Fantasy Baseball: Week 19 Pitching Streamers

White Sox Carlos Rodon

We have a couple of shallow league pitching streamers, as well as deep league streamers to choose from for Week 19. Also, don’t forget to click the image below to listen to our podcast!

Carlos Rodon | Chicago White Sox

(8/16 @ LAD)

ESPN: 32%   Yahoo: 46%

Rodon’s had strong outings in his last three starts against the Astros, Red Sox, and Indians. He’ll take the mound against the Dodgers for Week 19. The game is in Los Angeles, so he’ll face a lineup without a DH. It’s a nice park shift for him, as Dodger Stadium is a pitcher’s park. Rodon’s allowed a homerun in six of his eight starts this season, so the change in park could help with that. He hasn’t allowed a walk in his last two starts, and reached double digits in strikeouts in three starts. There’s a lot of potential with Rodon, even against an offensive heavy lineup, but he’s done well against others recently and could be worth the stream if he’s available.

Jerad Eickhoff | Philadelphia Phillies

(8/14 @ SD, 8/20 @ SF)

ESPN: 15%   Yahoo: 38%

Eickhoff is a nice pick up for Week 19, especially if you’re in a weekly league because of his two starts. Both starts are on the road against the Padres and Giants. There isn’t huge strikeout upside for Eickhoff against the Giants, but there is against the Padres, whose K-rate is the third highest in MLB. He’s topped out at eight strikeouts in a start twice this season, with one of those against the Padres. Eickhoff’s consistently pitched five or more innings in his last nine starts, while giving up three or less earned runs in seven of those. With his two-start matchups this week, Eickhoff is one of the stronger, if not strongest pitching streamers.

Adam Conley | Miami Marlins

(8/14 SF, 8/20 @ NYM)

ESPN: 8%   Yahoo: 11%

Conley is truly a streamer, and this could be a rare week where you can roster him for both of his starts. The Giants have a better winning percentage at home than they do on the road, and the park shift isn’t in their favor. Conley had good starts against the Mets earlier this season, and now that they don’t have Lucas Duda or Jay Bruce, he should fair well in this start too. It’s getting into fantasy baseball crunch time and we need to stretch out of our comfort zone. If you have to dig this deep for a streamer, these are the chances you take to try and push your team over your opponents.

Austin Pruitt | Tampa Bay Rays

(8/18 SEA)

ESPN: 1%   Yahoo: 1%

Pruitt had been coming out of the bullpen for the Rays, and goes into this start against the Mariners with three starts, with two of them being pretty good ones. They’ve come against the Yankees, Astros, and Red Sox, which makes these starts impressive. Pruitt hasn’t given up a homerun in his last two starts, and only allowed one walk in each of those. He’s probably good for a handful of strikeouts, and with those things considered, that’s nice upside for a streamer that’s only owned in 1% of leagues.

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

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