MLB Waiver Wire Pitcher Pickups Week 22

With Week 21 coming to a close, the fantasy baseball playoffs are quickly approaching. Whether you need a little boost to secure your spot in the post-season, or you simply need a few strong arms to help you go on a championship run, we’ve got you covered. We’ll revisit a few pitchers from last week’s Waiver Wire and also suggest a few new arms.

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Revisiting

Adrian Houser (SP), (RP) – 10.2% Rostered
Don’t look now, but Milwaukees’ Adrian Houser has quietly been putting up some pretty solid numbers in his last few starts. In his last go against St. Louis on 8/21, he went 5.1 innings giving up just 1 earned run, picking up the win. He’s jumped 8.3% rostered points since we mentioned him last week, so he continues to do something right. Wtiuth a great end of the season push like he’s having, I think it’s fair to say that he would be an incredibly solid add for your postseason roster.

san francisco giantsLogan Webb, (SP) – 0.2% Rostered
Webb made his Major League debut on 8/17 against the Diamondbacks. While he isn’t a lock to stay on San Francisco’s roster, he certainly looked solid in the 5.0 innings they allowed him to throw. He gave up 5 hits and fanned 7 over the span of those five innings. He’s consistently put up good numbers in Double-A all year and threw 7.0 solid innings in his Triple-A debut on 8/12. If he sticks around this Giants club for the remainder of the season, I have a feeling you’ll be glad you have him. He’s been confirmed to have the start against the Athletics this Sunday (8/25), so depending on how he does there, that’ll likely determine whether or not he sticks around this Giants’ club for the remainder of the year.

Pitchers to pick up

chicago cubsRowan Wick (RP) – 0.8% Rostered
Wick has been astounding for the Cubs in the face of their bullpen woes over the last few weeks. He’s given up just 5 hits total in the month of August through eight appearances. While relief pitchers aren’t necessarily the most exciting thing to add to a fantasy roster, they’re very necessary and with Wick being rostered by just 0.8% of fantasy teams, I’d say you have a fair shot of picking him up in your league.

toronto blue jaysJacob Waguespack (SP) – 17.6% Rostered
After getting his first start of the season on May 27th of this year, Waguespack has slowly improved throughout the course of the year. He didn’t make it back to the Jays’ roster until 7/3, but his last few starts have been things of beauty. Agasint the Dodgers (on the road) on 8.22, he threw 7.0 innings giving up just 1 hit and no earned runs. He’s a great young talent to add to your roster to finish the year out.

  
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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