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The Wire Troll: Brock Holt is a Fantasy Brock Star

June 21, 2015 | by Michael Seff | Comments Comments Off
Brock Holt keep racking up the hits for the Boston Red Sox.
Brock Holt is suddenly Mr. Everything for the BoSox. (Jobusrum.com)

As we continue to try to aide your Fantasy cause, here are some named that could help you through your rash of ailments and injuries. A look at this week’s Fantasy baseball waiver wire recommendations:

Brock Holt, OF/3B, Boston Red Sox (ESPN: 29 per cent owned; CBS: 49 per cent): In late-April we clued you in to the diminutive Holt, who has become something of a cult hero in Boston and affectionately earned the name “Brock Star.” He hit for the cycle (see video below) on Monday against Atlanta and, in addition to providing you solid on-base numbers, he can cover a lot of positions as well. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Holt on the mound at some point, either, given the plight of the Red Sox this season.

Kyle Schwarber, C, Chicago Cubs (ESPN: 25.9 per cent; CBS: 44 per cent): Schwarber may be headed back to the minors, but he’ll be back supplying his trademark power before you know it, so if you have room, keep him stashed.

Chris Parmelee, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles (ESPN: 13.5 per cent; CBS: 10 per cent): What a quick impact Parmelee has made in Baltimore, socking three home runs in his first two games. A player who opened eyes last year with a walk-off home run against Andrew Miller, Parmalee is more than capable of providing power to your lineup.

Williams Perez, SP, Atlanta Braves (ESPN: 16.6 per cent; CBS: 30 per cent): Perez has been outstanding in his early showing as a starter, and even picked up a save last week against the Mets. In three of his last four starts, he has not permitted an earned run while working at least six innings.

Taylor Jungmann, SP, Milwaukee Brewers (ESPN: 4.8 per cent; CBS: 8 per cent): The highly-touted Jungmann has won two of his first three starts for the struggling Brew Crew and will continue to get a long look in a rotation that may lose several members as the trade deadline approaches.

Dioner Navarro, C, Toronto Blue Jays (ESPN: 1.1 per cent; CBS: 6 per cent): Russell Martin still needs a breather every now and then, and Navarro even got a start at DH Saturday, so you know his bat is still valued to some degree by the Jays.

Ryan Flaherty, 2B, Baltimore Orioles (ESPN: 1.7 per cent; CBS: 2 per cent): Flaherty has enjoyed a solid June while flashing occasional pop and will continue to get the bulk of the playing time at second base until Jonathan Schoop returns from the DL.

Jordy Mercer, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates (ESPN: 2.5 per cent; CBS: 6 per cent): Mercer is generally a light hitter, but has come around somewhat of late and could be a viable stop-gap solution.

Robbie Ray, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN: 17.8 per cent; CBS: 18 per cent): Ray had posted two scoreless starts in his last three outings prior to a rough game Saturday, and the southpaw is worth a look.

Others to Consider

Jace Peterson, 2B, Atlanta Braves (ESPN: 46.9 per cent; CBS: 49 per cent): Just over a month ago, we recommended Peterson, yet the Padres’ supplemental first rounder from 2011 is still available in over half the leagues out there. He has major potential as a basestealer, even if he’s struggling in that regard this year.

Khris Davis, OF, Milwaukee Brewers (ESPN: 8.1 per cent; CBS: 29 per cent): Davis is making nice progress in his recovery from knee surgery. Despite the power he’s flashed so far in the bigs, he continues to fly under the radar, making him an excellent second half sleeper.

Stephen Drew, 2B, New York Yankees (ESPN: 4.6; CBS: 9 per cent): The 15th overall pick from 2004 has really struggled offensively this year, but is suddenly showing life with three straight two-hit games, including Sunday, when he enjoyed his third multi-homer game — this month.

Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below who your favourite Fantasy baseball waiver wire pick of the week is.

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2014 Relief Pitcher Rankings

April 15, 2014 | by Josh Johnson | Comments Comments Off
While it’s true that he is human and will occasionally turn a situation sticky, he remains perfect in save chances early on this year. Okay, so if you want to call his ERA rising two-tenths of a run last year alarming, go ahead. You’re probably also a germaphobe. There aren’t many hurlers that can blow hitters away with such ease as Kimbrel can. Let’s see… 900 hitters have now faced him since he arrived in the majors and he’s struck out 392 of them (44 per cent). What do you think? Kimbrel has been the clear No. 1 on this list for a couple of years now and considering how tough it is to take him yard, we don’t see him going anywhere as long as he’s healthy.
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2014 RotoRob MLB Draft Kit: Second Base Rankings

February 16, 2014 | by RotoRob | Comments (11)
Kipnis was one of the main reasons why the Indians went from AL Central basement dwellers to finishing a game behind the Tigers for the division title. The 26-year-old quietly had a good year, showing the ability to hit for average and power, drive in some runs, get on base at a good clip, and steal 30 bags. Some owners might find Kipnis to be a better bang for their buck than Cano as you won’t need to use a first round pick on him. As Kipnis enters his fourth big league season, he could be sitting on a breakout year. His ability to steal bases and his power potential make him one of the elite keystone corner dudes in the game. If Kipnis is able to hit over 20 long balls this year, and it’s very possible, come next year, we could see him at the top of this list.
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Atlanta Braves Keep Rolling

August 5, 2013 | by RotoRob | Comments (1)
As if the Atlanta Braves aren’t hot enough right now, having won 10 straight games to leave the NL East in the dust and inch closer towards the top seed in the NL, they’ve gotten some good news about their injured flyhawks this weekend.
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Dan Uggla’s Incredible Shrinking BA

August 3, 2013 | by RotoRob | Comments Comments Off
After a simply horrific start to the season, Uggla seemed to be getting his act together for a couple of months, but despite enjoying his best power month in July, the rest of his numbers took a powder. So far in August (1-for-7) things have not changed.
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