While pitching can be a crap shoot, hitting is something you can generally count on. When you have the opportunity to get a hitter that is capable of being productive and getting playing time, you need to take action.
As we head into June and the associated swoon for pretenders, plenty of solid pitching prospects are available across most leagues. When evaulating pitching I analyse four areas: Potential, Historical, Recent Performance and Strikeout/Walk ratio.
The amount of injuries across MLB has been nothing short of ridiculous so far this year. It seems as though players are getting soft and missing gobs of time due to blisters and the flu. This is creating some very interesting situations in fantasy baseball leagues. Check your league standings and I will all but guarantee you that the healthiest team(s) are on top. With this knowledge it’s now important to not only look for the best skills when searching for waiver wire pickups but also for durability. Getting the most games played out of your club is so important yet underrated in fantasy baseball. So, with this in mind let’s look at some players who are out on the waiver wire who can help you rack up numbers game in and game out.