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 9, 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 12. One think we can tell you: Zimmerman isn't high Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson, even though he has favorable matchups against the Mets and Marlins this week. He says there are better available options on the waiver wire this week.
"I can't get behind Hudson being a good starter," Zimmerman said. "The 24-year-old righty has been attacking hitters with the kitchen sink, throwing a cutter, two fastballs, a slider, and change. Some of the pitches have positive traits like the sinker (66 GB%), cutter (20% SwStr%, 55% GB%), and four-seamer (10% SwStr%). The slider and change should just be dropped, however. They do nothing but get hit around."
Zimmerman has also identified which pitchers you should target if your teams needs a jolt, including a player owned in less than 50 percent of leagues who can make a big 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 12? And which undervalued pitcher can help you win your matchup this week? ... Join SportsLine right now to see an analysis of the Week 12 pitching waiver wire breakdown, all from an award-winning Fantasy baseball analyst who can give you a huge edge in your league!