Streaming and pitching matchups are without a doubt extremely important in fantasy baseball. It really helps in every league whether it is rotisserie, points or head to head categories. So besides looking at how a pitcher is performing to help boost our stats we also look at matchups before adding a pitcher. I decided to take some important underlying numbers and create a rotisserie like scoring system for every MLB team. I split them into home splits, away splits and just an overall ranking. This can help because you will be able to make a more educated decision on which pitcher to take off the wire.
The “opener” has slowly begun to take over baseball. Its purpose is to start a high-leverage reliever and let him throw for an inning or two so that your starter doesn’t have to face the opposing lineup more than twice. Let’s get into it.
Some pitchers are absolutely dominant to begin a game. Many even carry it into the middle and later innings. Unfortunately, there are those guys who just can’t get through the opposing batting order more than two times. Today, we will focus on these players who specifically can’t get through the order for the third time. You won’t see names like Edwin Jackson on here who is bad no matter how many times he has gone through the order.
For those who don’t know, the opener is a pitcher, usually a reliever, who starts the game and pitches an inning or two to allow for the starter to only have to face the lineup two times. Let’s get into it.
The weekend kicks off Friday night with a nice main slate schedule of 15 games. The pitching landscape appears to be full of great choices to pay up for so if that’s the route you take finding the right combinations of lower-priced options could be key. Let’s break it down with another trip Around the Horn