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Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 12)

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 12)

Here are the week 12 streaming options. There are a few pitchers who are likely in their last week under the “streamer” label. If everything goes well for them, their rostered percentage should move up.

Before we look at week next week, let’s go back and look at my picks from May 27 – June 2:

Totals: 36.2 IP, 21 ER, 9 BB, 38 K (1-2)

*Graham Ashcraft‘s start was moved back, so his stats didn’t go towards this week.

I liked the strikeouts but didn’t care for the 5.21 ERA.

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STREAMING PITCHERS: WEEK 12

(Rostered percentage is based on the average of ESPN, Yahoo!, and CBS leagues.)

Monday, June 10

Albert Suarez (BAL) at TB | 16%

Suarez has logged five frames in back-to-back games. In those 10 innings, he has allowed three runs with a 9-to-3 K/BB ratio. He has done a nice job filling the current open rotation spot in Baltimore.

Suarez has allowed just one HR this year, which goes well with this matchup. Tampa Bay is tied for the fewest homers in the league. They are slightly below average in most hitting categories in fact. The Rays are one of the few teams that have over a 30% chase rate, and they sit in the bottom 10 in team strikeouts.

Suarez just matched up with the Rays on May 31. He went five innings with five strikeouts. It turned out a no decision for him, but he pitches for one of the best lineups in baseball. Expect the same stat line from him here with hopefully a win this time.

Other Option: Chris Paddack (MIN) vs. COL | 46%

Tuesday, June 11

Tylor Megill (NYM) vs. MIA | 41%

Megill got knocked around in his last start against the Nationals. He still came away with the win though. That was surprising after he dominated the Dodgers in his previous outing.

The Marlins actually have a low strikeout rate, but they lead the league in pitches chased. They are batting .237 as a team. This lineup just isn’t that scary and, like the Rays, are tied with the least number of HR in the league.

I see a better chance of Megill getting an easy win than the Marlins tacking three or more runs on him. I’m confident enough that I’ll make Megill my top pick: 7 IP, 8 Ks, 2 BB, 1 ER, W.

Other Option: Jose Soriano (LAA) at ARI | 26%

Wednesday, June 12

Mitchell Parker (WSH) at DET | 32%

Parker hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 10 starts in the majors this year. His walks can fluctuate between starts, but the Tigers rank in the bottom 10 of the league in walks. Parker has maxed out with seven strikeouts as a season high, but the Tigers have been very prone to whiffs.

I also like the counterpart matchup against Kenta Maeda. Maeda is currently listed day-to-day, so he might not be the Tigers starter. The veteran has struggled this year with a 6.25 ERA and teams are hitting .280 off him. Even if Maeda doesn’t pitch, I like Parker against whoever he faces here.

Other Option: Bailey Falter (PIT) at STL | 26%

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Thursday, June 13

Ryan Weathers (MIA) at NYM | 42%

Unsurprisingly, I don’t care for any of these Thursday matchups. The Mets are not a push over team, but they rank in about the middle of most hitting categories. Weathers last four starts have totaled 27 IP with 30K.

Only one of those starts resulted in a win. This can happen when you pitch for a team like the Marlins. For the matchups on this day, I would roll the dice with Weathers. Even if he doesn’t get a win, a five or six innings with five to seven strikeouts is a good possibility.

Other Option: Simeon Woods Richardson (MIN) vs. OAK | 28%

Friday, June 14

Ben Brown (CHC) vs. STL | 41%

Brown gave up five runs in five innings against the Reds in his last start. That was in Chicago. He is pitching against the Reds again next weekend. Things could certainly go worse in Cincinnati.

What everyone is remembering is the start Brown had against the Brewers. He pitched seven innings of no-hit ball while striking out 10. Before that start, he only pitched six innings or more once.

Even though the Cardinals lineup is better, they still rank as one of the worst lineups in the league. My confidence level isn’t high for Brown here, but we are selecting streamers.

Other Option: Matt Waldron (SD) at NYM | 41%

Saturday, June 15

Ben Lively (CLE) at TOR | 43%

The Blue Jays lineup has struggled this year. They rank in the bottom five of home runs in the league. They also have one of the worst hard-hit% in baseball, and they have the weakest contact percentage in the league.

Lively doesn’t jump off the stat page for you, but he’s been reliable for a good team. In his nine starts this year, he has only pitched six innings or more three times. He has won his last four starts though.

Lively’s season stats are good. He has a 2.84 ERA, with a 1.16 WHIP, and 50 K in just over 47 innings. I see a chance for a win here as well as limited damage if any.

Other Option: Patrick Sandoval (LAA) at SF | 27%

Sunday, June 16

Jose Soriano (LAA) at SF | 26%

The Giants offense isn’t that bad, but do they have any players that really strike fear into you? They are in the bottom 10 in the league in HR. That’s good for Soriano, who has only allowed five on the season.

Soriano has a 3.64 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP on the year. The WHIP isn’t great, but the real damage to that number came in April when he walked 11 in 12 2/3 innings. He has done a better job lately and has pitched six innings or more in his last four starts.

The Angels don’t have the best lineup either, so a win might not be in the cards, but a quality start with five-plus punchouts is possible.

Other Option: JP Sears (OAK) at MIN | 27%


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