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Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 13 (2021)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Jun 25, 2021
Joe Ross

Joe Ross is a viable spot-starter after pitching seven scoreless innings while striking out eight batters in his last outing.

Let’s get right into it this week.

Here’s how I did last week:

  • J.T. Brubaker: W 0, L 1, QS 1, ER 2, K 9, BB 0
  • Sam Long: W 1, L 0, QS 1, ER 2, K 6, BB 1
  • Jake Odorizzi: W 1, L, 0, QS 0, ER 0, K 9, BB 1
  • Chris Flexen: W 0, L 0, QS 1, ER 1, K 6, BB 2
  • Matt Manning: W 1, L 0, QS 0, ER 2, K 1, BB 2
  • Kolby Allard: W 0, L 1, QS 0, ER 4, K 1, BB 0
  • Total: W 3, L 2, QS 3, ER 11, K 32, BB 6

That felt great, and I hope you were able to capitalize on the stream calls, too. Outside of Allard, we had a really, really good week. We’ll look to keep the momentum going.

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 13.

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Monday, June 28

Erick Fedde (WAS) vs. NYM 19%
Fedde was hit hard his last time out against the Phillies, but prior to that start, he fired off three straight scoreless efforts.  

Other option: Matt Manning (DET) at CLE 16%

Tuesday, June 29

Joe Ross (WAS) vs. TB 19%
I was initially out on Ross this week, but after what he did Thursday against the Marlins, pitching seven scoreless innings while striking out eight batters, he caught my attention. I’d ideally use him in points leagues or in 15-teamers, but he’s viable as a spot-starter in 12-team mixed leagues.

Other option: Mike Foltynewicz (TEX) at OAK 3%

Wednesday, June 30

Kolby Allard (TEX) at OAK 17%
Allard had this same matchup on this past week’s slate, and we picked him. As you can see above, it didn’t go well. We’re going back to the well with Allard, who, besides his last start against Oakland, has performed admirably. He gets a longer leash as a streamer.

Other option: Michael Wacha (TB) at WAS 3%

Thursday, July 1

Adrian Houser (MIL) at PIT 13%
Houser underwhelmed his last time out, especially against a Colorado team who struggles on the road. We’ll give him a shot here, though, against a Pittsburgh offense that is, despite Adam Frazier, Bryan Reynolds, and Ke’Bryan Hayes making some noise, a bad offense.

Other option: J.T. Brubaker (PIT) vs. MIL 33%

Friday, July 2

Alex Cobb (LAA) vs. BAL 19%
Cobb put together a nice outing against Detroit, and while you may say, “but it’s Detroit!” well, it’s the Orioles. In another nice matchup, Cobb will look to carry over his 35 CSW% in the outing against the Tigers, where he struck out eight batters over 5.2 against Baltimore. I’m banking on it happening.

Other option: Tyler Anderson (PIT) vs. MIL 8%

Saturday, July 3

Patrick Sandoval (LAA) vs. BAL 17%
We’ll go with another Halo here against the Orioles, as Sandoval has been a pleasant surprise for the Angels. While he did give up three runs in 5.2 innings his last time out against the Tigers, he did strike out nine. That gives him 23 strikeouts in his last 17.2 innings. That will play.

Other option: Sam Long (SF) at ARI 5%

Sunday, July 4

Chris Flexen (SEA) vs. TEX 27%
Flexen basically lives in this column, and that’s perfectly fine. He was fantastic against the Rockies last time out, and while he won’t help you in strikeouts, he has a great ratio floor. 

Other option: Jameson Taillon (NYY) vs. NYM 29%

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