Fantasy Baseball News 8/30/13: Waiver Wire Pitchers
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Waiver Wire Pitching Adds
August 30, 2013
We’re getting down to crunch time in fantasy baseball. If you want to try and make one more surge up the standings, now’s the time to do it. We’ve got some pitching names for you this morning that could potentially help your numbers improve, so if your roster is underperforming, give those guys the boot and check out these trending waiver wire adds at SP and RP. Let’s take a closer look.
Marco Estrada, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada has posted some mixed results for fantasy owners thus far, but he’s still got plenty of potential for a stretch run. Over his last three starts, he’s 2-0 with 15 strikeouts and five earned runs. That makes him 6-4 overall on the year. Estrada will face the Angels in his next outing tomorrow, and if he can continue to locate his pitches well, he’ll make a fine addition to your rotation for the final month.
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Taijuan Walker, SP, Seattle Mariners: Walker throws today, so if you’re looking to add him, you won’t be able to take advantage of his debut against the Astros. He’s worth at least keeping your eye on, as he’s the top pitching prospect in the minors right now. The only real drawback to Walker is that we’re likely looking at a restrictive innings limit on him over these last few weeks. You’ll squeeze maybe three more starts out of him before a shutdown. If you can live with that, add him.
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, San Francisco Giants: We haven’t been to enamored with Vogelsong this season, even before play began when he was a highly-touted fantasy pitcher. Injuries and rough outings have taken their toll on him, but he’s coming off a nice game against the Pirates. He posted eight innings of two-hit ball and no earned runs in that one, which is a good omen heading into tomorrow’s start against the Diamondbacks. Vogelsong should be able to keep it together in that one.
Danny Farquhar, RP, Seattle Mariners: We’ve got two RP prospects for you today, and we’ll start with Farquhar. He’s now got 10 saves to his credit on the year, following last night’s one-walk, one-strikeout outing against the Astros. Farquhar isn’t lethal by any stretch of the imagination, but he’ll do in a pinch if you’re desperate for saves. He’s got a couple favorable series--the Astros and the Royals--coming up in the next week.
Rex Brothers, RP, Colorado Rockies: If he’s still out there in your league, Brothers is probably your best bet to nab saves off the wire. He’s got three successful outings in a row to his credit, with 14 total saves on the year. With former closer Rafael Betancourt done for the season, the road is clear for Brothers to maintain form over the final month. His 1.43 ERA should help his cause in deciding whether or not to add him.
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