Despite a lackluster Saturday slate, there are still plenty of solid pitchers to consider streaming. Here are some considerations for your Saturday lineup: Consider Trevor Rogers’ recent success against the Washington Nationals, the high ranking of Jose Quintana, Cristian Javier’s tendency to blow out the Yankees, and Nick Lodolo’s value as a streamer against the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense.
Trevor Rogers’ recent success against Washington Nationals
While Trevor Rogers did not figure into the decision in the first game of the doubleheader, he pitched well against the Nationals last time out, allowing only one run on five hits and striking out nine. The right-hander took a shutout into the seventh inning but was chased out by Josh Jung and Adolis Garcia. Despite the loss, Rogers has three quality starts in a row and a 5.35 ERA.
The Washington Nationals will be facing off against Trevor Rogers on Saturday. Both teams have struggled in recent weeks, and this could be a great matchup for Rogers in a 12-team league. Although the Nationals have a batting average of.252, they are just 10th in the MLB. Trevor Rogers has two hits in as many at-bats against the Nationals this season.
Jose Quintana’s top ranking
In the last week, Jose Quintana was the third-most-added pitcher in ESPN leagues. In his debut for the Cardinals, he pitched six innings and allowed one run while striking out seven. He did not take a decision, but his recent numbers are promising. He is 1-0 with a 0.48 ERA in his last three starts. He’s also allowed two or fewer earned runs in 15 of his 21 starts.
While Jose Quintana’s overall grade is decent, he grades poorly in many Baseball Savant categories. For example, he’s in the 17th percentile in xwOBA, which measures home runs per nine innings. He’s also in the 17th percentile in xERA, which measures exit velocity, launch angle, and sprint speed. In addition, his fastball spin and velocity are below average, and his curveball has a 4.77 ERA and 1.34 FIP.
Nick Lodolo’s quality streamer option against a St. Louis Cardinals offense
Nick Lodolo has pitched inconsistently in his last two starts since coming off the injured list. He has good control and strikeout potential, but has had some bad luck with batted balls. If he can improve his command, he has real upside against a St. Louis Cardinals offense. In addition, he’ll be pitching in Busch Stadium, which is a hitter-friendly venue.
Lodolo lasted two innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. He allowed 11 runs on four hits and left 12 runners on base. His pitch count was 67 and he had a hard time getting the ball out. He walked three batters and issued free passes to six batters.
Steven Matz’s projected performance against the San Francisco Giants
The Boston Red Sox are very interested in signing free-agent left-hander Steven Matz, who has had a career season with the Blue Jays. Although Matz will turn 31 in May, he is still young and could be a solid middle-rotation starter for a contender. The Red Sox recently lost Eduardo Rodriguez to the Tigers, and they are currently trying to fill his spot on the roster.
Last year, Matz was dealt to the Blue Jays, and he pitched well for the team. In 29 starts with the Blue Jays, Matz posted a 3.82 ERA and 1.334 WHIP. He also struck out 144 hitters in 150.2 innings. Although he was released after the season, the Blue Jays may decide to bring him back in the near future.