Fantasy Weekly Planner (8/10/20-8/16/20)

This article is going to be a weekly planner/FAAB piece. It will come out each Sunday morning for those of you looking for ideas for that night’s pick-up. This takes over for the previous versions that were called “Who’s on First?” and “What’s on Second?”

Things to Consider
The Cardinals/Pirates game on Monday has been postponed and there is no indication of when the Cardinals will play again.

The Yankees, Blue Jays, Indians, Royals, and Marlins play five games this week.

16 teams don’t play on Thursday.

The Rockies play six games at home!

The Rangers and Diamondbacks each have a three game series in Colorado.

The Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Astros, Angels, Phillies, Reds, and Rockies play all their games at home.

The Rays, Royals, A’s, Mariners, Braves, Nationals, Pirates, and Padres play all their games on the road.

 

Pickups to Consider By Position
Catchers:
Max Stassi– Stassi has four home runs already and is a pretty darn good framer which means he should continue to get work even when the bat cools off.

Francisco Cervelli– Cervelli is hitting well with Jorge Alfaro on the IL. This is a short term solution for people with Yadier Molina. Also consider Matt Weiters.

 

Infielders:
Edwin Rios– Rios has a ton of power, just needs the playing time.

Michael Chavis– Chavis isn’t playing everyday, but has two home runs in the last four starts and could be in line for more work if Peraza doesn’t get his OBP over .300.

Luery Garcia- With Madrigal out with a shoulder injury, Garcia should be in the lineup much more and his multi-positional eligibility is helpful in all leagues.

Joey Wendle– Wendle is hot right now so he will play until he cools down and then he can be dropped again.

 

Outfielders:
Jo Adell– I can’t imagine he is available in many leagues, but there is a chance he was dropped in some leagues where players had a lot of injuries on their teams.

Mike Tauchman– With Stanton hitting the IL, Tauchman should get a lot of at bats.

Victor Reyes– Is in line for more work right now and is still available because the Tigers lost so many games with the Cardinals COVID issues.

Jarrod Dyson– Dyson steals bases in bunches, but he almost always turns a profit. He is getting to play regularly, so if you can afford the power and average hit, he is worth the speed spec.

Ben Gamel– With the injuries in Milwaukee, Gamel has an everyday role for right now.

 

Starting Pitchers:
Randy DobnakRich Hill is hurt again and Dobnak has a two-start week with one of the best offenses in the game behind him.

MacKenzie Gore– The Padres optioned Joey Lucchesi. Gore should be up very soon.

Spencer Howard– He is expected to start on Sunday and is the top prospect in the Phillies system.

Luis Patino– Patino has a ton of raw talent and pedigree. I just don’t know if the Padres are going to move him into the rotation.

Tyler Mahle– Mahle was a great late pick for people looking for cheap wins from a middle reliever.

Casey Mize– Mize should be up soon as well in spite of the fact the Tigers aren’t likely to be competing. He has a ton of talent and could be great down the stretch.

John Means– Means looked pretty good in his first start back and then was promptly placed on the bereavement list. If that pushes back his next start, he will have a two start week.

 

Relievers:
Ryan Pressly– Should be the main closer now in Houston. Still available in too many leagues.

Trevor Gott– Gott appears to have the SF job locked down. Giants won’t win a lot of games, but he will get saves.

Giovanny Gallegos– With Ryan Helsley down with COVID, Gallegos should reassume the role once the Cardinals are playing again.

 

Two-Start Pitchers Worth Considering
John Means at PHI, vs WAS
Ryan Yarbrough at BOS, at TOR
Dallas Keuchel at DET vs STL
Gio Gonzalez at DET, vs STL
Tyler Alexander vs CHW, vs CLE
Randy Dobnak at MIL, vs KC
Lance McCullers Jr. vs SF, vs SEA
Kyle Gibson vs SEA, at COL
Sean Newcomb at PHI, at MIA
Steven Matz vs WAS, at PHI
Rick Porcello vs WAS, at PHI
Tyler Mahle vs KC, vs PIT
Dustin May vs SD, at LAA
Ross Stripling vs SD, at LAA

 

Starting Pitching Schedule

Starting Pitching Schedule 8/10-8/16
Mon, Aug 10 Tue, Aug 11 Wed, Aug 12 Thu, Aug 13 Fri, Aug 14 Sat, Aug 15 Sun, Aug 16
BAL OFF John Means* Alex Cobb Wade LeBlanc* Tommy Milone* Asher Wojciechowski John Means*
BOS TBD Martin Perez* TBD Zack Godley Nathan Eovaldi TBD Martin Perez*
NYY OFF J.A. Happ* Jordan Montgomery* OFF Masahiro Tanaka Gerrit Cole James Paxton*
TBR Ryan Yarbrough* BULLPEN Blake Snell* Tyler Glasnow Charlie Morton Ryan Yarbrough* TBD
TOR OFF Hyun-Jin Ryu* Nate Pearson OFF Tanner Roark Chase Anderson Matt Shoemaker
CHW Dallas Keuchel* Gio Gonzalez* Dylan Cease OFF Lucas Giolito Dallas Keuchel* Gio Gonzalez*
CLE OFF Mike Clevinger Carlos Carrasco OFF Aaron Civale Zach Plesac Shane Bieber
DET Michael Fulmer Tyler Alexander* Matthew Boyd* Ivan Nova/TBD Spencer Turnbull Michael Fulmer Tyler Alexander*
KCR OFF Kris Bubic* Brad Keller OFF Jakob Junis Danny Duffy* Brady Singer
MIN Randy Dobnak TBD Kenta Maeda OFF Jake Odorizzi Jose Berrios Randy Dobnak
HOU Lance McCullers Jr. Brandon Bielak Zack Greinke OFF Framber Valdez* Cristian Javier Lance McCullers Jr.
LAA Julio Teheran Dylan Bundy Griffin Canning OFF TBD Andrew Heaney* Julio Teheran
OAK Sean Manaea* Mike Fiers Chris Bassitt OFF Frankie Montas Jesus Luzardo* Sean Manaea*
SEA Justin Dunn Marco Gonzales* Taijuan Walker OFF Yusei Kikuchi* Nick Margevicius* Justus Sheffield*
TEX Kyle Gibson Mike Minor* Jordan Lyles OFF Kolby Allard* Lance Lynn Kyle Gibson
ATL Sean Newcomb* Touki Toussaint TBD OFF Kyle Wright Max Fried* Sean Newcomb*
MIA OFF Elieser Hernandez Jordan Yamamoto OFF TBD TBD TBD
NYM Steven Matz* Rick Porcello Michael Wacha David Peterson* Jacob deGrom Steven Matz* Rick Porcello
PHI Aaron Nola Zack Wheeler Zach Eflin Jake Arrieta Vince Velasquez Aaron Nola Zack Wheeler
WSN Patrick Corbin* Max Scherzer Anibal Sanchez Austin Voth Stephen Strasburg Patrick Corbin* Max Scherzer
CHC OFF TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
CIN OFF Tyler Mahle Luis Castillo Trevor Bauer Anthony DeSclafani Sonny Gray Tyler Mahle
MIL Adrian Houser Josh Lindblom Eric Lauer* Brett Anderson* Brandon Woodruff Adrian Houser Josh Lindblom
PIT Trevor Williams JT Brubaker TBD Derek Holland* Steven Brault* Trevor Williams JT Brubaker
STL TBD TBD TBD TBD/TBD TBD TBD TBD
ARI Robbie Ray* Zac Gallen Luke Weaver OFF Merrill Kelly Madison Bumgarner* Robbie Ray*
COL Jon Gray Kyle Freeland* Antonio Senzatela OFF Ryan Castellani German Marquez Jon Gray
LAD Dustin May Ross Stripling Julio Urias* Clayton Kerhsaw* Walker Buehler Dustin May Ross Stripling
SDP Garrett Richards TBD Zach Davies Chris Paddack Dinelson Lamet Garrett Richards TBD
SFG Logan Webb Tyler Anderson* TBD OFF Johnny Cueto Kevin Gausman Logan Webb
  • =Left Handed Pitcher

     Blue= Two-Start Pitcher

Starting Pitching Schedule 8/10-8/16
8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
BAL OFF @PHI @PHI @PHI WSN WSN WSN
BOS TBR TBR TBR TBR @NYY @NYY @NYY
NYY OFF ATL ATL OFF BOS BOS BOS
TBR @BOS @BOS @BOS @BOS @TOR @TOR @TOR
TOR OFF MIA MIA OFF TBR TBR TBR
CHW @DET @DET @DET OFF STL STL STL
CLE OFF CHC CHC OFF @DET @DET @DET
DET CHW CHW CHW STL-2 CLE CLE CLE
KCR OFF @CIN @CIN OFF @MIN @MIN @MIN
MIN @MIL @MIL @MIL OFF KCR KCR KCR
HOU SFG SFG SFG OFF SEA SEA SEA
LAA OAK OAK OAK OFF LAD LAD LAD
OAK @LAA @LAA @LAA OFF @SFG @SFG @SFG
SEA @TEX @TEX @TEX OFF @HOU @HOU @HOU
TEX SEA SEA SEA OFF @COL @COL @COL
ATL @PHI @NYY @NYY OFF @MIA @MIA @MIA
MIA OFF @TOR @TOR OFF ATL ATL ATL
NYM WSN WSN WSN WSN @PHI @PHI @PHI
PHI ATL BAL BAL BAL NYM NYM NYM
WSN @NYM @NYM @NYM @NYM @BAL @BAL @BAL
CHC OFF @CLE @CLE MIL MIL MIL MIL
CIN OFF KCR KCR PIT PIT PIT PIT
MIL MIN MIN MIN @CHC @CHC @CHC @CHC
PIT @STL @STL @STL @CIN @CIN @CIN @CIN
STL PIT PIT PIT @DET-2 @CHW @CHW @CHW
ARI @COL @COL @COL OFF SDP SDP SDP
COL ARI ARI ARI OFF TEX TEX TEX
LAD SDP SDP SDP SDP @LAA @LAA @LAA
SDP @LAD @LAD @LAD @LAD @ARI @ARI @ARI
SFG @HOU @HOU @HOU OFF OAK OAK OAK

HUGE Thanks to Jason Martinez for allowing me to use his schedules and starting pitching matchups from Roster Resource!!!

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Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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