Fantasy Baseball: Week 4 Pitching Streamers

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With DL stints emerging this week in fantasy baseball (most recently, Madison Bumgarner), many managers are looking for pitching streamers for Week 4 and we have a few for you.

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Matt Moore | San Francisco Giants

(vs. LAD)

ESPN: 66%   Yahoo: 65%

Moore is a higher owned option, but if he’s still available he should definitely be considered. He’s currently set to pitch against the Dodgers at AT&T Park. Splits for Moore when it comes to right-handed and left-handed batters isn’t that wide. The addition of hitters like Enrique Hernandez and Scott Van Slyke to a lineup versus a southpaw shouldn’t be a threat if Moore can get ground balls and strikeouts. As a team this season, the Dodgers are having some difficulty against LHPs, and it doesn’t get any better with Logan Forsythe now on the DL.

Wei-Yin Chen | Miami Marlins

(@PHI, vs. PIT)

ESPN: 10%   Yahoo: 5%

Chen has been low-key good in 2 out of 3 starts this season, with the most recent being the no-hitter in seven innings against the Mariners. He gets 2 starts this week against teams that he could surely come out on top of, but the getting the win depends on the Marlin’s offense. With a K-rate of 24.3%, the Phillies could help Chen get a couple more strikeouts in his first matchup of the week, with his second coming against the Pirates. The Pirates have been dealt with a big blow and now have a Starling Marte-less lineup. Not having this speed guy with a little pop in his bat is an advantage for Chen.

Jordan Montgomery | New York Yankees

(vs. BAL)

ESPN: 7%   Yahoo: 7%

Montgomery will be facing the Orioles at home. His first start against the Rays was less than stellar, but was much improved in his second start against the White Sox. Montgomery was able to pitch 6 innings and only gave up 3 runs. As a team, the Orioles are striking out 24.1% of the time, which is not far behind the Rays, whom Montgomery struck out 7 in 4 2/3 innings.

Matt Andriese | Tampa Bay Rays

(@ TOR)

ESPN: 3%   Yahoo: 6%

If you’re in a deep or AL only league, Andriese might still be available to stream. After his shaky first start against the Blue Jays, he’s strung together a couple of nice quality starts. The downside is that Andriese has given up one homerun in each start, but was able to minimize the damage in his last 2 starts. This game will be in Toronto, which is usually a hitter’s park but their home team is having trouble scoring runs and Andriese is in a favorable position to exploit that.

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