I’m not sure how Nestor Cortes Jr. was so lowly rostered but I am glad. He was flat-out dominant for us grabbing 12 strikeouts in five innings! He had 15 whiffs, 10 on the cutter, and a 39% CSW rate. A brilliant start for us. He should be added in all formats!
Below you will see our streaming numbers for the season so far. We are suffering in terms of wins and losses because of a ton of four-inning outings. In the chart below the first line is our shallow league picks, the second line our main picks, and the last line our deep league picks.
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
It’s Monday and we already have our streamer of the week! Our pick is Josiah Gray against the Arizona Diamondbacks who have been one of MLB’s worst offenses so far this season. Their zone contact and line-drive rates have been bottom of the barrel and they have been striking out a ton against right-handed hitters. Josiah Gray can certainly produce strikeouts making this a match made in heaven.
Another option is Rich Hill who takes on the Twins. They don’t swing and miss a ton but they have struggled against left-handed pitchers so far this season, albeit a small sample.
Nick Lodolo against the Padres is of course another option. He has a ton of talent but we need to see that command shine through before we can buy in. He can definitely get a ton of whiffs with the way he slings his pitches towards the plate so strikeout upside is there.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Rich Hill is 5% rostered so he is our deep league pick!
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
Tuesday 4/19: Merrill Kelly
Wednesday 4/20: Daulton Jefferies (bad streaming day)
Thursday 4/21: Tyler Wells
Friday 4/22: Jameson Taillon
Saturday 4/23: Nestor Cortes Jr.
Sunday 4/24: Aaron Ashby
Please make sure to check out our wonderful Streamer Chart! It will show you all streaming options for the week as well as ratings for each one, this way you can find the best option available for your league. I also want to note that if you love the Streamer Chart and wish you could see all starting pitchers, you can! Join our SPS Elite Membership to get this special perk!