Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 4/11
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April 11, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Monday, and that means a fresh batch of series around the MLB. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the notable waiver wire adds out there and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Nomar Mazara, OF, Texas Rangers: It’s time to get Mazara on your roster. He was recalled this weekend from the minors and proceeded to go 3-for-4 with a solo homer in his debut against the Angels.
Mazara was initially ranked as the No. 21 prospect in baseball before the season, and he’s already looking like it. Grab him before today’s Seattle game.
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Mallex Smith, OF, Atlanta Braves: Do you feel the need for speed? Grab Smith, who was called up by the Braves yesterday in the wake of Ender Inciarte’s injury.
Smith will handle most of the reps in center field for the foreseeable future, and comes into Major League action after a whopping 56 steals last season and a .303 average at the plate. He’ll see the Nats starting today.
Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Yankees: Beltran’s game against the Tigers yesterday was postponed, but that shouldn’t dampen his fantasy appeal. He’s got five hits on the season so far, with five runs, two homers and four RBI.
Beltran is still available in over 2/3 of the leagues out there and is a nice add if you need outfielder depth. He’ll be in Toronto this week.
Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B/SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Escobar is a nice utility add these days, even though he went 0-for-5 in the Kansas City finale.
So far this season, Escobar has posted eight hits with two runs and two RBI and is one of the bright spots on an otherwise dismal Twins team. He will see the visiting White Sox starting today.
Jeremy Hazelbaker, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Hazelbaker is a lower-end add right now, but has been putting up some solid value numbers. He went 2-of-5 in the Atlanta finale with an RBI, a run and a steal.
That makes six hits, four runs, two solo homers, four RBI and two steals for Hazelbaker so far this year. He will get Milwaukee at home this week.
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