This list is populated by players who are owned in less than 50% of leagues and face either a good matchup or are pitching consistently well.
The big Z received his first victory of the season Monday night pitching a complete game shutout. He has now gone 16 innings without allowing a run, and has struck out 14 batters. It is well known that he throws in one of the better pitcher parks in baseball, and faces a favorable matchup Sunday vs. the N.Y. Mets.
The big righty is on a 2 start win streak and has struck out 17 batters, while only allowing 4 earned runs. He will pitch against Houston Friday, and he has a history of success against that lineup. His stamina was one of his problems in the beginning of the season, but he has been pitching later into games recently. He is an excellent source of strikeouts and faces a good matchup.
Alvarez is 2-1 in his last 3 starts, giving up only 3 runs in 22 innings. His ability to induce ground balls has been the key to his success. He faces a struggling Twins team and is a must start.
Nolasco received a no decision the last time he faced the Mets after allowing 1 run in 7 innings and exiting with the lead. He’s pitched well on the season (4-0, 2.72ERA, 1.11WHIP, 21K’s) and the Marlins lineup is starting to produce.
Bedard is one of the most difficult pitchers to watch in baseball because he pitches with no sense of urgency. He’s been effective pitching in the National League; he hasn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs in a start all season. He is on a 2 start win streak, and has struck out 20 batters in 10 innings. A favorable matchup vs. Washington is his next start Wednesday.