(Yahoo: 45 percent owned)
The no-brainer waiver wire add of the week, Wacha is set to make his major league debut Thursday night against the Royals. The Cardinals likely would have preferred to keep him in the minors for a bit longer, but injuries to Jaime Garcia, Jake Westbrook and John Gast really gave them no choice. Selected 19th overall in last year's draft, the 21-year-old right-hander had a 2.05 ERA over his first nine starts this season in Triple-A. While Wacha only fanned 34 batters in 52 2/3 innings, he displayed solid control and his changeup is considered a real weapon. The Cardinals will be careful about his workload, but he's in a great spot from a fantasy perspective. Feel free to pick him up in all formats.
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