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Tuesday Starting Pitcher Streaming Options (08/21/18)

Junior Guerra – MIL – RHP (34%) vs CIN

Season Stats (23 GS) 6 W, 3.73 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 116 K/ 50 BB in 125 IP

Guerra continues to outperform his peripherals as he did in his rookie year, posting a solid K rate just under one an inning and a solid ERA. His ERA indicators show he’s outperforming by close to a full run. He does strand a decent amount of batters, which might be sustainable with the solid outfield defense behind him. However, the hard hit rate is high, and that does limit his ceiling. All in all, he is an average pitcher made better by a good team and a good matchup. He should provide decent ratios, decent Ks, and a solid chance of a win.

(The Reds rank 4th in the league with a .263 AVG and 14th in the league with a .729 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 8th in the league with a .254 AVG and 17th in the league with a .726 OPS vs RHP).

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Vince Velasquez – PHI – RHP (45%) @ WSH

Season Stats (23 GS) 7 W, 4.16 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 132 K/ 48 BB in 119 IP

Velasquez has the best strikeout potential of the group, with almost 10K/9. He, like other Phillies pitchers, also has peripherals suggesting he could deserve better, perhaps hovering just under a 4.00 ERA. According to xStats, he should be doing a good amount better by expected average, on-base and slugging. He’s a starter that has always given hope that he might take the next step and his Ks could provide him with better results down the stretch. He should provide great Ks, good ratios, and a solid chance of a win.

(The Nationals rank 6th in the league with a .266 AVG and 6th in the league with a .782 OPS at home this season. They also rank 10th in the league with a .252 AVG and 8th in the league with a .748 OPS vs RHP).

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Michael Kopech – CWS – RHP (31%) vs MIN

Triple-A Season Stats (24 GS) 7 W, 3.70 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 170 K/ 60 BB in 126 IP

Kopech is the number 2 prospect in the White Sox system, and number 16 overall in the minors at the moment. He was called up to start Tuesday and there is a ton of risky potential to love. He has always had amazing swing and miss stuff. It’s just a matter of keeping it in the strike zone with Kopech. His ERA has always sat in the healthy 3s and but the walks have hurt him previous years in ratios. In his last few starts he has begun to turn things around. In his last 7 starts he has pitched 44 innings, struck out 59 and only walked 4 batters. A truly phenomenal change. If he can locate in the majors he will provide excellent Ks, solid ratios and a good chance at the win.

(The Twins rank 26th in the league with a .232 AVG and 25th in the league with a .675 OPS on the road this season. They also rank 18th in the league with a .247 AVG and 13th in the league with a .733 OPS vs RHP).

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