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Pickup of the Day

PUD 6/19: Kevin Siegrist

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.

 

Trevor Rosenthal failed to retire a single batter in blowing a save on Saturday against the Rangers. The hard-throwing reliever hasn’t been himself this season, posting a 4.91 ERA while walking a whopping 19 batters over 22 innings. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny hasn't indicated that he's ready to make a change yet, but Rosenthal's leash has to be short at this point. Seung Hwan Oh can’t be ruled out as a potential option to replace Rosenthal should the Cards make a change, but the most likely candidate might be Kevin Siegrist. The lefty holds a 2.89 ERA and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 28 frames this season and has recorded seven saves over the last two seasons while filling in in the ninth inning on days where Rosenthal wasn’t available.

Ryan Boyer

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