Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Pitching Pickups, 6/03/13


If you’re looking for a starting pitching pickup for fantasy baseball this Monday, check out Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick (38) who here delivers to the plate during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Red Sox 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Monday’s time for our weekly weekly double-up as two-start pitchers take the mound for their teams in the nine games on the Major League Baseball schedule. Pitchers who you grab for Monday will get  a second start later in the week making them ultra-valuable in weekly format options. If you are playing in a daily league, these pitchers represent good value plays and can help you win without taking up all your salary cap space.

I’m running short on time for today, so I’ll give you my picks but will need to keep the analysis extremely brief. Here are my recommended options available in over 50% of ESPN leagues for Monday:

Possible Pickups

Kyle Kendrick-Philadelphia Phillies: (34.5%) Kendrick starts at home against Miami. Kendrick had four quality starts in May in six appearances. He started May with a win against Miami.

Apr 29, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (32) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Chatwood-Colorado Rockies: (15.3%) In five starts Chatwood is 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last four starts. He’s in a tough matchup though as the Rockies travel to Cincinnati.

Eric Stults-San Diego Padres: (1.8%) The Padres visit LA as Stults looks to build on a solid May when he was 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA in his six starts. He faced the Dodgers twice this season going 1-1 in two starts early in the year.

Joe Saunders-Seattle Mariners:(0.6%) Saunders is up-and-down and all over the place in his starts making him a long shot since he completely lacks consistency. However, he’s in a good matchup as the M’s host the White Sox in Seattle.

Past Performance

Here is how my picks have done lately:


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