It's that time of the week again! Time to save your team by adding the latest and greatest from the waiver wire! Keep in mind, every ten games of the MLB season is equivalent to just one game in a NFL season. As we prepare to head into May, we are already seeing solid veterans that were dropped early on, finally finding their way. When it comes to veterans, especially hitters, they aren't going to hit .200 or .400 and you need to play the peaks and valleys. If you are trading, trade 'em while their hot and get 'em while their not!
I cannot remind myself enough to ride out the studs because it's a long way to October. This applies much more to hitting than pitching, but if you spend alot of money or a high draft pick on a proven stud, remember... it is still April! With that in mind, if you can improve your roster or add to categories where you need help, the best pickups of the season do in fact come in April. I have already found myself picking up a player I had dropped prematurely and hope it is the last time. Now on to this week's waiver tips!
The choices are clear this week. For those with priority or the biggest FAAB budgets, will it be hitting and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, or pitching and Arizona's Trevor Bauer? A fairly hearty list this week, which includes three possible sources for saves. This week's starters have been vetted, with at least two quality starts back to back, or have a track record of success.
The first two weeks of the MLB season has already brought about a great number of surprises. Aside from the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian Wilson and Michael Pineda we’ve been disappointed by superstars such as Jose Bautista, Tim Lincecum and even Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t have a HR yet. So, let’s take a look at some players who are likely available on your leagues waiver wire and see who would be the best fit to help your struggling players.