Fantasy Baseball 2014: Top 15 Starting Pitchers Heading Into Week 3

Top 15 Starting Pitchers After Week 2

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The MLB regular season is already heading into week three and teams are starting to emerge as pre-All-Star Game contenders while others have dug themselves in a hole that will be very difficult to climb out of.

With all of the red-hot teams in the league, there have been just as many red-hot pitchers. Let's take a look at the top 15 fantasy baseball starting pitchers from week two. If any are available in your league, pick them up -- fast.

15. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

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15. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Zack Greinke is doing his best to make sure the Dodgers' pitching staff stays afloat with Clayton Kershaw out for a couple of weeks.

Week 2 Stats: 5.1 innings, 1.69 ERA, 1 W, 8 SO, 1.50 WHIP

14. Ervin Santana, Atlanta Braves

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14. Ervin Santana, Atlanta Braves

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The Atlanta Braves made a big offseason acquisition in Ervin Santana as the veteran pitcher is starting to show why he was one of the hottest commodities on the market.

Week 2 Stats: 8.0 innings, 0.00 ERA, 1 W, 6 SO, 0.38 WHIP

13. Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals

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13. Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals

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Jeremy Guthrie is trying his best to make the Royals contenders for once as the team finds itself in the cellar of the AL Central once again.

Week 2 Stats: 7.0 innings, 1.29 ERA, 1 W, 4 SO, 0.71 WHIP

12. Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

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12. Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

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Michael Wacha was one of the best young pitchers in baseball a year ago and this season could bring a Cy Young for the stellar young gun.

Week 2 Stats: 12.1 innings, 2.92 ERA, 2 W, 11 SO, 1.14 WHIP

11. Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics

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11. Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics

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Kazmir's name hasn't been mentioned much in recent years as he hasn't been nearly effective as he was in Tampa. However, he is getting a fresh start with the Oakland Athletics -- and he's taking advantage of it.

Week 2 Stats: 12.0 innings, 2.25 ERA, 1 W, 14 SO, 1.00 WHIP

10. Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves

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10. Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves

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Aaron Harang, like Kazmir, is experiencing somewhat of a career resurgence this season as he performed better than most starters in week two.

Week 2 Stats: 12.0 innings, 1.50 ERA, 1 W, 14 SO, 1.00 WHIP

9. David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

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9. David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

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David Price won the Cy Young not too long ago and people are hoping he can get back to that type of pitching in 2014. Well, after week two, people are once again talking about another award for the trophy case.

Week 2 Stats: 8.1 innings, 1.08 ERA, 1 W, 10 SO, 0.60 WHIP

8. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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8. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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Felix Hernandez is part of an underdog team that can make some noise this year. King Felix might be the key cog in the Mariners' World Series hopes.

Week 2 Stats: 7.0 innings, 2.57 ERA, 1 W, 11 SO, 0.57 WHIP

7. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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7. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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Darvish has been battling nagging injuries, but that hasn't stopped him from being arguably the best pitcher in baseball.

Week 2 Stats: 8.0 innings, 0.00 ERA, 0 W, 9 SO, 0.25 WHIP

6. Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

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6. Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

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Many were worried after week one about Strasburg's future in MLB. He had a poor start to the season, but has settled down quite nicely, getting back to Strasburg-like numbers in week two.

Week 2 Stats: 6.2 innings, 1.35 ERA, 1 W, 12 SO, 0.60 WHIP

5. Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres

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5. Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres

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Andrew Cashner basically owned a tough Tigers team in week two, holding them scoreless in a complete game and allowing just one hit. There's no question as to why he's so high on this list. Pick him up now -- if he's available, of course.

Week 2 Stats: 9.0 innings, 0.00 ERA, 1 W, 11 SO, 0.33 WHIP

4. Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants

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4. Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants

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Tim Hudson seems to play younger as he ages. The new San Francisco pitcher had a stellar week, breaking the top-five for fantasy starters.

Week 2 Stats: 15.1 innings, 3.52 ERA, 1 W, 9 SO, 0.78 WHIP

3. C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels

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3. C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels

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C.J. Wilson is that kind of pitcher that is so solid that it's frustrating to opponents. No matter how much the Angels are struggling, this guy seems to get it done.

Week 2 Stats: 15.0 innings, 1.80 ERA, 2 W, 16 SO, 0.93 WHIP

2. Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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2. Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers

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Lohse is one of the lesser-known pitching studs in baseball today. He plays for the red-hot Brewers, but it isn't just the offense that is dominating as Lohse had one of the best weeks of any pitcher in baseball.

Week 2 Stats: 13.2 innings, 2.63 ERA, 2 W, 13 SO, 1.17 WHIP

1. Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays

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1. Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays

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Mark Buehrle has come out of nowhere to basically regain his pitching touch from three-plus years ago.

Week 2 Stats: 12.1 innings, 1.46 ERA, 2 W, 5 SO, 1.14 WHIP

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