FANTASY BASEBALL 2015:
Mr. Holland’s Waiver Wire
(MAKE THE PLAYOFFS EDITION)
BEAST DOME NATION.
THE TIME IS NOW. Nothing up to this point of the season matters, as long as you make the playoffs. The players listed in this article will not only help you make the playoffs in Fantasy Baseball, they can make your wallets a little thicker in Daily Fantasy as well.
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PITCHERS TO ADD OWNED IN LESS THAN 50% CBS LEAGUE
While many are worried about Derek Holland coming back from an arm injury after lasting only 1 Inning on opening day. This is not the first time Derek Holland has gone through a long stint on the Disabled list in his career. Last season Derek Holland did not pitch until September. His stats were BEAST to say the least.
This is going to be his 4th time coming off the DL late in the season. The Rangers are in the THICK of the playoff race and he struck out 8 batters in his last rehab start. The Rangers need Holland to be dominant, and so do you. Take a Flier on him, he will be a 2 start pitcher not this week, but next.
MATT GARZA(6 Wins. 4.82 ERA)
Garza struggled for a majority of the first half of the season giving up 10+ hits a game like it was his job. Second half of the season has been a nice turnaround as he has given up 2 ER or less in 3 of his last 5 starts. The strikeouts are starting to come back and the hit totals are starting to drop. If you want a chance to win $100K on DraftKings this Monday, Matt Garza is a good pitcher to roll with.
WILY PERALTA (3 Wins. 4.07 ERA)
Free Wily has been strong since coming off the DL. In his 4 starts, 3 of them have been BEAST as he hits over 97mph consistently on the radar gun. Despite the heat, the strikeout totals are very low. Regardless, he knows how to win games and that is just as important as any factor. Get him while he’s hot as he is one of the future guns of the MLB and will be in the league for a very long time.
IVAN NOVA (5 Wins. 3.47 ERA)
MIGUEL GONZALEZ (9 Wins. 4.42 ERA)
Miguel Gonzalez is as rock solid as it gets. The guy is consistent nearly every start, and with the way the Orioles and Chris Davis are swinging the bat, you should add Miggy on your team. He will not get the Strikeouts, but the ERA will always remain respectable and those win totals will start to rise.
HITTERS TO ADD OWNED IN LESS THAN 50% CBS LEAGUE
CHASE UTLEY (2B)
5 HR/30 RBI/.213 Average
Not only is Utley on FIRE. He is going to get traded to a contender, likely the Angels at any moment. Wherever he ends up, he will produce. Since coming off the DL Chase has not only had at least one hit in every game, he is stroking the ball hard. The batting average is on the rise and he will play at his peak if he plays for a team that is contending for something.
DELINO DESHIELDS (OF)
21 SB/53 Runs/.266 Average
How Deshields is owned in only 21% of Sportsline leagues is amazing. Delino not only has enough speed to be at 2nd base before you finish reading this sentence. He bats leadoff for one of the hottest teams in baseball. The Rangers will continue to score plenty of runs and Deshields will be part of it every night. The speed is amazing by itself and he will steal 30+ Bases before the season is over.
CARLOS BELTRAN (OF)
12 HR/40 RBI/.271 Average
Forget about the age, Carlos Beltran is smashing the ball and the time is NOW for a player like him. Beltran has been hurt off and on this season, but with the Yankees in the thick of the Playoff race, they will look at their former All-Star veteran to bring them to the promise land. There are not many more clutch hitters than Beltran, and that Yankee Stadium is more like a Softball stadium for lefties.
ODUBEL HERRERA (2B/OF)
6 HR/32 RBI/13 SB/.288 Average
Odubel is the future. If you had a Baseball season package, I had you on him a while ago. With Chase Utley likely to be traded soon, Herrera will only thrive more and more as the organization features him to the public. Right now he is batting 3rd everyday and has the speed to do big things, but most importantly some power as well. Very nice 2B option.
JED LOWRIE (3B/SS)
5 HR/17 RBI/.279 Average
Jed was struggling since coming off the DL, but he finally found his stroke this weekend against the Tigers. With his stroke going and the Astros ball park easy enough for a HS kid to hit Home Runs in. Jed offers some nice power upside at a position that is becoming more and more scarce. Hanley Ramirez has been out pretty much the entire 2nd half of the season and still leads all Shortstops in Home Runs.