As is usually the case, Wednesday is a packed one in the Major Leagues with 15 games on the schedule and every team in action. That means they’ll be 30 starters across the league with an opportunity to help their teams on their way to a win. Some of them that are on the waiver wire can help your fantasy team as well. Here’s four pitchers to consider if you’re looking to pickup a spot starter or are streaming a starter all season long:
Starters to Pickup for Wednesday
Barry Zito-San Franicisco Giants: (14.4%) Ztio dominated the Cardinals at AT&T Park last week and Wednesday he’ll face the Rockies looking to continue his success. He went seven scoreless allowing just three hits while his opponent Jeff Francis also pitched well in his first start of the year. The Giants are looking for a nice bounceback from Zito as he continues to build on his confidence found in the playoffs. The Rockies have been playing well, but I think Zito is still the top option among the widely-available probable pitchers for 4/10.
Rick Porcello-Detroit Tigers: (13.1%) Porcello struggled in his first start in Minnesota giving up a pair of homers and three runs while going just 5 1/3 innings and taking the loss. He’ll look to bounce back at home where his splits where actually worse last season due to a few rough outings. He’ll face the Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon who have some power in their lineup but are also used to playing in a dome instead of in the Detroit elements. Porcello will be opposed by Mark Buehrle who got crushed in his first start making Porcello a decent option as he looks to bounce back. A decent start should earn him a win with the Tigers powerful lineup pouncing on Buehrle.
Chad Billingsley-Los Angeles Dodgers: (3.5%) Billingsley comes back from the DL and looks to make the start against the Padres in Petco on Wednesday night. He had a decent spring and will get a soft landing in a pitchers park against a light-hitting team. His DL stint was for a bruised finger sustained while bunting and unrelated to the injury that cost him the end of teh season last year. He’s coming off a solid season where he finished with a 3.55 ERA in 25 starts and could be useful to hold going forward. Whether you plan on keeping him or just utilizing him for a start, he makes a nice pickup for Wednesday.
Jeremy Hefner-New York Mets: (0.1%)Hefner allowed just a run in six innings against the Marlins in his first start, but took a tough-luck loss. He faces the Phillies Wednesday night and will go against Kyle Kendrick who got pounded his first time out. The Mets are playing surprisingly well and the Phillies offense is struggling making Hefner a solid option for the second time in a row.
Past Picks Performance
|Rick Porcello||4-Apr||5 1/3||3||2||6||2||0||1|
|Miguel Gonzalez||4-Apr||6 1/3||2||4||5||2||1||0|
|Dan Straily||5-Apr||6 2/3||2||11||5||0||1||0|
|Kyle Kendrick||5-Apr||5 2/3||5||3||8||2||0||1|
|Jhoulys Chacin||7-Apr||6 2/3||1||2||6||0||1||0|
|Ubaldo Jimenez||8-Apr||4 1/3||7||4||7||3||0||1|
|Kevin Correia||8-Apr||7 1/3||3||1||8||1||0||1|