Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 4/6
Taking a Look at the Waiver Wire Trends in Fantasy Baseball
April 6, 2015
The 2015 MLB season has officially begun (finally), and we fantasy owners are off and running with our annual campaign. Let’s start things out right this morning by taking a look at the waiver wire to see which players are currently trending as adds in the early-going this season.
Clay Buchholz, SP, Boston Red Sox: Buchholz finished off a pretty good spring this past Wednesday, striking out four batters in four scoreless innings of work against the Twins. He’s going to be taking the hill in the next few hours against the Phillies as the Sox’ opening-day starter.
Buchholz put up a bloated 5.34 ERA last season, but the early returns in exhibition play have been promising. He’s one of the only attractive assets on a sketchy Sox staff.
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Edward Mujica, RP, Boston Red Sox: Before we leave Boston, let’s check out Mujica, who will enter play today as the team’s official closer.
With Koji Uehara ailing, Mujica is the man right now for the Sox. He played well down the stretch in 2014, but ultimately had a pretty forgettable season. Still, as the man in Boston, he’s worth picking up in most fantasy leagues.
Archie Bradley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s throw one more pitcher into the mix today and take a look at Bradley. The team recently purchased his contract from the Triple-A level and seem determined to get him into the starting rotation this season.
Bradley wasn’t playing all that well in 2014, but he had a solid spring and could be on his way to turning things around in that regard. He’s got a nice 1.61 ERA in exhibition play.
Mike Zunino, C, Seattle Mariners: One of the hottest names in fantasy coming out of the spring is Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, who has been bashing homers left and right in exhibition games. He’s close behind the Cubs’ Kris Bryant as one of the hot young power-hitters in the game right now.
Zunino hit just .199 last year, but belted 22 home runs. If you don’t mind the hit to your average--which is likely to happen--you’ll get some nice returns in the power categories from this backstop.
Chris Owings, 2B/SS, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s head back to Arizona as we finish things up today and check out Owings. The middle infielder is pretty hot as a waiver wire add over the past couple of days, thanks to a nice showing as a base-stealer in spring play.
Owings stole just eight bags last year, so hopefully he’ll get a chance to expand greatly on that total in 2015. He’s an interesting pickup if you’re at his level and need some potential speed in your middle infielder.
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