Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 4/30
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April 30, 2016
We’ve reached another fantasy baseball weekend, and that means it’s time once again for us to check out some of the notable waiver wire adds out there. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and see if any of these guys are right for your roster.
Brandon Drury, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: There’s a healthy buzz surrounding Drury these days, thanks to some solid play this week. In his four starts through the St. Louis Series, he had eight hits, five runs, two homers and three RBI. He came up empty yesterday, though.
Drury will supposedly be getting regular playing time as long as he’s hitting well, so you can expect to see him as a regular fixture of the Diamondbacks lineup for at least the near future. He’s at home against the Rockies this weekend, then will head to Miami.
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Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds: We’ve been pretty high on Cozart lately, and he’s still available in about 80 percent of the fantasy leagues out there. In the Mets series this week, he put up five hits with three runs, a solo homer and three RBI. He whiffed yesterday, though.
That continues a run of solid play from Cozart that started in the final two games of the Cubs series this week, with his three runs, four hits and home run. He’s in Pittsburgh now, then will go home for the Giants.
J.T. Realmuto, C, Miami Marlins: If you need a backstop, Realmuto is your guy right now. Including the final game of the Giants series this week, he accumulated 10 hits, four runs, two homers and three RBI through the Dodgers games.
Realmuto is still available in over 60 percent of the fantasy leagues out there and should be a top consideration off the wire for just about anyone in need of a catcher.
Trevor Bauer, SP/RP, Cleveland Indians: Taking the place of the injured Carlos Carrasco in the Indians’ rotation right now is Bauer, who will be making another start today in Philadelphia.
Bauer holds a 4.76 ERA on the season right now with a 1.59 WHIP across 11.1 innings pitched. He’s got a pretty good strikeout ceiling, and this is a decent matchup to go after him in.
Steven Wright, SP/RP, Boston Red Sox: We won’t see Wright again until May 3, but now’s the time to grab him. In his last outing, he went seven innings against the Braves, striking out eight in a victory.
Wright boasts a 1.37 ERA on the season with a 1.14 WHIP. He should be in the rotation for good now, thanks to his solid play. He’ll see the White Sox in his next outing, and is still available in almost 80 percent of fantasy leagues.
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