Angry because the Mariners decided not to pitch Felix on Sunday? Here’s a few guys that could help ease the pain…
Tim Stauffer | SP | Padres | 11% owned
Once upon a time Stauffer was the fourth overall pick in the draft, but injuries have delayed his big league breakout until this season, at age-28. He slid into the rotation earlier this month after working in long relief all season, and he’s given the Padres more than they could have asked for. Stauffer has posted a 2.25 ERA (~2.90 FIP) in five starts, holding the opposition to one run or less four times. He’s got one start left, this Saturday against the Giants and Barry Zito with San Diego’s season possibly on the line.
Paul Maholm | SP | Pirates | 17%
Maholm usually isn’t a guy fantasy owners rush out to acquire given his low strikeout, high contact, few wins resume, but if you’re stuck in the finals and need a spot start this weekend, he’s about as good a bet as you’ll find on the waiver wire. He’s allowed just eight earned runs (13 total) with 20 strikeouts and six walks in his last four starts (24.1 IP), and this weekend he meets up with the Hanley Ramirez-less Marlins in Miami. Perhaps it’s a strong finish, perhaps is just a four start fluke, but if you’re desperate and need help, at least go for the hot hand.
Ownership rates based on Yahoo! leagues.