June 11, 2023, 5:21 pm
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.
It’s slim pickings this week for two-start pitchers who will actually be available to you that are worth a stream. We have a couple of decent options, followed by some plays you can look at if you’re feeling brave and desperate for volume or want to add to your points league rosters. As always, there’s also a bunch of two-starts to avoid altogether that I won’t even bother mentioning here.
The Main Plays
James Paxton LHP (BOS) – COL, NYY
Yahoo 42%, ESPN 16%
James Paxton was my top choice for last week’s two-start pitchers, but the schedule didn’t work out in our favor, so he’s back at the top of the list again. In his single start last week versus Cleveland, he put together a seven-inning, six-hit, two-run vintage outing. He also struck out nine Guardians to earn his second win. The Big Maple will take his impressive 12.46 K/9 and 24.8% K-BB rate into matchups with the Rockies and Yankees at home in Fenway.
The first game against the Rockies away from Coors Field is a tasty, tasty matchup. Colorado has the second-lowest .267 wOBA and 64 wRC+ on the road versus lefties. They also strikeout against lefties at a high 25.9% rate, which bodes well for Paxton.
The Yankees may pose a stronger challenge, but they don’t seem so scary without Aaron Judge in the lineup. Despite still ranking 14th with a .319 wOBA versus southpaws away from Yankee Stadium, they have had a rough start to June. So far this month, they aren’t looking very Bronx Bomber-y, posting a collective .192/.251/.416 slash line with a 23rd-ranked .287 wOBA and 82 wRC+.
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