It's playoff time, fantasy baseball players. And if you're like me, you may be in need of another start or two in order to get the edge needed to beat your opponent. At this point in the season, there aren't any undercover aces that can help you in your time of need. However, there are a few waiver-wire pitchers who have favorable matchups to give you just enough to win.
Here are three stream-worthy pitching options for this weekend.
3. Mike Minor, Texas Rangers
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It's strange to think, but Mike Minor has been a quality pitcher over the past month and a half. In his last six starts, the 30-year-old lefty has gone at least five innings and allowed two earned runs or fewer. Minor will be facing a tough Seattle Mariners squad Saturday night, but considering that six-start stretch included three outings against the high-powered lineups of the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mariners should be easier for him to handle.
2. Andrew Heaney, Los Angeles Angels
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Streaming Heaney seems dangerous, but it could pay huge dividends. After a couple of rough outings in the middle of August, Heaney has buckled down since the calendar flipped to September with a stellar 2.25 ERA over the last four starts. Facing the Houston Astros' dynamic lineup is no easy task, but the southpaw has historically owned them, only allowing a .589 OPS over the course of his career.
1. Joe Ross, Washington Nationals
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After nearly logging a quality start against the Chicago Cubs in his first start of the season, Joe Ross could be in for a stellar Friday night against the New York Mets. For some reason that seems to escape everyone, the Mets just don't feel like scoring runs whenever Jacob deGrom – Ross' counterpart – takes the mound. It's a weird trend to adhere to, but Ross could put in another strong start if he builds off his momentum.
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