Fantasy Baseball 2014: Waiver Wire Update 6/13
Fantasy Baseball 2014: Weekend Waiver Wire Pickups
June 13, 2014
It’s that time once again: Today we’re taking the second of our biweekly fantasy baseball waiver wire looks. There’s a pretty decent crop of talent out there if you need a hand on your roster, so with that said let’s examine the recent numbers and see if anyone on the wire is worth your attention.
Collin McHugh, SP, Houston Astros: We’ll start out on the mound today with McHugh, who has appeared a few times in this space over the last couple of weeks. He’s on a good run, going 2-0 in his last three appearances and allowing just three earned (all in his most recent outing) between them.
McHugh is a big part of the Astros revival that’s sweeping the fantasy community right now. He’ll be at home today against the Rays, and any fantasy owner hurting for starting pitching should look his way.
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Jake Arrieta, SP, Chicago Cubs: Arrieta is being overlooked by just about everyone, but he’s definitely worth your time. In his last five ougints, he’s just 1-1, but has allowed more than one earned run once in that span (during the lone loss).
Arrieta boasts a reasonable 2.50 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP. If he can get some help behind him and at the plate, he’ll be in a good position for at least a quality start today in Philadelphia.
Josh Willingham, OF, Minnesota Twins: Willingham has been turning a few heads in fantasy over the past week. He enters the Detroit series with a six-game hit streak in tow, providing two runs, a homer and six RBI in that span. That tally includes Wednesday’s three RBI.
When Willingham is healthy--which he has been lately--he’s a very reliable source of production. The BA is great and the RBI should continue to trickle in as long as he’s 100 percent.
Russell Martin, C, Pittsburgh Pirates: Martin has had a pretty good run recently, thanks to some sub-par competition. Heading into the Cubs finale, he had a three-game hit streak, during which he notched a pair of stolen bases. He posted two hits, an RBI and a steal yesterday.
For a catcher--especially one on the backup level--Martin provides a nice option to those fantasy owners in need. He should keep up a reasonable BA and pepper in some RBI here and there, so check him out if you need a new backstop.
Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants: Thanks to his seven-game hitting streak heading into play yesterday, Crawford is in the conversation for a fantasy pickup--especially considering his position. He’s been improving his BA at regular intervals, providing five runs, a homer and eight RBI during his run. He had two hits, a run and an RBI yesterday.
The RBI numbers here are great--and surprising--so we won’t try to overanalyze. If Crawford can keep his average respectable, those power numbers will continue to climb. Keep him in mind.
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