It’s playoff time in Fantasy Baseball and the Week 22 Pitching Planner is here to help you make your season-defining decisions with your pitching staff!
Some Fantasy Baseball leagues start their playoffs on Monday, while others might not be for a week or so. The fact of the matter is the playoffs are starting for everyone either way. Whether you are struggling to get into the bracket, fighting for seeding, or completely out of it, Week 22 is where the rubber meets the road.
This is also the point where full-on dynasty leagues differ greatly from redraft or just keeper leagues. There is no more stashing guys if you aren’t keeping them for next year. If a starting pitcher is not performing, then kick him to the curb.
This, to me, is the best possible time to stream starting pitchers. Find the best matchups, because there might not be a tomorrow to hold onto the better talent.
So with the Week 22 pitching planner, see what your team needs. As we head into the Week 22 pitching planner, my streaming suggestions are a solid 106-27-2.
For the Week 22 pitching planner, I am using ownership percentages from ESPN. The information in this Week 22 pitching planner is up to date as of September 1st.
Week 22 Pitching Planner
Take note for those that have lineup decisions in weekly leagues.
Zack Godley, ARI: vs. SD, vs. ATL
Sean Newcomb and Mike Foltynewicz, ATL: vs. BOS, at ARI
Yefry Ramirez, BAL: at SEA, at TB
David Price, BOS: at ATL, vs. HOU
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Cole Hamels and Mike Montgomery, CHC: at MIL, at WAS
Cole Hamels has been straight *fire Emoji* since joining the Cubs. The Rangers’ pitching really is cursed.
Reynaldo Lopez, CWS: vs. DET, vs. LAA
Matt Harvey and Cody Reed, CIN: at PIT, vs. SD
Adam Plutko and Mike Clevinger, CLE: vs. KC, at TOR
Tyler Anderson, COL: vs. SF, vs. LAD
Michael Fulmer, DET: at CWS, vs. STL
Dallas Keuchel, HOU: vs. MIN, at BOS
Jake Junis, KC: at CLE, at MIN
Alex Wood, LAD: vs. NYM, at COL
Julio Urena, MIA: vs. PHI, at PIT
Zach Davies, MIL: vs. CHC, vs. SF
Jacob deGrom, NYM: at LAD, vs. PHI
CC Sabathia, NYY: at OAK, at SEA
Trevor Cahill, OAK: vs. NYY, vs. TEX
Vince Velasquez, PHI: at MIA, at NYM
At 31% ownership, Velasquez is a great 2-start streamer for the Week 22 pitching planner.
Trevor Williams, PIT: vs. CIN, vs. MIA
Joey Lucchesi, SD: at ARI, at CIN
Madison Bumgarner, SF: at COL, at MIL
Erasmo Ramirez, SEA: vs. BAL, vs. NYY
Jack Flaherty, STL: at WAS, at DET
Ariel Jurado, TEX: vs. LAA, at OAK
Ryan Borucki, TOR: vs. TB, vs. CLE
Gio Gonzalez, WAS: vs. STL, vs. CHC
I’ve been riding Gio in a couple leagues and I need him to come through big in a couple of tough matchups.
These are mostly must-start pitchers anyway, but take note for daily players.
Robbie Ray, ARI vs. SD
Dylan Bundy, BAL at TB
Corey Kluber, CLE vs. KC
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Justin Verlander, HOU vs. MIN
Alex Wood and Rich Hill, LAD vs. NYM
Jake Arrieta, PHI at MIA
Chris Archer, PIT vs. MIA
I’m still rolling strong against Miami.
In year-long leagues, you probably aren’t sitting these guys, but stay away in daily formats.
Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin, ARI vs. ATL
David Price and Rick Porcello, BOS at ATL
Luis Severino, NYY at OAK
James Paxton, SEA vs. NYY
Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, WAS vs. CHC
These are the guys to pick up and insert in your lineup for a good matchup this week.
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Luis Castillo, CIN vs. SD (37% ownership)
I know, Castillo was not great early on for those that drafted him. He’s been better though with less than three runs allowed in 9 of his last 12 starts, especially against the worse teams.
Antonio Senzatela, COL vs. SF (2% ownership)
Since becoming a full-time starter, Senzatela has given up 2 runs or less in five of his eight starts. Available in basically every league, I love him this week against the Giants.
Michael Fulmer, Francisco Liriano and Jordan Zimmerman, DET at CWS (32, 13 and 3% ownership)
The White Sox took it to the Tigers last week, and I think Detroit fights back this week. I like all three starters as streamers.
Nick Pivetta, PHI at MIA (35% ownership)
Pivetta has given up two runs or less in four of his last six starts, and is averaging well over a strikeout per inning for the last couple of months.
Mike Leake, SEA vs. BAL (30% ownership)
Leake had had six straight quality starts until getting roughed up by Arizona and Oakland the last couple of outings. I like the wily veteran to bounce back as Seattle still has slim playoff hopes.
Aaron Sanchez, TOR vs (16% ownership)
Sanchez has not been great, but somehow his team has won six of his last seven starts. Give me a guy that has a good probability for a win and strikes a bunch of people out.
That’s it for the Week 22 pitching planner! May The Force be with you as you enter your Fantasy Baseball playoffs and check out some of our Fantasy Football content!
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