CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Starting Pitchers 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

08-22

comment icon

12

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Wilson Karaman

08-08

comment icon

11

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
by
Wilson Karaman

08-01

comment icon

7

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Wilson Karaman

07-25

comment icon

9

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
by
Wilson Karaman

07-18

comment icon

5

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
by
Wilson Karaman

07-03

comment icon

11

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
by
Wilson Karaman

06-27

comment icon

2

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
by
Wilson Karaman

06-25

comment icon

2

Fantasy Freestyle: Checking in on Cinderella: Pitchers
by
J.P. Breen

06-20

comment icon

10

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
by
Wilson Karaman

06-13

comment icon

9

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
by
Wilson Karaman

06-06

comment icon

6

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
by
Wilson Karaman

05-30

comment icon

10

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
by
Wilson Karaman

05-23

comment icon

7

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
by
Wilson Karaman

05-16

comment icon

4

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight
by
Wilson Karaman

05-09

comment icon

18

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven
by
Wilson Karaman

05-05

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 442: The Second Annual 25-and-Under Starters Draft
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-02

comment icon

6

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Six
by
Wilson Karaman

04-25

comment icon

3

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five
by
Wilson Karaman

04-11

comment icon

12

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three
by
Wilson Karaman

04-04

comment icon

16

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
by
Wilson Karaman

03-12

comment icon

10

Five to Watch: American League Starting Pitchers
by
Craig Goldstein

03-10

comment icon

6

Five to Watch: National League Pitchers With Elevated BABIPs
by
Craig Goldstein

02-28

comment icon

20

Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Starting Pitchers
by
Mauricio Rubio

02-28

comment icon

4

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers
by
Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-27

comment icon

3

Tale of the Tape: Matt Cain vs. Zack Greinke
by
Alex Kantecki

02-27

comment icon

34

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
by
Bret Sayre

02-27

comment icon

8

Fantasy Freestyle: The Rising Cost of Pitching
by
Mike Gianella

02-27

comment icon

31

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

02-26

comment icon

16

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-25

comment icon

43

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

02-24

comment icon

10

State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
by
Mike Gianella

02-24

comment icon

12

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

08-23

comment icon

15

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
by
Paul Sporer

08-16

comment icon

9

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
by
Paul Sporer

08-02

comment icon

5

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
by
Paul Sporer

07-17

comment icon

9

Mid-Season Outliers
by
Baseball Prospectus

05-13

comment icon

7

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 201: Drafting Age-25-and-Under Starters/Still No No-Hitters
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-20

comment icon

5

BP Announcements: Starting Pitcher Guide Available Now
by
Paul Sporer

01-28

comment icon

2

BP Announcements: 2013 Starting Pitcher Guide
by
Paul Sporer

08-10

comment icon

13

Overthinking It: What Happens When Starters Get Sick
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-28

comment icon

2

BP Unfiltered: San Diego Might Make History
by
R.J. Anderson

03-14

comment icon

19

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: AL Starting Pitchers
by
Derek Carty

03-13

comment icon

19

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Starting Pitchers
by
Derek Carty

11-18

comment icon

15

Baseball ProGUESTus: Why Having a Quick Hook Helps
by
Mitchel Lichtman

09-20

comment icon

13

The Asian Equation: The Future of the NPB Import Market
by
Michael Street

09-21

comment icon

17

Another Look: Hall of Fame Pitchers Becoming an Extinct Species
by
Bob Hertzel

02-22

comment icon

6

Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 2
by
Russell A. Carleton

12-11

comment icon

9

Checking the Numbers: On the Swing
by
Eric Seidman

07-13

comment icon

57

Prospectus Idol Entry: A Brave New World of Pitcher Usage
by
Ken Funck

06-21

comment icon

25

Prospectus Idol Entry: Do You Hate Pitchers' Won-Loss Record? Blame Your Grandfather
by
Matthew Knight

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

12

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner!

A nice slate of options for the week, as only the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will be limited to five-game schedules. The American League is particularly stacked; while they lack an “auto-start” option from the top shelf of the league, there is a long and illustrious list of both “start” and strong “consider” options for fantasy managers to choose from. The Angels have still not announced a fill-in for Garrett Richards as of this writing. His gruesome injury is a huge blow for his real and fantasy teams alike. Whoever gets the nod will have a tough draw with the A’s on his card, and won’t be much more than an end-game “consider” at best.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 8, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

11

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! A moderate haul of 39 two-start candidates this week, as the White Sox, Indians, Angels, and Giants will be playing only five games this week, so there are no two-start options coming out of those teams.

On to the nuts and bolts: Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth. Rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “consider” category, because they might have one good matchup but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

August 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

7

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to a very special Trading Deadline edition of the Weekly Pitching Planner! Because this is going to press in the wake of a whole bunch of significant deadline deals our usual disclaimer regarding rotation plans being subject to change goes double this week. As of this writing the Cardinals, A’s, Red Sox, Rays, Tigers, Astros, and Marlins have all made deals that potentially shake up their starting rotation slotting heading into next week. While the moves in some cases shouldn’t affect scheduled starters for Monday/Tuesday, in some other cases they will. I made my best guesses based off the current information I had, but obviously if and when things move around to accommodate the new depth charts, you can feel free to inquire on two-start options below in the comments.

Right now, it looks like Lester will slot in for Oakland’s Monday-Saturday starts, which is unfortunate news for Jeff Samardzija owners, as Shark was set up for a strong two-start week. Lester’s an “auto-start” if this plan does indeed proceed as scheduled. It also appears as though John Lackey will jump right into a two-start schedule if he takes over Joe Kelly’s normal slot, and that would put him at the top of the “consider” pile in the NL with starts at home against his old squad followed by a trip to Baltimore. And for the Sox I’ll go all-in with a full “start” recommendation for Bill “Spaceman” Lee’s triumphant return to the bump. The Braves and Padres will each only play five this week, so no two-start options will be found in either rotation.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18

9

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for the next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! This is a hectic time of the season, as the trade deadline for both real and many fantasy baseball approaches. The NL will be on tap to showcase the greatest amount of two-start talent this week, as the schedule gods conspire to give NL-only owners 24 options to just 17 for the AL. As of press time the Mariners have not announced a starter for their Tuesday-Sunday slot, but my money would be on Hisashi Iwakuma taking the ball in Cleveland and Baltimore. If that’s the case, I like him as a start despite the less-than-ideal draws. Obviously with the deadline looming there are also likely to be some teams left in flux if and when deals are made, so this week will be an important one in which to keep up on the latest news before setting your lineup.

On to the nuts and bolts: Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth. Rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “consider” category, because they might have one good matchup but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 18, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

5

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! The first full week of the second half is always a tough one for two-start pitching, as the abbreviated prior week coming off the All Star Break tends to manipulate the schedule in such a way as to leave bottom tier rotation options lined up for two-start status. Lo and behold, that’s exactly where we find ourselves this week. There’s a grand total of two auto-start options in the entirety of Major League Baseball, and only a handful of straight “start” recommendations on top of that. The good news is that the following week, Week Eighteen, we should be on track to boast a strong number of top shelf two-start options, and that’s always fun. Only two teams, the Rays and Cardinals, will play five-game schedules this week, so in terms of sheer volume of options there are plenty. But when the quality is this poor, sometimes the quantity just doesn’t matter all that much.

I’ll also note that as of press time a handful of teams (Cleveland, Atlanta, the Cubs, Miami, and Milwaukee) have yet to announce their full rotation plans beyond the weekend, so as those probable starters begin to post please feel free to request feedback on the match-ups in the comments section below.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 3, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15

11

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14

2

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Checking in on Cinderella: Pitchers

2

J.P. Breen

These starters may have unexpectedly anchored your staff in the early going, but can they keep it up going forward?

Last week, we discussed the difficulty of evaluating unexpected early-season studs. Their cumulative statistics can often camouflage a subsequent downturn in performance because of a strong month of April, leaving fantasy owners hanging on to overperformers longer than they should. It simply takes too long for the overall numbers to become unpalatable when they’re bolstered by an extremely strong stretch early in the year. Thus, it is important to isolate recent performance and determine whether Cinderella has legitimate staying power as early as possible. Fantasy owners can’t afford to pick up guys like Emilio Bonifacio during his hot stretch and stick with him for the next couple months while he drags his feet behind the remainder of one’s roster.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 20, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

10

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 13, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12

9

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 6, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11

6

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

May 30, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10

10

Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Welcome to the Weekly Pitching Planner! Every Friday this season, I’ll be taking you through all of the two-start options for the coming week to help you decide who to start and who to sit. Outside of the elites, two-start pitchers are often as much or more trouble than they’re worth, as rare is the week in which the stars align to offer your starters not just one but two consecutive tasty matchups. As a result, you’ll notice that sometimes the better starters will find themselves in the “Consider” category, because they might have one good matchup, but a second tough one. And similarly, less-talented hurlers might just meander their way into “Start” territory on account of a plum schedule. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for these guys, either with an early draft pick or high dollar auction bid. These are the top 20 or so starters in baseball, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week, unless a player has just moved up or is in imminent danger of moving down.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries