I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend. Due to the Holiday weekend, this week’s two-start rankings will come with very limited commentary.
1. Roy Halladay (ATL, CIN)
2. Jered Weaver (@CHW, @OAK)
3. C.C. Sabathia (@OAK, @SEA)
4. Felix Hernandez (KC, NYY)
5. Cole Hamels (ATL, CIN)
6. Jake Peavy (LAA, KC) – A great month of June looks to carry over to July.
7. Matt Garza (BOS, CLE)
8. Mike Pelfrey (CIN, ATL)
9. Jonathan Sanchez (@MIL, @WAS)
10. C.J. Wilson (CLE, BAL)
11. Jeff Nieman (BOS, CLE)
12. Gavin Floyd (LAA, KC)
13. Carlos Silva (@ARI, @LAD)
14. Trevor Cahill (NYY, LAA)
15. Javier Vazquez (@OAK, @SEA) – Off and on since mid May, but two good matchups in week 14.
16. Clayton Richard (@WAS, @COL)
17. Daisuke Matsuzaka (@TB, @TOR)
18. Carl Pavano (@TOR, @DET)
19. Madison Bumgarner (@MIL, @WAS) – Needs command to come around, but he showed excellent command in minors.
20. Tom Gorzelany (@ARI, @LAD)
21. Erik Bedard (KC, NYY) – Risky only because he is coming off of an injury and will be limited pitche wise. All reports on rehab have been good.
22. Scott Kazmir (@CHW, @OAK)
23. Ian Kennedy (CHC, FLA)
24. Randy Wolf (SF, PIT)
25. Aaron Harang (@NYM, @PHI)
26. Wandy Rodriguez (PIT, STL)
27. Andy Oliver (BAL, MIN) – Decent left-handed prospect worth a flier in deep leagues.
28. Ben Sheets (NYY, LAA)
29. Livan Hernandez (SD, SF) – Eventhough he went pitch-for-pitch with Johan Santana last time out and he faces two lackluster offenses in week 14, he will always be an extremely risky pitcher to run out there.
30. Justin Masterson (@TEX, @TB)
31. Jeff Francis (STL, SD)
32. Vincente Padilla (FLA, CHC)
33. Kevin Millwood (@DET, @TEX)
34. Chris Volstad (@LAD, @ARI)
The Stay Aways
35. Derek Lowe (@PHI, @NYM)
36. John Ely (FLA, CHC)
37. Brian Bannister (@SEA, @CHW)
38. Nate Robertson (@LAD, @ARI)
39. Brad Lincoln (@HOU, @MIL)
40. Travis Wood (@NYM, @PHI)
41. Omar Beltre (CLE, BAL) – Despite a solid K/9 in the minors, control issues have always been a part of his game.
42. Barry Enright (CHC, FLA)
43. Jeff Suppan (@COL, @HOU)
44. Aaron Laffey (@TEX, @TB)
45. Jesse Litsch (MIN, BOS)