I decided to add this little portion to our daily article because I think it will help your view of the overall landscape of the day. Today is a small slate which isn’t surprising because we all know on Thursday’s not every team plays. This is a slate I would certainly stream with because I think we have some solid matchups but I will say most of these pitchers’ underlying numbers are mediocre. Which in turn means it’s a bit more risky than usual. Check out your best options below!
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
With today’s pick, I am going to roll with Adrian Houser who has pitched pretty well this season. He currently holds a 2.53 ERA and 18.4 K% but most importantly he has continued to create weak contact. The Reds can be a pesky offense at times but on the road, they aren’t the same so I think this should work out.
If Houser is rostered I would take a shot with Nick Martinez. The numbers for his last three starts aren’t eye-opening at all but he takes on Miami who struggles to make contact in the zone. I think time is ticking for Martinez and he likely knows that so perhaps he is extra motivated for this start as well.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Adrian Houser and Nick Martinez are both below the 15% rostered threshold. You could also take a shot with Chris Archer as he takes on the Baltimore Orioles. He has been kind of meh as well though so it’s a bit risky.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
If you are in a shallow league I would grab Taijuan Walker if he is out there. The matchup against the Phillies isn’t a fun one but Walker has looked different and was impressive before getting hurt. This would be an add and hold acquisition instead of just a streamer one.
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
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!