I have much more faith in Perez than anyone in the cafe it seems. At this point Perezs' upside alone makes him worth a gamble, especially with playoffs just around the corner. There is nobody on the waiver wire or any rookies that are going to come out of nowhere that could possibly make the difference that Perez could. If he was on my leagues waivers, I would be licking my chops. He might not be as good as he was last year, but he is a strikeout pitcher, those guys get you points even without winning in points leagues. My advise if you have any borderline pitchers to drop for him, do it. I am just waiting for him to be dropped in my league, but I think the guy is smarter than that. If you lose out on the Felix Hernandez lottery, grab Perez!