2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/21-6/23)

by Connor Thomure
2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/28-6/30)

We have 11 starting pitchers on the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/21-6/23). The pitchers listed here are available in most leagues. This weekend, fantasy managers should add, pick up, and stream them off the waiver wire. These are the 11 best pitchers to stream this weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers are influential because managers tend to panic on the weekend and make bad decisions about whom to add. This article highlights starting pitchers to stream based on their matchups, skills, statistics, and recent play. In last week's article, we hit on Logan Allen, Kyle Gibson, DJ Herz, Miles Mikolas, Ryne Nelson, and Mitchell Parker. The results are there, and we look to stay on top with the streams this week.

The Friday Streams contain four starting pitchers, one of which is a repeat from last week. Saturday is the biggest day for streaming pitchers on the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/21-6/23). Five players made the list for Saturday, and I am comfortable with having any of them in my lineup. Sunday has two pitchers competing against each other. It will be an inner-division pitching duel, and both streams will be excellent in Fantasy Baseball.

Check out the Fantasy Baseball Spotlight, where David Hamilton's meteoric rise is discussed. Also, check out the Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings to see where these players stand from a rest of season point of view. Don't forget to use our Pitching Planner, which breaks down all the week's starts.

2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/21-6/23)

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Friday Streamers

Yariel Rodriguez, Toronto Blue Jays

Yariel Rodrguez will return to the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation on Friday versus the Cleveland Guardians. Rodriguez moved to the injured list after a back injury in late April. The 27-year-old rookie made four starts for the Blue Jays in April. He recorded a 4.11 ERA and 22.2% strikeout rate in 15.1 innings. Rodrigeuz has yet to earn his first MLB win.

Rodriguez made six rehab appearances, totaling 14 innings and allowing just 11 hits, 10 walks, and four runs (three earned). He struck out 23 batters for a 36.5% strikeout rate. It's impressive stuff, but managers should take this with a grain of salt.

Rodriguez faces the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians on Friday at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. In home games this season, the Guardians rank 19th in runs and 14th in OPS. Their offense has the fewest amount of strikeouts in home games as well. The Guardians will be a tough matchup for Rodriguez in his first game back, but there is some value here.

Colin Rea, Milwaukee Brewers

Colin Rea is coming off back-to-back quality starts and has dramatically improved his season-long statistics. It's hard to ignore the results with Rea, but Fantasy managers seem content with doing just that. His roster percentage sits at 23%.

DateRecordIPERAK%BB%BAA
June 16 vs CIN1-063.0026.1%4.3%.182
June 10 vs TOR1-071.2917.4%0%.130
Season (Total)6-276.23.2916.7%7.4%.235

Rea's strikeout rate over his last two games is a bit higher than his season-long average. He isn't going to contribute much to Fantasy managers in this category. Instead, he is an excellent bet to go for five to six innings and compete for a win and quality start.

DJ Herz, Washington Nationals

Herz was a superstar for fantasy managers last weekend. He struck out 13 batters, allowing just one hit in six shutout innings. After this impressive performance, he made the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 12 Buy Low-Sell High. I recommended that Fantasy managers should sell high on Herz after his incredible outing.

Herz will face the Colorado Rockies at the dreaded altitude of Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. It's a tough luck draw after he dominated the Miami Marlins in his last appearance. The Rockies rank eighth in runs and ninth in OPS while playing at home. However, they also have the eighth-most strikeouts.

Despite the tough matchup, I will keep Herz in my lineup on Friday.

Jose Quintana, New York Mets

One game Jose Quintana is hot, the next game he is cold. I predict he will be hot for his upcoming game at Wrigley Field versus the Chicago Cubs. According to MLB.com, the Cubs are a below-average offense over the 15 days and are a below-average team while playing in home games this year.

SplitR (Rank)OPS (Rank)K (Rank)BB (Rank)
Last 7 Days25 (13th).654 (22nd)53 (10th)26 (3rd)
Last 15 Days51 (19th).683 (17th)118 (9th)49 (6th)
Home Games160 (13th).696 (16th)317 (10th)136 (3rd)

The Chicago Cubs excel at earning bases on balls but are right around league average for runs scored. They are having a difficult time moving runners over. Part of the reason is that they rank in the top 10 for strikeouts.

I picked three pitchers that faced the Cubs last week. Gibson and Mikolas of the St. Louis Cardinals beat up on their divisional rivals after making last week's Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers. I expect Quintana to do the same.

Saturday Streamers

Tylor Megill, New York Mets

Tylor Megill was one of my favorite late-round sleeper picks this spring, and it makes me happy watching him succeed this season. He has a 3.52 ERA, 2.63 FIP, and 27.8% strikeout rate through six starts. The impressive strikeout rate is in the 83rd percentile among qualified pitchers. He is now one of my favorite 2024 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Streamers (6/21-6/23).

Like his teammate Quintana, Megill faces the Cubs this weekend and will likely beat them up. He currently has a 22% roster percentage, but it should be closer to 50% for this matchup.

Drew Thorpe, Chicago White Sox

Drew Thorpe made the 2024 Fanatasy Baseball Week 12 Waiver Wire, then let up seven earned runs in 3.1 innings without recording a single strikeout. It was a terrible start for the rookie, but I hope he can move past this.

His next start comes Saturday on the road versus the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are a much easier matchup for a rookie pitcher. The Tigers rank 20th in runs and 24th in OPS this year. Over the last 15 days, they rank 23rd and 26th, respectively. They also have the eighth-most strikeouts on the season.

It's hard to trust Thorpe after his last outing, but the talent is worth taking a risk on.

Cal Quantrill, Colorado Rockies

Cal Quantrill's downfall is still not here, meaning he deserves to be on fantasy teams. He held the Los Angeles Dodgers to a respectable three runs in five innings in his last appearance. Qauntrill allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out three.

The Dodgers have gotten to Quantrill twice in June, giving him a loss. However, he fared well against the other teams on the schedule. In his other two starts, he combined for 11 innings, six strikeouts, and zero earned runs against the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins.

Quantrill is even pitching well at home. He has a 3.97 ERA and 25 strikeouts across 34 innings at Coors Field. Fantasy managers don't need to worry about a tough matchup, either. The Washington Nationals rank 24th in runs and 26th in OPS. I'm going to continue running Quantrill in my fantasy rotation.

Miles Mikolas, St. Louis Cardinals

After bullying the Chicago Cubs last weekend, Mikolas has five straight quality starts. He increased his streak of three or fewer earned runs to seven games. This streak brings his season-long ERA down to 4.59 with a 4.13 FIP. Mikolas isn't a strikeout pitcher (career 17.7% strikeout rate), but he is on a tear lately and needs to be a Weekend Streamer.

He faces the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. The Giants' offense has been on a hot streak recently, and they rank eighth in runs and 12th in OPS over the last 15 days. On the season, they are closer to the middle of the pack and rank 13th and 16th, respectively.

Mikolas has handled more formidable opponents during this streak, and he should continue pitching well in this one.

Chris Paddack, Minnesota Twins

This weekend, Chris Paddack gets a shot at redemption when he faces the Oakland Athletics. Paddack allowed five earned runs in 2.1 innings against the Athletics in his last appearance.

It's hard to imagine the Athletics roughing up the same pitcher twice in back-to-back starts. The Athletics are in the bottom three in MLB for runs and OPS. It's the same for the last 15 days as well.

Play the matchup here and roll with Paddack.

Sunday Streamers

Jonathan Cannon, Chicago White Sox

Jonathan Cannon was one out away from throwing a complete game shutout against the Houston Astros. He allowed seven base hits and struck out just four batters, but this was an excellent performance from the rookie.

This performance alone gives me enough confidence to keep Cannon in the starting rotation for his next matchup. The cherry on top is that Cannon gets to face the Detroit Tigers. As mentioned above with his teammate Thorpe, the Tigers are a bottom-10 offense on the season and over the last 15 days. This matchup gives me even more confidence in Cannon this weekend.

Reese Olson, Detroit Tigers

On Sunday, Reese Olson will face off against Cannon and the Chicago White Sox. I expect this one to be a pitching duel between the young pitchers. The downside is that only one of them can get the win. If I had to put money on it, I would choose Cannon because Olson has just one win through 14 starts this season.

Despite the lack of wins, Olson is having a terrific season. He has a 3.39 ERA, 3.05 FIP, and 21.2% strikeout rate. The strikeout rate is slightly below average, but his above-average whiff and chase rates indicate that more strikeouts could be on the horizon. It's also not too bad, considering he averages five and a half innings per start with a sub-3.4 ERA.


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