Fantasy Baseball: Week 2 Pitching Streamers

Orioles Dylan Bundy

I’ll be bringing you the pitching streamers article this season, in addition to the DFS write-ups. As we’re approaching the second week of baseball, there are some of us who are already looking to stream pitching. There are still some gems that you should pick up quickly if they’re available in your leagues.

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Dylan Bundy (@Red Sox & @Blue Jays)

ESPN: 38%

Yahoo: 46%

It doesn’t look like anyone’s rushing to pick up Bundy after his stellar start against the Blue Jays, giving up just 1 earned run in 7 innings, with 8 strikeouts. What makes Bundy a worth-while pick up this week is that he’s projected to get two starts, at Boston and at Toronto. Facing the Red Sox isn’t a small task by any means, but Bundy’s showing this past Wednesday shows that he’s able to tame heavy bats. These two games are on the road, but this could be where he’s starting to emerge as a club ace and you can keep him in your rotation for the time being.

Robert Gsellman (@Marlins)

ESPN: 24%

Yahoo: 43%

By the time you’re using him for Week 2, Gsellman would’ve already faced the Marlins at home. Some worry about using a pitcher again if they’re facing the same team back-to-back, but that’s not something I heavily weigh when picking a streamer. Gsellman only made 7 starts last season, so it’s hard to foresee what’s coming up for him this season. If you watched any of his starts, you can see the potential. In his 2016 starts, Gsellman was able to make it through at least 5 1/3 innings, so we know he’s able to hang in there to get the win. The Marlins lineup has a danger factor with Giancarlo Stanton batting clean-up, but it’s still a team that can be defeated.

Brandon Finnegan (@ Pirates & vs. Brewers)

ESPN: 22%

Yahoo: 37%

Finnegan had an outstanding start to open up the season against the Phillies, allowing just 1 hit in 7 innings, while striking out 9. I know it’s the Phillies, but they do have players that can hit and that game was played at The Great American Ballpark. For Week 2, Finnegan is another pitcher who has a 2-start week. The first game will be in Pittsburgh at PNC Park, so it’s a positive park shift for Finnegan. Last season he was able to induce groundballs 39.4% of the time, and also had a strikeout rate of 20.6% to RHHs. If he’s able to trend with these two stats, he should be fine against the Pirates.

Bartolo Colon (@ Marlins)

ESPN: 16%

Yahoo: 23%

Colon was able to hang in there with Jacob deGrom for his first start of the season in New York. This start takes him to Miami to face the Marlins. Colon is certainly an enigma, but when will we start taking him seriously? This is not just the Braves fan in me talking, but he gets the job done if you pick the right spots. Wednesday didn’t seem like one of those spots, but the only run he gave up in 6 innings was the homerun to Jay Bruce. Colon should extend his last start into this one and keep the Marlins’ bats quiet.

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