Brandon McCarthy (SP, NYY) - Waiver Wire Pickups

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ANALYSIS: A lot of times when pitchers switch from the NL to the AL, they're greeted with the harsh reality that, well, offenses are more potent in the AL. This has not been the case for Brandon McCarthy, who has been fantastic since joining the Yankees at the beginning of July. In his last six starts he has pitched his way to a 2.11 ERA and 4 wins while collecting a cool 36 strikeouts. Not bad for a guy whose ERA had climbed to 5.01 while he was pitching for the D'Backs. While McCarthy has always been a solid producer in the strikeout department, the rest of his repertoire seems to have caught up -- at least for now. Ride McCarthy as long as he's hot, but jump ship if he has a couple poor outings in a row.

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For the majority of my life, I've been a Detroit Tigers fan surrounded by other Detroit Tigers fans. A few years ago, I moved from the Great Mitten State to central Illinois. Obviously, Tigers fans are few and far between here. In addition to writing for RotoBaller, I write on the blog Musings of a Displaced Tigers Fan. You can also find me on Bless You Boys frequently over the course of the season. Thanks for reading. I love talking about baseball, so I hope you'll join in the conversation.

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