This week’s fantasy baseball pitchers with two starts is sorted by teams and still ranks the pitcher between one and five stars.
The pitchers with two starts are sorted by the team they play for and still ranked between one and five stars.
Alex Young: July 16 @ TEX, July 21 vs MIL TWO STARS
Young has almost been perfect since his call up in late June. He has never shown this level of play before and relies heavily on his off-speed pitches such as his slider and curveball. Realistically Young won’t keep this up and this week could be when things go bad.
Max Fried: July 15 @ MIL, July 20 vs WAS THREE STARS
Bryce Wilson: July 16 @ MIL, July 21 vs WAS ONE STAR
Fried is coming off a poor start in which he allowed two home runs and a total of five earned runs against the Miami Marlins. With his overall performance on the season expect Fried to bounce back but rough patches are expected out of the 25-year-old.
Wilson should not be trusted in any format this week.
Boston Red Sox
Rick Porcello: July 15 vs TOR, July 20 @ BAL FOUR STARS
Porcello has had a roller coaster of a season thus far with many ups and downs. He is currently down but has a great opportunity this week against two teams that have struggled to hit the ball recently.
Kyle Hendricks: July 15 vs CIN, July 21 vs SD THREE STARS
The All-Star break was a welcome sight for Hendricks after he came away with three straight losses heading into the break. Normally Hendricks would rate as a four star but loses ground due to those shaky performances.
Chicago White Sox
Lucas Gioltio: July 15 @ KC, July 20 @ TB FOUR STARS
Dylan Cease: July 16 @ KC, July 21 @ TB THREE STARS
Both Giolito and Cease can be effective fantasy pitchers this week and it will mainly rely on them hitting their target and getting first-pitch strikes. Giolito in particular struggles walking batters and placing men on base.
Luis Castillo: July 15 @ CHC, July 20 vs STL FIVE STARS
Anthony DeSclafani: July 16 @ CHC, July 21 vs STL THREE STARS
Castillo has been dominant all season long and that should continue this week.
DeSclafani has a low own percentage but that should change after this week.
Adam Plutko: July 15 vs DET, July 20 vs KC THREE STARS
Zach Plesac: July 16 vs DET, July 21 vs KC THREE STARS
Detroit has turned into a tough opponent recently and could prove troublesome. Kansas City on the other is currently the worst hitting team in the MLB.
German Marquez: July 15 vs SF, July 21 @ NYY THREE STARS
Marquez has a tough game at home then another tough game at Yankee Stadium, don’t expect much from him.
Daniel Norris: July 15 @ CLE, July 21 vs TOR TWO STARS
While Norris is an okay at best start it isn’t recommended to play him unless in desperate need.
Brad Peacock: July 15 @ LAA, July 20 vs TEX THREE STARS
Framber Valdez: July 16 @ LAA, July 21 vs TEX ONE STARS
Brad Peacock is an underrated streaming option going into the week and he should be added id available.
Kansas City Royals
Jake Junis: July 15 vs CHW, July 20 @ CLE THREE STARS
Glenn Sparkman: July 16 vs CHW, July 21 @ CLE TWO STARS
Both the Kansas City pitchers will be hard to play this week but both should earn double-digit points in each game.
Los Angeles Angels
Andrew Heaney: July 16 vs HOU, July 20 @ SEA THREE STARS
Griffin Canning: July 15 vs HOU, July 20 @ SEA THREE STARS
The two Angels pitchers have tough matchups ahead and while they should be started in fantasy terms it is hard to trust them with earning over 20 points.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw: July 15 @ Phi, July 20 vs MIA FIVE STARS
Walker Buehler: July 16 @ PHI, July 21 vs MIA FIVE STARS
Both Dodger pitchers should be started in every format.
Jordan Yamamoto: July 16 vs SD, July 21 @ LAD FOUR STARS
Yamamoto has impressed in every game has pitched in this season. Don’t think he’ll be this good all year but play him while he’s hot.
Brandon Woodruff: July 16 vs ATL, July 21 @ ARI FOUR STARS
Adrian Houser: July 15 vs ATL, July 20 @ ARI ONE STAR
Houser should not be trusted this week.
Michael Pineda: July 16 vs NYM, July 21 vs OAK FOUR STARS
Pineda has been putting up numbers all year and should continue to be started.
New York Yankees
James Paxton: July 15 vs TB, July 20 vs COL FOUR STARS
CC Sabathia: July 16 vs TB, July 21 vs COL THREE STARS
Paxton is on the same ship as Zack Wheeler and should be started if owned.
Sabathia, on the other hand, has quietly put up a decent first half building on his fantasy value.
New York Mets
Zack Wheeler: July 16 @ MIN, July 21 @ SF FOUR STARS
Wheeler should be started in all leagues.
Daniel Mengden: July 16 vs SEA, July 21 @ MIN THREE STARS
The Seattle Mariners have only scored 28 runs in the month of July, second lowest in the MLB. Mengden pitched against both these teams in his last starts and while he didn’t pitch great he did receive a win in both games. If available Mengden is a solid streaming choice this week.
Zach Eflin: July 15 vs LAD, July 20 @ PIT TWO STARS
Vince Velasquez: July 16 vs LAD, July 21 @ PIT TWO STARS
Eflin has struggled with allowing home runs recently and won’t catch a break against the Dodgers or Pirates this week.
Velasquez hasn’t shown much life in 2019 and could be a one-star pitcher, however, it is reasonable to think he’s going to achieve more fantasy points than Eflin but don’t expect either to make or break the fantasy week.
Joe Musgrove: July 15 @ STL, July 21 vs PHI THREE STARS
Musgrove has never been a strikeout pitcher which limits his fantasy value. He should be still be started in hopes he has a stellar game here or there.
San Diego Padres
Chris Paddack: July 16 @ MIA, July 21 @ CHC THREE STARS
Since being sent down to the minors then called back up Paddack has been on fire. He’s only allowed five hits in his last 12 innings while striking out 14 over that span. When the rookie is pitching like that he can be considered a must-start pitcher, however, he still has the potential to blow up at any time.
San Francisco Giants
Jeff Samardzija: July 16 @ COL, July 21 vs NYM ONE STAR
Drew Pomeranz: July 15 @ COL, July 20 vs NYM ONE STAR
Any starting pitcher that has to play in Colorado should not be trusted in fantasy. If these players are owned they should not be started in their first game.
St. Louis Cardinals
Miles Mikolas: July 15 vs PIT, July 20 @ CIN THREE STARS
Jack Flaherty: July 16 vs PIT, July 21 @ CIN TWO STARS
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the most runs scored since July first and should prove trouble to the Cardinals pitchers this week. The Cardinals have had a hard time scoring this season meaning Mikolas and Flaherty could be in line for the loss.
Tampa Bay Rays
Blake Snell: July 15 @ NYY, July 20 vs CHW FOUR STARS
For as good as Snell is he has sure had his struggles in the Major Leagues. Even with him underperforming fantasy managers should still start Snell.
Lance Lynn: July 16 vs ARI, July 21 @ HOU FIVE STARS
One of the biggest surprises of the year is Lance Lynn. He currently has a 3.69 ERA paired with a 1.21 WHIP. He has five wins in a row and everything seems to be clicking for Lynn right now and he should be trusted to earn plenty of points in a two-start week.
Toronto Blue Jays
Trent Thornton: July 15 @ BOS, July 20 @ DET TWO STARS
Thornton ranks in the bottom of the pack due to tough matchups against the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, both of whom rank in the top seven
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