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Friday Starting Pitcher Streaming Options (08/17/18)

Kyle Gibson – MIN – RHP (45%) vs DET

Season Stats (24 GS) 6 W, 3.49 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 139 K/ 58 BB in 147 IP

The real drawbacks with Gibson are : this is his first year succeeding to this extent, and he is on a poor team. Other than that, you should likely own Gibson in most leagues. He holds a ton of K potential and has provided fairly good ratios all season long. He faces the Tigers on Friday, right after his last start in Detroit on Saturday where he went 7 innings, struck out 4, and allowed just one run. He should provide a solid effort again, with good K potential, good ratios, and a decent chance of the win.

(The Tigers rank 30th in the league with a .227 AVG and 30th in the league with a .634 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 29th in the league with a .233 AVG and 30th in the league with a .656 OPS vs RHP).

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Joey Lucchesi – SD – LHP (25%) vs ARI

Season Stats (18 GS) 6 W, 3.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 93 K/ 31 BB in 88 IP

Lucchesi is chronically underowned at this point in the season, and in the current pitching landscape. In his last 8 starts he is holding down a sub 3 ERA with just over a K an inning, alongside a ground ball rate over 50%. He also plays a lot of games in San Diego, a great environment for pitchers. He has the stuff to be a valuable deep league add, and even a borderline standard league add. Lucchesi should provide good Ks, good ratios, but not a strong win chance.

(The Diamondbacks rank 27th in the league with a .230 AVG and 19th in the league with a .708 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 15th in the league with a .249 AVG and 8th in the league with a .755 OPS vs LHP).

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Freddy Peralta – MIL – RHP (36%) @ STL

Season Stats (11 GS) 5 W, 4.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 74 K/ 33 BB in 56 IP

Peralta has certainly seen his share of regression since bursting onto the scene with a 13 K debut against the Rockies. While he does have a solid K rate most of the time he can go through rough patches, as he has made known in a couple of 7 run outings over his last 4 starts. He is a very fastball heavy pitcher, relying on (some form of his variations on) a fastball almost 80% of the time in his pitch mix. When the fastball is on, he can be incredible. Dominant. Even against good offenses. He has a good shot to provide good Ks, decent ratios, and a decent chance at the win.

(The Cardinals rank 14th in the league with a .251 AVG and 25th in the league with a .704 OPS at home this season. They also rank 9th in the league with a .252 AVG and 18th in the league with a .727 OPS vs RHP).

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