Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 14 (2021)
Let’s get right into it this week.
Here’s how I did last week:
- Kris Bubic: W 0, L 1, QS 0, ER 3, K 0, BB 2
- Shane McClanahan: W 1, L 0, QS 1, ER 3, K 7, BB 5
- Ross Stripling: W 1, L, 0, QS 0, ER 2, K 5, BB 1
- Erick Fedde: N/A
- Joe Ross: W 1, L 0, QS 1, ER 2, K 7, BB 2
- Kolby Allard: W 0, L 1, QS 1, ER 3, K 5, BB 1
- Total: W 3, L 2, QS 3, ER 13, K 22, BB 11
It was a down week after last week’s great performance, but we’ve had much, much worse results. The Bubic outing could have been a lot worse, and while the strikeouts and quality start from McClanahan were a plus, the five walks definitely hurt the overall line. Thank God for Joe Ross, like we all thought we’d be saying in April, right?
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 14.
Monday, July 5
Kolby Allard (TEX) vs. DET 11%
Allard threw his second quality start of the season his last time out against Oakland, and now he gets a much easier streaming matchup against the Tigers at home. He’s still a deep-league seasonal option, but his 11 percent rostership is far too low. Stream him with confidence.
Other option: N/A
Tuesday, July 6
Jon Gray (COL) at ARI 27%
Gray has allowed just two earned runs over his past 11 innings, and he has looked healthy after spending time on the IL. The Diamondbacks are terrible, and it’s a plus-matchup for Gray on the road as he continues to build up his trade value before the deadline.
Other option: Ryan Weathers (SD) vs. WAS 31%
Wednesday, July 7
Luis Patiño (TB) vs. CLE 21%
So, this could look bad depending upon how Patiño performs Friday night against Toronto. But there are few arms readily available on the waiver wire that possess the type of upside that Patiño does. He may not go deep into games, but he can be dominant on a per-inning basis.
Other option: Merrill Kelly (ARI) vs. COL 13%
Thursday, July 8
J.A. Happ (MIN) vs. DET 11%
There are no eligible streamers under the 30 percent threshold unless you want to run J.A. Happ out there. It’s the Tigers, true, but I’m not touching him despite his good start against Cleveland his last time out.
Other option: N/A
Friday, July 9
Kyle Muller (ATL) at MIA 27%
Muller is staying in the rotation, and it’s easy to see why, as he struck out nine Reds in his last time out. He gets the Marlins this Saturday, too, so we’ll get a preview of how he handles them.
Other option: Joe Ross (WAS) at SF 30%
Saturday, July 10
Chris Flexen (SEA) vs. LAA 25%
Another week, another Flexen recommendation. Sometimes we just want a decent floor when streaming, and that’s what Flexen offers, as he doesn’t strike out many batters. That could cause him to blow up at some point, but probably not against the Angels.
Other option: N/A
Sunday, July 11
Patrick Sandoval (LAA) at SEA 22%
Sandoval is pitching well enough to keep his team in games, and he has thrown at least five innings in every start since May 17. He has at least six strikeouts in three of his last four starts, too.
Other option: Jon Gray (COL) at SD 27%
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