There are a few players who could provide your club with a nice boost if you are willing to scan the waiver wire. Coco Crisp and his fresh legs could provide steals. Tom Gorzelanny‘s newfound rotation opportunity could provide strikeouts. Aubrey Huff is a surprising source of most offensive stats along with a little position flexibility.
Also, with the rash of injuries to middle infielders (Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia, Brian Roberts, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins), there are plethora of unusual suspects getting opportunities that could help you, like Bill Hall, Jonathan Herrera, and Wilson Valdez.
Eight teams in each league play seven games this week while the others all play six games this week.
Now, the projected 2-start pitchers for this week. For those of you in leagues who require you to set your lineup at the beginning of the week, these are guys you should strongly consider:
Five best bets for double-start pitchers this week
1. C.C. Sabathia faces two weak offenses in pitchers parks (at OAK, at SEA). This should be a big week for Carston Charles.
2. Felix Hernandez gets a cupcake (KC) and a juggernaut (NYY) this week, both at home. Play him confidently.
3. Roy Halladay has been beatable in the last month, losing six of his last eight starts. But in those eight starts, he’s only thrown two clunkers (against two A.L. powers, Boston and New York), so feel confident in the best pitcher in baseball. The reason he’s #3 and not #1 is because he is facing two very tough opponents (vs ATL, vs CIN).
4. After being putrid for most of April and May, Jake Peavy seems to finally have the American League style of baseball figured out. Home games against the Angels and Royals will provide an opportunity to keep going in the right direction.
5. Jeff Niemann has been downright nasty this season. He gets Boston and Cleveland at home and should be good for a strong week.