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Pickup of the Day

PUD 10/4: Matt Wisler

by Ryan Boyer
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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 Braves moved Matt Wisler to the bullpen for one appearance after he was rocked by the Nationals for seven runs over just 1 2/3 frames on September 3. The little break appears to have paid off, as Wisler has responded with a 3.12 ERA over his last four starts. On Sunday, he’ll face a Cardinals team at the back-end of a doubleheader that has nothing to play having already clinched home field in the National League. The weather in Atlanta for Sunday looks dicey, but Wisler looks like a nice streaming option if the game isn’t called. 

Ryan Boyer

Ryan Boyer is a baseball writer for NBC Sports Edge. He can also be found on Twitter.