Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/21
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May 21, 2016
Saturday means it’s time once again for us to take a look at the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Let’s check out the numbers on some of the trending players out there and see if anyone fits with your roster.
Danny Valencia, 3B/OF, Oakland Athletics: Let’s start out in Oakland today and check out Valencia, who is still available in about half the leagues out there. Heading into last night’s game, he had six hits, three runs, a homer and four RBI in a three-game span. He had another hit yesterday.
We haven’t gotten a sustained look at Valencia this year thanks to injury, but what we have seen has been great. He’ll continue the Yankees series this weekend then move on to Seattle.
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Evan Gattis, C/OF, Houston Astros: We’ve been yapping about Gattis quite a bit this week, and he’s making us look smart. In the White Sox series, eh posted five hits with three runs, two homers and three RBI in three games. He had another hit yesterday.
Gattis is fresh off a minor league assignment designed to help him work on his skills as a catcher. He’ll be extremely valuable as a backstop in fantasy moving forward.
Cameron Maybin, OF, Detroit Tigers: This isn’t the first time Maybin has appeared in this space, as he’s been gaining some popularity lately. In the Twins series, he logged five hits, three runs, an RBI and three steals over just three games. He had three more hits yesterday.
Healthy and fresh off the disabled list, Maybin will be getting time in the outfield as long as he’s hitting. After Tampa leaves town, it’s time to welcome Philly early next week.
Danny Duffy, SP/RP, Kansas City Royals: If you’re in need of a low-end pitcher, Duffy may be for you. He’ll be making the start today against the White Sox, in place of the injured Kris Medlen.
Over his 21 innings this year, Duffy has managed a nice 2.57 WHIP and a 1.19 WHIP. He won’t go too deep into this game, but he could be a solid patch guy in deeper leagues.
Mike Leake, SP, St. Louis Cardinals: Let’s finish up in St. Louis today and check out Leake. He’s coming off six innings in L.A. against the Dodgers, allowing one run and striking out three.
That gives Leake two straight wins, along with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He’ll get another start at home against the Diamondbacks today.
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