Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/24
2016-05-23 11:00:00 EDT
Now that we fantasy baseball owners have gotten a taste of the early-week series around the MLB, it’s a great opportunity to check out the waiver wire. Let’s visit with some of the trending players out there and see if anyone’s right for your lineup.
Junior Guerra, SP/RP, Milwaukee Brewers: Let’s kick things off today by visiting the mound and see what’s up with Guerra. He’s coming off an impressive start against the Cubs, going seven innings with 11 strikeouts and yielding three runs.
That gives Guerra a 3.96 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP in 25 innings pitched this year. Milwaukee is 4-0 in his starts this year. He’ll get the call this weekend against Atlanta, and is a nice low-end grab.
Colby Lewis, SP, Texas Rangers: Lewis is available in just under 2/3 of the leagues out there, but that will change if he keeps pitching the way he has. He’s coming off seven innings of shutout ball in Houston, giving him seven innings in each of his last five appearances.
Lewis holds a 2.75 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP this season and will put that to the test tomorrow against the Angels.
Brandon Guyer, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Guyer is a relative newcomer to the waiver wire radar, but he’s showing nice stuff lately. In his last three games, he has seven hits with four runs and a solo homer.
Guyer has played well as the Rays’ leadoff man lately, thanks to injury. He’ll finish up in Miami today before going home for a pair of games against the Marlins.
Rajai Davis, OF, Cleveland Indians: Davis continues to pepper in nice low-end stats here and there. After an 0-6 slump, he went 1-4 yesterday with a homer, two RBI and a steal.
That gives Davis 11 steals and 22 RBI on the season, and he’s hitting .246, which is good for him. After he finishes up against the Sox tomorrow, he’ll head home for Baltimore over the weekend. He’s a nice low-end speed/finesse guy.
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Paulo Orlando, OF, Kansas City Royals: Let’s just make it an OF trifecta today and examine Orlando. He’s got a seven-game hit streak to his credit, resulting in 15 hits, four runs, a homer and nine RBI.
Orlando is hitting .400 on the year and will keep getting looks as long as he’s successful. He’s a nice plug-and-play guy right now in fantasy.
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