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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Early-Week Waiver Wire Pickups
June 16, 2014
It’s Monday, and time to get back to it with another workweek. It also means it’s time to get back to business with your fantasy team as well, since we’ve got some brand new MLB series getting started today. That said, let’s take a look at some of the trending players out there who could be posting big numbers in those games.
Tanner Roark, SP/RP, Washington Nationals: We’ll start out on the mound today and take a look at Roark, who is a hot add over the past couple of days. In his last two starts, he’s 2-0 with just two combined earned runs on 10 hits.
Roark’s season-long stats aren’t blowing anyone away, but he has gotten his numbers down quite a bit recently. He’s sporting a 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP that he’ll take into a home start against Houston tomorrow.
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Drew Pomeranz, SP/RP, Oakland Athletics: Pomeranz is our other SP possibility today, as he’s got a pretty decent matchup looming. He’s coming off a seven-inning no deceision against the Angels, allowing no earned on four hits in that one.
There’s a lot to like about Pomeranz. He’s allowed more than two earned on only one occasion this season so far, and carries a clean 1.90 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into a home game against the Rangers today.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Colorado Rockies: Dickerson’s stock has fallen a bit over this past weekend, but he’s still a popular waiver wire fixture. He went 0-for-8 throughout the first two games of the San Francisco series, but managed to post a run in one of those. He sat yesterday.
Dickerson has been a reliable fixture in the Rockies outfield this season, and we’re not selling on him just yet. He’ll see the Dodgers this week before heading back to the hitter-friendly confines of Colorado.
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Miami Marlins: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Ozuna, and it’s high time we gave him some attention again. He carried a three-game hit streak into yesterday’s Pittsburgh finale, logging three runs, a homer and three RBI in that span. He had another hit yesterday.
Ozuna has been a power-producing machine this season, and he’s heading into some choice matchups this week, starting with the Cubs. He’s a must-have guy right now.
Billy Butler, 1B, Kansas City Royals: Butler is capable of getting on some impressive runs, and he’s been doing just that lately. In four games heading into the White Sox finale, he had seven hits, three runs, a homer and seven RBI. He had another hit and a run yesterday.
Butler hasn’t done much this season just yet, so maybe his hot play as of late is a sign that he’s finally waking up at the plate. He’ll be in Detroit this week and we’ll all find out for sure.
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