Greetings streamaholics. I’m back for another week of zany hijinks and madcap fun in our pursuit of streaming perfection. Like always, I’ll be sorting through the bargain bin and lightly owned section of arms and bats to bring you the best options available in standard ESPN leagues. By now you should know the drill…..These suggestions will be less than 50% owned in the aforementioned leagues as well. Holding my hands throughout this entire process are the brains of this operation: The Stream-o-Nator and Hitter-Tron. These sexy, next-level love-bots have provided the pertinent information necessary to pass along the best streaming information in the industry. Hands down. Or hands up if you’re on a dirt bike excursion in the Rockies with Madison Bumgarner. He’s such a blast to kick it with on off days. So do yourself a favor and sign up for one of the many packages Razzball has to offer. The “tools” Rudy has put together here are second to none. The absolute best in the industry if you ask me. And you did ask me, right? Of course you did. Anyway, just sit back, relax and enjoy this post. I’m here to help you win your league. #honchoyourfriend

Ricky Nolasco vs TOR – This probably seems weird. Like, Richard Simmons missing for three years kinda weird, but here we go: Nolasco has been abused by the long-ball this year. He’s served up seven round-trippers in just four games. That’s certainly not ideal – If you’re scoring at home. But……here’s the thing: Nolasco has exhibited elite command thus far, producing a 5.67 K/BB & 1.19 BB/9 ratios. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays are broken in terms of offensive output thus far. Toronto owns a 24.6 percent strikeout rate, which ranks 30th in the league and their .323 slugging percentage ranks dead last. One other interesting stat I uncovered pertaining to this match-up: Current Blue Jays batters have produced a .213/.288/.302 slash line over 75 career at-bats vs Tricky Ricky. In the words of the David Fizdale: “Take that for data!”

Hyun-Jin Ryu @ SF – For the second week in a row our buddy Ryu makes an appearance on this list. If you scroll down a bit you’ll see he’s actually listed twice! I told you……I’m crazy about Ryu! By the way, if this doesn’t work out, I’ll pick one lucky commenter to win a free weekend getaway to hang out with me in my luxurious, state-of-the-art Man cave. My Man cave is pretty cool. Not to brag, but it’s where I do cool things like hangout and watch sports…..and of course make loud love to female sports fans between half innings. Think about that for a bit and then comment away. Oh, I almost forgot. The Giants stink at the plate. They have a .131 ISO and a crisp .298 OBP.

Alex Wood @ SF – If I Wood, could you? See what I did there? If you missed the 90’s, this joke definitely flew over your head. The Giants are Down In A Hole this year. Okay I’ll stop. Seriously though, the light hitting Giants have produced a .289 wOBA this season and their wRC+ sits at a below average 86. Woof.

Tyler Skaggs vs OAK – He’s still working himself back into shape post TJ surgery, but here’s what I like about Skaggs, outside of his firm handshake…….He’s racked up 19 Ks in 17 1/3 innings and the A’s are whiffing at a 23% clip this year. The pitcher friendly park factors of Angel Stadium help make this an enticing stream.

Jason Vargas vs MIN – So you’re telling me Jason Vargas has a 13.4 percent swinging-strike rate and a 23:2 K:BB through 20 2/3 innings this year? Cool story, bro. He’s also yet to allow a home run and owns an extraordinary 2.08 GB/FB  ratio. Sign me up.

Hyun-Jin Ryu vs PHI – Return of the Ryu, part two! Actually, the Phillies have been above average offensively so I’m not sure why the Stream-o-Nator covets this start. Maybe Ryu’s 9.98 K/9 along with his 17:4 K:BB have the old, pervy robot all revved up.

Justin Bour – Since 2015, Bour has sent 40 balls over the fence to become souvenirs for a few lucky fans. All have come at the expense of right-handed pitchers. This week he’s scheduled to face a right-handed starter six times. I like.

Chase Utley – This is purely a call for Monday’s game if you need a fill-in. Utley has owned Matt Cain throughout his career putting up a .379/.438/.828 line along with 4 HR over 29 at-bats.

Austin Hedges – Over his past eight games he’s launched five home runs and owns an outstanding 1.431 OPS. He’s only 7% owned. Egregious!

 

 

 
  1. joeg414 says:
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    Pickup Hellickson for Thursday home vs Miami and what about Corbin Home vs SD on Tuesday?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @joeg414: Both are decent streams .

  2. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Maeda and stream pitchers

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @lwomack58: Depends on the league size, but in most 12s I would

  3. Dancin Homer says:
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    Is Nolasco’s start today getting pushed back?

    • Chris says:
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      @Dancin Homer:
      It’s funny Chavez pitching a relief inning threw everything out of wack. First yahoo thought they’d move nolasco to sunday pitch chavez monday.

      Then they brought in some scrub for the sunday game.

      Now baseballpress.com shows Chavez starting today, but yahoo still shows nolasco.

      • Steven Boyle says:
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        @Chris: I also read that Nolasco was pushed to Thursday. Guess we’ll have to see when LAA officially announces their lineup

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @Dancin Homer: Its all out of order right now. Ugh.

  4. Chicken Shack says:
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    Is Urias taking Wood’s spot vs Giants on Wednesday??? Saw a blurb somewhere this could go down…

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Chicken Shack: Seconded. I have Wood on the bench because I assumed Urias was taking his spot . . . any news either way?

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @Chicken Shack: Nothing official yet, but Urias is not listed as the prb starter for any of OKC’s next 4 games. Take from that what you will.

  5. Nitro says:
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    What do you think Of J Zimmerman vs Seattle and White Sox this week?

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @Nitro: Hate the SEA start, but the CHW start could be streamable in a pinch

  6. Chucky says:
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    12T H2H 6×6 Holds. You starting 2 starts Wacha and Vargas over Manea @ LAA, 2 start Gsellman or Davies v Cincy? ( i know Zacks gonna throw a gem at some point soon. He’s really long overdue.)

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @Chucky: I like Gsellman this week even though WSH will be tough. Love the Wacha & Vargas combo

  7. The Harrow says:
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    75 at bats of 9 different hitters vs one pitcher doesn’t count as “data” in the way you want it to. ask rudy or many many many books about how many at bats would be needed for something like that. i’m not arguing against streaming pitchers against TOR in general of course.

  8. The Harrow says:
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    and utley’s 29 at bats aren’t really relevant either, esp when you notice that probably all of those were 2 years or even longer ago. i bet if you worked in sports betting “touts” you’d be one of those guys who tries to convince somebody that a college team has gone 37-4 against this other team so clearly we should be betting one team here. again i’m not saying streaming hitters against cain is a bad idea, just that this reason isn’t.

    • Mike Honcho

      Mike Honcho says:
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      @The Harrow: You seem fun. I look forward to your post next week. Not sure why you’re commenting here when you obviously have it all figured out. Thanks for reading though.

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