Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 4/18
2016-04-17 11:00:00 EDT
It’s Monday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check in on some of the notable waiver wire adds in the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got a fresh crop of names for you to peruse this morning, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see who might make sense for your lineup.
Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Moss was one of fantasy’s most-added players yesterday, even though he came up empty in the Cincinnati finale (0-for-4).
Prior to that game, Moss had gone 3-for-6 in his most recent two appearances, with two homers and five RBI. That gives him a .269 BA with four long-balls and 10 RBI this year. Moss will see the Cubs at home starting today.
Chase Anderson, SP, Milwaukee Brewers: Now let’s move on to the mound and check out Anderson. He’s been throwing pretty well so far, logging a 1-0 record across 11 total innings with nine strikeouts so far.
Anderson owns a nice 0.00 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP, and has done it against some pretty good competition. He’ll next get the start tonight in Minnesota and looks like a nice pickup.
Jerad Eickhoff, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: Another good-looking add on the mound for today’s games is Eickhoff. He’s 1-1 with 12 innings of work so far, logging 12 strikeouts with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP.
Eickhoff is still available in about half the fantasy leagues out there, and will get a home start against the Mets this evening. He’s a popular sleeper pick this season, and is already paying off.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, Detroit Tigers: In low-end catcher news, Saltalamacchia is coming off another solid performance in the Astros finale. He logged a 2-for-4 line in that one, nailing a solo homer.
That gives Saltalamacchia a 4-for-9 line in his last two games with two homers and three RBI. He’s a nice deeper-league catcher going into tomorrow’s series in Kansas City.
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Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers: Let’s close out with another Tigers player, this one Castellanos on the hot corner. He’s coming off a 1-for-4 line against the Astros yesterday, which gives him nine hits, four runs, a homer and five RBI over his last four games.
Castellanos has been on fire in April, hitting .368 with eight RBI. He’ll stroke out a ton, and won’t take walks, but while he’s hitting you might as well use him in deeper formats.
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