Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/14
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 14, 2016
We’ve officially reached another weekend in the MLB, so this is a great time to take another look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Here’s a quick glance at the numbers from a few players who are trending as adds right now.
Dillon Gee, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: As a one-day or short-term option, Gee makes a lot of sense today. He’ll be making his first start of the year this evening against the Braves, which is a great place for him to appear.
Gee has registered a 2.61 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP so far in 20.2 innings of work. He may only go five or six frames, but could get some more start opportunities in the future if he does well here.
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Gary Sanchez, C, New York Yankees: Sanchez was called up from the minors late this week, giving the Yankees a glut of catchers. He’s widely considered one of the best backstop prospects in the minors, however, and may offer some nice low-end numbers to the needy fantasy owners out there, even though he whiffed yesterday.
Sanchez has five homers and 20 RBI in 26 games in the minors, so he’s got the skills to make an impact. Kick the tires if you need a spot-start here and there at the C position.
Logan Verrett, SP/RP, New York Mets: If you find yourself in a jam today for a pitcher in daily fantasy formats, look at Verrett. He’ll be making a start in Colorado in the place of injured SP Steven Matz (elbow).
Verrett owns a 1.27 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP this season; very promising numbers. He’ll likely start just this one game, however, so temper your expectations.
Yasmani Grandal, C, Los Angeles Dodgers: Let’s look at the catcher position again and check out Grandal. He played well in the Mets series this week, with three hits, two homers and four RBI in a three-game span.
Grandal is still available in over 60 percent of leagues, which is pretty good value for a second catcher in fantasy. After this Cardinals series, the Angels come to town next week.
Yasmany Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Tomas made a lot of waiver wire noise this week, following six hits, three runs and an RBI in two games of the Colorado series.
Tomas is coming off a neck injury but has played very well when healthy. He offers a nice source of lower-end power if you can still get him in your league. After finishing with the Giants this weekend, the D-Backs will see the Yankees at home.
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