Derek Law (SF, RP, 18% owned)
I fought the Law and the Law won? Melancon is supposed to be back shortly, but we’ve seen a very liberal definition of shortly? He’s the guy in the ninth until Melancon returns.
Justin Wilson (DET, RP, 60% owned)
Finally, KRod is demoted.
Felipe Rivero (PIT, RP, 14% owned)
The Pirates aren’t going anywhere quick and Watson has to be moved at some point. Rivero
Keon Broxton (MIL, OF, 61% owned)
Has turned it around rather nicely in May after a horrible start to the season. However, he’s still doing it on the back of a .421 BABIP and a 37% strikeout rate, so just know…it’s not going to last.
Eddie Butler (CHC, SP, 7% owned)
Started Friday night against the Cards and pitched six shutout innings. The once top prospect gets a new life with the Cubs and it should end better than things did in Colorado.
Jose Berrios (MIN, SP, 44% owned)
Made his 2017 debut on Saturday and crushed it. He’ll surely be owned in more than 44% of leagues come Monday.
Justin Smoak (TOR, 1B, 11% owned)
Where there’s smoak, there’s fire?
Steve Pearce (TOR, 1B/OF, 7% owned)
Four homers and nine RBI in May. Until the walking wounded start returning, Pearce better keep on hitting.
Wandy Peralta (CIN, RP, 1% owned)
Being the only southpaw in that bullpen and his current level of success bodes well for his chances to provide value. Must own in Holds and Deeper formats.
Jeff Hoffman (COL, SP, 8% owned)
What’s with the Rox starting pitching? Quite the week for them and doing it without Gray. 5 1/3 IP, six hits, two walks, eight strikeouts, three earned runs and the win in his debut Thursday night against the Dodgers.
Colby Rasmus (TB, OF, 5% owned)
Miss the entire month of May while getting that surgically repaired hip into shape. It worked as he’s now gone 8-for 20 with three homers and 8 RBI in his past five games. Colby is hitting all the cheese tossed his way.
Junior Guerra (MIL, SP, 42% owned)
He’s scheduled to head out on a rehab assignment next week and could provide some respite for those labouring under the constant stream of starters hitting the DL. The 2.81 ERA he posted in 2016 shouldn’t be forgotten.
Ben Gamel (SEA, OF, 18% owned)
We mentioned Ben Gamel in our Week 5 Waiver Wire. Was nobody listening? He’s now gone 14-for-35 in the month of May with one homer, 8 RBI, and 11 runs scored. Go get him!
Addison Reed (NYM, RP, 59% owned)
In shocking news, Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with blood clots in his shoulder and pending further tests, could be lost for an extended period. Reed filled in more than adequately in April and moves back into the closer role.
Five on the Farm to consider
Amed Rosario (NYM, SS/3B, 25% owned)
Asdrubal Cabrera is injured but the Mets say…NO, they will not promote Amed Rosario. That kind of fits as the Mets season is imploding in front of all to see. Look, Rosario has been red hot in Triple-A and given how offense oriented Las Vegas is, there’s nothing left to prove there. We still believe he gets the call. Maybe not this week, but soon. Now is the time to pick him up.
Brent Honeywell (TAM, RHP, 17% owned)
At the beginning of the season, I thought there was little chance that Brent Honeywell would see the major leagues in 2017. However, he’s pitched extremely well and now finds himself in Triple-A with an 6,5:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Look for him after the magic Super-2 date sometime in mid-June.
Tyler Beede (SF, RHP, 11% owned)
With Madison Bumgarner out until the All Star break, the Giants need rotation help and I think Tyler Beede. Jump on him now while he’s cheap.
Roman Quinn (PHI, OF, 5% owned)
I saw Roman Quinn last week and was reminded of his 80-grade speed and elite defense. I can’t help but think he sees the majors sometime in May or early June which will send Odubel Herrera to left and free up center field for Quinn.
Rhys Hoskins (PHI, 1B, 13% owned)
With Tommy Joseph proving that he’s a below-average option at first base, the Phillies might turn to Rhys Hoskins in the second half. He’s a big dude with plus raw power that has gotten off to a very good start in Triple-A.