Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for Fantasy Week 4
APR 27, 12:26p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: May 6 / 7:28a ET
News: Carpenter allowed three runs on three hits and a walk while only recording two outs in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Impact: Carpenter was brought in to pitch the ninth inning with the team up 6-0, but struggled enough to make it a save opportunity for closer Andrew Miller. The 29-year-old's ERA of 5.23 is largely due to Tuesday's outing as he had allowed just three runs in 9.2 innings before that. Carpenter has seen a lot of work in the seventh inning, but without collecting many strikeouts or decisions, he likely won't make too big an impact in most fantasy formats.
Rotowire: Apr 5 / 7:49p ET
News: Carpenter finished the spring with a 4.50 ERA and seven strikeouts in eight innings of work.
Impact: Carpenter figures to slot into a middle-relief role with the Yankees, though with the emergence of Adam Warren as the team's fifth starter, it's possible the right-hander will get some higher leverage opportunities later in games. The 29-year-old has posted solid numbers over the last two seasons, including a 10.1 K/9 in 2013 and 9.9 K/9 in 2014. He may be a reliable source of holds while Warren remains in the rotation, but he's unlikely to receive many -- if any -- save opportunities.