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Fantasy Baseball Pitching Streamers for Monday 9/2: Anthony DeSclafani, Cal Quantrill, Joe Ross

Need pitching options for Monday? Sure you do!

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Not meant to be an epic, the Streamer Report will provide you with three starting pitcher selections and then call it a proverbial day. The criteria is starting pitchers who are 50% owned or less in Yahoo leagues. We’ll consider matchup, track record versus opponent, recent performance, and more.

How did previous streamers fare?

Brock Burke vs. SEA - 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR
Martin Perez at DET - 2.2 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
Dylan Bundy at KC - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR

Welp, here’s to the good times, Martin Perez. Yikes. Shouts to Burke and Bundy (sounds like a law firm?) for keeping me somewhat respectable.

Streamers vs. League Average

STREAMER STATS 4.58 ERA 1.28 WHIP 7.67 K/9 3.09 BB/9
LEAGUE AVERAGE 4.53 ERA 1.32 WHIP 8.54 K/9 2.96 BB/9

Martin Perez certainly torched my WHIP and ERA, which were both solidly ahead of the league average in the last installment. Let’s see if we can right the ship, eh?

Monday’s Streamers

RHP Cal Quantrill at Arizona Diamondbacks (38% owned)

Quantrill allows a .336 wOBA to lefties, but a .220 wOBA to righty bats. He allows a .458 SLG to lefties, but .299 SLG to righties. Pretty clear picture there, and it means that Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar should be tough matchups. But aside from Jarrod Dyson and Jake Lamb, there are no other lefties to speak of in this lineup. So if Quantrill can navigate the two scary bats, there’s a pathway to success today. Anyway, the D’Backs rank 21st with a .177 ISO against righties, so the power isn’t that threatening on the whole. Quantrill was lit up by the Dodgers in his last turn, but was respectable until the fifth inning. The D’Backs are not the Dodgers, and beggars can’t be choosers. Quantrill fits the criteria today and I think we can give him a bit of a pass since the last turn was against Dodger Blue.

RHP Anthony DeSclafani vs. Philadelphia Phillies (37% owned)

DeSclafani’s 9.22 K/9 is buoyed by a 9.45 K/9 against righty bats. Left-handed hitters roast him with a .378 wOBA and 16 homers on the year, though (a 2.31 HR/9). Right-handed bats drop to a .253 wOBA and nine homers (1.10 HR/9). So, Bryce Harper is dangerous today. Still, DeSclafani opened as a -143 favorite and is now up to -156. The Phillies rank 22nd with a .175 ISO against right-handed pitchers, so not too scary on the whole. DeSclafani is on a roll in his last few turns and dominated the Marlins the last time out. The Phillies can boast of Corey Dickerson and Bryce Harper from the left side, but Brad Miller, Cesar Hernandez, and Adam Haseley aren’t scary. He’s the top streaming option today, in my book.

RHP Joe Ross vs. New York Mets (19% owned)

Ross was on a roll prior to a comebacker hitting his leg two starts ago, and it’s possible the leg may have affected him in his abbreviated last turn. Assuming more health today seems wise, and a pick’em (according to Vegas) against Thor is only encouraging to my thought process as Ross being a viable option today. The Mets rank 20th in ISO (.178) against right-handed pitching, and have a paltry 34.4% hard contact rate in this split—which is better than only two teams in the MLB (White Sox and Orioles). The Mets make a lot of “medium” contact, ranking 2nd in the MLB behind the White Sox. All of this seems swell for a pitcher who allows only a 32.5% hard contact rate to opposing hitters. I’ll take a shot on Ross today in my deeper leagues.

Unfortunately, Aaron Civale (55% owned) was over my self-imposed 50% threshold for streaming. I am afraid Mike Foltynewicz (currently 47% owned) will also be over the mark for tomorrow’s games. We shall see. I am nothing if not honorable...