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Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 6 (2020)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Aug 31, 2020

The Tigers are a solid matchup that Josh Lindblom should be able to take advantage of.  

It’s time for Week 6 of the abbreviated fantasy baseball season. Maximizing each outing has become so important for your pitching categories, so putting an emphasis on streaming this year is even more important than ever.

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Let’s see how we did last week, as it’s important to hold ourselves accountable.

  • Austin Voth – 3.2 IP, 0 W, 3 K, 6 ER, 3 BB
  • Alex Young – 5 IP, 0 W, 5 K, 3 ER, 1 BB
  • Elieser Hernandez – 4 IP, 0 W, 7 K, 3 ER, 1 BB
  • Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 W, 3 K, 0 ER, 1 BB
  • Sixto Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 W, 10 K, 0 ER, 1 BB
  • Tyler Mahle – 6.2 IP, 1 W, 11 K, 2 ER, 2 BB
  • Justin Dunn –  6 IP, 0 W, 6 K, 1 ER, 4 BB
  • Total: 38.1 IP, 1 W, 45 K, 15 ER, 13 BB

Take note that we are looking for pitchers who are rostered in less than 30 percent of Yahoo leagues. Occasionally a recommendation will exceed that threshold if they are in a particularly favorable streaming situation.

Monday, August 31

Chase Anderson (TOR) vs. BAL 4%
Pitching is Buffalo isn’t great, as we’ve seen, but the Orioles, after their red-hot start, have been performing like the Orioles we expected them to be. We’ll see what other moves the Blue Jays make before the deadline in acquiring another arm, but for now, we’ll roll with Anderson here with the matchup. We aren’t expecting Tyler Mahle-type outcome here, but he’ll provide a solid floor to get your week started on the right track.

Other options: Trevor Rogers (MIA) at NYM 1%

Tuesday, September 1

Ljay Newsome (SEA) vs. OAK 0%
When Alex Chamberlain talks about a player, I listen. He’s been excited for Newsome, and he earned his way into the Mariners’ rotation after the Taijuan Walker deal. Newsome struck out four Padres in as many innings, allowing just the one run. It’s not inconceivable that Newsome would throw at least five innings this time around, making him an interesting streamer against Oakland.

Other options: Chad Kuhl (PIT) vs. CHC 9%

Wednesday, September 2

Josh Lindblom (MIL) vs. DET 7%
Lindblom has been providing strikeouts for fantasy managers lately, which is a great sign. He has, however, only thrown four innings in each of his past two outings. The Tigers are a solid matchup that he should be able to take advantage of.  

Other options: Michael Pineda (MIN) vs. CHW 6%

Thursday, September 3

Taijuan Walker (TOR) at BOS 31%
Walker was lights out in his Toronto debut, mowing down the Orioles in six scoreless innings. Obviously pitching in Seattle is better than pitching in the AL East for Walker, but let’s stop pretending the Red Sox are anything but a bad team. He has a sub-3.30 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP on the season. Not a bad pickup for the Blue Jays or fantasy managers.

Other options: Nick Margevicius (SEA) vs. OAK 3%

Friday, September 4

Dane Dunning (CHW) at KC 13%
Dunning was recalled by the White Sox Sunday to face the Royals, who, if he remains up with the big-league team, he’d face Friday. He impressed in his big-league debut, striking out seven batters in 4.1 innings pitched, and he handled the Royals Sunday, too, to the tune of seven strikeouts over five shutout innings. Monitor roster movement, but if he’s still in the rotation, feel free to stream him confidently. 

Other options: Deivi Garcia (NYY) at BAL 15%

Saturday, September 5

Taylor Clarke (ARI) at SF 11%
Clarke was rushed out in his last start as Merrill Kelly’s replacement. He ended up striking out a batter per inning over four innings. Heading into Sunday’s start against the Giants, Clarke looks like he’s going to remain in the Arizona rotation moving forward. He’s been really, really good for the D’backs out of the bullpen, but a move into the rotation for good increases his fantasy value. He’ll get the same Giants again in San Francisco for his next outing.

Other options: Trevor Cahill (SF) vs. ARI 8%

Sunday, September 6

Trevor Rogers (MIA) vs. TB 1%
Rogers was initially supposed to return to the Marlins alternate site, but he’s remaining with the team. There’s a chance, of course, he is optioned prior to this start, but he’s one of the young, intriguing arms that the Marlins have on their roster. It’s the second straight Sunday that doesn’t have a lot of great streamer options, so we’ll go with some young upside here.

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Michael Waterloo is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Michael, check out his archive and follow him @MichaelWaterloo.

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