Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Tag Yorvit (Week 12)
Stats as of 6/23: .225 Average. 2 HR. 9 RBI. 12 Runs. 1 SB. (Was Part-Time Catcher)
Chances are, you missed out on Salvador Perez by now (If you did not, add him.) Even though I have been hyping him up for about a month. The Wilin Rosario Train is long gone as well. So that leaves you with, Yorvit Tolleraba. Now that Mitch Moreland is out 4-6 Weeks, Tolleraba will be the everyday catcher for the best offense in the AL while Mike Napoli slides into 1B. Yorvit is not the greatest hitter, but he will have enough RBI opportunities where that .240ish average should give you way more than the normal back stop who does not do much such as Rod Barajas. He can easily be better than A.J. Ellis during this span, and he is worth an add in all 2 catcher leagues.
Stats as of 6/23: .239 Average. 2 HR. 4 RBI. 12 Runs. (Was on DL)
A lot of owners were really hurt with the loss of Troy Tulowitzki. Losing your 1st round pick is never an easy thing to bounce back from, but luckily there is a small glimpse of hope. Jonathan Herrera is a fantasy utility player who could be a spark plug on a lot of rosters for the next two months. He has some speed, he has some power. Look at him as a Roger Bernandina type that plays around the infield. Since coming off the DL he has started back-to-back games, and that is good news as he has always had 10 HR-10 SB potential. It is a short-term waiver wire add. But it is a good short-term add until something better comes up. If you are rolling with a player in the caliber of Clint Barmes, this is a good upgrade. You can never have enough Rockies.
Stats as of 6/23: 1.35 ERA. (1-0 Record). 1.50 WHIP. 6 Ks in 6.2 INN.
Oswalt did enough in his first start to be Must-Own in all leagues. Unless your pitching staff has zero flaws, you must add Roy Oswalt to your fantasy roster now if you want a potential 10 game winner from here on out. He looked sharp in his first start allowing only 1 ER in 6.2 INN in a ball park where the balls usually fly out quicker than a nude beach. Oswalt will get ELITE run support all season long, as well as better than average strikeout numbers. Add him now.
Stats as of 6/23: 4.27 ERA. (5-5 Record). 1.25 WHIP. 83 Ks in 90.2 INN.
Gee has had QS’s in his last 7 appearances. He nearly had a CG shutout before falling apart in the 8th INN against Baltimore. The good thing about Gee, is it is only going to get easier in his next start when he takes on a weak Chicago Cubs in Chicago. Gee should look great in that start and will be added in a lot of leagues after that one. You have the chance to jump the gun on his 56% owned in CBS Leagues, before that number spikes to 76%.
Stats as of 6/23: 1.53 ERA. (2-1 Record). 1.02 WHIP. 20 Ks in 35.1 INN.
IF you are looking for the next Felipe Paulino, this may be your man. He has been ELITE all season long as a starter and a reliever with a 1.528 ERA. He does not get a lot of K’s, but he pitches well and the White Sox should give him decent run support more often than not. His start on Sunday against the Brewers is not an easy one, and then he faces the Yankees. If Quintana is able to look good/decent in those starts, he has a good future ahead in the weak AL Central.
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