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Garrett Richards, SP, LAA - Richards was called up by the Angels on Wednesday and made his major league debut against the Yankees. He threw five innings in his debut, giving up six earned runs. It's believed he could stay in the majors for at least a few more starts, making him worth consideration in AL-only leagues. Through 141 innings at Double-A this season, Richards posted a 3.06 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 100:40 K:BB ratio, but there's not a lot of short-term upside here given the mediocre strikeout rate. Mixed: $0; AL: $1.
Henderson Alvarez, SP, TOR - Alvarez was called up by the Blue Jays on Tuesday and made his major league debut against the Athletics on Wednesday. He threw 5.2 innings in his debut, giving up three earned runs and striking out four. Alvarez is just 21 years old and saw the majority of his action at Double-A New Hampshire this season, where he posted a 2.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 66:17 K:BB ratio through
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