Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Pitching Pickups, 6/23/13

Jun 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (18) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday wraps up the fantasy baseball week for most formats meaning many fantasy baseball owners are getting ready to hit the waiver to end their week with a last move or two to push to the finish. If you need starting pitching help, here’s our top four options to consider picking up that are widely available (over 50% of ESPN leagues) and are in good matchups for Sunday.

Possible Pickups

Jordan Lyles-Houston Astros: (11.1% owned in ESPN leagues) Lyles has allowed two runs or fewer in his last seven starts and has 15 strikeouts in his last two starts while allowing 10 hits and just one earned run. In June his ERA is 1.69 with a WHIP of 0.98.  He and the Astros face the weak-hitting Cubs Sunday making him the top one-start addition for Sunday.

Andrew Cashner-San Diego Padres: (14.5 %) Cashner allowed ten hits but limited the Giants to three runs in San Francisco his last time out. He goes again Sunday against the Dodgers at pitcher-friendly Petco Park. At home, Cashner is 4-1 on the year with a 2.65 ERA. He hasn’t started against LA yet this season, but the Padres are gaining some steam and should get him enough run support to beat  Matt Magill who comes in 0-2 with a 6.51 ERA.

Charlie Morton-Pittsburgh Pirates: (0.4%)  If you’re feeling lucky you could roll the dice with Charlie Morton. He was actually very good in his last start going 5 1/3 of three-hit shutout ball against the Reds. Sunday he faces on the Angels in LA who still have a scary lineup although they’re struggling. Morton looked good his last time out, and although he’s high-risk, it could pay off.

Ivan Nova-New York Yankees: (0.9%) If you’re in a deep league looking for wins, Nova is expected to be colled back up to face the Rays on Sunday. He started four games for the Yankees earlier this season including a solid start against the Mets his last MLB start in which he allowed just a run on five hits in five innings while striking out six. He’ll look to beat Chris Archer who has been struggling for the Rays and not working very deep in his last two outings.

Topics: Fantasy Baseball%2, Spot Starters, Starting Pitchers, Streaming Starters

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