Heading into the fourth weekend of the season, here’s some Weekend Pick(up)s to Click from Fantasy CPR. Each player is owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo! Standard leagues.
Last Weekend’s Pick(up)s to Click:
– Nick Blackburn MIN | ND, 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 0 K, 2 BB
– Tim Wakefield BOS | ND, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
Season to Date Picks: 0-0, 23 IP, 20 H, 7 ER, 17 K, 8 BB, 2.74 ERA
After a smashingly successful first weekend of spot-starting picks, I came back to earth with last weekend’s selections. Tim Wakefield delivered a strong turn in Boston against the Orioles, but didn’t factor into the decision, while Nick Blackburn turned in a completely useless fantasy line at Kaufmann Stadium against the Royals. Please accept my apologies on that one. Time to get back on a roll… here’s this weekend’s Pick(up)s to Click.
Saturday Starter – Mat Latos (9%) The future rotation anchor for the Padres delivered his worst start of the year last time out when the righty allowed seven runs on seven hits in just 2.2 innings of work at Florida. Despite the difficult start, Latos returns to the friendly confines of Petco Park on Saturday to face the Brewers. In four starts this season, Latos carries a 11.42 ERA in 8.2 innings away from home, and a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings in San Diego. The kid has a ton of talent. So far this season his only rough patches have surfaced away from home. I feel good about giving Latos a chance to keep that trend going Saturday.
Sunday Starter - Doug Fister (25%) The Mariners’ towering righty has allowed exactly six hits in 15 innings of work at Safeco Field this season. The Rangers were held to just five hits in 12 innings on Friday night against the M’s. What does this mean? I’d expect another solid start out of the former Fresno State Bulldog against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Fister has fast become a popular fantasy pickup and if his success continues will find himself well past 30 percent owned. Fister won’t strike out a ton (only 13 in 27 innings), but he’ll give you a chance to pickup a win and improve your team’s ERA and WHIP. You might as well use Fister while he’s rolling and while you still can. After a solid start this Sunday, you just might want to keep him.
Are you starting any spot starters in your weekend rotation? Let us know who you are putting your fantasy trust in down in the comments. Enjoy the weekend.