MLB Two-Start Pitchers – Week of July 14th

  • Brayan Bello

    We’ll look into the slate of two-start pitchers who are under 70% rostered each week and make some suggestions that are hopefully available on the waiver wire to fill out your fantasy baseball roster.

    With the All-Star break coming to an end, the fantasy schedule gets a bit wonky, with different scoring periods depending on which platform you’re playing on. I highly recommend checking out the two-start pitcher rankings on FantasyPros and the probable starters grid on FanGraphs for up-to-date information, as teams will undoubtedly be adjusting their rotations coming out of the break.

    Most pitchers starting this weekend will be guaranteed two starts over the extended 10-day scoring period. We’ll begin by sifting through the options available starting this Friday, the 14th and try to find the best options.

    After the weekend, we’ll have a separate article highlighting some starters that are probable for two starts if you’re playing with the regular seven-day scoring period beginning on Monday, the 17th.

    Two-Start Pitchers – July 14-23

    Reid Detmers LHP (LAA) – HOU, PIT

    Yahoo 68%, ESPN 52%
    Reid Detmers had been rolling until the Dodgers blew him up in his last start before the break. Before that seven-run whooping, Detmers had pitched to a 2.21 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in six starts since the beginning of June. He lines up against Houston and Pittsburgh, with both starts coming at home.

    The last time he faced the Astros, he had a tough time striking them out, despite his 29.2 percent strikeout rate on the year. While they’re not a lineup that strikes out a lot, their offense isn’t the formidable force we’re used to seeing from an Astros club. As for the Pirates, since the beginning of June, they rank 28th in team wOBA (.291) and OPS (.656). With that as the second matchup, I’ll run Detmers out there for the two starts.

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