Razzball Streamonator – Next Week Starting Pitcher Projections


Streamonator Info:

FAQ – Click here. 

Razzball Streamonator (aka Stream-o-Nator, Stream-o-nater, Streamonater):  This tool is designed to identify attractive short-term pitcher pickups – aka fantasy baseball streamers/streaming pitchers.  It could also be used to determine when to start/sit a pitcher on your roster. The higher the $ value, the more attractive the start.  Streamonator projections rely on Steamer Rest of Season projections as a foundation and then adjust based on several game-specific factors that include opponent strength vs. the pitcher’s handedness, whether the start is home or away and park factors.

What Is The Expected Accuracy Of Streamonator Projections?:  Please see the Razzball Ombotsman for correlations between the Streamonator projections and actual stats.

Filtering Results:  You can filter multiple fields at the same time.  The text fields below the column headers enable several methods for filtering the data.  Here are some examples:

Function Symbol Example Explanation
ANY MATCH ‘B’ in Pos Typing B in Pos will filter to any player with 1B, 2B, or 3B eligibility.  Type in more details to filter further – e.g., “1B’, “1B, 3B”, etc.
OR | Ruth|Aaron in ‘Name’ All players with Ruth or Aaron in their name
NOT ! !FM in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Merit
NOR ! | !F|M in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in the Hall of Fame NOR the Hall of Merit.  Just use the ! once.
GREATER THAN > >30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than 30
LESS THAN < <30 in $ All players whose $ is less than 30
GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO >= >=30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO <= <=30 in $ All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30

Position Eligibility – 20 Games in last season for ESPN and ’2 Catcher’ formats.   5 Games for Yahoo.

Pitchers Included: All probable pitchers for up to the next 7 days.  Pitchers with two starts are listed twice.

$ Values – A pitcher’s projected stats for their start are multiplied by 30 then valued for a 12-team MLB league using the ESPN/CBSSports roster format (13 hitters, 9 pitchers) and a $260 team budget.  While the $ values would vary for any other league format, we would expect the rankings to remain relatively the same.  For 12-team leagues, $8 is about the ‘average’ start.  Anything above $0 is ‘better than nothing’ but may be suboptimal in leagues with IP or GS limits.

Own% –  Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 64 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.

1-start vs. 2-start calculator – The below chart equates the average $ value of a 2-start pitcher’s two starts to a one-start pitcher’s start for weekly leagues.  So if a 2-start pitcher averages $4 in value across his two starts, that is the equivalent of a single start that is worth $7.  This is based on standard 5×5.

Two Start $ Avg Equivalent $ Value of One Start
1 0.5
2 2.6
3 4.7
4 6.9
5 9.0
6 11.1
7 13.2
8 15.4
9 17.5
10 19.6

Own% –  Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 84 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.

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  1. Titan says:

    Why does the SON hate my staff so much this week? ;-)

    Kluber @KC, McHugh vs. TB (those don’t seem so scary – much less cause them to be barely at the top 100 SP’s for the week?)

  2. Jamie says:

    Where is Alex Wood? Can’t find him anywhere.

    • Ignore this data for now. No clarity now on post-ASB pitchers.

  3. Jamie says:

    I can’t find his player page. Is there a search function outside of the SoN?

    • Yes, look top right of page for the search box. Worst case, google “player name razzball”

  4. Tbone says:

    Any insight into why the system never gives Sonny Gray a nice value? $7.60 for his next start is the highest I can remember.

    • @Tbone: I’ve answered this like a 100 times. Steamer doesn’t see Gray as an ace because his BB/9 is mediocre (3.2), his K-rate is good but not great (7.8), and his HR-rate and BABIP rates are hard to maintain. He’s obviously ownable/startable in all formats now.

      • Tbone says:

        @Rudy Gamble: Thanks for the explanation. Sorry that I missed the other explanations…searched for it here, but no further.

        • no prob. probably should create a “Rudy explains SON rating about pitchers’ page :)

  5. malamoney says:

    Some sites are reporting that Fiers will start twice this week. Tuesday and Sunday. Thoughts?

    • Sunday’s Probable SPs not in Streamonator yet. Should be in soon

  6. hankp says:

    Next week hittertron and streamonator aren’t populated. Will lat happen later today, or is something mucked up? Thanks so much for providing these tools. Best fantasy site on the web!

    • @hankp: Should be later today. Dealing w/ an issue with one of my data feeds.

  7. Jason says:

    Hi Rudy, The weekly pitcher planner link hasn’t been working since Saturday.

    • @Jason: Try empyting your cache as it’s working on my PC/Chrome and iPhone/Safari.

  8. Ale x says:

    Hey Rudy, Love all the different tools, this is my 2nd year using them and it’s A+. Is there any way to export the data into excel? I’m in a H2H league with different scoring and I’d love to be able to export it into my own spreadsheet to convert the stats into our scoring format. I do it all manually now, but wasn’t sure if there was a better way.

    • thanks for re-uppinG! I just cut/paste into Excel. Haven’t built download functionality yet. Eventually… :)

  9. Dan says:

    Does the Streamonator work with the day pass? I haven’t been able to get it to load. The page renders but the Streamonator area just has the spinning loading circle with “Thanks for subscribing!” and the check marked Purchased box. I have tried loading it on Firefox/chrome/internet explorer on my PC, chrome on an android phone and chrome/ safari on a mac.

  10. Tom Giske says:

    Is there any way to speed up your web site. It is so frustrating to wait more that a minute (I have waited up to five) for each screen access, especially since it takes several accesses to get to the information. Your information is great, but it is not worth the misery waiting to get at it!

    • sorry for your delays. there isn’t a site-wide problem. what OS/browser are you using?

      • Tom Giske says:

        I use my iPhone and my iMac – problem is just as bad for both. Suggestions? And please don’t tell me to get a PC? LOL

        • It works fine for me on those devices. Can you try it on Chrome (assuming you are using Safari)? Are you able to log into Cointent or does it show a blank window?

  11. John says:

    No Kyle Hendricks? Should be a 2-start next week….

  12. Bill says:

    Your weekly projections for SP begin with Bumgardner starting two games next week (10). However Bumgardner is only starting June 8.

    Looks like these services do not have the accuracy for weekly projections.

    • Hi Bill – Thanks for the Saturday shade! The Giants have not announced who is starting for them past Peavy on Sunday. It’s a weird week in that they have off days on both Monday and Thursday. My feed provider for probable starters guesses that they’ll just skip the 5th spot and keep everyone on normal 4 day rest (MadBum’s last start was June 2 so normal rest would be June 7 (Tuesday) and June 12 (Sunday). I’ve seen another site guess that Chris Stratton starts on June 7 and everyone moves back a day.

      Not sure which will be the case at this point but will switch to Stratton’s inclusion once it’s formally announced.

  13. Rico says:

    The weekly SON and Hittertron are showing up blank.

  14. Aaron E says:

    Mike Foltynewicz where he at? Dont see him.

    • @Aaron E: re-running now. he should be in there by the time you read this. thx for heads-up!

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