Fantasy Baseball: 2 Start Pitchers Week of 7/25
1. Juan Nicasio (@LAD, @SD) – Rockies need to go on a run if they’re going to contend for the NL West. Nicasio has been pitching well, and he faces two possible wins at the cellar dwellers in the NL West. (ERA: 3.88, WHIP: 1.24)
2. James McDonald (@ATL, @PHI) – McDonald has a 2.45 ERA in the month of July, and has been part of a strong PS leading pirates resurgence. He faces Tim Hudson/Cliff Lee, so the wins might not be there, but he should get you some strong ERA/WHIP numbers (ERA: 4.15, WHIP: 1.54)
3. Kyle McClellan (HOU, CHC) – McClellan faces the two worst teams in baseball this week. As the NL central race heats up, the Cardinals need production from the middle rotation guys, and if Cards decide to bolster their starting staff at the trade deadline, McClellan may pitching for his spot in the rotation. (ERA: 4.34, WHIP: 1.33)
4.. R.A. Dickey (@CIN, @WAS) – The knucleballer has been dancin’, and his numbers usually improve during the summer months. Take the Reds a team who hasn’t faced Dickey before, and the Nationals who have fallen back to earth, RA is due for a good 2 start week. (ERA: 3.80, WHIP: 1.31)
5. Jake Westbrook (HOU, CHC) – See Kyle McClellan. His ERA at home of > 6 is troubling, but he has been better in his last few starts, and expect that to continue. (ERA: 5.04, WHIP: 1.51)
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