I am starting a new weekly article coming out called Start/Sit basically recommending to all fantasy baseball players which pitchers you should roll out into your lineup and which ones you should sit and avoid the ERA damage. I will be releasing articles around twice a week just so we can keep up with the starters being announced. Here are my week two Start/Sits!
Noah Syndergaard NYM vs. Miami Marlins
Syndergaard seems like a no-brainer start for just about every week. But, even more so because the flamethrowing, strikeout machine, also known as Thor is playing, in my opinion, the worst team in all of professional sports. Expect 6+ strikeouts and a tally in the win category.
Julio Teheran ATL vs. Washington Nationals
Honestly, Teheran is one of the worst starts for the week, not only is he going against one of the best lineups in all of baseball but he is also going against a top three pitcher in all of baseball. I fully expect Teheran to give up at least 4 runs and will not be able to bring a win to your category.
Sean Manaea OAK vs. Los Angelas Dodgers
Manaea has gotten off to a great start to the 2018 season. Flashing a solid 1.15 ERA with 15.2 IP. His WHIP is sitting at a solid 0.51 with 11 strikeouts, 1 walk and only 2 runs. Manaea is an easy start against a struggling banged up offensive Dodger team.
Brian Johnson BOS vs. New York Yankees
Brian Johnson had a solid first start for the 9-1 Boston Red Sox. His first start he went a solid six innings with five strikeouts, two walks, and only one earned run. In my opinion, Johnson is a bad start because of the Yankees lineup yes, it has been struggling but, the Yankees are throwing Luis Severino one of the best young arms in all of Major League Baseball and something tells me that Yankees vs Red Sox is going to have the young Severino amped up. I’m sitting Johnson this week.
Trevor Bauer (CLE) vs. Detroit Tigers
The Tigers are another really bad team in baseball. Other than the threat of Miguel Cabrera and maybe Victor Martinez I am not losing much sleep over this lineup. Trevor Bauer has electric stuff as well through thirteen innings Bauer has only given up three runs and struck out fourteen. Bauer Should have no issues flying through this lineup and escaping with a win.
Kyle Gibson MIN vs. Houston Astros
Kyle Gibson had a miraculous first start to his 2018 season, going six innings allowing zero hits and walking five against a powerful Orioles lineup. His next start was against the Mariners giving up only two runs on seven hits and striking out three. Honestly, for as good as Gibson has pitched this Astro’s lineup is something Gibson hasn’t seen yet this year. Altuve, Springer, Correa, Reddick and Bregman. I am scared of this lineup and honestly based off of Kyle Gibson’s below average performances in years past, I believe those first two starts of this season are a fluke and the Astros should tear him up.