Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 4/14
Fantasy Baseball 2015: Early-Week Waiver Wire Pickups
April 14, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time to start checking out some of the current waiver wire options out there in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of names for you to peruse this morning, so with that said let’s take a look at the recent stats and see who you should be targeting.
Shane Greene, SP, Detroit Tigers: Let’s start things off on the mound today and take a look at Greene. In his first start of the season, he put together eight innings of four-hit ball, posting one walk and five strikeouts in a win against Minnesota.
Greene will see the Pirates in Pittsburgh today, and thanks to a very capable offense behind him, he shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble remaining relevant as a fantasy add.
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Jimmy Nelson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Nelson had a fine outing in his first appearance this year as well, compiling two hits and no earned over seven innings of work. He walked two while striking out nine batters on the day.
Nelson will get the Pirates again on Friday as that weekend series opens up in Pittsburgh. He’s got plenty of upside, and is a nice sleeper pickup for the rest of the season.
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Kiermaier started off the year with a bang, blasting onto fantasy baseball radar everywhere. In his first six games, he compiled eight hits, six runs, two homers and four RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Kiermaier is quite relevant in deeper leagues at the moment and will provide plenty of upside at his level. He’s got the goods to put in a nice campaign if he keeps getting starts.
Kendrys Morales, 1B, Kansas City Royals: Morales has started out the season quite well also, bagging a six-game hit streak through his first two series. In that time, he put up seven runs, a homer and four RBI. He kept it going yesterday with two more hits and a solo homer.
Morales has been quite reliable as a fantasy pickup thus far, though we’ll have to see if he can stay consistent as he continues his quest this season.
Derek Norris, C, San Diego Padres: For those fantasy owners in need of a backstop, you could do worse than snagging Norris. He posted eight hits, four runs and three RBI through his first six games. He posted an 0-fer yesterday, however.
Norris has the goods to hit double-digit homers again this year and shouldn’t have much of a problem getting to that 50-RBI threshold either, provided he stays healthy. He’s a nice grab at the moment.
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