Buehrle
If you’ve been following 4th and Home.com and listening to The 4th and Home Show – you know we love us some Kyle McClellan, especially Mike. He was my alternate pick in his last start which he won against the Dodgers 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 2K, 0BB. He’s held the Reds to a .217 BAA in over 18IP for his career with 16Ks.
Clayton Richard is an interesting play, as any Lefty is against the Phillies, especially in pitcher heaven Petco Park. Mark Buehrle is our Deep League Special based on his career dominance of the Tigers 16-8, 3.01 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, .249 BAA and he has just as good numbers at Comerica Park.
Michael Pineda was our pick five days ago and based on his solid outing is now up to 56/63% owned, if he is still unowned in your league – pounce NOW!
Results from Wednesday 04.20.11:
Wade Davis – W, 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2K, 2BB… Solid outing for Davis
R.A. Dickey – L, 8 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 4 K, 2 BB – live by the knuckler, die by the knuckler
Bartolo Colon – W, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 7K, 2 BB – if you picked up Colon you have to love this line
Season Results (my pick only):
34 IP, 3-2, 32 H, 17 ER, 27 K, 12 BB, 4.50 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
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