Morning Read: Merrill Kelly pulls it off! We have been rolling so far this month streaming wise and I think I figured out why (hopefully this doesn't jinx me). I decided to look back and run through all of the streamer results for this season so far. I found that if you put more pull into a pitchers K-BB% and SwStr% as well as the opponents SwStr% and K% then you would have had more success. I, of course, tracked it last month but I typically put more weight into opponent wRC+ and that just didn't provide great results. So moving forward and so far this month I have of course looked at everything but have been putting more weight on the strikeout metrics.
Today's Streamer: Drew Smyly helped us out last week so let's see if he can help us this week! He gets a juicy matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a team that has the lowest wRC+ in the past week. Smyly hasn't given up more than three runs in his last six starts and in those starts he holds a 2.32 ERA, 3.32 FIP, and 20.9 K%. A hot hand with a good matchup, I'll take it.
Shallow League Option: Drew Smyly.
Deep League Option: There are no good options so we will take a shot with Wil Crowe. Hey Wil, throw your breaking balls more! Stop it with the fastball!
Looking For Strikeouts: Drew Smyly and Domingo German.
Looking For Quality Starts: Drew Smyly.
Looking For Wins: Drew Smyly and Michael Wacha.
Looking For Ratios: Drew Smyly.
Tomorrow's Streamers: Jordan Montgomery, JT Brubaker, and J.A. Happ (RUN).
The Day After: TBD
*Waiting on FG update so I can update the chart*
Link to full chart: Here
Explanation of chart: Here
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