Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/16/12
Start 'Em Chad Billingsley (@MIL, @HOU) Sure, owners can dismiss Billingsley's early domination (0.63 ERA, 0.63 WHIP in 14.1 innings) as dividends from facing pedestrian lineups in the Padres and Pirates. However, this beneficial slate continues this week with matchups against Milwaukee (26th in batting average, 23rd in OBP) and Houston (off to a hot start, but c'mon, they're still the Astros). For his part, Billingsley has displayed a newfound sense of control, walking just one batter in his two starts. Brandishing a bloated 4.0 BB/9 mark in 2011, if Billingsley can keep the free passes to a minimum, he could be one of fantasy's surprises in 2012. Kyle Lohse (CIN, @PIT) Lohse was solid on the fantasy front in 2011, winning 14 games and owning a 1.17 WHIP. Alas, I was hesitant in endorsing the St. Louis right-hander, jaded by his five-year averages of a 4.86 ERA and 1.43 WHIP from the 2006 to 2010 seasons. Yet two strong starts to begin the current campaign have made me a bel...
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