Congratulations to you if you’re one of the dedicated fantasy baseball owners consistently sticking with your team and making big moves coming down the stretch to get into your leagues playoffs. This weekend has plenty of opportunity to grab some help for your pitching staff from the waiver wire starting with a full slate of games on Friday. The pickups for Friday aren’t as sure-fire as some other days, but if you’re streaming or need to make a pickup, check out my top three options below.
August has been a good month for my daily starting pitching pickups (archive and new posts show up here). All my selections are always available in at least half of ESPN leagues when they are selected the day before their scheduled start. Through Wednesday’s games, my August selections are 20-10 with a 2.98 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 7.66 K/9 rate in over 270 innings. On Wednesday, my picks did go 0-3 taking hard luck losses even though they were able to get my ERA down under 3.00. Hopefully my Friday picks can keep it going and also pick up a few W’s. Here are the widely available options I like the most:
44.8% owned, @ Tampa Bay Rays
3.2% owned, @ New York Mets
22.6% owned, @ Detroit Tigers
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