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.
Kyle Hendricks (COL, @MIL) – You might be a little shocked at first to see an edorsement for a pitcher facing Colorado, but facing the Rockies outside of their hitter’s haven in Denver is far from intimidating. The Rockies hold the third worst walk rate (5.8%) and the seventh worst wOBA on the road, while striking out at the second highest clip (24.0%). Mixed with Hendricks’ impressive K/BB ability, it creates a favorable matchup inside Wrigley field. Kyle then heads to Miller Park to face a below average offense, which despite being played in a hitter’s park, should be favorable for the Cubs’ starter.
Mike Fiers (@SF, CHC) – It may be tough to trust Fiers next week, but he’s fresh off a 10 strikeout performance against the Dbacks, as he holds an elite 9.32 K/9 across the season. Additionally, only 7 of his total 20 starts have come with more than 2 ER, making him a great upside play. He gets two decent matchups against a pair of teams he’s already had success against this year. If you need to pad your strikeouts for next week, Fiers is the pickup for you.
Ivan Nova (@TEX, @CHW) – Nova hasn’t had the greatest start to his 2015 season, but he’s had a bit of a tough schedule, facing the Red Sox, Orioles, and Angels. He gets two easy lineups next week, and it could be when he starts breaking out of his shell to become the pitcher he was in the second half of 2013.