Author Archives: Bishphat

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 23 and Streamer of the Week

Matt Bishop | September 9, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Mitch Keller, SP PIT 

(37% CBS, 4% ESPN, 9% Yahoo)

9/10: @ San Francisco Giants (69-74) 3rd in NL West

9/15: @ Chicago Cubs (76-66) 2nd in NL Central

I know this is cheap and a bit lazy being that I used Mitch Keller last week, but he was hit on the hand by a line drive in his outing on 9/03 and was forced to leave the game after only 1,2 innings and striking out 3 batters. This forced him to miss most of his first start and all of his second, but he is slotted back into the rotation and on track for Tuesday 9/10 and Sunday 9/15, so why not?

Firmly solidified as the Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect and ranked as the 25th best prospect in baseball, Mitch Keller carries an electric skill set and an array of plus offerings. But since his callup on 5/27, the results have been lack-luster, pitching to a butt clenching 8.62 ERA 1.98 WHIP. While his 11.86 K/9 is encouraging, Keller has never really been known for his control, which is evident from his 3.45 BB/9. This is slightly higher than his 2.83 BB/9 minor league career mark, but not terrible for his first exposure to major league hitters. Continue reading

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Two-Start Pitchers: Week 22 and Streamer of the Week

Matt Bishop | September 1, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Mitch Keller, SP PIT 

(37% CBS, 4% ESPN, 9% Yahoo)

9/03: Miami Marlins (48 – 87) Last in NL East

9/08: St. Louis Cardinals (75 – 59) 1st in NL Central

Firmly solidified as the Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect and ranked as the 25th best prospect in baseball, Mitch Keller carries an electric skill set and an array of plus offerings. But since his callup on 5/27, the results have been lack-luster, pitching to a butt clenching 8.62 ERA 1.98 WHIP. While his 11.86 K/9 is encouraging, Keller has never really been known for his control, which is evident from his 3.45 BB/9. This is slightly higher than his 2.83 BB/9 minor league career mark, but not terrible for his first exposure to major league hitters. Continue reading

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 20 & Streamer of the Week

Matt Bishop | August 18, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Jalen Beeks, RP TB

(10% CBS, 3% ESPN, 2% Yahoo)

8/20: SEATTLE MARINERS (52-73: LAST AL WEST)

8/25: @ BALTIMORE ORIOLES (39-85: LAST AL EAST)

Jalen Beeks was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays for Nathan Eovaldi on 7/25/2018. At the time, Beeks was clearly a throw-away piece for the Red Sox in an effort to acquire a fireballer who was known to touch triple digits in Eovaldi. But the trade has more than worked out for the Rays. Continue reading

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 19 (8/12 – 8/18)

Matt Bishop | August 11, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Yusei Kikuchi, SP SEA (@DET, @TOR)

(38% CBS, 47% ESPN, 30% Yahoo)

Yusei Kikuchi has been maddening this season, to say the least. While we have seen flashes of elite upside and ace potential, we have also seen one too many three and four inning starts, paired with a one inning effort where he was used as the opener. No matter how you spin it, he is nothing more than a streamer rest of season. Continue reading

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 18 (8/05 – 8/11)

Matt Bishop | August 5, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Daniel Norris, SP DET (CHW, KC)

(24% CBS, 2% ESPN, 5% Yahoo)

It’s getting to that time of the year where we are running out of decent streaming pitchers to talk about and upside is virtually non-existent on the waiver wire. But while Daniel Norris’ 4.67 ERA 1.40 WHIP combo on the year isn’t much to write home about, he has been very solid in his last 3 outings: Continue reading

Two-Start Pitchers: Week 17 (7/29 – 8/04)

Matt Bishop | July 29, 2019

STREAMER OF THE WEEK

Tyler Beede, SP SF

(36% CBS, 7% ESPN, 11% Yahoo)

Tyler Beede’s seasonal stat line leaves much to be desired.  Currently pitching to a 4.85 ERA 1.48 WHIP with an 8.6 K/9, he doesn’t really stand out as a highly touted waiver wire add. But since the calendar has turned to July, he seems to be putting it together:

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