Fantasy Baseball: Week 9 Pitching Streamers

Red Sox Drew Pomeranz

Week 9 is fast approaching, and there are some really good pitching streamers that are available in many of your leagues. Also, don’t forget to click the image below to listen to the 60 Feet 6 Inches Podcast that’s now running two shows a week!

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Drew Pomeranz | Boston Red Sox

(5/31 @ CWS – Mike Pelfrey)

ESPN: 52%   Yahoo: 50%

Pomeranz had one of his strongest outings of the season last time out against the Rangers. He was able to strikeout 11 batters in just six innings, while only allowing two earned runs. On the 31st, he has a matchup against the White Sox in Chicago. With the White Sox in the bottom half in MLB in many offensive categories, including last in walk rate. Oddly, Pomeranz has reverse splits against LHB, and if that continues he should get the job done in this start.

 

Mike Clevinger | Cleveland Indians

(5/31 vs. OAK – Kendall Graveman)

ESPN: 35%   Yahoo: 48%

Clevinger’s filling a spot in the rotation nicely. He’s pitching deeper into games and the strikeouts are there, with his last start against the Astros being the most impressive this season. For Week 9, he’ll be pitching at home against Oakland. Strikeouts for the A’s are really starting to add up, with them being at a K-rate of 23.5%, which is fourth most in MLB. It’ll really be a plus if Clevinger can keep the walks down, and it’s foreseeable with the A’s only walking 8.9% of the time as a team this season.

 

Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks

(6/2 @ MIA – Jose Urena)

ESPN: 23%   Yahoo: 22%

Dbacks’ starting pitchers have been a favorite of mine, but they are more effective as streamers. This week, I’ll look to Corbin with a matchup against the Marlins in Miami. Anytime a Dbacks pitcher has a park shift in their favor, it’s definitely worth a strong consideration. Getting a chance to pitch in a pitcher’s park is huge, especially against a team who is in the bottom five in MLB in runs scored. These are the opportunities we need to take advantage of. When rostering Corbin, you do so knowing that he’ll probably give up a homerun, and a couple of earned runs. As long as this is all he gives up, he’s a viable streaming option.

 

Zach Davies | Milwaukee Brewers

(5/30 @ NYM – TBD, 6/4 vs. LAD – Kenta Maeda)

ESPN: 17%   Yahoo: 18%

Davies is a two-start pitcher for Week 9, with the more favorable matchup being the first one in New York. Since April 25th, Davies has had only one start where he’s given up four earned runs, with all other starts being less. Like Corbin homeruns are an issue, but so Davies’ starts where he doesn’t get many strikeouts. He’s better suited for teams with starters who get better than average strikeouts, and Davies can get you the quality start and/or win.

 

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

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