With Week 2 of the fantasy baseball season halfway over, here are some players to add to your team to finish out the week.
Depending on your fantasy baseball league’s settings, you are either in the middle of Week 2 or 3. Regardless, the point of this article will still matter to you. If you are behind in your head-to-head matchup or want to make up a few points in Roto, there are plenty of players for you to add off the waiver wire.
At this point in the season, the waiver wire is made up of players that aren’t getting enough playing time to be worth rostering or early struggling players that your league-mates don’t want to own anyore.
Though, there are a few players that have been on a good streak recently that need to be owned. Those are the players I will be focusing on in this piece. All four players listed are owned in less than 35 percent of ESPN leagues.
To have some variety, I listed an infielder, outfielder, starting pitcher and relief pitcher.
Fantasy Baseball 2019 Mid-Week Waiver Adds (April 10th): Christian Walker
Walker hit a home run in each of his first two games of the season. With the injury to Jake Lamb, Walker will have a starting job for the Diamondbacks for about six weeks.
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The Diamondbacks offense has been pretty solid to start the season. Arizona finishes a two-game series against the Rangers before welcoming the Padres for a four-game set. They then leave for a 10-game road trip.
Walker and the rest of the Diamondbacks have a nice schedule with good pitching matchups. Walker should continue his nice start to the season.
Fantasy Baseball 2019 Mid-Week Waiver Adds (April 10th): Clint Frazier
Injuries lead to opportunities. With 11 Yankees on the IL, there’s plenty of opportunities to be found in the Yankees lineup. After dealing with his own injury issues, Frazier is taking advantage of his playing time. He is hitting .360 with three home runs and nine RBIs.
With both Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton out of the Yankees outfield options, Frazier has a spot for the next couple of weeks. Even when Stanton returns, he will likely go back to his DH spot instead of the outfield.
The Yankees have a nine-game homestand coming up so Frazier and the rest of the lineup should be hitting some more home runs.
Fantasy Baseball 2019 Mid-Week Waiver Adds (April 10th): Max Fried
Fried made two relief appearances before making his first start of the season. He pitched six shutout innings with one hit and five strikeouts against the Cubs. Fried followed that up with another six-inning outing, allowing one unearned run on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts to the Rockies.
The Braves could get Mike Foltynewicz back into the rotation later in the week. Though, with his two starts, I don’t think Fried will lose his spot. He has a 0.00 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, nine strikeouts and three walks.
His next start is projected to be on April 14 at home against the Mets.
Fantasy Baseball 2019 Mid-Week Waiver Adds (April 10th): Yonny Chirinos
Chirinos has been one of the Rays best pitchers. He was one of the top “openers” in the league last year. In his first two games this year, he went seven and five innings respectively. That looks more like a starter than opener.
Though, we may not see him pitch that long for a while. “Chirinos isn’t scheduled to start at any point this week and will instead work in relief on a temporary basis,” Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports (h/t to CBS Sports).
That means Chirinos will go back to the bullpen for multi-inning outings. He still has value for his low ratio stats and strikeouts.
These players have taken advantage of opportunities. If they continue to play like they have been, their ownership percentages will climb. Might as well add them now before it’s too late.