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 Memorial Day weekend streaming pitcher selections, here is how my selections for Friday's games performed:
Brandon McCarthy vs Padres - 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 K, W
Chris Tillman vs Blue Jays - 5 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, W
John Lackey vs Indians - 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, W
Bronson Arroyo vs Cubs - 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, W
Combined stats: 25 IP, 23 H, 6 ER, 7 BB, 19 K, 4 W, 2.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Here are my Memorial Day weekend streamer selections:
John Gast vs Dodgers
The Dodgers are struggling to score runs this season and are on the verge of a possible manager shake up. Gast has pitched well in his two big league starts, going 2-0 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
Jeff Locke vs Brewers
Locke is owned in just 36.5% of ESPN leagues, and faces the Brewers at home on Saturday. Locke has been a big surprise for fantasy owners this season, as he is 4-1 with a 2.73 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and is limiting opposing hitters to a .215 batting average. He has given up three runs or less in six straight starts.
Ricky Nolasco vs White Sox
Nolasco is owned in just 5.9% of ESPN leagues, but has pitched fairly well this season. He faces a White Sox team that is 26th in runs scored this season. Nolasco has given up three runs or less in seven of his ten starts this season
Julio Teheran vs Mets
Teheran is owned in 24.4% of ESPN leagues, and gets the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball tomorrow night. Teheran is showing us glimpses of what made him a top pitching prospect, as he has given up three runs or less in five straight starts. The Mets ranked 28th in runs scored in the month of May and 23rd overall.
Nick Tepesch vs Mariners
Tepesch is not owned in many ESPN leagues, but faces a Mariners team which ranks 25th in runs scored this season, and recently sent down Jesus Montero. Tepesch has bounced back from two awful starts in early May as he has given up 3 runs over his last two starts vs Detroit and Houston.
Jason Marquis vs Diamondbacks
Marquis is owned in 13.3% of ESPN leagues and I am not sure why. He has ptiched above expectations this season, and has given up has given up two runs or less in seven of his nine starts this season. Ride him while he is hot.