SleepersMay 5, 2011

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Sleeper Watch

By David Bay

Clayton Richard had and interesting outing in San Diego on Wednesday. When I first checked the box score I thought I made a huge mistake starting him and not his counterpart Kevin Correia. It was 7-1 Pirates after only four innings, not pretty. Luckily it was the Padre defense that was the culprit, not our streamer. Richard ended up allowing four runs in five innings, but only one was earned due to a pair of errors in the third inning that lead to six unearned runs. Richard didn’t have a great day, but at least he didn’t do anything to hurt us.

Clayton Richard


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Similar to Thursday, Friday presents a sparse selection of streamers, but two pitchers stand out. You could stream Phil Humber (CWS), the man who almost no-hit the Yankees two starts ago. He has a nice matchup against the powerless Mariners in Seattle. I haven’t seen quite enough consistency to be sold on him yet though, plus he’s facing Felix Hernandez. Instead of Humber, we’ll go with…

Tim Stauffer (SD) vs (ARZ) – 36%

Yep, we’re going back to the well again. Stauffer worked out well when we streamed him in his last start, and he’s lined up to do it again. He’s been very consistent thus far, and has the potential to be dominant. Stauffer has allowed more than two runs in only one start this season, and has 14 Ks in his last 12.2 IP. The D’Backs are good offensively, but there’s a big difference between hitting at PETCO compared to Chase Field. The vast dimensions should damper Arizona’s power and allow Stauffer to put together another quality start. Hopefully the Padre offense will scrape together enough runs to eke out a win for his troubles.

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,, or on the forums under the username BayBear. He enjoys long walks on the beach, Sabermetrics, and situational hitting.
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