With leagues limiting moves, so fantasy owners do not stream their way to victory, picking up two start pitchers is crucial in fantasy baseball. Here are some options that are most likely available in your league, that can give you two starts next week. Do not be afraid to add them this weekend if you have an extra move or two available and feel like you can win your pitching categories without making another move, freeing up your moves next week for streaming options!
Edinson Volquez (38% Yahoo, 33% ESPN)
We hope you took our advice earlier in the week! Volquez gets the Twins again before facing the White Sox for a 2nd time this season. He was charged with the L in the Royals first loss of the season, but outside of a 2-run homer off the bat of Oswaldo Arcia in the 4th inning, Volquez dominated. He only allowed 5 hits in 7.2 IP and struck out 7 Twins. The Royals offense was silenced by Kyle Gibson and the bullpen. He will see Gibson again on Monday Night.
Volquez, who signed as a free agent after pitching last year in Pittsburgh, now has eight straight quality starts. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last 14 outings. - Fox SportsVolquez pitched 8 innings in his first start against the Sox, earning a W and scattering 4 hits. He will match up with and John Danks.
Anthony DeSclafani (9%, 5%)
When the Reds traded Mat Laos to the Marlins for DeSclafani, I was all Team Marlins. But Latos has been hurt and DeSclafani has been great, beating out Tony Cingrani for the final spot in the Reds rotation. In 13 innings of work, he has allowed 11 hits and struck out 13 batters. He got a ND against the Pirates in his debut, pitching 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, striking out 6. He picked up a W against the Cubs, striking out 5 over 7 shutout innings. DeSclafani will face Wily Peralta on the Road in Milwaukee and host Jake Arrieta at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, in a rematch. Except this time, the Cubs will have Kris Bryant!
Kendall Graveman (9%, 5%)
After a rough outing in his first MLB start, Graveman rebounded nicely against the Houston Astros,earning his first career win. He got 11 groundball outs and that is the key to his success, as he is not a strikeout pitcher. If things go as planned, Graveman can help keep your WHIP/ERA down and we have seen the Athletics offense explode in wins, providing plenty of runs support!
The Angels are struggling offensively early on, well everyone except Mike Trout. The Astros rank near the bottom of the league in runs OBP and slugging and are dead last in batting average, despite Jake Marisnick and Jason Castro hitting over .300. George Springer, Evan Gattis and Chris Carter are 10 for 96 (.104) with 43 Ks and 8 walks!
His Spring Training numbers were fantastic