Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Mixed-league roto owners, looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Wednesday's full slate of games? Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom: Rick Porcello (Tigers) vs. White Sox 1. Of his last 10 starts, Porcello has surrendered three or less runs seven times. In that span, he allowed zero or one run five times. 2. For the season, Porcello is a perfect 17 for 17 in yielding just two walks or less per outing. 3. Since May 27, the Tigers righty has notched six-plus strikeouts four times. 4. At his current pace, Porcello is a reasonable bet for double-digit wins and 140-plus strikeouts. Not bad for a No. 6 or 7 starter in fantasy circles. 5. At Comerica Park this season, Porcello has an elite-level KBB rate (3810). 6. In 2013, the enigmatic White Sox have scored five or more runs in back-to-back outings only four times. The Next Five For Wednesday 1. Felix Doubront (Red Sox) @ Mariners Doubront (30-day track record: 2.64 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) would have been a good choice for the top spot ... if the Mariners weren't averaging six runs in their last nine games. 2. Jorge De La Rosa (Rockies) @ Padres Of his last nine starts, De La Rosa has allowed three or less runs eight times. So why the low ranking? He hasn't posted more than five strikeouts during that span. 3. Wade Davis (Royals) @ Yankees Of his last six outings, Davis has yielded just two or less runs five times. Plus, he's usually a healthy lock for six strikeouts. 4. Tyler Skaggs (Diamondbacks) vs. Dodgers The 21-year-old dynamo stymied the Rockies in his MLB reboot last week allowing zero runs and three hits (over eight innings). 5. Aaron Harang (Mariners) vs. Red Sox Harang has a superb 30-day track record with Seattle (2.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 223 K-BB). The only downside: Unless the Astros are involved, Harang likely won't tally more than four strikeouts. Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.
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