Finding the perfect pitcher to add to your Fantasy baseball team can be the difference between winning your league or going home with nothing. And before you determine which low-owned pitchers you should target, and which you should avoid, heading into Week 8, you absolutely need to see what Fantasy analyst Jeff Zimmerman has to say.
Zimmerman has written at FanGraphs, Hardball Times, RotoWire, ESPN, Baseball America, and Beyond the Boxscore. He has won several FSTA awards including Best Baseball Series and Football Writer of the Year. He's participated in Tout Wars and won it twice (15-mixed auction and 12-team H2H). Along with Tanner Bell, he just published the first edition of "The Process", a complete guide for running your own Fantasy baseball start-to-finish. If there's anybody who knows what it takes to win a league, it's him.
Now, he's done an in-depth analysis of some of the most intriguing waiver wire pitchers for Week 8. One we'll give away: Zimmerman is high on Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez, who is owned in only 39 percent of CBS Sports Leagues.
"Lopez took several steps forward to improve on a mediocre 2018," Zimmerman said. "He's pounded the strike-zone more with his Zone% going from 45% to 50%. This change has helped drop his walk rate from 2.8% to 2.1%. The biggest issue with Lopez is that he'll rarely record a win pitching for the Marlins. With quite a bit of a starter's value tied to the 'W,' he might not be started in every game, but should be owned in every league."
Zimmerman has also identified which pitchers you should target if your teams needs a jolt, including a player owned in less than 30 percent of leagues who can make a huge impact. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his breakdowns before making the call on any waiver wire pitchers.
So which low-owned pitchers should you target heading into Week 8? And which undervalued pitcher is a must-add? ... Join SportsLine right now to see an analysis of the Week 8 pitching waiver wire breakdown, all from an award-winning Fantasy baseball analyst who can give you a huge edge in your league!