April 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis (22) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Pitching Pickups, 4/23/13


If you need starting pitching from the waiver wire, there are young arms available including Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin who here delivers a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday in Major League Baseball features quite a bit of divisional play across the nation as well as a strange interleague series between the Marlins and Twins and a few East vs West matchups as the A’s and Dodgers play in New York and Boston. Amid these games are a few starting pitchers worth picking up if you need help in your rotation.

Here’s the options available in at least half of ESPN leagues that I think are worth a look for Tuesday:

Possible Pickups

Apr 18, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani throws a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Cingrani-Cincinnati Reds: (49.5%) Just under the cut line, the Reds rookie probably will be owned in more than 50% when he makes his start against the Cubs. He’s definitely worth grabbing if he’s still available in your league. He started his MLB career with a solid outing last week against the Marlins throwing five innings of one-run baseball allowing five hits and striking out eight. He needs to be more efficient with his pitches Tuesday so that he can get deeper into the game, but he’s the top option if you needs strikeouts and a good shot at a win.

Patrick Corbin-Arizona Diamondbacks: (11.2%) Corbin is scheduled to start against Matt Cain at San Francisco. He’s been pitching well enough that even if Cain out-duels him he can still contribute. Corbin comes in 2-0 with three starts of at least six innings allowing two, zero, and one runs. His ERA is just 1.42 and he has 13 K’s in his 19 innings. Cain has had his struggles so far this season, so it’s not out of the question that Corbin gets the win if he can have another solid start like his last one in Yankee Stadium.

Jose Quintana-Chicago White Sox: (7.0%) Quintana faces Zach McAllister and Indians at home at the Cell where he was lit up in his first start of the season by the Mariners. Since then though, Quintana has been exceptional not allowing a run in his last two starts spanning 13 2/3 innings allowing just six hits and striking out 14. He finally got the win as the Sox cruised past Toronto his last time out. The start before he shutout these same Indians allowing just one hit in seven innings. Hopefully he can contribute another solid start like that one on Tuesday.

Wade Davis-Kansas City Royals: (4.1%) Davis is a high-risk pickup since he’s starting Tuesday at Detroit. However, the Tigers haven’t been scoring as much lately, and Davis was able to shut down Atlanta who was tearing it up at that point. His start also does have the potential to be high-reward. Last time out, he shut out Atlanta for seven innings allowing just five hits and striking out seven at Turner Field. The win moved him to 2-0 and gave him back-to-back shutout starts. Davis may not keep that streak up against the potent Tigers lineup and is opposed by Max Scherzer who’s also pitching well, but Davis could have another quality start if he can keep dealing like he has been.

Past Performance

Sunday was a solid one for my picks aside from Chad Billingsley hitting the DL. There’s still a couple ugly outings on here that are keeping my ERA and WHIP high, but I’m happy with Sunday’s results. Here’s how my picks have done the last week:

Starter Date IP ER K H BB W L
Kevin Correia 15-Apr 7 2 5 8 1 1 0
Chad Billingsley 15-Apr 6 3 3 7 2 0 0
James McDonald 15-Apr 1 2/3 3 0 8 2 0 1
Gavin Floyd 15-Apr 4 1/3 4 6 9 3 0 1
AJ Griffin 16-Apr 6 2 8 4 4 0 0
Jeremy Guthrie 16-Apr 7 2 6 5 1 0 0
Travis Wood 16-Apr 7 1/3 2 3 5 3 0 1
Ross Detwiler 17-Apr 7 1 5 7 0 1 0
Bartolo Colon 17-Apr 6 1 3 4 0 1 0
J.A. Happ 17-Apr 5 2/3 5 3 6 1 0 1
Carlos Villanueva 18-Apr 7 2 6 4 1 1 0
Miguel Gonzalez 18-Apr 5 2/3 4 1 8 2 0 0
Patrick Corbin 18-Apr 7 1 7 2 3 1 0
Tony Cingrani 18-Apr 5 1 8 5 3 1 0
Jhoulys Chacin 19-Apr 6 1/3 0 5 3 1 1 0
Lucas Harrell 19-Apr 5 2/3 2 4 5 5 1 0
Jorge De La Rosa 20-Apr 6 0 4 2 2 1 0
Wei-Yin Chen 20-Apr 6 1 2 3 4 1 0
Phillip Humber 20-Apr  1/3 8 0 8 1 0 1
Nick Tepesch 20-Apr 1 2/3 0 3 2 0 0 0
Rick Porcello 20-Apr  2/3 9 0 9 1 0 1
Kyle Kendrick 21-Apr 6 2 6 8 1 0 0
Justin Grimm 21-Apr 6 1 9 6 1 1 0
Wily Peralta 21-Apr 6 2/3 2 3 5 3 1 0
Mike Leake 22-Apr
Kevin Correia 22-Apr
Felix Doubront 22-Apr
Dylan Axelrod 22-Apr
ERA WHIP
Totals: 128 58 100 133 45 12 6 4.08 1.39

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