May. 19, 2016
Waiver Wire Forecast
When your roster is in need of a boost, or you need to fill a spot in your lineup, you can't always solve the problem through a trade. Adding players in the waiver wire is an essential piece of your fantasy season so luckily for you I have another batch of players that can help you out.
Joe Smith, RP, Angels - With Houston Street on the DL with an oblique injury, Joe Smith is the guy who has been keeping the closing spot warm until Street is healthy again. Even though the Angels are struggling and aren't racking up a lot of wins, Smith is the guy to hold down the ninth in a save situation. Unfortunately there aren't many other options on the waiver wire if your looking to pick up some saves. (Owned in 50% of Yahoo Leagues)
Chris Tillman, SP, Orioles - Much like the rest of his teammates, Tillman has enjoyed a great start to his season by going 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 40 SO in 38.1 IP. Tillman usually averages 30 SO less compared to innings pitched, so look for those numbers to settle back into his usual amounts. One number that you can look at to continue to climb are his wins, the Orioles are filled with offensive talent and their starting pitchers, specifically Tillman, will benefit. (Owned in 57% of Yahoo Leagues)
Jung Ho Kang, 3B, Pirates - What a return from the disabled list for Kang; he swatted two home runs and drove in 3 in his first game back. If not for his injury last season, Kang would have been an attractive option when fantasy managers were looking at drafting a starting 3B. He showed he could handle big league pitching which is why some owners drafted him late and stashed him, or picked him up on the waiver wire all in hopes that he would regain his form from the 2015 season. Now that he's back, he won't be available much longer so go get him. (Owned in 71% of Yahoo Leagues)
Derek Dietrich, OF, Marlins - Since the shocking suspension handed down by the MLB to Dee Gordon, Dietrich has thrived as the everyday second basemen. So far this season he has 2 HR, 13 RBI, scored 6 runs all of which is complimented by a .324 AVG. Dietrich will continue to get the bulk of playing time at second and is a nice option on the waiver wire as he's listed as a 3 position player. (Owned in 11% of Yahoo Leagues)
Until next time,