Fantasy Baseball two-start pitchers for Week 14

With Zack Greinke on the DL, another Zack will take his place for Week 14.

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Before we get to the list of probable two-start pitchers for fantasy baseball, let’s get to some housekeeping…

Zack Greinke was supposed to pitch twice in Week 14, but he is now placed on the DL with an oblique injury. He left his last start after only 35 pitches. A teammate with the same first name, Zack Godley, will fill-in for the injured starter.

Probable two-start pitchers:

Tyler Anderson, COL (@ SF, vs. PHI)

Carlos Carrasco, CLE (vs. DET, vs. NYY)

Tyler Chatwood, COL (@ SF, vs. PHI)

Joel De La Cruz, ATL (@ PHI, @ CWS)

R.A. Dickey, TOR (vs. KC, vs. DET)

Zach Eflin, PHI (vs. ATL, @ COL)

Jerad Eickhoff, PHI (vs. ATL, @ COL)

Christian Friedrich, SD (@ ARI, @ LAD)

Mike Foltynewicz, ATL (@ PHI, @ CWS)

Yovani Gallardo, BAL (@ LAD, vs. LAA)

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Zack Godley, ARI (vs. SD, @ SF)

Gio Gonzalez, WAS (vs. MIL, @ NYM)

Kendall Graveman, OAK (@ MIN, @ HOU)

A.J. Griffin, TEX (@ BOS, vs. MIN)

Junior Guerra, MIL (@ WAS, vs. STL)

Matt Harvey, NYM (vs. MIA, vs. WAS)

Kyle Hendricks, CHC (vs. CIN, @ PIT)

Dallas Keuchel, HOU (vs. SEA, vs. OAK)

Tom Koehler, MIA (@ NYM, vs. CIN)

Mike Leake, STL (vs. PIT, @ MIL)

Tim Lincecum, LAA (@ TB, @ BAL)

Kenta Maeda, LAD (vs. BAL, vs. SD)

Sean Manaea, OAK (@ MIN, @ HOU)

Nick Martinez, TEX (@ BOS, vs. MIN)

Carlos Martinez, STL (vs. PIT, @ MIL)

Steven Matz, NYM (vs. MIA, vs. WAS)

Lance McCullers, HOU (vs. SEA, vs. OAK)

Wade Miley, SEA (@ HOU, @ KC)

Tommy Milone, MIN (vs. OAK, @ TEX)

Matt Moore, TB (vs. LAA, @ BOS)

Jonathan Niese, PIT (@ STL, vs. CHC)

Ricky Nolasco, MIN (vs. OAK, @ TEX)

Daniel Norris, DET (@ CLE, vs. NYY)

Jake Odorizzi, TB (vs. LAA, @ BOS)

Jake Peavy, SF (vs. COL, vs. ARI)

Luis Perdomo, SD (@ ARI, @ LAD)

Rick Porcello, BOS (vs. TEX, vs. TB)

David Price, BOS (vs. TEX, vs. TB)

Cody Reed, CIN (@ CHC, @ MIA)

CC Sabathia, NYY (@ CWS, @ CLE)

Danny Salazar, CLE (vs. DET, vs. NYY)

Aaron Sanchez, TOR (vs. KC, vs. DET)

Max Scherzer, WAS (vs. MIL, @ NYM)

James Shields, CWS (vs. NYY, vs. ATL)

Jameson Taillon, PIT (@ STL, vs. CHC)

Masahiro Tanaka, NYY (@ CWS, @ CLE)

Chris Tillman, BAL (@ LAD, vs. LAA)

Nick Tropeano, LAA (@ TB, @ BAL)

Julio Urias, LAD (vs. BAL, vs. SD)

Edinson Volquez, KC (@ TOR, vs. SEA)

Taijuan Walker, SEA (@ HOU, @ KC)

Chris Young, KC (@ TOR, vs. SEA)

Jordan Zimmermann, DET (@ CLE, vs. NYY)

Cream of the crop:

Max Scherzer, WAS (vs. MIL, @ NYM)

He’s struck out at least 10 batters in four straight starts and gets two familiar opponents this week, the Brewers and Mets. Mad Max faced these same two teams in his last two outings. Here is that combined stat line: 13.1 IP, 20 Ks. Also, Scherzer has two outings against the Mets this season: 1.32 ERA and 20 punch outs in 13.2 innings of work.

Carlos Carrasco/Danny Salazar, CLE (vs. DET, vs. NYY)

At the beginning of the season, it was thought that Carrasco and teammate Corey Kluber would be the dominant one-two punch for Cleveland. However, Salazar has been the best pitcher in the rotation (10-3 with a 2.22 ERA). Salazar has struck out at least seven batters in four of the last five games and has allowed two earned runs or less in five of the past six starts. At home, Salazar is 5-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 42.2 innings of action. As for Carrasco, he’s notched 21 total Ks in the past two starts and has only allowed one earned run in the process. In two games against the Tigers in 2016, Carrasco is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and zero earned runs in 11.2 innings.

Potential bargains:

Junior Guerra, MIL (@ WAS, vs. STL)

In his last two starts, Guerra has struck out at least seven batters. Guerra has also allowed two earned runs or less in three of the past four games.

Tim Lincecum, LAA (@ TB, @ BAL)

The Rays have the third-most strikeouts this season and will face the rebounding Lincecum in Week 14.

Jake Peavy, SF (vs. COL, vs. ARI)

Peavy has punched out at least seven batters in three of the past four games. He’s also allowed two earned runs or less in three of the last four outings. 

Avoid at all costs:

Ricky Nolasco, MIN (vs. OAK, @ TEX)

Am I the only one who plays the Nabisco theme song in my head when I read the name "Nolasco?" Ding! Speaking of "dingers," Nolasco had a rough outing in his last start: 5.2 IP, 7 ER, and 3 HR. After a decent month of April, Nolasco has a 2-6 record and has allowed 47 earned runs in 69 innings of work (12 starts). That’s an average of 3.9 runs per performance.

Zach Eflin, PHI (vs. ATL, @ COL)

In his first four starts, Eflin had traveled to difficult ballparks (Toronto and Arizona). The road doesn’t get much easier in Week 14. His Phillies fly to Colorado later in the week. No, thanks.

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