Chris Paddack provided us with a solid start last night pitching 5.1 innings with one earned run and three strikeouts. He only had eight whiffs and a 25 CSW% but he was able to induce weak contact when needed. I think Paddack is a pitcher to stream in the right matchups but the dominant Chris Paddack seems to be long gone.
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
We don’t know if Ryan Yarbrough will in fact start today because the Rays are annoying as heck. But if he does pitch he is our pick for today. He pitched over 60 pitches in his rehab start making me think they could let him go 80. His velocity was up in his rehab starts which intrigues me because when his fastball velocity was a tad higher he was a much better pitcher. Oh yea plus he gets the Athletics who have been horrendous against left-handed pitching this year.
If Yarbrough doesn’t start our second option would be Brad Keller. He doesn’t have the best matchup against the Cardinals but Keller has been pitching really well so it makes sense to ride the hot hand.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Once again, if Ryan Yarbrough doesn’t start our deep league pick is Dakota Hudson. Hudson won’t get you strikeouts but he faces a Royals offense that is bottom of the league in terms of zone contact rate and line-drive rate. It makes plenty of sense and Hudson should breeze through this pretty easily.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
Ryan Yarbrough or Brad Keller.
Wednesday 5/4: Elieser Hernandez vs ARI
Thursday 5/5: Adrian Houser vs CIN
Friday 5/6: Chad Kuhl @ ARI – Stream of the week
Saturday 5/7: Chris Paddack @ OAK
Sunday 5/8: Bruce Zimmermann vs KCR
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Weekly Hitter Projections
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