The Streamer Report: Saturday's Starting Pitcher Targets

Jim Rogash

Ray Guilfoyle provides some streaming starting pitcher options for Saturday's MLB games.

The Streamer Report provides you with daily starting pitcher streaming options for Saturday's games. The report will identify starting pitchers who are owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, and who have a decent track record vs their opponent.

Before I get to Saturday's streamer options, here is how Thursday's selections performed:

Bronson Arroyo vs Nationals - 6 IP, 9 hits, 5 ER, BB, 2 K, L

Edwin Jackson vs Marlins - 6 IP, 5 hits, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, ND

Jarrod Parker vs Orioles - 5.1 IP, 8 hits, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, L

Combined stats: 17.1 IP, 22 hits, 14 ER, 8 BB, 11 K, 2 losses. Not a good night.

I will try to make some better selections for Saturday's games:

1. Jeremy Guthrie vs Indians

Guthrie is only owned in 27.7% of ESPN leagues, but has pitched pretty well this season. Guthrie's career stats vs the Indians is woeful, but he has been pretty spectacular pitching at Kaufman Stadium in his career. In 13 career starts there, he is 7-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 1.094 WHIP.

2. Travis Wood vs Marlins

Wood is only owned in 14.7% of ESPN leagues, but deserves more of your attention, as he has put up four quality starts in a row thus far. Wood has gone at least 6 innings in each of his four starts, and gets the Marlins in Miami on Saturday night. Wood is currently 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.

3. Felix Doubront vs Astros

The Astros appear to have trouble with good strikeout pitchers, so I am going with Doubront here on Saturday. Doubront is 2-0 with a 4.32 ERA and has struck out 21 batters in his 16.2 innings of work this season.

4. Jake Westbrook vs Pirates

Westbrook is owned in just 17.3% of ESPN leagues, but should garner some attention for his Saturday start. He has put up three quality starts in a row this season, and owns a 1.25 ERA thus far. He has not fared well vs the Pirates in his career, but owns a 16-11 career record at Busch Stadium in his 38 starts there. Westbrook pitches to contact, and is prone to high base runner totals when he is on the mound.

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