Fantasy Baseball: Week 22 Pitching Streamers

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It’s Week 22, and at this point, pitching streamers are critical. Many are vying top playoff positions, while some have already started their postseason. Also, don’t forget to click the image below to listen to our podcast!
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Mike Clevinger | Cleveland Indians

(9/7 @ CWS)

ESPN: 33%   Yahoo: 43%

Clevinger’s still available in most leagues, but there are teams who aren’t in the running and they won’t be looking to stream, and that eliminates some of your competition. With that being said, it’s still smart to plan ahead and pick up Clevinger, even if his start is on Thursday. He gets to face the White Sox, which is an extremely favorable matchup for him. Clevinger had a fantastic start on Friday night against the Tigers by not allowing any runs, and only three hits with six strikeouts in six innings. It could be more of the same for Week 22.

Andrew Cashner | Texas Rangers

(9/4 ATL, 9/10 NYY)

ESPN: 18%   Yahoo: 22%

Cashner has been low-key good. Actually, maybe better than “good.” With an ERA currently at 3.30, and a great outing against the Astros in his last start, it’s hard to believe he isn’t owned on more teams. The strikeouts aren’t there, which is one of the reasons he’s so low owned. Ideally, Cashner will be a nice compliment to a team’s roster who already has high-K pitchers. Although his home park in Arlington is hitter-friendly, he’s still been successful there. Cashner has two starts, and both are at home. Pick him up if you have room to keep him for these starts against the Braves and Yankees.

Doug Fister | Boston Red Sox

(9/5 TOR)

ESPN: 15%   Yahoo: 15%

Five of Fister’s last six starts have been solid, and as the Red Sox look to widen their league in the AL East, he should be highly considered for this week’s start against the Blue Jays. It’s a home game against the Jays, who will be sending Joe Biagini to the mound. Biagini was coming out of the bullpen until his start on the 27th, which was a disaster. In his last five successful starts, Fister struck out at least five batters, while giving up three earned runs or less. He’s one of the better pick ups for Week 22, and you can also save him for his next start which should be against the A’s.

Rafael Montero | New York Mets

(9/4 PHI, 9/10 CIN)

ESPN: 2%   Yahoo: 2%

The Mets as a team are thin, and their rotation is certainly not the same without healthy Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey. It’s a time in the season where a pitcher who is only 2% owned shouldn’t only be considered for NL only or deep leagues. Anyone is fair game if you feel the matchup will help your numbers, and Montero is an example of that. He’s another two-start pitcher, with home starts against the Phillies and Reds. His last start, which was against the Reds, was probably his best one yet. The only blemish in that eight inning, no run, eight strikeout outing were the walks. For a guy available in almost every league, you’ll take it.

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


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