Need a couple of decent starters to help get your team through a tough stretch?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Right now, there are several hot starting pitchers on the market who can make an immediate impact on your team.
You might not want to keep these guys for the rest of the season, but for right now, they’re the best of the waiver-wire pitchers.
Here are five hot waiver-wire starters, owned in 20 percent or less of all Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball leagues.
- Guillermo Moscoso, Oakland A’s (8% owned) – Moscoso has been on a roll lately. He appears to be the next in a long line of successful young A’s pitchers. In the past two weeks, he’s won two games, struck out 17 and has a 1.80 ERA. There’s no way he should only be owned in eight percent of all Yahoo! leagues. Get him on your fantasy team for the stretch run.
- Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (5%) – The Brewers dangerous starting rotation is getting even more dangerous with Estrada’s hot play lately. But, don’t go and add Estrada to your team just yet. Chris Narveson is returning from injury and will probably take Estrada’s spot in the rotation. But, keep an eye on Estrada. If any other Brewer starters go down, don’t hesitate to grab the high-potential youngster.
- Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals (5%) – Chen has never really been a good fantasy option. And, one wouldn’t think the Royals would have much fantasy pitching value this season. But, Chen has been on fire the past 14 days, pitching 19.2 innings, getting three wins, striking out 16 and keeping his ERA under 3.00 (2.75 the past 14 days). Ride him while he’s hot, because we all know it won’t last long.
- Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves (18%) – In the past two weeks, Minor has been outstanding. While the Braves continue to play catch up with the Phillies, Minor has won three games, struck out 21 hitters in just 16.2 innings and has a 3.24 ERA. The Braves keep rolling, so Minor is a guy you should consider adding to your team.
- Fausto Carmona, Cleveland Indians (13%) – Carmona hasn’t been the reason the Indians have been falling out of playoff contention lately. In the past two weeks, he’s pitched 21.1 innings, struck out 18 batters and has an ERA of 2.11. But, despite his strong efforts, he only has one win. So, while the Indians aren’t picking up a lot of wins for Carmona, he can still help your fantasy team in every other category.