Fantasy Baseball: 5 Pitchers to Stream for Week 12
If you consider the current ERA marks of all the pitchers who have logged 70 innings at the time of this writing, the median number is 4.19; the same process for the first two-and-a-half months of 2016 arrives at a median ERA of 3.75. This is a quick and rough calculation, but it's meant to serve a point that should otherwise be self-evident: what we consider the baseline for fantasy-relevant starting pitching has changed rather dramatically this year.
And as our standards for what makes an acceptable fantasy starter lower, our appetite for risk in the streamer landscape should also adjust. Most of the teams in your league are taking ratio hits even from their most seemingly reliable starters, making your gambles on low-cost streamers decidedly less risky in context.
Of course, these should be calculated gambles, not blind swings for the proverbial fence. Try these five widely available starters on for size.