The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
Yesterday was a snooze button kind of day, which unfortunately meant no grind.
If you’re not too worried about ERA, there are a couple nice pitching options today.
Dillon Gee has been better than expected this year despite a mid-4’s ERA. He has a not so easy assignment against the Orioles.
Felix Doubront has played out his tenure as a daily grind pick. His ownership rate is up to 51 percent thanks to strong peripherals.
Nathan Eovaldi is set to take on the A’s in the Coliseum.
Chris Archer starts for the Rays today, although I’d avoid him in all but the deepest leagues. He’s struggled with walks this season.
The Alex White vs. Joe Blanton match-up is one where you can target multiple hitters on either roster. Carlos Gonzalez is questionable for today’s game with a knee injury, so try Tyler Colvin, Todd Helton, or Juan Pierre.
It’s Thin Thursday. I wouldn’t use any of the pitchers available unless Worley is unowned in your league. Jacob Turner will make a start against the Cardinals, but it sounds like it’s just a spot appearance since Drew Smyly is returning soon. I’d be very wary of that match-up.
I’ll get back to doing this tomorrow.