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Two-Start SP Rankings & Pickups: Week 2 Lookahead (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

Two-Start SP Rankings & Pickups: Week 2 Lookahead (2023 Fantasy Baseball)

Every fantasy baseball manager should always be looking to get a leg up on the competition in any way possible. 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 two weeks into the future and point out those lesser-owned (under 60%) 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.

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Two-Start Pitcher Lookahead (April 10 – April 16)

***Rostered Percentage based on Yahoo! Leagues as of March 31***

Top Pick

Hayden Wesneski (CHC): 56% rostered

Wesneski has yet to make his regular-season debut this year, but based on what has been seen from him both in 2022 and this past spring training, good things are in store. The young righty put his name on the map by posting a stellar 2.18 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 33 to 7 K/BB ratio across 33 innings during his first taste of the big leagues last season. He followed that with a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 31.4 K% over 17 frames this spring. Wesneski is in line to start at Wrigley against the Mariners on Monday, April 16, then on the road opposite the Dodgers on Saturday, April 16.

Ranking of the Rest

Rank SP Start 1 Start 2 Likelihood of Making Two Starts Rostered Percentage
2 Steven Matz (STL) at COL vs PIT High 9
3 German Marquez (COL) vs STL at SEA High 23
4 Alex Wood (SF) vs LAD at DET Medium 7
5 Kyle Bradish (BAL) vs OAK at CWS Medium 8
6 Kenta Maeda (MIN) vs CWS at NYY HIgh 35
7 Corey Kluber (BOS) at TB vs LAA High 19
8 Kyle Gibson (BAL) vs OAK at CWS High 7
9 Matt Strahm (PHI) vs MIA at CIN Medium 0
10 Nick Pivetta (BOS) at TB vs LAA High 8
11 Matt Manning (DET) at TOR vs SFG High 2
12 Johan Oviedo (PIT) vs HOU at STL Medium 1
13 Zack Greinke (KC) at TEX vs ATL High 13
14 Wade Miley (MIL) at ARI at SD High 1
15 Mitch Keller (PIT) vs HOU at STL High 12
16 Kyle Muller (OAK) at BAL vs NYM Medium 3
17 Josh Fleming (TB) vs BOS at TOR High 0
18 Patrick Corbin (WSH) at LAA vs CLE High 2
19 Luis Cessa (CIN) at ATL vs PHI High 1

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