Fantasy Baseball 2014: Waiver Wire Update 7/1
Fantasy Baseball 2014: Early-Week Waiver Wire Pickups
July 1, 2014
It’s that time once again. Every Tuesday, we bring you the first of our biweekly waiver wire installments for the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got another solid group of names you should be aware of this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see who might be a good fit for your team.
Kole Calhoun, OF, Los Angeles Angels: We’ve talked about Calhoun a few times here and there this season, and he’s back in the fantasy consciousness again this morning. In the last two games of the KC series, he put up five hits, four runs, a homer and two RBI. Yesterday’s game got postponed.
Calhoun’s season-long BA continues to creep up, and he’s got it into respectable territory now. He’s hitting well recently, and there’s no reason to overlook him as a depth outfielder in most leagues.
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Henderson Alvarez, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s take our talents to South Beach and check out Alvarez, who has been a trendy pitching add over the past few days. In his last two starts, he’s allowed just one earned run on 14 combined hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Alvarez has a 2.32 ERA on the season alongside a 1.28 WHIP. He hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in a game since May 16 (and only did it once), and hasn’t lost since May 11. He’ll see the Phillies today to try and get his third win in a row.
Jeff Locke, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Over in Pittsburgh, those looking for a deeper fantasy add at SP should check out Locke. He’s pitched wll over his last four starts, only allowing more than two earned one time and coming out of that span with a 1-1 record.
Locke has a 3.74 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP, and those numbers would be better if not for his six-earned hiccup on may 5. He’s worth checking out today at home against the Diamondbacks.
Logan Forsythe, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Now we’ll move on to Forsythe, who has done some major damage at the plate over the past few days. In the last two games of the Baltimore series, he posted five hits, two homers, three runs and four RBI. He had two more hits and an RBI yesterday.
Forsythe’s positional eligibility should be enough to pique your fantasy interest, but if that’s not enough his recent penchant for multi-hit outings will. He’s a deeper add right now, but if he can get on a run and fix that BA, he’ll be more than that.
Lucas Duda, 1B/OF, New York Mets: Duda has been on a relatively quiet run for the Mets recently, and has done enough to deserve your fantasy attention. Through the Pittsburgh series, he had a seven-game hit streak going, with five runs, three homers and eight RBI in that span. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Duda’s season BA isn’t anything to write home about, but his home run and RBI totals definitely are. He plays a couple of prime fantasy positions, and should be owned in the majority of league formats out there.
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