Apr 7, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) delivers to the plate during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Padres 9-1. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Streaming Starters for Saturday, April 13 in Fantasy Baseball


If you’re in the market for a fantasy baseball starting pitching pickup, consider Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez and these other options scheduled to start on Saturday. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

If Zack Greinke’s injury or overall poor performance has left you combing the waiver wire for starting pitching, there’s some great plug-and-play options schedule to go on Saturday. Each day of the season, you can find spot starter options for a quick boost or options to plug in to a slot your streaming throughout the season. The results of our picks from the previous week are at the bottom of the page, and here’s a trio of nice pickups for Saturday:

Possible Pickups

Jhoulys Chacin-Colorado Rockies: (20.6%) Chacin has had two solid starts this year allowing one earned run in each start which lasted identical 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two last time out at home against the Padres who he faces again on Saturday this time at pitcher-friendly Petco as he looks to get his second win and continue his early season form.

Garrett Richards-Los Angeles Angels: (0.1%) Richards slides into Jered Weaver’s spot in the rotation and draws a great first start as the Angels host the Astros on Saturday night. Richards has been inconsistent in his starts, but he’s definitely usable in this matchup. He may not go deep into the game since he’s just in from the bullpen, but he’s worth a flier or at least watching to see how he reacts to being inserted into the rotation.

Jose Fernandez-Miami Marlins: (47.1%) Fernandez struck out eight over five strong innings in his Major League debut his last start out. Saturday night he’ll face the Phillies in Miami as he opposes Cole Hamels. Hamels can definitely be dominant but has started the year 0-2 with an ERA over 10. Fernandez should be able to limit the damage and pick up a bunch of K’s, although with the lowest scoring lineup in the MLB, don’t count on a win. If you need strikeouts and long-term upside, he’s the best pick on the list. The other two make better one-day additions.

Last Week’s Results

Starter Date IP ER K H BB W L
Dan Straily 5-Apr 6 2/3 2 11 5 0 1 0
Kyle Kendrick 5-Apr 5 2/3 5 3 8 2 0 1
Jeremy Hefner 5-Apr 6 1 3 5 2 0 1
Bartolo Colon 6-Apr 6 4 3 8 0 1 0
Julio Teheran 6-Apr 5 5 2 8 1 0 0
Mike Fiers 6-Apr 5 6 1 9 1 0 1
Trevor Bauer 6-Apr 5 3 2 2 7 0 1
Jhoulys Chacin 7-Apr 6 2/3 1 2 6 0 1 0
Justin Masterson 7-Apr 7 0 8 2 3 1 0
Hisashi Iwakuma 7-Apr 8 3 3 4 0 0 0
Jose Fernandez 7-Apr 5 1 8 3 1 0 0
Paul Maholm 8-Apr 7 0 7 1 3 1 0
Ubaldo Jimenez 8-Apr 4 1/3 7 4 7 3 0 1
Philip Humber 8-Apr 6 3 2 5 1 0 1
Kevin Correia 8-Apr 7 1/3 3 1 8 1 0 1
Travis Wood 9-Apr 6 1/3 3 6 7 3 1 0
James McDonald 9-Apr 5 4 5 4 4 1 0
Jeremy Guthrie 9-Apr 6 2/3 4 2 6 1 1 0
Brandon Maurer 9-Apr  2/3 6 2 7 1 0 1
Barry Zito 10-Apr 7 0 4 7 1 1 0
Rick Porcello 10-Apr 5 4 1 8 0 0 0
Chad Billingsley 10-Apr 6 1 3 5 3 1 0
Jeremy Hefner 10-Apr 3 5 2 6 3 0 1
AJ Griffin 11-Apr 8 1 2 5 1 1 0
Ross Detwiler 12-Apr
Carlos Villanueva 12-Apr
John Lannan 12-Apr
Felix Doubront 12-Apr
Jon Garland 12-Apr
ERA WHIP
Totals: 138 1/3 72 87 136 42 11 9 4.68 1.29

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