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 Mariners summoned Andrew Moore from the minors after he posted a 2.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 77/17 K/BB ratio over 82 2/3 innings this season between Double- Triple-A. The former second-round pick showed well in his major league debut Thursday against the Tigers, allowing three runs while striking out four and walking no one across seven frames to pick up a victory. The ceiling with Moore looks to be relatively low, but he certainly appears capable of at least being a streaming option and he gets the Phillies at home next.