TWO-START PITCHERS: WEEK 4 (4/22 – 4/28)

Matt Bishop | April 22nd, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK (17% Owned CBS, 4% Yahoo, 2% ESPN)

Spencer Turnbull, SP DET (4/23 @ BOS, 4/28 @ CHW)

0-2, 3.43 1.29 WHIP 10.29 K/9 in 21.0 IP

Currently pitching to a 3.43 ERA and a 10.29 K/9, Spencer Turnbull has been able to minimize hard contact (34.5%) and pitch to his peripherals (3.19 FIP 3.85 xFIP). He is currently touting an 11.2% swinging strike rate, which is slightly above league average, but finished with 15 and 10 swinging strikes in two of his April starts against the Royals and Indians.

Turnball throws a fastball (64.9%), slider* (19.7%), curveball (14.0%) and has sprinkled in a changeup on occasion (1.4%). His slider has been known to flash plus at times and is yielding a 2.9 pVAL with a 19.4% swinging strike rate, 40% o-swing, 37.5% zone rate ($$$). The slider is also carrying a 40% whiff rate, which is Top 25 in the MLB and hasn’t yielded a single hit all season (.000). Wins may be tough for Turnball to come by this week, but if you are desperate at the position, Spencer Turnball offers 2 starts and a high floor.

*Fangraphs categorizes this pitch as a slider, but Statcast classifies it as a cutter. I’m going with Fangraphs because of track record.

WEEK 3 STREAMER RESULTS:

Trevor Richards, SP MIA:

GAME 1: 4.2 IP 4 H 4 BB 5 ER 3 K (LOSS)

GAME 2: 6.1 IP 6 H 0 BB 3 ER 7 K (LOSS, QUALITY START)

6 TOTAL POINTS

MUST START

Carlos Carrasco (MIA, @HOU)

Jack Flaherty (MIL, CIN)

Chris Sale (DET, TBR)

SAFE START

Kevin Gausman (@CIN, COL)

Domingo German (@LAA, @SFG)

Jake Arrieta (@NYM, MIA)

Joe Musgrove (ARI, @LAD)

Kenta Maeda (@CHC, PIT)

Cole Hamels (LAD, @ARI)

Mike Minor (@OAK, @SEA)

Zach Eflin (@NYM, MIA)

Pablo Lopez (@CLE, DET)

Eduardo Rodriguez (DET, NYY)

Sonny Gray (@ATL, @STL)

Ivan Nova (@BAL, DET)*

*Read this about Nova

RISKY START

J.A. Happ (@LAA, @SFG)

Jake Odorizzi (@HOU, BAL)

Luke Weaver (@PIT, CHC)

Brad Peacock (MIN, CLE)

Trevor Williams (ARI, @LAD)

Brad Keller (@TBR, LAA)

Steven Matz (PHI, MIL)

Anibal Sanchez (@COL, OAK)

Trent Thornton (SFG, OAK)

Zack Godley (@PIT, CHC)

Wade Miley (MIN, CLE)

Yonny Chirinos (KCR, @BOS)

DONT START

Erik Swanson (@SDP, TEX)

Lance Lynn (@OAK, @SEA)

David Hess (CHW, @MIN)

Jeremy Hellickson (@COL, SDP)

Matt Harvey (NYY, @KCR)

Tyson Ross (@BOS, @CHW)

Corbin Burnes (@STL, @NYM)

Marco Estrada (TEX, @TOR)

Chris Stratton (NYY, @KCR)

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