Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 5/19
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 19, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time once again for us to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential adds for you to peruse to day, so let’s get right down to business and take a closer look at the recent numbers from the trending players.
Brandon Belt, 1B, San Francisco Giants: Belt burst onto the waiver wire scene this weekend with a great series in Cincinnati. He logged nine hits, eight runs, three homers and seven RBI in just the last three games of that one.
It sure took Belt longer than expected to get his power going, but now that it’s here everyone is on board the bandwagon. If you’re looking for a corner man, he’s your guy.
Avisail Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox: Garcia also had a great weekend, continuing his run of awesome play. Heading into the Cleveland series, he had a five-game hit streak, during which he provided three runs, two homers and seven RBI. He came up empty yesterday and actually had a bit of a knee issue as well. Watch out on that.
Garcia was a popular sleeper pick heading into this season, and now he’s starting to pay off for fantasy owners who believed in him. He gets the Indians and Minnesota this week.
Delino DeShields, 2B/OF, Texas Rangers: Down in Texas, DeShields has been making lots of noise recently. In his past seven games, he’s posted nine hits, eight runs, four RBI and three stolen bases.
DeShields won’t provide a whole lot in the way of consistent hitting, but as long as he’s getting on base, stealing and scoring, he’s worth a look. He’ll go into Fenway starting today.
Nathan Karns, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Let’s finish up today with a couple of options off the mound, starting with Karns. He’s coming off a win against the Yankees in his last appearance, allowing two earned in five innings on seven hits.
Karns hasn’t allowed more than two earned in his last four straight starts, and though he hasn’t been going terribly deep into games, he’s making his innings count. He’ll get the Braves today.
Jamie Garcia, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: If you’ve been thinking of adding Garcia in advance of his return from injury, now’s the time. He’s scheduled to return on Thursday against the Mets in New York after some time off dealing with a shoulder issue.
Garcia has a history of injury and probably won’t stay upright for long. Still, when he’s healthy he’s a solid starter and worthy of a pickup in most fantasy leagues.
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