Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, lineup advice for Tuesday’s MLB games

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What you need to know for Tuesday’s MLB Games

By Derek Carty

  • Easily the best pitching streamer of the day is Zach Eflin (14%). He comes in as the fifth-best option of the day overall, behind nearly-universally-rostered aces like Gerrit Cole and Dylan Cease and ahead of Logan Webb and Max Fried. Eflin is perhaps the single most under-rostered pitcher in fantasy this year. His xFIP the last three seasons: 3.23, 3.61, and 3.89. The ERA has sometimes been higher, mostly due to bad luck, but it sits at 3.76 this season and he ought to be continue being quite good the rest of the way (and should start picking up more wins as Philly’s elite, but underperforming, offense picks up). Today’s matchup against Miami is a good one, so go get him.

  • Another good option today is Nick Pivetta (70%) against Oakland. Oakland projects as the worst offense in baseball, and while they get a big park upgrade going into Fenway, this still represents a favorable matchup for Pivetta.

  • If you’ve got Shane Bieber on your team, you should strongly consider benching him today unless you’re in a very deep league. He’s going into Colorado, and while the Rockies offense is nothing special, Coors Field is a big deal. THE BAT projects Bieber for a 5.11 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 4.7 strikeouts, and a 32% chance of getting a Win. If that sounds good to you, go for it, but otherwise he should be firmly on your bench.

  • The Pirates and Cardinals play a double-header today, which creates a great opportunity for streaming hitters that will see extra volume. While there is never a guarantee anybody will play both games, the guys with the best chances appear to be Tyler O’Neill (71%), Harrison Bader (56%), Nolan Gorman (32% – only if both PIT pitchers are right-handed, but neither has been announced yet), Cal Mitchell (less than 1%), Michael Chavis (3%), and Diego Castillo (less than 1%).

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  • Outside of the double header (especially if the Cardinals guys aren’t available in your league), the best team to stream from today will be the Cleveland Guardians. THE BAT projects them as the third-best offense overall today (behind the Dodgers and Padres). They’re going into Coors Field to face Antonio Senzatela, and most of this offense is on the waiver wire in the majority of leagues. Myles Straw (50%), Josh Naylor (38%), Amed Rosario (39%), Owen Miller (52%), Steven Kwan (40%), and Andres Gimenez (36%) are all viable streaming option today. If you need a guy who is almost certainly available, Oscar Gonzalez is just 4% rostered and has been starting everyday in right field.



Starting pitcher rankings for Tuesday

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