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2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Pitching Planner (Sept 14 – Sept 20)


The shortened 60 game MLB season has been nothing short of entertaining. You never know what news is going to break with each passing moment! But the past is the past and it is time to look ahead with the 2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Pitching Planner.

This will be the final installment of this series for the Fantasy Baseball season. I hope I was able to help guide you towards a Championship!

We had a little COVID scare this weekend with the San Francisco Giants. Thankfully it was a false positive but it postponed their series with the San Diego Padres on Friday and Saturday, which forced them into a doubleheader yesterday. We shall see how their rotations shake out.

I will do my best to share all the important news I come across, along with any trends we are starting to see.

2020 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 Pitching Planner (Sept 14 – Sept 20)

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  • The St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to play 10 games this week!
  • The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will play nine.
  • The Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies are set to play eight times in Week 8.
  • The Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are slated for just five games.
  • Every other team is scheduled to play six or seven games between September 14th and September 20th.

Pitcher of the Week

Alec Mills, Chicago Cubs

Mills pitched a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday! He struck out five across nine innings and in the process lowered his season ERA to 3.93.

In his first start this week, Mills shut out the Cincinnati Reds, allowing just four hits in six innings with six strikeouts.

Honorable Mentions:

Previous Winners:

Two-Start Pitchers

SPTeamOpp1Opp2Y! Own
Clayton KershawLAD@ SD@ COL99%
Jack FlahertySTL@ MIL@ PIT99%
Yu DarvishCHCCLEMIN99%
Trevor BauerCINPITCHW98%
Jose BerriosMIN@ CHW@ CHC96%
Dinelson LametSDLAD@ SEA95%
Carlos CarrascoCLE@ CHC@ DET93%
Jesus LuzardoOAK@ SEASF90%
Corbin BurnesMILSTLKC80%
Madison BumgarnerARI@ LAA@ HOU63%
Matthew BoydDETKCCLE63%
Tony GonsolinLAD@ SD@ COL57%
Dylan CeaseCHWMIN@ CIN55%
Sandy AlcantaraMIABOSWSH54%
Kwang-Hyun KimSTL@ MIL@ PIT47%
Taijuan WalkerTOR@ NYY@ PHI47%
Ryan YarbroughTBWSH@ BAL47%
Jose UrquidyHOUTEXARI47%
Pablo LopezMIAPHIWSH39%
Deivi GarciaNYYTOR@ BOS34%
Antonio SenzatelaCOLOAKLAD34%
Mitch KellerPIT@ CINSTL31%
Dane DunningCHWMIN@ CIN25%
Danny DuffyKC@ DET@ MIL20%
Rick PorcelloNYM@ PHIATL19%
Jake ArrietaPHINYMTOR17%
Anibal SanchezWSHTB@ MIA11%
Vince VelasquezPHI@ MIATOR10%
Julio TeheranLAAARITEX7%
Michael WachaNYM@ PHIATL3%
Kyle CodyTEX@ HOU@ LAA2%
Austin VothWSH@ TB@ MIA2%
Jorge LopezBALATLTB1%

Streaming Services

Every week I will pull team data from FanGraphs to see which offenses are having the hardest time making good contact and scoring runs. I will then match those teams up with all probable starting pitchers that are less than 60% owned in Yahoo Fantasy Baseball leagues.

DateSPTeamOppY! Own
MonMike MinorOAK@ SEA55%
MonMitch KellerPIT@ CIN31%
MonAnthony DeSclafaniCINPIT19%
MonTouki ToussaintATL@ BAL3%
TueRyan YarbroughTBWSH47%
TueTaijuan WalkerTOR@ NYY47%
TueJoe MusgrovePIT@ CIN38%
TueDanny DuffyKC@ DET20%
TueAnibal SanchezWSH@ TB11%
TueJulio TeheranLAAARI7%
TueKyle CodyTEX@ HOU2%
WedMike FiersOAK@ COL40%
WedJon LesterCHCCLE38%
WedCole HamelsATL@ BAL25%
WedJosh FlemingTBWSH19%
WedBrady SingerKC@ DET16%
WedTarik SkubalDETKC10%
WedKyle GibsonTEX@ HOU8%
WedTanner RoarkTOR@ NYY5%
WedTyler AndersonSF@ SEA4%
WedAustin VothWSH@ TB2%
WedJT BrubakerPIT@ CIN2%
ThuDakota HudsonSTL@ PIT59%
ThuCasey MizeDETCLE24%
ThuGriffin CanningLAAARI21%
ThuDean KremerBALTB16%
ThuChase AndersonTOR@ NYY6%
ThuAlex CobbBAL@ TB5%
ThuJordan LylesTEX@ HOU2%
FriRich HillMIN@CHC47%
FriCarlos MartinezSTL@ PIT42%
FriAdrian HouserMILKC36%
FriJohn MeansBALTB9%
FriMartin PerezBOSNYY9%
FriReynaldo LopezCHW@ CIN5%
FriJaime BarriaLAATEX5%
SatDylan CeaseCHW@ CIN55%
SatMichael PinedaMIN@ CHC51%
SatKwang-Hyun KimSTL@ PIT47%
SatLuke WeaverARI@ HOU42%
SatPablo LopezMIAWSH39%
SatGarrett RichardsSD@ SEA38%
SatSpencer TurnbullDETCLE34%
SatJorge LopezBALTB1%
SunTony GonsolinLAD@ COL57%
SunSandy AlcantaraMIAWSH54%
SunRyan YarbroughTB@ BAL47%
SunJose UrquidyHOUARI47%
SunMitch KellerPITSTL31%
SunDane DunningCHW@ CIN25%
SunJulio TeheranLAATEX7%

Injury Updates

The Cincinnati Reds placed Sonny Gray on the injured list with a back injury.

Chris Paddack might not make his next scheduled start due to an ankle injury.

Zach Wheeler won’t make his scheduled start on Monday, but he should make an appearance this week.

Lance McCullers Jr.will return to the Houston Astros rotation on Wednesday.

Cole Hamels could make his season debut for the Atlanta Braves in the middle of the week.

Mitch Keller will start for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. He hasn’t pitched since August 1st as he has been battling an oblique injury.

The New York Mets are in the National League Wild Card hunt and will get Steven Matz back. However, it is unclear if he will return as a starter this season.

This Call to the Pen…

Ken Giles returned to the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen this past weekend. Rafael Dolis appears to be locked in as the closer at this point, recording their last three saves and has now made 12 straight scoreless appearances.

Craig Kimbrel finally saved a game for the Chicago Cubs and has not allowed a run in September, lowering his ERA to 6.23.

The St. Louis Cardinals saw Giovanny Gallegos go back on the injured list this weekend, meaning Andrew Miller is in line for saves again.

Bryan Garcia appears to be the Detroit Tigers new closer.

Check out the rest of our 2020 Fantasy Baseball content from our great team of writers.

About Keith Lott

I have one goal, to help you win your league. It does not matter if you are a fantasy rookie or a veteran. Everyone has questions, and I have opinions. Lot(t)s of them!

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