Fantasy Baseball Weekly Waiver Wire Report – Week June 21st
On the way in Saturday night, Seattle turned to Torrens as the leading catch in three of their last four games. He responded with six hits in 13 bats with three races, two home races and four RBIs. His attraction and upside comes from a successful 2019 season at AA (.300 over 350 bats with 15 home runs and 62 RBI). Torrens fails in this week’s hot catch game in deep leagues.
That’s going to be where I fall into the stalker category in my support for Varsho in 2021. His bat has been on fire the last four games in juniors (10-for-21 with eight runs, five home runs and 13 RBI), and pushed his AAA CV to. 313 with 18 races, nine home races, 25 RBI and two steals over 80 bats. Diamondbacks are out of contention, so it makes sense for them to play their young upside players during the second half of the year.
Cleveland switched Bauers to the Mariners 10 days ago after a dismal start to the year (.190 over 100 bats with two home runs, six RBIs and 27 RBIs). The change of nature led to a seven-hit steak (11-for-28 with five races, one home run and three RBIs). Bauers showed the most upside between AA and AAA in 2016 and 2017 (.269 with 158 runs, 27 home runs, 141 RBI and 30 stolen bases over 979 bats). Worth a bench flyer this week in deep leagues due to weakness in the free agent pool at first base.
The A’s gave Kemp the starting call in seven of his eight previous matches, which led to eight hits in 27 matches with 10 races, two home races and six RBI. His bat has been a resource for the past three weeks (.304 with 15 races, two home runs and 13 RBIs over 56 bats). Oakland moved him up in the batting order, adding value to his ability to score races. The key to playing Kemp is the return of his minor league stolen bases (144 over 2191 at-bats). His only playable value comes in deep leagues.
Over the last 10 days, Flores has a hit streak of eight games (8-for-23 with four races, one home race and four RBIs). His approach (18 trips and 22 strikes over 176 record appearances) ranks well while he owns more underlying power (82 home runs and 280 RBI over 1,975 at-bats) from 2015 to 2020. Flores should be in the lineup most nights until Evan Longoria arrives back from the injury.
For the first two and a half months, Gimenez has been a disappointment in the big (.179 over 78 bats with two home runs, five RBIs and four steals) and AAA (18-for-80 with one home run, four RBIs, and 18 strikers). His bat increased the pace during the last five competitions (7-for-22 with seven races, five home races, nine RBIs and one steal). Cleveland could call him this week if Jose Ramirez lands on the injury list with a foot injury.
Rangers continue to roll out sub-bats at third base. Their future at the position is Josh Jung, who missed the first six weeks of the minor league season with a foot problem. In his first three games at AA, Jung went 5-for-12 with a home run and four RBI. Currently he is only one player to follow.
The fantasy radar is now gliding over Ward after expanding its range to eight games (12-for-32 with six races, one home race and nine RBI). Since the Mike Trout injury, he hit. 268 with 23 races, seven home races and 27 RBI over 127 bats, which is more than worth playing value in 12 and 15 team formats.
An injury to Corey Dickerson led the Marlins to call Sanchez last week. His bat played well at AAA this year (.349 with nine home runs and 28 RBI over 129 bats). During his first 38 bats in majors, he has only three hits with two RBIs and a high number of strikes (17). There is an upside in Sanchez bats, but he needs to prove that he belongs in the major subjects. Currently only one week to week flies in deep leagues.
After losing Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta has not found the right player to sixteen his left field job. Waters played well from May 30 to June 10 at AAA (13-for-37 with five runs, three RBIs and three steals), but a thumb problem pushed him to the injury list with a thumb injury. He has a balanced set of skills with the potential to help beat the average. Water is a player to follow the next couple of weeks in deep formats.
Tampa may be forced to call Baz after the injury to Tyler Glasnow. During his first eight appearances between AA and AAA, he put out a 2.45 ERA with three rounds and 54 strikes over 36.2 innings. Baz brings a high 90s fastball with a slider. His arm is on the move, with impressive laps expected in the majors.
The Braves can turn to Muller to start on Monday after losing Tucker Davidson with a forearm problem. He has an under-par ERA (4.60) and WHIP (1.51) at AAA over seven starts, but Muller hit much better during his last 24.1 innings (2.59 ERA and 31 strikeouts). Just a risk / reward in deep formats.
St. Louis still needs to start pitching, giving the Liberatore a chance to get the next call from minors. During his four seasons on the farm, he has 2.96 ERA and 141 strikes over 142.2 innings. His season started with matches over his first four starts at AAA (5.48 ERA) before switching to the Olympic team. Liberatore beat much better in the last two starts (two races and 12 drivers over 10.1 laps with nine strikes.
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