Friday, April 24, 2009

The Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Week Four

Here is my week four waiver wire. Enjoy.

Add Them Now

John Baker, C, Florida Marlins

Baker is a quality catcher whom I have starting on two of my teams. So far in 39 at-bats, he has 12 hits, nine runs scored, nine RBI, one home run, five walks, and a .308 batting average. CBS calls him a No. 2 catcher but they're vastly underrating him. Pick him up now and make him your No. 1, especially you Ryan Doumit owners.

Nyjer Morgan, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

This is the second week in a row that I've advised you people to get him, and with good reason. He's tearing it up right now at the top of the Pirates lineup. Right now he has 21 hits in 65 at-bats, along with 10 runs, nine RBI, four walks, and six stolen bases amounting to a .323 average.

Drop Them Now

Lastings Milledge, OF, Washington Nationals

Milledge had four hits in 24 at-bats, scored one run, drove in one RBI, one walk, and one stolen base. He was hitting .167 before his demotion. If he gets called up, don't pick him up—just leave him on waivers.

Chien-Ming Wang, SP, New York Yankees

As we all know, "Wanger" has gotten off to an awful start and because of it, the Yankees will more than likely place him on the DL. After his latest start, he has a 0-3 record, 34.50 ERA, and has given up 23 hits and walked six—clearly not the best for fantasy purposes, or in real life for that matter. Drop him like he's burning your hands.

Monitor Their Status

Phil Hughes, SP, New York Yankees

He has no major league stats this season, but has the talent to be a major leaguer for 10-plus years. His pending call-up to fill in for Wang makes his value take a leap.

Jordan Zimmermann, SP, Washington Nationals

Zimmermann, aside from playing for the Nationals, has astounding talent. In one start he has 1-0 record, 3.00 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, three strikeouts, one walk, and six hits allowed. Zimmermann is a talent, but I'd like to see him make a couple more starts before I pull the trigger.

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