FANFOOD 2 for 2 RESULTS 2014












Week 24 was a great one as we ended the 2014 Fantasy Baseball season. Out of 3 starts all of them were quality. Let’s recap the 2014 FB season, the results for the final week, followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Peach Glazed Pork Chops.


2014 Season Starting Pitching Recap


The season started ominously as the opener in Australia was completely overshadowed by the rash of pitchers succumbing to Tommy John Surgery in March and continuing into the first couple months of the season. In total, 31 players had their UCL’s reconstructed this year. I’d love to call the 2014 season a fluke in this regard, but the trends say otherwise, and with the continued babying of pitchers throughout all levels of baseball even down to high school, the smart money is on the number of TJ surgeries to continue to increase, at least in the short term. The fantasy takeaway here is to be even more wary of spending early picks on pitchers, especially young ones, and be hyper-aware of any tender elbows or dead arms that develop during spring training.


- 2014 FANFOOD TOP 30 - 

(preseason rank in parentheses)


1Clayton Kershaw (1)198.1212391.770.86
2Johnny Cueto (38)243.2202422.250.96
3Felix Hernandez (5)236152482.140.92
4Corey Kluber (55)235.2182692.441.09
5Adam Wainwright (2)227201792.381.03
6Chris Sale (8)174122082.170.97
7Jon Lester (31)219.2162202.461.1
8David Price (11)248.1152713.261.08
9Madison Bumgarner (9)217.1182192.981.09
10Max Scherzer (4)220.1182523.151.18
11Zack Greinke (12)202.1172072.711.15
12Jordan Zimmermann (14)199.2141822.661.07
13Julio Teheran (22)221141862.891.08
14Stephen Strasburg (3)215142423.141.12
15Garrett Richards (NR)168.2131642.611.04
16Jake Arrieta (NR)156.2101672.530.99
17Tanner Roark (109)198.2151382.851.09
18Cole Hamels (23)204.291982.461.15
19Doug Fister (30)16416982.411.08
20Collin McHugh (NR)154.2111572.731.02
21Jeff Samardzija (35)219.272022.991.07
22Phil Hughes (93)209.2161863.521.13
23Tyson Ross (62)195.2131952.811.21
24Hisashi Iwakuma (28)179151543.521.05
25Sonny Gray (39)219141833.081.19
26Lance Lynn (41)203.2151812.741.26
27Masahiro Tanaka (18)136.1131412.771.06
28James Shields (16)227141803.211.18
29Carlos Carrasco (NR)13481402.550.99
30Alex Wood (56)171.2111702.781.14

Preseason ADP Rank from in parentheses


Pre-season Top 30 Players Missing from Post-season Top 30:


The turnover in the top 30 (and the risk of injury mentioned before) shows why it’s always so risky to draft a pitcher early on. Some guys are pretty much locks — Kershaw, Hernandez, and Price chief among them — but look at how many guys fell out of the top 30! Fourteen! Of course injury was a big reason for some of them, but not for all. And look at how many SP that finished in the top 30 had extremely low ADPs. By my count six of them had ADPs of 90 or lower, which is to say they weren’t drafted in most leagues, and Kluber, Ross, and Wood were drafted in most leagues but taken as upside starters late. Man, did they live up to that upside. Moreso than ever it’s becoming apparent that we need to trust the kids and be wary of the guys with innings on their arms, and that showed up in a big way in 2014.

Note: Fernandez and Lee missing from FantasyPros ADP rankings so they were inserted at 6th and 7th, respectively. Bailey was also missing and was slotted in at 19 per his Yahoo! ADP.


That was a recap of the top pitchers in the game in 2014, but remember the FANFOOD 2 for 2 were chosen from outside the top 10. All told, 35 different starting pitchers were recommended over 24 weeks. Some of them were recommended more than once with Hyun-Jin Ryu picked the most (4 times).

For the 2014 season our 2 for 2 picks had a total of 88 starts (8 of them were postponed by rain, or injury), and 59 of them were quality. That’s a .670 winning percentage, better than any team in the bigs this year. Here is the list:


2014 FANFOOD 2 for 2 SP picks:


Hyun-Jin Ryu x 4
Kyle Lohse x 3
Tim Hudson x 3
Alex Cobb x 2
Alfredo Simón x 2
Ian Kennedy x 2
Jesse Chavez x2
Julio Teherán x2
Justin Masterson x 2
Yordano Ventura x 2
Andrew Cashner
C.J. Wilson
Chris Archer
Chris Tillman
Cory Kluber
Dan Haren
Danny Duffy
Danny Salazar
Doug Fister
Drew Smyly
Garrett Richards
Hector Santiago
Hiroki Kuroda
Jake Odorizzi
Jered Weaver
Jon Niese
Jordan Zimmermann
José Quintana
Justin Verlander
Marcus Stroman
Michael Wacha
Mike Minor
Tim Lincecum
Wade Miley
Zack Wheeler



Week 24

FANFOOD goes 3 for 3  

Season: .670 (59 for 88)



1. Jake Odorizzi


Jake Odorizzi had only one start in week 24 and he made it count. He earned a win, giving up one earned run on five hits and one walk in six innings while striking out three in his team’s 6-1 victory over the Yankees. Odorizzi gave up an RBI single in the second inning and appeared he may be headed for a tough loss before the offense came through with a run in the fifth and another in the sixth.


Week 24 stats:

Jake Odorizzi6100510131.50



2. Andrew Cashner


Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner turned in an excellent start in his second start of week 24 against the Giants. Cashner allowed two run on four hits over eight innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Cashner was exceptional early on, tossing eight scoreless frames to open the game. He came out to start the ninth, but immediately gave up a solo home run to Hunter Pence. After giving up a single to the next hitter, Cashner was pulled from the start. That runner would come around to score after Cashner left. He was charged with the run. He went the distance in his other start of the week against the Phillies, limiting hitters to two hits over nine shutout frames. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk in a 1-0 victory.


Week 24 stats:

Andrew Cashner172006211141.06




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Peach Glazed Pork Chops




½ cup hickory flavored barbecue sauce
⅔ cup peach preserves
1½ tbsp corn syrup
1½ tsp prepared mustard
¼ tsp ground cloves
6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4″ thick)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper


Get your grill going nice and hot.
Combine the barbecue sauce, peach preserves, corn syrup, mustard, and cloves in a small bowl and mix. Set aside ¼ cup of the mixture.
Sprinkle pork chops with the salt and pepper.
Oil the grill grates with a paper towel soaked in oil.
Grill the pork chops on the grill over medium-high heat with grill covered. Grill about 4-5 minutes each side.
Baste both sides with the sauce and cook until meat is 150 degrees.
Remove and let me stand for 5 minutes.
Brush on remaining sauce just before serving.



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