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April 4, 2014 | Zach Rhodehamel
Michael Pineda (60% Yahoo! – 26.2% ESPN – 89% CBS)
Pineda and the Yankees will go up against R.A. Dickey and the Jays. Pineda is coming off a great spring, posting a 1.20 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and striking out 16 in 15 innings. He finally looks like the guy the Yankees traded for after the 2011 season. In his 2011 season with the Seattle Mariners, he posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 9.1 K/9.
Joe Kelly (23% Yahoo! – 4.2% ESPN – 37% CBS)
He goes up against a good club and pitcher in the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano, but he plays for a good club as well. He was very productive last season, winning 10 games, posting a 2.69 ERA, and a 1.35 WHIP. He doesn’t strike out batters at a great rate, only 5.7 K/9 last season. He should keep the Red Birds in the game, and have a good chance to pick up the W. As you see from his ratios last season, he is a little risky in the WHIP category, but the other categories (W, ERA, and K) should out weigh that risk.