Fantasy Baseball - Waiver Wire (Week 4)
We’re closing in on the midway point of the fantasy baseball and MLB season. Most teams have played over 20 games thus far of this 60-game season. Each week, Nate with We Know Fantasy will present at least five must add players for the upcoming week of fantasy baseball. To qualify for this series, players must be owned in less than 40-percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues.
Last week, the hitters we suggested went off. Our three hitters combined for 21 RBIs, seven homeruns, and 11 runs scored. That’s impressive. Jesus Aguilar only hit one out but managed nine RBIs. Niko Goodrun had a pretty solid week where he sent two homeruns out for four RBIs and runs scored. Doninic Smith was seeing the ball well as he hit four homeruns in the last seven days. This came with eight RBIs and six runs scored. He did this while hitting .357 on the week. Our pitchers didn’t fare too well. Mahle was slated to start two games but his second start of the week was postponed.
Week 3 Results
Tyler Mahle, SP, Cincinnati Reds - 3.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 K
Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Miami Marlins - 7/24, 9 RBI, 1 HR, 1 R
Niko Goodrun, 1B/2B/SS/OF, Detroit Tigers - 6/27, 4 RBI, 2 HR, 4 R
Dominic Smith, 1B/OF, New York Mets - 10/28, 8 RBI, 4 HR, 6 R
Alex Cobb, SP, Baltimore Orioles - 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 K
Week 4 Suggestions
Alec Bohm, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies - Owned in 21% of Yahoo and 21.7% of ESPN leagues
Alec Bohm blasted a double in his major league debut against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. He’s since to have add two RBIs, two singles and another double. He’s already proven to be an advanced hitter. He’s forced his way into being the Phillies’ everyday third baseman despite the team having a pretty full and producing infield. The Phillies also will play more games than almost every other team moving forward due to their week long absence from playing the Covid riddled Miami Marlines to open the season. Bohm will only get better as the season progresses. Don’t miss out.
Dylan Carlson, OF, St. Louis Cardinals - Owned in 43% of Yahoo and 34.1% of ESPN leagues
I know Carlson is owned in more than 40-percent of Yahoo leagues but is not in ESPN leagues and deserves to be talked about. Alec Bohm is not the only top prospect worth noting in this article. Carlson has now played two games with the Cardinals, where he’s hit a double and a single. Like the Phillies, the Cardinals have played less games than most teams. They actually have played the lease thus far. Therefore, Carlson will have more chances to improve and more games than any other player on your roster (that isn’t a Cardinal) to contribute to your fantasy team.
Zach Eflin, SP, Philadelphia Phillies - Owned in 13% of Yahoo and 8.3% of ESPN leagues
Not to bombard you with Phillies, but Eflin needs to be owned in more leagues. He has a two start week ahead of him, against the Red Sox and Braves. In his first outing of the season he did not allow a single run to the then, one loss New York Yankees, through six innings. He allowed four runs in his second start of the season to the red hot Baltimore Orioles. He did allow four runs in his last start but he did reach double digit strikeouts with 10. The Phillies recently swept the Mets, so the momentum is in their favor. Eflin is a great add this week.
Nick Solak, 2B/3B/OF, Texas Rangers - Owned in 33% of Yahoo and 29.9% of ESPN leagues
Solak is one of the hottest names in fantasy baseball right now. He hit .429 over the past week, adding seven singles, four doubles, one homerun, four RBIs and even managed to swipe a bag. These stats cannot be ignored. If you’ve been following this series you know I love multiple positional eligible players and Solak is just that, at least in Yahoo leagues. He’s also been in the Rangers lineup every game thus far this season, that can’t be ignored.
Jordan Montgomery, SP, New York Yankees - Owned in 22% of Yahoo and 36.2% of ESPN leagues
Outside of his outing against the Phillies where he allowed five earned in four innings, Montgomery has pitched well for the Yankees. In his other two starts he recorded the win while going at least 5.2 innings in each. He’s not a high strikeout pitcher, but does get outs. He has two games this week against the Red Sox and Mets. The Mets looked lost in their recent series with the Phillies. Expect the 27-year-old Montgomery to better himself with each start moving forward.