Fantasy Baseball: Week 13 Pitching Streamers

(Photo: MLB.com)

(Photo: MLB.com)

Here are your week 13 pitching streamers. Remember, rotation schedules are tentative and subject to change based on weather, injury and a variety of other factors. As always, ownership percentages are based on Yahoo leagues.

Albert Suarez (6/28 vs. OAK) – 5% owned

The Athletics have been one of the worst offenses in all of baseball over the past couple of weeks and heading to AT&T Park for a series with Giants doesn’t sound like a way to fix that. While, Suarez is not someone to get excited about, it’s worth noting that he’s given up two earned runs or less in three of his last four outings. So despite having limited strikeout upside and not working deep into games, the converted reliever can usually be trusted to protect your ratios.

Archie Bradley (6/29 vs. PHI) – 19% owned

Bradley already threw six shutout innings against this Phillies team earlier in the month so I can’t see why he wouldn’t be able to do it again. He’s also coming off a Coors start in which he gave up only one run, making it seem as if things are really starting to turn around for the once-hyped prospect. Control remains somewhat of an issue, but it’s undeniable that Bradley has more sheer talent and upside than virtually any other waiver wire option.

Jake Peavy (6/29 @OAK) – 22% owned

I made the case for using Peavy last week and nothing has changed since then. He’s got a 1.42 ERA over his last 19 innings and continues to pitch deep into games. I already touched on the struggles of the Oakland offense earlier and if you need to use a Giants pitcher on the road this would be the ballpark to do it in.

Tom Koehler (6/30 @ATL) – 13% owned

While Koehler is certainly nothing special, the match-up here is simply too good to pass up. The Braves have been woeful against righties all season, ranking dead last in slugging and 24th in team average. It also helps that Koehler has been pitching much better of late, registering five quality starts in his last six outings and averaging over a strikeout per inning in the month of June.

Daniel Mengden (7/2 vs. PIT) – 18% owned

Despite my strong recent endorsement of Mengden he’s still available in over 80% of leagues and thus remains a preferred streaming target. The young righty has 3.00 ERA over his first three major league starts and has increased his strikeout total in each outing. Home games are always the preferred option when it comes to an Oakland pitcher and the scuffling Pittsburgh offense gives this match-up even greater appeal.

Week 12 Report Card

Pretty solid week outside of Lamb, and hey I told you I didn’t really like that play very much anyways. Mendgen is someone I’ve added in several leagues and I can see him having some staying power. Similarly, Hellickson should remain a streaming option in most weeks. The rest of these guys, don’t bother.

Bud Norris: 5.1IP, 7H, 2BB, 6K, 2ER

Daniel Mengden: 6IP, 7H, 1BB, 9K, 3ER

John Lamb: 5.1IP, 4H, 3BB, 4K, 3ER

Jake Peavy: 7IP, 7H, 2BB, 4K, 2ER

Jeremy Hellickson: 6IP, 5H, 1BB, 3K, 1ER

Combined: 29.2IP, 3.39 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 26K’s

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