Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 2 give Matt Harvey, Brandon Finnegan high priority
Can we trust Matt Harvey after an encouraging first outing? Who's the better sleeper between Brandon Finnegan and Charlie Morton? Scott White ranks two-start pitchers for Fantasy Week 2.
Not as many two-start options in Fantasy Week 2 (April 10-16) with fewer teams playing seven games than in Week 1. And with Rich Hill’s status up in the air for the end of the week (blisters begone), we can’t be sure any Dodgers pitcher will go twice in their six games.
The count, thus, is only 35, but like in Week 1, when a bunch of aces were going twice, a bunch of twos and threes are going this time around, resulting in a high number of quality options among those 35.
And some may well be on the waiver wire in your league. Brandon Finnegan is only about 70 percent owned coming off a one-hit, nine-strikeout effort and has some exploitable matchups. Charlie Morton, who’s less than 50 percent owned, even more so. He’s in the upper half of my startable two-start options for this week, so by the time you read this piece, that number may have risen significantly.
I couldn’t imagine sitting any of the top 21 if I owned them, and I could make a pretty compelling case for starting any of the nine after that. As always with the two-start pitcher rankings, it becomes a question of who you’d be dropping to pick up a Dan Straily or Matt Boyd type, and if you have a couple of two-start options already, what’s the point?
But don’t let me do all the thinking for you. Take a look at the choices and decide for yourself.
|Two-start pitchers for Week 2|
|Rank||Pitcher||Start 1||Start 2|
|1||Chris Sale, BOS||at DET||vs. TB|
|2||Jacob deGrom, NYM||at PHI||at MIA|
|3||Jon Lester, CHC||vs. LAD||vs. PIT|
|4||Justin Verlander, DET||vs. BOS||at CLE|
|5||Cole Hamels, TEX||at LAA||at SEA|
|6||Carlos Carrasco, CLE||vs. CHW||vs. DET|
|7||James Paxton, SEA||vs. HOU||vs. TEX|
|8||Matt Harvey, NYM||at PHI||at MIA|
|9||Tanner Roark, WAS||vs. STL||vs. PHI|
|10||Brandon Finnegan, CIN||at PIT||vs. MIL|
|11||J.A. Happ, TOR||vs. MIL||vs. BAL|
|12||Garrett Richards, LAA||vs. TEX||at KC|
|13||Ian Kennedy, KC||vs. OAK||vs. LAA|
|14||Charlie Morton, HOU||at SEA||at OAK|
|15||Jameson Taillon, PIT||vs. CIN||at CHC|
|16||Jerad Eickhoff, PHI||vs. NYM||at WAS|
|17||Dylan Bundy, BAL*||at BOS||at TOR|
|18||Jharel Cotton, OAK||at KC||vs. HOU|
|19||Matt Moore, SF||vs. ARI||vs. COL|
|20||Jeff Samardzija, SF||vs. ARI||vs. COL|
|21||Taijuan Walker, ARI||at SF||at LAD|
|22||Tyler Glasnow, PIT||vs. CIN||at CHC|
|23||Michael Pineda, NYY||vs. TB||vs. STL|
|24||Dan Straily, MIA||vs. ATL||vs. NYM|
|25||Matthew Boyd, DET||vs. MIN||at CLE|
|26||Drew Pomeranz, BOS||vs. BAL||vs. TB|
|27||Alex Cobb, TB||at NYY||at BOS|
|28||Adam Wainwright, STL||at WAS||at NYY|
|29||Wily Peralta, MIL||at TOR||at CIN|
|30||Tyler Chatwood, COL||vs. SD||at SF|
|31||Hector Santiago, MIN||at DET||vs. CHW|
|32||Trevor Cahill, SD*||at COL||at ATL|
|33||Antonio Senzatela, COL||vs. SD||at SF|
|34||James Shields, CHW||at CLE||at MIN|
|35||Rookie Davis, CIN||at PIT||vs. MIL|
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