Last week’s two-start pitchers in fantasy baseball didn’t work out so well thanks to too much rain.

Both my starters were dominant in the week’s first start. Miguel Gonzalez and Luis Severino didn’t give up a run in the week’s first start in 15 innings of work. Severino didn’t make a second start last week because of rain and Gonzalez didn’t fare as well, surrendering six runs in six innings on Sunday against Detroit.

We’ll hope to get two quality starts out of these two pitchers this week.

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino is a solid two-start pitcher this week. Flickr/

Luis Severino, New York Yankees, SP

We’ll try the young Yankees hurler again this week, since he’s slated for two starts.

The only issue, he’s harder to own this week, with his ownership approaching near 70 percent. If he’s still available in your league, though, he’s likely worth a longer stay on your roster than just this week.

Severino is one of those rare pitchers who has been on the waiver wire who can record strikeouts. He has at least six strikeouts in each of his four starts this season, with two of those registering at least 10 strikeouts. He’s not walking anyone either, with only four walks on the season for an absurd 33:4 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

He should be owned beyond this week, but if you’re just looking for two starts, he has a good and bad week ahead of him in terms of matchups. He squares off against Toronto on Monday, while finishing off the week at the Chicago Cubs. The Blue Jays have a bottom-five offense, while the Cubs are a top-10 offense.

So while that back-end of his week doesn’t look great, he should get off to a good start and has shown the continued ability to strike out the opposition. That’s something not to ignore.

Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays, SP

Odorizzi’s fantasy ownership has dwindled significantly after being on the 10-day Disabled List. However, several reports have him being activated before his first start Tuesday against Miami. He also will toe the rubber later in the week against Toronto.

When healthy, Odorizzi should be a regular on fantasy rosters. The biggest issue with Odorizzi is what to expect with his return. He hasn’t pitched a full game since April 9, so I’m not sure how long his leash will be during his first few starts.

In his career, he’s averaged more than eight strikeouts per nine innings, which is a desired trait off the waiver wire. He also has a sub-4.00 ERA for his career, and the last time he squared off against the Blue Jays, he gave up two earned runs over six innings, limiting Toronto to only two hits.

Both offenses have struggled at times this season, so his matchups work well for a solid week. The only question is if he’s not limited with his pitch counts.

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