If you're into streaming pitchers or simply have a hole to fill in your lineup, Scott White has 10 recommendations for the upcoming scoring period, all rostered in less than 80 percent of CBS Sports leagues. They're no substitute for some of the universally rostered pitchers, of course, but they're the best you'll be able to do off the waiver wire.
All information is up to date as of Sunday evening.
Matt Brash RP
SEA Seattle • #47 • Age: 25
It was a leap of faith ranking him No. 1 here last week for the first two starts of his major-league career. It's less so this week, even with just one start, having seen now what he can do.
TEX Texas • #44 • Age: 32
The new "sweeper" the Dodgers introduced him to played up big in his season debut and huge in his second start, when he went six strong with 11 strikeouts against the Reds.
ARI Arizona • #29 • Age: 34
That reworked changeup didn't pile up as many whiffs in his second start, but the end result was still favorable against an Astros lineup that isn't known to whiff much. I'll still trust him against two lesser lineups.
Jon Gray SP
TEX Texas • #22 • Age: 31
Sounds like he'll be ready to return from a blister when first eligible Tuesday. The Colorado escapee lines up for two favorable matchups and has demonstrated better whiff potential with his new-and-improved slider..
Kyle Wright SP
ATL Atlanta • #30 • Age: 27
A firmer curveball, not to mention improved demeanor, has the 26-year-old living up to his long forgotten potential, and the Marlins will be the weakest lineup he has gotten to face yet.
CLE Cleveland • #24 • Age: 26
His last outing, with the velocity elevated and the whiffs in abundance, was a fitting reminder of his upside. Even though the matchups could be better, the extra start is probably worth it.
WAS Washington • #1 • Age: 24
He was certainly in control in his debut against the Braves and has a better matchup this time around. Hopefully, he'll make better use of his secondaries to generate more whiffs.
Nick Lodolo SP
CIN Cincinnati • #40 • Age: 25
His big-league debut didn't go as hoped, but there's still all the potential of a top prospect and twice the matchups to take advantage.
Josiah Gray SP
WAS Washington • #40 • Age: 25
He looked fine in his second turn after struggling in his first but is still one of the most homer-prone pitchers in baseball. If you're looking to get as many starts in your lineup as possible, he may be worth a shot.
STL St. Louis • #39 • Age: 35
It's a low-ceiling play, but he generally works deep into games and is facing a lineup he should be able to keep at bay. It worked out for him in his last turn at Milwaukee over the weekend.