Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 4/5
2016-04-04 11:00:00 EDT
The MLB is off and running in their 2016 campaign, and likewise we fantasy baseball owners are knee-deep in stats and projections for our seasons as well. That said, let’s take a fresh look at the waiver wire to see which players are trending out there as adds right now.
Chris Owings, 2B/SS, Arizona Diamondbacks: Sitting at the top of the waiver wire charts this morning is Owings, who could provide some nice value in that tough SS spot right now.
Owings is batting second in these opening games, which will give him plenty of run opportunities if he can get on base. He went 1-for-5 with a run yesterday against the Rockies, and will get back to it this evening.
Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals: A lot of people are staying away from Molina this season, given his diminished power and his pair of thumb surgeries in the off-season. He’s still available in almost 60 percent of the leagues out there.
That being said, Molina’s first appearance went well in Pittsburgh yesterday–he was 2-for-3 with a run. You wont’ get quite the return here that you may be used to with Molina, but he’s still got great lower-end value.
Yasmany Tomas, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Let’s swing back over to the new-look Diamondbacks order and visit with Tomas. He provided a nice line in last night’s blowout, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Tomas should see plenty of plate opportunities for the D-Backs, at least here in the early-going as they get healthy. He’ll be back on the field against the Rockies tonight.
Travis Shaw, 1B/3B, Boston Red Sox: We’ve talked about Shaw a couple of times already, and since his opening-day game got postponed you’ve got another chance to look at him in daily leagues if you hurry.
Shaw won out on the starting third base job this spring, and has been swinging a pretty sweet bat. The fact that he can slot into either corner role just makes Shaw more intriguing for this afternoon’s Indians game.
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Danny Valencia, 3B/OF, Oakland Athletics: Do you need some lower-end power? Valencia is your guy. He’s coming off a nice 2015 campaign (.290 BA; 18 HR) and went 1-for-4 yesterday with an RBI.
Valencia is available in almost 80 percent of the leagues out there and needs to be owned. He’ll get another crack at the White Sox tonight.
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