Fantasy Baseball Waiver Tips: Outfield Substitutions
Garrett Cooper (MIA) FAAB Offer: 5-6% – I don’t know if I trust Cooper completely, but he’s been crushing the ball for two weeks. Since May 14e, he cuts .432 / .490 / .773 with eight more hits (three homers), eight runs scored and 11 RBIs. He’s got six multi-hit games and it looks like he’s locked in the heart of the Marlins’ roster, which doesn’t say much, but there’s no denying the numbers he’s released lately.
Avisaíl García (MIL) FAAB Bid: 5-6% – It’s hard to believe Avisaíl García is only 29 because it feels like he’s been around for a long time. The batting average isn’t great at just .248, but he’s been very powerful lately and he’s good for a few steals here and there. His career high is only ten, but there is a chance he will surpass that number in 2021. In May, Garcia cut .304 / .360 / .570 with six home runs and he was locked in the core. of the Brew Crew order. recently. If Tommy Pham is still available, I might prefer him to Garcia. I mentioned Pham a week ago and Greg Jewett included it in his last Streaks & Trends article, so his ownership is on the rise and Pham is showing some life.
Jurickson Profar (SD) FAAB offer: 4-5% – I’m talking about a lot of outside players, but Profar is eligible elsewhere as well. If you need power, you don’t need Profar. If you need flights and errands, this could be your guy. Profar’s stolen bases career is ten from 2018 with Texas, but he’s already nine in 2021 just two months into the season. Four of those swipes have taken place in the past two weeks so if he continues he is looking to get to second base and because of that he also has 27 points scored (ten since May 21st) so this is a great find on waivers in roto leagues.
Tyler O’Neill (STL) FAAB auction: 2-3% – Another guy you can go to for help on the pitch is O’Neill. He crashed all weekend to a home run pace in three straight games entering Sunday’s action. He raised his seasonal slugging percentage at .623. Since May 11e its SLG is .971, but it missed about ten days of action during that time, so the sample size is not as large as it looks. But since May 11e he has a total of six homers and four doubles. I wouldn’t say it needs to be added as it can calm down easily (which we’ve seen before) and it boasts a garish 33.1% shrink rate at just a 2.5% walk rate. He’s either a hero or a villain in points leagues, but lately he’s been playing the former.
Alek Manoah (TOR) FAAB Offer: 15-20% – I touched on Manoah in the last waiver thread post and I always have to mention him once again as he might still be floating around in your ten-team leagues. He looked great in his big league debut, there is no argument about that. Against an exhausted Yankees lineup, he struck out seven goals in six innings of work, scoring just two goals and two hits. As teams receive more videos about him and the sample size increases, they will be able to formulate a game plan against him. But he looked like a future ace when he started out and he’s probably not one of the top 60 pitchers right now, but if he puts up a few more solid outings he could definitely make it into the top 50 by the end of the season. season if it comes out.
Framber Valdez (HOU) FAAB bid: 6-7% – He only worked four innings in his debut, but what did you expect from a player returning from a broken finger? He threw 72 shots against the Padres and generated just four swing hits. He gave up on a solo home run, but against the Padres it could have been a lot worse. His next two starts are set to be against Boston, so Houston really threw him into the depths to start their year. We really have to keep patience with him given the clashes and the fact that he is coming back from injury.
Cody Poteet (MIA) FAAB auction: 2% – Poteet was eventually scored on his last start, but it was against the Red Sox and they are one of the best offenses in baseball. Fortunately for Poteet, he has a “lesser” return to competition in the coming weeks. He gets a road tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the upcoming scoring period followed by a home game against the Colorado Rockies. I will perfectly target him as a streamer for these matches. It doesn’t generate a ton of strikeouts, so you should stream it in the hopes it might pop out, limit the damage, and get a quality start or win.
I don’t want to sound like a broken record because I mentioned some of these guys ad nausea, but Rich Hill, James Kaprielian, Luis García, and Merrill kelly are guys that I mentioned at least once in the last week that I’m still looking to target. I won’t write them down in detail because I wanted to feature a few hot names without regurgitating previous players, but Hill has just started his career and is on a really good track, so he’s my favorite target of these four players, but they’re both. worth registering for the coming week. Even Garcia despite the questionable clashes against Boston and Toronto.
Daniel Hudson (WSH) FAAB Offer: 3% – Hudson is a great arm to grab waivers if you’re playing in a league of saves and holds. Saturday’s appearance was ugly. He allowed three earned runs and two walks in just 1.1 inning of work on Saturday. It’s just a bad start. He has eight takes since May 8e, and he’s got one out in all but one appearance of the season. His 11.64 K / 9 is still holding up and Brad Hand has gone through a rather difficult streak but seems to have won his bet. If he finds a way to get out of trouble, Hudson is clearly the next man in the Nats’ pen.
FAAB Lucas Sims Offer (CIN): 2% – I don’t feel good with The Sims objectively. The Reds’ survey pen has been a mess and the Sims are giving up a ton of walks. It could be argued that six of his 11 walks were in two different appearances, but I’ll just come back to my previous point that the Reds won’t be presented with an abundance of save scenarios. That said, the Sims got two saves last week. If you’re up to shoot someone it’s worth a look if you’re looking for stops. I don’t necessarily think it’s essential for what it’s worth.
Tejay Antone (CIN) FAAB Bid: 2% – We don’t have the best backup launch options this week, so I’m going to mention a guy from the previous posts. Sims teammate Tejay Antone is worth a look but for different reasons. Antone is a better entry if you need help with strikethrough totals / ratios. He’s good for the occasional save / hold, but the Reds like to give Antone more work when they bring him in. I’ve had it written at least twice before and look forward to the opportunity to jump from the bullpen into the rotation to start. It hasn’t happened yet, but I don’t let my blind optimism ruin my mood.