Week 13: Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

This sets up as the week of the return. While some of these names wont be featured in Week 13: Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options, they are worth a speculative add. Jose Fernandez, Matt Moore, Jake Peavy among others. Moore may have been more interesting if he wasn’t facing Corey Kluber. Below is the order I would add the guys making their return from injury. Steven Matz would be second on that list if you are looking at him as speculative add.

Speculative Add

  1. Jose Fernandez
  2. Justin Masterson
  3. Matt Moore
  4. Matt Cain
  5. Jake Peavy

Start of the Week:

Marco Estrada – Toronto Blue Jays
(Tuesday vs Boston Red Sox)

There has been a clear shift for Marco Estrada as of late. Before his last start, he had won five straight games. In his last outing, he went 8 and ⅔ while allowing two hits and racking up 10 strikeouts. The Strikeouts total is growing and the walk rate is lowering. Estrada is starting to bump the ceiling of the streamers category and is becoming a weekly start. Get on board before it’s too late. In this home start Estrada should rack up the strikeouts and continue to impress. He has a great shot at getting a win in this outing.

Ryan Vogelsong – San Francisco Giants
(Tuesday at Miami Marlins)

With Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with a fracture in his hand, the Marlins lineup is suddenly a lot less intimidating. Ryan Vogelsong has been awesome in his last two games. He has allowed no runs over the last 12.2 innings. He tallied 10 strikeouts in those games. He has a chance to pitch well in this matchup and avoid the big inning, which is key to his success. Six innings with a handful of strikeouts and good chance at getting a win is very much in play for this start. Roll out Vogelsong this week.

Matt Cain – San Francisco Giants
(Thursday at Miami Marlins)

Matt Cain is back! I was very excited about his potential this season, but he has been hurt. He makes his return, ironically against another pitcher making season debut, Jose Fernandez. If you have a starts or innings limited I may avoid Cain here, but pick him up as a speculative add if you have the room. The potential is there him to pitch well, but he will likely be on a pitch count that could see him exit after five-ish innings

Justin Masterson – Boston Red Sox
(Friday vs Houston Astros)

Justin Masterson made his return to the Red Sox rotation last Sunday and did pretty well. Boston was in desperate need of pitching help and Masterson could be the guy. Against the Tampa Bay Rays he was only able to go five innings, but he managed to avoid giving up any runs. He allowed five hits and had six strikeouts. This week has a ton of potential for Masterson against a Houston Astros team that strikes out more than any other team. It also has the potential to go very poorly. Houston can hit the long ball with the best of them, so if you’re risk averse you may want to avoid Masterson. I’m picking him up and putting him in my lineups. He is worth a speculative add even if you don’t start him this week.

Steven Matz – New York Mets
(Sunday at Los Angeles Dodgers)

If you had Steven Matz in your lineup on Sunday as a hitter and not a pitcher, you would have been very happy. He went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI. Unfortunately, you can’t take credit for the hitting stats of pitchers. That said, what he did from the mound was pretty impressive. He allowed two earned runs over 7 ⅔. He had six strikeouts in his outing but did walk three. This weeks start against the Dodgers has potential but Scott Van Slyke and other guys that tend to play mostly against lefties can do damage. He is worth adding, even if you don’t plan on starting him. The potential for him to do well in this outing is definitely there.

Tread lightly: Potential rough waters ahead

David Price

Will the Blue Jays get to Price? (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

David Price – Texas Rangers
(Saturday vs Toronto Blue Jays)

David Price is an ace and has been really strong this season. That said, I may avoid him in this start. The Toronto Blue Jays are mashers and have the potential produce a ton of runs on a nightly basis. Josh Donaldson and Joey Bautista traditionally do well against Price. Edwin Encarnacion has done well in terms of power numbers as well. If you are in need of strike outs and can take a hit to ERA or WHIP, roll Price out. If not, I may look elsewhere this week.

Mike Pelfrey – Minnesota Twins
(Monday vs Cincinnati Reds)

Mike Pelfrey has been strong as of late outside of one outing against the Texas Rangers, where he gave up 8 earned runs. Another bad outing could be coming this week against the Reds. They have the power bats that could end his day before it even has a chance to get rolling. I would avoid this matchup if I could.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>