Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 10 (2021)
Let’s get right into it this week.
Here’s how I did last week:
- Mitch Keller: W 1, L 0, QS 0, ER 0, K 6, BB 2
- Justin Dunn: W 0, L 0, QS 0, ER 1, K 8, BB 2
- James Kaprielian: W 0, L, 0, QS 0, ER 4, K 3, BB 3
- Tyler Anderson: W 0, L 0, QS 0, ER 3, K 4, BB 0
- Cody Poteet: W 0, L 1, QS 0, ER 3, K 2, BB 4
- Logan Webb: N/A
- Spencer Howard: N/A
- Total: W 1, L 1, QS 0, ER 11, K 23, BB 11
Not the best showing here after a nice stretch. Some injuries and some weather came into play, but it wasn’t the best week for streaming even without those factored in.
On to the next batch of arms.
As a reminder, 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.
Let’s get to it for Week 10.
Monday, June 7
I know, I know. There are rules. We have to pick a starter every day as a streamer. The thing is, there are three games on Monday, and five of the six pitchers are well over the 30 percent threshold. The other is Ervin Santana, who has been working out of the bullpen or as an opener for the Royals. Don’t blame me here. Blame the MLB scheduling department.
Other option: N/A
Tuesday, June 8
Carlos Martinez (STL) vs. CLE 16%
From no option on a Monday to a pitcher coming off the worst pitching performance of the year for Tuesday. Great start to the week, eh? Martinez was dreadful against the Dodgers, and there’s no denying it. He gave up 10 first-inning runs, but before that, he was a quality start machine. He should get back on track against Cleveland this week.
Other option: David Peterson (NYM) at BAL 8%
Wednesday, June 9
Austin Gomber (COL) at MIA 18%
Remember when we trusted Austin Gomber for a two-start week, and he was rocked? Well, since then, he’s been a pretty serviceable pitcher for fantasy purposes. You can’t trust him because he starts for the Rockies, but you can roll him out in plus-matchups on the road. That’s exactly what he has this week in Miami.
Other option: Chris Flexen (SEA) at DET 7%
Thursday, June 10
Michael King (NYY) at MIN 1%
There’s no real option that I like for Thursday, but if I have to pick one, I’ll go with King, who has been at the very least serviceable as a replacement option for Corey Kluber in the New York rotation. He’s reserved for deep leagues only.
Other option: N/A
Friday, June 11
Cole Irvin (OAK) vs. KC 20%
It’s been a stretch of pretty bad starts for Irvin, and this is being written before he pitches in Colorado. The good news is that he’s pretty cheap to acquire off the wire, so you can plug him in for next Friday’s start against the Royals with ease in deeper leagues.
Other option: Josh Fleming (TB) vs. BAL 27%
Saturday, June 12
Alex Cobb (LAA) at ARI 29%
Like Irvin above, this is written before Cobb’s Saturday start against Seattle, but Cobb has pretty solid since coming off the injured list, allowing just one earned run in 17 innings whiles striking out 20 batters. He should go above the threshold after he mows down the Mariners.
Other option: Johnny Cueto (SF) at WAS 30%
Sunday, June 13
J.T. Brubaker (PIT) at MIL 28%
Brubaker dropped below the threshold due to bereavement leave, but he’s back on the active Pittsburgh roster. He’ll travel to Milwaukee to face a Brewers team who has struggled all year offensively and that just lost Kolten Wong and Lorenzo Cain.
Other option: Kris Bubic (KC) at OAK 30%
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