Saturday’s another great day of baseball with plenty of opportunity to pick up some pitching help. Here’s four starters I like who are widely available on waivers who I think will have solid outings Saturday. Evaluate what you need and make a roster move if you need to get get the all-important category wins you need this week.
Jeff Samardzija – ChC: (35.6% owned in ESPN leagues) The Cubs host the Cards on Saturday and Samardzija will look to build on his huge July in which he is 2-1 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts. In 27 innings this month he has 29 K’s and just seven walks. He’ll go for win number eight as he continues to distance himself from some ugly starts back in the month of June.
Chris Young – NYM: (0.5%) Chris Young will face the other Chris Young and the rest of the D-Backs in Arizona on Saturday. In his nine starts this eason he has been remarkably consistent. He has allowed two or three earned runs in all but one of those starts and has pitched between 5-7 innings in all but one as well. Overall he has a 3.91 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP. He won’t pile up K’s like he used to, but will try to continue his run of solid if not spectacular starts
Bartolo Colon – Oak: (12.4%) Colon has had success recently against the Orioles specifically at Camden Yards where he’ll face the O’s on Saturday matchup up with Tommy Hunter. Colon has faced the Rangers and Yankees his last two times out and allowed four runs while pitching into the seventh in each game. The two starts before that he didn’t allow more than one earned run in either. He won’t get strikeouts at this point in his career but can still be effective
Ross Ohlendorf- SD: (0.7%) In his two starts since the All-Star break Ohlendorf has pitched 12.2 innings allowing just three runs while walking three and fanning 12. Ohlendorf has had six in each game and will face the Marlins in Miami who are struggling offensively and could still be reeling from their dismantling. The Padres have been putting up some runs, so Ohlendorf makes a solid-if-not-spectacular start.
Here’s how our results have looked lately. Our win-loss record is off the charts and we’ve gotten some solid outings lately to get our ERA into sub-four territory. Check our archive for more details.
|Aaron Laffey||26-Jul||5 2/3||4||4||5||3||0||0|
|Miguel Gonzalez||25-Jul||2 2/3||7||2||7||2||0||1|
|Jose Quintana||24-Jul||6 1/3||4||1||8||1||0||0|
|Henderson Alvarez||22-Jul||5 2/3||7||2||8||1||1||0|
|Zach McAllister||21-Jul||7 2/3||3||6||5||0||0||1|
|Aaron Cook||21-Jul||6 1/3||3||1||4||1||0||1|
|Trevor Cahill||20-Jul||5 1/3||3||3||9||2||1||0|