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Fantasy Prophet: Week 5


by Brian Dorsey

Week 4 has come and gone, so let’s go ahead and find out what’s on our plate for this week. Here are the Top-10 Two Start Pitchers in each league, some interesting notes, and the weather reports.

Two Start Pitchers

AL Top-10

  1. Jared Weaver (at BOS, CLE): We swear, he’s a two start pitcher this week!
  2. Jon Lester (LAA, MIN): Always a slow starter, proving once again why he’s an ace.
  3. Dan Haren (at BOS, CLE): He’s ridiculous. Remember how low he was ranked pre-season? Who wouldn’t take this guy as their number one now?
  4. Justin Verlander (NYY, at TOR): Tough match up in NY, but you start this guy no matter what.
  5. C.C. Sabathia (at DET, at TEX): Decent start, but you’d like to see the big fella get some more wins.
  6. Alex Ogando (at SEA, NYY): This reliever turned starter is proving the the Rangers did the right thing with Feliz.
  7. Clay Buchholz (LAA, MIN): I refuse to believe he’s as bad as he’s pitching right now. His ERA over the last two weeks is looking better (3.75).
  8. Jeremy Guthrie (at CHW, TB): His 2.53 ERA is still available in most Yahoo! public leagues.
  9. Josh Tomlin (at OAK, at LAA): Might be a little bit of magic swirling around Tomlin these days, but that’s ok.
  10. Bartolo Colon (at DET, at TEX): He’s big, and he’s fat, and I promise, he’s going to start two this week.

NL Top-10

  1. Clayton Kershaw (CHC, at NYM): One of the best young pitchers in the game and the match ups are to die for.
  2. Tommy Hanson (MIL, at PHI): Proving his slow start wasn’t for real. On the verge of being one of the best in the game.
  3. Roy Oswalt (WAS, ATL): He’s old, and he cares more about his family than baseball, but what a great start.
  4. Anibal Sanchez (at STL, WAS): Almost had a no-hitter two starts ago, so the Nationals better watch out.
  5. Jair Jurrjens (MIL, at PHI): When healthy, he’s a great find. If for whatever reason he’s still available in your league, he needs to be owned.
  6. Yovani Gallardo (at ATL, at STL): Watching him pitch is frustrating. He’s on cruise control until the 4th or 5th inning, and then just blows up.
  7. Aaron Harang (PIT, ARI): Got destroyed last week, but beautiful match ups at home this week.
  8. Kyle Lohse (FLA, MIL): Wainwright who? Cardinal pitching is coming alive.
  9. Mike Leake (HOU, at CHC): San Diego boy making San Diego look good. When you can steal $60 worth of t-shirts and then get a win in your next start, you’re alright.
  10. Kyle McClellan (FLA, MIL): see Lohse, Kyle.

Teams Without a Day Off

Here are the teams that will be playing seven games this week. Please take advantage:

Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals.

Weather Report

There are more games that could get rained out than not get rained out. So…

Games that won’t get rained out: Tigers at Blue Jays (3, Fri-Sun); Rockies at Diamondbacks (3, Tue-Thu); Rangers at Mariners (3, Tue-Thu); White Sox at Mariners (3, Fri-Sun); Blue Jays at Rays (3, Tue-Thu).

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Weather provided by espn.com

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