Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.
The red-hot Brewers -- winners of six of their last seven and having already clinched a playoff spot -- will turn to Zach Davies on Friday as they try to chase down the Cubs in the NL Central. Davies' opponent will be the Tigers, a team that's 5-12 in their last 17 games and currently sits 31 games below .500. Davies hasn't gone six innings in a start in the majors since April and is unlikely to pitch deep into Friday's game. However, he's been solid since returning from the minors and is a great bet for an easy win if that's the category you need help in.