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 Phillies’ bullpen is a mess right now. They went into the season without a set closer and have watched the two presumed favorites for the role – David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa – each have a blowup appearance. That has led manager Pete Mackanin to say that Jeanmar Gomez is next in line to get a save chance. Gomez has been a swingman/long reliever his whole career and is surely ill-equipped to handle the ninth inning, but if you’re mining for saves in a deeper league, he’s worth a shot.