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Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Rankings & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 5)

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers: Rankings & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 5)

Streaming pitchers is an incredibly important strategy for fantasy baseball managers, especially those in daily leagues. Even in weekly leagues it’s important to know the upcoming matchups for starting pitchers as you make your start/sit lineup decisions and place waiver wire bids. Below we take a look at the top fantasy baseball streaming pitchers of the week.

You can also check out our full probable pitchers report for the next two weeks. You can use that in coordination with our Streaming Pitcher Planner and Two-Start Pitcher Projections to plan your fantasy baseball rotation.

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Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitcher Rankings: Week 5

MONDAY, APRIL 22ND
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
59 Yusei Kikuchi TOR L 47% 21.2 29 2.08 1.15 @KC 0.3055 B. Singer
74 Brandon Pfaadt ARI R 45% 23.2 23 5.32 1.23 @STL 0.3248 L. Lynn
79 Reynaldo Lopez ATL R 37% 18 18 0.5 0.94 MIA 0.315 T. Rogers
81 Lance Lynn STL R 42% 20.2 19 2.18 1.21 ARI 0.3198 B. Pfaadt
87 Zack Littell TB R 33% 21 22 2.14 1.33 DET 0.3026 T. Skubal
104 Chris Paddack MIN R 4% 14 9 8.36 2.07 CWS 0.2951 N. Nastrini
124 JP Sears OAK L 6% 20.2 9 4.35 1.16 @NYY 0.307 C. Rodon
131 Trevor Rogers MIA L 4% 20.2 20 3.92 1.55 @ATL 0.3628 R. Lopez
174 Jose Quintana NYM L 11% 20.2 16 3.05 1.5 @SF 0.3069 K. Winn
216 Joe Ross MIL R 3% 14.2 14 4.91 1.64 @PIT 0.3113 J. Jones
229 Keaton Winn SF R 3% 22 17 4.09 1.09 NYM 0.3179 J. Quintana
484 Nick Nastrini CWS R 1% 5 5 3.6 1 @MIN 0.3289 C. Paddack
826 Austin Gomber COL L 1% 20 18 4.95 1.5 SD 0.3261 D. Cease
TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
88 Steven Matz STL L 12% 20 12 3.6 1.5 ARI 0.3198 TBD
95 Cristopher Sanchez PHI L 40% 21.1 25 2.53 1.31 @CIN 0.3278 A. Abbott
109 Michael Wacha KC R 43% 24 21 3.75 1.04 TOR 0.3266 K. Gausman
120 Kenta Maeda DET R 28% 15 10 6 1.27 @TB 0.3384 R. Pepiot
122 Luis Severino NYM R 31% 21 21 3.43 1.43 @SF 0.3069 L. Webb
128 Griffin Canning LAA R 10% 13.2 12 9.88 1.83 BAL 0.3232 TBD
139 A.J. Puk MIA L 20% 10.2 8 5.91 2.44 @ATL 0.3628 M. Fried
141 Andrew Abbott CIN L 36% 23.1 17 2.7 1.07 PHI 0.3325 C. Sanchez
156 Jordan Wicks CHC L 5% 17 24 5.29 1.76 HOU 0.3348 H. Brown
195 Paul Blackburn OAK R 49% 25 18 1.08 1 @NYY 0.307 M. Stroman
199 Dane Dunning TEX R 23% 23 22 3.91 1.22 SEA 0.322 L. Gilbert
258 Wade Miley MIL L 4% 7 2 5.14 1.29 @PIT 0.3113 B. Falter
322 Bailey Falter PIT L 2% 20 10 4.05 0.95 MIL 0.3115 W. Miley
325 Erick Fedde CWS R 4% 20.1 19 3.1 1.33 @MIN 0.3289 P. Lopez
394 Ben Lively CLE R 1% 5 7 3.6 0.8 BOS 0.3265 T. Houck
668 Ryan Feltner COL R 3% 21.1 26 5.06 1.5 SD 0.3261 M. King
820 Patrick Corbin WSH L 1% 22.1 15 8.06 1.97 LAD 0.3444 T. Glasnow
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
75 Nick Lodolo CIN L 49% 5.2 10 0 0.35 PHI 0.3325 S. Turnbull
77 Sean Manaea NYM L 28% 14.2 18 4.3 1.36 @SF 0.3069 B. Snell
90 Clarke Schmidt NYY R 15% 14.2 16 3.68 1.64 OAK 0.2954 J. Boyle
107 Dean Kremer BAL R 22% 16.1 14 4.96 1.22 @LAA 0.3227 T. Anderson
146 Jameson Taillon CHC R 5% 0 0 0 0 HOU 0.3348 J.P. France
151 Jack Flaherty DET R 30% 18.1 20 4.91 1.2 @TB 0.3384 T. Alexander
154 Yariel Rodriguez TOR R 2% 3.2 6 2.45 1.64 @KC 0.3055 A. Marsh
188 Kyle Gibson STL R 13% 19 11 6.16 1.21 ARI 0.3198 J. Montgomery
251 J.P. France HOU R 3% 20.1 16 7.08 1.67 @CHC 0.3284 J. Taillon
257 Tyler Anderson LAA L 30% 18.1 12 1.47 0.98 BAL 0.3232 D. Kremer
293 Matt Waldron SD R 2% 14.1 16 3.14 1.47 @COL 0.3126 D. Hudson
301 Ryan Yarbrough LAD L 6% 19.2 9 3.2 0.86 @WSH 0.3117 J. Irvin
334 Tyler Alexander TB L 0% 15.1 12 6.46 1.63 DET 0.3026 J. Flaherty
376 Quinn Priester PIT R 1% 0 0 0 0 MIL 0.3115 F. Peralta
408 Spencer Turnbull PHI R 37% 15 16 1.8 0.93 @CIN 0.3278 N. Lodolo
515 Joe Boyle OAK R 4% 12.2 15 5.68 1.82 @NYY 0.307 C. Schmidt
524 Jake Irvin WSH R 1% 23 20 3.13 1 LAD 0.3444 R. Yarbrough
650 Cooper Criswell BOS R 0% 4 4 4.5 1.5 @CLE 0.3034 C. Carrasco
679 Carlos Carrasco CLE R 1% 12.2 11 3.55 1.66 BOS 0.3265 C. Criswell
701 Alec Marsh KC R 6% 16.2 10 4.32 1.08 TOR 0.3266 Y. Rodriguez
830 Dakota Hudson COL R 1% 17.1 11 4.15 1.27 SD 0.3261 M. Waldron
THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
61 MacKenzie Gore WSH L 38% 16 23 2.81 1.19 LAD 0.3444 L. Knack
100 Brayan Bello BOS R 50% 20.2 19 3.92 1.21 @CLE 0.3034 T. McKenzie
106 Triston McKenzie CLE R 43% 13 5 6.23 1.77 BOS 0.3265 B. Bello
302 Alex Wood OAK L 2% 16.2 16 8.1 2.1 @NYY 0.307 N. Cortes Jr.
306 Graham Ashcraft CIN R 12% 17.1 19 4.15 1.27 PHI 0.3325 Z. Wheeler
361 Emerson Hancock SEA R 1% 14.2 11 7.98 1.43 @TEX 0.3422 J. Leiter
504 Landon Knack LAD R 5% 5 4 3.6 1 @WSH 0.3117 M. Gore
703 Jack Leiter TEX R 28% 0 0 0 0 SEA 0.322 E. Hancock
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
83 Patrick Sandoval LAA L 4% 17.1 18 5.19 1.67 MIN 0.3289 L. Varland
86 Louie Varland MIN R 16% 14 16 8.36 2.07 @LAA 0.3227 P. Sandoval
108 Logan Allen CLE L 24% 21.1 17 5.06 1.36 @ATL 0.3628 C. Morton
110 Miles Mikolas STL R 10% 21.2 15 5.82 1.43 @NYM 0.3179 J. Butto
123 Edward Cabrera MIA R 35% 6 10 1.5 1 WSH 0.3117 T. Williams
132 DL Hall MIL L 10% 12.2 10 7.11 2.13 NYY 0.307 L. Gil
135 Reese Olson DET R 10% 16.1 14 3.86 1.47 KC 0.3055 S. Lugo
140 Ross Stripling OAK R 2% 23.2 18 5.32 1.65 @BAL 0.3232 C. Burnes
149 Luis Gil NYY R 18% 14 20 3.86 1.43 @MIL 0.3115 DL Hall
160 Seth Lugo KC R 44% 25.2 13 1.05 1.05 @DET 0.3026 R. Olson
163 Frankie Montas CIN R 36% 18.2 14 4.34 1.45 @TEX 0.3422 A. Heaney
208 Andrew Heaney TEX L 8% 12 10 6.75 1.58 CIN 0.3278 F. Montas
281 Javier Assad CHC R 30% 16.2 18 2.16 0.96 @BOS 0.3265 K. Crawford
313 Martin Perez PIT L 26% 24.2 16 2.55 1.26 @SF 0.3069 K. Harrison
381 Michael Soroka CWS R 3% 19.1 10 6.98 1.76 TB 0.3384 Z. Eflin
425 Jose Butto NYM R 18% 12 15 0.75 0.75 STL 0.3248 M. Mikolas
771 Trevor Williams WSH R 5% 15.2 14 3.45 1.15 @MIA 0.315 E. Cabrera
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
59 Yusei Kikuchi TOR L 47% 21.2 29 2.08 1.15 LAD 0.3444 G. Stone
104 Chris Paddack MIN R 4% 14 9 8.36 2.07 @LAA 0.3227 J. Soriano
124 JP Sears OAK L 6% 20.2 9 4.35 1.16 @BAL 0.3232 C. Irvin
166 Jose Soriano LAA R 1% 15 15 4.8 1.27 MIN 0.3289 C. Paddack
185 Casey Mize DET R 11% 15.1 12 4.11 1.17 KC 0.3055 B. Singer
205 Colin Rea MIL R 6% 16.2 11 2.7 1.2 NYY 0.307 C. Rodon
206 Gavin Stone LAD R 26% 14.2 15 3.68 1.43 @TOR 0.3266 Y. Kikuchi
263 Kyle Hendricks CHC R 2% 17 11 12.71 2.24 @BOS 0.3265 TBD
276 Taijuan Walker PHI R 6% 0 0 0 0 @SD 0.3261 D. Cease
290 Cole Irvin BAL L 1% 14.2 11 6.75 1.7 OAK 0.2954 JP Sears
329 Darius Vines ATL R 1% 4.2 4 1.93 1.5 CLE 0.3034 T. Bibee
335 Adrian Houser NYM R 2% 15.1 9 4.7 1.5 STL 0.3248 S. Gray
403 Ryan Weathers MIA L 7% 20 22 2.7 1.35 WSH 0.3117 M. Parker
484 Nick Nastrini CWS R 1% 5 5 3.6 1 TB 0.3384 A. Civale
714 Mitchell Parker WSH L 1% 5 4 3.6 0.8 @MIA 0.315 R. Weathers
829 Cal Quantrill COL R 1% 21 11 5.57 1.52 HOU 0.3348 R. Blanco
SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH
VBR PITCHER TEAM THROWS % ROST IP K ERA WHIP OPP. WOBA OPP. SP
74 Brandon Pfaadt ARI R 45% 23.2 23 5.32 1.23 @SEA 0.322 L. Gilbert
79 Reynaldo Lopez ATL R 37% 18 18 0.5 0.94 CLE 0.3034 B. Lively
81 Lance Lynn STL R 42% 20.2 19 2.18 1.21 @NYM 0.3179 J. Quintana
87 Zack Littell TB R 33% 21 22 2.14 1.33 @CWS 0.2951 C. Flexen
109 Michael Wacha KC R 43% 24 21 3.75 1.04 @DET 0.3026 T. Skubal
131 Trevor Rogers MIA L 4% 20.2 20 3.92 1.55 WSH 0.3117 P. Corbin
141 Andrew Abbott CIN L 36% 23.1 17 2.7 1.07 @TEX 0.3422 M. Lorenzen
156 Jordan Wicks CHC L 5% 17 24 5.29 1.76 @BOS 0.3265 T. Houck
168 James Paxton LAD L 28% 16 10 2.81 1.5 @TOR 0.3266 K. Gausman
174 Jose Quintana NYM L 11% 20.2 16 3.05 1.5 STL 0.3248 L. Lynn
195 Paul Blackburn OAK R 49% 25 18 1.08 1 @BAL 0.3232 G. Rodriguez
216 Joe Ross MIL R 3% 14.2 14 4.91 1.64 NYY 0.307 M. Stroman
229 Keaton Winn SF R 3% 22 17 4.09 1.09 PIT 0.3113 B. Falter
238 Michael Lorenzen TEX R 2% 5 4 0 1.6 CIN 0.3278 A. Abbott
322 Bailey Falter PIT L 2% 20 10 4.05 0.95 @SF 0.3069 K. Winn
394 Ben Lively CLE R 1% 5 7 3.6 0.8 @ATL 0.3628 R. Lopez
815 Chris Flexen CWS R 0% 13.1 7 8.78 1.88 TB 0.3384 Z. Littell
820 Patrick Corbin WSH L 1% 22.1 15 8.06 1.97 @MIA 0.315 T. Rogers
826 Austin Gomber COL L 1% 20 18 4.95 1.5 HOU 0.3348 C. Javier

What are pitching streamers?
Streaming pitchers is a strategy where fantasy owners target short-term rentals on the waiver wire that will provide the a boost in production for a given week. By targeting matchups and pitchers who have more than one start in a week, fantasy owners can improve their weekly or daily output from the starting pitcher position.


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