Two-start pitchers rankings: 6/6-6/12

The No-Doubters
1 Tim Lincecum
2 Felix Hernandez
3 Tommy Hanson
4 David Price
5 Zack Greinke
6 Shaun Marcum
7 Roy Oswalt
8 Cliff Lee
9 Michael Pineda
10 Gio Gonzalez

The Shoulds
11 Jon Lester – Control has been hit or miss of late, but strikeout upside remains. Not great matchups against NYY and TOR.
12 Jordan Zimmermann – Command has been awesome lately and has the potential for more Ks against SF and SD.
13 Colby Lewis
14 Ubaldo Jimenez – Looked great in last outing and gets SD and LAD next week.
15 Jonathan Sanchez – BBs have been an issue the last two times out. Good matchup against WAS on Tuesday.
15 Max Scherzer – 14 ER in last two outings, but strikeout numbers strong overall.
16 Kevin Correia – Probably been a bit lucky this season (.265 BABIP), but low LD% and 50% GB% getting the job done. Two good matchups this week against ARI and NYM.

The Gambles
17 Daniel Hudson – Had been pitching better until last two starts. Decent matchups against PIT and FLA.
18 Brandon Morrow – Control hasn’t been great, but strikeout numbers are top-notch. Good matchup against KC on Monday.
19 Brian Matusz – Good start back from the DL and good matchup against OAK on Monday, but risk in the start against TB.
20 Scott Baker – Not great matchups, but Baker has pitched well overall this season( 2.87 K/BB).
21 Tim Stauffer – Two OK matchups in San Diego this week, but strikeout numbers have been down lately.
22 Rick Porcello – He’s only had three poor starts all season, but he also hasn’t been very dominant by any account. His first start of the week, at TEX, caries plenty of risk, but he should be good to start against SEA later in the week.
23 Matt Garza – It’s tough to trust a pitcher coming off of an elbow injury and the matchups are not favorable, but his 11 K/9 this season give him enough upside if you feel like gambling.

The Not-So-Much(s)
24 Javier Vazquez – 15/3 K/BB in last three starts. Velocity trending up? Still risky, but worth keeping an eye on his progress.
25 Josh Tomlin – Got rocked his last two times out and faces NYY in second start. BABIP luck starting to change.
26 Francisco Liriano – Still trying to figure out what’s going on with Liriano? Yeah, me too.
27 Ted Lilly – Fly-ball pitcher going into PHI and COL? No thanks.
28 Freddy Garcia – Very risky against BOS and CLE this week.
29 Matt Harrison – May not start Tuesday due to injury.
30 John Danks – Needs to rediscover the good sinking action on his fastballs. Still some hope he can turn things around, but until he does he’s very risky, even with two good matchups (OAK, SEA) this week.
31 Edinson Volquez – Still not certain if he will get two starts and there’s plenty of risk in whether or not he has actually fixed his control problems or not.
32 Ruby De La Rosa – Good numbers in the pen and decent strikeout numbers in the minors, but how will it translate to a starting role in the bigs? Not the best matchups this week.
33 John Lannan – Two good matchups, but plenty of risk due to mediocre stuff.

The Stay-Aways
34 Mike Leake – Decent matchups, but 14 hits allowed in his last 12 innings with 5/3 K/BB.
35 Kyle Drabek – 6.1 K/9, 6.3 BB/9.
36 Brett Myers – Need to see some type of consistency and matchups are not good.
37 Jake Westbrook
38 Clayton Richard
39 Doug Davis
40 Tyler Chatwood
41 Chris Capuano
42 Cuillermo Moscoso
43 Clayton Mortenson