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Daily Fantasy Baseball Streamers - MLB Hitter, Pitcher Lineup Picks for Thursday 9/24

Welcome to another edition of MLB Daily Fantasy Baseball Streamers! We have reached the home stretch of this truncated MLB season and that likely means many of you are in the playoffs. I know I am, which means streaming is as important as ever.

RotoBaller has been dishing out streamer advice for years. We're always streamin and dreamin. Each day we'll publish some of the best streaming options to consider in your fantasy baseball daily league lineups. Streaming pitchers and position players to exploit a matchup are extremely important in fantasy baseball, especially in a truncated season like this one.

We have an 11-game slate to choose from today, which means we should have some solid options to choose from. The best options on today's slate come from the Royals, Braves, Orioles, Red Sox, Cubs, and Nationals.

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Shallow League Streamers (50% Rostered)

Hunter Dozier (1B/3B/OF, KC) - 65% Rostered

Dozier is rostered at a high level for this segment, but he has a great matchup vs. Micahel Fulmer. Fulmer's struggles vs. right-handed hitters are mentioned below in the Maikel Franco recommendation and Dozier has hit six bombs off righties in 2020. Both Dozier and Franco have the ability to take Fulmer deep in this game.

 

Deeper League Streamers (25% Rostered)

Maikel Franco (3B, KC) - 20% Rostered

Franco gets a juicy matchup vs. Michael Fulmer on Thursday. Fulmer has been awful vs. right-handed hitting in 2020 as he has posted an 11.76(!) FIP while allowing six HR in just 10 IP. Franco has performed well in the power department vs. righties in 2020 as he has hit seven HR and 12 doubles vs. them. He could be a candidate to go yard.

Austin Riley (3B/OF, ATL) - 30% Rostered

Riley will be facing Pablo Lopez on Thursday, who has been mediocre on the season. Against right-handed hitting, Lopez has posted a 4.014 ERA and allowed three HR in just over 26 IP. Riley has smacked six HR and two doubles off righties and is posting a .323 wOBA.

Hanser Alberto (2B/3B, BAL) - 40% Rostered

Alberto has been known for his ability to hit left-handed pitching and he gets a matchup vs. Red Sox lefty, Martin Perez. Perez has posted a 4.83 FIP and allowed five HR to righties across 39 IP while also giving up 20 BB. Alberto has been at it again in 2020 as he is slashing .356/.388/.489 off of lefties while also hitting one HR and three doubles in just 45 AB.

 

Deepest League Streamers (10% Rostered)

Martin Perez (SP, BOS) - 10% Rostered

While I did mention Alberto as a streamer candidate against Perez, I think Perez has a good chance at a quality start and win in this game. The Orioles have been the worst team in baseball vs. left-handed pitching over the previous two weeks. They are posting a K rate of 29.1%, which ranks them sixth-worst in baseball. They are also posting a wRC+ mark of 19(!), which is ranked worst in baseball. They have been awful and that makes the upside of Perez worth the risk here.

Jason Kipnis (2B, CHC) - 2% Rostered

Kipnis gets a solid matchup vs. the Pirates' right-hander Chad Kuhl. Kuhl has struggled vs. lefties in 2020 as he has posted a 6.52 FIP and given up three HR in just 15 IP. Kipnis, on the other hand, has hit right-handed pitching to the tune of a .291 AVG and an .850 OPS.

Yan Gomes (C, WAS) - 4% Rostered

Gomes is always a solid play vs. left-handed pitching and he gets to face David Peterson in this matchup who has posted a 5.44 FIP and allowed four HR to right-handed hitters in 2020. Gomes is slashing .314/.333/.591 vs. lefties in 2020 and has one HR and six RBI across 22 AB. Be sure to check the lineup and make sure he is in before pulling the trigger here.

Jason Heyward (OF, CHC) - 15% Rostered

Kuhl's struggles vs. lefties are mentioned above in the Kipnis recommendation and Jason Heyward fits the mold of a solid streamer as well. Heyward has hit right-handed pitching well in 2020 as he is currently slashing .327/.455/.561 with five HR across just 98 AB. Heyward is also hitting a whopping .358 on the road, which makes him even more intriguing in this spot.

 

 

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