Early games made it difficult to get any Monday picks in with the holiday, but the rest are updated in the sidebar. Some of the picks are thinning out, but the TTW All-Stars include Felipe Paulino, AJ Burnett, Erik Bedard and of course, Edwin Jackson. Jackson’s becoming less available, but he is still on enough wires to fit into the threshold. I still like Anthony Bass despite a hiccup last week. Meanwhile, JA Happ looks like he might be emerging as a solid option to rely on going forward for those who stream starters. I was surprised to see Trevor Cahill down at 15% at ESPN, but I guess his peripherals have been pretty weak thanks in large part to his elevated walk rate after walking 3 in each of his last three starts.
Last week saw 12 of the 23 recommendations pick up a win. That has to be an all-time high for TTW. The ERA was nice at 3.53, but the WHIP was high at 1.40 thanks in large part to the aforementioned Bass as well as Ross Detwiler and Juan Nicasio getting smoked. Detwiler lost his rotation spot to Chien-Ming Wang. Not sure how I missed RA Dickey‘s second start against San Diego on Sunday. I feel like that wasn’t listed when I checked the list last week because I had him for his May 22nd start in Pittsburgh. Maybe it was an oversight on my part or a schedule change later on. He was amazing in both, but now he’s on too many rosters too qualify. And finally, Mike Minor has a lot to prove before reappearing on a TTW slate.
Last Wk: 12 W in 23 starts, 3.53 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 7.2 K/9 in 133 IP