Fantasy Baseball: 5 Pitchers to Stream in Week 25
Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers
Hyun-jin Ryu's middling ESPN ownership is probably more an indication of waning interest in fantasy baseball leagues than of his true usefulness as a fantasy starter. If it had been in April and May that Ryu posted 63.1 frames of 2.42-ERA ball with an outrageous 23.4% strikeout-minus-walk rate, you can bet he would have climbed to near universal ownership.
Regardless, the Los Angeles Dodgers' southpaw should be owned in all leagues that still have a pulse as he lines up for an absolutely juicy two-start slate. The Jekyll-and-Hyde Rockies are very beatable away from Coors, mustering a slim .127 team isolated slugging (ISO) against lefties in road games. Meanwhile, the perennially punchless Padres carry a .303 team OBP against left handers in the second half on just 32.9% team-wide hard contact.