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.
Looking to vulture a save or two in the final weekend? Consider adding Hansel Robles, who seems to be the Angels’ preferred ninth-inning man right now with Ty Buttrey experiencing a recurrence of right knee bursitis and Blake Parker operating in more of a setup role. Robles hasn’t allowed a hit in his last four appearances and he boasts a 3.06 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings since the Angels claimed him off waivers from the Mets in late June.