Week 5 of the fantasy baseball season offers some nice waiver wire additions in terms of two-start pitchers.

Generally strikeouts are not available for pitchers on the waiver wire, but this week is different. Here’s the best two-start pitchers available in week 5 of the fantasy baseball season.

Eduardo Rodriguez is a quality two-start option. Flickr/Keith Allison

Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Boston Red Sox

He’s looking like the pitcher we anticipated entering this season.

He’s entering his first start of the week against Kansas City coming off three straight quality starts, giving up a combined six earned runs in more than 18 innings of work.

His strikeouts have always been his best trait, and despite a bad strikeout performance in his last start, he still has 23 strikeouts in four games so far this season.

And this start isn’t just about Rodriguez. The Royals offer very little resistance this week, scoring just 89 runs this season, the second-worst mark in Major League Baseball. A matchup later this week at Texas also isn’t too daunting. The Rangers have scored 109 runs this season, the 22nd best mark in the Major Leagues.

Rodriguez is owned in 50 percent of leagues on ESPN, so if he’s still on your waiver wire, grab him.

Jhoulys Chacin, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

Chacin was a favorite of mine last year on the waiver wire, consistently producing quality starts.

And after a slow start to this season, Chacin is starting to find his groove, all the while still being owned in just eight percent of fantasy baseball leagues on ESPN.com.

In his last three starts, Chacin has given up just three earned runs. The only issue so far has been his lack of innings. He’s gone six innings in a game just once this season.

Chacin will start his week against Cincinnati, which has struggled to score runs consistently, and will finish the week against Pittsburgh. The Pirates are a formidable foe, but I’ll take Chacin surging in the right direction as a good addition to any fantasy baseball roster this week.

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