Fantasy Baseball News 9/13/13: Waiver Wire Position Players
Fantasy Baseball Daily: Weekend Waiver Wire Adds
September 13, 2013
We’ve reached another Friday, and around here that means it’s time once again for our biweekly looks at the waiver wire in fantasy baseball. In this edition, we’re checking out position players, and to be honest, the market is rather skimpy right now. Still, there are a handful of viable names out there, so let’s take a closer look and see if anyone’s right for your roster.
Jonathan Villar, SS, Houston Astros: Probably the hottest name on the waiver wire right now is Villar, which is super convenient since he plays at a relatively thin fantasy position. He’s got at least one hit in nine of the last 10 games, and during that span he’s posted 10 runs, five RBI and six steals. You’re obviously getting mostly just finesse numbers here, as Villar won’t produce much in the way of homers and RBI. If that’s what you need, however, he’s your guy.
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Evan Gattis, C, Atlanta Braves: Gattis remains high on waiver wire lists due to his recent performances at the plate. His latest effort, a 1-for-5 line that produced a run and a pair of RBI, brings his current hit streak to five games. In that time, Gattis has given fantasy owners six runs and nine RBI, which should sway your decision on an add if you need a backstop. The Braves play the Padres this weekend.
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals: Adams has gained plenty of waiver wire attention lately with his solid play. Check out these numbers from his current four-game hit streak: two homers, four RBI, four runs and two multi-hit outings. That’s not too shabby for a guy who’s hardly owned anywhere, and gives him a .271 average, 13 homers and 42 RBI on the year. As long as Adams is on this tear, he makes a solid add for the Seattle series and beyond.
Eric Young, OF, New York Mets: If your team is in need of finesse numbers to close out the fantasy season, Young is worth a good long look. He’s hit in seven of his last 10 games, with three steals, four runs and three multi-hit efforts in that span. He’s not a higher-end add, but could work in a pinch if your league is on the deeper side. Young and the Mets have a pretty good matchup looming this weekend: they’ll face the Marlins at home. Expect more of the same numbers to continue.
Nick Swisher, 1B, Cleveland Indians: Swisher’s season-long numbers don’t look too impressive, but he’s in the midst of a surge right now. He’s hit in five of the last six games, with three multi-hit outings, three homers and nine RBI in that span. That said, Swisher only has a .241 average on the year, so don’t expect a sustained push. Still, he works as a lower-end add if you need some power and think he can keep hitting.
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