Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 4/21
Fantasy Baseball 2015: Current Waiver Wire Trends
April 21, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and as all the early-week series kick into high gear around the MLB, it’s a good time for us fantasy baseball owners to take a look at the waiver wire to see who’s trending right now. We’ve got a fresh crop of names for you to peruse, so here’s a closer examination of the recent stats.
Carlos Rodon, RP, Chicago White Sox: Yesterday, word broke that the White Sox had purchased the contract of hotshot pitcher Rodon. He’ll be joining the ranks of the bullpen initially, but figures to work himself a spot in the rotation pretty soon.
Rodon’s slider is downright filthy, and he’s got the goods to rack up a ton of strikeouts. He’s a grab-and-stash guy in fantasy, and someone you should probably make room for.
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Caleb Joseph, C, Baltimore Orioles: Joseph has been pretty productive recently, and he’s worked himself up near the top of the heap when it comes to waiver wire adds. Heading into yesterday’s game (which the Os rested him for), he had a six-game hit streak.
In that span, Joseph has racked up 10 hits, three runs, a homer and four RBI. As long as Matt Weiters is hurt, he’s definitely worth picking up and slapping in your lineup.
Odubel Herrera, 2B/SS/OF, Philadelphia Phillies: We’ve talked about Herrera once or twice this year already, and he keeps making enough noise with his bat to warrant more attention. In the last three games of the Washington series, he posted six hits, four runs, an RBI and two steals.
Herrera is still a deeper-league guy or speculative add based on his speed, but if he keeps getting looks at the top of the order, he’s worth snatching up.
Steven Souza, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Souza has been pretty hot for the past week or so. Through the Yankees series, he had a seven-game stretch that yielded 11 hits, five runs, three homers, three steals and nine RBI.
Souza is off to a great start, and there’s no telling how long he’ll be able to sustain it. As long as he’s putting up the numbers, however, there’s no reason to leave him on the wire.
Chris Heston, SP/RP, San Francisco Giants: Let’s finish up today on the mound with Heston. He’s coming off a nice showing against the D-Backs, logging 7 2/3 innings with one earned, five hits, one walk and six Ks.
Heston has two wins, a nice 0.87 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. He’ll be in the rare air of Colorado in his next start Friday, trying to get his third win of the year.
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