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You know the drill by now, right? I provide you a list of 10 sleeper pitchers just to ensure you're never underserved, but it's rare when even half are widely startable. Really, it's more of a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency list.

The most attractive of the more widely available pitchers on this week's list is Ross Stripling, who I have third here, but I should hope I'm already rostering better options than even him. In an ideal world, you'd start maybe the top two from this list and no one else.

Week 13: Sleeper hitters | Two-start pitcher rankings

Having said that, here are my favorite streamer pitchers rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues.  

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Sleeper pitchers for Week 13 (June 21-27)
DET Detroit • #29 • Age: 24
Matchups
vs. STL, vs. HOU
ROSTERED
74%
In eight starts since the start of May, he has a 3.48 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 12.9 K/9. That Cardinals matchup is decent enough anyway.
CHC Chi. Cubs • #73 • Age: 26
Matchups
vs. CLE, at LAD
ROSTERED
71%
He'll be fresh off the IL after a bout with a blister, so it's unfortunate the more favorable matchup is the first one. Still, his numbers justify this ranking.
TOR Toronto • #48 • Age: 31
Matchups
at MIA, vs. BAL
ROSTERED
26%
The matchups are great, and he's coming off his best start of the season. Only problem is I don't actually think he's good.
OAK Oakland • #19 • Age: 27
Matchups
at TEX, at SF
ROSTERED
62%
Another one whose ability is in question for me, he at least goes six innings more often than not and should be able to handle the Rangers.
OAK Oakland • #32 • Age: 27
Matchups
at TEX
ROSTERED
66%
He's only had one misfire in seven starts so far, but I'm skeptical he's as much of a bat-misser as he has appeared. Again, though, the Rangers shouldn't mount much of a threat.
KC Kansas City • #23 • Age: 33
Matchups
at TEX
ROSTERED
71%
Really picking on the Rangers this week, aren't I? Mike Minor has had a couple shaky outings recently, but he still has a 3.71 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 over his past seven starts.
TB Tampa Bay • #48 • Age: 29
Matchups
vs. BOS, vs. LAA
ROSTERED
74%
He's been pitching deeper into games from about mid-May on, and his ERA and WHIP are normally respectable. You'd just like to see better matchups than these two.
HOU Houston • #17 • Age: 31
Matchups
at BAL, at DET
ROSTERED
38%
Now, those matchups are more like it! Maybe he'll actually break through with a six-inning start, too.
MIL Milwaukee • #37 • Age: 28
Matchups
vs. COL
ROSTERED
26%
The Rockies away from Coors Field are a cakewalk, and Adrian Houser's ground ball-generating ways have yielded two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past nine appearances. He rarely makes it six innings himself, though.
NYY N.Y. Yankees • #50 • Age: 29
Matchups
vs. KC
ROSTERED
61%
I do think better days are ahead for Jameson Taillon given his whiff rate and raw stuff, but with his ERA pushing 6.00, it's a leap of faith to say those better days begin this week.