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Steven Matz was our shallow league pick and on the surface, he didn’t have a good start. He pitched four innings with four earned runs and six strikeouts. I watched this start though and he was extremely unlucky and was BABIP’d to death. There was a routine pop-up in a weird spot in the shallow outfield where three Cardinals players all watched it drop. With two outs Matz had a ground ball come back at him that just kicked off his glove causing it to be a single. The majority of the hits against him were singles and little bloop hits. Besides the bad luck, he didn’t allow one home run and had 17 whiffs with a 33 CSW%. If you have him I would hold, if he is on the wire I would think about grabbing him.

Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)

Our streamer of the day is Jameson Taillon as he takes on the Baltimore Orioles. Taillon has pitched decently so far this season with a 20.3 K-BB% and 3.07 SIERA. He has one of the best fastballs in the league and can easily cruise through the Orioles lineup by using it. The Orioles are a little weird offensively, they hit a ton of line drives but overall their wRC+ and splits against right-handed hitters arent the best. They can do damage with their legs but I think Taillon can limit the number of hitters he lets on base.

Dakota Hudson is our backup play for today if Taillon is rostered in your league. He takes on the Diamondbacks’ offense in St. Louis and the Diamondbacks are much better offensively when at home. Hudson is known for inducing weak contact and has yet to have a bad season throughout his career. He will rely on his elite defense for this one and as long as he doesn’t serve one up to their power hitters he could be in for a nice start.

Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)

Dakota Hudson (see above) is our pick but if you can’t grab him I would take a shot on Bruce Zimmermann. There has been a lot of talk about him because he has pitched really well this season. He has an 18.6 K-BB%, 3.23 SIERA, and a 12.9 SwStr%, all above-average numbers. He does take on the Yankees though, who are starting to heat up so this will be a true test for Zimmermann.

Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)

Jameson Taillon!

Future Picks

Friday 4/29: Tyler Anderson vs DET

Saturday 4/30: Eric Lauer vs CHC

Sunday 5/1: Jordan Hicks vs ARI – streamer of the week

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Michael Simione

Michael Simione

Michael Simione is the owner of SPStreamer.com. He started the blog based on a Twitter account he created back in 2018. He specializes in pitching as well as streaming pitchers. He most importantly is a die-hard Mets fan.

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