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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Holds Targets: Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em

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In this week’s edition of 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Holds Targets, it’s all streamers, stay tuned after these commercial breaks.

No long-term relationships here, we are using and losing; we are loving and leaving; we are humping and dumping. I’m done with the lousy wordplay bit. I think everyone understands the intricacies of streaming relief pitchers.

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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 7 Holds Targets

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Scott Oberg, Colorado Rockies

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The Rockies’ bullpen has been a wasteland for hold opportunities. They’ve acquired only 12 holds, one of the lowest in the league.

Colorado’s Week 7 matchups against Boston and Philadelphia should provide Fantasy owners some quick and easy holds, and Scott Oberg will be the beneficiary.

The Rockies trust Oberg in high leverage and rightfully so since he has a 3.60 FIP in high leverage situations.

Oberg has been effective in previous meetings against the Phillies, allowing one hit facing ten batters

Colorado has been inserting Oberg in the eighth inning, which is excellent news considering hitters have a .171 batting average against Oberg in the eighth inning.

Brandon Kintzler, Chicago Cubs

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The Cubs are on a hot streak, and Fantasy owners should strike while the iron is hot.

Brandon Kintzler is scorching batters, he has 2.30 ERA, 15 strikeouts, and 0.70 WHIP.

When Kintzler can locate his sinker, he’s unhittable, and his 3.38 FIP shows he is in control of his sinker.

Right now, Kintzler has a .189 BABIP, and his career BABIP is .299. Fantasy owners should use him immediately before he regresses to being sub-par.

Kyle Barraclough, Washington Nationals

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If I had to choose one of this week’s streamers who could possibly become valuable long term, it would be Kyle Barraclough. But the Nationals are in love with Tony Sipp until that stops, Barraclough is a streamer.

He is clutch in high leverage conditions, he has a 16.20 K9 rate in high and medium leverage situations. If you’re looking for a relief pitcher to add holds and strikeouts, Barraclough is your man.

Last time Barraclough faced the Mets, Pete Alonso was the only Mets’ batter out of the eight, to do damage against Barraclough, and to be fair, Alonso is crushing everyone.

Trevor Hildenberger, Minnesota Twins

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Trevor Hildenberger, another streaming option who could have long term value if he wasn’t stuck in limbo.

Hildenberger’s ERA (4.63) and WHIP (1.63) are atrocious, but his FIP (2.37) is impressive making it clear he is on the receiving end of some bad luck.

In high leverage situations, Hildenberger has a 2.92 FIP, and a 9.64 K/9 rate. He also hasn’t allowed a home run in high leverage conditions.

Hildenberger’s excellence in tight games makes him a safe bet for Fantasy owners.


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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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