MLB Fantasy Waiver Wire Pitcher Pickups Week 15

Week 14 is coming to a close, and with it comes new pitchers to be on the lookout for. We’ll revisit a few pitchers from last waiver wire, and suggest a couple of new ones to be on the lookout for.

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Revisiting

st louis cardinalsDakota Hudson (SP), (CP) – 29.9% Rostered
Hudson’s ownership went up by 2.7% over the last week. On July 5th, he picked up a win in his start against the Giants which puts him at 7-4 on the season. He gave up 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 5 innings. The thing that continues to be the biggest allure for Hudson is him being listed as both a RP and a SP. Putting him in the RP slot with him getting starts is a great way to get an edge.

elieser hernandezElieser Hernandez (SP), (RP) 2.7% Rostered
Hernandez is rostered by a minimal 0.7% more fantasy teams than he was last week. He picked up the loss in his last start against the Nationals on the Fourth of July. He went just 4.1 innings piotched allowing 3 earned runs and 5 hits. He’s another guy that’s listed as both a RP and SP, but if you had to choose between him and Hudson, I’d take Hudson.

Pitchers To Pick Up

miami marlinsJordan Yamamoto – 50.6% Rostered
Since making his MLB debut on June 12th for the Marlins, Yamamoto has caught some buzz. However, he’s still just under the radar enough for folks in smaller leagues to have a shot at picking him up. In his last go against the Braves on July 5th, he went 6.0 innings giving up just 2 hits and no runs. He fanned 7 in those six innings. He’s achieved 7 Ks in two of his 5 starts on the year, with that being his highest.

tampa bay raysBrendan McKay – 42.2% Rostered
McKay made his MLB pitching debut on June 29th for the Rays on June 29th against the Rays. Since being called up from Triple-A, his fantasy ownership numbers have skyrocketed up to 42.2%. On July 5th, it was reported that he’ll be optioned back down to Triple-A, but there’s no denying that he’ll be back up this season at some point after the All-Star Break. He went 6.0 innings in his debut against the Rangers giving up 1 hit and 0 runs. His last start against the Yankees on July 5th resulted in a loss. He went 5.0 innings giving up 3 earned runs and 6 hits.

Check out our 2019 MLB closer depth chart for a look at each team.

  
After suffering a career ending injury as a high school freshman B-team quarterback, Emmett has completely devoted himself to sports fandom. A Chicago (suburb) native, he is loyal to all his teams. He is currently a junior at Chapman University in Southern California and thoroughly enjoys Microsoft Excel.

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