Jerome Williams - $22,547. Williams has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, with his only flaw being a K:BB of 40:22. Aside from that blemish, he has otherwise been really strong this season, and has just a 3.68 ERA with a 6-2 record. He faces off against former Yankee prospect Hector Noesi, who hasn’t been performing like a top prospect with his 5.51 ERA, which only improves Williams’ chance of getting a win. Williams has already had a good outing against Seattle this year, on May 26th, in which he went six innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits while striking out five and walking two. It was an encouraging start for the 30-year old, as he scored 14.25 points in Seattle. He followed up that start with a 15.25-point effort against Texas, which is obviously not an easy thing to do against that powerful lineup. In those two starts, his last two, he’s put forth 6.54 FP/10k. You should feel confident in starting him.
Chris Capuano - $27,804. While Capuano is a bit more expensive than Williams, he has also been a bit better. Capuano has had an underwhelming career, but has found new life in a Dodgers uniform with a 2.50 ERA and a stellar 7-2 record this season. With an 8.06 K/9 this season, he has been a strong StarStreet play, as our scoring awards one point per strikeout. While he did struggle his last time out versus the Rockies, he is facing off against the Phillies tonight, a club he has had success against in his career. Lifetime against Philadelphia, he has a 2.87 ERA to go along with a 8.42 K/9 in over 30 innings of work. He’s a solid play tonight against Philly.
JJ Hardy - $6,023. Hardy has turned his season around since his atrocious start and has provided ten homeruns for his patient believers so far this year. And he should continue to hit well today, as he’s up against Josh Beckett, who he’s is hitting .313 with a homerun and 4 RBI against. With hitters like him that can get hot or cold on any given day, all we can do is look at prior success and hope it carries over to today.
Garrett Jones - $6,119. Though Johnny Cueto (pitching for the Reds tonight) has had success against Pirates hitters, Jones has actually not been one of Cueto’s usual victims. Against, Cueto, Jones has a lifetime .286 batting average with four walks, three doubles, and a triple. Those stats, and that he has been hot as of late (6.65 FP/10k), means that Jones should be in your StarStreet lineup given his current price.
AJ Pierzynski - $5,157. Pierzynski is 3-for-11 (.273) against Brandon Morrow in his career, which we realize is a very small sample size, but is encouraging when you also consider his homer of off Ricky Romero last night (his first career hit against Romero). In fact, Pierzynski has two home runs in his last two games, and Morrow’s erratic nature could help Pierzynski make it three straight games with a dinger. He’s worth a look, especially at such a low price tag.Play Now!