First of all, let’s appreciate the fact that Edinson Volquez just threw a no hitter with 98 pitches and 10 strikeouts. WITH A BAD ANKLE. The first no hitter of the year was pretty impressive to watch. Now let’s take a look at the waiver wire for period 11.
- Lucas Duda, 1B for the Mets (Owned in 37% of CBS Fantasy Sports leagues)
Keep in mind that I’m a Mets fan so there may be some bias, but Duda is on FIRE right now. He’s got fantastic raw power but he gets injured frequently. But he’s healthy now and he’s hitting a respectable .270 with 10 home runs and 21 RBIs. But he’s only had 110 at bats so those stats are pretty impressive. He tends to be streaky (like right now) but he’s worth riding while he’s hot.
2. Chase Anderson, SP for the Brewers (Owned in 65% of CBS Fantasy Sports leagues)
In his last 2 starts, he’s gone 14 innings, struck out 18 batters, and given up 0 runs. And he’s won both games, deservedly so. His ownership rate has skyrocketed due to his 2 start week for period 11, so pick him up ASAP. His 3.30 ERA and 59 K’s in 62 2/3 innings make him a very solid fantasy option any week.
3. Tyler Blach, SP for the Giants (Owned in 39% of CBS Fantasy Sports leagues)
I was a bit reluctant to put him on this list, and I may regret it – but he’s pitching like an ace. Minus the strikeouts. His 23 K’s in 58 1/3 innings limit his fantasy value, and he’s pitching for a bad team, but his other stats make up for that. Oh yeah – and he tossed a complete game shutout yesterday. That makes 5 straight quality starts – and that’s good enough for me to tell you to pick him up.