Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitcher Streaming Options: June 10 – 16

Tylor Megill and Chris Paddack highlight this list of the top available streamers in fantasy baseball who will make two starts next week.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Tylor Megill #38 of the New York Mets reacts at the third inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on April 29, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

Streaming starting pitchers is a common strategy that often leads to success in fantasy baseball. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the idea is simply to pick up a “lesser” pitcher for an inviting matchup or two that is soon to come.

The strategy certainly comes with risk, as there is usually a good reason, or several, that a particular hurler is rostered at a lower rate in most leagues. Still, the gamble can pay off nicely if a fantasy manager gets it right and their waiver add delivers.

The goal of this weekly article is to help fantasy managers pinpoint some two-start streamers with favorable matchups for the following week of the 2024 MLB season. These suggestions should be able to help out in a variety of season-long formats, but they can be especially useful to gain an edge in weekly head-to-head leagues.

*** Each SP below was rostered in less than 70% of Yahoo leagues at time of writing

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Next Week’s Best Two-Start SP Streamers

Tylor Megill (NYM) – vs. MIA, vs. SD – 21%

Without many great options on the docket for next week, Megill is the top pick for those looking to swim in the two-start stream. The righty was not great in his last outing, as he surrendered five runs (four earned) over five frames in D.C. However, Megill has flashed significant strikeout upside (27.0 K%) this season and has been solid overall since returning from the IL on May 20.

In his last three starts, Megill has posted a 3.18 ERA (3.67 xFIP), 1.18 WHIP, and 20-to-6 K/BB across 17.0 innings. He punched out nine Dodgers over seven shutout innings two starts ago and will look to rebound from the mediocre effort against the Nationals. A favorable matchup with the Marlins should help. That will be followed with another home start against an inconsistent Padres offense.

Chris Paddack (MIN) – vs. COL, vs. OAK – 16%

Like Megill, Paddack was also shaky in his last outing. He can be forgiven for struggling at Yankee Stadium, as the Pinstripers (4.97 runs per game) have made plenty of pitchers look bad this season. Paddack will face a couple of clubs next week that he should be able to tame.

Paddack has drastic home-road splits this year, as he sports a nice 3.26 ERA at Target Field compared to an ugly 8.20 ERA on the road. Oakland and Colorado each rank among the bottom-10 teams in the league in runs per game and in the bottom five in strikeouts per game. They both hit far better at home than on the road as well.

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Paddack has been anything but steady through his 12 starts to this point, but he has turned in some excellent performances. The righty has reached 10 strikeouts twice and, before that outing at the Bronx, Paddack had put up a 3.45 ERA (3.56 xFIP) over his previous eight starts.

Miles Mikolas (STL) – vs. PIT, at CHC – 9%

Mikolas has a limited ceiling due to a lack of strikeout potential, but he has been in a good rhythm the last few weeks. The veteran right-hander has recorded four quality starts over his last five outings, and, in the other, he allowed only one run on two hits and a walk against the Red Sox.

In that span, Mikolas has posted a respectable 3.72 ERA (3.92 xFIP) and 1.00 WHIP, limiting the opposition to a .212 AVG while inducing plenty of groundballs (45.8%) and weak contact (36.1 HardHit%, 88.0 mph EV). He should at least be able to offer some solid ratios opposite the Pirates and Cubs.

Other Options to Consider

Kyle Harrison (SF) – vs. HOU, vs. LAA – 54%

Erick Fedde (CWS) – at SEA, at ARI – 52%

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Joey Estes (OAK) – at SD, at MIN – 4%