Two-Start Pitchers 2015: August 31 – September 6: Are There Any Gambles Worth Taking?

by Ray Kuhn

By the time this week is over the calendar will read September. That means both pennant and fantasy races are in full swing. With that being said, each start is quite critical and we are here to help. Maximizing your innings and starting pitcher spots is vital, as each strikeout and win could prove to be important. The list of pitchers taking the mound twice is filled with multiple aces and top options, so let’s take a look at how they rank:

Tier One:

  1. Zack Greinke – LA Dodgers – vs. San Francisco; at San Diego
  2. Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox – at Minnesota; at Kansas City
  3. Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants – at LA Dodgers; at Colorado
  4. David Price – Toronto Blue Jays – vs. Cleveland; vs. Baltimore
  5. Chris Archer – Tampa Bay Rays – at Baltimore; at NY Yankees
  6. Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners – at Houston; at Oakland
  7. Johnny Cueto – Kansas City Royals – vs. Detroit; vs. Chicago White Sox

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Bullpen Notes: August 29, 2015: Pomeranz Impresses, Giles Becoming Elite & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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Enter To Win A Le’Veon Bell Autographed Mini Helmet By Ordering Rotoprofessor’s 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Guide!

Last year we debuted the Rotoprofessor Fantasy Football Draft Guide and this year we’re back for more!!  The guide has officially been released and is very similar to our Baseball Guide (including regular updates based on news/injuries).  Normally $6, if you order the guide now you will get it for just $5!  Included in the guide will be:

  • Expanded Positional Rankings (Top 75 RB, Top 100 WR, etc.)
  • Expanded PPR Rankings
  • Overall Rankings (Both PPR & Non-PPR)
  • Projections (Including Player Analysis)
  • Sleepers/Breakouts/Busts
  • And so much more!!

Additionally, if you order the guide by September 1 you will be entered to win an authenticated Le’Veon Bell autographed mini helmet!  This is one prize you don’t want to miss!

To ensure being one of the first to receiver the guide, make sure to order it today for just $5.  Make sure you keep checking back for more details and be sure to reserve your copy early!!

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10 Important Stories From 8/29/15 Box Scores: Buying Severino, Desmond Heating Up & More

by Will Overton

Seeing fans throw their hats onto the field after Edwin Encarnacion belted his third home run of the game was definitely the highlight of the day yesterday. That said, there were plenty more good stories worth discussing as well, including the continued success of rookie phenom Luis Severino.

Here are the top 10 stories of the day:

1)      Edwin Encarnacion Hits A Home Run Hat Trick
The Toronto Blue Jays padded their lead for most runs in the league yesterday when they scored 15 on the Detroit Tigers, and the other teams in the league weren’t really close to begin with. Responsible for over half of the teams run scoring was first baseman Edwin Encarnacion who left the yard three times, scored four runs and drove in a total of nine runs! This is a week’s worth of production in one game. It was a pretty cool scene to see fans throwing hats onto the field for him after the third bomb. This runs Encarnacion’s hitting streak up to 24 games in a row and he has eight home runs in 10 games. At the beginning of August there was a question whether Encarnacion would reach 30 HR’s for the fourth year in a row and now August is almost over and he only need one more long ball and I think it’s a foregone conclusion.

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Prospect Report: Could A.J. Reed or Bradley Zimmer Make A September Impact?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously there are big named prospects who could get an opportunity come September (think Corey Seager), but what about a few players who aren’t currently on their team’s 40-man roster who could get a look?  It’s a little less likely that they arrive, but if they do the potential is there for them to make a significant impact.  Here are two players to keep a close eye on, in case their team decides to make a move (all stats are through Wednesday):

 

A.J. Reed – Houston Astros – First Baseman
Chris Carter continues to be a disaster (.143, 0 HR, 4 RBI in 17 games in August), so is it really unthinkable that the team tries another option?  Conventional wisdom would be simply promoting Jon Singleton, but he’s already struggled in the Majors (.205, 1 HR in 44 AB) and when has Houston ever been conventional?

Between High-A and Double-A (475 AB) Reed is hitting .343 with 30 HR and 112 RBI.  The power, at least to an extent, was inflated due to playing in the California League:

  • High-A – 23 HR in 318 AB (1 HR every 13.8 AB)
  • Double-A – 7 HR in 157 AB (1 HR every 22.4 AB)

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Bullpen Notes: August 28, 2015: Perkins Setting Up?, Holland “Back” & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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