Tuesday April 7th
1.Randy Wolf LAD at SD (Chris Young)
-This looks like a much better day for spot starts. Yahoo has a nifty stat and it says Randy is owned in 22% of all leagues. That's a little high so if he's unavailable in your leagues I apologize. But he does make for a good start against what is predicted to be a lousy team. Wolf looked good in his last ST start so he's ready to go. It's highly unlikely that he'll make 30 starts this year, but there's a chance he could pitch well enough to win something like 13 games. That includes sustained good health of course.
-Prediction- W, 6.1IP, 6h, 2ER, 3BB, 5k, 0HR
2.Jeff Suppan MIL - at SF (Tim Lincecum)
-I love Jeff Suppan. There I said it. I feel better. Why you ask? Because in the history of waiver wire no man gets as much mention as Jeff Suppan. He just is never good enough to be on your roster for more than one favorable start, but that's all we need. Especially this year because he's lost his ability to miss bats or even keep the ball in the yard so it would take a start against someone like San Fran or San Diego on the road for me to advise using him. Hey, whaddya know? No shot for a W against Lincecum.
-Prediction- L, 6IP, 7h, 3ER, 2BB, 2k
3.Scott Olsen WAS - Road vs. FLA (Josh Johnson)
-Almost got my teams mixed up there for a second. Olsen is on Washington now and will be given every opportunity to succeed. Here's a reason Olsen might be more successful this season, and I'm going to get into it more in-depth in a future Saturday column or Podcast that I might do: He's pitching to save his career. Like Cliff Lee and Scott Baker he had a lot of promise but for whatever reasons it hadn't happened in a couple of seasons. He's still young enough to turn it around, but one more sub-average season and he might be done altogether. This is a make or break season for him. There are others like him, but I'll keep them hush-hush until it's time.
-Prediction- ND, 5.2IP, 6h, 2ER, 2BB, 4k
That's who I'm recommending, but depending on the size of your league you might also consider:
Trevor Cahill (Let me know if he's owned in your league so I know where we stand on him. Yahoo has it at 14%)
In the meantime and in between time, I'm perlick29, bye now.