Another week has come and gone, and with it pitchers have performed well and they’ve performed poorly. We’re here to give you the scoop on a few pitchers to look out for. Whether you’re in a roto league or points-based, we’ve got you covered.
Zach Plesac (SP) 54.8% Owned
Plesac didn’t have the best start on 6/12, but as you can see his ownership rate went up in the last week. Either a lot more people than I thought read my Waiver Wire, or there’s a trend. The young right-hander shows immense promise. In his 6/12 start against the Reds, he went 5.1 innings and gave up 3 HRs which is detrimental in a roto league or points-based. That being said, he did record 6 Ks and allowed just 5 hits. I still recommend taking the young pitcher, as I think this start is a blip in what will be a long career to come. He’s going to continue starting games and getting more opportunities to show his stuff.
Lance Lynn (SP) – 36.9 % Rostered
Lynn continues to be one of the more underrated pitchers in the league. He had another solid start this week, going 6.0 innings with 8 Ks and allowing 3 runs. It was a no decision, but Lynn continues to give the Rangers good chances at winning games. He tends to give up runs, but he can help in the K category and has only given up 1 home run in his last 5 games. I’ll reiterate what I said last week, get him while you can!
Pitchers To Pick Up
Griffin Canning (SP) – 22.5% Rostered
Canning had a great outing this week against the Dodgers. He went 6.0 innings giving up just 3 runs, which is quite the feat against his cross-town rival Dodgers. He also notably didn’t offer up any homers against a lineup filled with big bats. He fanned 5 and allowed 5 hits in what ultimately was deemed a no-decision. In 44.1 innings pitched on the season, he has 47 Ks, a WHIP of 0.99, and an ERA of 3.65. His WHIP and Ks will be helpful in that category, and in standard ESPN points-based leagues, he scored 35.4 points in his last start.
Jon Duplantier (SP) 1.7% Rostered
Currently on the 10-day IL, Duplantier will certainly be available in your league. He’s got a good, young arm and has shown impressive stuff so far in Arizona. His last start against PHI wasn’t great, but looking back to 6/5 against the Dodgers he fanned 7 in 5.0 innings and allowed just 3 hits, giving up 1 HR. Those Ks make a nice addition to the category, and for the points-based leagues, it was a solid 27.9 point start in a standard ESPN league.
Check out our 2019 MLB closer depth chart for a look at each team.