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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 SP Streamers For July 19

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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 SP Streamers For July 19

Henderson Alvarez Marlins
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The waiver wire can be a goldmine for fantasy baseball players who are looking to boost their pitching stats. On most days, there is sure to be a starter (or three) just waiting to be scooped up who can help lead a fantasy team to glory. Let’s take a look at some hurlers who should be in for a strong day on the hill on July 19, and are quite possibly available on a waiver wire near you.

(Ownership percentages based off ESPN standard leagues)

5. Rubby De La Rosa: Boston Red Sox

Rubby De La Rosa Red Sox
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5. Rubby De La Rosa: Boston Red Sox

Rubby De La Rosa Red Sox
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In six starts for Boston, this fireballer has posted an excellent 2.89 ERA. He's been nearly unhittable at home, however, as that ERA sits at a microscopic 1.42 to go along with an opponents batting average of just .169. Another strong outing should be in the cards when Boston takes on the struggling Kansas City Royals tonight. The Royals are losers of seven of their last 10 games, and have put up a lowly 3.30 runs per contest over that span.

4. Danny Duffy: Kansas City Royals

Danny Duffy Royals
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4. Danny Duffy: Kansas City Royals

Danny Duffy Royals
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Expect a low scoring affair in Boston tonight, as this southpaw gets the nod for the Royals. Danny Duffy has been brilliant over his past eight starts, as he sports a fantastic 2.20 ERA despite a 3-4 record. The Red Sox have struggled to generate offense this year, as they rank just 25th in the league in runs per game, and Duffy has stifled offenses on the road to the tune of a 2.34 ERA.

3. Dillon Gee: New York Mets

Dillon Gee Mets
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3. Dillon Gee: New York Mets

Dillon Gee Mets
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Dillon Gee returned from a lengthy DL stint last week by allowing just one run over seven solid innings of work in his first game back. His 4-1 record and strong 2.56 ERA should be reason enough to go grab this fellow from the wire, but if that doesn't do it for you, perhaps a date with the pathetic San Diego Padres' offense tickles your fancy. The Padres are by far the lowest scoring club in baseball, and are batting just .214 as a team.

2. Henderson Alvarez: Miami Marlins

Henderson Alvarez Marlins
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2. Henderson Alvarez: Miami Marlins

Henderson Alvarez Marlins
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This fellow got knocked around a bit in his last start, but he's still pitched very well of late. Alvarez had allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his nine outings prior to that dud, and will look to get back on track today. He'll take his exceptional 1.56 home ERA to the hill when the Marlins host the San Francisco Giants' tonight. The Giants offense has gone ice-cold of late, as they've managed a terrible 2.60 runs per game since June 9.

1. Charlie Morton: Pittsburgh Pirates

Charlie Morton Pirates
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1. Charlie Morton: Pittsburgh Pirates

Charlie Morton Pirates
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This Pirates' starter is coming off a clunker himself, but he too has pitched extremely well of late. Morton has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 11 of his last 14 outings, and will pitch at home this evening, where his ERA sits at a tidy 2.13 on the season. The Colorado Rockies will be in town, and without that thin mountain air on their side, the Rockies have only scored 3.72 runs per game on the road, which ranks just 26th in the league.

Brian Davis is a fantasy writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SportsGuyBrian, ”Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.