Tag Archives: Randy Wolf

Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.22.11

Welcome to another week of Spot Starting.  2 weeks left to go in our league’s regular season – yours may be in its last week depending on your playoff format.  That means every start counts even more.  Time to burn up those moves you have left to put it all on the line.

For games on Tuesday August 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:

Bartolo Colon 46% / 44% (NYY) vs. OAK

Bud Norris 40% / 35% (HOU) @ COL

Jonathon Niese 36% /16% (NYM) @ PHL

John Lackey 28% / 18% (BOS) @ TEX

Brandon McCarthy 17% / 8% (OAK) @ NYY

Mike Minor 10% / 6% (ATL) @ ChC

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting 08.19.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  Critical weekend for those of us in tight playoff races, one extra good start could make the difference.

For games on Saturday August 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:

Edwin Jackson 43% / 20% (StL) @ ChC

Randy Wolf 34% / 40% (MIL) @ NYM

Aaron Harang 34% / 20% (SD) vs. FLA

Freddy Garcia 33% / 25% (NYY) @ MIN

Charlie Morton 19% / 14% (PIT) vs. CIN

Doug Fister 16% / 7% (DET) vs. CLE

Chris Capuano 10% /3% (NYM) vs. MIL

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.28.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.

For games on Friday July 29th 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:

Gavin Floyd 49% / 29% (CWS) vs. BOS

Erik Bedard 49% / 49% (SEA) vs. TB

Edwin Jackson 41% / 20% (StL) vs. ChC

Dillon Gee 41% / 31% (NYM) @ WAS

Josh Collmenter 38% / 41% (ARI) @ LAD

Randy Wolf 25% / 18% (MIL) vs. HOU

Carlos Carrasco 23% / 14% (CLE) vs. KC

Dontrelle Willis 3% / 2% (CIN) vs. NYM

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 07.22.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  100 degrees in the East (101 heat index at 7:30 am as I type this) and killer hot most everywhere else in the country, hope those players are hydrating.  Me, I’ll be inside in the AC watching all weekend.

For games on Saturday July 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:

Derek Lowe 46%/ 31% (ATL) @ CIN

Matt Harrison 46% / 53% (TEX) vs TOR

Edwin Jackson 36% / 13% (CWS) @ CLE

Josh Collmenter 31% / 27% (ARI) vs COL

Randy Wolf 26% / 21% (MIL) @ SF

Homer Bailey 16% / 6% (CIN) vs ATL

Chris Capuano 16% / 9% (NYM) @ FLA

Rich Harden 9% / 5% (OAK) @ NYY

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The Casual Sabermetrician – First Half 2011 analysis

Welcome back to the Casual Sabermetrician.  It’s July, Summer is in full swing, and we’re at the half way point of the season.  We again look back on our pre-season exercise  and First Quarter Analysis of looking at tERA vs. ERA to find out which pitchers are pitching above their heads and which have been unlucky so far.  For fantasy purposes this translates to who we can sell high on and conversely who we might be able to buy low on.

Again, our method involves extracting tERA and ERA stats from Fangraphs into a spreadsheet and creating a formula to view tERA-ERA.  We can also look and see if the guys we looked at 7 weeks ago have regressed to the mean or not.
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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.29.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting, sorry about the no post hiccup yesterday.  On to it..

For games on Thursday June 30th 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:

Brian Matusz 37% / 28% (BAL) vs. StL

Matt Harrison 35% / 23% (TEX) @ HOU

Randy Wolf 34% / 34% (MIL) @ NYY

Jeff Karstens 23% / 17% (PIT) @ TOR

Mike Pelfrey 6% / 2% (NYM) @ DET

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 06.02.11

Welcome back to Spot Starting.  We’re starting to see some new names show up on the list of readily available starters as teams are starting to call up prospects or are dipping into their 6th/7th men to fill injuries.  The rookies of course, make for much more fashionable pickups than the ole journeyman but are they really your best bet, let’s take a look.

For games on Friday June 3rd 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:

Bronson Arroyo 38% /  40% (CIN) vs. LAD

Josh Collmenter 26% / 21% (ARI) vs. WAS

Randy Wolf 24% / 24% (MIL) @ FLA

Carl Pavano 22% / 6% (MIN) @ KC

Mark Buehrle 17% / 12% (CWS) vs. DET

Jonathon Niese 11% / 3% (NYM) vs. ATL

Danny Duffy 3% / 1% (KC) vs. MIN

Josh Outman 2% / 1% (OAK) @ BOS

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.30.11

Not a great night for pitchers around the majors last night, lots of blow outs and big innings.  For myself, I was too giddy being a Ben Zobrist owner to care much.  We have some good options heading into the weekend for all of you trying to win your head to head games.

For games on Saturday April 30th 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 Lackey 45% / 32% (BOS) vs. SEA

Randy Wolf 39% / 60% (MIL) @ HOU

Tim Stauffer 35% / 3% (SD) @ LAD

Brandon Beachy 26% / 23% (ATL) vs. StL

Brian Duensing 20% / 10% (MIN) @ KC

Jonathan Niese 10% / 1% (NYM) @ PHL

Rick Porcello 4% / 3% (DET) @ CLE

My Pick: John Lackey vs. Mariners

Alternate: Randy Wolf @ Astros

Deep League Special: Rick Porcello
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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: 04.19.11

We’re off to a nice start here at Spot Starting, hopefully you’ve followed up on some of our picks and won your head to head match last week. By popular demand, we’ve added ESPN stats to go along with Yahoo! in the percent owned.  I hope you’re also checking out Brian and Killboy’s Waiver Wire Gems as these should work hand in hand with Spot Starting in your fantasy arsenal.

For games on Tuesday April 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:

Carl Pavano 52%/30% (MIN) vs. BAL

John Lackey 45%/37% (BOS) @ TOR

Brandon Beachy 18%/6% (ATL) @ LAD

Jonathan Niese 11%/1% (NYM) vs. HOU

Randy Wolf 6%/16% (MIL) vs. PHL

Sam LeCure 5%/1% (CIN) vs. ARI

My Pick: Carl Pavano vs. Orioles

Alternate: Randy Wolf vs. Phillies

Deep League Special: Sam LeCure vs. Diamond Backs

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