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Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 14)

Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitchers & Waiver Wire Pickups (Week 14)

We are finishing up the month of June with Week 14 of the pitching streamers. The MLB All-Star break is near and the dog days of summer will soon follow. Hopefully, you’re still in the hunt for the fantasy playoffs in your league. If you need pitching help this week, then I might have some options for you.

A few of the streamers I have listed are good options but a few are kind of scary. I would suggest getting streamers earlier in the week. First, let’s look at my picks from June 10 to June 16:

Total Stats: 12.2 IP, 7 ER, 5 BBs, 13 Ks, 0-2 record

Woof. What a rough week. Two pitchers landing on the injured list (IL) and two starts being pushed back didn’t help. Hoping that type of week will not repeat itself this season. Megill was my prediction pick – I nailed the 8 strikeouts but was short nearly three innings.

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Streaming Pitchers: Week 14

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

Monday, June 24th

Spencer Schwellenbach (ATL) at STL | 34%

Spencer Schwellenbach’s last two starts have been quality starts. He has only four MLB starts under his belt. Take away his start against Boston where he went 4.2 innings with six earned runs and he has looked good in his young MLB career.

Now, the Cardinals lineup is hitting better but their season numbers are still lacking. Schwellenbach’s counterpart will be Lance Lynn, who hasn’t pitched six innings in a start this month and the Braves’ bats have been getting hot. Also, I grew up watching a lot of Cardinals baseball and they seemed to always struggle against pitchers they hadn’t seen before. I like Schwellenbach for this day.

Other Option: Griffin Canning (LAA) vs. OAK | 19%

Tuesday, June 25th

Zack Littell (TB) vs. SEA | 46%

Zack Littell has struggled at times this season. Just a couple of starts ago he went two innings and gave up six earned runs against the Braves. His last start was better— five innings and two earned runs.

In his 15 starts this year, he went at least six innings seven times. Of those seven starts, though, six were quality starts.

This start is against Seattle. They are terrible against right-handers. Of the team’s major league-leading 783 hitter strikeouts, 567 of them have come against right-handers.

Littell might struggle to get six innings, but Tuesday’s options were limited. His start against Seattle should have limited damage.

Other Option: Andrew Heaney (TEX) at MIL | 14%

Wednesday, June 26th

Spencer Arrighetti (HOU) vs. COL | 17%

Spencer Arrighetti looked like he was turning things around just a few weeks ago. On June 10th against the Giants, he went 5.2 innings, giving up just one earned run and he struck out six. He followed that start up by going 1.1 innings and giving up seven earned runs. Walks are an issue; he currently has a 1.74 WHIP. The strikeout upside is there with 65 strikeouts in 58 innings. If he can limit the walks and get into the seventh inning, double-digit strikeouts are possible.

The Rockies are one of only five teams with over 700 strikeouts on the season. The Rockies also rank fourth in the league for the fewest walks. They also have the second-highest chase rate in the majors.

The start comes with some concerns but I like it overall. I like it enough to make Arrighetti my prediction pick: 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 BBs, 8 Ks and the win.

Other option: Simeon Woods Richardson (MIN) at ARI | 26%

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Thursday, June 27th

Miles Mikolas (STL) vs. CIN | 41%

For once I like these Thursday matchups. I even like the ‘other option’ pick but went with Miles Mikolas as the highlight choice because of the matchup.
Mikolas has made five straight quality start appearances. He also only has four walks in those five starts.

The Cincinnati Reds have one of the league’s worst batting averages and are near the top in hitter strikeouts. They currently have the worst exit velocity in the league at 87.6. It should come as no surprise after hearing that stat that they have the third-worst hard-hit%. Since this game is in St. Louis, I believe any damage should be limited.

Other Option: Chris Paddack (MIN) at ARI | 45%

Friday, June 28th

Mitchell Parker (WAS) at TB | 39%

Mitchell Parker has had a surprising start to his MLB career. A prospect that was perhaps overlooked, he has made fantasy owners take notice. He has a 3.06 ERA on the year, with a 1.07 WHIP. Teams are also only hitting .227 against him this year.

The Rays are only hitting .235 as a team this year. They also have a high team total of strikeouts, and they are near the top of the league in chasing pitches. Offensively, the Rays just don’t seem like a threat right now. I wouldn’t be too worried about them in this one either.

Parker still hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his MLB starts this year.

Other Option: Jonathan Cannon (CWS) vs. COL | 15%

Saturday, June 29th

Casey Mize (DET) at LAA | 21%

I might’ve gone with Cal Quantrill on this day, but the White Sox are throwing Garrett Crochet, and I would expect the Rockies to give Quantrill zero run support.
The Angels are only hitting .231 against right-handers and just a .384 winning% against them as well. Former top prospect Mize hasn’t looked great this year with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. In his last two starts combined, he has 10 innings pitched, three earned runs, one walk and seven strikeouts. Let’s just concentrate on those numbers if you decide to use him as a streamer. He lowered his ERA by .30 points in those two starts, so let’s hope better days are ahead.

Choices for this day are limited and I can see limited damage against Mize here.

Other Option: Cal Quantrill (COL) at CHW | 34%

Sunday, June 30th

Bailey Falter (PIT) at ATL | 22%

Streamer choices are rough for this day. I’m nervous about this pick but the other choices felt even worse. Even with the Braves’ lineup heating up, I could see this start going well for Bailey Falter. Let’s concentrate on the good.

Falter has only allowed more than three earned runs three times this year. He has pitched six or more innings six times this season, each resulting in a quality start. Strikeouts are not a huge upside, but the Braves do have a high chase rate, so that’s something. If you need some extra stats to end the week, then perhaps Falter can give you enough. I could see five innings and no more than four earned runs and five strikeouts.

Other Option: Andrew Heaney (TEX) at BAL | 14%

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