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.
Having said that, here are my favorite streamer pitchers rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues.
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Tarik Skubal SP
DET Detroit • #29 • Age: 24
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
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
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.
Cole Irvin SP
OAK Oakland • #19 • Age: 27
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
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.
Mike Minor SP
KC Kansas City • #23 • Age: 33
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
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
Now, those matchups are more like it! Maybe he'll actually break through with a six-inning start, too.
MIL Milwaukee • #37 • Age: 28
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
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.