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After a terrible Week 5, we bounced back with a solid Week 6 article. Most of our pitching streamers performed well, while the hitters had mixed results. We only had four guys we liked last week, but we’re back to our normal five streamers this week. There are also a ton of teams with quality matchups, so let’s get started by looking at that!

Favorable Team Matchups

7 Games

Chicago Cubs (at ATL, vs. PIT)

Houston Astros (vs. OAK, vs. MIL)

Philadelphia Phillies (at NYM, vs. NYM, vs. WAS)

Pittsburgh Pirates (at MIL, at CHC)

Seattle Mariners (vs. KC, at BAL)

Texas Rangers (vs. CLE, vs. LAA)

6 Games

Arizona Diamondbacks (vs. CIN, vs. DET)

Atlanta Braves (vs. CHC, vs. SD)

Chicago White Sox (vs. WAS, at NYY)

Detroit Tigers (vs. MIA, at ARI)

Kansas City Royals (at SEA, vs. OAK)

Los Angeles Angels (vs. STL, at TEX)

St. Louis Cardinals (vs. LAA, vs. BOS)

San Diego Padres (vs. COL, at ATL)

Pitching Streamers

Reese Olson, DET (vs. MIA)

Detroit has developed one of the best pitching staffs in baseball, and Olson is part of that success. Despite posting an unsightly 0-4 record, Olson has obtained a 2.52 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. That even includes one six-run stinker, with Olson posting a 1.29 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in his other six starts. That sort of form is hard to overlook since he gets a home matchup with Miami. Not only is Comerica Park one of the most spacious parks in baseball, but the Marlins rank 29th in OBP, OPS, and wOBACON while sitting 25th in runs scored and 26th in xwOBA. All of that will likely have Olson in a great spot to grab his first win as well, projecting him to enter this matchup as a -150 favorite or higher.

Streamonator Valuation: $25.2

Randy Vasquez, SD (vs. COL)

I’d be lying to you if I told you I know much about Vasquez but we’ll use any formidable pitcher against the Rockies. Let’s start there because Colorado ranks 25th in OBP, 29th in K rate, and last in xwOBA. That’s even scarier when looking at the Rockies road numbers, sitting 29th or 30th in runs scored and OPS in each of the last three years! We all know that Coors Field changes things for this team and that was the only poor showing that Vasquez has had this year. He’s allowed just one run in each of his other two starts, generating a solid 3.85 xFIP so far this season. That’s why he’s one of the Streamonator’s favorite streamers of the week!

Streamonator Valuation: $33.4

Andrew Heaney, TEX (vs. LAA)

We had Heaney in this article last week, and we’re going right back to the well after a solid showing. The left-hander allowed just one run across six innings in that start against Oakland, totaling a 3.38 ERA and 0.88 WHIP across his last four starts. We’ve seen this guy pitch like this for weeks at a time, generating a 3.10 ERA and 1.09 WHIP just two years ago for a full season! We love that since he has a revenge game against the Angels, who have a lineup without Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, and Luis Rengifo. That’s funny because Rengifo was arguably their best bat remaining, sitting 22nd in K rate and 21st in runs scored since Trout went down.

Streamonator Valuation: $19.9

Trevor Williams, WAS (at CWS)

This one horrifies me because I’ve been stacking against Williams in DFS for years. We have to adjust when it comes to fantasy baseball, though, and it’s hard to overlook what Williams is doing right now. He’s got a 4-0 record to go along with a 1.96 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He’s been even better recently, registering a 0.86 ERA and 1.00 WHIP across his last four starts. He did that damage against teams like the Astros, Rangers, and Orioles, but the White Sox are the worst team in baseball. They rank last in runs scored, OBP, OPS and wOBA. We might not use Williams the rest of the year but you can’t fade him in this matchup with the way he’s pitching right now.

Streamonator Valuation: $-7.1

Mason Black, SF (vs. COL)

Here we are with another home pitcher against the Rockies. We already talked about how Colorado has one of the worst offenses in baseball, but it’s even worse when they’re on the road. They actually rarely reach five runs whenever they play in San Fran, with ORACLE Park being one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the sport. That’s great for a prospect like this, with Black amassing a 2.92 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 31 percent K rate at the minors over the last three years. A horrific road start against Philly might scare people away, but just look at this Streamonator valuation to see how this is one of the best streamers of the season!

Streamonator Valuation: $31.6

Hitting Streamers

Jon Singleton, HOU (vs. OAK, vs. MIL)

It’s hard to believe that Singleton is in this article because he’s been out of the league for years. In fact, he’s only played 81 games since 2014! That’s a decade now, but it appears Singleton is a late bloomer! It took a Jose Abreu demotion to land him this spot, but Singleton has been playing every day since that happened. He’s started the last 10 games for the Stros, hitting fifth recently. He’s earned that amazing lineup spot with his recent play, posting a .576 SLG and .883 OPS in that span. That’s scary because getting on base is the only thing missing, but this is a guy who had a .378 OBP throughout his minor-league career! Not to mention, he faces five righties in this seven-game week!

Tommy Pham, CWS (vs. WAS, at NYY)

Umm, having Singleton and Pham in this article makes me feel like we’re in 2014. In any case, these two veterans are having a renaissance, with Pham providing a .308 AVG, .481 SLG, and .814 OPS since signing with Chicago a few weeks ago. That’s made Tommy an everyday player, hitting second or leadoff since the signing. That prominent lineup spot has him as an attractive option when evaluating these matchups because he gets to face four lefties this week! Pham has a .379 OBP, .359 wOBA, and .833 OPS against lefties throughout his career and could go from being one of our streamers into a must-roster player!

SAGNOF (Saves/Steals Ain’t Got No Face)

Steals Specialists

Luis Garcia Jr (WAS)

Garcia has quietly been killing it recently, registering a .392 OBP and .885 OPS across his last 20 games. More importantly, he has six steals in that span, batting in the heart of this Nats lineup. Two of those have come in his last four games, totaling a 1.454 OPS across his last five fixtures!

Jonny DeLuca (TB)

DeLuca has been playing every day recently, batting second in the team’s most recent defeat. He’s got a 1.085 OPS but has a steal in two of his seven games. Tampa is happy to run, and if he’s getting on base at this rate, DeLuca should pick up more steals this week.

Saves Specialists

Alex Lange (DET)

Jason Foley has been faltering recently, while Lange has been on fire. Lange has a 0.64 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, picking up the team’s most recent save. He also featured in the ninth inning with a four-run lead a few days ago and might be in the process of stealing this job from Foley.

Trevor Megill (MIL)

The Brewers are working on their third closer right now, but Megill looks like the guy. Abner Uribe has been sent to Triple-A, while Joel Payambs has been relegated to a setup role. That’s led to Megill picking up four saves in his last five appearances, allowing just one run all year!

Feel free to comment here or reach me on Twitter @Bartilottajoel if you have any questions!

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Mace
Mace
1 month ago

Alex Lange has a 3.07 ERA not a 0.64 ERA. Also a poor 1.56 RAT. Rotowire is making the same mistake in their blurbs. Would be good to know who the guy with the 0.64 ERA actually is though.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Bart,

Always enjoy your column!

I am in a Yahoo Points League.

1. What are your Thoughts on starting Kutter Crawford at home vs TB and at St. louis?

2, What are your thoughts on starting Cristopher Sanchez at NYM and home vs Washington?

3, if the answer is yes to start all four, what is your top 3?

3. How do you decide whether to start or sit?

4. Do you use Razz Dollars? Do they have to be greater than +$5.00 or any number?

5. Was it your opinion to pick up Jon Gray whose next start is at home vs Cleveland?

thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  The Real Joey Bart
1 month ago

Thanks for being so kind to answer all those questions!!

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Need a DH/ CI, which one sits?
Nate Lowe 6 home, the recently hot Westburg also 6 at home or 7 game Bohm 5/2?

Dale
Dale
1 month ago

Nice I already planned on streaming both Singleton and Pham before reading.

One other name I’ll throw out is Jesus Sanchez. Any Marlin v the Mets for steals. I’m going with Sanchez due to potential for HR and RBIs, also they face a lot of righty’s.

Dale
Dale
Reply to  The Real Joey Bart
1 month ago

Definitely love Pham This week.

4/6 games v lefty pitchers.

Something tells me he’ll have an extra chip on his shoulder when he’s hitting in NY.

fin city fog chasers
fin city fog chasers
1 month ago

12 team weekly points league. Drop O’Neil for Bleday or DeLuca?

fin city fog chasers
fin city fog chasers
1 month ago

12 team weekly points league. Drop O’Neil for Bleday/DeLuca?

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

What are your thoughts on Littlle? Is he just a streamer? I was thinking of dropper for Luke Weaver to help ratios. I am currently on pace for +35 on GS limit for the season. I figure that I could afford to lose him unless he is a hold.

Is Gausman ok? Is there concern?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

For reference my staff is:
Gausman
Burnes
Ryan
Singer
Kirby
Littell

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

How do you feel about Paddack vs. NYY and @CLE? Worth using this week in a points league?