3 Two-Start Pitchers to Pick Up Off the Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire for Week 2

Mike Esposito
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One extra-long week down, and lots to go for fantasy baseball owners.

As we reach head-to-head fantasy baseball's Week 2, there are a few two-start pitchers that could be excellent streaming options for those in need of a boost in pitching this coming week.

With that in mind, here are three two-start pitching options well worth a waiver wire pickup to help get you a win in Week 2.

1. Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers

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Ride the hot hand whenever you can. Jordan Zimmermann owns an 0.66 ERA with 10 strikeouts through his first two starts this season and has favorable matchups against the Indians at home on Tuesday and then the Twins on the road next Sunday. Zimmermann is owned in less than 20 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and could provide your fantasy team with positive returns this week.

2. Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins

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Kyle Gibson also has a Tuesday-Sunday two -start week. He got lit up in his season debut, but there's reason to believe that he'll rebound this week. Gibson will face the New York Mets in the pitcher-friendly confines of Citi Field in his first start of the week and then gets a Detroit Tigers team, that's batting just .166 on the season, at home in Minnesota. Gibson is owned in less than 20 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues and could be a buy-low candidate following just one bad start.

3. Jakob Junis, Kansas City Royals

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Jakob Junis gets two home starts and his strikeout potential (14 Ks in 11 2/3 innings) makes him a good two-start streaming option this week. The 26-year-old righty will face a strikeout-prone Seattle Mariners team with a 22 percent strikeout rate through 10 games this season on Tuesday, and then a Cleveland Indians team that he has 25 Ks against in 32 innings during his career on Sunday. Junis should, at worst, rack up at least 10 strikeouts this week, making him well worth a waiver add.


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