Fantasy Baseball News 9/9/13: Waiver Wire Pitchers
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Early-Week Waiver Wire Pitching Adds
September 9, 2013
Monday means it’s time once again to take a peek at the waiver wire in fantasy baseball. In this, the first of our biweekly editions, we’re taking a look at the SP and RP positions, and if you’re in the market there are a few viable candidates our there. Here’s an up-close look at the recent numbers to help you decide if any of these guys are worthy of an add to your rotation for a stretch run in your league.
Yusmeiro Petit, SP, San Francisco Giants: Petit’s near-perfect game over the weekend turned a lot of heads around not just the fantasy world, but the whole of sports. He came within one strike of perfection against the Diamondbacks on Friday, but had to settle for a one-hit shutout bid. That’s three wins in a row for Petit, who has given up a combined four earned in that span. His next start is Wednesday against Colorado, but you should probably snatch him up before then if you want him.
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Tony Cingrani, SP, Cincinnati Reds: Cingrani is just 2-2 over his last four starts, but that statistic is misleading. He’s pitched well during that span, giving up no more than two earned runs in each game. Cingrani is coming off a pretty strong showing against the Cardinals, tossing 5 1/3 and giving up two earned. He’s got a great matchup coming into Cincinnati for his next start tomorrow; the Cubs will be in town, so add him now if you can get him in your league.
Dillon Gee, SP, New York Mets: Let’s take a quick look at Gee’s last four starts. He’s 3-1 during that span, and in his three wins he hasn’t given up more than two earned and has gone at least seven innings. In his lone loss, he allowed four runs on 10 hits. Still, we’ll take those odds heading into Gee’s next start tomorrow. He’ll have a tougher matchup than usual, facing Jordan Zimmerman and the Nationals, but we think the potential for a quality start is there.
Martin Perez, SP, Texas Rangers: Perez has been a machine for the Rangers recently. He’s 6-0 in his last six starts, lasting at least six innings in each. During that span, he hasn’t allowed more than four earned, and he only did that once (he only allowed three earned once as well). Like Gee, Perez has a relatively tough matchup looming tomorrow. Francisco Liriano and the Pirates will be coming to town, but Perez should be able to hold it together enough for a nice fantasy line, even if he can’t extend his win streak.
LaTroy Hawkins, RP, New York Mets: Let’s head back to New York to take a look at our lone RP prospect this week. As usual, the reliever market in fantasy is a barren wasteland, but Hawkins has some value we believe. He’s riding a streak of five straight scoreless innings, with saves in three of his last four appearances. Hawkins is obviously a lower-end consideration, and he won’t get many chances on a crummy Mets team. Still, if you’re desperate for saves down the stretch, he’s your guy.
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