Adam Plutko is 27 and only has 108.0 innings of major league service on his resume, but he has been relatively solid since his call up on 5/18 and could be a nice fill in this week. While his ERA is drastically inflated from a 7 run outing on 5/23, his peripherals (4.55 ERA 6.24 FIP 5.03 xFIP) are greatly skewed by a 2.93 HR/9, which is the 9th worst rate in baseball (minimum 20 IP). But there is hope:Continue reading →
The real fact of the matter is that Mike Moustakas has been good at hitting for a few years now. The move from Kauffman Stadium to Miller Park for his home games has finally given him the chance to show off his power. I was concerned that the move to second base would affect his hitting in some capacity, but this was an arbitrary hypothesis anyway. The only fantasy effect has been positive, as the added positional flexibility has only aided fantasy owners.Continue reading →
If any of these players are available in your league, pick them up immediately. If they are not, try to make an offer as most of these names have little to no market value and can be acquired for pennies on the dollar. These guys are trending upward and could help you claim a championship down the stretch.
*All waiver wire add recommendations were available in a 14 team H2H points league where 4 players are kept and one minor leaguer is rostered that I am in. I know that doesn’t help.
Sandy Alcantara may be the forgotten man in a Marlins rotation that has been quietly effective this season. Alcantara was the prize piece in the deal that sent Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis and was once a heralded prospect, sitting firmly in MLB’s Top 100 prospects in 2018. But he hasn’t really lived up to expectations. Alcantara’s seasonal stats are nothing special, but when you hone in on his recent performances, you can begin to see him coming alive:Continue reading →
We all know that owner. The owner that just can’t stop making add/drops and needs to be slapped. While it is annoying to watch another owner deplete the player pool of useful resources and use the waiver wire as a means to fill their roster, you really can’t fault them. Let’s face it. Most of us are bitter that we missed out on Tommy La Stella or Caleb Smith, but we keep it together and keep plugging along hoping for the next Hunter Dozier. There are more of these players out there and by paying attention to recent trends, you most likely won’t find one, but you could. Here are a few players that may be available on your waiver wire that could have huge value for the rest of the season: