With just over a week left, here are the pitchers who could lead your roto or head-to-head team to a fantasy championship. I’ll be organizing the names copiously, the briefs, and the groups to help you with every step on the final leg of our six month journey.
And for what’s worth it, I like the streaming options this weekend Much better than last week.
Eric Lauer (61 percent in the roster): Having scored an ERA of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season, Lauer should be in most leagues be in the squad. Smart managers will take advantage of the left-handed’s low squad rate by streaming him tomorrow for a matchup against a Mets line-up that ranks 25th this year at OPS against southpaws.
Jon Lester (16 percent): Lester has found new life with the Cardinals, who are without a doubt the hottest team in baseball right now. The veteran left-hander is well placed to keep things going tomorrow when he takes on a revamped Cubs roster in a cheap matchup against Keegan Thompson that will likely only throw a couple of innings before giving way to the bullpen. p> Jose Suarez (23 percent): Suarez had intermittent problems with his command after running at least two clubs in five of his last six starts. But the southpaw also limits long balls and has a solid 3.67 ERA. He’ll be working at home tonight against a Mariners lineup that is in the bottom 5 teams in OPS vs. Lefties.
Logan Gilbert (44 percent): Gilbert faces Suarez tonight and may be an even better streamer -Candidate. The rookie has a nondescript 4.74 ERA, but a closer look at his stats reveals a 3.60 FIP, a 1.17 WHIP, and a terrific 120:23 K: BB ratio. Facing an Angels lineup that ranks 29th in the second half of the OPS in baseball, Gilbert is in a great position to succeed.
Tyler Anderson, 20 percent: The addition of the DH didn’t add anything to the stage of Anderson, who has seen improved odds (3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) since joining the American League at close of trading. Managers who want to target the Angels’ injury-ridden lineup with streaming options can go with Gilbert tonight before swapping him for Anderson tomorrow.
Tony Gonsolin (48 percent): Gonsolin has had one since his return Long IL stint made three appearances and published two successful statistics lines on September 9, but allowed three runs over 2.1 innings the last time. The right-hander has excellent profit potential tonight as he leads the formidable Dodgers into a one-sided matchup with the low D-backs. In general, it’s hard to find September streamers who can keep up with Gonsolin’s 2.71 ERA career.
Alex Cobb (25 percent): Cobb was effective all season when he was healthy (3.46 ERA, 1.23 WHIP) and since returning from the IL on September 16, he has only allowed one run of 10.2 innings. It should be streamed in most leagues for a matchup next Thursday against a Rangers line-up that is arguably the worst in baseball right now.
Eliezer Hernandez (42 percent): I loved Hernandez at the beginning of the season, but I did must admit injuries ruined his campaign and he hasn’t shown his best form (4.72 ERA, 1.49 WHIP) since returning from a long IL stint in August 15. Still, I’d give Hernandez one more try next Wednesday for a manageable matchup against the Mets.
Tyler Anderson (20 percent): See the previous paragraph about Anderson getting an identical matchup against the Angels (this time at home) next week.
Alex Wood ( 63 percent): Wood returned from a stint at COVID-IL when he threw three goalless innings against the Braves on September 18. The left-hander cannot be used tonight at Coors Field, but he is an excellent streaming candidate as he leads the division-leading Giants to a matchup against the D-Backs in their pitcher-friendly home park.
Drew Steckenrider ( 25 percent): Steckenrider has assumed the leading role in the effective bullpen committee of the Mariners and used all four rescue opportunities he had received in his last six missions. The right-hander lacks closer strikeout skills, but has been very effective this season (2.17 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) and should have been on the roster in most Roto leagues for the last 10 days.
Chris Stratton (30 Percent): Stratton collected four saves in September in the absence of David Bednar, who is standing on the IL with an oblique injury. Bednar is throwing bullpen sessions and could get a game or two in the past week. But Stratton is the pirate rescuer you’ve been wanting to have on your list for the last few days.
Joe Barlow, 27 percent: After racking up a strikeout in seven appearances, Barlow discovered his swing and -Miss abilities in his recent missions again. The rookie has the narrower role of the Rangers firmly under control and was very effective in his debut season (1.75 ERA, 0.86 WHIP). He’ll get any remaining Texas save opportunity.
Mychal Givens (30 percent): The Reds haven’t agreed on a full-time deal all season, and that situation is unlikely to change in the days ahead. But Givens is the closest thing to a stopper at the moment, having racked up four saves in his last seven games. The reliever has seven goalless games in a row and will likely get more chances on a team that has no room for error in the wild card race.
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