I don’t know about you, but it feels like this year is flying by. The trade deadline has come and gone and the Dog Days of August are upon us. But a new week signals a new Dixon’s Picks, let’s get to it. If you feel like gambling on a few pitchers this week sitting on your waiver wire, give these guys a pretty good look.
Scott Diamond - Minnesota Twins
Probable Starts: at Cleveland Indians, vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Scott Diamond will be starting the week against a team he twirled a complete game, three-hit shutout against a few weeks ago, the Cleveland Indians. Over the weekend, he’ll be going against the Rays, who rank in the bottom-third in many offensive categories. Diamond has thrown quality starts in 11 of 16 starts, which is not bad for an American League pitcher.
The one concern here is that he left his last start after getting hit with a ball, but there’s no sign that he’ll miss any action, as he’s still listed as the Twins’ probable starter.
In reality, Diamond has to be on the r...