Fantasy Baseball: Week 7 Pitching Streamers

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Nailing your Week 7 pitching streamers could make all the difference this week, because finding ones that you’re comfortable with are far and few between. Don’t forget to click on the image below to catch our latest podcast episode!

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Vince Velasquez | Philadelphia Phillies

(5/20 @ PIT)

ESPN: 34%   Yahoo: 66%

Vince Velasquez is not performing as many of us hoped for, but that just means we need to take advantage of matchups that he could come out on top of. This game against the Pirates will be at PNC Park, which is a pitcher’s park. Couple that with the fact that the Pirates are second to last in homeruns in the MLB, and Velasquez should be in for a nice start. The Pirates are prone to striking out, and Velasquez has a good K/9 which is currently at 9.18. It’s difficult to hit homeruns in Pittsburgh, and that should cut down on homeruns given up by Velasquez.

Miguel Gonzalez | Chicago White Sox

(5/17 @ LAA)

ESPN: 36%   Yahoo: 35%

Miguel Gonzalez is very consistent, but maybe not enough for fantasy owners to keep him on their roster. He’s still a streaming option for us, which is nice, because there are matchups that we’ll definitely want to use him in. His start for Week 7 against the Angels is one of them. The Angels are another weak offensive team for us to target against, and the park shift from Guaranteed Rate Field to Angel Stadium of Anaheim is a good one for Gonzalez. He’s been able to go at least six innings in all but one start so far, with just one walk in each of his last four starts.

Zach Davies | Milwaukee Brewers

(5/18 @ SD)

ESPN: 14%   Yahoo: 17%

After a rough start to the season, Davies is slowly getting back to form. The Brewers had a difficult schedule in the first month or so, but now it’s time for them capitalize on matchups that should go their way. Davies is in line to get the start in San Diego at Petco Park. In his last start, Davies got the Pirates to strikeout seven times. As a team this season they’re only striking out at a rate of 20.1%, while the Padres at in the top five highest at 24.0%. Let’s hope Davies can build on his last start and go six innings, cut down on walks and homeruns given up, and will be worth the stream.

Jose Berrios | Minnesota Twins

(5/19 vs. KC)

ESPN: 9%   Yahoo: 25%

Berrios struggled last season, and now he’s getting his chance again. Like the opponents of the previous three pitchers mentioned, the Royals are also offensively lacking. In AAA so far this season, Berrios has a K/9 of 8.85, 1.13 ERA, and has only given up two homeruns. The Royals are last, or close to last in many offensive categories in all of MLB, so it’s not unfathomable to think that Berrios couldn’t emerge as the winner of this game.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!

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