Week 11

Clay Buckholz is on our waiver wire.  Do you remember when he was good?  Let me remind you – 2013 when he was 28 with the Red Sox.  He went 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 108.1 innings.  Could we be looking at that version of Buchholz or the guy since then?  We are not sure, but he deserves to be owned and now is the time to grab him.

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Kyle Barraclough, RP, MIA (CBS: 29% owned): It has been coming for a while, but Donny Baseball finally made the move to replace Brad Ziegler in the ninth inning. If Barraclough can keep the walks down, or at least to a dull roar, his odds of taking the job and running with it in Miami are very good.

Clay Buchholz, SP, ARZ (CBS: 14% owned): He opted out of his deal with the Royals on May 1, signed on with the injury-depleted Diamondbacks on May 4, and now has allowed one earned run in three consecutive starts. The flexor tendon surgery in April 2017 looks to be a success. Next up is the Giants. I’m betting on the successful run continuing.

Dylan Cozens, OF, PHI (CBS: 4% owned): The power is very real, as evident by the ten homers in 168 at-bats at Triple-A. The strikeouts are equally real with 75. Cozens definitely has the potential to provide you with a temporary boost in the power department, until the return of Rhys Hoskins, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Nathan Eovaldi, SP, TB (CBS: 28% owned): The last time, before this past Wednesday, Eovaldi toed the rubber was in August of 2016. It has been a long journey, but worth the wait as he announced his return by tossing six innings of no-hit ball with only one free pass and four strikeouts against the A’s. He’s heading into free agency in 2019, so a move to a contender could be right around the corner and will only boost his value.

Johnny Field, OF, TB (CBS: 4% owned): In his past four games Field has hit two homers and stolen a couple of bases. In an outfield depleted due to injury, that should guarantee him full-time at-bats for the short-term.

Robert Gsellman, RP, NYM (CBS: 14% owned): Since Week Six when we first brought Gsellman to your attention, there has been one rather large change in the Mets bullpen. A.J. Ramos is now on the 10-day DL dealing with right rotator cuff tendinitis. Gsellman now appears to be the next-in-line for saves guy for the Mets, and as such should have your attention.

Frankie Montas, SP, OAK (CBS: 17% owned): Two starts, two success stories. He’s always had the stuff to be a solid MLB starter, he simply couldn’t find the strike zone consistently to make it work. In his two starts since returning he has allowed only two walks. Let’s hope this trend continues.

Mike Montgomery, RP, CHC (CBS: 9% owned): The Triple-A option in replacing Yu Darvish while he is on the mend isn’t going to happen. Instead, the Cubs will look to Mike Montgomery to pick up the slack and in his past two starts, he has done exactly that.

Kendrys Morales, DH, TOR (CBS: 11% owned): Yeah, he’s still sporting a .202 BA with only four homers, but over the past week he has been better. Are the footsteps he’s hearing getting louder?

Yairo Munoz, SS/3B,  STL (CBS: 8% owned): In his past seven games Munoz has gone 9-for-25 with a pair of homers. If you’re looking for middle-infield help for the next month or so, until the return of Paul DeJong, look no further than the 23-year-old Munoz.

John Ryan MurphyJohn Ryan Murphy, C, ARZ (CBS: 8% owned): JR is now up to eight homers in only 79 at-bats. He’s the Murphy you want to own in 2018.

Joe Panik, 2B, SFG (CBS: 28% owned): Since returning from the torn ligament in his left thumb, Panik has been inserted at the top-of-the-order for the Giants and has responded in fine form with two hits in each of his first two outings. He’ll score runs and hit for average. Anything over and above that level of production should be considered a bonus.

Joc Pederson, OF, LAD (CBS:  20% owned): Pederson had a big game Saturday night, going 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and four runs scored. The Cody Bellinger in centerfield experiment could be drawing to a close.

Ronny Rodriguez, SS, Detroit (CBS: 1% owned): Anyone that has reviewed the production of Dixon Machado fully understands why the Tigers have promoted Ronny Rodriguez.

Austin Romine, NYY (CBS: 2% owned): He’s coming off of a May in which he went 11-for-24 with three homers and nine RBI.  In his one outing in June, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Yes, the at-bats are limited, but in two-catcher Leagues, he’s doing something that a lot of catchers aren’t. He’s not hurting you.

Nick Williams, OF, PHI (CBS: 13% owned): The broken jaw suffered by Rhys Hoskins, has created an opportunity for increased playing time in the Philadelphia outfield and Williams has responded by finally showing some life. He has a way to go, but two homers in his past seven games is a solid start.

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