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May 2: David Hernandez

May 9: Heath Bell

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May 9: Heath Bell

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 save-vulturing game is all about being one step ahead. Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz carried a nice amount of job security into the 2013 regular season and his blown saves have been conveniently spread out this year, but he's just 5-for-9 in save opportunities with a 4.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Behind him on the Arizona bullpen depth chart is David Hernandez, one of the best setup men in the game three years running. Hernandez struck out 98 batters in 68 1/3 innings last summer alongside a sparkling 2.50 ERA and 1.02 WHIP. Stash him now if you have an open roster spot.

Previous Pickup of the Days:

May 1: Michael Saunders

April 30: David Phelps

April 29: Dan Straily

April 26: Bartolo Colon

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