SP Streamers: Stream With Me And Get Some Money
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Last week was a tough one. At least the new Cardi B album came out, right? The weather has been less than ideal and that’s made streamers more important than ever. Hopefully, by only suggesting guys that are under 20% owned, it shouldn’t be hard for you to acquire some of them. That being said, the results may not always be the best. Let’s take a look at how we did last week…
Yonny Chirinos – 5.1 IP, O ER, 5 Ks
Seth Lugo – Did Not Start
Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 Ks
Ben Lively – 5.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 Ks
Miguel Gonzalez – 4.1 IP, 4 ER, O Ks
- Under 20% Owned according to NFBC
Consider The Following
Welcome Back, Kotter. Heaney scared some people away when he was shut down with elbow inflammation during the spring. Making his first start of the season on Saturday vs Kansas City, the southpaw looked decent enough to consider for this week going 5 IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 Ks. The former 1st round pick utilized his Curveball more than ever before (32.9%) and it generated 8 whiffs. That’s an encouraging sign since opponents are hitting just .159 against the pitch. Hopefully, Heaney continues to mix it in this week as a juicy matchup at home vs SF awaits him. Heaney may be someone you should not only think about streaming but adding as well.
My boy! I hate to name drop but I did have Mengden on my podcast this offseason. Awesome dude. Bias aside, I like his matchup this week vs the White Sox. Finally settling down against the Dodgers this past week, Mengden got his first win going 5 IP, 3 ER, O BB. 5 Ks and his mustache looked better than ever. His command has been great all season issuing just 2 BB in 16 IP while only allowing 1 HR. I would like to see him to throw his secondary stuff a bit more since his Fastball isn’t having the same impact as it did last year but that may come with time. Mengden took a step forward in his last start and I expect him to do the same against Chicago.
For a guy who pitches to contact and doesn’t miss many bats, Boyd really hasn’t been getting hit as hard as you would think this season (35% Hard Contact). Although Boyd won’t help you with strikeouts he can help you everywhere else. In 13 IP this season he has allowed just 2 ER and 1 BB. After having a ton of success in the minors, it may finally be translating to the big leagues. I expect an Orioles team missing Jonathan Schoop to fall victim to Boyd’s Slider which has a .083 BAA so far this year. Give him a try.
Bettis may have the most deceiving stats of any Starting Pitcher so far this season. How could a guy who tops out at 91 MPH be 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA in 17.2 IP? Some of it has to do with location, some of it has to do with luck (4.95 xFIP). Can Bettis sustain this for the whole season? Obviously not. Can Bettis sustain this for one more start? Yes. Always a better pitcher on the road, I’m going to ride the Bettis wave this week and start him @ PIT. He knows how to pitch and sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.