The fantasy baseball season is overlapping with fantasy football, and that can be a good thing. With preseason games and fantasy football drafts, many managers are shifting their focus. We can take advantage of that during few weeks that we have left. Week 20 has some pretty good streamers, along with some that have two-starts.

Pitchers to stream will be listed with their team, their probable opponent(s) for the week, and their ownership percentages on ESPN and Yahoo.

Michael Pineda – Minnesota Twins

ESPN: 21%, Yahoo; 34%

8/20 vs. CWS

Week 10’s start for Pineda will be his second after coming back from the IL. His last start, against the Rangers, was business as usual; five innings, two earned runs, and six strikeouts. Pineda’s next start comes at home, against the White Sox. He’s been one of the more, or most, consistent pitching streamers available throughout the season. With that being said, if you pick up Pineda for his Week 10 start, you may want to consider keeping him for a few. His next two starts line up to be against the White Sox and Tigers.

Dakota Hudson – St. Louis Cardinals

ESPN: 22%, Yahoo: 26%

8/19 vs. MIL, 8/24 vs. COL

Hudson has been mentioned in the Pitching Primer before. He’s been a good spot starter, at best, as his strikeout upside is low. Week 10 is a two-start week for Hudson, who will have the Brewers and Rockies, at home. Certainly, the Brewers will be the more challenging of the two, but both teams have a negative park shift. The Rockies have a losing record on the road, and have scored 119 less runs on the road as well. If you don’t need him for both starts, you should certainly consider streaming Hudson for the Rockies start.

Joe Ross – Washington Nationals

ESPN: 4%, Yahoo: 19%

8/20 @ PIT, 8/24 @ CHC

Ross was pitching out of the Nationals’ bullpen for most of the season, but has made four starts since July 21st. He also has two starts this week. Both of them are on the road, and against the Pirates and Cubs. Despite his 5.91 ERA, Ross has given up just four runs in his four starts. He has a little more strikeout upside than previously mentioned, Hudson. If don’t need both starts, the one against the Pirates is the one you’ll want Ross for. If that’s the case, you could stream Ross for a start earlier in the week against the Pirates, and Hudson’s start against the Rockies later in the week.

Mike Montgomery – Kansas City Royals

ESPN: 3%, Yahoo: 13%

8/21 @ BAL

I think it’s safe to say that we weren’t expecting much from Montgomery. After pitching most of the season out of the bullpen, Montgomery also began to start games in July. Despite a couple of rocky starts, his last three were serviceable. Montgomery has an outlier start, the one against the Tigers where he struck out 12 batters. That’s unlikely to happen again so soon, as Montgomery’s K/9 is 7.19. His Week 20 start is in Baltimore. The ball park is not favorable, but the Orioles can be targeted. Their win-loss percentage is actually worse at Oriole Park, and they have scored exactly the same amount of runs at home and on the road. With this start being in the middle of the week, if it goes a little sideways, you can use other streamers to mitigate the damage.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your streamers!