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Daily Grab

Posted in Daily Grab, News, Strategy with tags , , on May 6, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

A daily look back at my spot starters and a look forward at who I’m taking off the wire…

Yesterday’s Spot-Start

Koji Uehara – BAL, 6 2/3 IP, 8 K, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1.20 WHIP DECENT
Well, this ended up being a pretty good pick, but the bullpen is what hurt him, along with some errors. He pitched well and at sent down 14 in a row. But, some fielding problems and a bullpen that brought a bucket of gasoline to the mound, took care of his hard work. He’s been doing pretty good this year and his numbers definitely show it. I’m going to keep him on my teams.

Today’s Spot-Starters

I’m not picking up anybody for today. I’m actually picking somebody up that isn’t pitching until Saturday! Who is so special that I went that far ahead? Shairon Martis, the rookie SP for the Washington Nationals.

Even when I read that I think it’s a pretty lame idea, but he’s facing the D-Backs on his home mound and the D-Backs are awful on the road. They’re awful at home, but they are really awful on the road.

Get Today’s Starters

Posted in Strategy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by cuzitsmybday
Cahill is getting picked off the wire thanks to some good outings and todays start against the Rays

Cahill is getting picked off the wire thanks to some good outings and today's start against the Rays

Here are some starting pitchers for today that you should consider picking up:

  • Nick Blackburn – He’s had a 1.71 ERA vs. the tribe and has held them to a .246 BA through 31 innings of work. The game is in Cleveland but it’s not like he isn’t familiar with the area
  • Koji Uehara – Let me just be flat-out honest and say that I like taking chances on Japanese pitchers that teams are unfamiliar with. Sure, he’s pitching against the Rangers, but they’ve never seen him before.
  • Rick Porcello – He might not be around on your wire, but if he is and you have room, then you should pick him up. The sky is the limit with this guy and after his last effort he quieted more of the doubters. He’s up against Greinke and the Tigers bat .295 against him.
  • Trevor Cahill – His WHIP is only 1.44 and he’s sporting at 2.60 ERA. He’s not racking up the K’s, but if you need some help or you just want to add a pitcher, he’s probably around.