Streaming Wars: Waiver Wire Targets for September 27

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Welcome to Streaming Wars, your one-stop shop for streaming the waiver wire. Use this column to improve upon your neediest categories in this, the final week of the season.

Below are your pitcher and hitter streaming targets for Wednesday, September 27.

Let's get to it.

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  1. Fish and Flips
  2. Today's Weather and Updates
  3. Tomorrow's Picks


1. Fish and Flips

Don't you wish you could have snagged Mike Trout off waivers? He popped his 30th home run of the season last night. It feels like a pitiful total for baseball's best player - at least in the current run environment. Don't worry, his 181 wRC+ is tops in baseball by 12 points.

Oh, I promised flips too, (sort of) courtesy of our old friend Rhys Hoskins. Shades of Bartolo.


2. Today's Weather and Updates

Yesterday's forecast of rain in Kansas City has been downgraded. It looks like the league will be dry this evening. Make sure you take a peek at Coors Field before contests lock. We should be good for tomorrow too.


3. Tomorrow's Picks - Wednesday, September 27

Pitchers to Use

The good news is that there are a LOT of pitchers you can stream. The bad news is that very few of them figure to be game changing assets. All of the names listed below fits some sort of high volume, low ceiling profile. The exceptions are Marco Estrada, Danny Salazar, Sean Newcomb, and Garrett Richards. You can try Salazar and Richards for strikeouts. Just be prepared for fewer than five innings. If you need a win, try Estrada or Newcomb. Estrada is you best bet for production in all four categories. He's visiting the Red Sox. Newcomb is risky because he's effectively wild. Some days, he's just wild. He'll face the Mets.

Other Targets: Erasmo Ramirez, Kendall Graveman, Mark Leiter, Chad Kuhl, Gabriel Ynoa, Reynaldo Lopez, Brandon Woodruff, Jason Hammel, Clayton Richard


Pitchers to Exploit

Adam Conley is the latest almost usable hurler to have his start ruined by Coors Field. Prior to a seven-run, 1.2 inning drubbing at the hands of the Diamondbacks, Conley had been on a rather successful run. Alas, he's likely to finish the season with two terrible outings.

Other Targets: Nick Martinez, Matt Andriese, Adalberto Mejia, Robert Gsellman, Homer Bailey, Jordan Zimmermann


Homers on the Wire

Although Reynaldo Lopez has kept a lid on the home runs thus far (1.30 HR/9), he has the traits of a seriously homer prone pitcher. He struggles to induce strikeouts while striving to also limit walks. The result is a lot of balls in play. And as a fly ball pitcher, it only takes one bad game at Guaranteed Rate Park to catch a case of homeritis. Look for Angels like Albert Pujols, Brandon Phillips, Luis Valbuena, and C.J. Cron. Phillips may even steal a base for you.

Other Targets: Jose Pirela, Hunter Renfroe, Enrique Hernandez, Keon Broxton, Hernan Perez, Scott Schebler, Yoan Moncada, Brandon Phillips, Luis Valbuena, C.J. Cron, Ozzie Albies, Austin Jackson, Nick Williams, Aaron Altherr, Lucas Duda, Logan Morrison, Corey Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, Jose Martinez, Jed Lowrie, Matt Joyce, Matt Chapman, Mark Canha, Marcus Semien,


Steals on the Wire

The top stolen base options are kind of gross. Tim Anderson is opposed by a stingy Angels team. They don't allow many steals. Anderson has been running with frequency. He may not care about the matchup. Reyes has the better pairing versus Newcomb and whoever the Braves use as their catcher. Both Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki skew towards stolen base prone. Newcomb is a wild pitcher, a trait Reyes is likely to exploit.

Other Targets: *cough


Skill Positions


Hang on to Austin Barnes for a matchup against Richard tomorrow (not to be confused with Richards). Barnes is a good source of five category production from the catcher position - a rare blend of talents indeed. Also look for Yan Gomes.


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