Fantasy Baseball: Week 8 Pitching Streamers

Mets Zack Wheeler

There’s a little more selection for pitching streamers for Week 8, than there were last week. Let’s take a look at some option that can help you this week in fantasy baseball.

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Zack Wheeler | New York Mets

(5/25 vs. SD)

Yahoo: 31%   ESPN: 26%

Wheeler is having a pretty decent season. Walks have been a bit of an issue, but he’s managed to only give up one earned run in four of his seven starts. It’s hard to assess Wheeler’s potential because he’s missed time because of injuries, but it’ll be great for fantasy if he can stay healthy and keep it up.  The strikeouts are there, and it’s a matter of Wheeler pitching deep enough into a game for the win, and the Mets’ ability to score runs. Jered Weaver is the projected starter, and the Mets should be able to score runs off of him.

Matt Andriese | Tampa Bay Rays

(5/25 vs. LAA)

Yahoo: 28%   ESPN: 26%

Owning a Rays’ starting pitcher (besides Chris Archer) is always sketchy because there are times when they don’t last very long in their outings. Andriese has been fairly consistent, and that’s a plus because we can easily figure out what to expect. With this game being at home and against the Angels, he should have a fine start. We can slot him in for at least five innings, about five strikeouts, and two earned runs.

Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks

(5/23 vs. CWS, 5/28 @ MIL)

Yahoo: 24%   ESPN: 25%

Corbin has two starts this week, and I think you can start him in both. He’s kept his walks to a minimum, but he’s been letting a couple too many runs score. Corbin’s facing the White Sox at home for his first start of the week and he should do well. The White Sox are struggling to get wins and runs, and Corbin can capitalize on that. He actually pitches slightly better at home, with better HR/9 and better walk and K-rates at Chase Field.

Jaime Garcia | Atlanta Braves

(5/26 @ SF)

Yahoo: 6%   ESPN: 4% 

If you’re in a really deep league, or NL only league, Garcia is an option for Week 8. The Giants have been pretty bad and we shouldn’t be afraid to roster pitchers against them. Garcia gets this start at AT&T Park, which is one of the best pitcher’s parks in the majors. Much like Corbin, he’s been allowing a couple runs too many to be effective. The Giants only walk 7.1% of the time, so that should help cut down on Garcia’s baserunners.

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

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