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. (For Daily Fantasy Baseball games, check out DFSBot). The higher the $ value, the more attractive the start. Stream-o-Nator 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. Streaming pitchers has inherent risk to it - this tool merely tries to increase the odds for picking a particular start.
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:
'NY' in Opponent field
This would filter the results to only pitchers facing the New York Yankees (NYA) and New York Mets (NYN)
David Price|Justin Verlander in 'Name'
This would display the stats only for David Price and Justin Verlander.
!at in Opponent
This would remove all away starts (an away game for Atlanta written as 'at ATL')
!David Price|Justin Verlander in 'Name'
This would display the stats for all pitchers EXCEPT David Price and Justin Verlander
>10 in $
This would only display rows for pitchers whose projected $ is greater than 10.
<10 in $
This would only display rows for pitchers whose projected $ is less than 10.
GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO
>=10 in $
This would only display rows for pitchers whose projected $ is greater than or equal to 10.
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO
<=10 in $
This would only display rows for pitchers whose projected $ is less than or equal to 10.
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.
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 5x5.
Two Start $ Avg
Equivalent $ Value of One Start
Own% - Based on ownership within the Razzball Commenter Leagues which consists of 84 12-team MLB leagues using the standard ESPN roster format.