Two-Start Pitchers: 7/8 – 7/14

Previewing two-start pitchers for the upcoming week.

Welcome to another edition of the 2024 two-start pitcher rankings!

My rankings have four tiers: Set and Forget, Probably Start, Questionable, and Avoid. Set and Forget starters are simply that; get them in your lineup and don’t think twice. The Most Likely Start tier includes players with the mix of skill and matchups that make them almost certainly two-start plays, but not without some elevated risk compared to the top tier. Questionable starters are those best suited for daily lineup leagues where you can bench them against the tougher of their two opponents or are more situation-dependent in weekly leagues. Finally, we have the Avoid tier, which includes two start SPs who should remain on your bench or the wire.

Each week, I’ll be selecting my Two-Start Streamer of the Week. The criteria for a streamer will be a rostered rate under 50% in Yahoo leagues. The Streamer of the Week will be highlighted in the tables in green. Reach out to me in the PL+ Discord or on Twitter @davithius  and let me know if you’d grade the weekly streamer as a win or loss.

As a friendly reminder, the projected starters are just that, projections and subject to change.


Set and Forget




  • Zac Gallen may have only gone four innings pitched his last time on the bump but the velocity looked good and he should be in line for both starts. Additionally, Atlanta’s offense hasn’t been nearly as scary as you think.


  • Yeah, yeah, yeah; Jack Flaherty has two of the toughest matchups in the MLB. However, the underlying metrics(3.05 FIP and 2.47 SIERA) back up the 3.24 ERA. He’s gotten you this far, stick with him.


Most Likely 



  • This week’s Two-Start Streamer of the Week is Christian Scott. With a ton of strikeout potential and a pair of solid matchups, including the Rockies on the road; this could be a perfect way to stream into the break. Unfortunately, his 33.5% K-rate in the minors hasn’t translated to the MLB, but the stuff looks electric and he’s fully stretched out to pick up his first wins.


  • There could be, and sometimes are, more concerns with limiting innings with this crew. Will Baltimore push Dean Kremer? Is Nick Lodolo going to get a full run? And, what is up with Bobby Miller? Sure, I wish these had a smidge more safety in them but you’ll want to roll the dice on these arms. It’ll be worth it.





  • Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Brayan Bello is someone we can’t even trust in a two-start week? The matchups are quite enticing but until he can put on a decent run, it’s a pass in 12-teamers.


  • At times, Carlos Rodón and Yusei Kikuchi have looked like All-Stars but there is no way you can put much faith in their abilities, at the moment.


Dave Swan

Dave Swan is an avid Chicago Cubs fan that enjoys all aspects of fantasy baseball-especially DFS. He would trade his right arm for a GIF library of Greg Maddux pitches. Swan's baseball thoughts are available at @davithius.

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