Every week I give pick-up suggestions for leagues that are of the deeper variety. These suggestions aren't for everyone because that would just be dumb. These leagues are usually scrapping the bottom of the waiver wire looking for the week's useful guy or an injury replacement for a few days or even weeks. So turn your attention to the few suggestions I have this week.
Jordan Pacheco 1B/3B COL - Getting everyday at-bats is something that you look for, regardless of position. Now you add in the factor that the guy is hitting, hitting in a loaded line-up and in a loaded stadium. He is hitting .326 over his last 10 games with 6 rib-eyes too boot. Now elite level production isn't going to be his thing and Arenado struggles have delayed his arrival to Coor's so he could see regular at-bats till he falls on his Pacheco, um I mean face.
Skip Schumacher 2B STL - Scrappy guys don't make fantasy rosters they usually are the brunt of fantasy anecdotes. He has seemed to put to rest the Tyler Greene situation in the "Lou, as he has gotten every start since a week ago. In that span he has gone 8-23 with 5 runs scored. Add in teh extra eligibility in some leagues and your cooking with gas, though not recommended for small children.
Garrett Richards SP ANA - Replaces the injured Jared Weaver in the rotation. Was mediocre last year in his 3 start stint. This year in the minors he has been Ok, not awesome but OK. He could bring modest K rates and the walk rate is going to be his undoing. Anaheim is hot right now I don't need to tell you this because we can read the standings and the last ten played. If you lack the general tact to read standings why are you reading this?
Michael Fiers SP MIL - Called up like the guy above to fill in some. He isn't going to WOW you with anything and his first start was more of the Dodgers going who the hell was that. He takes the hill against the Pirates Sunday and if all goes well he will start against the light hitting Padres mid week. You could do worse, I hear that Clay Buchholz is looking for a place to rest his head and destroy your fantasy pitching staff.
Randy Choate RP MIA - Digging for holds and an effective periph guy that is slowly getting more innings after a late start to the season. 11 holds on the year and 2 in the last week. Anchor staff no, even teh ship out one inning or less at a time sure.