May 22, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Pitching Pickups, 5/28/13


If you are looking for help from the waiver wire for your starting rotation check out Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker who is returning to form after a rough start to the season. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday is another full day of interleague play as only the D-Backs and Rangers get the day off after their Monday twin-bill. All the rest of the teams are in action as the MLB features 14 interleague matchups highlighting regional rivalries. If you need a boost for your starting pitching from the waiver wire, here are four options who should have strong games on Tuesday:

Potential Pickups

Jarrod Parker-Oakland Athletics: (owned in 24.5% of ESPN leagues) One of the hardest things about deciding on pitchers is when its safe to return to a solid option after a bad stretch. Parker started the year brutally and was dropped in just about every format. It took him until his last start to finally get his ERA under six. The overall numbers are still rough as he enters Tuesday’s start 2-6 with a 5.76 ERA, but he’s been better of late turning in three straight quality starts. Last time out he gave up three runs in the first but then bounced back to retire 11 of the last 12 Rangers he faced. On Tuesday he faces the Giants and recently-recalled Michael Kickham. It may still be a little early, but I think Parker is headed back in the right direction.

Jorge De La Rosa-Colorado Rockies: (19.7%) De La Rosa has allowed more than one earned run in just two of his last five outings and has picked up the win in four starts in a row. Tuesday he takes the mound against the Astros in Houston and he looks to improve to 7-3 on the year. The Rockies would love him to go deeper into games, but he continues to be a solid streaming option especially if you’re chasing W’s.

Zach McAllister-Cleveland Indians: (30.0%) Another pitcher picking up early season wins is McAlliter who won his last time out despite struggling a bit at Fenway. Tuesday he faces the Reds at Great American Ballpark. It’s a tough matchup especially when you consider the Reds will send out Mat Latos who has been excellent this year. Still, McAllister can help you with another solid outing which he has consistently turned in this season.

Tyler Lyons-St. Louis Cardinals: (1.1%) In deep leagues, check on Lyons who looked solid in his MLB debut going seven one-run, four-hit innings while striking out four and getting his first MLB win. With the Cardinals injury situations in their rotation so unclear, Lyons could stick around for a while if he can build on that success. Tuesday he gets the start against the Royals who have been struggling offensively, and he’ll be opposed by Ervin Santana.

Past Performance

Not sure how long I can keep this up, but the picks are rolling right along and for the most part have avoided disaster. Here’s how my picks have done this past week:


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