Two-Start Pitchers: Week of June 4-10

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Cliff Lee #33 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a MLB interleague baseball game on May 20, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

We've got a relatively light load for two-start pitchers this week, as most teams get to take Monday off. In addition, there's not a lot of surprises as far as rotation news is concerned. Cliff Lee's start was pushed back to Tuesday so that Vance Worley can make his return from the disabled list on Monday.

As always, a Google Spreadsheet has been provided so that you may sort to your heart's content. I've included statistics known to stabilize at 150 and 200 total batters faced (TBF): K%, GB%, and LD% for the first group, and FB% and GB/FB for the second. I've also included ERA, xFIP, and ERA-xFIP for reference. Ratings range from 0.5 to 5. They are subjective and based on perceived skill level, current and expected performance, park factors, and offenses faced. These are not rest of season ranks. Rather, the ratings represent how I think pitchers will do in a small sample size and in a specific context. This is a risky proposition, as Pick 6 players know, and the science is even more inexact when thinking about games a week away.

In order to view the entire table, make sure you are viewing this page in "wide" mode. You may switch modes via the gray box in the upper right corner of the page. As always, starting pitchers are subject to change.

Pitcher This Week's Schedule Own% Rating TBF K% GB% FB% GB/FB LD% ERA xFIP ERA-xFIP
Cliff Lee T (LAD), Su (@BAL) 99 4.5 215 25.10% 54.50% 28.30% 1.93 17.20% 3 2.68 0.32
Clayton Kershaw M (PHI), Sa (@SEA) 99 4.5 291 22% 50% 32.70% 1.53 17.30% 2.42 3.3 -0.88
Anibal Sanchez T (ATL), Su (TB) 89 4.5 268 25% 51.70% 33.10% 1.56 15.10% 2.57 3.09 -0.52
Jeff Samardzija M (@SF), Sa (@MIN) 72 4.5 262 24.80% 47.10% 31.20% 1.51 21.80% 3.09 3.16 -0.07
James Shields T (@NYY), Su (@MIA) 98 4 311 23.80% 59% 22.20% 2.66 18.90% 3.95 2.9 1.05
Chad Billingsley T (PHI), Su (@SEA) 61 4 271 22.10% 45.30% 34.10% 1.33 20.70% 4.09 3.85 0.24
Vance Worley M (LAD), Sa (@BAL) 52 4 182 24.70% 47.90% 26.50% 1.81 25.60% 3.07 3.07 0
Yovani Gallardo T (CHC), Su (SD) 95 3.5 278 21.90% 43.30% 35.60% 1.22 21.10% 4.22 4 0.22
Tim Lincecum T (@SD), Su (TEX) 97 3.5 275 23.30% 43.30% 31% 1.4 25.70% 5.82 3.89 1.93
Jaime Garcia T (@HOU), Su (CLE) 75 3.5 272 18% 53.30% 28.90% 1.84 17.80% 3.78 3.56 0.22
Anthony Bass T (SF), Su (@MIL) 19 3 250 22.80% 48.80% 31.70% 1.54 19.50% 4.12 3.62 0.5
Ricky Romero T (@CWS), Su (@ATL) 91 3 298 18.80% 55.40% 26.70% 2.08 17.90% 4.04 4.22 -0.18
Ryan Dempster T (@MIL), Su (@MIN) 77 3 242 22.30% 39.80% 33.70% 1.18 26.50% 2.9 3.51 -0.61
Andy Pettitte T (TB), Su (NYM) 42 3 113 19.50% 56.10% 28% 2 15.90% 3.49 3.16 0.33
Drew Smyly T (CLE), Su (@CIN) 25 3 227 22% 38.20% 42.70% 0.9 19.10% 3.46 3.87 -0.41
Jake Arrieta T (@BOS), Su (PHI) 9 3 278 20.90% 42.30% 33% 1.28 24.70% 5.37 3.56 1.81
Ervin Santana M (SEA), Su (@COL) 65 3 299 17.40% 52.80% 29.90% 1.77 17.30% 4.78 4.22 0.56
Derek Holland T (@OAK), Su (@SF) 72 3 257 22.20% 38.20% 42.10% 0.91 19.70% 5.19 3.99 1.2
Jon Lester T (BAL), Su (WAS) 95 3 287 16.70% 49.10% 28% 1.75 22.90% 4.79 3.93 0.86
Jordan Zimmermann T (NYM), Su (@BOS) 90 3 263 16.70% 50.50% 30.30% 1.67 19.20% 2.8 3.59 -0.79
Ryan Vogelsong M (CHC), Sa (TEX) 61 2.5 254 18.10% 43.90% 39.30% 1.12 16.80% 2.36 4.48 -2.12
Christian Friedrich M (@ARI), Su (LAA) 6 2.5 131 24.40% 32.60% 31.50% 1.04 36% 5.59 3.02 2.57
Dillon Gee T (@WAS), Su (@NYY) 6 2.5 273 20.90% 54.50% 25.70% 2.13 19.80% 4.69 3.25 1.44
Jason Vargas M (@LAA), Su (LAD) 51 2 309 16.20% 40.60% 43.20% 0.94 16.20% 3.45 4.35 -0.9
Philip Humber T (TOR), Su (HOU) 9 2 227 20.70% 34.90% 43% 0.81 22.10% 5.37 4.47 0.9
Homer Bailey T (PIT), Su (DET) 15 2 264 17.10% 37.50% 38.50% 0.97 24% 3.73 4.25 -0.52
Jarrod Parker M (TEX), Sa (@ARI) 18 2 174 16.70% 35.80% 35.80% 1 28.30% 2.88 4.73 -1.85
Joe Saunders M (COL), Su (OAK) 19 2 262 15.70% 46.70% 36.70% 1.27 16.60% 3.61 4.19 -0.58
Scott Feldman M (@OAK), Sa (@SF) 1 2 76 10.50% 34.50% 34.50% 1 31% 4.76 5.52 -0.76
Travis Blackley T (TEX), Su (@ARI) 0 2 18 16.70% 64.30% 28.60% 2.25 7.10% 1.8 3.56 -1.76
Tim Hudson T (@MIA), Su (TOR) 69 1.5 190 14.70% 58% 20.30% 2.86 21.70% 4.6 3.7 0.9
Kyle Lohse M (@NYM), Sa (CLE) 78 1.5 278 14% 41.70% 35.80% 1.17 22.50% 3.36 4.1 -0.74
Lucas Harrell T (STL), Su (@CWS) 2 1.5 280 11.40% 57.30% 21.10% 2.71 21.60% 4.71 4.36 0.35
Will Smith M (MIN), Su (@PIT) 0 1.5 41 14.60% 56.30% 25% 2.25 18.80% 6.75 3.92 2.83
Jeremy Hefner M (STL), Sa (@NYY) 0 1 44 15.90% 42.90% 31.40% 1.36 25.70% 8.38 3.2 5.18
Ubaldo Jimenez T (@DET), Su (@STL) 57 1 264 12.50% 39.20% 37.10% 1.06 23.70% 5.79 5.96 -0.17
Brad Lincoln T (@CIN), Su (KC) 7 1 23 13% 26.30% 63.20% 0.42 10.50% 3 5.37 -2.37
Cole DeVries M (@KC), Su (CHC) 0 1 44 11.40% 38.70% 41.90% 0.92 19.40% 2.7 5.97 -3.27

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