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Two-Start Pitchers for Fantasy Baseball: Week 7 (5/16-5/22)

Here are the two-start pitchers for Week 7 (5/16-5/22) in fantasy baseball. Around the league, the weather is warming up, while offense is picking up. Keep this in mind while researching two-start pitchers for this week and moving forward. With that said, if you are lacking strikeouts or wins it may help your fantasy team to scoop up a two-start pitcher for the week. This article was mostly produced on Saturday (5 /14) before the week starts so make sure to double-check teams’ rotations before you make any moves. Starting pitching rotations change daily. Let’s take a look at the two-start pitchers for Week 7!

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. However, these pitchers are not elite and are more subject to variance in performance.

Questionable: Only start these pitchers if you are in a very deep league, desperate for counting stats, or feeling lucky.

Sit: Do not start these pitchers.

Week 7 Two-Start Pitchers


PitcherERAStart 1Start 2
Dylan Cease3.55@ KC@ NYY
Freddy Peralta4.40ATLWAS
Logan Gilbert2.13@ TOR@ BOS
Lucas Giolito2.70@ KC@NYY
Luis Garcia2.94@ BOSTEX
Nathan Eovaldi3.15HOUSEA
Noah Syndergaard2.45@ TEXOAK
Shane McClanahan2.52DET@ BAL
Tony Gonsolin1.33ARI@ PHI
Zack Wheeler4.26SDLAD

Dylan Cease has pitched like a bonafide ace so far this season. Yes, most recently against the New York Yankees he struggled, but on the year, Cease boasts a 36.9 K% with 58 strikeouts in just 38 innings pitched. Cease has a 3.55 ERA and his 1.98 xERA implies his numbers could be even better. Hitters have only a .170 xBA against him. This week he takes on the lowly Kansas City Royals and then a rematch against the Bronx Bombers.

Should Start

PitcherERAStart 1Start 2
Garrett Whitlock2.19HOUSEA
Jesus Luzardo4.03WASATL
Jose Urquidy4.40@ BOSTEX
Luis Severino4.08@ BALCHW
Merrill Kelly1.71@ LAD@ CHC
Miles Mikolas1.49@ NYM@ PIT
Tylor Megill4.41STL@ COL

Garrett Whitlock is making the best case he can to be a permanent stay in the Red Sox rotation. In 24.2 innings pitched, Whitlock has 34 strikeouts and batters have only a.190 xBA against him. The 25-year-old also has a 2.19 ERA with a 0.93 WHIP. With the Red Sox struggling there is no reason he should not be in the rotation. Houston will be a tough test but the Mariners should be a good start for him.


PitcherERAStart 1Start 2
Alex Wood3.60@ COLSD
Brad Keller2.70CHWMIN
Ian Anderson4.20@ MIL@ MIA
Jameson Taillon2.93@ BALCHW
Madison Bumgarner1.78@ LAD@ CHC
Yusei Kikuchi4.15SEACIN

Yusei Kikuchi has performed just good enough for fantasy owners to start believing in him again but I am here to curb your enthusiasm. Kikuchi is walking batters at a career-high 14.9% rate and his 5.62 xERA screams that drastic regression is coming. I understand the optimism but all Statcast data is ice blue because batters are crushing the ball off him. His matchups are tasteful this week so I can understand someone rolling the dice but only if you are extremely desperate.


PitcherERAStart 1Start 2
Aaron Sanchez7.58@ MIA@ MIL
Antonio Senzatela4.88SFNYM
Beau Brieske3.86@ TB@ CLE
Bryse Wilson5.82@ CHCSTL
Chris Archer4.43@ OAK@ KC
Chris Flexen4.24@ TOR@ BOS
Jon Heasley2.70CHWMIN
Kyle Bradish4.24NYYTB
Martin Perez2.10LAA@ HOU
Spenser Watkins5.19NYYTB
Steven Matz6.40@ NYM@ PIT
Taijuan Walker3.00STL@ COL
Taylor Hearn5.26LAA@ HOU
Zach Logue1.35MIN@ LAA


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