Sunday, March 27, 2011

Best Of The Rest...NL 5th SP

I posted earlier this week all the players starting the season on the DL. Many of you who own the Greinkes and Latos’ of the world should know about available, viable options to replace your aces. The 5th starters for each team are available for fill- in duty until your aces return. When I talk about a fifth starter, I mean the guy taking the fifth turn in the rotation. The guy who gets bumped because of off days and maybe has to move up a spot or two because of injuries and who probably won’t pitch in the postseason if everyone’s healthy. Most of these players will not get a stat until week two (game 9) on most rosters. So look for the right match-up if you plan to use a 5th SP in the early going. There are some interesting names to consider here and others to completely avoid.
Charlie Morton Pittsburgh
Kyle McClellan St. Louis
 Chris Narveson Milwaukee
 Andrew Cashner Chicago
Mike Leake Cincinnati

 Tom Gorzleanny Washington
 Brandon Beachy Atlanta
 Joe Blanton Philadelphia
 Chris Capuano New York

Esmil Rogers Colorado
Wade LeBlanc  San Diego
 Aaron Heilman Arizona
Madison Bumgarner San Francisco
Jon Garland Los Angeles

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