04 Jun Fantasy Baseball: Week 10 Streaming Options
By: Mike Stromme
Turns out it’s not Always Sunny in Philadelphia after all…
Here are your Week 10 Starting Pitcher streaming options for Week 10.
Jaime Garcia, Atlanta Braves:
This Cardinal-turned-Brave has quietly flown under the radar lately. Jamie Garcia has thrown quality starts in six of his last eight starts. In his last 21.2 IP, he’s allowed just 1 ER and struck out 15 while only walking 5 over that span.
In his next start, he gets division rival Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have a league-worst wOBA vs RHP (0.267) over the last two weeks, they’ve also struck-out 26.6% of the time vs righties over that same span (24th in MLB).
In his last start vs the Phillies, Garcia went 6 innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 1 and struck out 6. The way the Phillies have been hitting, I’d expect more of the same on Tuesday.
He’s just 16.5% owned on ESPN, but that number has risen 9.1% over the last little bit. The secret is getting out on Garcia, better move quick.
Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta Braves:
Foltynewicz has always had major upside since he burst onto the scene for the Braves in 2015 and that hasn’t really changed in 2017. While Folty has been a bit inconsistent since he came up, he’s always had that blazing fastball. The pitch has an average velocity of 94.7 MPH and maxes out at 98.4 MPH according to Fangraphs.com. The website still grades the pitch at 70/80 on the 80-20 scale (80 the highest, 20 the lowest).
In his last start, Foltynewicz struck out 10 Cincinnati Reds over 7 IP. He also managed to keep the Reds off the bases,
allowing just 2 walks and 2 hits, no ER were allowed. On Wednesday, he follows his teammate Jaime Garcia and will pitch the third and final game of the three-game set against the Phillies. In case you forgot, the Phillies can’t hit RHP lately. Foltynewicz should have his way with the Phillies on Wednesday, just as he did on April 23 when he allowed 4 hits, struck out 10 while giving up 1 ER and walking 2.
This guy’s in a great spot, has major strikeout upside and is just 12.9% owned on ESPN.com. You can’t go wrong here.
Francisco Liriano, Toronto Blue Jays:
2017 hasn’t been Liriano’s year so far. Early on in the year, he was walking guys, allowing hits and giving-up dingers. He then landed himself on the DL with shoulder soreness, costing him most of the month of May. Not a good look, but one thing was constant with Liriano, strikeouts. Despite all the negativity surrounding Liriano, he’s maintained a modest 9.45 K/9 in 2017.
Liriano came off the DL on Friday night to start against the Yankees. He went 5 IP, allowed 4 hits, 2 ER, walked 2 and struck out 5 over 81 pitches. Overall, he looked sharp for a guy coming off the DL.
Like I mentioned above, the one constant for Liriano this season has been his ability to strike guys out. On Wednesday, he’ll make his second start back from the DL in Oakland against the A’s in their cavernous ballpark. It’s a 12:35 PST start, so the “Marine Layer” will not be in affect. However, the A’s have a 31.4 K% vs LHP over the last two weeks; 25.9 K% for the season (27th in MLB).
If you’re looking for a boost in K’s this week, Liriano would make a great addition to your team at just 9.3% ownership on ESPN. Him and Foltynewicz will give your squad a major boost in that category. Hell, why not draft up a Draftkings lineup or two with the pair? I know I will.