Congratulations if you’ve made it to the championship round of your fantasy baseball league this week. There are still two weeks to go before you can claim the ultimate prize, so don’t blow it by picking up the wrong two-start pitchers.
Many fantasy baseball leagues begin the championship round a week early to avoid the headaches caused by major league teams resting players down the stretch. This will become a problem as soon as next week, so it’s imperative that you get your lineup right during the first week of your title match.
Resist the temptation to simply pick up the hottest starter or two still available in your league’s free-agent pool and play close attention to the matchups. Beware the pitcher who’s looked great over his last few home starts but has two games on the road this week.
The following 11 starters are scheduled to make two appearances this week. You’re better off avoiding them altogether—or at least for one of their two starts—if you intend to end the fantasy baseball season as a champion.
This list only includes players who are likely still available in your league.