Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 6/3
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June 3, 2016
Around here, Friday means it’s time once again to check out some of the notable waiver wire adds around the world of fantasy baseball. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and the trending players to see if anyone would make a good add for your team.
Doug Fister, SP/RP, Houston Astros: Fister has been trending as an SP add over the past couple of days, thanks to a solid effort his last time out. In that one, he logged six innings of one-earned ball against the Angels in a no-decision.
Fister has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP this season, and will try to improve those stats today against the Athletics.
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Matt Shoemaker, SP, Los Angeles Angels: Shoemaker has been pitching pretty well lately, and makes a nice low-end pickup right now. He put up seven innings against the Tigers his last time out, and held Detroit to two runs.
That gives Shoemaker a 5.50 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP this season. He’ll be back on the mound at Yankee Stadium on June 7, which gives you plenty of time to kick the tires here.
Jurickson Profar, 2B/SS, Texas Rangers: Profar has been playing very well in place of Rougned Odor (suspension) and will likely be sticking around for a while. He’s got a six-game hit streak to his credit, and has provided seven runs with a solo homer in that span.
We’ll have to wait and see how the Rangers shoehorn Profar some playing time, but as a matchup or plug-and-play he’s looking good right now.
Trea Turner, 2B, Washington Nationals: It’s looking like the Nationals are going to call up top prospect Turner, and most are assuming he’s here to stay. Ryan Zimmerman will be going on paternity leave, and who knows what will happen to Danny Espinosa.
Turner didn’t do so great in 2015 during a small stint with the big club, but he’s got gobs of potential. Snatch him up if you’re hurting at 2B.
Derek Norris, C/1B, San Diego Padres: Let’s throw a catcher out there for those who are ailing at the backstop slot. Over the past two games, Norris has four hits, three runs and two RBI to his credit.
On the year, Norris is hitting a meager .195, but does have five home runs and 12 RBI. You’ve got to take what you can get at catcher these days, we suppose.
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