There looks to be a lot of interesting streaming options come Wednesday. I will keep my eye on the Pirates vs. Diamondbacks game as Zack Godley and Chad Kuhl look to face each other in a very interesting match-up in the afternoon. Joe Musgrove makes for an interesting streaming option as well as he goes up against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, but was left off this list due to his high HR/9 and poor numbers on the road. There is also Dan Straily who will go up against an unimpressive Phillies lineup as he looks to continue his strong 2017 campaign. These are all potential streaming options I will keep my eye on Wednesday that came up just short of making the list.
*All owned percentages are based on ESPN Leagues
Aaron Nola @ Miami Marlins (49.9% Owned)
Career vs. Active Marlins: .204/.259/.241, 0 HR, 58 PA
Career @ Marlins Park: .184/.231/.224, 0 HR, 52 PA
2017: 29.0 IP, 4.34 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 7.76 K/9, 3.10 BB/9, 0.93 HR/9, .270 AVG
Nola will go up against a Marlins team that owns a .717 against right-handers this season, which ranks as the eighth worst in the majors. That alone makes Nola a great option for a spot start on Wednesday, but there are many more reasons to pick Nola up off the waiver wire. He has absolutely dominated current Marlins hitters by holding them to a .204/.259/.241 slash line. He has even been better when pitching at Marlins Park, where opposing batters have only hit a minuscule .184/.231/.224. If Nola is still available come Wednesday, go ahead and add him to your team’s rotation. Nola will not only make for a great streaming option come Wednesday, but for the rest of the year as we have yet to see his full potential on the mound.
Junior Guerra @ New York Mets (11.7% Owned)
Career vs. Active Mets: .235/.316/.412, 1 HR, 19 PA
Career @ Citi Field: N/A
2017: 8.2 IP, 3.12 ERA, 5.34 FIP, 9.35 K/9, 3.12 BB/9, 2.08 HR/9, .129 AVG
If you like wild cards, then you will love this pick going into Wednesday. Guerra was originally signed as a catcher by the Atlanta Braves before the 2005 season. but he would soon switch his catcher’s mask for a rosin bag in 2006. He would then make his major league debut in 2015 as a 30 year old rookie. After an early season injury this season, Guerra is back and looking better than ever. So far this season, Guerra has produced soft contact from opposing batters an impressive 27.3% of the time. He will look to continue this success on Wednesday against a Mets lineup that has really struggled this season due to injuries.
Jesse Chavez vs. Atlanta Braves (4.9% Owned)
Career vs. Active Braves: .209/.244/.349, 2 HR, 45 PA
Career @ Turner Field: .225/.264/.488, 5 HR, 88 PA
2017: 58.1 IP, 5.09 ERA, 5.38 FIP, 7.10 K/9, 2.78 BB/9, 2.01 HR/9, .262 AVG
Chavez’s 5.09 ERA may look worrisome, and I would agree if he was not going up against a lineup he has dominated in the past. The Braves own a .737 OPS against right-handers this season, which ranks as the eighteenth best in the majors. If you need one more reason to pick Chavez off the waiver wire on Wednesday, just look at the success he has had at Turner Field over his career. As a former reliever, Chavez may not go too far into the game on Wednesday, but he should put together some quality innings against a rebuilding Braves team.
Hector Santiago vs. Houston Astros (19.0% Owned)
Career vs. Active Astros: .233/.331/.372, 4 HR, 146 PA
Career @ Target Field: .294/.351/.531, 18 HR, 392 PA
2017: 56.1 IP, 4.31 ERA, 5.25 FIP, 6.39 K/9, 3.51 BB/9, 1.60 HR/9, .248 AVG
Hector Santiago has had his fair share of poor outings in 2017. This trend will most likely continue on Wednesday as he faces an Astros team with a .796 OPS this season, which ranks as the best in the American League. Santiago has a very poor career 0.69 GB/FB, which should prove problematic with the unimpressive 32.7% hard contact on batted balls opposing hitters have against him over his career. The Astros have a lot of right-handed power bats in their lineup that could take advantage of Santiago’s poor GB/FB on Wednesday, which should lead to an early exit for Santiago as Houston looks to knock the ball out of the park.
Who are you most likely to stream on Wednesday.
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Aaron Nola vs. Marlins
Junior Guerra vs. Mets
Jesse Chavez vs. Braves