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David Regan

David Regan

David Regan is a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, and was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

For the week Sept. 17-23

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Start ‘Em

1. Cliff Lee - @NYM, ATL
2. R.A. Dickey - PHI, MIA
3. Jordan Zimmermann - LAD, MIL
4. Cole Hamels - @NYM
5. Clayton Kershaw - @CIN
6. Adam Wainwright - @CHC
7. Roy Halladay - ATL
8. Kris Medlen - @MIA
9. Gio Gonzalez - MIL
10. A.J. Burnett - MIL, @HOU
11. Matt Cain - COL
12. Mat Latos - LAD
13. Tim Hudson - @MIA, @PHI
14. Yovani Gallardo - @PIT, @WAS
15. Josh Johnson - ATL
16. Matt Harvey - PHI
17. Tommy Hanson - @PHI
18. Jaime Garcia - @CHC
19. Mike Minor - @PHI
20. Ian Kennedy - SD, @COL (COL start has me worried)
21. Ricky Nolasco - @NYM
22. Kyle Kendrick - ATL
23. Kyle Lohse - HOU, @CHC
24. Tim Lincecum - COL, SD
25. Jon Niese - MIA
26. Johnny Cueto - @CHC (scuffling)
27. Edwin Jackson - MIL
28. Michael Fiers - @PIT
29. Trevor Cahill - SD
30. Madison Bumgarner - COL, SD (four straight poor outings - fatigued?)
31. Tyler Skaggs - SD
32. Wandy Rodriguez - MIL
33. Bronson Arroyo - @CHC
34. Josh Beckett - @WAS
35. Homer Bailey - @CHC, LAD
36. Marco Estrada - @PIT
37. Joe Kelly - HOU
38. Wade Miley - @COL
39. Pat Corbin - @COL
40. Ross Detwiler - LAD
41. Mark Buehrle - @NYM

Borderline Depending on League Format

42. Wily Peralta - @WAS
43. Lance Lynn - HOU
44. Chris Capuano - @WAS
45. Jeff Locke - @HOU
46. Collin McHugh - PHI
47. Andrew Werner - @SF
48. Wade LeBlanc - ATL
49. Mike Leake - LAD
50. Bud Norris - @STL
51. Shaun Marcum - @WAS
52. Eric Stults - @ARI
53. Joe Blanton - @CIN
54. Clayton Richard - @ARI
55. Travis Wood - PIT, STL
56. Aaron Harang - @WAS, @CIN
57. Ryan Vogelsong - SD
58. Paul Maholm - @MIA
59. Edinson Volquez - @ARI
60. Jacob Turner - @NYM
61. James McDonald - MIL
62. Jhoulys Chacin - @SF, ARI
63. Drew Pomeranz - @SF
64. Nathan Eovaldi - ATL
65. Alex White - ARI
66. Jordan Lyles - PIT

Extreme Caution Advised

67. Tyler Cloyd - @NYM
68. John Lannan - LAD
69. Barry Zito - COL
70. Justin Germano - CIN, STL
71. Lucas Harrell - @STL
72. Jenrry Mejia - MIA
73. Chris Rusin - CIN
74. Dallas Keuchel - PIT
75. Kevin Correia - @CHC, @HOU
76. Casey Kelly - @SF
77. Andrew Cashner - @SF
78. Jason Berken - CIN
79. Chris Volstad - STL
80. Jeff Francis - @SF, ARI
81. Tyler Chatwood - @SF
82. Edgar Gonzalez - PIT
83. Fernando Abad - @STL

Notes: Jorge De La Rosa
(elbow) appears to be in line to make a start at some point this year, perhaps as early as this week. It could be that the Rockies end up shutting down Drew Pomeranz and giving DLR a look. ... Another guy we could see soon is Chris Carpenter (shoulder). Carpenter has been throwing simulation games and could very well get a start this year, perhaps even this week. He'd likely sub for Lance Lynn. ... The Padres are going with a six-man rotation the rest of the way, so we'll see another couple starts for Casey Kelly, Andrew Cashner and Andrew Werner. ... Paul Maholm has had a couple ugly outings recently, so drop him in the rankings based on that and his history of inconsistency. ... Matt Harvey has been very impressive, posting a 2.92 ERA and a 10.9 K/9IP in nine starts, but he'll be shut down after his next start due to innings. ... It's hard to see Jenrry Mejia having much success in the rotation given his 39:24 K:BB in 73.2 innings. ... It's two runs or less for Kyle Kendrick in each of his last six starts. He's highly recommended this week, but cross your fingers that his good pitching continues. ... Ted Lilly will have season-ending shoulder surgery. Lilly's injury-riddled 2012 season ends with a 5-1 record and a 3.14 ERA.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Start 'Em

1. Max Scherzer - OAK, MIN
2. Justin Verlander - OAK
3. Jered Weaver - TEX (2 starts?)
4. David Price - BOS
5. Doug Fister - @CHW, MIN
6. Chris Sale - @KC
7. Ryan Dempster - @LAA, @SEA
8. Zack Greinke - CHW
9. Jeremy Hellickson - BOS, TOR
10. A.J. Griffin - @DET, @NYY
11. Hiroki Kuroda - OAK
12. James Shields - BOS
13. Felix Hernandez - BAL
14. Matt Harrison - @SEA
15. CC Sabathia - TOR
16. Alex Cobb - BOS, TOR
17. Phil Hughes - TOR
18. Matt Moore - TOR
19. Jake Peavy - @LAA
20. Derek Holland - @LAA
21. Yu Darvish - @LAA
22. Jeremy Guthrie - CLE
23. Andy Pettitte - TOR, OAK
24. Anibal Sanchez - OAK
25. Dan Haren - CHW
26. Brett Anderson - @DET
27. Joe Saunders - @SEA
28. Zach Britton - @BOS
29. C.J. Wilson - TEX
30. Jarrod Parker - @NYY
31. Jon Lester - BAL
32. Brandon Morrow - @TB
33. Ervin Santana - TEX, CHW (tentative)
34. Dan Straily - @NYY
35. Jason Vargas - TEX
36. Miguel Gonzalez - @SEA, @BOS

Borderline Depending on League Format

37. Ivan Nova - OAK
38. Kevin Millwood - BAL
39. Will Smith - CLE
40. Clay Buchholz - @TB
41. Rick Porcello - MIN
42. Carlos Villanueva - @TB
43. Wei-Yin Chen - @SEA
44. Hector Santiago - @KC, @LAA
45. Scott Diamond - @DET
46. Tom Milone - @DET
47. Scott Feldman - @SEA
48. Gavin Floyd - DET, @LAA
49. Justin Masterson - @KC
50. Jason Hammel - @BOS (tentative)
51. David Huff - MIN, @KC
52. Bruce Chen - CHW
53. Sam Deduno - @DET
54. Ubaldo Jimenez - @KC

Extreme Caution Advised

55. Henderson Alvarez - @NYY
56. Jose Quintana - @KC
57. Blake Beavan - TEX
58. Felix Doubront - @TB, BAL
59. Liam Hendriks - @CLE
60. Aaron Laffey - @NYY
61. Hisashi Iwakuma - TEX
62. Aaron Cook - @TB, BAL
63. Corey Kluber - MIN
64. Zach McAllister - MIN
65. Erasmo Ramirez - BAL
66. Luis Mendoza - CHW
67. Daisuke Matsuzaka - @TB (tentative)
68. P.J. Walters - @CLE, @DET
69. Esmerling Vasquez - @CLE
70. Ricky Romero - @NYY, @TB (tentative for TB)
71. Luke Hochevar - CHW, CLE

Notes:
Monitor Jason Hammel's (knee) progress over the weekend. I don't have him starting this week, but that could very well change. ... Chris Tillman (elbow) is expected to start Monday against the Mariners in his first outing since Sept. 2. ... Andy Pettitte (leg) rejoins the Yankee rotation, pushing Freddy Garcia to the bullpen. Pettitte is also a two-start starter this week. ... Ricky Romero needs to be "fixed" somehow this offseason. Perhaps the rest will do him wonders, but please don't use him against the Yankees this week. Romero is a very tentative two-start starter, with Chad Jenkins a strong possibility to make him a one-start guy. ... I wonder whether the Angels move Jered Weaver up to Tuesday and push Ervin Santana back a few days. Considering the opponent is Texas, it's a possibility given Monday's off day. This would make Weaver a two-start pitcher. ... I'm guessing the Mariners go with a six-man rotation this week, but things could change. Felix Hernandez will be pushed back a day to Wednesday. ... In three starts this month, A.J. Griffin has a 0.89 ERA and 18:1 K:BB in 20.1 innings. He has tough road starts this week in Detroit and New York, but he clearly should be used in all formats.

MIXED LEAGUE TOP 100

1. Cliff Lee - @NYM, ATL
2. R.A. Dickey - PHI, MIA
3. Max Scherzer - OAK, MIN
4. Justin Verlander - OAK
5. Jordan Zimmermann - LAD, MIL
6. Cole Hamels - @NYM
7. Clayton Kershaw - @CIN
8. Jered Weaver - TEX (2 starts?)
9. Adam Wainwright - @CHC
10. Roy Halladay - ATL
11. David Price - BOS
12. Kris Medlen - @MIA
13. Doug Fister - @CHW, MIN
14. Chris Sale - @KC
15. Ryan Dempster - @LAA, @SEA
16. Gio Gonzalez - MIL
17. A.J. Burnett - MIL, @HOU
18. Matt Cain - COL
19. Mat Latos - LAD
20. Zack Greinke - CHW
21. Tim Hudson - @MIA, @PHI
22. Yovani Gallardo - @PIT, @WAS
23. Jeremy Hellickson - BOS, TOR
24. A.J. Griffin - @DET, @NYY
25. Josh Johnson - ATL
26. Matt Harvey - PHI
27. Tommy Hanson - @PHI
28. Jaime Garcia - @CHC
29. Hiroki Kuroda - OAK
30. James Shields - BOS
31. Felix Hernandez - BAL
32. Matt Harrison - @SEA
33. CC Sabathia - TOR
34. Alex Cobb - BOS, TOR
35. Mike Minor - @PHI
36. Ian Kennedy - SD, @COL (COL start has me worried)
37. Phil Hughes - TOR
38. Ricky Nolasco - @NYM
39. Kyle Kendrick - ATL
40. Kyle Lohse - HOU, @CHC
41. Tim Lincecum - COL, SD
42. Matt Moore - TOR
43. Jon Niese - MIA
44. Johnny Cueto - @CHC (scuffling)
45. Jake Peavy - @LAA
46. Derek Holland - @LAA
47. Yu Darvish - @LAA
48. Edwin Jackson - MIL
49. Michael Fiers - @PIT
50. Trevor Cahill - SD
51. Madison Bumgarner - COL, SD (four straight poor outings - fatigued?)
52. Andy Pettitte - TOR, OAK
53. Tyler Skaggs - SD
54. Anibal Sanchez - OAK
55. Wandy Rodriguez - MIL
56. Bronson Arroyo - @CHC
57. Josh Beckett - @WAS
58. Dan Haren - CHW
59. Homer Bailey - @CHC, LAD
60. Brett Anderson - @DET
61. Marco Estrada - @PIT
62. Joe Saunders - @SEA
63. Zach Britton - @BOS
64. C.J. Wilson - TEX
65. Jarrod Parker - @NYY
66. Joe Kelly - HOU
67. Jon Lester - BAL
68. Wade Miley - @COL
69. Pat Corbin - @COL
70. Ross Detwiler - LAD
71. Brandon Morrow - @TB
72. Ervin Santana - TEX, CHW (tentative)
73. Mark Buehrle - @NYM
74. Dan Straily - @NYY
75. Jason Vargas - TEX
76. Wily Peralta - @WAS
77. Lance Lynn - HOU
78. Chris Capuano - @WAS
79. Jeff Locke - @HOU
80. Miguel Gonzalez - @SEA, @BOS
81. Collin McHugh - PHI
82. Andrew Werner - @SF
83. Wade LeBlanc - ATL
84. Mike Leake - LAD
85. Bud Norris - @STL
86. Ivan Nova - OAK
87. Kevin Millwood - BAL
88. Will Smith - CLE
89. Clay Buchholz - @TB
90. Shaun Marcum - @WAS
91. Rick Porcello - MIN
92. Eric Stults - @ARI
93. Carlos Villanueva - @TB
94. Joe Blanton - @CIN
95. Clayton Richard - @ARI
96. Travis Wood - PIT, STL
97. Wei-Yin Chen - @SEA
98. Hector Santiago - @KC, @LAA
99. Scott Diamond - @DET
100. Tom Milone - @DET

Regan, a five-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, was named the 2010 Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year.

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