Two-Start Pitchers You Should Pick Up For Week 18: 8/10 – 8/16

Every week we’ll recommend three two-start pitchers for those in weekly leagues, focusing on those who are owned in under 50% of ESPN leagues. Get a leg up on your opponents and snatch them up before the week rolls around.

Taylor Jungmann (@CHC, PHI) – The lanky Brewer has impressed many as he’s solidified his role inside the Brew Crew’s rotation. In his last eight starts, he’s holding an elite 1.84 ERA with a great 2.76 FIP to back it up, mixed with an above-average 7.88 K/9 as well. While the walks don’t seem to be disappearing with a 2.85 BB/9 rate in that span, he should be able to stick around with both the Cubs and Phils.

Brett Anderson (WAS, CIN) – Another week, another plug for Brett Anderson. He keeps getting solid matchups and is still hanging around your waiver wire. While he’s not going to dazzle, he has a solid floor with a 2.40 BB/9 and 3.41 xFIP and holds the second best soft contact rate in the majors with 25.7% as he holds the highest GB rate with 66.3%.

Joe Ross (@LAD, @SF) – I feel like I’m cheating with this one as he should be picked up everywhere as a permanent member of your roster, but he’s still owned in under 40% of ESPN Leagues as many don’t know he’s sticking around in the rotation. He gets two pitcher friendly parks and you better have him plugged in.

Nick Pollack

Founder of Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.