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Louie Varland - Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Waiver Wire Adds for Week 11

BALLER MOVE:  Add in all leagues

ROSTERED IN: 25% of leagues

ANALYSIS:  

Louie V is going through a brutal patch of his schedule right now, recently having faced the Angels and now being scheduled to take on the Blue Jays and Rays for his next two. Because of that, maybe it's best to leave him on the wire for another week.

However, it's not like he hasn't handled tough matchups well so far this year. He has a 3.51 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP on the year with a 23.2% K% and a 4.8% BB%. Those are strong numbers to put together.

Most impressively, he has strong SwStr% marks on four different pitches, and he splits his pitch distributing pretty evenly between all four.

The four-seamer has been excellent, and the cutter is a great mask pitch off of it. The slider is worst SwStr% relative to pitch type, but it's a good weapon to have behind the two fastball variations.

Again, I understand the hesitation not wanting to throw him out there against the Blue Jays and Rays, but I do think this guy is a top-40 or so arm in fantasy, and he's not really someone I want to miss the boat on moving forward.

 

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