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Week 11 Two-Start Pitchers Update

Here is the latest update to Week 11 two-start pitchers. Again this list is subject to change going forward.

Pitchers not listed on last update: Cahill, Jakubauskas

Pitchers no longer scheduled for two starts: Britton, Outman.

Let’s take a look at Trevor Cahill. Last year Cahill was an 18-game winner thanks in large part to having a .236 BABIP, the lowest mark among qualified starters. Cahill’s xFIP (3.99) was a full run higher than his ERA (2.97) and his FIP (4.19) was even higher. With an unimpressive strikeout rate of 5.40 K/9, many were calling for Cahill to be one of 2011’s biggest disappointments.

But after a start to 2011 that rivaled what he did last season, Cahill has hit hard times. He started the year 6-0 with a 1.72 ERA. Since then he’s 0-4 with a 5.35 ERA. His control has left him, as he’s allowed 18 BB in 35.1 IP in that span. Also he’s run into trouble with the gopher ball, having permitted 6 HR in that stretch. And even his hit rate has taken it on the chin, as he has a .324 BABIP.

Overall, Cahill’s xFIP is better this year (3.49) than it was in 2010 (3.99). But you won’t find any fantasy owner as enthusiastic about Cahill as his owners were in 2010. The good news for Cahill this week is that he has two home starts. While he has a 4.18 ERA in eight road starts, Cahill sports a 2.01 mark in six games at McAfee Coliseum.

But even at home, he’s allowed 14 hits in his last 13.2 IP. Cahill is scuffling all the way around right now.

Last week we looked at Tyler Chatwood. His two starts this week ended with 10.2 IP, 9 ER, 10 Ks and a 1.688 WHIP.