Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 6/2
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 2, 2015
It’s that time of the week again; time for us fantasy baseball owners to check out the waiver wire and see which players are making big names for themselves right now. We’ve got our usual crop of up-and-comers to check out today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see who’s who.
Steven Souza, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Heading things up today is Souza who jumped to the top of the waiver wire chart with a stellar series in Baltimore. He logged five hits in that one, three being home runs. The result was four runs and five RBI. He came up empty yesterday.
Souza’s average is still pretty crummy, so don’t get your hopes up there. Still, he’s been logging nice power numbers and even stealing a few bases here and there.
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Billy Burns, OF, Oakland Athletics: We talked a little about Burns yesterday, but seeing as how he’s heading into the Detroit series with four multi-hit games in a row to his credit, we should bring his name up again.
Burns is sitting on a six-game hit streak overall, and has provided six runs, a solo homer and two steals in that frame.
Kyle Hendricks, SP, Chicago Cubs: Now let’s head to the mound and visit with Hendricks, who is a popular fantasy add heading into today’s matchup in Miami against the Marlins.
Hendricks is coming off a seven-inning no-decision that yielded one earned on four hits. In the start before that he tossed a complete game with no earned on five hits. He’s only got one win so far, but seems to be hitting his stride as a matchup play in fantasy.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, Minnesota Twins: Plouffehad a good series against Toronto. He managed five hits in that one, yielding three RBI, a homer and a run scored.
Heading into play yesterday, Plouffe had five multi-hit games in his previous seven appearances. That game was postponed; they’ll make it up tomorrow. He seems to be heating up and maintaining form, so he’s worth a look at the hot corner if you can get him.
Joe Panik, 2B, San Francisco Giants: Now we move on to Panik, who logged five hits, four runs, a homer, four RBI and a stolen base in the four-game Atlanta series over the weekend. He bagged two more hits yesterday.
Panik’s RBI and average numbers are too good to ignore right now, especially for a middle infielder. If he can keep those multi-hit games coming at a regular clip, he’ll be a sensational pickup.
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