Pitching Streamers: September 12 – 15
September 12, 2017 | Matt Terelle
Hello and welcome Fake Baseballers! Twice a week this baseball season I will be taking a look at pitchers who are viable streamers for your standard fantasy baseball leagues. On Tuesdays, I will outline streaming options to get you through Friday. Then on Fridays, I will pick up where I left off and highlight some options for Saturday through Tuesday.
For this series, I will be using ownership percentages from Yahoo! leagues. Generally speaking, I will be looking for pitchers who are less than 50% owned, but there are times where I may target a pitcher who is slightly over the ownership threshold if the matchup is too good not to mention. Many factors go into uncovering good streamers, including home/road splits, righty/lefty splits, and of course, the general talent level of the pitcher. Of course, since some of these players are selected a few days in advance, be sure to check back to be sure the schedule hasn’t been altered by weather, minor league call-ups, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Please note, all statistics and ownership percentages are from Tuesday, September 12. Let’s get started!
Tuesday, September 12
Dillon Peters (MIA-LHP) @ Philadelphia Phillies
Peters is regarded as one of Miami’s top pitching prospects and he’s pitched up to those expectations over his first two big league starts. The southpaw has allowed just three runs in 12 innings of work, striking out 14. He will face off against a Phillies lineup that he held scoreless over seven innings in his MLB debut last week. While right-handed slugger Rhys Hoskins has breathed new life into the Phillies offense, he’s actually hit much better against right-handers than he has lefties in his short career. The Phillies on the year rank 25th in the league in wOBA and 15th in ISO with a 21.1% strikeout rate.
Wednesday, September 13
Lucas Giolito (CHI-RHP) @ Kansas City Royals
Giolito enjoys a big-time park boost on Wednesday as he will escape his hitter-friendly home field to pitch in the spacious Kauffman Stadium. He struggled a bit with his control in his last outing and was ejected after 5 1/3 innings after arguing with the umpire. He draws a great matchup against a Royals offense that has struggled against right-handers this season, ranking just 21st in wOBA and 23rd in ISO this season. He’s a solid streaming option this Wednesday.
Thursday, September 14
Jose Ureña (MIA-RHP) @ Philadelphia Phillies
Ureña continues to pick up wins for the Marlins this season, earning 13 wins while posting a 3.61 ERA. The right-hander has been excellent on the road in 2017, posting a 9-1 record. He doesn’t have excellent strikeout upside with just 101 in 147 innings of work, but he is in a great run prevention spot on Thursday against a weak Philadelphia lineup. Against right-handers this season, the Phillies rank 26th in wOBA and 25th in ISO with a 23.8% strikeout rate. That high strikeout rate should help the normally strikeout-deficient Ureña post at least modest punchout totals.
Friday, September 15
Rafael Montero (NYM-RHP) @ Atlanta Braves
Montero has pitched well for the Mets over the past month, posting four wins, a 3.22 ERA, and 32 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings of work. The right-hander has struggled with walks this season, but the Braves rank 27th in the league with a 7.3% walk rate, so don’t expect them to do much to add to Montero’s total on Friday. The Braves have struggled against right-handed pitching this season, ranking just 24th in wOBA and 28th in ISO. Look for Montero to put up another useful fantasy start on Friday.
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