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Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead: Week 19 (2022 Fantasy Baseball)

Aug 5, 2022

Getting a leg up on the competition in any way possible is vital to success in fantasy baseball leagues. Planning and playing the waiver wire well are two of the most effective ways. With the “Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead,” the goal is to peer into the future two weeks and point out those lesser-owned (under 70 percent) starting pitchers that should be taking the mound twice for their clubs.

It could pay off if the room is available on your fantasy roster to grab and wait a week on one of these starters, particularly the first few. Why wait around for the bidding war to start immediately before their two-start week? Get ahead of things now.

Keep in mind that situations can change quickly with MLB rotations. Given the way things stand at the time of writing, the collection of hurlers below should be in line to get that coveted two-start week down the road.

Two-Start Pitcher Rankings (Aug 15 – 21)

*** Rostered Percentage based on Yahoo! Leagues as of August 5 ***

SP Start 1 Start 2 Likelihood of Making Two Starts Rostered Percentage
Jose Quintana (STL) vs. COL at ARI High 33
Marcus Stroman (CHC) at WSH vs. MIL High 58
Drew Rasmussen (TB) at NYY vs. KC Medium 58
Johnny Cueto (CWS) vs. HOU at CLE High 51
Josiah Gray (WSH) vs. CHC at SD High 43
Alex Cobb (SF) vs. ARI at COL Medium 35
Kris Bubic (KC) at MIN at TB High 7
Jeffrey Springs (TB) at NYY vs. KC High 54
James Kaprielian (OAK) at TEX vs. SEA High 10
Justin Steele (CHC) at WSH vs. MIL High 13
Mitch Keller (PIT) vs. BOS vs. CIN High 14
Madison Bumgarner (ARI) at SF vs. STL High 25
Zack Greinke (KC) at MIN at TB High 28
Nick Pivetta (BOS) at PIT at BAL High 43
Kyle Gibson (PHI) at CIN vs. NYM High 36
Jakob Junis (SF) vs. ARI at COL High 21
Kyle Freeland (COL) at STL vs. SF High 7
Paul Blackburn (OAK) at TEX vs. SEA High 38
Dean Kremer (BAL) at TOR vs. BOS High 12
Zach Plesac (CLE) vs. DET vs. CWS High 34
Glenn Otto (TEX) vs. OAK at MIN Medium 3
Austin Voth (BAL) at TOR vs. BOS High 2
Mike Minor (CIN) vs. PHI at PIT High 2
Drew Hutchison (DET) at CLE vs. LAA Medium 1
Paolo Espino (WSH) vs. CHC at SD Medium 1


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