Week 6: Sleeper Hitters | Podcast | Prospects Report

Chances are you have at least one two-start pitcher on your roster already. And chances are you won't want to add another. 

It's stud week: a time when an unusual number of teams' best starters happen to line up for two starts. That includes three of the four super-elites, those being Clayton Keshaw, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale.

Great news, right? Who wouldn't want to get a second start from his best pitcher? But the downside is that if you happen to be one of those whose best pitcher doesn't line up for two starts, you're at even more of a disadvantage -- and with little you can do about it. 

That's because the high-end two-start options have taken the place of the fringies, leaving mostly bottom-feeders -- the kind of pitchers liable to do more harm than good with an extra start -- on the waiver wire. Sean Newcomb, at 71 percent owned, is clearly the best. Kyle Gibson's newfound swing-and-miss tendencies -- a development that actually goes back to the second half of last season -- make for another worthwhile option, and Marco Estrada's and Matthew Boyd's matchups make them passable as well.

In points leagues, I might even be willing to go as far as Jake Faria at 24, but again, most of those pitchers aren't the kind you could expect to find on the waiver wire.

Two-start pitchers for Week 6
Rank Pitcher Start 1 Start 2
1 Max Scherzer, WAS vs. PIT vs. PHI
2 Clayton Kershaw, LAD at ARI at SD
3 Chris Sale, BOS vs. KC at TEX
4 Justin Verlander, HOU vs. NYY at ARI
5 Charlie Morton, HOU vs. NYY at ARI
6 Zack Greinke, ARI vs. LAD vs. HOU
7 Trevor Bauer, CLE vs. TEX at NYY
8 Jake Arrieta, PHI at MIA at WAS
9 Sean Newcomb, ATL at NYM vs. SF
10 Mike Clevinger, CLE vs. TEX at NYY
11 Tanner Roark, WAS vs. PIT vs. PHI
12 Jon Lester, CHC vs. COL at STL
13 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS vs. KC at TEX
14 Cole Hamels, TEX at CLE vs. BOS
15 Jameson Taillon, PIT at WAS at MIL
16 Aaron Sanchez, TOR at MIN at TB
17 Jake Junis, KC at BOS vs. DET
18 Kyle Gibson, MIN vs. TOR at CHW
19 Jordan Montgomery, NYY at HOU vs. CLE
20 Marco Estrada, TOR at MIN at TB
21 Felix Hernandez, SEA vs. OAK vs. LAA
22 Matthew Boyd, DET vs. TB at KC
23 Jake Faria, TB at DET vs. TOR
24 Sonny Gray, NYY at HOU vs. CLE
25 Lance Lynn, MIN vs. TOR at CHW
26 Steven Matz, NYM vs. ATL vs. COL
27 Jhoulys Chacin, MIL at CIN vs. PIT
28 Dan Straily, MIA vs. PHI at CIN
29 Chad Kuhl, PIT at WAS at MIL
30 Matt Koch, ARI* vs. LAD vs. HOU
31 Kyle Freeland, COL at CHC at NYM
32 Jason Hammel, KC at BOS vs. DET
33 Andrew Triggs, OAK at SEA vs. BAL
34 James Shields, CHW at STL vs. MIN
35 Brandon Finnegan, CIN vs. MIL vs. MIA
36 Eric Lauer, SD at SF vs. LAD
37 Jordan Zimmermann, DET vs. TB at KC
38 Alex Cobb, BAL at LAA at OAK