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Fantasy Baseball 2012 – Week 16 Most-Added Pitchers: Fan’s Review

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While trades are a great way to acquire the best pitchers for your fantasy baseball team, the waiver wire and free agent pool are also a great source for finding key contributors and pitchers that will help your team win on a weekly basis. From pitchers currently on a hot streak to players expected to breakout or produce in a new situation, here are the most-added pitchers from Week 16 of the 2012 fantasy baseball season.

Monday, July 23: SP/RP Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox, 9,244 adds*

After throwing eight shutout innings in his last start against the Boston Red Sox, the rookie starter had an excellent Week 16 opportunity against the Minnesota Twins on July 24. Although not completely struggling in the start, he gave up four runs in 6.1 innings for a disappointing start.

Other top adds of the day: Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (8,540 adds), Houston Astros RP Francisco Cordero (7,241 adds), Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (7,000 adds)

Tuesday, July 24: SP Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds, 16,883 adds

Winner of four straight starts in July, Bailey had a great opportunity at extending his streak of success. While he didn't earn the win against the Astros, Bailey threw seven strikeouts over seven scoreless innings, finishing July with a 1.43 ERA.

Other top adds of the day: Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (6,136 adds), Chicago Cubs SP Paul Maholm (4,812 adds), Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia (3,148 adds)

Wednesday, July 25: SP Paul Maholm, Chicago Cubs, 8,720 adds

After throwing eight innings of one-run ball against the Pirates on July 24, Maholm has been one of the hottest pitchers of the month with only three allowed runs in his last three starts. Now a member of the Atlanta Braves, he will now pitch for a better team, which should help him stock rise.

Other top adds of the day: Seattle Mariners SP Jason Vargas (6,940 adds), Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone (5,799 adds), St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (4,069 adds)

Thursday, July 26: SP Jeff Karstens, Pittsburgh Pirates, 12,400 adds

With a start Friday against the Astros, Karstens has proven himself to be a good matchup against the NL Central team. With eight shutout innings against the Astros earlier in the month, he failed to capitalize on a favorable start, allowing four runs and lasting only five innings.

Other top adds of the day: Paul Maholm (4,896 adds), Atlanta Braves SP Ben Sheets (4,678 adds), A.J. Griffin (3,951 adds)

Friday, July 27: SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets, 12,532 adds

In his major league debut, Harvey dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks with 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. With high expectations and an excellent start to his major league career, he has been one of the most-added pitchers of the month.

Other top adds of the day: Chicago Cubs SP/RP Jeff Samardzija (5,474 adds), Paul Maholm (4,323 adds), San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito (3,746 adds)

Saturday, July 28: SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets, 36,714 adds

Other top adds of the day: Oakland Athletics SP/RP Travis Blackley (12,350 adds), Paul Maholm (10,051 adds), Arizona Diamondbacks SP Joe Saunders (6,183 adds)

Sunday, July 29: SP A.J. Griffin, Oakland Athletics, 12,155 adds

Unstoppable since his call up in late June, Griffin has thrown six innings in each of his six starts, giving up three or fewer runs in each outing. The Athletics are 5-1 in his starts and he has been one of the nice surprises to the team's second half run.

Other top adds of the day: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Aaron Harang (5,053 adds), Matt Harvey (4,689 adds), Paul Maholm (4,355 adds)

*Adds numbers according to Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Transaction Trends Research Tool.


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Austin Chang is a lifelong baseball fan, San Francisco Giants supporter, and fantasy baseball player since 2005 who has been a Top 3 finisher in 70% of the leagues he has played in. Follow this contributor on Google+ and Twitter @_austinchang.

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