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07-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: First Half in Review
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-16

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-10

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-03

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-27

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-20

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-13

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-06

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Six
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Greg Wellemeyer

04-29

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five
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Greg Wellemeyer

04-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
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Greg Wellemeyer

09-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26
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Wilson Karaman

09-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Wilson Karaman

09-11

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Wilson Karaman

09-04

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Wilson Karaman

08-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Wilson Karaman

08-21

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21
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Wilson Karaman

08-14

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Wilson Karaman

08-07

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
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Wilson Karaman

07-31

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Wilson Karaman

07-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
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Wilson Karaman

07-17

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
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Wilson Karaman

07-03

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Wilson Karaman

06-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Wilson Karaman

06-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
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Wilson Karaman

06-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11
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Wilson Karaman

06-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10
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Wilson Karaman

05-29

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine
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Wilson Karaman

05-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight
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Wilson Karaman

05-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Seven
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Wilson Karaman

05-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Six
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Wilson Karaman

05-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five
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Wilson Karaman

04-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Four
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Wilson Karaman

04-17

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Three
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Mike Gianella

04-10

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
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Wilson Karaman

09-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26
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Wilson Karaman

09-12

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25
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Wilson Karaman

09-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Wilson Karaman

08-29

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23
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Wilson Karaman

08-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Wilson Karaman

08-08

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19
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Wilson Karaman

07-25

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Wilson Karaman

07-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
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Wilson Karaman

07-03

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
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Wilson Karaman

06-27

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
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Wilson Karaman

06-20

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Wilson Karaman

06-13

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12
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Wilson Karaman

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April 15, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two

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Greg Wellemeyer

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

Welcome to the starting pitcher planner, where every Friday I’ll be taking a look at the pitchers slated for two turns in the upcoming week. The hope is that the planner can help guide lineup and FAAB decisions that need to be made over the weekend. Of course, my information isn’t perfect and I don’t have a crystal ball. Rain, injuries, and teams reshuffling between when I write and Monday’s first pitch will definitely happen. If new information comes to light after we publish, I’ll try to tackle it in the comments. Feel free to beat me to it if you have any info, and I’ll be glad to offer my opinion there if you want it.

Let’s get some ground rules out the way before getting started. The pitchers will be split by league and then by category. Here are some general thoughts about the categories:

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September 25, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26

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Wilson Karaman

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

Well, we’ve done it. We’ve reached the end of the line for another fantasy season, and hopefully you’re in a position where this column is still relevant to you because you’re in a dogfight for a title or three. I will say that as much as I enjoy writing this column, this week is my least favorite of the year, and not for sentimental reasons. I don’t like writing this one because it’s an utter and total crapshoot as to whether scheduled two-start guys will actually end up making both turns, not to mention what kind of lineups they’ll face if and when they do. You’ll have cases where a borderline starter has a difficult-looking slate of games on paper, but then game day will come and he’ll face six dudes fresh off the bus from Double-A while Bryce Harper sits on a bucket and spits sunflower seeds all night. Defensive numbers are pretty much out the window, as are all stats related to recent lineup performance.

So, these recommendations will be more heavily focused on the pitchers themselves with significantly less attention paid to contextual factors than I’d otherwise incorporate. I’ll also give more weight to the first matchup, as the back half of the scoring period will bear the brunt of the uncertainty.

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September 18, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

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Wilson Karaman

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

It’s our penultimate Planner of the year, and unfortunately, it’s a doozy. Out of a relatively light 37 total two-start options, a full 16 are completely unstartable, with another half-dozen or so teetering ever-so-marginally in the “consider” pile. AL-only managers get the lion’s share of value this week with four of the best arms in the league set to take the ball twice, while things in the senior circuit get ugly fast.

Before we dive in I’ll reiterate my note from the last couple of weeks that changes to the probables happen much more regularly this month, as teams look to save innings, manipulate matchups, and give longer looks to young guys. So we’ll start to see guys jump on and drop off this list after it goes to print much more regularly, and I’m happy to address any and all changes as they come up in the comments below.

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September 11, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24

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Wilson Karaman

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

I don’t think I can remember a more unbalanced week between the leagues than what we’re looking at in Week 24. We have just 14 measly options to pick through in the senior circuit this week. Arizona and Colorado are both set to rock six-man rotations, and while the Mets are tenuously scheduled to run ace Jacob deGrom twice, I haven’t heard Scot Boras weigh in yet, so that may still change before you set your lineup. The AL, meanwhile, boasts a stout 23, with just the second two-start option for the Angels currently off the board.

Before we dive in I’ll reiterate my note from last week that changes to the probable schedule happen much more regularly this month as teams look to save innings, manipulate matchups, and give longer looks to young guys. So we’ll start to see guys jump on and drop off this list after it goes to print much more regularly, and I’m happy to address any and all changes as they come up in the comments below.

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September 4, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23

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Wilson Karaman

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

It is a big, deep week of two-start options this period, with 23 National League options and 20 in the American. The former features a much more straightforward distribution, including a whole bunch of out-of-the-gate disqualifications, while the AL is as muddled as you’ll see in a given week. We’re still awaiting Oakland naming a starter for their would-be two-start slot (HOU, @TEX), while the Astros will continue rolling with a six-man rotation in order to keep its arms fresh. That’s a real bummer for managers who will be in the thick of head-to-head playoff matchups, as Mike Fiers would have lined up nicely in that slot @OAK and @LAA.

Speaking of keeping arms fresh, it’s increasingly more important than usual to understand that the schedule of probable starters is subject to change. We’re into September now, meaning bigger rosters and weary starting pitchers. Teams will start shuffling their rotations at the drop of a hat to give guys extra time or to get a look at another young arm, so we’ll start to see guys jump on and drop off this list post-publication that much ore frequently. I’m happy to address any and all evolution in the comments below as requested.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

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Wilson Karaman

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

Well, the bad news if you’re an AL-only manager is that you’ve only got 13 two-start options on the board. The good news is that five of them are auto-start aces, with only two in the mix that I wouldn’t consider in any format. NL-only players have significantly more depth on their bench, but they’ll have to spend more time wading through some of the lower-end options. The sit list is long, and there are some tough choices to be made in the consider pile.

Cleveland is currently penciling in the return of Carlos Carrasco from the disabled list next weekend, so if all goes according to the apparent plan, they will not have a two-start option. Houston will also be working off a six-man, while the Rockies will play eight games in seven days but have just one two-start option confirmed. Any additional options would be staring down multiple Coors starts and are very unlikely to crack the boundaries for consideration.

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August 21, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

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Wilson Karaman

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

As we head into the home stretch, this scoring period will offer a nice opportunity to make up some innings with quality options. The National League will feature 22 two-start options, including at least a dozen that range from “definitely start” to “suuuure, close enough for jazz.” The AL should have 21, on account of the unfortunate development that the Red Sox will apparently roll with a six-man rotation next week with Rick Porcello slated to return, so all of my jokes about would-be two-starter Joe Kelly will have to wait for another day. We’re in wait-and-see mode for the Tigers’ Monday slot after Daniel Norris suffered an oblique injury in his last start, but otherwise all options as they stand at press time should be present and accounted for below.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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August 14, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

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Wilson Karaman

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

It’s certainly a tale of two leagues this week, and I’m honestly not sure which one I prefer. The NL is shallow, with both the Mets and Dodgers drawing short schedules, and the Phillies and Marlins dragging their feet on naming starters. That leaves just 15 confirmed options, with only four definite starts. On the flipside of the coin, the AL’s cup runneth over with a full 24 options. Unfortunately it’s a pretty terrible landscape dominated by good starters with terrible schedules and up-and-down rookie pitchers who offer an awful lot of volatility.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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August 7, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 19

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Wilson Karaman

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

It’s a quiet week this coming week in two-start land, as thanks to a handful of five-game schedules and six games across the rest of the board, there are only 33 options for this scoring period, which very well might be our lowest total yet for a week this season. The AL is particularly dicey, with just three auto-start guys and zero straight “start” candidates. The NL offers better options and a more well-rounded menu, but the pickin’s remain fairly slim even there. Four teams, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, an Houston will only play five times and are not currently anticipating a break from their standard five-man rotations, while the Twins remain the only team as of press time who haven’t announced a plan for the week.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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July 31, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18

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Wilson Karaman

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

For the first time in what feels like a very, very long time the upper hand is on the American League’s foot this week. Despite 22 options to the junior circuit’s 19, the picture is far murkier for NL-only managers this week, as a full 16 of those options are at-best guys to consider. By contract more than half of the AL pool is either a straight “start” recommendation or very close to it. This schedule still remains very much subject to change depending on what trades may or may not happen over the rest of the day. It’s worth noting that none of the most prominently discussed potential trade pieces are lined up next week, though any of these two-start options could end up as collateral damage if a rotation gets shuffled to accommodate a deal.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

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Wilson Karaman

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

There are a whole lot of options this week and very few surefire ones, which always makes for a muddled and messy period to plan for. Just four of our 45 options are of auto-start quality, though the NL has a relatively deep bench of nice options to run from the tier just below the elites. The AL continues what feels like a season-long trend of featuring mediocre options around its soft middle. A full 13 AL starters lump into the “consider” barrel for reasons ranging from poor matchups to poor talent, and the Red Sox’ mystery Monday night starter may just add to the confusion. We remain short the Rockies’ second option as well, and with two non-Coors starts, there’s the faintest of reasons for intrigue about who will get the call.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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July 17, 2015 1:06 pm

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16

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Wilson Karaman

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

After our annual respite for the shortened All-Star-break period, we’re back, baby! This is always one of the more frustrating weeks of the schedule from a planning perspective, as many teams take their sweet time announcing a second-half rotation beyond the first couple of starts. So this list is as complete as I could make it, even after pushing our normal deadline a bit, but as of press time we’re still waiting on schedule confirmations from a litany of teams including Philadelphia and Washington from the NL, and Boston, Detroit, Houston, the Orange County Angels, and Toronto from the AL. I’ll happily address questions about additional guys from those teams in the comments as more information becomes available this weekend.

As far as the nuts-and-bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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