Mike Minor $18. Other bids: $15, $11, $10, $7, $0.
I wrote about Minor here. In his 32 innings, he is 3-0, but his ERA is rather high, fueled by a BABIP of .395. Given how low his LD% is, I am surprised to see the BABIP that high. I find it really hard to not recommend Minor, given his K rate and BB rate. His last two starts, however, have not been very good. He is on tap to get the Nationals this week, so maybe you want to take a shot.
Tim Stauffer $13. Other bids: $10, $10, $4.
If you have owned Stauffer of late, you must be very happy with his performance. Most of his damage, however, has been out of the bullpen. The Padres have not confirmed whether Stauffer will receive another start, so if you need innings and wins, this is a risky play. Stauffer is in line to get the Cardinals next week if he does start.
Gerardo Parra $10.
Parra has been quite a disappointment this year after showing promise over 491 AB in 2009. He is playing quite a bit down the stretch, but is not really hitting. Parra should still be on your radar screen if you are playing for 2011, but there are probably better options on your waiver wire at this point.
Mike Sweeney $2.
Sweeney has four ABs since August 30. Pass.
Wilson Ramos $1.
Ramos is an intriguing play for contenders and non-contenders. He is going to play 3-4 times a week, and free agent ABs from the catcher slot are hard to find, particularly in one-league formats. Ramos jumped onto the radar screen in 2008, and fell off the radar by May 2010. He has shown flashes of power and a quick bat, but his pitch selection is not very good. For the rest of this season, however, there will likely not be many better catching options.
Yunesky Maya $0.
Maya hoped for a better start to his career than his first start. It sounds like Maya is an average fastball guy with an assortment of very good breaking pitches. At 29, he is not a prospect. As he learns to pitch in the Majors, he will likely get better, and he sounds like a middle to late spot rotation guy. Those looking at next year should likely take a peek.