Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Baseball - Week 17

Welcome back to another week of Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Pickups! We went through a tough stretch there where there was really nobody on waivers inspiring any confidence.

 As expected, ownership levels have loosened up as some fantasy managers tune out - and we have some opportunity here to bolster our pitching staffs.

As we have been all season, we'll be looking for starting pitchers with strong K-BB ratios, favoring guys that can keep the ball on the ground.

The young lefty got back on the horse this week, firing seven innings against the Rockies, allowing just two runs on five hits, and getting nine strikeouts.

He has an elite 34.7% CSW% and a great 13.6% SwStr% with a strong 27.3% K% and a stomachable 9.8% BB%. Hitters have had trouble hitting the ball hard off of him with a 5.7% Brl% and a .396 SLG.

The reason for hesitancy is that he will likely continue to have more four to five inning outings than six to seven, and he has these walk issues crop up that can really hurt a fantasy team's WHIP.

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