29 Jul 2018 Fantasy Baseball: Waiver Wire Guide–Week 19
Another week of pickups!
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12 Team Pickups:
Miguel Sano, MIN 1b/3b, 51% Yahoo:
Sano is finally back from his minor league assignment and could provide a power boon to owners needing a shot in the dark. He’s a must add in 12ers, and maybe 10ers.
Andrew Heaney, LAA SP, 58% Yahoo:
Available in tons of leagues, Heaney is coming off a super strong July: pitching 34.1 IP, posting a 2.88 ERA to pair with a .96, while going at least 6 IP in his 5 starts during that span. He has a huge home/away split oddly, and absolutely decimates lefties as well (1.67 era with a 25:2 K-BB ratio vs 104 lefty batters.)
Yonder Alonso, CLE 1b, 35% Yahoo:
There’s a decent power option available, over Yonder. Thus far, the Cleveland first-base man has excelled even in shallow mixers, rating as the 128th best option in our 5×5 roto game. Scoop him up if you need some power and run production, or a Josh Bell/Aaron Judge replacement. He won’t hurt your BA either.
15 Team Pickups:
Jace Fry, CHIW RP, 16% Yahoo:
Following the Soria deal, Fry appears to be the closer in The Windy City for the Sox, granted it maybe a committee. Fry has a sparking whip (.97) and was a 3rd round selection. Act accordingly.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr, TOR MI/CI/OF, 16% Yahoo:
Yuli’s brother has been scorching the ball of late, over his last 61 ABs, he has posted a .410 BA with 4 homers. You could likely snag him with a relatively small bid, and Toronto has all the reason in the world to showcase their young talent.
20+ Team (& Only Leagues) Pickups:
Jeff McNeil, NYM INF, 1% Yahoo:
The former golfer has arrived, and he should receive regular PT in The Big Apple. Buy now, assess later in super, super deep leagues.
Mitch Garver, MIN C , 6% Yahoo:
Garver has been carving out a useful role for fantasy owners in deep leagues, over the month of July, posting a .306 BA with 3 bombs. You could do much, much worse at the wasteland position that is catcher.
David Bote, CHC INF, 1% Yahoo:
Selling points: good offensive lineup, multi-position eligibility, the ability to cut soon if the Cubs bury him with roster additions. He’s also performing well thus far in 2018: .326 BA, 2 HR’s, 3 SB’s.
Austin Romine, NYY C , 13% Yahoo:
Romine’s value receives a massive boost due to Gary Sanchez’s injury (out til late August.) In 2 catcher leagues or AL Only’s, this Bronx Backstop could provide a useful BA with some better than expected counting stats considering lineup context.
Happy hunting this week and if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly on Twitter @bieryplox33