Welcome to the weekend edition of Streaming Sleepers, where we’ll meet all of your streaming needs for the next few days. Daisuke Matsuzaka will look to continue his dominance as he takes the mound for us tonight. Last night, the Cardinals’ Kyle McClellan was our pick for streaming success. He failed. He was fortunate enough to pick up a win, but hurt us everywhere else.
Saturday’s Streaming Sleepers pick:
Tim Stauffer (SD) @ LAD – 35%
Stauffer made a bit of noise in the fantasy realm after having success when the Padres made him a starter late in the season. He had very good year overall, putting up a 1.85 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and .219 BAA, working out of the bullpen and starting seven games. He parlayed that success into his first few starts of 2011, posting a solid 3.21 ERA, but like all Padres pitchers, his run support is lacking and he’s still searching for his first win. Perhaps he can get on the winning side against the Dodgers on Saturday, a team he’s beaten three times in six starts. Win or lose, he should be able to quell the Dodgers’ offense for the majority of the afternoon.
Other options: Brian Duensing (@ KC), Randy Wolf (@ HOU), Ian Kennedy* (vs CHC), Alex White (vs DET)
* 55% owned
Sunday’s Streaming Sleepers pick:
Jon Garland (LAD) vs SD – 9%
Garland’s opponent Dustin Moseley could have easily been slotted in Garland’s spot. I’ll likely stream both of them in order to almost guarantee a win, but for our purposes, I’ll go with Garland who gets to face the whiffleball bat-swinging Padres. We streamed Garland in his last start and it worked out well, as he only gave up two solo homers. He looks to be the best option on a pretty shallow Sunday of streaming.
Monday’s Streaming Sleepers pick:
Bartolo Colon (NYY) @ DET – 16%
What!? Is this 2002? If it were, Colon would be universally owned and we wouldn’t have the pleasure of streaming him come Monday. He may have the physique of your uncle who’s never seen a gym, but his results so far don’t lie. Colon was very impressive in his first two starts of the year (14.2 IP, 3 ER, 13 K). He also has arguably the best offense baseball behind him, and that should help in the win department. I like his chances in Detroit even more so than if he were at home, since a pop up won’t end up as a three-run homer. Hopefully he continues his winning ways on Monday.
David Bay has a BA in Economics from San Jose State University and has been playing fantasy sports since 2004. You can keep track of his work on his blog, streamingsleepers.wordpress.com, or on the forums under the username BayBear. He enjoys long walks on the beach, Sabermetrics, and situational hitting.
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