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Two Start Pitchers: Week of June 13 - 19

Your weekly break down of the pitchers making two starts in Week 11

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

When streaming starting pitching in fantasy baseball, especially in leagues with moves limits, knowing who the two-start pitchers are is valuable information to have. Each week we will give you the rundown on who is in line for a big week and give you one option which is poised to make for a great streaming option for the week.

Brandon Finnegan (@ATL, @HOU)

A highly touted prospect in the Royals organization, Finnegan was used exclusively out of the bullpen in Kansas City with mixed results. After being included in the Johnny Cueto trade last summer, the 23-year-old is finally getting his shot in the rotation with the Reds this season. Through 13 starts, Finnegan owns a 2-4 record with a 3.77 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. While those numbers look rather ho-hum, consider that over 30 percent of his starts have come against the two best offenses in the NL, Chicago and St. Louis.

In his two most recent starts, the lefty has shut down the Cardinals and Nationals to the tune of three runs allowed in 13.1 IP. This week he gets to face everyone's favorite whipping boy, the Atlanta Braves. Not only have the Braves scored the least amount of runs in the majors, but they also have hit only 25 home runs through their first 60 games. His second opponent, the Astros, may be middle of the pack in runs scored, 14th to be exact, but the lead both leagues in strikeouts with an average of nearly 10 Ks per game. With enticing matchups like that on his docket, plus his steadily improving ratios, Finnegan should see his ownership percentages spike this week.


Zack Greinke (LAD, @PHI)

Max Scherzer (CHC, @SD)

The last time Scherzer faced the Cubs, he gave up four home runs on his way to allowing seven runs in five innings for his worst start of the season. In the six starts since he owns a 2.58 ERA and a .175 opponents BA. He also owns an overwhelming 12.1 K/9 rate in the past month as he gets into midseason form.

Lineup Locks

Carlos Carrasco (@KC, CWS)

Yu Darvish (@OAK, @STL)

Jacob deGrom (PIT, ATL)

Drew Pomeranz (MIA, WAS)

David Price (BAL, SEA)

Julio Teheran (CIN, @NYM)

The Rangers have been, understandably, careful with their ace so far, limiting him to just 15.2 IP in three starts. Even with the limitations, Darvish has picked up where he left off in 2014 with a 10.9 K/9 rate and a sub-3.00 ERA...One of the best surprises this season, Pomeranz is top 10 in the NL in ERA (2.44), Ks (82), and H/9 (5.9). Despite the occasional command issue, the Padres southpaw is a must-start until further notice...Ignore his 2-6 record; Teheran has posted career bests in ERA (2.85), WHIP (1.02), opposing BA (.203), and strikeout rate (8.5) this season, making him a top 30 starter for the year. With two favorable matchups, he could double his win total for the year this week.

Solid Starts

Jerad Eickhoff (@TOR, ARI)

Kyle Hendricks (@WAS, PIT)

Kenta Maeda (@ARI, MIL)

Jimmy Nelson (@SF, @LAD)

Jake Odorizzi (SEA, SF)

Chris Tillman (@BOS, TOR)

Taijaun Walker (@TB, @BOS)

Jordan Zimmermann (@CWS, @KC)

Eickhoff has tossed a quality start in four of his last five outings, including a seven inning, one run, eight strikeouts against the mighty Cubs his last start. With Toronto batting under .200 the last seven games and the D-Backs struggling on the road, the Phillies' righty is in line for a good week...Maeda has been a relatively reliable pitching option all year long with a 1.06 WHIP, seven quality starts, and an 8.4 K/9 rate. Even as he takes a turn at hitter-friendly Chase Field, the Dodgers' righty can be trusted, as he has allowed four runs or less in all 12 of his starts this year...After a few rough outings, Walker was brilliant with an 8.0 inning, three-hit, zero run, 11 strikeout performance against the Indians last week. As the M's take to the road this week, the 23-year-old faces a challenge as he owns a 5.00 ERA in his four starts away from Safeco this season.

Not a Sure Thing

Wei-Yin Chen (@SD, COL)

Nathan Eovaldi (@COL, @MIN)

Gio Gonzalez (CHC, @SD)

James Shields (DET, @CLE)

Marcus Stroman (PHI, @BAL)

Especially with his recent struggles, 10 runs allowed in his last 10.2 IP; Eovaldi should be on your bench when he takes the hill at Coors Field. However, his second start this week is a tasty matchup gainst the 27th ranked run scoring team. The Twins also have the third-most swings and misses in the AL ...Over his last four starts, Gonzalez has been a strikeout machine with 31 in 22.2 IP. However, he has also given up 21 runs and 30 hits in that same span, making his once sterling ERA jump up nearly two full runs to 3.93 for the season...Stroman has been the workhorse of the Toronto staff as he has tossed 85.1 innings, good for top five in the AL. Unfortunately, all the work has not produced the best results as the 25-year-old has a WHIP over 1.35 and an ERA pushing 5.00.

Shot in the Dark

Chase Anderson (@SF, @LAD)

Matt Boyd (@CWS, @KC)

Martin Perez (@OAK, @STL)

Anderson is on a roll recently with a 2.43 ERA and 0.65 WHIP since May 11. More impressively, he has not allowed a walk in his last three starts while striking out 13. The Brewers' righty is owned in less than 10 percent of fantasy leagues, so look no further if you are in need of a quality streamer this week...Perez is not the sexiest of names when it comes to available wire options, but the Rangers southpaw has quietly had a good season. He has allowed two of fewer runs in nine of his 13 starts, despite leading theAL in walks. While his second turn against the best offense in the NL is not ideal, facing the A's in Oakland is a sweet matchup you can not pass up.

No Thank You

Mike Bolsinger (@ARI, MIL)

R.A. Dickey (PHI, @BAL)

Juan Nicasio (@NYM, @CHC)

Ricky Nolasco(@LAA, NYY)

Colin Rea (MIA, WAS)

Ervin Santana (@LAA, NYY)

Alfredo Simon (@ATL, @HOU)

Albert Suarez (MIL, @TB)

Edinson Volquez (CLE, DET)

Chris Young (CLE, DET)

Jered Weaver (MIN, @OAK)