We have done a good job of staying ahead of the curve this season, while at the same time trying to avoid duplication. To stay on top of the best players available in your particular league, I suggest you review not only the current Waiver Flavor, but the past few editions each week. We gave you a heads up several weeks ago on Wily Peralta, Brad Ziegler, Adeiny Hechavarria and Michael Saunders,giving you opportunity to put in claims on the front end. This week's edition of Farm Report focused on the bevy of call-up's that are effecting not only waiver and free agency claims this week, but already having an effect on standings across fantasy nation. If you haven't done so already, check in with the Farm Report for players like Jonathan Villar, Junior Lake, Christian Yelich, Erasmo Ramirez and Jarred Cosart. Now, as the Brandon Beachy watch continues, on to the the veteran portion of this week's suggested pickups..
Another great pitching prospect finally reaches "The Show" this week as Zack Wheeler joins Matt Harvey in the New York Mets rotation. We have Wheeler and Atlanta's Brandon Beachy on the list again this week for those of you in leagues that require a player to be on the 25-man roster to be eligible for pickup. Both Wheeler and Beachy are listed as probable starters in the Braves-Mets doubleheader on Tuesday. Ian Kennedy appears to be the big loser in the Los Angeles-Arizona brawl suspensions, getting docked ten games. The biggest fantasy news from that series was the changing of the guard in the ninth inning for the Dodgers with Kenley Jansen finally taking over closer duties from Brandon League.
This may be the most talented group of players we have featured at any point this season. We have seen a fairly steady arrival of prospects of late and we may peak over the next couple of weeks. This week's list includes a hitter and pitcher that tore up spring training, only one has been at the major league level all season, the other, finally getting the call. The top hitting prospect in baseball is on the verge of reaching "The Show" with two of the games top pitching prospects tentatively scheduled for starts over the next ten days. Be ready to jump and if you use a fantasy budget, I hope you have something left!