Have we reached the dog days of Summer yet? If your team resembles mine, there are a number of areas that need a boost. What are we looking for at this point of the season? As we hurdle towards the midway point, trades, injuries and minor league call-ups make up the core of player availability.
The volatile closer situation seems to have settled a bit... for now. We do have one emerging end of game prospect and the usual collection of starters who have hit a hot streak. This week's list has some good young talent that you could be catching on the front end of a break out season.
Plenty of hitting emerging this month to provide your team with that needed shot in the arm. We have five star prospects finally delivering and injured veterans getting healthy. As temeperatures continue to heat up across the country, balls are flying out of the park. If you need help behind the plate, in the middle, corner or outfield, we have some talent certain to improve your club.
Consider yourself lucky or blessed if you are sitting there and still have your original closers and third basemen. It may be overstating the obvious but I have never seen a demise of closers to the likes we have already seen in 2012. Even the most durable relief pitcher of all time, Mariano Rivera wasn’t safe from the fray. So this weeks Waiver Flavor is focusing on repairing your relief pitching with side dishes of corner infield help and starters who are set up for a good stretch.
The amount of injuries across MLB has been nothing short of ridiculous so far this year. It seems as though players are getting soft and missing gobs of time due to blisters and the flu. This is creating some very interesting situations in fantasy baseball leagues. Check your league standings and I will all but guarantee you that the healthiest team(s) are on top. With this knowledge it’s now important to not only look for the best skills when searching for waiver wire pickups but also for durability. Getting the most games played out of your club is so important yet underrated in fantasy baseball. So, with this in mind let’s look at some players who are out on the waiver wire who can help you rack up numbers game in and game out.
The first two weeks of the MLB season has already brought about a great number of surprises. Aside from the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian Wilson and Michael Pineda we’ve been disappointed by superstars such as Jose Bautista, Tim Lincecum and even Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t have a HR yet. So, let’s take a look at some players who are likely available on your leagues waiver wire and see who would be the best fit to help your struggling players.