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Fantasy Baseball 8/5/13

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Waiver Wire Pitching Adds

August 5, 2013

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Monday morning during baseball season marks the first of our biweekly waiver wire updates. In this edition, we’re checking out the potential pitching names who could have a solid impact on your fantasy rotation. The good news is that there are some potentially useful names out there right now, so if you need help at SP or RP, stick with us as we take a closer look at the trending players.

Bud Norris, SP, Baltimore Orioles: Norris has had some stinker games recently, but he’s leveled off in his last two starts. In that span, he’s 1-0, with five earned and 15 strikeouts between them. Norris doesn’t exactly have a super-high ceiling, but he’s going into a decent matchup against the Padres tomorrow. If you’re stuck for a starter, he might do in a pinch.

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Edwin Jackson, SP, Chicago Cubs: Jackson has pitched pretty well recently. Over his last six starts, he’s 4-1 and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in that span. Jackson will face the Phillies tomorrow, and if things keep going his way he should be able to at least snag a quality start. The issue, as usual, is that he might not get quite enough run support to grab a W.

Joe Kelly, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Overall, Kelly has been pretty good since coming out of the bullpen earlier this season. In his last three starts, he’s allowed just one earned run and struck out 11 in total. Kelly will face Clayton Kershaw and the dodgers in his next start tomorrow, however, so he’ll have his hands full trying to improve his record.

Wade Miley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Even though he’s had his nail-biting moments, Miley has been pretty effective statistically over his last five starts. In that span, he’s 4-1 and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs (and he did that just once). Miley will face the Rays at home tomorrow, and he’s a decent lower-end target.

Danny Farquhar, RP, Seattle Mariners: Farquhar is our RP target today, and to tell you the truth he’s just about the only one out there. He nabbed a pair of saves in the Baltimore series, so it’s looking like the Mariners will be utilizing him more than initially expected in save situations. Farquhar’s season-long numbers look pretty ugly, but he’s been on fire since the break. He’s the one to target if you need saves.

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