Bud Norris Orioles
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Bud Norris, Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago Cubs
Norris is 11-7 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He’s 4-4 lifetime against the Cubs with a 3.13 ERA.
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Season Totals: 42-42, 748.2 IP, 626 Ks, 3.83 ERA (319 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (732 hits, 228 walks)
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Kevin Gausman
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Kevin Gausman, Baltimore Orioles @ Chicago Cubs
Gausman is 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA. He’s 3-1 in his past five starts with a 3.23 ERA. Gausman is 3-1 on the road with a 2.91 ERA
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Season Totals: 41-42, 739.2 IP, 618 Ks, 3.88 ERA (319 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (728 hits, 228 walks)
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Brandon McCarthy Yankees
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Brandon McCarthy, New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
McCarthy is 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA since joining the Yankees and 7-12 overall with a 4.24 ERA.  He’s 2-2 lifetime against the ‘Stros with a 2.63 ERA.
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Season Totals: 40-42, 732.2 IP, 610 Ks, 3.89 ERA (317 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (718 hits, 228 walks)
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Jake Peavy Giants
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Jake Peavy, San Francisco Giants@ Chicago Cubs
Peavy is 1-3 with the Giants with a 3.86 ERA. He has a 3.00 ERA against the Cubs. Peavy is 1-1 at AT&T Park with a 2.77 ERA.
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Season Totals: 40-42, 727.1 IP, 602 Ks, 3.87 ERA (313 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (710 hits, 226 walks)
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By Chris Dionne
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Hello Lester’s Legend Readers,
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I’m guest posting here again from http://www.backofthebaseballcard.com to discuss 6 hitters you can snag off the waiver wire today that could give you nice value down the stretch. All these guys have low ownership rates and are more than likely available in your league. This is not a ranking, the order is random. As with my other posts here, see the link at the bottom for a bonus two hitters on this list. Look for the Waiver Wire pitchers next week.
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Jordan Schafer – You need steal off the waiver wire? Snag Schafer. He’s recently been traded from the Braves to the Twins where he seems to be getting playing time. He’s always had good speed; he’s just needed playing time to use it. He’s now playing just about every day and has the green light on the base paths. In 8 games with the Twins, he’s stolen 6 bags. He won’t give you much else, but if you need steals down the stretch, grab him now.
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Jake Lamb – Lamb was recently called up by the Diamondbacks and seems to be getting regular playing time at third. He’s struggled a bit in his first week, but has some solid minor league numbers. In 103 AA games this year he hit .308 with 14 homers. He’s shown solid plate discipline throughout his minor league career, holding back on the strikeouts and drawing a lot of walks. He’s also put up solid power numbers. If you’re struggling at third base, he may be worth a flyer.
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Dustin Ackley – Ackley has been on a tear of late. Since the all-star break he has 4 home runs, 3 steals, and a .321 average. He’s got a little balls in play luck to inflate the average, but his BABIP is only .337. That’s high, but not crazy high. Even with regression he’s hitting over .300. He’s worth grabbing while he’s hitting. He’s only owned in 37% of yahoo leagues and has nice second base eligibility.
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Jarrod Dyson – Dyson has the 4th most steals in the AL this year and is only owned in 3% of yahoo leagues. The issue is he doesn’t always start and doesn’t give you much else. He has a very empty .286 average on the year with almost no power. If you need to make up a lot of steals however, he’s probably your best bet. He’s been starting a lot against right-handed pitching and gets a slew of pinch running opportunities. If you’re really hard up for steals, he may be worth a flyer even when he’s not starting.
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Yangervis Solarte – Solarte continues to get it done. He was thought of as a career minor leaguer coming into the year. He caught fire with the Yankees, slowed down, was traded to the Padres and continues to do well in San Diego. He’s hitting .282 with 3 homers is just over 20 games in San Diego. He’s also been hitting at the top of the lineup, which will create opportunities for runs, even in a bad Padres lineup. None of his stats will jump out at you, but he could benefit your team in runs while not hurting any other stats and having really nice position eligibility.
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Rymer Liriano – Liriano has major fantasy baseball potential He’s a true power/speed guy. He has 2 issues though; He plays in Petco, limiting his homer potential, and he’s been promoted a little early. He only played 16 games in AAA before his promotion. That said the potential is worth taking a gamble on. A decent hot steak could make him a top value down the line.
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For two more bonus hitters, visit my website at http://www.backofthebaseballcard.com/p/8-waiver-wire-gems-for-your-playoff-run.html.
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If you’ve watched much baseball you’ve hear someone state that a player will be what he is “On the back of his baseball card”. But what does the back of the baseball card really say about a player?? What does it say about the player tomorrow? And, What what will that baseball card say at the end of the year?
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At Back of the Baseball Card I take a look at what the “back of the baseball card” really says about a player and how that can help your daily, yearly, and dynasty leagues.
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Chris Capuano Yankees
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Chris Capuano, New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Capuano is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA. He has a 3.60 ERA since joining the Yankees, including a 1.20 mark at Yankee Stadium. Lifetime, he’s 7-4 against the Astros with a 3.15 ERA.
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Season Totals: 40-42, 723.1 IP, 598 Ks, 3.88 ERA (312 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (707 hits, 220 walks)
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Roenis Elias
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Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners @ Philadelphia Phillies
Elias is 9-9 with a 4.14 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He’s 2-1 in his past four starts with a 2.08 ERA. He’s 5-4 in road starts with a 3.73 ERA.
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Season Totals: 40-41, 719.1 IP, 595 Ks, 3.82 ERA (305 earned runs), 1.27 WHIP (700 hits, 214 walks)
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