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Posted on: September 4, 2008 10:17 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Cubs have some injury woes. Big Z, Rich Harden... Are these guys toast for Fantasy purposes?
-- Another contender, the Angels, have some struggling starters. They are slotting Dustin Moseley in the rotation and moving back Jered Weaver. Are these guys in operation shutdown with the big lead in their division?
-- OK, we have some September call-ups making mess of rotations, are there some more on the way? Phil Hughes/Ian Kennedy/Price graphic
-- Who are the No. 5 starters for the Mets and Red Sox? Bartolo Colon graphic

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Clayton Kershaw LA
(09/08) @ SD Cha Seung Baek
(09/14) @ COL Livan Hernandez
59 percent owned 28 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Edwin Jackson TB
(09/08) @ BOS Jon Lester
(09/14) @ NYY Carl Pavano
54 percent owned 32 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Anthony Reyes CLE
(09/10) @ BAL Chris Waters
(09/14) vs. KC Kyle Davies
37 percent owned 22 percent starting

Jeff Suppan MIL
(09/09) vs. CIN Josh Fogg
(09/14) @ PHI Joe Blanton
42 percent owned 31 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: August 6, 2008 6:18 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

Video notes for the Week 20 Pitching Planner
-- Joba Chamberlain to the DL ... Ian Kennedy up ... what are the Yankees to do to get back in the race? Phil Hughes, Carl Pavano????
-- John Maine was Joba a week ago ... can we trust him in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? Jonathan Niese? El Duque? Bueller?
-- Also with the Mets... what are they going to do at closer?
-- Gio Gonzalez, Anthony Reyes, Jeff Karstens, Chris Waters ... can we trust these guys?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Justin Verlander DET
(08/11) vs. TOR Shaun Marcum
(08/16) vs. BAL Chris Waters
97 percent owned 75 percent starting

A two-start pitcher to sit
Shaun Marcum TOR
(08/11) @ DET Justin Verlander
(08/16) @ BOS Josh Beckett
86 percent owned 43 percent starting

Two-start pitching sleepers
Anibal Sanchez FLA
(08/11) vs. STL Joel Pineiro 
(08/16) vs. CHC Ryan Dempster
50 percent owned 29 percent starting

Jeff Karstens PIT
(08/12) vs. CIN Homer Bailey 
(08/17) vs. NYM Johan Santana
6 percent owned 4 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: August 6, 2008 11:45 am
 

Kennedy getting the call again

As Joba Chamberlain (shoulder) heads to Dr. James Andrews -- usually the bearer of bad, bad news -- the Yankees are going back to the well on Ian Kennedy. Pick him up in any league where you need a starting pitcher. He is much better than he had shown earlier this season. Most important, he has his command back in order. The Yankees can get hot for him and make him a winner for your Fantasy team.
Posted on: July 10, 2008 10:52 am
Edited on: July 10, 2008 10:53 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- There are no two-start pitchers. What do we do to set our lineups for the short Fantasy Week 16 (July 17-20)
 

-- Rich Harden dealt to Cubs, CC Sabathia dealt to Brewers ... which pitcher will have a bigger impact in the second half?
-- What are the A's going to do to replace Rich Harden? Sean Gallagher for now -- with red-hot Dallas Braden waiting in long relief -- but what about prospects Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson?
-- Who are the next big starting pitchers to go? A.J. Burnett and Erik Bedard ... it looks like it could be more AL to NL


-- Red Sox reshuffle with Justin Masterson moving to relief. Do we jump on Clay Buchholz or is he merely holding the spot for Bartolo Colon (back)?
-- The Marlins are reworking their rotation, slotting Josh Johnson and Chris Volstad and perhaps getting Anibal Sanchez back July 28.
-- Some other second-half returnees: Adam Wainwright, Brad Penny, Fausto Carmona, Chris R. Young, Chien-Ming Wang, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Jason Schmidt, Mike Hampton, Carl Pavano, Chris Carpenter, Sergio Mitre, Orlando Hernandez, Kelvim Escobar

Emack.

Posted on: June 24, 2008 6:02 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Carlos Zambrano hopes to return July 4. Should we start this guy this week?

-- Mark Mulder, Ian Kennedy, Josh Johnson, Adam Loewen and Mike Hampton are on rehab assignments. When are these guys expected to be back and is there any value here?

-- Calendar turns to July and which pitchers should Fantasy owners worry about being traded? C.C. Sabathia, Erik Bedard, A.J. Burnett, Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo and Greg Maddux.

-- The A's have a potential All-Star in Justin Duchscherer. Can he keep this up?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Aaron Harang
(06/30) vs. PIT Zach Duke
(07/05) vs. WAS Shawn Hill
95 percent owned 61 percent starting

Sit, two-start pitcher
Randy Johnson ARI
(07/01) vs. MIL Jeff Suppan
(07/06) vs. SD Greg Maddux
85 percent owned 39 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Nate Robertson DET
(07/01) @ MIN Scott Baker
(07/06) @ SEA Miguel Batista
25 percent owned 12 percent starting

Dave Bush MIL
(06/30) @ ARI Doug Davis
(07/05) vs. PIT Tom Gorzelanny
11 percent owned 7 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: June 19, 2008 1:30 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Carlos Zambrano has a sore shoulder, uh oh. What are Fantasy owners and the Cubs to do?
-- Mike Gonzalez back as a closer for Braves ... emerging closers in he and Brandon Morrow
-- Chien-Ming Wang is out. Dan Giese for now. Perhaps Sidney Ponson and Ian Kennedy in early July and Phil Hughes in late July
-- Francisco Liriano will be back soon for the Twins. Which lefty will be better in the second half, The Franchise or Price?

Must-start two-start pitcher
Derek Lowe LA
(06/24) vs. CHW Mark Buehrle
(06/29) vs. ANA John Lackey
85 percent owned 64 percent starting

Must-sit two-start pitcher
Carlos Zambrano CHC
(06/24) vs. BAL Jeremy Guthrie
(06/29) @ CHW Mark Buehrle
97 percent owned 91 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Kenny Rogers DET
(06/24) vs. STL Braden Looper
(06/29) vs. COL Jeff Francis
41 percent owned 31 percent starting

Braden Looper STL
(06/24) @ DET Kenny Rogers
(06/29) @ KC Brian Bannister 
44 percent owned 34 percent starting

Emack.

Posted on: April 23, 2008 11:22 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

My notes this week for the Week 5 Pitching Planner videocast...

-- Geez, Ben Sheets way to let us down when we finally start to trust you ... returns next week as a two-start pitcher?
-- Josh Beckett, really dude?
-- Phil Hughes struggling, Ian Kennedy struggling and Hank Steinbrenner trying to jump the gun on Joba Chamberlain
-- Erik Bedard, John Lackey, Scott Kazmir, Matt Garza, Mike Hampton, Mark Mulder and Kevin Slowey nearing returns from the DL
-- Doug Davis might return May 9, which means Matt Scherzer's great start in Triple-A will buy D-Backs time

Must-start two-start pitcher
Phil Hughes NYY
(04/29) vs. DET Kenny Rogers 
(05/04) vs. SEA Carlos Silva
83 percent owned 36 percent started

Advisable sit two-start pitcher
Todd Wellemeyer STL
(04/28) vs. CIN Bronson Arroyo
(05/04) vs. CHC Rich Hill 
76 percent owned 64 percent started

Two-start pitching sleepers

Greg Smith OAK
(04/29) @ ANA Joe Saunders
(05/04) vs. TEX Luis Mendoza
28 percent owned 17 percent started

Franklin Morales COL
(04/28) @ SF Matt Cain 
(05/04) vs. LA Derek Lowe
25 percent owned 10 percent started

Andrew Miller FLA
(04/29) vs. LA Derek Lowe
(05/04) vs. SD Greg Maddux 
27 percent owned 9 percent started

Adam Loewen BAL
(04/29) vs. TB Jason Hammel 
(05/04) @ ANA Joe Saunders 
14 percent owned 7 percent started

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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