With such a light MLB schedule Monday night (four games) fantasy baseball owners need to pay even more attention to Tuesday’s starting pitchers since these some of the very few starters who could bounce back and still get a two-start week this week. Fortunately for owners who need some help, there are several solid options on the waiver wire in more than half of ESPN leagues. Here’s my favorite options widely available for Tuesday:
Jason Marquis-San Deigo Padres: (29.4% owned) Marquis and the Padres face the struggling Phillies offense at pitcher-friendly Petco Tuesday night. Marquis hasn’t been dominant but has worked around trouble and compiled a 9-2 record with three or two runs allowed in his last five starts. He’s 6-1 at home with a .229 BAA and solid numbers across the board even with a lack of high strikeout numbers.
Bronson Arroyo-Cincinnati Reds: (37.3%) Arroyo has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all four of his starts this month going just 1-0 with a 1.57 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Facing the A’s in Oakland isn’t an easy matchup, but Arroyo has been good enough this month to merit taking a shot on him and the Reds as they hit the O.Co coliseum for their interleague series Tuesday.
Kyle Lohse-Milwaukee Brewers: (34.1%) Lohse has bounced back after a rough stretch and has allowed just one earned run in each of his last three starts. He and the Brewers face the Cubs in what should be a good matchup for Lohse.
Stephen Fife-Los Angeles Dodgers: (0.2%) If you need a deep league option, check out Fife who starts against the Giants at home Tuesday. He’s allowed two or one earned runs in his last four startes with a 1.35 WHIP and a 2.35 ERA. He’s allowed lots of hits but has been able to manage the damage and has 22 strikeouts in 23 innings over that span.