Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Starting Pitcher Pickups-April 28, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Monday starts another week of fantasy baseball with a solid slate of seven games as the other half of the league takes the day off for travel. Even with a limited slate though, there are definitely potential pickups that can get your pitching line started the right direction.

If you are ever in the market for a waiver wire for pitching pickup, check my daily post here on Fansided (archive here where you can also set a bookmark for the daily updates). You can also see how my past picks have fared on the final slide of the post.  All of my choices are available in at least half of ESPN leagues and their ownership percentage is included in parentheses.  An alumus of our daily post, Alfredo Simon is therefore not listed in these pickups since he’s now owned in 56% of ESPN leagues, even though he still makes a nice pickup if he’s still on the wire in your league

Here are the options I like the most for Monday, April 27:

Tyson Ross-San Diego Padres ( 18.9%)

Ross is coming off his roughest start of the year, but it is a little understandable since it was on the road against the red-hot Brewers.  Ross was coming off a great start in which he held the Giants to just four hits in eight scoreless innings, but struggled against the Brew-crew including giving up a pair of home runs.

I think he’ll bounce back in the late game Monday night as he and the Padres take on their divisional-rival Giants.  Ross will look to rediscover the form he showed against San Francisco two starts ago, and I think he makes the best widely available option for Monday.

I’m going to start including a risk/reward rating on a simple 1-5 scale to give you a better idea of how much I like each selection.

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