Trevor Bauer and Charlie Morton headline the five-star pitchers this week. The top streamers include Logan Allen, Zac Gallen and Adbert Alzolay.
The pitchers below are ranked between one and five stars, five stars being the better of the group.
Five Star Pitchers
- Trevor Bauer: July 2 @ KC, July 7 @ CIN
- Charlie Morton: July 2 vs BAL, July 7 vs NYY
- Patrick Corbin: July 2 vs MIA, July 7 vs KC
- David Price: July 2 @ TOR, July 7 @ DET
- Jake Odorizzi: July 2 @ OAK , July 7 vs TEX
- Mike Minor: July 1 vs LAA, July 6 @ MIN
All the five-stars this week have solid matchups and should be started in all formats.
Expect 25 to 40 points per game from these pitchers.
Four Star Pitchers
- Jack Flaherty: July 2 @ SEA, July 7 @ SF
- Matthew Boyd: July 2 @ CHW, July 7 vs BOS
- Dallas Keuchel: July 2 vs PHI, July 7 vs MIA
- Logan Allen: July 1 vs SF, July 6 @ LAD
- Zac Gallen: July 2 @ WSH, July 7 @ ATL
Jack Flaherty is coming off two straight losses but should be able to earn a couple wins against weak hitting teams.
Matthew Boyd is one of the best strikeout pitchers of 2019. He’ll have an easy time against the Chicago White Sox who rank 10th in strikeouts.
Logan Allen has impressed in his first two MLB games thus far and has a great opportunity to continue that. He plays the San Francisco Giants and should handle it well. The Dodgers will be hard, but Allen will be carrying plenty of momentum to the table.
Zac Gallen played the Washington Nationals in his last loss and was dealt the loss after pitching five innings and allowing three earned runs. The positive to take away is his strikeout rate of 32.6 percent. He has a 12.6 K/9 so far and the top prospect has a chance to keep that going.
Dallas Keuchel could be a surprise four-star pitcher this week but it’s hard not to believe the veteran pitcher will return to form. He never struck batters out at an excellent pace, however, his strikeouts are at a career low concerning fantasy managers. On top of that, he is allowing more home runs than ever before. Keuchel will even out at some time and it’s possible it’ll be this week.
Expect the four-star pitchers to score between 20 and 25 points.
Three Star Pitchers
- Griffin Canning: July 2 @ TEX, July 7 @ HOU
- Joe Musgrove: July 2 vs CHC, July 7 vs MIL
- Nick Pivetta: July 2 @ ATL, July 7 @ NYM
- Ross Stripling: July 2 vs ARI, July 7 vs SD
- Dylan Bundy: July 2 @ TB, July 7 @ TOR
- Ariel Jurado: July 2 vs LAA, July 7 @ MIN
- Adbert Alzolay: July 1 @ PIT, July 7 @ CHW
Griffin Canning has an own percentage of 21.2 but that number should be higher due to his .99 WHIP that ranks sixth in the MLB. However, he is allowing 1.75 HR/9 and Canning has to pitch against two home run hitting teams this week. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him perform well but don’t expect too much this week.
Ross Stripling has worked as a reliever all year and has been mostly strong, especially in June. He was recently named a starter and is expected to continue as a starter for some time.
This list of three-star pitchers can expect to see between 15 and 20 points per start.
Two Star Pitchers
- Trevor Williams: July 1 vs CHC, July 6 vs MIL
- Matt Strahm: July 2 vs SF, July 7 @ LAD
- Jakob Junis: July 2 vs CLE, July 7 @ WSH
- Reynaldo Lopez: July 2 vs DET, July 7 vs CHC
- Jeff Samardzija: July 1 @ SD, July 7 vs STL
- Tyler Mahle: July 1 vs MIL, July 7 vs CLE
- Chase Anderson: July 2 @ CIN, July 7 @ PIT
- Trent Thornton: July 2 vs BOS, July 7 vs BAL
- Daniel Mengden: July 2 vs MIN, July 7 @ SEA
Daniel Mengden has had an up and down season making it hard to trust him going forward. The Minnesota Twins are a tough matchup and should prove trouble. Only start Mengden if in desperate need.
These pitchers should score only about seven to 15 points per start.
One Star Pitchers
- Adrian Houser: July 1 @ CIN, July 6 @ PIT
- Glenn Sparkman: July 1 @ TOR, July 6 @ WSH
- Taylor Clarke: July 2 @ LAD, July 7 vs COL
- Clayton Richard: July 1 vs KC, July 6 vs BAL
The only one-star pitcher to trust this week is Clayton Richard. This is due to his matchups, however, he has been horrible all year don’t expect much from him.
These pitchers probably won’t score more than 10 points and could even score negative points.
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