Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 5/5
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
May 5, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time for another trip to the fantasy baseball waiver wire. We’ve got a fresh crop of potential adds in store for you today, so let’s take a look at the numbers and see who’s trending out there.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, Minnesota Twins: Following a solid weekend against the White Sox, Plouffe is one of the hotter names on the wire. He posted six hits, three runs, two homers and seven RBI in that series. He got another hit yesterday.
Plouffe posted three homers in a span of five games, and if he keeps up this rate he’ll be providing some nice power returns for fantasy owners.
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Dan Haren, SP, Miami Marlins: Now let’s head to the mound and check out Haren, who is coming off a nice start against Philly. He put up no earned on four hits in that one, striking out four and completing his second win in a row.
Haren has logged three wins in his last four appearances, logging two earned or fewer in all three victories. He’ll face the Giants in his next start this week.
Tyler Lyons, SP/RP, St. Louis Cardinals: Before we leave the mound, let’s check out Lyons. He got the call yesterday and he’ll be starting today at home against the Cubs as the fifth starter.
Lyons posted a 2.91 ERA in Triple-A, and he’s in line to see at least a couple of starts while the Cards rotation heals up. Check him out today and see if he’s right for you.
Jake Marisnick, OF, Houston Astros: We’ve talked about Marisnick at least a couple of times this year, and he’s stayed hot enough to remain on the radar. He put up five hits, a solo homer, two RBI and a steal in the Seattle series. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Marisnick carried a nice hit streak through that series with the Mariners and has his BA, RBI and swipes totals looking great. He’s a must-have pickup right now.
Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants: Let’s finish things up with Crawford today for those who need a middle infielder. He put up three hits, two runs, a homer and three RBI in the last two games of the Angels series this weekend. He whiffed yesterday, though.
Crawford’s season-long BA isn’t quite in the exciting category just yet, but it’s heading in the right direction lately. He makes a lot of sense for those owners thin at the shortstop position.
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