Daily Grab

A daily look back and look forward at my spot-starters

Yesterday’s Spot-Starts
Bartolo Colon, CHA – 5 IP, 7K, 3.60 ERA, 2.00 WHIP  DECENT
I picked him up because I didn’t have any SP’s to go up against my opponents 3 SP’s. He has 7 rolling in the next three days and I only had one without any pickups. I’ll take the ERA and the K’s, but his WHIP left a little to be desired. He’s got two starts so I’m holding on, for now.

Eric Stults, LAD – 5.7 IP, 1W, 4K, 3.18 ERA, 1.24 WHIP  GOOD
I picked up
Stults because he was facing the D-Backs and they are awful away from home. I think they’re batting something like .198 on the road. Stults previous numbers weren’t very good, but Arizona is so bad, I just went for it and it worked out. They really are that bad. I suggest taking a spot start against Arizona any time they’re away from home, and possible even when they’re at home. He’s got another start this week, so I’m just going to hold onto him.

Koji Uehara, SP for BAL is my spot-starter for today - but Im a little worried.

Koji Uehara, SP for BAL is my spot-starter for today - but I'm a little worried.

Today’s Spot-Starters
Koji Uehara, BAL – 30IP, 2W, 19K, 4.50 ERA, 1.13 WHIP – I might have passed on Koji if my opponent wasn’t bringing so many pitchers at me so soon. Okay, so I don’t wait till the day a pitcher is starting to pick him up. If I can, I’ll go a day ahead and pick up a guy. It happens all the time…you see an SP on the waivers on Friday, but you decided to hold off until Saturday morning (for some reason). When you go to pick him up on Saturday morning – he’s gone.

I liked the low WHIP here, but I have a bad feeling about this one. It’s a bit of a gamble, but Uehara is a veteran pitcher so I’ve got confidence. He’s only owned in 18% of SportingNews leagues. He held BOS, TEX and LAA to .86, .60, and 1.11 WHIP in his last 3 starts respectively. I’d say that’s pretty good.

If he holds off TB then I’d look for Koji to be the most-picked-up player on the waivers this week in fantasy baseball.

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