Chart News and Splits
Happy Sunday! We updated the chart fully with all statistics filled out. I reformatted it to make it look better thanks to Excel mogul Josh St. Marie. I also did delete a column, that column is the home/away splits. It’s a very well-known thing that pitchers of lesser caliber pitch better at home. If they don’t I will note it in the article but this is typically usually how it goes and it seems like a waste of time to have it on the chart. I’m sure there will be a ton of shifting as the week goes on and we will update it throughout.
I do want to point out some early splits to take note of when streaming (based on wRC+):
Top offenses when facing a left-handed pitcher:
- White Sox
Bottom offenses when facing a left-handed pitcher:
Top offenses when facing a right-handed pitcher:
Bottom offenses when facing a right-handed pitcher:
- White Sox
- Red Sox
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
I know he only has a 6.5 ranking on our chart but the upside play here is Spencer Howard in Oakland as he will get the bulk work after Richards. We know Oakland doesn’t have a great lineup and is below-average in about every single category making them a great team to stream against. Howard has some serious strikeout potential it’s a matter of him just getting to the fifth inning. If he can figure out how to be consistent through the entire game he could break out. There really aren’t any good options for today so this really isn’t a day to stream.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
If you don’t want to take a shot at Gray or Howard you can take a look at Justin Steele. The Pirates aren’t an easy offense for streamers because they don’t strike out a ton and make a lot of contact. Steele was good in his first two starts though and although he struggled in his last one he does have great movement on his breaking balls. Maybe he can get passed this pesky offense and help you out.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
Besides Spencer Howard, you can also take a shot with Eric Lauer. Lauer had a tough go in his first start against the Baltimore Orioles but against the Pirates he was able to have a nice rebound. Lauer’s velocity overall is up almost two full ticks and he does face a Phillies lineup that actually strikes out a decent amount. The pick is risky but it could definitely work out.
Monday 4/25: Merrill Kelly vs LAD – quite possibly the worst streaming day I have ever seen.
Tuesday 4/26: Zach Eflin vs COL and Mitch Keller vs MIL – quite possibly the best streaming day I have ever seen.
Wednesday 4/27: Sam Long vs OAK
Thursday 4/28: Jameson Taillon vs BAL
Friday 4/29: Tyler Anderson vs DET
Saturday 4/30: Justin Steele @ MIL
Sunday 5/1: Jordan Hicks vs ARI – streamer of the week
Two Start Rankings 4/25 to 5/1
- Zach Eflin vs COL, @ NYM
- Mitch Keller vs MIL, vs SDP
- Miles Mikolas vs NYM, vs ARI
- Michael Lorenzen vs CLE, @ CHW
- Jordan Lyles @ NYY, vs BOS
- Josh Fleming vs SEA, vs MIN
- Daniel Lynch @ CHW, vs NYY
- Dane Dunning vs HOU, vs ATL
- Taylor Hearn vs HOU, vs ATL
- Merrill Kelly vs LAD, @ STL
- Dallas Keuchel vs KCR, vs LAA
- Kyle Freeland @ PHI, vs CIN
Two Start Rankings 5/2 to 5/8
I thought this would be a great idea in case you were in a FAAB weekly league, why not stay one step ahead of the competition? Just note there is always a ton of shifting so these could change pretty easily.
- Paul Blackburn vs TBR, @ MIN
- Glenn Otto @ PHI, @ NYY
- Tyler Wells vs MIN, vs KCR
- Ross Stripling vs NYY, @ CLE
- Michael Pineda vs PIT, vs @ HOU
NFBC Streaming Pick
This pick will be based on the NFBC Main Event (15-team league) and the pitcher must be under 15% rostered.
This week’s pick: Glenn Otto
Last week’s NFBC pick worked out great! Joan Adon took on the Diamondbacks pitching 6.1 innings with five strikeouts and zero earned runs. A great rebound from our Caleb Smith pick.
NFBC Streaming numbers: 9.1 IP 8 H 5 ER 5 BB 7 K 4.82 ERA 1.39 WHIP
Weekly Hitter Projections
Want to know who to stream or who to start for hitters? Josh St. Marie has you covered and his hitter projections have already been updated for this up and coming week!
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