No one can ever really fill a Bartolo-sized hole, but Newcomb will try, at least for a spot start.
Stephen Strasburg is the lone auto-starter of the week, but no one else should get any such vote of confidence. Be careful out there.
He’s struggled as a starter in Triple-A but has a potent 1-2 punch.
Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer, Chris Archer and Justin Verlander (yes, even him)â€”your table is ready.
Would you look at thatâ€”Buster Posey still ranks as No. 1. And even though he’s not a five-star performer, Francisco Cervelli still has value.
It’s a rough week in the NL, where no one with two scheduled outings is worthy of automatic, fore-sure, consecutive starts. Carlos Carrasco and Chris Sale, conversely, are ready to pitch two.
In the NL, Gerrit Cole gets the band back together, and Jon Lester remains steady if less spectacular than the 2016 version. In the junior circuit, Carlos Carrasco and Dallas Keuchel are must-plays.
It’s Happening! The Cubs have called up their top prospect, infielder Ian Happ, to the big-league club. What should we expect?
You might be uncertain as to whom to start, but Dirty Harry, Zack Morris, Pete Campbell and Slim Shady know.
Jacob deGrom, Carlos Martinez and Max Scherzer qualify as must-starts in the NL, with Carlos Carrasco Justin Verlander joining them in AL. Conversely, do everything you can to sit AJ. Griffin and Wily Peralta.
Noah Syndergaard is an auto-start (unless he’s not). So it’s going to be one of those kind of weeks.
Mister Christian / Oh the time has come / And you know that you’re the only one…
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