First of all, Happy Memorial Day weekend to all! A special thanks to all those who have served and our serving our country. Memorial Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out and support your local team, be it at the major or minor league level. I am taking the family to what I hope to be a preview of the "Beltway Series" as the Baltimore Orioles visit Nationals Park here in Washington. I had hoped to catch elite prospect Kevin Gausman, but he isn't pitching until Tuesday. We have a nice group of options for you this week, from Gausman to top hitting prospect Jurickson Profar.
After several weeks highlighted by elite prospects getting the call, things settling down a bit. The Jurickson Profar watch continues, while many are awaiting the return of Brett Anderson who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is expected to return this week! Five starting pitchers on the menu in this week's edition of Waiver Flavor, along with two middle infielders and an outfielder.Only six weeks remain in the regular season, make every move count!
I hope you were able to take advantage of Manny Machado's surprise call up last week and he is now safely on your roster. Obviously, it is now too late to get Machado, but you just happen to be in luck. Texas appears on the verge of calling up sensation Jurickson Profar, arguably an even bigger prospect that Machado. We have a pair of starting pitchers this week, two Colorado Rockies worthy of a look and the closer of the week.