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Waiver Wire Week 11

Max Stassi, C, LAA (CBS: 22% rostered): Max Stassi entered June with one homer and a .241 BA. At the end of play on June 12, he has a total of four homers and is sporting a .345 BA. He has been on a tear, to say the least, fueled by a 13-for-29 streak. Get him while the getting is good!

Bobby Bradley, 1B, CLE (CBS: 15% rostered): The Indians finally tired of the lack of production from Jake Bauers, trading him to the Mariners and opening a spot forh Bradley. There is no doubting that Bradley can hit the ball a long way. The question is how often he will make contact and in fact hit the ball a long way.

Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (CBS: 46% rostered): Who would have thought Joey Votto would find his way to a Waiver Wire Article, but alas at a 46% rostered level he qualifies. He missed a full month with a fractured left thumb but with two homers and seven RBI in his past three games looks ready to make up for lost ground.

Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG (CBS: 29% rostered): The good news is that Belt has slugged eight homers, driven in 21 runs, and has a solid .348 OBP. The bad news is that he has already missed time with a strained oblique. He will continue to be an asset in deeper formats, especially Leagues using OBP, if he can find a way to stay on the field.  

Dylan Moore, 2B/OF, SEA (CBS: 42% rostered): Just as Moore was beginning to heat up back in mid-May, he wound up on the 10-day IL with a calf strain and missed just over three weeks. He was activated Saturday and promptly went 2-for-4 with a two-run bomb and chipped in with a stolen base for good measure. It’s time to give Moore a second look.  

Jahmai Jones, 2B, BAL (CBS: 2% rostered): Jones got off to a slow start followed by a stint on the IL with an oblique injury in May, but when the calendar rolled over into June it has been a different story. He returned from the oblique injury on June 4 and since then has safely hit in seven consecutive games going 9-for-24 with two homers, nine RBI, and a pair of stolen bases. It won’t be long before the Orioles are making the call to Triple-A Norfolk and we see Jones sliding into the slot currently shared by Stevie Wilkerson and Pat Valaika.

Paul DeJong, SS, STL (CBS: 47% rostered): Even with the fractured rib that cost him a month of playing time, DeJong still his eight homers on the year, and is well on pace for another 25-to-30 home run type season. If you are looking for solid power in your middle-infield slot with a middling BA, give DeJong a look as he will fit that bill to a “T”.

Daz Cameron, OF, DET (CBS: 3% rostered): There is no doubting the power/speed potential, but the ability to consistently put bat to ball has always been in question. This year we saw a noticeable drop in the strikeout rate at Triple-A, where he assembled a career-best .384 OBP. Promising……very promising.

Tucker Davidson, SP, ATL (CBS: 45% rostered): He arrived in Atlanta without the fanfare of many of this year’s younger pitchers and thus far has shoved it. Davidson allowed three earned runs over six innings against the Mets in his debut and followed that up by blanking the Nats and Phillies in his past two outings. Huascar Ynoa won’t be returning until well into the second half, giving the 25-year-old southpaw ample time to carve out and solidify his spot in the Atlanta rotation.

Zach Davies, SP, CHC (CBS: 34% rostered): He still gives up too many free passes, but after a dreadful start to the year Davies has bounced back nicely. In his past seven starts dating back to May 7, he has allowed a total of nine earned runs, lowering his ERA from 8.22 to 4.45. We need #5/6 type starters in our game and Davies should fill that role rather nicely moving forward.

Ross Stripling, SP/RP, TOR (CBS: 13% rostered): Just when it looked like Stripling was heading to the bullpen, he has reeled off 3-of-4 solid starts. The fourth looked worse than it was, as the bullpen did him no favors. The Jays and our Fantasy squads need all the starting pitching we can muster.

Tony Santillan, SP, CIN (CBS: 8% rostered): Santillan was enjoying a strong campaign at Triple-A Louisville with 45 strikeouts in 32 1/3 IP, and a great 2.51 ERA. Sonny Gray is only expected to miss a couple of turns in the rotation, but nonetheless, it will provide us Dynasty players an opportunity to take a good look at a future member of the Reds rotation.

Sam Long, SP, SFG (CBS: 14% rostered): Long has gone from being out of baseball in 2018 to starting for the Giants three years later. What a great story! The 25-year-old southpaw struck out seven and allowed only one hit and one run over four innings in his debut. He is heading into a two-start week at home against Arizona and Philly, a favorable matchup that simply shouldn’t be ignored.

Patrick Sandoval, SP, LAA (CBS: 6% rostered): Sandoval started the season working out of the bullpen and produced very shaky results before moving into the rotation on May 17. Since then, he has four starts under his belt in which he has allowed a total of only six earned runs. Facing a steady diet of Ranger and Mariner bats, two rather inept offenses, will not hurt his cause.

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