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Raiding the Waiver Wire in Fantasy Baseball

Posted on: June 12, 2011 2:35 pm
One of the biggest challenges during the Fantasy Baseball season often produces the biggest rewards.  Tracking free agent position players and grabbing them from the waiver wire as they get hot can provide you with the points to make you a league winner.  Last year the rewards were provided by players like John Buck, Kelly Johnson, Alex Gonzalez, and Angel Pagan were probably available in most leagues after the initial draft and each provided significant offensive stats to help their owners.  Buck hit 20 HRs, Johnson hit 26 HRs, Gonzalez hit 23, and Pagan hit .297 with 37 SBs.  Good stats for players that were an afterthought on many well prepared draft sheets.  This year there have also been some players that were given the brush off on draft day and put up the numbers worthy of the starting lineup.  Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Morse are prime examples and were not drafted in most leagues but they have put up good numbers to date.  Morse is hitting .299 with 10 HRs and 36 RBIs and Cabrera has been off the charts with 12 HRs 42 RBIs and a .296 AVG. 

With all of this said, now it's time for me to put in my TWO CENTS WORTH, as the blog is aptly named.  Her is a list of 4 players that should be available on most Waiver Wires and are primed for the taking with good results expected.

Ty Wigginton- Given the every day job by the Rockies in a great hitters park, Super Ty is eligible at muti positions and lets not forget that he hit 22 HRs last year when given the opportunities. He is hitting .318 over the last 2 weeks and hitting .282 at Coors Field this year.

J J Hardy- Hardy has been moved to the top of the lineup by Buck Showalter and that should produce excellent stats with a good hitting lineup including Scott, Markakis, Jones, and Reynolds hitting behind him.  Hardy has been stinging the ball as of late as he is batting .472 with 4 HRs, 7 RBIs, and 11 runs scored over the last 14 days.

Delmon Young-  It is hard to believe that a player that hit .298 with 21 HRs and 112 RBIs could be on the free agent list but Young has had a nightmare first half so far as injuries have compromised his playing time.  He is starting put up his expected numbers lately with a .370 average and 5 RBIs over the last 7 days.  Jump on this one quick!

Ryan Ludwick- May be a bit late on this one as Ludwick has been pounding the ball for the last month with a .360 average and 20 RBIs in the last 30 days.  Over the last 14 days, he has really stepped it up with a .408 average.  The HR numbers are not there and I guess Petco Park is the reason for that.  He is still available on many league free agent lists.

I did not include pitchers in this list and maybe I will do so in some of my future entries.



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:55 am

Raiding the Waiver Wire in Fantasy Baseball

You are correct...this is mainly for mixed leagues...sorry for the omission in the original posting.

Since: Jun 12, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:29 pm

Raiding the Waiver Wire in Fantasy Baseball

This must be mixed league... because in NL only or AL only those guys won't be out there.

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