Week 11 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: 2-Start Pitchers, Spot Starters & Hitter Picks

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Week 11 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers

Week 11 Fantasy Baseball 2-Start Pitchers To Add From Waiver Wire

Adbert Alzolay, Chicago Cubs (59% rostered on Yahoo!)

  • Start 1: at San Diego Padres
  • Start 2: vs. St. Louis Cardinals

I love Adbert Alzolay. Still, that’s not why I’m bending the rules and featuring a player on more than half of Yahoo! rosters. Only three teams are scheduled to play seven games next week and three games scheduled for Monday. So the pickings for two-start pitchers are slim.

Alzolay’s a great option where he’s available — and he’s still available in far too many leagues. According to FanGraphs, in 10 starts totaling 54.2 innings, he’s recorded a 3.62 ERA, 3.33 SIERA, 0.91 WHIP, 5.2 BB%, 27.2 K%, and 30.2 CSW%. He draws the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals for his fantasy baseball two-step, and he handcuffed both clubs in recent starts.

  • Adbert Alzolay fantasy baseball tip: Alzolay should be rostered universally and used in all league types.

Martin Perez, Boston Red Sox (23%)

  • Start 1: vs. Houston Astros
  • Start 2: vs. Toronto Blue Jays

It’s with great trepidation I include Martin Perez. The lefty’s matchups next week are terrifying. The Houston Astros rank second in wRC+ (122) against lefties in 2021, and the Toronto Blue Jays are 11th in wRC+ (108).

Regardless, Perez has pitched very well this year. Further, he just spun 7.2 scoreless frames against the Astros in his last start. In his last seven starts totaling 41 innings, Perez has dazzled with a 1.98 ERA, 3.85 SIERA, 1.05 WHIP, 5.5 BB%, and 22.7 K%.

  • Martin Perez fantasy baseball tip: As well as Perez is pitching, I can’t suggest using him in 2021 fantasy baseball leagues any shallower than 14-team mixers.
Week 11 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: 2-Start Pitchers, Spot Starters & Hitter Picks

A start versus the Diamondbacks ranks Alex Cobb as a top Week 11 MLB sleeper to add from the waiver wire. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)


Week 11 Fantasy Baseball Spot Starters To Add From Waiver Wire

Alex Cobb, Los Angeles Angels at Arizona Diamondbacks (29%)

Alex Cobb’s start on Saturday night was a mixed bag. Yielding five runs isn’t good. However, the bulk of the damage was done on a grand slam. Further, he allowed only three hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings, earning the win. Thus, Cobb helped in WHIP, strikeouts, and wins despite the damage he did to ERA.

Interestingly, the start itself encapsulates Cobb’s 2021 perfectly, mixing some good and some bad. In eight starts spanning 40.1 innings, he’s responsible for a 4.24 ERA, 3.05 SIERA, 1.21 WHIP, 7.7 BB%, 29.0 K%, 30.2 CSW%, and 59.2 GB%. The veteran righty has a great draw to showcase more of his good side than his bad against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They rank tied for 24th in wRC+ (85) against righties this year.

  • Alex Cobb fantasy baseball tip: I trust Cobb enough in his matchup with the Diamondbacks to suggest using him in leagues as shallow as 12-team mixers.

Austin Gomber, Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins (19%)

Austin Gomber has decent full-season stats. Yet, they don’t tell the full story, as one disastrous start against the San Francisco Giants skews the totals. Toss out his 1.2-inning dud in which the Giants torched him for nine runs, and he has marks of a 2.92 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 7.7 BB%, and 25.6 K%.

Beyond Gomber’s excellent numbers, he has a tantalizing matchup against the Miami Marlins. They rank tied for 21st in wRC+ (89) against lefties and have punched out at an eye-popping 28.0% clip. Additionally, according to the park factors at FantasyPros, loanDepot park in Miami has the fifth-lowest park factor for runs (0.895) and lowest for homers (0.753).

  • Austin Gomber fantasy baseball tip: Gomber’s worthy of universally using fantasy baseball leagues against the Marlins.

Week 11 MLB Sleeper Hitters To Add From Waiver Wire

Adam Duvall, OF, Miami Marlins (24%)

  • 1 Game at Boston Red Sox
  • 3 Games vs. Colorado Rockies
  • 3 Games vs. Atlanta Braves

Adam Duvall’s batting average sits below the Mendoza line at a lowly .194. Yuck. His power remains legit, though. The slugger’s smacked nine homers. He’s even added two stolen bases for giggles.

As I noted above, there are only three teams scheduled for a week-high seven games. The Marlins are one of them. Duvall’s a volume-driven suggestion for power-needy gamers who can absorb the batting-average risk.

Michael A. Taylor, OF, Kansas City Royals (8%)

  • 3 Games at Los Angeles Angels
  • 4 Games at Oakland Athletics

One of the other teams scheduled for seven games is the Kansas City Royals. Enter Michael A. Taylor as another volume play. The veteran outfielder doesn’t have as much power as Duvall. However, he offers a more well-balanced line with less batting-average risk.

In 182 plate appearances this year, he’s homered five times, stolen four bases in six attempts, and slashed .254/.302/.385. Despite his residence near the bottom of the order, he’s added 23 runs and 22 RBIs. Taylor’s worth a look from gamers in 14-team mixers or deeper formats.

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  • Celtics +300 to win NBA Title

    The Boston Celtics are +300 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics are +300 ahead of their home date with the Warriors for Game 6. We will see a considerable odds shift if the Celtics can win Game 6 on their homecourt. Boston was +310 after Game 5.

  • Celtics vs. Warriors over/under listed at 210

    The over/under for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors is listed at 210, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210, down from the 210.5 it opened at. 60 percent of the public action has come on the over.

  • Warriors -400 to win NBA Championship

    The Golden State Warriors are -400 to win the NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    Golden State now sits at a prohibitive -400 to win the NBA Championship. For comparison, Stephen Curry MVP is -360. Andrew Wiggins, the dark horse to steal the award with a big close-out game, sits at +2000.

  • Celtics +310 to win NBA Championship

    The Boston Celtics are +310 to win the 2021-22 NBA Championship, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The Celtics peaked as high as high as -230 prior to Game 3 and now sit at an attractive +310. Boston entered the season at +4000. The odds could swing wildly again if Boston wins Game 6.

  • Warriors vs. Celtics over/under listed at 210.5

    The over/under for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is listed at 210.5, per BettingPros consensus odds.

    Betting Impact:
    The total for this contest sits at 210.5, down from the 212.5 it opened at. 72 percent of the public action has come on the over.