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Henderson Alvarez START ‘EM Henderson Alvarez (Toronto Blue Jays, 2.4% owned) This week: @ Baltimore, home to Seattle Alvarez does two things very well.  He generates a lot of ground balls and doesn’t allow many walks.  In three starts this year he has a 2.29 groundball-to-flyball ratio and has only issued four walks in 19.1 innings (1.86 BB/9).  You’d certainly like to see him get more swings-and-misses, but he can still provide value even without the strikeouts.  With two favorable matchups this week, Alvarez is a nice two-start option that is widely available. Chris Capuano (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1.4% owned) This week: home to Atlanta and Washington I’ve mentioned this stat countless times in articles and on my podcast, but Capuano was one of only 30 starters last year with a K/BB over 3.00 and a SIERA of 3.60 or lower.  That doesn’t make him a top-30 pitcher, but it does mean he should probably be owned in more than 30% of leagues.  He also had an excellent...
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