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Two-Start Pitchers for Fantasy Baseball Week 24 (9/12-9/18)

The fantasy playoffs have arrived! Now it’s time to outsmart your competition by picking up the best two-start pitchers for Week 24. However, be careful with who you decide to stream. The stakes are extremely high and remember, it’s almost always better to pitch a reliable one-start pitcher than a risky two-start pitcher. Lastly, make sure you consistently check the Fangraphs Starting Pitchers Grid before you make any moves or transactions. Pitching rotations change daily. Let’s take a look at the two-start pitchers for Week 24 (9/12-9/18)!

Week 24 Two-Start Pitchers

Must-Start: These pitchers should be started regardless of match-up. They are a must-start in all leagues until further notice.

Should-Start: These pitchers should start in most leagues. This is based on the pedigree of the pitcher and/or favorable matchups.

Risky Business: Only start these pitchers if you are in a deep roto or points league, desperate for counting stats, or feeling lucky.

Must Sit: Do not start these pitchers.

Must Start

PitcherxERAStart 1wRC+Start 2wRC+
Jacob deGrom NYM RHP1.80CHC98PIT80
Alek Manoah TOR RHP3.42TB104BAL99
Sandy Alcantara MIA RHP2.97PHI101@ WAS97

For those that drafted and held on to Jacob deGrom all year, you have been rewarded with a two-start week in the fantasy playoffs. The 34-year-old has an utterly ridiculous 1.80 xERA with a 38.8 K-BB%, and a 0.55 WHIP. When hitters do make contact they only have a .170 xBA. When healthy, he is the best pitcher in the world and it’s not even close. Enjoy the week deGoat owners!

Should Start

PitcherxERAStart 1wRC+Start 2wRC+
Tyler Anderson LAD LHP3.18@ ARI89@ SF112
Chris Bassitt NYM RHP3.16CHC98PIT80
Jordan Montgomery STL LHP3.81MIL87CIN95
Joe Ryan MIN RHP3.81KC90CHC98
Kyle Wright ATL RHP3.90@ SF95PHI101
Yu Darvish SD RHP3.71@ SEA104@ ARI97

Chris Bassitt holds a 3.16 xERA with 153 strikeouts in 161.1 innings so far this season. Bassitt does an outstanding job limiting hard contact and he has been worth every penny of his one-year, $8.8 million dollar contract. Like deGrom, he has two great home matchups against the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates next week.

Risky Business

PitcherxERAStart 1wRC+Start 2wRC+
Nick Pivetta BOS RHP4.35NYY111KC90
Eduardo Rodriguez DET LHP4.54HOU116CHW130
Trevor Rogers MIA LHP4.82TEX117@ WAS91
Jeffrey Springs TB LHP3.30@ TOR116TEX117
Alex Cobb SF RHP3.16ATL106LAD123
Michael Kopech CHW RHP3.90COL80@ DET72

Since August 1st, Michael Kopech has a 5.88 ERA, 4.77 FIP, and  4.59 xFIP across 26 innings. Usually, he would be a must-sit but next week he has two outstanding matchups. Kopech faces the Colorado Rockies at home then the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park. Playing him is definitely risky business, but it could pay off big.

Jeffrey Springs is having the best season of his career. He has pitched a career-high 109.2 innings with a 3.30 xERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He also has a career-low 6.1 BB%. Most of the time, he would be in the “should start” category but he has two tough matchups next week against the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers. Both teams are in the top ten against lefties according to wRC+. If you must start him, I wish you the best of luck.

Must Sit

PitcherxERAStart 1wRC+Start 2wRC+
Bailey Falter PHI LHP4.50@ MIA63@ ATL124
Ken Waldichuk OAK LHP3.42@ TEX117@ HOU116
Mike Minor CIN LHP4.41PIT81@ STL134
Glenn Otto TEX RHP5.02@ MIA93@ TB104
Kris Bubic KC LHP5.76@ MIN104@ BOS111
Ryne Nelson ARI RHP1.36LAD123@ SD101
Cody Morris CLE RHP5.95LAA93MIN111
Bryse Wilson PIT RHP5.76@ CIN85@ NYM117
Luis Cessa CIN RHP4.69PIT80@ STL111
Yusei Kikuchi TOR (L)5.98TB109BAL97
Zach Thompson PIT (R)5.22@ CIN85@ NYM117
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