Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Wishlist (Week 6)
Jack Suwinski, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates – HOIST THE COLORS! Has this guy been good or what? Captain Jack came out of nowhere, just like the Pirates! If he's not owned in your league, now might be a good time to add. He is 8/19 with 3 runs, 1 HR, 7 RBIs and 5 SB over the last week. For the season he is now up to .297 AVG, 10 R, 6 HR, 18 RBI and 5 SB. That will play. In my opinion, he's a must add. If nothing else, ride that wave. Oh, and then there’s this:
Carlos Estevez, RP, Los Angeles Angels – I will admit, after his spring training, I was out on him. He has been amazing lately and only 55-percentg rostered. Over his past five appearances, through 5.2 innings, he has three saves with five Ks and zero ER. For the season, he has a 1.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 9.95 K/9. He was sharing that closing role with Jose Quijada but with Estevez’s strong showings and Quijada’s struggles, I’m confident in saying that the Angels closer job belongs solely to Estevez.
Isaac Paredes, 1B/2B/3B, Tampa Bay Rays – This is what you get with Paredes, a lot of ebss and flows. First base has been a mess this year. If you need first base help, look no further than Paredes. Over his past three games, he has gone 7/14 with 1 HR and 7 RBI. Don’t expect much from him in terms of average but he gives you power, which is what you want from your first baseman. Batting in the heart of that Tampa Bay lineup and qualifying at 1B, 2B and 3B – you can’t ask for much more. Just be patient as he will go through cold streaks, but when he’s hot, he is HOT!
Brent Rooker, OF, Oakland Athletics – This just feels odd writing this because I’m recommending an Oakland Athletic as a potential add. The team is terrible but there are some bright spots on their team – one of them being Brent Rooker. Over the last two weeks, Rooker is 13/37 (.351 AVG,) with 4 homeruns, 9 RBI, 7 runs scored, .510 OBP, .730 SLG and 1.240 OPS. With OF being another scarce position in fantasy, what’s not to like here? Oh yeah, he plays for the Athletics. Turn the other cheek on that and continue to ride this wave! Only 60-percent rostered, the talented outfielder needs to be added in most leagues. If you need some advanced metrics on him:
Eduardo Rodriguez, SP, Detroit Tigers – Another good player on a bad team, I am recommending you add Eduardo Rodriguez. We’ve seen fantasy relevant production from the southpaw in his tenure with the Boston Red Sox. Riddled by injuries since coming over to Detroit, his recent production has been a breath of fresh air. Over the last month, throwing 31.1 innings, Rodriguez is 2-1 with 25 strikeouts to 5 walks and only 6 earned runs (1.72 ERA.) Yes – there will be some starts the Tigers give him little to no run production to put him in line for the win but I’m buying in all leagues which he is available.