This seems to be one of the lighter Tuesday slates but we do have some solid options. We have five pitchers who are 6.5 or higher with three over 6.6. I think this is the first slate where we only have one pitcher at 6.0 or lower as well. Chalk it up as a decent day to stream but definitely one that presents some strikeout upside.
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
Our pick for today is Nick Pivetta. Somehow with the strides he has taken he is only rostered in 19% of leagues between ESPN and Yahoo. While I am not a full-time Nick Pivetta believer like others he has looked good and if the strikeouts start to show up he can become insanely valuable. He takes on the White Sox in this one, a team that is much better offensively against left-handed pitchers (Nick is right-handed).
Your backup pick will be our deep league streamer but if he is taken as well then I would roll with Dane Dunning. Dunning takes on the Angels but he has pitched really well this season. If you ignore his recent blowup against the Red Sox he only had three starts where he let up three runs and five where he let up two runs or fewer. Plus he was able to tame the Angels in his last start going six innings with just two earned runs and six strikeouts.
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Our deep league option is Kyle Freeland. I know he isn’t exactly flashy but he is usually much better on the road and he takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have had one of the worst wRC+’s in the league the last seven days and a low line drive rate to go with it.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
If both Pivetta and Freeland are gone I would take a shot with Josiah Gray in shallow leagues. He has a very tough matchup against the Dodgers but he is a true strikeout threat. He has three starts this season with seven strikeouts or more due to his two fantastic breaking balls.
Wednesday 5/25: Dylan Bundy vs DET
Thursday 5/26: Dakota Hudson vs MIL
Friday 5/27: Jose Quintana @ SDP
Saturday 5/28: Tyler Anderson @ ARI – Stream of the week
Sunday 5/29: Nick Pivetta vs BAL
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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