Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/3
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 3, 2016
It’s a fantasy baseball Tuesday, and that means it’s time once again for us to take a look at the notable waiver wire adds out there. Let’s check out the numbers and see if anyone makes sense for your lineup right now in seasonal and daily leagues.
Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers: For some reason, Castellanos is still available in almost half the leagues out there. He’s been giving owners a reason to pick him up lately, though, with a five-game hit streak.
Castellanos has nine hits, three runs, two homers and seven RBI in that streak, giving him a nice .361 average so far. He’s in Cleveland starting today.
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Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox: Speaking of hitting streaks, Bradley is sitting on an eight-game one himself. In that span, he’s put up five runs, a homer, eight RBI and a stolen base.
Bradley is owned in only about 15 percent of the leagues out there, and is carrying a .272 average. He’ll be in Chicago for the White Sox this week, starting today.
Rubby De La Rosa, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks: If you’re in the market for a starting pitcher, De La Rosa is a nice pickup. He’s coming off seven innings of shutout ball alongside 10 strikeouts against the Cardinals in his last outing.
De La Rosa will get the start tomorrow in Miami against the Marlins, putting his 4.18 ERA and 1.10 WHIP to the test.
Martin Prado, 2B/3B, Miami Marlins: Speaking of the Marlins, Prado is also a trending pickup right now. He’s sitting on a six-game hit streak since coming back from paternity leave, a run containing 15 hits, four runs and three RBI.
Prado has a nice 4.10 BA right now, with nine RBI on the season. He’s got some nice upside for deeper leagues.
Brandon Drury, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: We’ve talked about Drury quite a bit over the past week or so. He’s hit in four of his last five games, compiling six runs, four hoemrs and six RBI in that time.
Drury is still out there in about 65 percent of fantasy leagues, making him a nice pickup while you can get him. He’s carrying a .315 average overall on the season and will try to improve on it against the Marlins this week.
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