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April 18, 2013

Fantasy Beat

Weekly #streameroftheday Update

by Bret Sayre

I ran my introduction to the season long #streameroftheday recommendations I provide last week, so rather than rehashing it too much, I'll just link it here. In essence, I recommend one starting pitcher per day who is owned in fewer than 10% of leagues (lower than your typical standards) and post it on Twitter at @dynastyguru. This is where I stand in front of the firing squad, fully accountable for these recommendations. Unfortunately, this past week, the firing squad is a little angry. Here were the details for the last seven days:

Date Pitcher Opp IP ER H BB K Dec
4/12/13 J.A. Happ KC 5 4 5 3 4 Win
4/13/13 Garrett Richards HOU 6 1/3 4 3 3 1 ND
4/14/13 Dillon Gee MIN PO ST P ON E D
4/15/13 Joe Blanton MIN 4 2/3 4 9 1 4 L
4/16/13 Chris Capuano SD 2 5 5 2 0 L
4/17/13 Chris Tillman TB 5 4 6 2 6 L
4/18/13 Patrick Corbin NYY 7 1 2 3 7 ND

Like I said, it wasn't my finest week. I can deal with the Happ, Richards and Tillman all giving up four runs. I can even deal with throwing Joe Blanton out there again for another "favorable" match-up--though he's going on my no-fly list for the time being. What I can't deal with is throwing a supposedly healthy Chris Capuano out there only to find out after the fact that he was dealing with a calf injury due to his role in the Dodgers-Padres brawl last week. That one really hurt. Though I was mildly bailed out last night with Pat Corbin impressing again, this time at Yankee Stadium. He's a guy I really liked this pre-season and continue to really like now.

And here are my overall numbers for both the week and the season:

  Wins Win% IP ERA WHIP K K/9
Week 1 17% 30 6.60 1.47 22 6.60
Season 6 38% 87 5.69 1.45 57 5.90

It's been a pretty rough year for streaming so far, as even the pitchers who were my second and third options on many of these days have also gotten lit up. But stick with me, things are going to get better.

Bret Sayre is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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