STOP! Do yourself a favor and read this article as fast as you can. It contains 5 Fantasy Baseball adds that will help fuel your second half championship run.
Why you ask? Well, these five players are likely available on your waiver wire and could have a very nice impact on your team going forward.
We’re about half way through the season and injuries are always lurking during the dog days of summer, just waiting to pounce on your team.
Besides, who couldn’t use more power or speed or an extra arm on their team while being in the midst of the fantasy season?
So hurry up, read as fast as you can and pickup these five players that will help your team immediately!
Five Fantasy Baseball Adds
Devon Travis, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays
It seems that everyone forgot about Devon Travis’ shortened breakout 2015 season. I easily found Travis on waiver wires on all of my leagues even after he had catapulted a few homers after his slow start.
Second base has been decent this year but not many have the ability to hit for power, steal bases, hit for average, while hitting in front of one of baseball’s most lethal lineups. As I mentioned before, he did come off the DL very rusty after missing some time early this year, but in the last two weeks Travis has 8 Rs, 4 HRs, 12 RBI while batting a humongous .452. Sure, he won’t hit this high, but this is definitely the start of something huge here.
Mark Reynolds, 1B/3B, Colorado Rockies
Come jump in my Delorean as we go back in time and talk about the likes of Mark Reynolds — you read that right.
Reynolds is quietly having himself a solid campaign with the Colorado Rockies. Some, if not most, would speculate that his career aligns with the “Coors Field Effect”, but hey as a fantasy manager you’re not going to argue with his following stat line through June 30th: 40 R/8 HR/33 RBI/ .293 AVG. Definitely not bad numbers for a guy who is currently owned in only 31% of Yahoo! leagues. With half of a season to go, and you extrapolate those numbers, you’ve got yourself a mighty waiver wire find there.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B/OF, Cleveland Indians
Do you remember Lonnie Chisenhall? Of course you don’t, not a lot of people do.
The once hyped prospect Chisenhall has had a couple of good games in his career, and then he’s had massive stretches of terrible games, but lately it looks like something may be clicking for Chis. Slowly but surely he’s been climbing the surging Tribe lineup due to his last two weeks where he’s hit an excellent .359, hit two homers, stolen base and his newfound playing time. With multi-position eligibility, he makes for a very solid pickup that will help you out in the power and speed categories.
Ryan Buchter, RP, San Diego Padres
With the departure of the suddenly elite closer Fernando Rodney, Ryan Buchter seems to be the right guy in the San Diego Padres Bullpen to take over the ninth.
Buchter has enjoyed himself a very nice season so far striking out 50 batters in 34 innings, with a 2.91 ERA and a 1.18 — all signs point to a solid closer. Sure, some would say that it’s the Padres, they rarely win games, and I get it, but, as the old adage goes: Saves are saves. You have to remember, when the Padres do win, more times than not, it will be very close, giving Buchter the chance to lock down the save.
Seung-hwan Oh, RP, St. Louis Cardinals
The 33-year-old Seung-hwan has had a brilliant rookie campaign since coming over seas and what most people must not have noticed yet is the Cardinals are in dire need of a new closer.
Since demoting previous closer Trevor Rosenthal, the Cards haven’t been in need of one. Thing is, statistics don’t lie, and Oh has been the best pitcher out of the Redbird’s bullpen, leading many to believe he’ll get the first shot. Even if the “Final Boss” doesn’t get the closer job his shinning 1.62 ERA and 51Ks/39 IP can do a pitching staff good.
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