There are few things more controversial in fantasy baseball than streaming pitchers. Streaming is when an owner adds and drops starting pitchers to maximize the starts during the matchup. A good/lucky streamer is able to rack up the pitching stats and win categories like Ks and Ws and stay competitive in ERA and WHIP. A bad/unlucky streamer will skyrocket their ERA and WHIP and gain too few Ks or Ws to make it worth the add/drops…
To Stream, or Not To Stream? That is the Question.
In H2H leagues I find in a must. In daily Roto leagues if you do not stream you can at least block others from streaming by pick up the best 2 start SP for the week off waivers. In leagues with unlimited innings pitched it is a necessity. In inning limits leagues under 1500, use at your own decision.
If you choose to partake in this strategy, and I recommend you do at least with 1 pitcher every week here are my choices. These pitchers every Sunday will be owned in less than 50% of leagues and can be easily added.
Henderson Alvarez TOR 15% Owned (BOS vs. Doubront, BAL vs. Matusz)
Luis Mendoza KC 3% Owned (@OAK vs. Milone, CLE vs. J Tomlin)
Jake Westbrook STL 2% Owned (CIN vs. Leake, CHC vs. Volstad)
Mike Leake CIN 17% Owned (@STL vs. Westbrook, @WAS vs. Jackson)
Felix Doubront BOS 3% Owned (@TOR vs. Alvarez, TB vs. Hellickson)
Chris Narveson MIL 1% Owned (@CHC vs. Maholm, @ATL vs. Beachy)
Ross Detwiler WAS 1% Owned (@NYM vs. Gee, @CIN vs. Bailey)
Hector Noesi SEA 1% Owned (@TEX vs. Darvish, OAK vs. Milone)
Chris Volstad CHC 1% Owned (MIL vs. Marcum, @STL vs. Westbrook)
On another hand I hope you picked up Hector Santiago RP CWS. It looks like he will be the Closer for the time being. I picked him up in 5 of 6 leagues on Friday after Ventura used Reed in the 7th and Thornton in the 8th. Then again last night, Reed in the 7th and Thornton in the 8th. Crain may still be I the mix but Santiago and his screwball looked very strong.