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2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

This week on Waiver Wire Gems – American League:

Jake Arrieta, SP Baltimore Orioles (27% owned in Yahoo, 36% ESPN)

Current Stat Line: 5 W / 1 L / 46 K / 4.03 ERA / 1.23 WHIP

His ERA won’t kill you and he’s winning games. Good K rate to go on top of it and you have yourself a nice back of the rotation pitcher available free on the wire in most leagues.

Projection: 14 W/ 6 L / 165 K / 3.95 ERA / 1.25 WHIP

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2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems: American League

This week on Waiver Wire Gems – American League:

Bartolo Colon, SP New York Yankees (28% owned in Yahoo, 26% ESPN)

Current Stat Line: 2 W / 1 L / 33 K / 3.86 ERA / 1.23 WHIP

Ok. His last start was rough, but when I read about his stem cell procedure on his shoulder and elbow it made me think of the six million dollar man. So how could I in good conscience pull Steve Austin off of the list???!! In all honesty, shoot for Carmona as one of my readers previously suggested.

Projection: 12 W/ 8 L / 155 K / 3.95 ERA / 1.30 WHIP

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Fantasy MLB Spot Starting: 04.19.11

We’re off to a nice start here at Spot Starting, hopefully you’ve followed up on some of our picks and won your head to head match last week. By popular demand, we’ve added ESPN stats to go along with Yahoo! in the percent owned.  I hope you’re also checking out Brian and Killboy’s Waiver Wire Gems as these should work hand in hand with Spot Starting in your fantasy arsenal.

For games on Tuesday April 19th these selected pitchers might be had in your league (less than 50% owned in Yahoo! or ESPN) with percent owned Yahoo/ESPN, (team), and opponent:

Carl Pavano 52%/30% (MIN) vs. BAL

John Lackey 45%/37% (BOS) @ TOR

Brandon Beachy 18%/6% (ATL) @ LAD

Jonathan Niese 11%/1% (NYM) vs. HOU

Randy Wolf 6%/16% (MIL) vs. PHL

Sam LeCure 5%/1% (CIN) vs. ARI

My Pick: Carl Pavano vs. Orioles

Alternate: Randy Wolf vs. Phillies

Deep League Special: Sam LeCure vs. Diamond Backs

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