Friday, May 8, 2009
The Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Week Six
Week six of the fantasy baseball season is here and so is my week six waiver wire.
Add Them Now:
Justin Upton OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
Upton is only available in 21% of CBS leagues meaning in most leagues you can't pick him up. But if your in the minority of leagues where he's a free agent pick him up now. Why pick him up though? Well he's hitting .294 with 15 RBI, six home runs, 25 hits and has two stolen bases and 10 walks, you've never hit the "pickup this player" button quicker.
Alberto Callaspo 2B, Kansas City Royals
Callaspo is seventh in the American League with a .359 batting average. Along with his awesome batting average he's got 33 hits, 16 runs scored, two home runs, 11 RBI, and gotten 10 walks. He'll really help your batting average so pick him up.
Drop Them Now:
Emilio Bonifacio 3B, Florida Marlins
The hot starter is now the cold hitter. Bonifacio is hitting .250 with 17 runs, 31 hits, one home run, six RBI, eight walks and six stolen bases. He's finally come back to being himself so drop him now.
Oliver Perez, SP, New York Mets
The bullpen was bad and now the disabled list is worse. He's 1-2 with 20 strikeouts, 21 walks, 28 hits allowed, a 9.97 ERA and a 2.26 WHIP. It's time to drop him but don't lose sight of him because when's he good he's one of the better pitchers for the Mets,
Monitor Their Status:
Matt LaPorta OF, Cleveland Indians
LaPorta got the call when Travis Hafner hit the disabled list but needs to get his act together before I endorse him. In four games so far he's hitting .158 and has two RBI, one home run, two hits, scored three runs and walked once. He's got the tools all he needs is to put it together.
Melky Cabrera, OF, New York Yankees
Cabrera's on fire right now with a .333 average, 14 runs, 23 hits, four home runs, 10 RBI, 10 walks and three stolen bases. My only hesitation is how much playing time he gets in a crowded Yankees outfield.