3 Two-Start Pitchers to Pick Up Off the Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire for Week 20

Mike Esposito
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As we make our way into head-to-head fantasy baseball's Week 20, there are a few two-start pitchers that should be quality streaming options for those in need of some pitching help this upcoming week.

With that in mind, here are three two-start pitchers worth a waiver wire add for Week 20.

1. Iván Nova, Chicago White Sox

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Iván Nova has been on an absolute tear since the beginning of July (2.08 ERA in eight starts) and has a pretty good chance to continue his run of dominance in Week 20. His first start will likely come against the Minnesota Twins and their potent offense (.835 OPS, No. 1 in MLB), which one might think could pose a serious threat. However, the veteran righty pitched six scoreless frames in his last start against the Twins, and he owns a 3.00 ERA (two starts, 12 innings pitched) against them in 2019. Nova will also likely have a solid matchup in his second start against a Texas Rangers' ball club that's batting .250 (No. 18 in MLB) and striking out a whopping 9.88 times per game (No. 29 in MLB). Nova is currently available in 77 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.

2. Brad Keller, Kansas City Royals

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Brad Keller has struggled a bit across his last four starts (4.85 ERA), but he should have a great opportunity to get back on track in Week 20. The 24-year-old righty will likely toe the rubber on the road against a Baltimore Orioles' club that sports a .716 OPS (No. 26 in MLB). His second start will likely come against the Cleveland Indians, and it may look like a matchup to avoid at first glance, but Keller has been superb against Cleveland throughout his career, boasting a 2-1 record with an impressive 1.38 ERA in six appearances (four starts). Keller is currently available in 66 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.

3. John Means, Baltimore Orioles

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John Means has been a fringe AL Rookie of the Year Award candidate for a good part of the season, and he has a pretty good chance to strengthen his case in his two starts this week. The rookie southpaw will likely toe the rubber on the road against a Kansas City Royals' ball club that sports a collective .712 OPS (No. 26 in MLB) this season. Means will also likely get home start against a Tampa Bay Rays' team that's slugging just .747 against lefties (No. 20 in MLB) and striking out 9.28 times per game (No. 24 in MLB) this year. Means is currently available in 67 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.


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