Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Starting Pitcher Pickups-April 30, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi (24) pitches in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

As the curtain closes on the first month of the MLB season, the schedule has every team in action with a couple of divisional matinees setting us up for a packed 13-game evening slate. If you’re in the market for starting pitchers, that means that there are plenty of options with 30 starters slated to toe the rubber Wednesday.

Whenever you need to scour the wire for a starting pitcher, 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. For each selection, I also include my perspective of the risk and reward for the scheduled start on a scale of 1-5.

Here are my five picks for Wednesday, April 30:

Nate Eovaldi-Miami Marlins (25.2%)

Eavaldi has gotten off to a great start to the season turning in a quality start in four of his five outings including his last start when he pitched well in Atlanta allowing five hits and a single unearned run in six strong innings.

Despite his 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 8.62 K/9, Eovaldi is just 1-1 since Miami’s offense hasn’t given him much support.  If you are looking for a good outing but don’t desperately need the win, Eovaldi is your pickup. He and the Fish host the Braves as he looks to build on his last solid start against Atlanta this time at home.

Risk-2, Reward-4

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