MLB Waiver Wire Pitcher Pickups Week 17

Week 16 is coming to a close, and with it comes new pitchers to be on the lookout for. Most of the week was comprised of the All-Star Break and all that brought, but there are still a few pitchers to look out for. We’ll revisit a few pitchers from previous waiver wires as well as suggest some new ones.

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Jordan Yamamoto – 61.9% Rostered
The cat is essentially out of the bag in terms of picking up Yamamoto under the radar. His ownership increased another 5.2% over the last week. His last start on July 16th against the Padres resulted in a win for the young pitcher. He gave up just 4 hits and 2 earned runs through 5.0 innings pitched, moving him to 4-0 on the year.

Michael Pineda – 23.8% Rostered
Pineda’s ownership has jumped up again by 5.9%, and for good reason. His last start came against the Mets on 7/16 where he went 6.0 innings giving up just 6 hits and 1 earned run with 3 Ks. He’s a solid pitcher, and his two starts before that he ended the day with 8 and 9 Ks, respectively.

Pitchers To Pick Up

Dakota Hudson (SP), (CP) – 27.4% Rostered
Dakota Hudson is one of those special pitchers that is listed as both a closing pitcher and starter, so he can fill out a relief pitching spot quite nicely. In his last go, he picked up the win going 5.0 innings giving cup 6 this and 3 earned runs. He’s not the most lights out pitcher, but his ability to fill out a reliever spot really adds additional value to any fantasy team.

Griffin Canning (SP) 14.0% Rostered
Coming off a few rough starts, Canning’s ownership has dropped off quite a bit in the last few weeks, which means he’ll likely be there for you to pick up. Before this rough patch, he spun a 6.0 inning game giving up 3 hits and 2 runs to pick up the win on 6/27 against the A’s. He ended that game with a WHIP of 0.67. If I were in the market for a pitcher, I feel like this is a good guy to bet on, especially since it seems like he’s a good pitcher going through a rough patch and not just a bad pitcher.

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