Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 5/12
Fantasy Baseball 2015: Early-Week Waiver Wire Pickups
May 12, 2015
It’s Tuesday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire to see which players are trending out there. We’ve got a fresh crop of interesting names for you this morning, so let’s visit the recent stats to see who might make a good pickup for your team.
Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds: Cozart missed out on a few games last week due to an injured wrist, but got back in there in Chicago. During that series, he posted five hits, three runs, three RBI and a stolen base.
Cozart normally isn’t a huge source of excitement in fantasy, but this season he’s been playing pretty well. He’s a decent pickup if you need help at the SS position, provided he gets over that injured wrist.
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Tim Lincecum, SP/RP, San Francisco Giants: A couple of years back, Lincecum was one of the top SP names in the fantasy game. Times have changed now, however, and he can be found on many waiver wires these days.
The good news here is that Lincecum has a couple of solid starts in a row here, allowing no earned and just six hits in his last two outings. He’ll be in Cincinnati on Thursday to open that series and try to keep it going.
Yasmani Grandal, C/1B, Los Angeles Dodgers: We’ve talked about Grandal quite a bit in this space over the past couple of seasons, and he’s back again. He posted some nice numbers last week, with a six-game hit streak that included 11 RBI and three homers. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Grandal has really given his numbers a boost in recent games, and if he can keep it up he’ll be one of the nicer finds on the wire in the early-going of the fantasy season.
Dan Haren, SP, Miami Marlins: Let’s move on back to the mound and check out Haren, who is one of the more desirable pitchers on the wire right now. He’s got a three-game win streak going, allowing four earned and striking out 10 in that span.
Haren owns a 2.68 ERA and a nice 0.92 WHIP on the season so far. He’ll try on improve those numbers today in L.A. against the Dodgers.
Marcus Semien, 2B/3B/SS, Oakland Athletics: Semien had a nice series against the Mariners in Seattle this weekend, accounting for seven hits, three runs and a pair of solo homers. He whiffed yesterday, however.
Semien’s positional eligibility is a very nice bonus for prospective fantasy owners, and the nice production doesn’t hurt either. He hasn’t been much of an RBI producer, but does seem to plate runs with some bit of regularity.
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