Two-start pitcher rankings for 5/9-5/15

The No-Doubters
1. Tim Lincecum
2. Trevor Cahil
3. Jhoulys Chacin
4. Max Scherzer

 

The Shoulds
5. Zack Greinke – Still got the K’s in 2011 debut. Look for command to progress.
6. Chad Billingsley – 8/2 K/BB last outing and two favorable matchups
7. C.J. Wilson
8. Chris Carpenter
9. Brandon Morrow
10. Josh Beckett
11. Tim Hudson
12. Michael Pineda
13. Mat Latos – K/BB rates still pretty good, matchups not favorable.

 

The Gambles
14. Jason Hammel – Solid in last three outings, despite low K’s
15. Tedd Lilly – Favorable matchups, but will the K’s come around?
16. Jason Marquis – Command and GB% working well right now.
17. Kevin Correia – Results have been good despite about 4 K/9. Not great matchups this week.
18. Jake Arrieta
19. Travis Wood – Peripheral stats look good, just needs luck to change.
20. Josh Tomlin – .157 BABIP, 91% LOB%. The bend has to break sometime.
21. Ervin Santana
22. Carlos Zambrano
23. Edwin Jackson

 

The Not-So-Much(s)
24. Freddy Garcia – 17 hits in last 12 IP and will face Boston later in the week.
25. Mike Pelfrey
26. Joe Blanton – Should wait and see since he’s returning from an elbow injury, but can start if needed in deep formats.

 

The Stay-Aways
27. Javier Vazquez
28. Chris Capuano – 18 hits allowed in last 12 IP
29. Jeff Karstens
30. Aneury Rodriguez – Not a lot of upside and will be limited in pitch count
31. Nick Blackburn – Needs command to succeed, hasn’t been consistent with it in 2011.
32. Josh Collmenter – Tons of risk in moving to the rotation with mostly FB/CH combo and no velocity.
33. Andy Sonnanstine
34. Kyle Davies

 

Check out Sons of Roto to see my two-start sleeper and bust for the week.