Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 13 identify Domingo German and Dylan Covey as sleepers
One pitcher in particular stands out on the waiver wire for Week 13 (June 18-24), and according to Scott White, you're probably adding him for the long haul.
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Certainly no shortage of high-end two-start pitchers here in Week 13 (June 18-24). In fact, the number of must-start options goes a dozen deep.
But among them is a pitcher who's still available in more than half of CBS Sports leagues even though he's coming off back-to-back quality starts with nine strikeouts or more and has the second-highest swinging-strike rate in baseball.
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I'm talking about Domingo German, whose upside has been overshadowed by his 5.23 ERA. I think you pick him up this week and hold on to him forever. I also like Dylan Covey as a sleeper, if only in points leagues. He has the best ground-ball rate in baseball, which gives him a high floor even if the WHIP and strikeouts don't measure up. It makes him a perfect pitcher to stream in a format that emphasizes volume over efficiency.
Officially, I consider the top 12 here to be must-starts in Fantasy. Kenta Maeda is a little risky fresh off the DL, but he has big strikeout potential and one especially favorable matchup. The next three -- Luke Weaver, Marco Gonzales and Caleb Smith -- are also advisable in points leagues, and if I was looking to maximize starts, I might go as far down as Mike Montgomery at 21.
|Two-start pitchers for Week 13|
|Rank||Pitcher||Start 1||Start 2|
|1||Chris Sale, BOS||at MIN||vs. SEA|
|2||Gerrit Cole, HOU||vs. TB||vs. KC|
|3||Trevor Bauer, CLE||vs. CHW||vs. DET|
|4||Jacob deGrom, NYM||at COL||vs. LAD|
|5||Zack Greinke, ARI||at LAA||at PIT|
|6||Mike Clevinger, CLE||vs. CHW||vs. DET|
|7||Jose Berrios, MIN||vs. BOS||vs. TEX|
|8||Miles Mikolas, STL||at PHI||at MIL|
|9||Jameson Taillon, PIT||vs. MIL||vs. ARI|
|10||Nick Pivetta, PHI||vs. STL||at WAS|
|11||Domingo German, NYY*||vs. SEA||at TB|
|12||Kenta Maeda, LAD||at CHC||at NYM|
|13||Luke Weaver, STL||at PHI||at MIL|
|14||Marco Gonzales, SEA||at NYY||at BOS|
|15||Caleb Smith, MIA*||at SF||at COL|
|16||Sonny Gray, NYY||at WAS||at TB|
|17||Jaime Barria, LAA||vs. ARI||vs. TOR|
|18||Carlos Rodon, CHW||at CLE||vs. OAK|
|19||Dylan Covey, CHW||at CLE||vs. OAK|
|20||Jhoulys Chacin, MIL||at PIT||vs. STL|
|21||Mike Montgomery, CHC*||vs. LAD||at CIN|
|22||Tyler Anderson, COL||vs. NYM||vs. MIA|
|23||Dereck Rodriguez, SF||vs. MIA||vs. SD|
|24||Freddy Peralta, MIL||at PIT||vs. STL|
|25||Andrew Suarez, SF||vs. MIA||vs. SD|
|26||Bartolo Colon, TEX||at KC||at MIN|
|27||Eric Lauer, SD||vs. OAK||at SF|
|28||German Marquez, COL||vs. NYM||vs. MIA|
|29||Tyler Chatwood, CHC||vs. LAD||at CIN|
|30||Jason Vargas, NYM||at COL||vs. LAD|
|31||Ian Kennedy, KC||vs. TEX||at HOU|
|32||Paul Blackburn, OAK||at SD||at CHW|
|33||Trevor Williams, PIT||vs. MIL||vs. ARI|
|34||Sal Romano, CIN||vs. DET||vs. CHC|
|35||David Hess, BAL*||at WAS||at ATL|
|36||Jaime Garcia, TOR||vs. ATL||at LAA|
|37||Erick Fedde, WAS||vs. NYY||vs. PHI|
|38||Wilmer Font, TB*||at HOU||vs. NYY|
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