For this Monday we actually have a bunch of games to choose from and it comes with a mixed bag of streaming opinions. There are in fact two pitchers with over a 7.0 ranking which hasn’t happened much this season. A lot of pitchers who were breaking out are no longer stream-worthy so now we have to start getting creative!
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
Today’s streamer we will be rolling with a pitcher who gets a solid matchup against the Oakland Athletics and that pitcher is Chris Archer. Archer hasn’t been great this season but he has certainly been serviceable. Plus in his last three starts, he has sported an above-average SwStr% so strikeouts could be coming. The Athletics have been bad as usual with a bottom barrel wRC+ and line-drive rate in the last seven days.
If Chris Archer is taken and you prefer to take a pitcher who has been pitching well you can roll with Jake Odorizzi against the Red Sox. Odorizzi has allowed just one earned run in his last three starts resulting in a 0.51 ERA and 0.57 WHIP. He has a tougher matchup but maybe he can keep this going.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Chris Archer qualifies as our deep league option but if he isn’t available you could turn towards Alex Faedo. Faedo is an interesting pitcher as he went five innings against Oakland with seven strikeouts. He does get the Rays but they actually haven’t been great lately. They have been struggling to hit line drives and their strikeout rate against right-handed pitchers is a bit high.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
If you are in a shallow league I would look toward Yusei Kikuchi. Kikuchi will go on hot streaks and he is starting to get on one right now. In his last two starts he has let up three runs with 14 strikeouts. Plus this is a revenge game for him as he faces the Mariners.
Tuesday 5/17: Spencer Strider @ MIL
Wednesday 5/18: Drew Smyly vs PIT (don’t do this)
Thursday 5/19: Rich Hill vs SEA – Streamer of the week
Friday 5/20: Michael Lorenzen vs OAK
Saturday 5/21: Kyle Bradish vs TBR
Sunday 5/22: Wade Miley vs ARI
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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