The curious case of Clay Buchholz has become even more interesting of late. The pitcher owns a 4.22 ERA on the season and had mixed results in yesterday’s no-decision against the Blue Jays. Buchholz fanned seven in six innings, but also gave up four runs on eight hits. The soon to be 31-year-old has been wildly inconsistent, but is still actually worth a roster spot on your fantasy team.
During his previous four starts before he got knocked around by the Athletics on June 7th, Buchholz had not allowed more than two earned runs in an outing and lasted longer than seven innings each time out.
Buchholz has been hot and cold, but is still the best pitcher on the cellar-dweller Boston Red Sox. He leads Boston with 81 strikeouts and sports the team’s lowest ERA.
Buchholz is NOT a must-own pitcher and certainly not a definite fix for your fantasy team. However, if your squad needs an upgrade at the pitching position, he could be a great pick up. After all, it’s often these mediocre, seemingly meaningless waiver wire procures that win championships.