Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 24 (2019)
Here we go with the 24th week of finding ignored pitchers turned serviceable for a day. Please take note that pitching rotations are always fluid, so most of these streaming options are projected starters who aren’t set in stone. That especially holds true for games played later in the week, so be sure to double-check the official announcements as we move closer to each date. Got it? Good!
Take note that we are looking for pitchers who are owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo leagues. Occasionally a recommendation will exceed that threshold if they are in a particularly favorable streaming situation.
Now let’s dive into the good stuff!
Monday, September 9
Trevor Williams (PIT) at San Francisco (23%)
We have a pair of quality streamers to begin the week, as Williams and Jordan Lyles both step into favorable matchups at pitcher-friendly ballparks. As for Williams, he has allowed just five earned runs with 15 strikeouts through 19 innings over his past three starts. He’ll have the privilege of facing a San Francisco offense that ranks 26th in wRC+, and starting this game in one of the best pitching parks in baseball (Oracle Park) gives him an added boost.
Other Options: Jordan Lyles (MIL) at MIA (38%)
Tuesday, September 10
Chase Anderson (MIL) at Miami (17%)
Anderson has been somewhat shaky in recent performances, but take note that his last two appearances came against a tough divisional foe in the Cubs. There’s a good chance Anderson gets back on track against the lowly Marlins, who rank dead last in wRC+ while also holding the sixth-highest strikeout rate (24.7%). I’m not expecting the Milwaukee righty to completely dominate this matchup, but he should string together five or six quality innings here.
Other Options: Logan Webb (SF) vs. PIT (12%)
Wednesday, September 11
Reynaldo Lopez (CWS) vs. Kansas City (21%)
Lopez has been mentioned several times in this article as the season has progressed. His fantasy appeal has evaporated over the last few months, but Lopez certainly caught our attention with an amazing complete game (9 IP, 1 ER, 11 K) at Cleveland last Thursday. Consider him a risk/reward option against Kansas City this week, as the range of outcomes is very wide. However, Lopez can take comfort in the fact that the Royals rank 28th in wRC+ this year.
Thursday, September 12
Gio Gonzalez (MIL) at Miami (17%)
Thursday’s can be tough for streaming purposes, and that’s certainly the case this week. After all, a lack of “other options” for this day represents the lack of arms on this brief slate. Gonzalez follows the rationale provided earlier with teammate Anderson, as both Milwaukee pitchers haven’t impressed lately. The Brewers’ southpaw could find success against the worst hitting team in baseball, and starting in Miami’s pitcher-friendly park doesn’t hurt either.
Friday, September 13
Anthony DeSclafani (CIN) vs. Arizona (37%)
DeSclafani was featured in this column as a rare two-start streamer last week. That thought-process spills into his next start against the Diamondbacks – presumably on Friday. DeSclafani isn’t an iron-clad fantasy option, but he’s capable of recording a quality start every time he takes the bump. He’ll face an Arizona team that ranks middle-of-the-pack in a majority of crucial hitting categories.
Other Options: Sandy Alcantara (MIA) at SF (19%)
Saturday, September 14
Robert Dugger (MIA) at San Francisco (1%)
First off, you may want to double-check Sean Manaea’s status in your league. If the Oakland lefty is available, definitely give him a strong look to help your squad down the stretch. Manaea tossed five scoreless innings (5 K’s) against the Yankees last week, and his workload could ramp from here… If you don’t have access to Manaea, then Miami RHP Dugger could work in a pinch. You’ll want to assess your risk tolerance this late in the week, but the Marlins’ rookie has looked good while allowing two earned runs with nine strikeouts through 13 innings over his last two starts.
Other Options: Sean Manaea (OAK) at TEX (51%)
Sunday, September 15
Logan Webb (SF) vs. Miami (12%)
Webb has traded strong performances with bad ones over his last four games. He seems to perform much better against offenses ranked average or below, and the Marlins are in their own dismal category on that front. Throw in the pitcher-friendly dimensions of Oracle Park, and Webb seems primed for a quality start to close the week.