Tag:Probable Pitchers
Posted on: September 24, 2009 10:21 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Tigers and Twins is the last pennant race that matters. And it most affects the starts of Nick Blackburn and Justin Verlander. Two advisable options in all leagues.
-- September DL returnees are hot: Hiroki Kuroda and Tim Hudson
-- Who is the AL Cy Young winner? Zack Greinke, CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez, Mariano Rivera?
-- Who is the NL Cy Young winner? Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum?
-- Best rookie starters? Rick Porcello/Jeff Niemann/Andrew Bailey -- AL ... Tommy Hanson/J.A. Happ -- NL

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Scott Feldman TEX (12-1, 2.58 on the road -- 3-0, 3.28 vs. LAA)
(09/29) @ ANA Scott Kazmir
(10/04) @ SEA Felix Hernandez
85 percent owned 70 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Jason Marquis COL (1-3, 6.28 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. MIL Chris Narveson
(10/04) @ LA Vicente Padilla
86 percent owned 66 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Tim Hudson ATL
(09/29) vs. FLA Rick VandenHurk
(10/04) vs. WAS J.D. Martin
63 percent owned 34 percent starting

Homer Bailey CIN (2-1, 2.67 in Sept.)
(09/29) vs. STL Joel Pineiro
(10/04) vs. PIT Charlie Morton
43 percent owned 26 percent starting


Posted on: September 17, 2009 10:11 am

Video notes for the Pitching Planner

-- Red-hot arms: Jorge De La Rosa, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Robinson Tejeda and Barry Zito.
-- Banged-up arms: Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte, Gavin Floyd, J.A. Happ, Huston Street, Derek Lowe and Tim Wakefield
-- Returning aces you get a look at: Dice-K Matsuzaka and Jake Peavy

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Jorge De La Rosa COL
(09/22) vs. SD Edward Mujica
(09/26) vs. STL Adam Wainwright
82 percent owned 62 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Aaron Laffey CLE
(09/22) vs. DET TBA 
(09/27) vs. BAL Chris Tillman
30 percent owned 13 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Ryan Rowland-Smith SEA
(09/22) @ TB Jeff Niemann
(09/27) @ TOR Brian Tallet
35 percent owned 22 percent starting

Chris Tillman BAL
(09/21) @ TOR David Purcey
(09/27) @ CLE Aaron Laffey
29 percent owned 11 percent starting


Posted on: September 18, 2008 11:02 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Ben Sheets was scheduled to a two-start pitcher, but he walked off early Wednesday night. What to do?
-- There currently are a lot of aces on the two-start pitchers report. It is pretty timely in the crucial final week for Fantasy owners, right?
-- Freddy An. Garcia made a pretty nice return Wednesday and might be a two-start pitcher himself. He has to be a guy to trust, no?
-- Well, it finally happened -- probably too little, too late -- but David Price is here and might actually start now. Maybe even two starts.

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Ricky Nolasco FLA
(09/22) @ CIN Aaron Harang
(09/27) @ NYM Jonathon Niese
93 percent owned 72 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Tim Wakefield BOS
(09/23) vs. CLE Cliff Lee 
(09/28) vs. NYY Mike Mussina
52 percent owned 27 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Edwin Jackson TB
(09/23) @ BAL Radhames Liz
(09/28) @ DET Freddy Garcia
48 percent owned 25 percent starting

Jonathon Niese NYM
(09/22) vs. CHC Jason Marquis
(09/27) vs. FLA Ricky Nolasco
7 percent owned 3 percent starting


Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:47 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- The Angels have clinched and they are slowing their starters down now, can we trust them in crunch time?
-- It is like this with all teams this time of year? Some teams have six-man rotations (Angels, Pirates), some have four-man rotations (Mets). It is a case-by-case basis.
-- Another contender made a switch with their No. 5 man, Max Scherzer is in for Yusmerio Petit.
-- And about closers ... Chris Carpenter is now closing games for the Cardinals, do we trust him at this point?

Must-start two-start pitcher
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(09/15) @ WAS John Lannan
(09/20) @ ATL Jorge Campillo
87 percent owned 67 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Andy Pettitte NYY
(09/16) vs. CHW Gavin Floyd 
(09/21) vs. BAL Brian Bass
91 percent owned 61 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Doug Davis ARI
(09/15) vs. SF Brad Hennessey
(09/20) @ COL Aaron Cook
34 percent owned 18 percent starting

Chris Volstad FLA
(09/16) vs. HOU Brian Moehler
(09/21) vs. PHI Brett Myers
43 percent owned 19 percent starting

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


Posted on: August 28, 2008 11:07 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- What the heck is wrong with Brandon Webb and Carlos Zambrano? Don't they realize it is Fantasy crunch time?
-- September call-ups... can these guys make an impact? Emack yaps about Brandon Morrow and Jonathon Niese.
-- Uh, Emack, hello David Price ... where he at dog? You're looking foolish here, bro
-- You talked about trusting young pitchers... Tim Lincecum is pretty remarkable. You gotta trust this guy, right?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Josh Johnson FLA
(09/01) vs. ATL Mike Hampton
(09/07) @ STL Adam Wainwright
73 percent starting 52 percent owned

Two-start pitcher to sit
Joe Saunders ANA
(09/02) @ DET Justin Verlander
(09/07) @ CHW John Danks
95 percent owned 70 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Jason Marquis CHC
(09/01) vs. HOU Roy Oswalt
(09/07) @ CIN TBA
26 percent owned 14 percent starting

Mike Hampton ATL
(09/01) @ FLA Josh Johnson
(09/06) vs. WAS Tim Redding
8 percent owned 4 percent starting


Posted on: August 21, 2008 10:46 am

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Adam Wainwright is back as a starter, not a closer -- despite Jason Isringhausen being out for the year and perhaps his career
-- What's wrong with Josh Beckett? The Red Sox rotation is in shambles right now.
-- What is wrong with Jake Peavy, losing three of four starts? Can we trust this guy down the stretch?
-- Brett Myers a complete-game shutout last time out. What happened? He was getting hammered and back in the minors a month ago...

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(08/25) vs. HOU Brian Moehler
(08/31) @ FLA Scott Olsen
81 percent owned 57 percent starting

Two-start pitcher to sit
Kevin Millwood TEX
(08/25) @ KC Gil Meche
(08/30) @ ANA Jered Weaver 
20 percent owned 6 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Jeff Francis COL
(08/25) @ SF Matt Cain 
(08/31) @ SD Jake Peavy
51 percent owned 26 percent starting

Brian Moehler HOU
(08/25) @ NYM Mike Pelfrey
(08/30) vs. STL Braden Looper 
21 percent owned 12 percent starting


Posted on: August 18, 2008 10:37 am
Edited on: August 18, 2008 10:40 am

Someone hates me? Go figure

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:46 PM
To: Mack, Eric

David Barnes

I already know you aren't going to respond to this because you folks don't respond to anything that doesn't pay you a compliment but I got to say that if you're winning your own league it'd probably because you use a different site. My league sets lineups before the first game of the week on Monday. I lost last week by 7 in a pretty high-scoring game. The difference? The fact that I lost a start by Glen Perkins thanks to his wife giving birth but you never noted that until the following week. I'm face with the same exact situation this week where I'm going to score close to 350 thanks to another scratched start Ubaldo Jimenez who you STILL show as starting today even though he's been moved to Tuesday.So I guess what I want to know is where do you get accurate information and not something that's put together and never updated until its too late?And if you're as serious about fantasy sports as you seem to think you are, how does it feel to work for a site ! that is so sloppy when it comes to the details?Shoddy work and no, shoddy wasn't my first choice of words.Have some guts and respond please!

On Aug 18, 2008, at 7:07 AM, Mack, Eric wrote:

I don’t have time to respond to all of it, but some things cannot be predicted with accuracy. They are probable pitchers, not etched in stone pitchers.
You will be hard-pressed to find someone who spends more time at another website doing Probable Pitcher projections than I.


Cool. Then do me a favor and tell whoever is supposed to know that Ubaldo Jimenez didn't pitch yesterday. You might work very hard at this but fantasy sports is all about information and keeping bad information on the page is an indicator of someone either not doing something or someone not thinking its important. W. David Barnes

Aaron Cook was pushed back in the rotation due to a back injury. There was no way of knowing whether he would pitch or not.

So, your complaint isn’t about mis-projection or Probable Pitchers, it is about failing to do a player update telling Jimenez owners that Cook is moving back and stealing Jimenez’s second start.

These things happen. Don’t be a rookie.

This is one of those things that happen in Fantasy Baseball. Every year. Any given week. Without warning.

Jimenez is moved back to be a two-start pitcher this week now… barring unforeseen circumstances.

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