Fantasy Baseball: Week 20 Pitching Streamers

Rockies Jon Gray

We’re going into Week 20, and if you need pitching streamers, it could make all the difference for the rest of our fantasy baseball season. Also, don’t forget to click the image below to listen to our podcast!
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Jon Gray | Colorado Rockies

(8/22 @ KC, 8/27 @ ATL)

ESPN: 50%   Yahoo: 52%

Gray has been pitching better as of late, and this also includes home games in Colorado. For Week 20, he’ll get two starts on the road. He’s playable in both of these starts that will be in Kansas City and Atlanta. Gray’s average fastball velocity has been above 95 mph since coming back from the DL, and it’s been consistent for his other pitches, which is a good sign. The Royals are still trying to make a run for it, but the Rockies do have pitchers who will be competitive, and Gray is one of them. The Braves have what it takes to be a thorn in a pitcher’s side. Regardless, if Gray pitches to his potential against either of these teams, they’re in trouble, and Gray can have a great two-start week.

Patrick Corbin | Arizona D-Backs

(8/23 @ NYM)

ESPN: 30%   Yahoo: 36%

The last two starts for Corbin were extremely impressive. He hasn’t allowed any runs in those two, with them being against the Astros and Cubs. We know that the strikeouts will be there, but he’s slowly dropping his ERA as the season goes on. With his Week 20 start being at Citi Field, ball park factor is on his side since he does struggle with the long ball at times. For a pitcher who strikes out a lot of batters, Corbin does keep walks to a comfortable minimum. The Mets are, and have been a team to target against, so scoop up Corbin as soon as you can if he’s available in your league.

Luis Castillo | Cincinnati Reds

(8/26 PIT)

ESPN: 27%   Yahoo: 30%

Castillo has been good this season, and it’s a bright spot for the Reds, who are having another rough season. You always give Cincinnati home games a second thought because the ball flies when the temperature is hot. Castillo’s had success at home and away, so the ball park shouldn’t scare you off in this matchup against the Pirates. He pitches deep enough into a game to get the win, but you may want to strongly consider him if you’re in a quality starts league. The Pirates are currently on a bad run, and they have a series against the Dodgers before visiting the Reds. Castillo’s start could be good timing, and he can take advantage of the Pirates’ offensive struggles.

Miguel Gonzalez | Chicago White Sox

(8/25 DET)

ESPN: 3%   Yahoo: 4%

Gonzalez is a pitcher who I wish started for a team with a favorable ball park, or for an NL team. It’s easy to overlook him because of his team, and their lack of offensive support. If you don’t need the win, or are looking for a quality start, this is a low-owned streamer to consider. His last two starts were against the Dodgers and Astros, and Gonzalez pitched well against them. He won’t dazzle you with a ton of strikeouts, but he does average almost six innings pitched, per start. Also, he’s averaging just a touch over three earned runs per start, which is definitely serviceable. This week’s start comes against the Tigers, who are having a dismal season. Gonzalez is capable of pitching a good game against them, and he should definitely be on your radar in deep leagues.

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


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