Fantasy Baseball: SP Streamers For July 8

By Billy Moy
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Streaming starting pitchers can be one of the most effective strategies in fantasy baseball. Here are four starting pitchers you should consider spot starting on July 8, 2014.

Jason Vargas @ Tampa Bay Rays

Vargas has a 3.32 ERA this season to go with a 1.22 WHIP over 119.1 innings, and he’s allowed three runs or less in 14 of his 18 starts. On Tuesday, Vargas takes on a solid Rays offense, but Tampa’s certainly not the Colorado Rockies at Coors field. The Rays are 20th in baseball in runs scored and 13th with a .312 wOBA.

Jacob deGrom vs. Atlanta Braves

In his first major league season, deGrom has been effective. Through 59.2, innings he owns a 3.77 ERA (3.78 FIP) to go with a 1.41 WHIP and 53 strikeouts. He was roughed up a little bit by the Braves when they faced off last week, but Atlanta has struggled against right-handed pitching this season for the most part. They’re 24th in baseball with a .239 BA against righties, and their 21.9 percent strikeout percentage is seventh.

Vance Worley @ St. Louis Cardinals

Worley has been excellent in four starts this season. He’s posted a 2.28 ERA to go with a 0.94 WHIP and 18 strikeouts through 27.2 innings, and he allowed three runs, four hits and two walks while striking out six on his way to a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his last start. On Tuesday, he takes on a Cardinals team that is last in baseball with a .113 ISO against right-handed pitching, 29th with just 37 home runs, and 23rd with a .302 wOBA.

Chris Young vs. Minnesota Twins

Through 17 games (16 starts), Young owns a 3.11 ERA to go with a 1.11 WHIP, and he’s been superb at home. In 49.1 innings within the friendly confines of Safeco field, he boasts a 2.19 ERA to go with a 0.97 WHIP, a .176 BAA and a .250 opponents wOBA. His FIP when he’s at home is 3.88, compared to 6.13 on the road. He’ll look to keep rolling at home against a very average Twins offense on Tuesday.

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