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Fantasy Baseball: 5 Offenses To Avoid When Streaming Starting Pitchers

5 Offenses To Avoid When Spot Starting Pitchers

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Streaming starting pitchers can be one of the most effective strategies in fantasy baseball. When you're choosing your spot starters, the most important thing to look at is their matchup. These pitchers obviously aren't the cream of the crop -- if they were they wouldn't be lingering on free agency -- so it's imperative you use them only when the matchup is ripe. I highlighted five offenses you want to avoid while streaming starters.

5. Cleveland Indians vs. Right-Handed Pitchers

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5. Cleveland Indians vs. Right-Handed Pitchers

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The Indians are hitting .268 with a .339 wOBA, .160 ISO and .770 OPS against righties compared to a .242 average with a .297 wOBA, .103 ISO and .661 OPS vs. lefties.

4. Atlanta Braves vs. Left-Handed Pitchers

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Atlanta Braves vs. Left-Handed Pitchers

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The Braves are hitting .275 against lefties, and they lead the league with a .360 wOBA, .206 ISO and .825 OPS against the southpaws. They're hitting just .231 with a .286 wOBA, .120 ISO and .643 OPS against righties.

3. Toronto Blue Jays

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3. Toronto Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays lead baseball with 91 home runs and a .181 ISO. They're second in baseball with a .340 wOBA and 319 runs scored.

2. Oakland Athletics

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2. Oakland Athletics

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The Athletics lead baseball with 329 runs, and they're the most patient offense in baseball. Their 10.7 percent walk percentage and .334 OBP are both tops in the bigs, and they're fourth in MLB with a .329 wOBA and third with a .162 ISO.

1. Colorado Rockies at Home

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1. Colorado Rockies at Home

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The Rockies are hitting a staggering .327 within the friendly confines of Coors Field to go with a .391 wOBA, .203 ISO and .907 OPS. That's compared to a .239 average, .301 wOBA, .157 ISO and .687 OPS on the road.