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Week Nine Waiver Report

Looking for a spot start in Week Nine? Or maybe a bat to fill a hole in your starting lineup? Anthony Calanni lists his top players that you might find on your league's waiver wire.

The young Jake Odorizzi will take the bump twice in Week Nine.
The young Jake Odorizzi will take the bump twice in Week Nine.
Tom Szczerbowski

Week Eight Results

Julio Teheran - 8.1 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 1 walk, 4 Ks, WIN - starts Sunday night

Brandon McCarthy - 7 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER, 2 walks, 2 Ks, WIN

Rick Porcello - 5.2 IP, 10 hits, 5 ER, 1 walk, 2 Ks

Jerome Williams - 14 IP, 13 hits, 2 ER, 4 walks, 10 Ks, 2 WINS

Scott Kazmir - 8 IP, 12 hits, 7 ER, 6 walks, 8 Ks

Jonathon Pettibone - 6 IP, 9 hits, 3 ER, 1 walk, 6 Ks

Wade Davis - 11.1 IP, 14 hits, 6 ER, 6 walks, 12 Ks, LOSS

John Gast - 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 2 walks - left with shoulder injury

Edwin Jackson - 3 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 1 walk, 6 Ks, LOSS

Tyler Chatwood - 6 IP, 4 hits, 0 ER, 1 walk, 4 Ks, WIN

Tyler Lyons - 7 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 walk, 4 Ks, WIN

Colby Rasmus - 6-23, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 runs

Brandon Moss - 2-15, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs

Travis Snider - 2-17, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 runs

Week Nine Starting Pitchers

1. Jonathon Niese vs. New York Yankees (5/27) at Miami Marlins (6/1)

2. Barry Zito vs. Oakland Athletics (5/30)

3. Kevin Slowey at Tampa Bay Rays (5/28) vs. New York Mets (6/2)

4. Andrew Cashner vs. Seattle Mariners (5/30)

5. Jake Odorizzi vs. Miami Marlins (5/27) at Cleveland Indians (6/1)

6. Jerome Williams vs. Houston Astros (5/31)

7. Marco Estrada at Minnesota Twins (5/29)

8. Corey Kluber vs. Tampa Bay Rays (5/31)

9. Jarrod Parker vs. San Francisco Giants (5/28) vs. Chicago White Sox (6/2)

10. David Phelps vs. New York Mets (5/29)

11. Mike Fiers at Minnesota Twins (5/30)

12. Phil Hughes at New York Mets (5/27) vs. Boston Red Sox (6/1)

13. Tyler Lyons at Kansas City Royals (5/28) vs. San Francisco Giants (6/2)

14. Vidal Nuno vs. New York Mets (5/30)

I haven't given up on Jonathon Niese. He is a very effective pitcher, especially against lefties. If you can find him on your league's waiver wire, I would keep him around. Slowey will face two weak lineups in Week Nine and Zito will face his fromer club, the A's. Cashner will also face a feeble offense, the Mariners, in Petco Park. Odorizzi is a 23 year old right-hander who has only started 3 games in his career. He doesn't have an overpowering fastball, but he does throw an above-average changeup. He was sent to Tampa Bay in the James Shields trade. Jerome Williams had a nice two start Week Eight, so I find his matchup against Houston to be favorable. Estrada and Fiers will both pitch at Target Field in Minnesota. Kluber pitched very well against Boston on Sunday and hopefully he can continue his success against Tampa. Jarrod Parker started 2013 slowly, but I think that he is starting to find his groove. In daily leagues, I would probably only pick him up for his start against the Giants. Tyler Lyons had a stellar first career start and, like Parker, I would only send him out there against San Francisco. There are three Yankees on this list: Nuno, Hughes, and Phelps. Nuno is a fast working guy in the mound. He won't tally up the Ks, but he has had a couple of solid outings. I like Phelps and Hughes against the Mets, but I am not too confident in starting Hughes against Boston in Yankee Stadium.

Week Nine Hitters

Coors Field Advantage - Houston Astros 2 games / Los Angeles Dodgers 3 games

Arizona Diamondbacks - 2 games vs. Texas Rangers / 2 games at Texas Rangers / 3 games at Chicago Cubs

James Loney

A.J. Ellis

Matt Joyce

Pedro Alvarez

Loney and Joyce will face 7 righties in Week Nine. You would think Loney would be tough to find on waivers, but his ownership percentage hovers around 50%. Loney is batting .342. Alvarez will also face 7 right-handers in Week Nine. He is starting to heat up as he has hit 4 homers in his last 7 games. A.J. Ellis is a .350 hitter at Coors and a .278 hitter against lefties. He will see 4 of them in Week Nine.