Last week my streaming suggestions had the best week yet. For the Week 10 pitching planner I hope to continue the success in showing the value in streaming starting pitchers.
Of the six streaming options for last week, the worst outing was Daniel Gossett’s three runs in five innings. Every other option gave you at least a quality start, most with just a single run allowed. Clay Buchholz was probably the strongest with just one run in seven innings with nine strikeouts.
There are still a few guys that have yet to pitch this weekend as of this writing. They include Brent Suter, Matt Koch and Trevor Cahill, so we will see if the perfect week can end that way as well.
This type of week reaffirms my affinity for streaming starting pitchers in league setups that allow it. After my 6-0 week, I am now 22-8-1 on streaming starting pitcher suggestions. Of the losses, only a couple would have been truly detrimental to your scoring that week.
So utilize the streaming strategy. There just are not quality starters to really fill out a 10-team or more league.
For the Week 10 pitching planner, I am using ownership percentages from ESPN and the information is up to date as of June 2nd.
Week 10 Pitching Planner
Zack Godley, ARI: at SF, at COL
Julio Teheran, ATL: at SD, at LAD
Dylan Bundy, BAL: at NYM, at TOR
Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS: vs. DET, vs. CWS
A couple of really good matchups for Rodriguez this week.
Kyle Hendricks, CHC: vs. PHI, vs. PIT
Lucas Giolito, CWS: at MIN, at BOS
Giolito is one of my streaming options this week against Minnesota at just 6.8% ownership, but then he will be immediately droppable before starting against the Red Sox.
Sal Romano, CIN: vs. COL, vs. STL
Corey Kluber, CLE: vs. MIL, at DET
Kyle Freeland, COL: at CIN, vs. ARI
Freeland is still only owned in about 39% of leagues, so he qualifies as a streaming option for both games.
Mike Fiers, DET: vs. NYY, vs. CLE
With a doubleheader on Monday against the Yankees, the Detroit pitching rotation is uncertain at this moment. It does look like Fiers will get two starts though.
Dallas Keuchel, HOU: vs. SEA, at TEX
Danny Duffy and Brad Keller, KC: at LAA, at OAK
Ross Stripling, LAD: at PIT, vs. ATL
With Clayton Kershaw going back on the DL, the Dodgers are scrambling a bit but it does look like Stripling will get two-starts this week.
Julio Urena, MIA: at STL, vs. SD
Fernando Romero, MIN: vs. CWS, vs. LAA
Luis Severino, NYY: at DET, at NYM
Yankees Most K in Calendar Month Last 50 Seasons:
Ron Guidry – 64 (June ’78)
David Cone – 56 (June ’97)
Luis Severino – 50 (May ’18)
CC Sabathia – 50 (July ’11)
Randy Johnson – 50 (July ’05)
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) May 31, 2018
Sean Manaea, OAK: at TEX, vs. KC
Zach Eflin, PHI: at CHC, vs. MIL
Joe Musgrove, PIT: vs. LAD, at CHC
Clayton Richard, SD: vs. ATL, at MIA
James Paxton, SEA: at HOU, at TB
Nathan Eovaldi, TB: at WAS, vs. SEA
Matt Moore, TEX: vs. OAK, vs. HOU
Marco Estrada, TOR: vs. NYY, vs. BAL
Patrick Corbin, ARI at SF
Sean Newcomb and Mike Foltynewicz, ATL at SD
David Price and Rick Porcello, BOS vs. CWS
Jose Berrios, MIN vs. CWS
Tyson Ross, SD at MIA
Madison Bumgarner, SF vs. ARI
Max Scherzer, WAS vs. TB
Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, WAS vs. SF
James Shields, CWS at BOS
Michael Fulmer, DET vs. CLE
Alex Wood, LAD vs. ATL
Zach Wheeler and Steven Matz, NYM vs. NYY
Sonny Gray, NYY at TOR
Cole Hamels, TEX vs. HOU
Dan Straily, MIA vs. SD (8.2% ownership)
Straily does not really strike many batters out, hence the low ownership for a guy with a 3.69 ERA (just 23 strikeouts on the season). With that said, he has average five K’s per start over the last four and now gets a great matchup against the Padres. He is my favorite streaming option in the Week 10 pitching planner.
Jake Odorizzi and Fernando Romero MIN vs. CWS (40.2% and 35.4% ownership)
Odorizzi had his string of six straight starts giving up three runs or less ended against Cleveland last week, but I think he gets a good bounce back against the third-worst scoring team in the league. Romero had only given up six runs over his first five starts before getting knocked around for eight scores in just 1.2 innings. I think he bounces back as well.
Jason Vargas, NYM vs. BAL (1.2% ownership)
Vargas shut down the hot-swinging Braves last week and now gets the second-lowest scoring team in the majors.
Eric Lauer, CIN at MIA (0.8% ownership)
I know, the Marlins just scored five runs off of Lauer last week. But I don’t care. That offense is so putrid I want as many shares against them as possible.
Derek Holland, SF vs. ARI (1.3% ownership)
The Dutch Oven has started eleven times this season and has yet to give up more than four earned runs in a start. He also has just two starts where he has given up less than three scores. Luckily, he gets the Diamondbacks, who sport the lowest team batting average in the league.
That’s it for the Week 10 pitching planner! Be sure to check out the Rookie Report!
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