Fantasy Baseball: Week 3 Pitching Streamers

Astros Joe Musgrove

There are some pretty appealing Week 3 pitching options if you are looking to stream. Let’s take a look at some choices on the wire that should be helpful this week in fantasy baseball. These guys can also be interesting options in DFS. Make sure you are following Fake Pigskin DFS for help on a daily basis.

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Joe Musgrove | Houston Astros
(vs. LAA & @ TB)
ESPN: 16%   Yahoo: 31%

If you pick up Musgrove, make sure you already have pitchers who can get you strikeouts for the week. He’s not a big strikeout guy, but can pitch just good enough to get you the win even though he doesn’t go very deep into games. Musgrove is supplemental to what you already have, and in that position he can really help your team.

Luis Severino | New York Yankees
(vs. CWS)
ESPN: 14%   Yahoo: 21%

Severino was impressive with his strikeouts in his last outing against the Rays. His next projected start should be against the White Sox, who are striking out the seventh most in the league with a 23.5% K-rate. He didn’t see much success as a starter last season, but this might the start of something. In deeper leagues, Severino is worth a shot, especially if you need to catch up on strikeouts.

Daniel Norris | Detroit Tigers
(@ TB)
ESPN: 11%   Yahoo: 14%

Another deep league streamer is Norris, who has a nice park shift to Tropicana Field. The lefty will have advantage of taming the bats of Kevin Kiermaier, Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, and Mallex Smith, if they’re in the starting lineup. The Rays are currently second in the league in strikeouts, with a 27.9% K-rate. Norris will need to keep the walks to a minimum, but his strikeout potential will definitely help.

Andrew Triggs | Oakland A’s
(vs. TEX & vs. SEA)
ESPN: 5%    Yahoo: 15%

When you’re digging this deep, there is going to be deficiencies in what a pitcher has to offer. Impressively, Triggs hasn’t allowed any earned runs in two starts, while only striking out four batters in two games. That’s where the deficiency lays and it’s safe to say that these numbers won’t last all season. If we’re picking him up, it’s not a bad idea to do it this week where he has two starts at home. It looks like he’s paired with A.J. Griffin and Ariel Miranda for now, where he draws slightly better game scores over the two.


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