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Fantasy Baseball Today

Starting pitchers worth adding off the waiver wire

By Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

If you play in a league of any real depth, you've probably given some thought to adding Jake Arrieta, Kyle Gibson, Danny Duffy, Jesse Hahn or Jeff Locke in the last week or two. Maybe you even followed through with it. At least in Arrieta's case, you're probably too late if you haven't already.

Whenever a pitcher with their promise emerges this time of year, it's reason to act. By now, all the uncertainties from earlier in the year -- pitchers like Justin Masterson, Shelby Miller, Ubaldo Jimenez and Jake Peavy -- have settled into a pattern, removing some of the mystery that eats at your roster space. Everybody's looking for the next big-ticket item, and those with that kind of potential are pretty easy to spot.

I wouldn't necessarily lump Locke in with the rest. I'm not convinced the upside is the same. But since he's been lumped, for better or worse, Al Melchior and I rank him along with them in this clip from Wednesday's Fantasy Baseball Today. We also weigh in on the Cubs' and Angels' closer situations, among other topics.

For more analysis and our reactions to Thursday's happenings, tune in today at noon ET. And as always, don't hesitate to call in with your questions at 877-627-9777.

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