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Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers: Week 23 (2021)

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Sep 3, 2021
Bailey Ober

Bailey Ober has the chance to add some helium to his name ahead of 2022 drafts.

Let’s get right into it this week.

Here’s how I did last week:

  • Jake Odorizzi: W 0, L 0, QS 0, ER 2, K 5, BB 0
  • Carlos Hernández: W 0, L 0, QS 0, ER 0, K 6, BB 0
  • Adrian Houser: W 0, L 1, QS 0, ER 5, K 4, BB 3
  • Bailey Ober: W 1, L 0, QS 1, ER 2, K 5, BB 0
  • Austin Gomber: W 0, L 1, QS 0, ER 4, K 2, BB 6
  • Kyle Freeland: W 0, L 0, QS 0, ER 1, K 1, BB 2
  • Total: W 1, L 2, QS 1, ER 14, K 23, BB 11

This was kind of a mixed bag week. Gomber got Gombered, and Freeland was pulled early once we finally decided to trust him. Ober was super efficient en route to the quality start, and Odorizzi and Hernández were fine floor plays. Houser bombed, and he’s out of my circle of streaming trust.

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 23.

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Monday, September 6

Bailey Ober (MIN) at CLE 16%
Ober is up 12 percent in rostership from last week, and if it weren’t nearly football time, he’d be rostered in more leagues by now. He came through for us last week, and this week, we’re rolling him out again as he gets Cleveland on the road. Ober has the chance to add some helium to his name ahead of 2022 drafts.

Other option: Bryse Wilson (PIT) vs. DET 2%

Tuesday, September 7

Mike Minor (KC) at BAL 24%
If you read my two-start pitching column, it should be no surprise that Minor and Ober are the first two options here. We are being careful with streaming this week since it’s the first week of the playoffs in many leagues. However, if you need day-to-day options, Ober and Minor offer two of the best early-week matchups. Minor hasn’t been lights out in August, but he’s been average. Average against a good matchup is what we’ll take in September. 

Other option: N/A

Wednesday, September 8

Joe Ryan (MIN) at CLE 13%
Ryan came through in his debut, fanning five in as many innings. He’s a pitcher old-school fans will appreciate, as he just attacks the zone constantly. Recipe for success? I’m not quite sure. Am I intrigued? Yes. Do I want to start him in a plus matchup? Absolutely. 

Other option: Carlos Hernández (KC) at BAL 29%

Thursday, September 9


For the second straight Thursday, there are no real viable options that I feel comfortable going with here. Take the day off.

Other option: N/A

Friday, September 10

Glenn Otto (TEX) at OAK 11%
Otto looked really impressive in his big league debut, and to pull back the curtain a bit here, I’m writing this before Otto takes the mound Friday against the Angels. If he comes through that with similar success, he should be picked up and used against Oakland in this spot. I like the strikeout upside.

Other option: Sammy Long (SF) at CHC 2%

Saturday, September 11

Griffin Jax (MIN) vs. KC 3%
Jax got shelled against Milwaukee his last time out, and before this start against the Royals, he gets the Rays. If he survives that and remains in the rotation, this is a great get-right spot for Jax, who can be had for free in essentially every league.

Other option: Chris Archer (TB) at DET 18%

Sunday, September 12

Bryse Wilson (PIT) vs. WAS 2%
I’m expecting Wilson to struggle against good competition but pull through against bad teams. Aside from Juan Soto, I’m not afraid of anyone on the Nationals team. I’m going to trust Wilson here to at least get us a shot at a quality start, if not the win.

Other option: Tyler Gilbert (ARI) at SEA 11%

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