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Fantasy Baseball Update 4/5/18: Weekend Waiver Wire Picks

The Trending Adds in Fantasy Baseball Right Now
Date & Time Thursday April 5, 2018, 12:00 AM (EDT)
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Fantasy | The Trending Adds in Fantasy Baseball Right Now

Now that the MLB season has had a week to play itself out, it’s a good time to stop and check the fantasy baseball waiver wire for all those trending adds. Here’s a look at a few players you may want to consider for the weekend games and beyond. 

Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels: After a disastrous spring, Ohtani’s fantasy appeal dwindled significantly, but he’s starting things off pretty well this year. He’s got a .429 BA right now with two homers and five RBI. 

The thing about Ohtani is that he’ll be more of a plug-and-play guy on days when he’s available, which could be fewer than you’re looking for. Still, if you have the roster room he’s not a bad play ahead of the A’s series. 

Preston Tucker, OF, Atlanta Braves: Tucker has been great so far this year, and he’s come from seemingly out of nowhere. He’s got a .429 BA with two homers and eight RBIs so far. 

Tucker has hit in every game he’s been in (six of them), and has three multi-hit games in that span. He’s also got six RBI in his last two outings. He’ll be in the rare air of Colorado this weekend and very well could go off. 

Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B/SS, Minnesota Twins: Escobar is the trendy choice for a utility infield guy right now, as he’s been very solid through the young season. In his last three games, he’s got six hits and five RBI. 

Escobar is sporting a .438 BA on the year and has plated four runs. He’s still not quite an everyday MLB player, but if he keeps hitting he will be. 

Mike Foltynewicz, SP, Atlanta Braves: Let’s head over to the mound now and check out Foltynewicz, who is still out there in over 80 percent of leagues. He’s got two starts under his belt with a nice 2.61 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. 

Foltynewicz started out strong last year but then fell off in the second half of the season. That said, if you’re looking for a starting pitcher he’s probably your guy right now. He’ll get the Nats on April 10. 

Jakob Junis, SP, Kansas City Royals: We’ll finish up today with Junis, who is coming off a win in his first appearance of the year. He put up 7.0 innings and six strikeouts in a shutout of the Tigers. 

Those fantasy owners in the know picked up Junis late last year and got some nice mileage out of him. He’s picking up right where he left off and will try to keep it going on April 9 versus Seattle.

Andrew has been with Sports Chat Place since 2012, contributing to football, baseball and basketball across the fantasy, college and professional ranks. His goal is to break down the complicated trends and numbers into a language that's accessible even if you're not a seasoned sports bettor, providing comprehensive insight that can apply to just about everyone. Follow Andrew on Twitter for links to his latest Sports Chat Place picks. 

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