We have been scouring the waiver wires of late and there are some really intriguing options available. We tend to look for not too obvious options, as we feel this is truly how you get the edge in your leagues. Below is a list of guys you may not be looking for but guys you should most certainly find.
Michael Brantley - While Brantley has shown absolutely no power thus far he has contributed in all other areas. He has 25 runs, 21 RBIs to go along with his 9 steals. He is currently riding a 9 game hit streak so grab him while he is hot.
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Justin Smoak - While Smoak is currently batting in the .220s he has been a nice source of power in the recent weeks. He has 3 bombs in his last 6 to go with 9 RBIs.
Anthony Rizzo - PROSPECT WATCH.... Rizzo was the darling of Fantasy circles around this time last year when the mega prospect was on the verge of a call up. What a difference a year makes. He bombed out in San Diego last season and was traded to the Cubs. Well what do we know Rizzo is absolutely tearing the cover off the ball in Triple A and on the verge of another call up. Worth a risk if you need help at First Base.
James Russell - With Rafeal Dolis banished to the minor leagues Russell stands as the best option to step into the Closer's job at Wrigley. He already notched his first save this week and could be in line for more.
Tom Wilhelmsen - Another Closer in the wings. Wihlelmsen has the best skill set of the Mariner relievers in line to take Brandon League's closer's job.
Kyle Kendrick - Coming off of 9 inning shutout of the Cardinals was word that Roy Halladay is out 6 to 8 weeks with a shoulder strain. Kendrick stands to stay in the rotation for the foreseeable future. While he would continue to deal zeros on the board he could be serviceable going forward.
Hector Noesi - Not only did the Yankees give up Jesus Montero in the Pineda trade they also lost Noesi, who is coming off two straight 8 inning outings. While his ERA and win totals are nothing to write home about currently he is progressing nicely.