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 to this Monday and Tuesday's streamer selections, let's take a look at how my weekend streamers performed:
Weekend Streaming Pitchers
Jarrod Parker vs White Sox - 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W
Jordan Lyles vs Royals - 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K
Rick Porcello vs Indians - 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K, W
Shaun Marcum vs Marlins - 8 IP, 5 H, ER, 0 BB, 7 K, L
Note: Marcum was skipped in rotation, but pitched in 20 inning marathon on Saturday.
Erik Bedard vs Royals - 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Tom Koehler vs Mets - 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 2 K
A.J. Griffin vs White Sox - 7.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K, L
Bronson Arroyo vs Cardinals - 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB 4 K
Combined stats: 53 IP, 46 H, 22 ER, 11 BB, 34 K, 2 W, 2 L, 3.74 ERA, 1.075 WHIP
Monday's Streaming Pitchers
Ricky Nolasco vs Brewers
Nolasco is owned in 17.9% of ESPN leagues and faces the Brewers at home on Monday night. Nolasco has given up 3 runs or less in five of his last six outings, lowering his ERA from 4.14 to 3.61.
Jason Marquis vs Braves
Marquis is owned in 12.9% of ESPN leagues and faces the Braves at home on Monday night. Marquis has exceeded expectations with his performance this season, as he is 7-2 with a 3.73 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. Marquis owns a 9-7 career record at Petco Park with a 3.50 ERA and 1.386 WHIP.
Tuesday's Streaming Pitchers
Gerrit Cole vs Giants
I have a feeling Cole will do well in his major league debut on Tuesday night, even though his peripheral stats in AAA were well below expectations.
Jeremy Hefner vs Cardinals
Hefner is owned in less than 1% of ESPN leagues and gets the Cardinals at home on Tuesday night. Hefner has given up three runs or less in seven of his eleven starts this season, and since mid-April he has lowered his ERA from 7.20 toi 4.36.
Tony Cingrani vs Cubs
Cingrani is owned in 40.5% of ESPN leagues, which seems low to me, based on how he pitched in his six big league starts earlier this season. Cingrani is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, and has given up three runs or less in five of his six starts this season.