Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/25/12
Wandy Rodriguez (credits below) With the Pirates out of first place in the NL Central by only two games (as of this writing), General Manager Neal Huntington felt he needed to improve his team for the playoff push by acquiring LHP Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Astros for prospects Rudy Owens, Colton Cain and Robbie Grossman. The acquisition of Wandy likely kicks out right-hander Kevin Correia. Wandy instantly improves the Pirates rotation simply by not being Kevin Correia; also, it adds another lefty to a rotation that only had one left-hander in Erik Bedard.Fantasy Spin:Wandy has decreased his BB/9 by a full point this year as well as increasing his ground ball rate to 50% (45% last year). So far, Wandy has a 3.79 ERA and a 3.90 xFIP to go along with a 7-9 W-L record. I can’t believe I’m writing this, but Wandy’s wins potential actually improves by going to Pittsburgh; and that’s actually two-fold. Obviously the Buccos are better offensively than the Astros, but Wandy also ha...
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