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!
Jon Niese (9% Yahoo, 10% ESPN)
Niese has made three straight Quality Starts in June, but has an 0-2 record to show for it. He has held the Diamondbacks, Giants and Blue Jays to just 8 earned runs in 20 innings, good for a 3.60 ERA and is averaging 6 strikeouts per start. He will matchup with Mike Fiers and the Milwaukee Brewers on the road before having a home start vs Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds.
The Mets have lost 9 of Niese's 13 starts in 2015, so just bank on a quality start or two! Niese has earned a loss in 3 quality starts.
CC Sabathia (12%, 20%)
Sabathia's season numbers are awful, but over his last 4 starts, he has more strikeouts (23) than innings pitched (22.2), so he has that going for him! The Yankees have won 3 of those starts but 27 hits in 22.2 IP is not good. Tons of strikeouts available next week from CC. I like a veteran pitcher against young aggressive hitters. His first start comes against the Philadelphia Phillies (Sean O'Sullivan) before the New York Yankees head to Houston to take on Collin McHugh and the Astros. Sabathia's ERA is cut in half when he pitches on the road, where he has made 9 of his 14 starts.
It's feast or famine in Houston, Luis Valbuena has hit 13 of his 16 home runs at Minute Maid Park, Evan Gattis has hit 9 of his 12 homers at home, Chris Carter 8 of his 12 and George Springer 7 of his 10.
Tommy Milone (2%, 3%)
Over the last 14 days, Milone has made two starts for the Minnesota Twins - one on the road against the Texas Rangers and the other at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. He completed 7 innings in each start, allowed 8 hits and just 3 runs to score. He struck out 13 and walked one. He is not a strikeout guy so those numbers are high, but does own a 3.67 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 41.2 IP. He will get a home start against the Chicago White Sox (John Danks) before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers lineup at Miller Park against Mike Fiers.