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

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May 10, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (24) pitches during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Business travel has reeked havoc on my schedule, but don’t worry, you can still find your starting pitcher pickups for Wednesday’s 15-game MLB stale. The Pirates and Mets get the day started at 1:10, so make your moves before then if your in a daily roster lock league.

Normally, my posts go up the afternoon before the games get underway with a list of the top options widely available on the wire (archive here). Whenever you’re after a new starter to give your rotation a boost, you can find some good places to start in my daily post. My results are available on the final slide of this post, so that you can see how my picks have fared recently.  As always, all of my choices are available in at least half of ESPN leagues, and their ownership percentage is included in parentheses. I also include a risk and reward ranking for each pick on a scale of 1-5 with five being the most risk and the most reward.

Here are the pitchers I like who are scheduled to take the mound Wednesday:

Jordan Lyles-Colorado Rockies (33.6%)

Lyles and the Rockies take on Roberto Hernandez and the Phillies on Wednesday night as Lyles looks to win his sixth game of the season after taking a no-decision his last start despite allowing just two runs in six innings.

Lyles has allowed two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts and has got at least six innings in each of those games.  He even bounced back with six strikeouts against the Braves which was his second-highest total of the season.

Even though he typically doesn’t pile up K’s, he is a solid pitcher for the Rockies and should b able to deliver more innings and has a good shot at a win in this start.  He did face the Phillies earlier this year allowing one unearned run on five hits in seven innings.

Risk-2, Reward-5

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