Pennant races begin to heat up, and many clubs are still looking for an addition. The waiver trade deadline is August 31, and we’ve put together a list of waiver wire players that should be in your MLB lineups. Play MLB fantasy on the new Fantasy Alarm.
Luis Perdomo, P, Padres: Perdomo has brought his era down substantially and has been able to sink the ball well enough to raise his ground balls consistently.
Ben Gamel, OF, Mariners: Gamel is a legitimate stolen threat and has the potential for double-digit home run power.
Rhys Hoskins, 1B, Phillies: An up and coming prospect, Hoskins hit .333 with 7 homers in Triple-A. Last season, he mashed 38 homers in Double-A and was able to cut down on his strikeout rate.
Ryan Schimpf, 2B, Padres: Comparable to Dan Uggla, Schimpf is a natural doubles hitter with home run pop. He is a risk but possesses high up-side.
Eddie Butler, P, Cubs: Glad to be out of Coors field, Butler’s main down-side is his low strike out rate. However, he is sure to pick up many wins simply because he’s on one of the best teams in baseball.
Jed Lowrie, 2B, Athletics: Lowrie is a solid contact hitter who will likely hit around a dozen homers, and walk at a high rate.
Hansel Robles, P, Mets: Robles has a mid-90’s mph fastball and potential closer stuff.
Kenny Vargas, 1B/ DH, Twins: Vargas has 25-30 home run potential that comes with a high strike out rate.
Jose Urena, P, Marlins: The hard throwing right hander has legitimate started stuff but needs to continue to master all of his pitches to remain in the rotation.
Jorge Soler, OF, Royals: Soler is a big time power threat if he can find a way to put it together.