Catchers to Stream for Week 21 (8/27-9/2)
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For some background on this article, check out Week 2’s article.
Reviewing Last Week
Chris Iannetta (Colorado Rockies) — 2/8, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB
He only got 3 starts, but did some damage in them, helping you out with a homer. If you play in OBP leagues, he was much more helpful. The Rox are on the road all week, and Iannetta should be on your waiver wire.
Danny Jansen (Toronto Blue Jays) — 3/13, 3 R
It is important to remember the floor of rookie catchers- he’ll be an interesting name to watch next year in drafts, but he’s nothing more than a streamer this year.
Austin Romine (New York Yankees) — 4/16, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Romine had a big day in the doubleheader vs Baltimore and gave you a good week as a result.
Dave’s Streaming Record: 28-23
Austin’s Streaming Record: 6-3
Before we get to this week’s streamers, a few notes:
- Buster Posey is out for the season. In other news, welcome Buster Posey owners.
- Aaron Boone is optimistic Gary Sanchez will return by September 3rd, the start of a big series vs Oakland.
- We will not see the return of Welington Castillo as expected, as he injured his shoulder in rehab. Keep an eye out if he’s able to return healthy.
Without further ado, let’s check out this week’s streamers:
Tucker Barnhart (Cincinnati Reds) — The Reds are bad these days. Very bad. But any team can feast when they face Javy Guerra,
Wily Freddy Peralta, and Wade Miley. Yes, Peralta has upside, but we know his proclivity for implosion all too well. After that, the Reds get Austin Gomber and a white hot Jack Flaherty. Once a mystery starter is named for the Saturday game, the Reds will have six games, with two DANs, giving Tuck four games this week. He’s been quietly good and you should roll with him.
Austin Romine (New York Yankees) — Romine is back in the column this week as the Yankees are lined up for the White Sox and Detroit this week. Romine will face the daunting skills of James Shields, Reynaldo Lopez, Ryan Carpenter, Francisco Liriano, and Jordan Zimmerman with potentially difficult games against Carlos Rodon and Michael Fulmer mixed in. However, Romine hits better against lefties, slashing .288/.311/.475, making Rodon seem less frightening. He should settle in for a decent week.
Danny Jansen (Toronto Blue Jays) — This is deja vu. Romine and Jansen both made last week’s article. And Jansen was a losing stream, but its hard to bet against him when he’s facing Baltimore and Miami this week. Alex Cobb is on a roll and Pablo Lopez brings some interesting skills to the table, but this is a week for feasting and Jansen is hungry.
Keep an eye on Martin Maldonado. He swapped dugouts in the NL West, heading to Houston, and is hitting very well since coming over, posting a .542 SLG%. Granted, it comes with a .229 AVG, but he’s got a shot to do well on any given week in this lineup.