3 Two-Start Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pitchers to Pick Up for Week 8

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium on September 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Even if you've built a Brooks Koepka-like lead in your fantasy baseball league, monitoring the waiver wire can be the key to improving your team. Picking up a two-start pitcher can give your team a potential boost in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts in any given week.

With that in mind, here are three two-start pitchers to pick up in Week 8.

3. Mike Leake, SP, Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners delivers against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at T-Mobile Park on May 14, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
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Mike Leake has been shaky this season, but he's coming off back-to-back solid outings, surrendering two earned runs in his last 13 2/3 innings pitched. He'll put this streak to the test against the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics this week. Leake has also done a great job eating innings, pitching at least six innings in five of his last six starts.

2. Brett Anderson, SP, Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08: Brett Anderson #30 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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Brett Anderson was off to a solid start before a few shaky outings caused his ERA to balloon to 4.41 this season. Even so, Anderson draws some favorable matchups this week. Anderson faces a Cleveland Indians' lineup that ranks No. 25 in the MLB in scoring offense, averaging 3.84 runs per game. He'll then face the Seattle Mariners' slumping offense on Sunday, which is averaging just 3.67 runs per game over its last three contests. Anderson isn't the flashiest name, but the matchups suggest he could pitch well in his two starts.

1. Felix Pena, SP, Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 19: Pitcher Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning during the MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 19, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Felix Pena has been really effective thus far, posting a 3.49 ERA through his eight outings this season. The Los Angeles Angels' pitcher faces a pair of tougher offenses between the Rangers and Minnesota Twins this week, but both matchups will come at Angel Stadium. Pena has been particularly effective when pitching at home, posting a 3.13 ERA in his five appearances at Angel Stadium this season.

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