The Streamer Report provides you with daily streaming starting pitcher selections for the fantasy owner who likes to stream starting pitchers in leagues with no innings cap. The report will identify starting pitchers who are owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, and who either have a decent track record vs their opponent, has pitched well of late, or has a good matchup.
Before I get into the Weekend streaming pitcher selections, here is how my selections for Thursday's games performed:
Jason Vargas vs Dodgers - 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K,
Combined stats: 19.2 IP, 16 H, 9 ER, 6 BB, 15 K, 4.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP
Weekend Streamer Selections
Jhoulys Chacin vs Dodgers
Chacin is owned in just 12.4% of ESPN leagues, and gets to face a Dodgers team struggling to score runs on Saturday. With the way the Dodgers are playing these days, they will become a staple in the Streamer Report until they snap out of their hitting funk. In 12 appearances vs the Dodgers in his career, he is 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.383 WHIP.
Straily is owned in just 4.9% of ESPN leagues, and gets to face the struggling White Sox at home on Saturday. Straily has pitched well over his last two starts, giving up just one earned run in 13 innings. While his season ERA is high at 5.08, his 1.15 WHIP tells me he has been a bit unlucky this season.
Tepesch has pitched well of late, giving up two runs or less in each of his last three starts. He faces the struggling Royals on Saturday looking to even his record to 4-4.
Jorge De La Rosa vs Dodgers
De La Rosa is owned in 33.6% of ESPN leagues and faces the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. JDLR has given up three runs or less in 8 of his 11 starts this season and is looking to extend that streak on Sunday. He isn't striking out hitters like he used to, but has pitched very well this season, with a 3.16 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.
Jarrod Parker vs White Sox
Parker is owned in 27.9% of ESPN leagues, and has turned his season around after struggling in April. In May, he has lowered his ERA by almost two runs, and has gone 7 inning in each of his last three starts.