While it's often a good idea to let the team you drafted settle in, it's never too early to churn the back end of the roster and make some waiver wire additions for your fantasy baseball team. It could be due to injuries or adding better players to the team available on the wire. Here are some players that could be additions to make the team better.



Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Hitters

Jose Siri, OF, Tampa Bay Rays (5% – Yahoo, 2.4% – ESPN)

Siri is one of the fastest players in baseball and with stolen bases and success rate already way up with the new rules, more stolen bases will be needed. Siri already has one home run and one stolen bases in the first three games and will get a lot of playing time. He could be a 15-25 player.

Mitch Garver, C/UTIL, Texas Rangers (10% – Yahoo, 2% – ESPN)

Garver isn't catcher eligible in all leagues. He is catcher eligible on Yahoo, but in some leagues he can only be used as utility for now. Garver has a lot of power, hitting 31 home runs in 2019 and had 23 home runs over 122 games the last two seasons despite a lot of injuries. Garver has one start at DH and another at catcher has two home runs in his first seven at-bats.

Brice Turang, SS, Milwaukee Brewers (8% – Yahoo, 1.8% – ESPN)

Turang is starting at second base, but is only eligible at shortstop for now. Turang is off to a great start and can help with stolen bases. He has swiped two bags in the first four games and is 5-for-10 with five runs, one double, one home run and five RBIs with three walks and one strikeout. 

Elehuris Montero, 3B, Colorado Rockies (11% – Yahoo, 3.9% – ESPN)

There was some concern that the signing of Mike Moustakas would hurt the playing time for Montero and it hasn't. Montero started the first four games at third base coming off a spring hitting .306/.358/.581 with five home runs in 67 at-bats. While Montero has struck out eight times, he is batting .250 with a home run and two RBIs and has yet to play a game in Colorado, which is most appealing about offensive players on Colorado.

Joey Weimer, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (9% – Yahoo, 2.3% – ESPN)

Wiemer was called up from the minors with Luis Urias on the injured list. Strikeouts were a concern in the minors with a 30.2% strikeout rate in 374 plate appearances at Double-A last season, but improved at Triple-A with a 19.5% strikeout rate in 174 plate appearances. Between both stops last season, Weimer had 21 home runs and 31 stolen bases in 127 games.

Alec Burleson, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (1% – Yahoo, .6% – ESPN)

Lars Nootbaar was placed on the injured list with a thumb injury, opening more playing time for Burleson, who has been hitting second when in the lineup.

Trevor Larnach, OF, Minnesota Twins (6% – Yahoo, 1.3% – ESPN)

The Twins have multiple players on the injured list, putting Larnach into every day playing time. More appealing, he's been hitting fourth in the lineup and is off to a good start. He is 7-for-16 (.438) with one home run and five RBIs.

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pitchers

Zach Eflin, SP, Tampa Bay Rays, (40% – Yahoo, 17.8% – ESPN)

Health has been the major obstacle for Eflin in his career. When a pitcher goes to Tampa Bay, it peaks interest and Eflin was good in his first start. It was a favorable matchup against the Tigers and Eflin got the win, going five innings and allowing three hits, one run, one walk and struck out five.

Tylor Megill, SP, New York Mets (14% – Yahoo, 3% – ESPN)

Megill got a chance to be in the starting rotation with the injury to Justin Verlander. Megill was solid in his first start of the season, going five innings and allowing six hits, two runs, two walks and struck out seven against the Marlins. Megill gets the Marlins again in New York this week.

Will Smith, RP, Texas Rangers (20% – Yahoo, 1.5% ESPN)

Jose Leclerc was expected to be the closer for the Rangers. When the first save opportunity popped up, Smith was asked to get the final three outs and he succeeded. In a one-run game against the Phillies on Sunday, Smith retired Edmundo Sosa, Bryson Stott and Darick Hall on 15 pitches; 12 for strikes. Leclerc was available considering he didn't pitch the previous two days. Smith has experience as a closer and pitched for manager Bruce Bochy in San Francisco. Smith might not be the closer, but if you need saves, add him.

A.J. Puk, RP, Miami Marlins (30% – Yahoo, 6.2% – ESPN)

Puk got the first save opportunity for the Marlins, although it could be a committee. Still, Puk has the ability to close and struck out two while allowing a run in converting his first save. Puk was good last season for the A's with a 3.12 ERA and 27%-strikeout rate with four saves. 

Mike Clevinger, SP, Chicago White Sox (25% – Yahoo, 7.9% – ESPN)

Clevinger had a tough assignment in his first game of the season against the Astros and pitched well. He went five scoreless innings and allowed three hits, three walks and struck out eight in the win. He didn't allow an extra-base hit, but he also hit two batters. Clevinger gets a favorable matchup in Pittsburgh for his next start.


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