A quick look at my work available over at Baseball Prospectus this week.
- First up was the Starting Pitcher Value Picks piece in which I looked at Felipe Paulino, who threw alright on Friday night against the White Sox. I still like him as at least a stream option in all formats if not a full-time player. I was surprised to learn that Jeff Samardzija was so available across the three primary outlets. He is only out there in 18% of CBS leagues, but even that was surprising while his availability in ESPN and Yahoo! leagues ranged from 53-60%.
- Next up was the Weekly Planner piece which takes a look at the all the two-start pitchers for next week and decides who you should go with and who you should probably avoid. There are several aces going and falling in the Auto-Start category, but there are also a ton of Start options as well. That should allow you find an adequate arm to fill in for Johnny Cueto who I have as merely a Consider this week with trips into Atlanta and the Bronx on his docket. I’ve long been a fan of Cueto, but I’m also realistic and he is likely going to start his path to regression this upcoming week.
- And finally, episode 3 came out for the The Towers of Power Fantasy Hour, a BP Fantasy Podcast. We discussed stars playing like stars and how to handle them, cover a bunch of unexpectedly hot pitchers and whether or not we believe in them as well as read plenty of your emails. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. We record on Thursdays. We also have a Facebook Group that you should definitely join.