2022 Fantasy Baseball: Top Week 13 Pitcher Streamers
Week 13 of the 2022 fantasy baseball season is right around the corner! As we enter July, both the MLB season and fantasy seasons are heating up. July is the best time for fantasy baseball since all managers are able to focus mainly on the sport. Basketball is over and football doesn’t start for a while. This can also make picking up streamers difficult. Today, we are discussing the top Week 13 pitcher streamers that you will want to pick up before it is too late.
Rules: Each pitcher listed must qualify as a streamer. This means every name on this list will be rostered in 60 percent or less of leagues according to Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. Additionally, each pitcher mentioned will be scheduled for a two-start week.
Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
2022 Fantasy Baseball Top Week 13 Two-Start Pitcher Streamers
Cal Quantrill, CLE, 50% Rostered
Matchups: @DET, @KC
Cal Quantrill is a reliable pitcher. He doesn’t garner a ton of strikeouts or offer any eye-popping peripheral stats. But he is a quality option who doesn’t allow many runs and works deep into games.
Quantrill is fresh off of an old-school type of outing against the Twins. He lasted 8 innings while surrendering 3 runs and striking out 3 hitters. But he was efficient throughout his start which led to the 8-inning performance.
He is in line for a pair of tasty matchups this week. On Monday, he will get the lowly Tigers. Then he gets the Royals later in the week. Be sure to add Cal Quantrill.
Ranger Suarez, PHI, 51% Rostered
Matchups: vs. WSH, @STL
Ranger Suarez is in the midst of a mediocre season. He hasn’t been awful but he’s been far from spectacular. With that being said, Suarez has an enticing two-start week ahead of him.
The start against the Nationals is obviously the better play. Washington has produced bottom-tier offensive numbers and Suarez should be able to pitch well against them. The Cardinals matchup is less appealing without question. But Suarez may be able to contain St. Louis.
He recently surrendered 4 runs over 6.2 innings while striking out 7 against a potent Braves lineup. If he can offer something similar against the Cardinals, Ranger Suarez will have a solid fantasy baseball two-start week.
Hunter Greene, CIN, 42% Rostered
Matchups: vs. NYM, vs. TB
Hunter Greene hasn’t been effective as of late. He surrendered 3 runs in 4 innings against the Cubs in his last start. He surrendered 6 runs against the Dodgers in an outing prior to that.
But Greene is always going to be a worthy two-start candidate for one reason: strikeouts.
Greene and his blazing fastball offer elite strikeout potential. With the exception of the Dodgers disastrous performance, Green has struck out at least 5 batters over his past 10 games. And during that span, Greene has struck out 7 or more hitters 5 times.
As long as he can contain the Mets and Rays and not have a blowup start, he will provide your fantasy baseball team with value as a two-start Week 13 pitcher streamer.
Alex Wood, SF, 48% Rostered
Matchups: @AZ, @SD
LHP Alex Wood has a fairly friendly two-start week 13. He should have minimal trouble with the Diamondbacks in his early-week outing. Meanwhile, the Padres are without superstars Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr which makes them a far more enticing matchup than usual.
Wood has endured a difficult 2022 campaign. But he struck out 6 in 5.2 innings against the Tigers in his most recent performance. Wood hasn’t displayed much consistency and he is a risky streaming option. But the upside is fairly high so go ahead and roll the dice on Alex Wood in Week 13.
Yusei Kikuchi, TOR, 22% Rostered
Matchups: @OAK, @SEA
It’s no secret that Yusei Kikuchi has struggled in 2022. The Blue Jays had high hopes for him this season but things have not gone according to plan. With that being said, he’s actually pitched fairly well as of late. Kikuchi most recently limited the Rays to 1 run over 6 innings while striking out a season high 8 batters.
Kikuchi has now allowed 3 or less runs in 4 of his past 5 starts. He is beginning to settle down and figure things out. So I like Kikuchi as a two-start option against a couple of lackluster offenses in the A’s and Mariners. I wouldn’t expect the same strikeout numbers from him, but he should able to keep runs off the scoreboard this week.
Cal Quantrill is my favorite two-start pitcher streamer this week. But Hunter Greene’s fantasy baseball upside is always intriguing.
Make sure to add these pitchers in your league before the beginning of Week 13. Good luck this week!