Mon Jun 7 4:28pm ET
By CHARLIE WIEGERT
The schedule this week is opposite of last week. This week’s schedule is light. There are only three games on Monday and only three teams playing a seven-game schedule: Miami, Kansas City and Boston.
There are nine teams only playing five games: Texas, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Philadelphia, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland, Baltimore and Arizona. That leaves 18 teams playing six games.
As expected, the choices for two-start pitchers will be limited. But there are a few interesting options and perhaps a couple waiver wire pitchers worth pursuing. Nick Pivetta got moved back because of a rainout, so he gets two this week along with Martin Perez for Boston. Albert Alzolay, who’s been one of the Cubs’ best pitchers so far, will get two starts. If he was left unrostered, Framber Valdez gets two road starts at Boston and Minnesota, but he looks like the rust is good from his layoff already.
Tough schedule for Kris Bubic, starting against the Angels and A’s on the road, but he’ll give you 12 innings and 10 strikeouts if you’re desperate. Also, Alex Wood gets two road starts at Texas and Washington. He should be good for 12 innings and 10 strikeouts, also. If Chris Bassitt is available, grab him. He’s my top pick to click with two home starts against the Diamondbacks and Royals.
Help Is On The Way
Some prominent players are scheduled to return Tuesday from the Injured List: Michael Brantley, Cavin Biggio, Brandon Belt, Jake Marisnick, Wilson Ramos, Trevor Story, Joey Votto and the Dodgers plan to start Tony Gonsolin against the Pirates on Wednesday.
It looks like J.P. Feyereisen has taken over the Rays closer job. Lucas Sims has secured the Reds closer job. Josh Stoumont has returned to the Royals pen and it looks like he’ll compete with Scott Barlow for saves. In Detroit, just as Michael Fullmer looked to have the closer’s job, he went on the IL, giving Juan Soto a chance to regain the job.
Enjoy the week and get some good stats!
Charlie Wiegert was the sixth person to be inducted in the Fantasy Sports Hall Of Fame in 2001. He is a founder of CDM Fantasy Sports and Fantasy Sports Trade Association. He has been playing and winning fantasy baseball leagues since 1984. If you have any questions for Charlie, email them to email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GFFantasySports.