Fantasy Baseball Streaming Pitching: Week 9
Ivar G. Anderson

Julio Teheran worked 5.1 innings in Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Marlins, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while recording three strikeouts.

After giving up one run or less in each of his previous six outings, Teheran made a mistake in the top of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon that cost him two runs with one swing of the bat by Marlins’ second baseman Derek Dietrich. Prior to that home run, Teheran had the held the Marlins to just a single run over five innings and appeared to be headed toward another strong stat line. The Atlanta ace may hold a 1-5 record on the year, but that is in no way indicative of how he has performed. Through 11 starts, Teheran has put up an excellent 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 across 68.1 innings. He will take the mound opposite Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday night.
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Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored in Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Braves.

Ozuna’s sensational month at the plate continued Sunday afternoon, as he now has a hit in 26-of-27 games and 15 multi-hit performances in May. Overall this month, the 25-year-old outfielder is batting .434 with seven home runs, eight doubles, 17 RBI and 25 runs scored across 113 plate appearances. Suffice it to say, Ozuna is going to have plenty to say about the N.L. Player of the Month award. The Marlins will face lefty Jeff Locke on Monday evening. Ozuna is 4-for-11 with two doubles against the Pirates’ hurler.
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Tom Koehler tossed seven innings in Sunday’s 7-3 win over the Braves, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out two.

Koehler continues to walk batters at an alarming rate, but nobody has made him pay a big price for it lately. The 29-year-old righty has amazingly posted a 2.56 ERA despite issuing 22 free passes across 31.2 innings during his last five starts. It would seem to be only a matter of time before Koehler’s effectively wild approach catches up to him, but his houdini act is working right now. He does have some N.L. Only value headed into Friday’s matchup with the Mets.
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Aroldis Chapman pitched a shutout inning while striking out two, earning the save Sunday afternoon in the Yankee 2-1 win over the Rays.

Betances, Miller, and Chapman struck out seven of nine batters in the remaining three innings Sunday. If you are losing to the Yankees after the sixth inning, you may as well go home at this point.
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Zach Britton pitched a shutout inning while allowing two hits and striking out two picking up the save on Sunday in the Orioles 6-4 win over the Indians.

For the second year in a row Britton has been a freak. His K/9 is over 10, he is 13-13 in save opportunities, he is everything you could want in a closer. The Orioles have a good club this year so expect him to see all the work he can handle.
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Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 while hitting a two run home run in the Yankees 2-1 win against the Rays Sunday.

For the first time in Castro’s career his contact % is under 80%, which is a big deal considering Castro has always relied on his ability to put the bat on the ball for value. His move to New York had owners hoping he would be able to take advantage of the hitter ball park but is only batting a mere .251.
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Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs on one hit while walking one and striking out six in the Rays 2-1 loss to the Yankees Sunday.

Odorizzi had a perfect game going for a while in this one allowing just a walk and a two run homerun by Starlin Castro. Odorizzi has been a bit unlucky as he posted a stat line similar to this one on May 1 against Toronto and ended up with a no decision there. On the other hand Odorizzi has been lucky so far this season however as his hard hit percentage is up over eight points from last year while maintaining an ERA under 3.50.
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Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out seven in the Yankees 2-1 win over the Rays Sunday.

This has been the year everyone who believes in high velocity pitchers has been waiting for from Eovaldi. His 15.6% HR/FB rate is sure to come down as his career average is 7.7%. If and when this does happen Eovaldi should see his ERA hover around 3.30-3.60. That in conjunction with a K/9 of over 8 should make for a good year from Eovaldi.
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Hyun Soo Kim went 1-for-3 with a solo homerun in the Orioles win against the Indians Sunday.

In his first year in the MLB, Kim only has 50 plate appearances so it is tough to say what Kim is. Korean stats hardly ever translate in the MLB so we can only guess what we are seeing here. In 50 plate appearances however he does own an impressive .405 wOBA.
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Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Indians win against the Orioles Sunday.

For someone who does not strike out a whole lot, and walks at a very respectable rate, one would expect to see a batting average higher than .231. He owns just a 14.3% line drive, which is the largest reason why. Still, when he does make contact it is usually in the form of an extra base hit at least. Sadly, this seems to be who Santana is but on the bright side he does own a .345 OBP.
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