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.
Brent Suter fell into a spot in the Brewers’ rotation just before the All-Star break and made the most of the opportunity, allowing just two earned runs over 12 1/3 innings (two starts) against the Orioles and Yankees. Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed after that second outing in New York that Suter will remain a starter as the second half gets underway, and as of this posting the 27-year-old left-hander is still available in over 90 percent of Yahoo leagues. Suter is sitting on a 2.96 ERA through three starts and seven relief appearances this season, with a 25/8 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. He also offers better-than-average potential for wins on the current NL Central division leaders.