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Sunday Starting Pitcher Streaming Options (08/26/18)

Michael Kopech – RHP – CWS (58%) @ DET

Season Stats (1 GS) 0 W, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 4 K/ 0 BB in 2 IP

It’s unfortunate that Kopech only got to pitch 2 innings in his debut before the rain delay put a premature end to his first start in the majors. In the second inning, it really seemed like he had started to settle in and find a groove, and it was amazing to watch. Kopech throws triple-digit gas and a plus slider along with a changeup that showed some real signs of potential. As far as upside plays go, Kopech is about as good as you will get rest of season. The K potential is phenomenal, and he has shown in the minors this year that he has started to put control issues behind him. Against the Tigers he should give great Ks, solid ratios and a decent chance of the win.

(The Tigers rank 13th in the league with a .255 AVG and 23rd in the league with a .713 OPS at home this season. They also rank 28th in the league with a .236 AVG and 29th in the league with a .668 OPS vs RHP).

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Shane Bieber – CLE – RHP (35%) @ KC

Season Stats (13 GS) 7 W, 4.36 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 76 K/ 15 BB in 74 IP

Bieber continues to put up solid starts, logging a quality start with 5 Ks and no walks against none other than the best team in the league, Boston. Ratio-wise, while his ERA is very forgettable, his indicators pin him as deserving a 3.50 ERA, which is a much better reflection of his strikeout and control potential. He doesn’t always limit the hits, but really his combination of strikeouts and control put him in good company. He sits top 10 on the K-BB%, alongside Nola and Verlander. This talent makes him a usually safe floor, safe bet starter, especially with the Indians behind him. He should provide good Ks, good ratios, and a strong chance of the win.

(The Royals rank 23rd in the league with a .244 AVG and 27th in the league with a .679 OPS at home this season. They also rank 24th in the league with a .232 AVG and 27th in the league with a .684 OPS vs RHP).

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Vince Velasquez – PHI – RHP (42%) @ TOR

Season Stats (24 GS) 7 W, 4.10 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 135 K/ 49 BB in 123 IP

Velasquez continues to be an enticing option off the wire with a lot of K potential. He has performed to the level that ERA indicators suggest he should be, and while that doesn’t make him a top of the rotation starter, almost 10K/9 plays when you are streaming in a good matchup. Velasquez has quietly put up a solid second half so far. In 29 innings, he holds a 3.03 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP with almost 8K/9. Against the Blue Jays, he should provide good Ks, solid ratios and a good chance at the win.

(The Blue Jays rank 21st in the league with a .246 AVG and 9th in the league with a .756 OPS at home this season. They also rank 16th in the league with a .249 AVG and 8th in the league with a .754 OPS vs RHP).

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