X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Two-Start Pitcher Streamers for Fantasy Baseball - Week 7

Welcome to RotoBaller's weekly article of two-start pitcher streamers for 2020! Successfully streaming pitchers can literally be a game-changer when it comes to fantasy baseball. When it comes to daily leagues, two-start streams aren't that important, since you can stream every day. But when it comes to weekly leagues, two-start streams become exponentially more important.

With that said, what do we look for when it comes to streaming pitchers? Well, there are a lot of aspects. When looking at the actual pitcher, how have they performed lately? Have they made a pitch-mix change? Have they had a recent velocity bump? Reviewing pitchers every day on your own time will be very useful.

You also want to play matchups by looking at recent trends of the pitcher's opponent. How does their lineup perform when at home versus away? What has their wRC+ been in the last week or two? Have they been striking out a lot? Matchups are key when it comes to streaming. With all of that said, let's take a look at our picks, which we are going to rank in order with corresponding tiers. Also, note that all options below are under 30% rostered.

Featured Promo: Get your MLB Premium Pass for 50% off the regular price with any full-season pass. Exclusive access to our Draft Kit, Nick Mariano's #1 accuracy rankings, Ariel Cohen's #1 accuracy ATC projections, customized advice in the Team Sync platform, Live Draft Assistant, 15 in-season lineup tools, customized rankings and much more! Go Premium, Win More!

 

Stream With Confidence

Tyler Chatwood, CHC (24% rostered)

@PIT, vs STL

Analysis: I know his last two starts have been scary. Against the Royals, he clearly had an injury and now his last start against the Tigers was his first start back from injury. Usually, pitchers don't pitch well when coming off an injury. You should still believe his skills as his cutter and curveball both hold over a 16.0% SwStr%. His sinker isn't a strikeout pitch but it induces a lot of weak contact with a GB% north of 50%. Chatwood has the potential and his 6.06 ERA comes with a 3.34 FIP and .439 BABIP. Be patient with him. As far as matchups the Pirates have been the worst offense in the league besides the Rangers. They are bottom two in wRC+, OBP, and OPS. As for his second matchup, the Cardinals have been average at best. Figure he pitches well against the Pirates, gains his confidence back, and then is able to handle the Cardinals just fine.

Chad Kuhl, PIT (8% rostered)

vs CHC, vs CIN

Analysis: I am always cool with Kuhl. Dad joke, I know. It is hard to not love Kuhl as he sports two solid breaking balls in his slider and curveball. Both of them have a sub 40 wRC+ against and sub .100 ISO against. In other words, hitters have trouble making quality contact. What I love most about Kuhl is his pitch location. He very rarely leaves the ball over the middle of the plate thus keeping the ball in the park. All in all a lot to like here and it will be interesting to see how Kuhl finishes the season. As far as opponents the Cubs are a good offense but in the last seven days, they have gone cold and have a .228 batting average. Then you look over at the Reds and they are dead last in wRC+ in the last seven days. Both offenses are running cold and it is time to take advantage.

 

Stream With Some Risk

Mike Fiers, OAK (28% rostered)

@SEA, vs SDP

Analysis: Mike Fiers has been weirdly good the past two years beating out all of his peripherals. This year it seems to finally be catching up to him as he has a 4.86 ERA in seven starts. I tend to stay away from Fiers since he has basically no strikeout potential. But he does handle business when he should against weak offenses. The Mariners are a weak offense and he faced them on August first putting up six innings of work while allowing only two runs. This is definitely a good matchup for him, but when it comes to the Padres you might want to pray to the baseball gods.

Spencer Howard, PHI (13% rostered)

vs WSN, @NYM

Analysis: Isn't it funny how one month can change everything about a player? Coming into the season everyone was all over Howard and after three starts and a 6.17 ERA, Howard is only 13% rostered. Howard just hasn't looked good and his control has been a recurring issue. All in all, he is still a highly touted prospect and was exceptional in the minors last year. His first matchup is against the Nationals, a team that really kills left-handed pitching. The Nationals wRC+ against right-handed pitchers is 92 while against left-handed pitchers it is 132. Throwing a right-handed pitcher against this offense is a pretty decent bet this season. As for the Mets that is a scary matchup. The Mets have been hitting everyone and everything. But maybe he skates by?

 

Do Not Stream

Asher Wojciechowski, BAL (3% rostered)

@TOR, vs NYY

Analysis: Asher is a frustrating pitcher because he has a fabulous cutter that not only looks pretty but hitters can't seem to touch it. The main issue is his four-seam fastball as he leaves it over the plate too often and gets hit hard often. Asher really needs to work on bettering his command otherwise he will never reach his potential. Besides his poor performance this season his matchups don't look so hot. The Blue Jays have been hot as of late and it looks like Rowdy Tellez might be breaking out. Then if he magically survives that he still has to face the Yankees and red hot Luke Voit. Don't expect him to produce any quality starts this week.

Patrick Sandoval, LAA (2% rostered)

vs SEA, @HOU

Analysis: What are we going to do with Patrick Sandoval? His changeup hasn't been as good as last year and that is because he isn't hitting the zone enough and the command is becoming an issue. Without his best pitch, Sandoval seems to be in trouble for the rest of the season and we are certainly seeing his floor with a 6.75 ERA. The Mariners aren't the best offense but they can certainly hit home runs and with Sandoval's high 2.38 HR/9 the stars aren't aligning in his favor. Then moving on to play in Houston just creates one nightmare after another.

Kyle Hart, BOS (0% rostered)

vs ATL, @HOU

Analysis: You want no part of this. Kyle Hart has started three games and has let up 13 runs! He actually has a decent slider and changeup but the problem with a lot of young pitchers is that they try to throw strikes too often. Both of his breaking balls have a zone rate of over 50%. That is too high. Take a struggling pitcher and put him against the Braves and Astros and this becomes a recipe for disaster.

Trevor Williams, PIT (6% rostered)

@MIL, @NYM

Analysis: In Trevor Williams' first five starts he produced an impressive 3.70 ERA. We all knew that wouldn't last right? Well in his last start against the White Sox he let up EIGHT runs in six innings of work. This is the real Trevor Williams, every year he seems to have several blow-ups. Quite frankly he isn't even streamer material because a blow up like this could ruin your season. The Brewers offense has been middling but the Mets have been fantastic. This is a firm stay away, in fact, run away.

Matt Harvey, KCR (1% rostered)

vs CLE, vs CHW

Analysis: The Dark Knight! As a Mets fan, I knew this wouldn't work out well. In two starts he has an 11.12 ERA and 7.75 FIP. Having that high of a FIP is an impressive feat. No matter who is opponents are this is a roller coaster you don't want to ride.

Kolby Allard, TEX (2% rostered)

@HOU, @SEA

Analysis: After five starts Kolby Allard's 6.50 ERA comes with a 3.44 FIP and 56.4 LOB%. In other words, he seems to be unlucky. So now we have to dive in and his four-seam actually looks pretty good this year. Above-average SwStr% and only a .222 batting average against. The issue with the fastball is it gets hit hard and it looks like the pitch is getting lucky. The cutter and changeup don't look great and he throws in the zone way too much. I fully expect that FIP to come up and Allard will be nothing more than a streamer. He might be able to get by against Seattle but his mediocre repertoire really worries me.




POPULAR FANTASY TOOLS

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

REAL-TIME FANTASY NEWS

Joe Burrow45 mins ago

Expects To Be Fully Cleared In May
Russell Wilson1 hour ago

Broncos Inform Russell Wilson Of Release
Kansas City Chiefs1 hour ago

Chiefs Officially Place Franchise Tag On L'Jarius Sneed
Kelly Olynyk1 hour ago

Flops In First Game Without Scottie Barnes
Devin Booker2 hours ago

Royce O'Neale Trending Up, Starts For Devin Booker
Jalen Brunson2 hours ago

Miles McBride Gets Extreme Workload Without Jalen Brunson
Luka Doncic2 hours ago

Questionable With Ankle Soreness
Bruce Brown2 hours ago

Raptors List Bruce Brown As Out
Ricky Tiedemann2 hours ago

Faces Hitters Sunday
Jakob Poeltl2 hours ago

Out Against Pelicans
Sonny Gray3 hours ago

Exits With Hamstring Tightness Monday
Cedric Mullins3 hours ago

Exits With Hamstring Discomfort
Philadelphia Eagles3 hours ago

Jason Kelce Officially Retires
Kirk Cousins3 hours ago

Commanders An Option For Kirk Cousins?
Kendrick Bourne3 hours ago

Patriots Make Offer To Kendrick Bourne
Mike Evans3 hours ago

Buccaneers Sign Mike Evans To Two-Year Extension
Keyonte George4 hours ago

Picks Up Questionable Tag Due To Illness
Ben Simmons4 hours ago

Won't Return On Monday
Devin Booker4 hours ago

Expected To Miss 7-10 Days
Jose Quintana4 hours ago

Looks Like Opening Day Starter
Matt McLain4 hours ago

Could Make Spring Debut This Week
Jairzinho Rozenstruik5 hours ago

Returns To Win Column
Shamil Gaziev5 hours ago

Takes TKO Loss Saturday
Bekzat Almakhan5 hours ago

Suffers Unanimous-Decision Loss In UFC Debut
Matt Schnell5 hours ago

Suffers Knockout Loss At UFC Vegas 87
Tommy Edman5 hours ago

Growing Concern About Tommy Edman
David Bednar5 hours ago

Hopes To Be Back Soon
Steve Erceg5 hours ago

Scores Second-Round Knockout Win At UFC Vegas 87
Gunnar Henderson5 hours ago

Will Make Spring Debut Monday
Kirill Kaprizov7 hours ago

Scores Third Hat Trick Of Season
Ross Chastain7 hours ago

Earns Fourth Top-Five Finish In Last Five Trips To Vegas
Filip Hronek7 hours ago

Reaches 40-Assist Mark In Sunday's Win
Vladislav Namestnikov7 hours ago

Collects Two Points In Top-Six Role
Martin Truex Jr7 hours ago

. Collects His Seventh Consecutive Las Vegas Top 10 Finish
Tyler Reddick7 hours ago

Falls Short Of Vegas Victory Despite Great Run
Kevin Gausman7 hours ago

Dealing With Shoulder Fatigue
William Byron7 hours ago

Despite Car Overheating, William Byron Finishes In Top 10
Phillip Danault7 hours ago

Fires In His Second Hat Trick
Zack Wheeler7 hours ago

Signs Big Extension
Dylan Guenther8 hours ago

Notches Career-High Three Points Sunday
Leon Draisaitl8 hours ago

Picks Up Three Assists In Sunday's Win
Jusuf Nurkic8 hours ago

Posts New Franchise Record With 31 Rebounds
Cam Reddish8 hours ago

Expected To Play Monday
Anthony Davis8 hours ago

Probable For Monday's Game
Chris Livingston8 hours ago

Listed As Doubtful For Monday
MarJon Beauchamp8 hours ago

Likely Available Monday
Derrick Rose9 hours ago

Remains Absent On Monday
Ziaire Williams9 hours ago

Out On Monday
Kyle Larson9 hours ago

Dominates Again at Las Vegas
NASCAR9 hours ago

Pit Problems Ruin Bubba Wallace's Day at Las Vegas
Carson Hocevar9 hours ago

Fights Through Adversity for 15th at Las Vegas
Corey Lajoie9 hours ago

Makes Statement at Las Vegas Despite Poor Finish
Noah Gragson9 hours ago

Shines at Las Vegas, Posts Career-Best Finish
Ty Gibbs10 hours ago

Circles Back For Fifth In Vegas
Ryan Blaney10 hours ago

Settles For Third In Las Vegas
Joey Logano16 hours ago

Uninspiring Run Proves Ford Speed Deficit
Denny Hamlin16 hours ago

Recovers from Subpar Qualifying Run at Las Vegas
Jalen Brunson19 hours ago

Has a Knee Contusion
Khris Middleton20 hours ago

Officially Out Against The Clippers
Cam Thomas20 hours ago

Out Again Versus Memphis
Jordan Clarkson20 hours ago

Off The Injury Report
LeBron James20 hours ago

Considered Questionable Against Thunder
Kent Johnson24 hours ago

Ruled Out For Rest Of Season
Evgeny Kuznetsov24 hours ago

Assigned To AHL After Clearing Waivers
Derek Ryan24 hours ago

Won't Play On Sunday
Cole Perfetti1 day ago

Back In Winnipeg Lineup Versus Buffalo
Brenden Dillon1 day ago

Returns To Jets Lineup Sunday
Marcus Johansson1 day ago

Questionable For Sunday
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1 day ago

Antoine Winfield Jr. Expected To Receive Franchise Tag
Dak Prescott1 day ago

Not A Lock To Receive Extension From Cowboys?
Baker Mayfield1 day ago

Patriots Could Be In Play For Baker Mayfield
Kirk Cousins1 day ago

Not Willing To Give Vikings A Discount?
Nick Lodolo1 day ago

To See Specialist On Monday
Alex Verdugo1 day ago

Scratched With Leg Contusion
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Throws Bullpen Session
Gunnar Henderson1 day ago

Expected To Play In Spring Game Monday
Josh Jung1 day ago

Doing "Baseball Activities"
Ronald Acuña Jr.1 day ago

Braves GM “Highly Confident” Ronald Acuna Jr. Will Be Ready
Kyle Larson2 days ago

the Heavy Favorite to Win at Las Vegas
William Byron2 days ago

Super Fast Once Again at Las Vegas
Kyle Busch2 days ago

Has High DFS Upside and Great Track Record at Las Vegas
Martin Truex Jr2 days ago

. A Good DFS Pivot Pick at Las Vegas
Joey Logano2 days ago

Wins Pole at Las Vegas But Has Speed Concerns
Ross Chastain2 days ago

Starts Mid-Pack at Las Vegas But Can Contend
Ryan Blaney2 days ago

Starts 15th, Has Top-10 Potential at Las Vegas
Brad Keselowski2 days ago

Lacks Speed But Has Great Las Vegas Record
Matt McLain2 days ago

Set To Have Live At-Bats
Max Scherzer2 days ago

Could Return In June
Umar Nurmagomedov2 days ago

Overcomes Adversity At UFC Vegas 87
Muhammad Mokaev2 days ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Vegas 87
Alex Perez2 days ago

Falls Short In Return
Tyson Pedro2 days ago

Retires After UFC Vegas 87 Loss
Vitor Petrino2 days ago

Remains Undefeated
Eury Pérez2 days ago

Eury Perez Suffers Broken Nail Saturday
Justin Fields2 days ago

Raiders In Play For Justin Fields
Kirk Cousins2 days ago

Falcons Interested In Kirk Cousins
San Francisco 49ers2 days ago

Nick Sorensen To Become New 49ers Defensive Coordinator
Dallas Cowboys2 days ago

Tyron Smith Unlikely To Return To Cowboys
Jayden Daniels2 days ago

Malik Nabers Won't Measure At Combine
Darren Waller2 days ago

Still Considering Retirement
Mike Evans2 days ago

"Wants To Play With Elite Quarterback"
Wade Miley2 days ago

Has Shoulder Soreness
Ian Happ2 days ago

Dealing With Hamstring Strain
Travis Konecny2 days ago

To Remain Out On Saturday
Lukas Dostal2 days ago

Sets New Ducks Record With 52 Saves
Dylan Strome2 days ago

Collects Three Points In Friday's Win
Matias Maccelli2 days ago

Extends Scoring Streak With Three-Point Outing
Brady Tkachuk2 days ago

Makes Early Exit Friday
Mason McTavish2 days ago

Sustains Lower-Body Injury Friday
Aaron Jones3 days ago

Discussing Pay Cut With Packers
Mike Evans3 days ago

Plans To Test Out Free Agency
AJ Dillon3 days ago

Unlikely To Return To Green Bay
Mats Zuccarello3 days ago

Fined $2K For Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Timothy Liljegren3 days ago

Questionable For Saturday
Calle Jarnkrok3 days ago

A Possibility Saturday
Shamil Gaziev3 days ago

Looks To Remain Undefeated
Jairzinho Rozenstruik3 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Bekzat Almakhan3 days ago

Set For UFC Debut
Matt Schnell3 days ago

Looks To Get Back In Win Column
Steve Erceg3 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Vegas 87
Umar Nurmagomedov4 days ago

Takes On Newcomer At UFC Vegas 87
Muhammad Mokaev4 days ago

Puts Undefeated Record On The Line At UFC Vegas 87
Alex Perez4 days ago

Finally Ends Layoff At UFC Vegas 87
Tyson Pedro4 days ago

Set For 11th UFC Appearance
Vitor Petrino4 days ago

A Big Favorite At UFC Vegas 87
Doug Ghim5 days ago

Is On An Impressive Run To Start The Florida Swing
Maverick McNealy5 days ago

Is An Intriguing Play At PGA National
Lucas Glover5 days ago

Far From A Must-Play At PGA National
Erik Van Rooyen5 days ago

Can Erik Van Rooyen Keep His Consistency Going In Florida?
Adam Svensson5 days ago

Needs To Find Some Putting Form In Florida
Beau Hossler5 days ago

Looking To Keep The Good Times Rolling In Florida
Denny McCarthy5 days ago

Looking To Heat Up At PGA National
Taylor Montgomery5 days ago

Putting Together Solid Results
Christiaan Bezuidenhout5 days ago

Arrives To Florida In Stellar Form
Luke List5 days ago

On A Mission To Reverse Past Heartbreak
Matthieu Pavon5 days ago

Looking To Widen His Season-Long Lead
Shane Lowry5 days ago

Leaning On Some Positive Florida Vibes
Ryo Hisatsune5 days ago

Heads To Palm Beach Gardens For Debut
Brendon Todd5 days ago

Takes Hot Putter To PGA National
Ben Griffin5 days ago

Loves The Bermuda Grass
Chris Kirk5 days ago

Looks To Defend Title At Cognizant Classic
PGA5 days ago

Alex Noren A Player To Watch At PGA National
Stephan Jaeger5 days ago

Closing In On First Tour Victory
Thorbjorn Olesen5 days ago

A Contender At PGA National
Ryan Fox5 days ago

In For A Tough Week At PGA National
Thomas Detry5 days ago

Trying To Shake Off Rough Event In Mexico
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF

MORE RECENT ARTICLES

 
Jacob Cowing - CFB DFS Lineup Picks, Daily Fantasy College Football, NFL Draft Rookie - icon rotoballer

Mid-To-Late Round Receivers Fantasy Football Managers Should Know - Part I

We know about Marvin Harrison Jr., Rome Odunze, and Malik Nabers. There isn’t any question about who those top three receivers are. Even guys like BrIan Thomas Jr., Troy Franklin, Keon Coleman, and Adonai Mitchell fantasy football managers know all about. Their accomplishments and statistics are all well-documented. The ever-increasing popularity of the NFL Draft... Read More


Top Running Back Performers - 2024 NFL Combine

The 2024 NFL Combine has come to a close, as many draft-hopeful prospects cemented their draft stock over the weekend headlined by a record-breaking 40-yard dash from Xavier Worthy. Heading into the event, the running back position had very little separation between top prospects. In a year where there is no “transcendent talent” or projected... Read More


Biggest Winners Of The 2024 NFL Combine: NFL Draft Prospect Analysis

As the 2024 NFL Draft edges closer, talents are stepping into the limelight at the Scouting Combine and attempting to seize their moment in front of the draft's key decision-makers. This annual event isn't just a showcase; it's a golden ticket for hopefuls to climb the draft order, provided they excel in their specific skill... Read More


DeVon Achane - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL DFS Picks, Injury News

Next Gen Stats Review: 2023 Running Backs

Many know Next Gen Stats for the fastest ball carriers in the NFL, which tracks a player's top speed in miles per hour (mph) on a given play. DK Metcalf had a 73-yard touchdown score that registered 22.23 mph, with Chase Brown (22.05) and Tyreek Hill (22.01) making a reception as the only three players... Read More


Breakdown Of Dynasty Fantasy Football Leagues

Dynasty fantasy football leagues have been around for years, but with each new NFL season comes more people joining these types of leagues. If you are a redraft fan who doesn’t want the fantasy season to end, dynasty might be right up your alley.  The Senior Bowl has happened, NFL Draft excitement is ramping up,... Read More


Marvin Harrison Jr. - Fantasy Football Rankings, College FB, WR, NFL Draft Sleepers

Early 2024 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Pre-NFL Draft

Hey, RotoBallers! With Super Bowl LVIII in the books, the 2024 NFL offseason has officially begun. It's never too early to start preparing for fantasy football, and here at RotoBaller, it's always fantasy football season here at HQ. We are already looking ahead to the 2024 season, and that starts with the NFL Draft and... Read More


Ja'Marr Chase - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS and Betting Picks

Top Fantasy Football Rebound Candidates For 2024 Including Patrick Mahomes, Josh Jacobs, and Drake London

We may be in the heat of basketball season, but we're discussing a different kind of rebound today. Some of the most talented athletes in the world have suboptimal seasons but there's often a bounceback year in the near future. The talent isn't waning, the circumstances surrounding them have been altered. Below we dive into... Read More


Jayden Reed - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Early 2024 Wide Receiver Sleepers And Draft Targets For Fantasy Football

There should be a lot of changes atop the wide receiver group in fantasy football next year. Players like Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams, and Cooper Kupp will all fall in drafts, while Puka Nacua will fly up drafts boards in 2024. Nacua will go from undrafted in 2023 to a likely top-20 pick this upcoming... Read More


Dan Campbell - NFL Head Coach, NFC, Detroit Lions

FFPC Dynasty Fantasy Football Orphan Teams: An Authentic Challenge

At its very core, the game of fantasy football is intended to deliver a unique experience in which you are an NFL owner, general manager, and head coach, all in one role. Seasonal fantasy football replicates the responsibilities in fun, user-friendly packaging, but fantasy football dynasty leagues appeal even more to a savvy fantasy player... Read More


2024 Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft: Fantasy Football Studs, Sleepers, and Values

Football never sleeps at RotoBaller! With the Scouting Combine underway and the NFL Draft season heating up, the countdown is on for 2024 fantasy football. We're taking a first look at how things might shape up in Dynasty fantasy drafts with our first Rookie Mock Draft of 2024. RotoBaller analysts Brandon Murchison and LaQuan Jones... Read More


Dak Prescott - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Biggest Quarterback Surprises - Fantasy Football Year In Review

The 2023 fantasy football season is in the rearview mirror. While the upcoming fantasy season is still months away, it’s never too early to start preparing. One of the more critical things fantasy players can do to prepare is look back at the previous season and look at trends and surprises. Let’s look at the... Read More


Tyjae Spears - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Early 2024 Running Back Sleepers And Draft Targets For Fantasy Football

Running backs have always dominated the first round of fantasy drafts, but that has changed in recent years. Taking a wide receiver in the first round has become a more likely strategy by fantasy managers. In 2024 drafts, more wideouts should be going in the first round than running backs. However, that doesn't mean running... Read More


Latest Updates on Injured NFL Quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins, Anthony Richardson, Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, and Daniel Jones

The 2024 offseason is still in the early stages, but it's time to check on six franchise quarterbacks who suffered major injuries during the 2023 campaign. A franchise missing its quarterback to begin a season can mightily derail its chances to win, creating a massive hole to climb out of. We have the latest injury... Read More