Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/6
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 6, 2016
Around here, Friday means it’s time once again to take a look at some of the notable names on the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential pickups for you today, so let’s examine the numbers and see if anyone makes sense for your seasonal or daily fantasy roster.
Tyler Chatwood, SP/RP, Colorado Rockies: Chatwood is one of the hotter pitching adds out on the waiver wire right now. In his last appearance, he logged eight innings of shutout ball against the Padres, striking out seven in the process.
Chatwood carries a 2.15 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP on the season. We’re not terribly comfortable starting anyone in the rare air of Colorado, but if you’re going to get someone there, he’s the guy.
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Tim Adleman, SP, Cincinnati Reds: If you’re in a real bind for a pitcher today, consider grabbing Adleman. He pitched pretty well in his major-league debut in Pittsburgh, logging six innings, six strikeouts and two runs.
With Raisel Iglesias on the shelf, Adleman will be filling in for the time-being. His next outing comes today at home against Milwaukee. Available in just about every league, he’s a nice play in deep or NL-only formats.
Jason Castro, C, Houston Astros: We’re always on the lookout for reliable backstops, and Castro is starting to fit that bill. Through the Twins series, he had a six-game hit streak going with eight hits, eight runs, two homers and five RBI in that span.
Castro started out the year as a real stinker in the stats categories, but has since begun to come alive. It’s now safe to add him as a speculative play against the Mariners and beyond.
Danny Santana, SS/OF, Minnesota Twins: Santana is widely available as well, and has been showing some signs of life lately. In the last two games of the Astros series, he bagged three runs, a solo homer, two RBI and two steals.
That gives Santana a .275 average with five swipes on the year. You’re looking at low-end run production and swipes here, so if that’s your need go for it as the Twins head to Chicago for the White Sox.
Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Moss works out as more of a matchup play or a spot-start than anything, but he can be effective. Heading into the Pittsburgh series, he had tallied six homers with 16 RBI in a relatively small number of at-bats. He hit another solo homer yesterday.
Moss usually only comes away with one hit a game, but he’s plenty capable of doing big things with his limited opportunities. We’ll call him a low-end utility play against the Pirates and beyond. You’ll have to spot-check Moss, though; he normally sits against lefties these days.
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