Fantasy Baseball: Week 5 Pitching Streamers

Marlins Dan Straily

It’s already the fifth week of fantasy baseball and boy, do we sure need some pitching streamers to choose from. Click on the image below to connect to our podcast that’ll go over the latest news and upcoming fantasy baseball week, in depth.

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Dan Straily | Miami Marlins

(5/5 @ TB)

ESPN: 15%   Yahoo: 17%

Straily’s able to put together games where you can start him if the matchup is right. This week, he’s up against the Rays, who are fighting with the Brewers for the MLB team with the highest K-rate. It’s currently at 25.7%. Straily had 14 strikeouts against the Padres in his last start, which is probably an outlier, but we can expect him to have a few more strikeouts than usual. Straily’s splits don’t heavily side with RHHs or LHHs. It’s more of a matter of the kind of stuff he has, and he’ll at least be at another pitcher’s park to work towards his advantage.

Tyler Chatwood | Colorado Rockies

(5/2 @ SD, 5/7 vs. ARI)

ESPN: 8%   Yahoo: 12%

Away from Coors Field, Chatwood is always an interest option. Dating back to his first start of the 2016 season, Chatwood has 15 game starts away from home; 11 of which were quality starts. That’s pretty impressive. His strikeouts are not consistent, but for what you’re getting at this low of an ownership percentage, you just don’t want him to get blown up. It’s a 2-start week for Chatwood, but the one you’ll want him for is the first start, against the Padres.

Ariel Miranda | Seattle Mariners

(5/4 vs. LAA)

ESPN: 2%   Yahoo: 3%

Miranda had a shaky start against the A’s his last time out, but should look to bounce back this week against the Angels. The Angels are struggling offensively, as Mike Trout is their only real threat. They rank in the bottom 10 in MLB in ISO, OBP, slugging, and wOBA. Miranda doesn’t have dazzling statistics, but he can get the job done as long as he doesn’t give up the long ball.

Jaime Garcia | Atlanta Braves

(5/4 vs. NYM)

ESPN: 4%   Yahoo: 7%

Another low owned option, Garcia is facing the Mets at home this week. While SunTrust Park is looking like a much better hitter’s park, the Mets’ offense has taken a couple of blows. Lucas Duda, and most recently, Yoenis Cespedes are on the DL, along with Wilmer Flores. As a lefty, Garcia will probably face Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, from the left side of the plate, and flip Neil Walker to bat from the right side. For southpaws, this is optimal when facing the Mets and Garcia should have himself a nice outing.

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