The Streamer Report provides you with daily startng pitcher streaming selections for owners who prefer to stream starting pitchers on a daily basis. This report identifies starting pitchers who are owned in less than 50% of ESPN Yahoo leagues, and who either has a decent track record vs their opponent, has pitched well of late, or has a decent matchup.
Note: I don't actually play in any leagues on ESPN, so I am having a hard time accessing the ownership data, so while Ray is out I will be using Yahoo data.
Let's take a look at how my selections on Tuesday fared:
Zack Wheeler vs. MIA - 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, ND
Wei-Yin Chen vs. HOU - 7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, W
Scott Kazmir vs. CHW - 5 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, ND
Dan Straily vs. TOR - 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, L
Total Stats: 24 IP, 25 H, 11 ER, 6 BB, 19 K, 4.125 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
The matchups are pretty thin on Thursday, but there are a couple that I think are interesting:
Josh Johnson at LAA - He falls just below the 50% threshold on Yahoo, coming in at 49% at this point.That said, I'll take the shot against a lineup that has been struggling for a while now and hope for the best.
Garrett Richards vs. TOR - Not a great lineup matchup, but Richards has a 1.08 ERA and WHIP with 15 strikeouts in 16 innings in the last month. Remember, Joe Blanton could have made this start instead.
Joe Kelly vs. PIT - I don't love this matchup, but Kelly has also pitched well in the last month, with a 2.55 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 17+ innings pitched.