Andrew Heaney – LAA – LHP (58%) @ TEX
Season Stats (22 GS) 7 W, 3.88 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 128 K/ 35 BB in 142 IP
Heaney has really been one (if not the only) reliable and healthy arm for the Angels this season. He is holding down a sub 4 ERA (deservedly so by xFIP and SIERA) and almost a K an inning. His control has been solid, above average, and he has also generated anice 21% soft contact rate. In most leagues he can be a solid back end starter, but if he is still available in your league, he makes for a solid great streamer on Saturday. He should provide good Ks, good ratios and a decent chance of a win.
(The Rangers rank 11th in the league with a .258 AVG and 5th in the league with a .789 OPS at home this season. They also rank 18th in the league with a .248 AVG and 12th in the league with a .747 OPS vs LHP).
Stream in standard leagues
Trevor Cahill – OAK – RHP (35%) vs HOU
Season Stats (14 GS) 4 W, 3.39 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 78 K/ 24 BB in 79 IP
Despite a bit of a rough outing last time out, there is still a lot to like in Cahill. He has been phenomenal when healthy this season, it’s just a shame it hasn’t been more often. Still, after a 10 K game last time out, it feels like he is criminally under-owned. He is almost exactly at a K an inning and gets batters out on ground balls often as well, which is an especially good thing when they are hit in the direction of defensive wizard Matt Chapman at third base. The Astros have struggled a bit offensively, sitting in the bottom half of the league over the last 30 days. Cahill should provide decent Ks, good ratios and a good chance of a win.
(The Astros rank 1st in the league with a .266 AVG and 2nd in the league with a .792 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 17th in the league with a .248 AVG and 11th in the league with a .738 OPS vs RHP).
Stream in standard leagues
Tyler Glasnow – TB – RHP (27%) @ BOS
Season Stats (3 GS) 0 W, 2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 20 K/ 3 BB in 12 IP
Glasnow is a big, tall guy, coming in at 6’8” and 220 lbs, and he throws like a big guy. He’s got a ton of heat and breaking a big sweeping curve with a lot of movement. His fastball alone can be deadly, as it averages 97 on the season. The biggest problem with Glasnow (pre-Tampa Bay) was the fact that he had big time control issues in the majors. Through 12 innings and 3 games with the Rays, that all seems to have vanished. He has only 3 walk as opposed to 20 Ks over 12 innings with the Rays. He has a ton, a TON of potential moving forward depending on two things: 1) his ability to maintain control and command and 2) the way the Rays decide to use him. With the Rays unique opener strategy, and Glasnow not being stretched out yet, his ability to go deep into games has not yet been tested. Bottom line, there is still a lot of volatility but he has the ability to provide great Ks, good ratios and a small chance of the win as he is not likely to pitch deep into games yet.
(The Red Sox rank 1st in the league with a .282 AVG and 1st in the league with a .840 OPS at home this season. They also rank 1st in the league with a .272 AVG and 1st in the league with a .819 OPS vs RHP).
Stream in deeper leagues
MLB Correspondent | Despite the inherent challenges of being a Rays fan, I’ve thrived as an avid fan of all things baseball and fantasy baseball for 20 years.