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. Save next weeks moves for streaming options!
Josh Collmenter (26% Yahoo, 12% ESPN)
Home game against the Washington Nationals (Stephen Strasburg?) and a road start against the Philadelphia Phillies (Jerome Williams)
After pitching a complete game shutout against the San Francisco Giants on April 17th, Collmenter has not walked a batter in three straight starts, striking out 14 over 21 innings pitched. He did allow the Rockies to hit 3 home runs off of him in 7 innings his last start, but that was at Coors Field. His offense backed him up and he earned a W in a 13-7 victory.
The Nationals offense has struggled in the month of May, even with Bryce Harper hitting 3 home runs in one game and Strasburg might miss his next start. The Phillies are the Phillies.
Nathan Eovaldi (24%, 21%)
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Two road starts against the Tampa Bay Rays (Chris Archer) and Kansas City Royals (Edinson Volquez)
The New York Yankees are undefeated in Eovaldi's last 4 starts, with Nathan earning 3 Ws.
44 hits in 34 innings pitched is not a recipe for success, but Eovaldi has done a good job limiting the damage. For a guy with electric stuff, you wish he had more than 25 strikeouts, but he has issued just 9 walks.
Outside of Evan Longoria (Logan Forsythe?), the Rays lineup is pretty weak. The Royals offense has cooled off in May, scoring 24 runs in 6 games, hitting .228.
Carlos Frias (7%, 8%)
Frias has 3 wins, but one of them came in a relief appearance. He joined the rotation when Brandon McCarthy's season ended, and in two starts has allowed 10 hits in 10.1 IP striking out 9, walking 2 and allowing 3 runs to score. He beat the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers.