Friday, April 27, 2012

An RP Worth a Look To Start

With Chris Naverson on the shelf for the rest of 2012, the Brewers will shuffle their rotation and will send Marco Estrada to the mound on Saturday for his 2nd start of the season.  He is no stranger to starting; he has 10 starts throughout his career though he has been mainly used in long relief.  
Estrada is pitching his best at the moment and had a stellar start last week against the Rockies. He went 5 innings giving up 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB while striking out 9, that includes the side in the 1st inning. On the season through the 6 games he has pitched; he has a 2.45 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. He is absolutely dominating right handed hitters to a tune of .130 BAA. Not to mention he will pitching a majority of his games against  pathetic NL Central line-ups.
With his RP/SP eligibility he is attractive to slide into your line-up. With Naverson out for the season, Estrada could earn a permanent spot in the rotation with a good showing against the Cardinals. Beware though he could be skipped next week with an off day for Milwaukee on Thursday.  I will be picking him up today in a couple of daily leagues and you should too if you need some pitching help this weekend.

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