Fantasy Baseball 2015: Waiver Wire Update 6/16
Fantasy Baseball Daily Leagues: Sleeper Picks and Advice for Upcoming Matchups
June 16, 2015
Another Tuesday is upon us, and that means it’s time once again for us to check out the waiver wire options trending in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of new names for you to check out, so let’s visit the numbers and see who might make a good addition to your team.
Jace Peterson, 2B/3B, Atlanta Braves: Peterson shot to the top of the waiver wire charts yesterday with a three-hit, three-run, three-RBI performance against the Mets that yielded his second home run of the year. He posted an RBI single yesterday.
Peterson has been contributing in loads of different categories recently, and is one of the more reliable names out there right now. He’s the hottest thing on the wire early this week.
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Charlie Morton, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: Let’s head to the mound now and visit with Morton, who is on a torrid pace in his last four starts. During that span, he’s allowed three or fewer earned runs in each appearance, winning all four of them in the process.
Morton will be back in action against the White Sox today at the Cell, and though he doesn’t make a solid long-term option, as long as he’s riding this streak he’s a nice pickup.
Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins: We visited with Buxton earlier this week, but it would be prudent to check him out again. He made his debut on Sunday, going 0-4 but logging a run against Texas. He bagged a triple yesterday for his first hit.
Buxton is the top prospect in all of baseball, so even with the slow start you’d be silly not to pick him up. He’ll hit his rhythm soon and be a fantasy force.
Vincent Velasquez, SP, Houston Astros: Let’s return to the SP category and visit with Velasquez, who is going to be pitching against the Rockies today. He’s coming off a five-inning, no-earned appearance which yielded just three hits and five Ks.
Velasquez is still causing a lot of owners to take the wait-and-see approach, so it’d be wise to grab him now if you’ve got the room. He’s got a nice ceiling if he can maintain form.
Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers: Odor didn’t start things out too well this season. His plate time led to a tepid .144 average with nine RBI. He was demoted to Triple-A and seemed to get things figured out though. He went 3-for-3 with two RBI in his return to the majors.
Odor was recalled after a .355 average and five homers in 29 games in the minors. He should see plenty of time at second in the near future, so if you’re thin there on your team he’s worth a look at least.
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