Now that we are on to the Week 4 pitching planner for the Fantasy Baseball season, I wanted to start holding myself accountable.
I mean, anyone can throw out who is pitching and who they are facing. I want to make sure my process is providing successful results.
So let’s start with the streaming options I gave you last week. It is not as easy as Fantasy Football Start/Sit where I can judge it strictly as a win/loss based on their ranking that week. There is a little more subjectivity. For instance, I would definitely say Zack Davies was a win since he got the win on 6.1 innings giving up just 3 hits and no runs.
I would count Sabathia as a win as well. He only went 4.1 innings but gave up just four hits and zero runs. Jake Odorizzi was probably a loss for me though. He went five innings giving up four runs and six hits with six strikeouts.
I’ll probably just start with the streamers for now, because the good and bad matchups are usually guys you are starting anyway.
So let’s get to the Week 4 pitching planner! For the Week 4 pitching planner I am using ownership percentages from ESPN and the information is up to date as of April 21st.
Week 4 Pitching Planner
Carlos Carrasco, CLE at BAL, vs. SEA
Masahiro Tanaka, NYY vs. MIN, at LAA
Jose Berrios, MIN at NYY, vs. CIN
Kevin Gausman, BAL vs. CLE, vs. DET
Mike Leake, SEA at CWS, at CLE
Brandon McCarthy, ATL at CIN, at PHI
Chris Stratton, SF vs. WAS, vs. LAD
Sal Romano, CIN vs. ATL, at MIN
Miguel Gonzalez, CWS vs. SEA, at KC
Robbie Ray, ARI at PHI, at WAS
Alex Cobb, BAL vs. TB, vs. DET
Rick Porcello, BAL @TOR, vs. TB
Tyler Chatwood, CHC at CLE, vs. MIL
Carson Fulmer, CWS vs. SEA, at KC
Tyler Mahle, CIN vs. ATL, at MIN
Chad Bettis COL vs. SD, at MIA
Matt Boyd, DET at PIT, at BAL
Gerrit Cole, HOU vs. LAA, vs. OAK
Ian Kennedy, KC vs. MIL, vs. CWS
Jaime Garcia, MIA at LAD, vs. COL
Zach Davies, MIL at KC, at CHC
Steven Matz, NYM at STL, at SD
Trevor Cahill, OAK, at TEX, at HOU
Vincent Velasquez, PHI vs. ARI, vs. ATL
Chad Kuhl, PIT vs. DET, vs. STL
Bryan Mitchell, SD at COL, vs. NYM
Adam Wainwright, STL vs. NYM, at PIT
Matt Moore, TEX vs. OAK, at TOR
J.A. Happ, TOR vs. BOS, vs. TEX
Gio Gonzalez, WAS at SF, vs. ARI
Julio Teheran, ATL at CIN
The Reds’ offense is still struggling mightily with the fewest runs in the league so far.
Clayton Kershaw, LAD at SF
Kershaw is a surprising 1-3, but a visit to the bay should right his ship.
Chase Anderson, MIL at KC
Anderson has started the year with three out of five quality starts and was two outs away from his fourth.
James Paxton, SEA at CLE
The Indians have the lowest batting average in the league at just .207.
Drew Pomeranz, BOS at TOR
Pomeranz got roughed up in his first start of the year and it does not get any easier at Toronto this week.
Dallas Keuchel, HOU vs. OAK
Oakland has definitely surprised me scoring the fourth most runs in the league so far.
Luis Severino, NYY at LAA
Severino better not try to strike out all of the Angels as they lead the league in home runs.
Aaron Sanchez and Marco Estrada, TOR vs. BOS
Boston is off to one of the best starts in league history and I don’t want anything to do with them.
Sean Newcomb, ATL at CIN (18.6% ownership)
As already stated, I am targeting the Reds until their bats wake up.
James Shields, CWS at KC (2.2% ownership)
Shields has had a really rough start to the year, but the Royals are hitting just .237 as a team.
Jake Odorizzi, MIN vs. CIN (44.1% ownership)
I’m going back to Odorizzi, who needs to be owned more.
Erasmo Ramirez, SEA at CLE (1.3% ownership)
Ramirez will make his first start of the year against the aforementioned light-hitting Tribe.
Tanner Roark, WAS at SF (47.9% ownership)
Roark is just lightly owned enough to be streamed and has a great matchup with the Giants.
That’s it for the Week 4 pitching planner. Be sure to check out the waiver wire article by Josh Morgan.
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