With a series at Coors Field and the Brewers hosting the A’s, there are plenty of fantastic streaming targets on the batting side this weekend. And those in the daily deal leagues would be well advised to grab Jesus Sanchez And Tommy Pham SATURDAY.
On the launcher side, there are no surefire streaming stars but very few to separate several solid options.
Brewers against A
The Brewers will in turn face an A-staff with a 6.57 ERA, and they should also benefit from playing the series at their hitter-friendly home park. Milwaukee’s top streamers are Rowdy Tellez (70% registered), Brian Anderson (27%) and Joey Wimer (5%). Those in the deep leagues may consider Andruw Monastery (1%).
Padres @ Rockies
Finding the teams playing at the offensive Coors Field is usually a good recipe for success. Both teams start two left-handers in this streak, making the best streaming contenders Randal Grichuk (10%) and Ezequiel Tovar (28%) from the Rockies and Ha Seong Kim (32%) and Gary Sanchez (8%) of the Padres.
Braves versus Nationals
Atlanta is in prime position to score plenty of runs against Washington’s three flimsy starters and a bullpen with a 4.89 ERA. Marcell Ozuna (31%) and Orlando Arcia (42%) are solid streaming options, while Eddie Rosario (17%) is a great target against right-handed starters Saturday and Sunday.
Orioles vs. Royals
Baltimore’s productive roster should continue to excel against a trio of unimpressive Kansas City starters and a bullpen that ranks 29th in the ERA. Adam Frazier (22%) and Austin Hays (51%) are the best streaming targets for this series.
Matches to avoid
Blue Jays vs. Twins
Although the Blue Jays generally like to play at home, they might struggle to score against a talented Twins starting line. Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan And Louis Varland. Besides the stars of Toronto (Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer), and eligible to the receiver Daulton Varshothe other options belong to the bench in the shallow leagues.
Rangers @ Rays
The old baseball saying “a good pitch is better than a good hit” will be put to the test when the high-scoring Rangers meet the Rays’ stingy staff. There are six Rangers (Corey Seager, Adolis Garcia, Marcus Semien, Jonah Heim, Josh Jung And Nathaniel Lowe) who have been so good that they must remain active in all leagues. But anyone can be benched.
Astros @ Guardians
Houston could be blocked by three talented starters from Cleveland (Logan Allen, Triston McKenzie And Shane Biber) and a relief corps with a 3.13 ERA. Apart Kyle Tucker Jose Altuve And Yordan Alvarezthe remaining Astros are on the bench in 10-team leagues. Alex Bregman And Jeremy Pena can remain active in 12-team formats.
Those hoping to land a few more steals this week should target speedsters in these contests.
Tommy Pham vs. Rich Hill (Saturday): Pham should find his place in the lineup against a left-handed starter, and he has the speed to hit a base against Hill, who is one of 13 pitchers to allow at least 11 interceptions this year.
Alex Call vs. Jared Shuster (Friday): Call ranks second among active Nats in interceptions, making him a prime candidate to steal a sack against Shuster, who allowed eight stolen bases in 30.2 innings pitched. Also, the right-hander has traditionally done its best job against southpaws such as Shuster.
Looking to add a lap or two to your total this week? Consider streaming one of these players.
Carlos Correa vs. Yusei Kikuchi (Friday): Correa has performed poorly this year (.660 OPS), which led to him being benched in many leagues. But the right-handed hitter can get another fantastic chance on Friday when he takes on southpaw Kikuchi, who sits second in the Majors for homers allowed.
Jesús Sánchez vs. Michael Kopech (Saturday): Right-hander Kopech ranks third in the Majors with 15 long balls allowed, and Sánchez (5% of the roster) has had virtually all of his career hits against right-handers. Sánchez is also on a roll, having hit three homers in seven games this month.
In order, here are the top streamers from Friday to Sunday, with their start date and Yahoo listing rate in parentheses.
Adrian Houser vs. OAK (Friday the 7th)
Braxton Garrett @ CWS (Sunday 27)
Taj Bradley vs. TEX (Friday 62)
Kyle Gibson vs. KC (Sunday 50)
Logan Allen vs. HOU (Friday the 48th)
AJ Smith-Shawver vs. WSH (Saturday 37)
Andrew Abbott @ STL (Saturday, 46)
Julio Teherán vs OAK (Saturday 18)
Louis Varland @ TOR (Sunday 29)
Griffin Canning vs. SEA (Sunday the 12th)
Brayan Bello @ NYY (Sunday 27)
Tylor Megill @ PIT (Friday the 18th)
Andrew Heaney @ TB (Friday 66)
Brandon Bielak @ CLE (Sunday, 12)
Tommy Henry vs. DET (Sunday the 17th)
Domingo German vs BOS (Sunday 50)
Carlos Carrasco @ PIT (Sunday 19)
Clarke Schmidt vs. BOS (Sunday 22)
Tanner Houck @ NYY (Saturday, 13)
JP France @ CLE (Saturday 27)
Luis Ortiz vs. NYM (Friday the 4th)
Jared Shuster vs. WSH (Friday the 13th)
Hayden Wesneski @ SF (Sunday the 13th)