Waiver Wire is our weekly look at players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. We’ll be here all season to let you know which players to watch, who to ignore, and most importantly, who to pick up. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Baseball Forum.
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Rubby De La Rosa
As we all have heard Dustin is a big fan of this guy but it is for good reason. He has a great fastball with some other nasty stuff but he is young and has control issues. With that said if you are in a deeper league or looking for starting pitching De La Rosa is a great speculative add because he is one or two more good starts away from being picked up in a ton of leagues. (scare Namejko as he has a bet with Dustin that De La Rose will not be owned in 75% of leagues by year’s end) (about 10% owned)
The Mets have traded K-Rod so it is now between Parnell and Isringhausen for the closer gig. Since Parnell has been getting the holds it seems logically that he will get the save chances. If you are looking for saves at all, grab Parnell. (about 30% owned)
Bell has not traded but it is looming, we would be surprised if he does not get dealt before the deadline so if Mike Adams is available grab him. Even if you don’t need saves it is a wise move to pick him up. On the season he has a 1.29 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and is getting a K per inning. Once he takes the closer roles he will have huge value. (about 40% owned)
As stated in the Bobby Parnell write-up K-Rod is gone so the Mets need a closer. Now Parnell is the leader in the clubhouse but Isringhausen does have a chance to sneak into the role. If you are dying for saves and Parnell is already taken plan B should be Isringhausen. (about 15% owned)
14 Ks in his last 7.2 innings, that is what Chapman has done and he is slowly moving back into our good graces after loving him before the season started. Cordero has blown three save chances in a row so he has to be on a short chain at this point. Even if Chapman does not get the closer job he is still a good pick-up in ROTO leagues that are worried about hitting their innings pitched limit. He will get a ton of Ks while not burning too many innings. (about 45% owned)
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Valencia is having a great July hitting .349 with 11 RBIs thus far. If you are looking for help at corner infield or specifically third base you could do a ton worse than Valenica. (about 30% owned)
The Yankees might be the only team in the majors where Nunez would not be an everyday starter since he is behind the new Mr. 3,000 and A-Rod but Rodriguez has hit the DL and will be out 4 to 6 weeks so he is back in the line-up. Nunez will get you a decent average, good speed, and even a little pop. (about 10% owned)
Bonifacio is on fire in the month of July. He has 8 bags and is hitting .447 for the month. Now we don’t expect this to continue but you might as well grab him and ride out this hot streak if you need help at third or short. (about 15% owned)
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