As I mentioned yesterday, today is not the best day to stream a pitcher. Our highest rating of the day is at just 6.6 and you will see three pitchers with that rating, then it is all downhill from there. Of course, if you are in a head-to-head league and you need strikeouts you pull the trigger but otherwise, I would run from this slate. Run!
Today’s Streamer (Under 30% rostered)
It looks like we like to pick on the Arizona Diamondbacks here. We are going with right-hander Zach Thompson. You might not know this but Zach Thompson actually hasn’t been bad in his last five starts. He pitched 24.2 innings leading to a 2.55 ERA, 3.78 xFIP, and impressive 0.97 WHIP. The strikeouts are minimal but he did face some formidable offenses in this stretch like the Dodgers and Cardinals.
Your backup options are actually our deep and shallow league picks so check them out below!
Deep League Streamer (Under 15% rostered)
Being rostered in just 7% of leagues Jakob Junis is our deep-league streaming option. I have talked about Junis in the past and how he is basically just a two-pitch pitcher but the Giants can work with that. Just look at Kevin Gausman, although Junis’ breaking ball isn’t nearly as good as Gausman’s. But you get my point! He takes on the Marlins who have had a lackluster wRC+ in the last seven days.
Shallow League Streamer (Under 50% rostered)
In shallow leagues, I think I would take a shot with Zach Plesac in Baltimore. The ballpark will help him and the Orioles like the Marlins haven’t shown a lot of life in terms of offense. They also aren’t as good against right-handed pitchers.
Monday 6/6: Ross Stripling @ KCR
Tuesday 6/7: Kyle Bradish vs CHC
Wednesday 6/8: JT Brubaker vs DET
Thursday 6/9: Bruce Zimmermann @ KCR
Friday 6/10: Tyler Wells @ KCR
Saturday 6/11: Edward Cabrera @ HOU – sometimes you have to be spicy.
Sunday 6/12: Kyle Bradish @ KCR
Two Start Rankings 5/30 to 6/5
- Kyle Bradish vs CHC, @ KCR
- Konnor Pilkington vs TEX, vs OAK
- Graham Ashcraft vs ARI @ STL
- Mitch Keller vs DET, @ ATL
- Brad Keller vs TOR, vs BAL
Two Start Rankings 6/6 to 6/12
- JT Brubaker @ STL, vs SFG
- Mike Minor @ ARI, vs MIL
- Jordan Lyles @ TOR, vs TBR
- Keegan Thompson vs SDP, vs ATL
- Dane Dunning vs HOU, @ DET
NFBC Streaming Pick
This pick will be based on the NFBC Main Event (15-team league) and the pitcher must be under 15% rostered.
This week’s pick: Mike Minor vs ARI
In last week’s NFBC pick we went with Zach Davies as he took on the Pittsburgh Pirates. He absolutely dominated them going 7.2 innings allowing zero earned runs with six strikeouts.
NFBC Streaming numbers: 50.2 IP 36 H 15 ER 19 BB 47 K 2.66 ERA 1.09 WHIP
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!
Please make sure to check out our wonderful Streamer Chart! It will show you all streaming options for the week as well as ratings for each one, this way you can find the best option available for your league. I also want to note that if you love the Streamer Chart and wish you could see all starting pitchers, you can! Join our SPS Elite Membership to get this special perk!