May 15

Footbasket: Fantasy Baseball: Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups: Pitchers

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Entering week 7, we can’t help but witness the injuries beginning to mount among starters like Danny Duffy, Cory Luebke, Daniel Hudson and relievers such as Sergio Santos, Houston Street and Carlos Marmol to name a few. We put together five pitchers who are available in around 60% + of leagues who you might consider grabbing. You’ll notice that the four the starters that we’re recommending are on fair to awful teams but between them they have 16 wins and 133 K’s!! Our recommended reliever is our sleeper of the week!

1. Jason Vargas-SP-Mariners- This 29 year old southpaw and former 2nd round pick of the Marlins, is 3-1 in his last four starts on a team that has a hard time scoring runs. He has collected 38 K’s in 50 innings pitched and has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 0.97 WHIP. He’s beaten the Indians and Detroit, twice, over his last four outings and had amassed six quality starts through his eight games this season. Vargas currently is ranked 50th among all pitchers in Yahoo! leagues. Owned in 41% of leagues he should be picked up in deeper leagues of 12 or more.