Fantasy Baseball: Two-start pitcher rankings for Week 2 pegs Miles Mikolas as a sleeper
A full-length second week introduces two-start pitchers to the equation. Our Scott White ranks them all.
Week 1 has been fun, but it's also short.
So short that not every pitcher gets to make one start. Forget two.
But Week 2 is full-length. Seven days translates to six games or more for all but handful of clubs, and since the five-man rotation is still common practice, a few dozen pitchers will get to make two starts.
And that's a big deal if you're looking to pad your totals, which is the name of the game in points leagues and sometimes a priority in categories formats as well. Granted, a bad two-start pitcher is liable just to do twice as much damage, but a decent one pretty much always has some utility.
(Note that if Jake Arrieta debuts April 8 as expected, Aaron Nola will NOT be making two starts, which is why I've excluded him from these rankings. Then again, with Gabe Kapler, you never know.)
|Two-start pitchers for Week 2|
|Pitcher||Rank||Start 1||Start 2|
|1||Charlie Morton, HOU||vs. BAL||vs. SD|
|2||Mike Clevinger, CLE||at LAA||vs. KC|
|3||Chase Anderson, MIL||vs. STL||vs. CHC|
|4||Tanner Roark, WAS||at ATL||vs. NYM|
|5||Jameson Taillon, PIT||vs. MIN||vs. CIN|
|6||Lance Lynn, MIN||at PIT||vs. SEA|
|7||Cole Hamels, TEX||at OAK||vs. TOR|
|8||Dylan Bundy, BAL||at HOU||at NYY|
|9||Miles Mikolas, STL||at MIL||vs. ARI|
|10||Jordan Montgomery, NYY||vs. TB||vs. BAL|
|11||Taijuan Walker, ARI||vs. LAD||at STL|
|12||Tyler Chatwood, CHC||at CIN||at MIL|
|13||Matt Harvey, NYM||vs. PHI||at WAS|
|14||Marco Gonzales, SEA||at SF||at MIN|
|15||Julio Teheran, ATL||vs. WAS||at COL|
|16||Francisco Liriano, DET||vs. KC||at CHW|
|17||Zach Davies, MIL||vs. STL||vs. CHC|
|18||Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD||at ARI||at SF|
|19||Sean Newcomb, ATL||vs. WAS||at COL|
|20||Kendall Graveman, OAK||vs. TEX||at LAA|
|21||Andrew Triggs, OAK||vs. TEX||at LAA|
|22||Jaime Garcia, TOR||vs. CHW||at TEX|
|23||Ben Lively, PHI||at NYM||vs. MIA|
|24||Reynaldo Lopez, CHW||at TOR||vs. DET|
|25||Tyson Ross, SD||vs. COL||at HOU|
|26||Ty Blach, SF*||vs. SEA||vs. LAD|
|27||Tyler Mahle, CIN||vs. CHC||at PIT|
|28||Kyle Freeland, COL||at SD||vs. ATL|
|29||Chad Bettis, COL||at SD||vs. ATL|
|30||Bartolo Colon, TEX||at OAK||vs. TOR|
|31||JC Ramirez, LAA||vs. CLE||vs. OAK|
|32||Bryan Mitchell, SD*||vs. COL||at HOU|
|33||Jason Hammel, KC||at DET||at CLE|
|34||Chris Tillman, BAL||at HOU||at NYY|
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