MLB Two-Start Pitchers – Week of May 22nd

  • Dane Dunning

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

    Unfortunately, Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez has graduated from our list with an 88% roster rate (although he could still be on your wire). Don’t fret, though, as there are plenty of potential options under 70% rostered this week for cramming a couple of extra starts into your rotation. We also have a plethora of possible match-up-based plays you can look at if you’re 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

    Bailey Ober RHP (MIN) – SFG, TOR

    Yahoo 66%, ESPN 34%
    Bailey Ober has looked impressive in his five starts since being recalled to prop up the Twins’ injured rotation. He’s sporting a sparkling 1.78 ERA and 0.96 WHIP, and almost a strikeout per inning. He’s gone no less than 5 2/3 in any of his outings so far, giving up six earned runs through his 30 1/3 innings.

    Facing The Giants and Blue Jays at home will be a good chance for the 27-year-old to solidify his spot for the remainder of the season. San Francisco comes in with a below-average offense in May, while Toronto has been up and down with a league-average offense this month and has been scuffling at the plate lately. Most recently, their bats floundered in losing three of four to the Yankees (with a horrendous 6-for-36 with RISP) and then lost the first two to the Orioles (3-for-22 with RISP) and had a fifth-worst .286 wOBA over that six-game stretch. Woof.

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